Top Cairns Cruises

Reef Magic Marine World Barrier Reef Full Day Cruise

$239

Exciting Great Barrier Reef tour with informative commentary and snorkeling

Reef Magic Marine World Barrier Reef Full Day Cruise

Departure Details

  • Departure Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Boards 08:00
  • Departs 09:00
  • Returns 17:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Gourmet lunch and beverages
  • Informative commentary
  • Non-swimming activities & fish feeding
  • Use of all snorkelling equipments

Big Cat Cairns Reef Half Day Tours (Morning)

$99

Half day island cruise aboard a glass bottom boat to see the colourful reefs

Big Cat Cairns Reef Half Day Tours (Morning)

Departure Details

  • Departure Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns
  • Boards 08:15
  • Departs 09:00
  • Returns 13:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • Half day Reef Island cruise
  • See the spectacular underwater reefs
  • 2hr 15min on Green Island
  • Glass Bottom Boat or Snorkel Hire
  • 3 optional extras to choose from

Evolution Super Yacht Full Day Barrier Reef Cruise

$198

Outer barrier reef tour onboard the luxurious super yacht ‘Evolution’.

Evolution Super Yacht Full Day Barrier Reef Cruise

Departure Details

  • Departure Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Boards 07:30
  • Departs 08:00
  • Returns 16:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 5+ hours on the outer barrier reef
  • Cruise on 35m Super-yacht, 'Evolution'
  • All snorkeling gear is included
  • BBQ buffet lunch
  • Free glass of wine

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

$240

Snorkeling tour at the Great Barrier Reef on board a classic yacht with experts

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

Departure Details

  • Departure Marlin Marina, E Finger
  • Boards 06:30
  • Departs 07:00
  • Returns 18:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • Full day Snorkel and Dive tour
  • Choice of two reef locations
  • Professional team on board
  • Wetsuits and tanks provided on board
  • BYO beer and wine

Great Barrier Reef & Green Island Tour

$235

Exclusive Great Barrier Reef Tour with island exploration, snorkel and more

Great Barrier Reef & Green Island Tour

Departure Details

  • Departure Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina
  • Boards 07:45
  • Departs 08:00
  • Returns 17:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • Full day Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Morning tea & lunch included
  • Complimentary snorkel tours
  • Reef talk by marine interpreter
  • Snorkel equipment included

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About Cairns

Cairns is located near the top of Queensland’s east coast and is an exclusive gateway to two of the natural wonders of the world – The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. Mountains, beaches, tidal wetlands, lakes, mangroves, estuaries and coastal plains are all part of Cairns’ unique topography.

From a sleepy little town, Cairns has grown into a tropical playground with an infectious holiday vibe. With access to the most exclusive reef destinations, Cairns is now a renowned haven for sailing, snorkelling and diving. The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is an interesting destination to learn more about the indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Places of Interest
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Cape Tribulation, Queensland
  • Palm Cove, Queensland
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Fitzroy Island

Attractions
  • Green Island Tours
  • Daintree Rainforest Tours
  • Reef Trips Port Douglas
  • Cairns Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
  • Chillagoe Cave Tours
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruises (Michaelmas Cay)

Transport
Cairns is easily accessible by car or cheap flights, making it a popular destination for tourists and domestic holidaymakers. The airport is about 7km north of Central Cairns. Many accommodation houses offer courtesy pick-ups. Sun Palm meets all incoming flights and runs a shuttle bus to the CBD.

It’s fairly easy to get around Cairns as surfaces are mostly flat and everything in the city is closely knit. Cairns has a full range of transport options for all budgets. The Sunbus runs regular services in and around Cairns from Lake Street Transit Centre, where schedules are posted. You can rent a bicycle or a scooter and check out places at your leisure or Black & White Taxis can be hired, depending on your requirement.

Environment
The beautiful region of Cairns, where the rainforest meets the reef, is endowed with warm, balmy weather and the perfect laid-back holiday atmosphere. It’s quite the tropical paradise, but has its fair share of modernity and urban conveniences.

The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Cairns, is one of the world’s most diverse coral reef ecosystems. This includes sea floor habitats, continental islands, coral cays, beaches, headlands and estuaries.

The intricate architecture of this large maze of colourful reefs makes the perfect home for a large number of unique marine plants and animals, some that have been around since pre-historic times.

The Australian Great Barrier Reef Marine Park instituted to protect the reef and its ecosystem, is one of the best managed and protected marine systems in the world.

Demographics
Cairns has a population of about 145,374 as per the 2011 census data of which 9.3 per cent is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People population and 11.2 per cent speak a language other than English at home. This region is truly multicultural and has one of the oldest surviving indigenous Australian communities in the world – the Kuku Yalanji.

Cairns is among to the top 10 fastest growing towns in Queensland and has seen a giant urban sprawl in the last five years with a lot of suburban sugarcane fields making way for housing estates.