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M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Destination: 2 Outer Barrier Reef Locations
Duration: Day Cruise

Departs: Cairns Daily 8.30am
Returns: Cairns 5:00pm

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M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • M/V Evolution - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
The Cruise

The MV Evolution departs Cairns daily and offers a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise vessel with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. This brand new, large, luxury catamaran provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive protected Reef locations. Your day tour will include a delicious BBQ Lunch including a selection of prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas. Your vessel’s professional, friendly and attentive staff will ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

Outer reef locations are selected for their variety and bottom contours in order to provide the best experience for complete beginners and experienced snorkelers or divers of all ages. The vessel’s staff keep a constant watch over the snorkel and dive sites making sure all passengers can enjoy an amazing experience of the Great Barrier Reef in perfect safety.

For the complete beginner your will be offered one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkeling techniques, a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) and free Snorkel Guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes.

Snorkel supervisors are all experienced Dive Masters who are happy to provide you with  in-depth briefings and tips on snorkelling, safety procedures and site orientation which offers you a great way to find all the 'cool stuff'.

Introductory Diving (no experience necessary) is available on-board and allows participants to try Scuba Diving without any previous training or experience! If you have never dived before and want to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world why not try an Introductory Dive with one of the vessel’s friendly and professional Dive Instructors?  Participants will need to successfully pass a Dive Medical Questionairre as some pre existing  medical conditions can preclude one from safely diving. 

Certified Divers are offered two exclusive locations with plenty of time between dives for snorkeling and relaxation. Certified Divers can enjoy up to three dives on two different outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef.

There is also an option to take a semi-submersible submarine tour (additional cost). From the comfort of the vessel’s brand new semi-submersible  the ‘Sub-Explorer', you will able to view  spectacular coral formations and the masses of brilliantly coloured fish without getting wet. A full Great Barrier Reef commentary and fish feeding is provided on the tour.

Scenic Helicopter Flights and Transfers are offered from the vessel’s exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef. Participants can experience a spectacular scenic flights over stunning reef locations or fly home in style while taking in the amazing aqua blue colors and expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

The vessel offers 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations, locations are chosen each day based on weather conditions and water clarity so as to ensure the best experience for all activities.  This tour is suitable to all ages and experience levels and represents great value for money!

After completing your day on the Great Barrier Reef, kick back and relax on deck as the crew entertain you on the trip home, with music, fun and laughter as well as being served a complimentary glass of wine and cheese, fruit platter! 

Includes
  • Five hours of Snorkelling & Diving included in your day
  • 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • BBQ lunch including fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas
  • Refreshements including tea, coffee & biscuits
  • Professional dedicated & attentive crew
  • Free guided snorkelling tours
  • Free scuba diving lesson so you can try it first
  • State of the art snorkel & dive equipment & flotation devices
  • Optional Semi Submersible Submarine Tour 
  • Optional Helicopter Tours
  • Large air conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • Musical entertainment onboard
  • High crew to guest ratio
Rates - Snorkelling - Valid 01 April 2021 to 30 June 2021
  • Adult AU$165.00 + $20.00  per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge
  • Child (aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$75.00 + $20.00  per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 - 16 years) AU$405.00 + $20.00  per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge

Please Note: Children aged under 4 years of age travel Free of Charge

Important Booking Notes On making a reservation please include in Comments Box if any Optional Activities are required e.g. Introductory Diving, Certified Diving as well as indicating the number of required dives, pre booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours etc  and any other requirements that you may have regarding your tour.

Please Note: M.V. Evolution is operating over the following days: 

From the 01st of April to the 25th of June: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday each week 
From the 26th of June 2021 to the 11th of July (School Holidays) the vessel will operate daily
Snorkelling + 1 Certified Dive or Introductory Dive Package  - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 30 June 2021
  • AU$215.00 + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge

Important Booking Notes  On making a reservation please include in Comments Box if any Optional Activities are required e.g. Introductory Diving, Certified Diving as well as indicating the number of required dives, pre booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours etc  and any other requirements that you may have regarding your tour.

Rates - Snorkelling - Valid 01 Jul 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Adult AU$175.00 + $20.00  per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge
  • Child (aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$95.00 + $20.00  per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 - 16 years) AU$445.00 + $20.00  per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge

Please Note: Children aged under 4 years of age travel Free of Charge

Important Booking Notes On making a reservation please indicate in the Booking Form's Comments Box if any Optional  Diving Activities are required e.g. Introductory Diving or Certified Diving -  indicating the type and number of required dives for each participant.

Please also advise if any other activities or extras are required, e.g. Scenic Helicopter Flights, Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tours, Optional Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City or Cairns Northern Beaches.

Snorkelling + 1 Certified Dive or Introductory Dive Package - Valid 01 Jul 2021 to 31st of Mar 2022 
  • Snorkelling + 1 Certified or 1 Introductory Dive AU$225.00 + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Port Charge

Important Booking Notes  On making a reservation please indicate in the Booking Form's Comments Box if any Optional  Diving Activities are required e.g. Introductory Diving or Certified Diving -  indicating the type and number of required dives for each participant.

Please also advise if any other activities or extras are required, e.g. Scenic Helicopter Flights, Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tours, Optional Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City or Cairns Northern Beaches.
Certified Diving - Optional Extra Valid 01st of April 2021 to 30th of June 2021
  • 1st Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$50.00 ** Must be Pre Booked
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$30.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$20.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$10.00 Per Dive

Valid 01st of July 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 1st Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$50.00 ** Must be Pre Booked
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$30.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$20.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$20.00 Per Dive

Important Information for Diving & Snorkelling Each diver is required by Queensland Government regulation to complete a statutory medical declaration form before partaking in any in-water activities. It is also recommended that the diver does not fly within 24 hours of the last dive. Please be aware that snorkelling may be a strenuous activity, any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkelling. Buoyancy vests are available on board the vessels.
Introductory Diving - Optional Extra Valid 01st of April 2021 to 30 June 2021 
  • 1st Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$50.00 ** Must be Pre Booked 
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$35.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$25.00

Valid 01st of July 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 1st Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$50.00 ** Must be Pre Booked
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$35.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$25.00

Important Information for Diving & Snorkelling Each diver is required by Queensland Government regulation to complete a statutory medical declaration form before partaking in any in-water activities. It is also recommended that the diver does not fly within 24 hours of the last dive. Please be aware that snorkelling may be a strenuous activity, any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkelling. Buoyancy vests are available on board the vessels.10 Minute Scenic Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Flight Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight - AU$199.00 per person
Return Coach Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Cairns City Coach Transfers (return) AU$18.00 per person
  • Cairns Northern Beaches & Outer City Coach Transfers (return) AU$25.00 per person
Optional Extras  - Book & Pay Onboard Evolution (as required) Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022 
  • Guided Dives AU$10.00 per dive
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour AU$25.00
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire from AU$55.00
  • Wetsuit Hire for Snorkellers & Introductory Divers AU$10.00
  • Lycra Snorkel Suits Included Free of Charge
Gold Class Experience - Valid 01st of April 2020 to 18th of September 2020The exclusive GOLD CLASS will give you the private sanctuary away from others making your experience a more memorable way to be on the Great Barrier Reef. As a GOLD CLASS member for the day, you will receive exclusive use of the personal lounge accommodating up to 8 guests.

Inclusions
  • A marine Concierge with personal snorkelling tuition and tips for how to best enjoy your day - specifically dedicated to be on call to you for the day
  • Personalised Pick Up & Drop Off from Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches accomodation
  • Personalised Marine Biologist Experience
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch Buffet served inside the GOLD CLASS lounge
  • Large TV screen & saloon sound quality audio
  • Comfortable lounge seating
  • Mini bar / Wine fridge
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Semi Sub Tours
  • Prescription Masks
  • Lycra Suits & Wetsuits

Gold Class Experience Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 1- 2 Passengers - AU$799.00 per couple
  • Additional Guests - AU$250.00 per person

Get High Packages - Full Day Reef Trip with MV Evolution + 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter FlightGet High Packages (5 hours on the reef) – Your trip begins with a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef aboard the MV Evolution. Here you'll spend the day exploring two spectacular reef destinations with plenty of free time to enjoy lunch and water activities such as guided snorkeling tours with an option to upgrade to diving.

Your Get High Package includes a stunning 10 Minute Reef Scenic Flight over the Great Barrier Reef!

Your Get High Package offers you the option to do an included Introductory Dive or Certified Dive, or alternately if you do not wish to dive, you can book the package as 'Snorkelling Only' at a reduced rate.

Return back into Cairns onboard MV Evolution at the end of a fun filled day at approximately 4.30pm!

Departs: Cairns approximately 8.30am Returns: Cairns approximately 4.30pm

Get High Package Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022 
  • Get High Package with Certified or Introductory Dive – Adult - Full Day  AU$368.00 per person (Choice of included  Introductory  or  Certified Dive) + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax, Port Chage & Fuel Levy
  • Get High Package Snorkelling – Adult - Full Day  AU$300.00 per person (Snorkelling Only) + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax, Port Chage & Fuel Levy
  • Get High Package Snorkelling – Child (3 - 16 years of age) - Full Day  AU$240.00 per person (Snorkelling Only) + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax, Port Chage & Fuel Levy

Infants aged under 3 years of age can travel Free Of Charge for Helicopter Tours 


Fly & Cruise - Half Day Trip to MV Evolution (includes 2 Hours on the Reef)Take to the air on a spectacular scenic flight viewing Cairns and the rainforest covered mountains before flying over four amazing reef locations. This unforgettable flight concludes by landing at our exclusive Helicopter pontoon at North Hastings Reef to board the MV Evolution. Here you’ll spend the afternoon enjoying swimming and snorkelling with up to 1 & 1/2 hours free time on the reef. 

Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experienced diver, is also available.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Cairns with a complimentary glass of wine, cheese and live entertainment.  Half day tour includes BBQ Buffet Lunch, all Snorkelling Equimpent and Guided Snorkelling Tour and the option to do a Semi Submersible Submarine Tour 

Airport check-in: 12:15pm
Arrives: Cairns approximately: 4:30pm

Fly & Cruise Package Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Fly / Cruise - Half Day - With Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City & Northern Accommodation AU$399.00 per person  + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax, Port Chage & Fuel Levy

Infants aged under 3 years of age can travel Free Of Charge for Helicopter Tours sitting on a parent's lap with extendable lap sash belt

Important Booking Notes: When booking your Fly & Cruise Outer Barrier Reef Tour, please indicate if any Optional Activities or Optional Coach Transfers are required in the 'Comments Box' of the Booking Form. E.g. Certified Diving or Introductory Diving or Pre Booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours. 

Please advise of all participant's estimated individual weights in the Booking Form's 'Comments Box' as passenger weights must be advised prior to travel as a condition of carriage.

Cruise & Fly - Full Day Helicopter Trip with MV Evolution (includes 5 Hours on the Reef)Cruise / Fly (5 hours on the reef) – Your trip begins with a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef aboard Osprey V. Here you'll spend the day exploring two spectacular reef destinations. Enjoy lunch and water activities such as swimming and snorkeling and semi-submersible coral viewing tour (optional extra) .

Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experienced diver, is also available at an additional cost.

The day concludes with an awesome scenic flight over five reef locations before arriving back in Cairns. Includes full day cruise, 2 Outer Barrier Reef Locations for up to 5 hours free time on the reef, BBQ Buffet Lunch, all Snorkelling Equimpent and Guided Snorkelling Tours and the option to do a Semi Submersible Submarine Tour (at additional cost).

Departs: Cairns approximately 8.30am (check-in 7.30am) Returns: Cairns approximately 3.30pm

Fly & Cruise Package Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Cruise & Fly - Full Day - Half Day - With Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City & Northern Accommodation AU$429.00 per person  + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax, Port Chage & Fuel Levy

Infants aged under 3 years of age can travel Free Of Charge for Helicopter Tours 

Important Booking Notes: When booking your Fly & Cruise Outer Barrier Reef Tour, please indicate if any Optional Activities or Optional Return Coach Transfers from accommodation are required in the 'Comments Box' of the Booking Form. E.g. Certified Diving or Introductory Diving or Pre Booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours, pick up from Cairns City or Northern Beaches accommodation.

Please advise of all participant's estimated individual weights in the Booking Form's 'Comments Box' as passenger weights must be advised prior to travel as a condition of carriage.

Fly & Fly - Fly Both Ways By Helicopter Trip with MV Evolution (includes 2 Hours on the Reef)Fly / Fly (1 & 1/2 hours on the reef) – Your trip begins with a flight at midday out to the Great Barrier Reef to join up with MV Evolution. Here you'll spend the 1 & 1/2 hours to snorkel on the Outer Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided snorkel tour with the vessel's friendly crew, or soak up the sun and salt air on the Evolution's expansive deck areas. 

You day concludes with another awesome scenic flight over five reef locations before arriving back in Cairns.

Your package includes a half day cruise tour with BBQ Lunch, all Snorkelling Equipment and Guided Snorkelling Tour  

This tour is perfect for those who would like to see the reef from above and below and allows participants to do away with boat travel altogether!

Departs: Cairns approximately 12.00pm Returns: Cairns approximately 3.30pm

Fly & Fly Package Rates  - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Fly & Fly – Full Day - With Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City & Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$695.00 per person  + $20.00 per person Government Reef Tax, Port Chage & Fuel Levy

Infants aged under 3 years of age can travel Free Of Charge for Helicopter Tours 

Important Booking Notes: When booking your Fly & Cruise Outer Barrier Reef Tour, please indicate if any Optional Activities are required in the 'Comments Box' of the Booking Form. E.g. Certified Diving or Introductory Diving or Pre Booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours. Please also advise us of any special dietary considerations are required.

Please advise of all participant's estimated individual weights in the Booking Form's 'Comments Box' as passenger weights must be advised prior to travel as a condition of carriage.
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