Great Barrier Reef Tours Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage site home to over 5000 kinds of aquatic organisms.

The Great Barrier Reef is possibly the world’s greatest natural wonder.  The GBR  is the only natural wonder viewable from space.

The Great Barrier Reef runs 1,600 miles (2,600 km) along Australia’s northeastern coast and covers about 133,000 square kilometres (344,000 sq km).

Ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

  • Scenic flights,
  • Underwater on scuba diving trips,
  • On top of the water on a snorkelling tour.
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Underwater observatories and semi-submersible tours

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park protects the reef, and there are various public access spots, ranging from island stays on the reef to boating excursions from the mainland.

The Great Barrier Reef is probably best seen and experienced through the lens of an underwater mask. Snorkelling and scuba diving allow you to get up close and personal with some of the most colourful fish, coral, and marine life.

An up-close and personal interaction with marine life through snorkelling or scuba diving is a guaranteed fantastic experience.

Stay on the Great Barrier Reef

“Liveaboards,” which are floating hotels, also allow tourists to interact with the reef.  Local-owned and operated Reef Encounter leads the field, providing personalised, friendly tours and daily departures.

Visitors can choose from boat or cruise experiences, including single-day journeys, prolonged stays, and different boat sizes. Several hotels on some reef islands provide direct access to your underwater adventures.

Whether you stay, what type of boat you use, or how long your trip is, you must find time to snorkel or scuba dive to have the best experience possible.

Scenic flights

A helicopter trip is a fantastic way to see the Great Barrier Reef from above and appreciate its vastness and extent. The sun will shine through the shallow seas in numerous spots, illuminating the reef below. Flying over the reef allows you to enjoy the magnificence of nature wonderfully.

There are also scenic flights offering stunning views from fixed-wing aircraft.  Everyone gets a window seat for the best views on a 30-minute scenic flight.

The Great Barrier Reef is a must-see sight for all visitors to Australia and Australians.   The vibrant city of Cairns serves as a starting point for cruises to the inner and outer reefs, with our Great Barrier Reef Tours departing daily from Marlin Marina.

Whether you want to snorkel, scuba dive, or sit back and admire the colourful coral gardens from a glass-bottom boat, we have Great Barrier Reef tours for visitors to explore this fantastic world beneath the water.

Visitors can visit one of the stunning Great Barrier Reef cays, a reef platform or a floating hotel. There are attractive opportunities to ensure that all visitors have a fantastic experience.

Our speciality is taking people to the Great Barrier Reef who have little or no swimming ability, and our crew swims for them.  Our personalised services make us the best on the Great Barrier Reef.

Not everyone wants to get their hair wet, and we have a fantastic selection of reef tours to suit.

We look forward to sharing this Wonder of the World with you.