1D Great Barrier Reef Adventure

1 Spence St, Cairns City, QLD 4870, Australia
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The Great Barrier Reef is not one continuous reef but made up of over 2900 reefs and 900 islands. It is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. So large in fact that it is visible from the moon! The Great Barrier Reef first began to grow about 18 million years ago. Since this time, various geological events such as Ice Ages and low seawater levels have interrupted reef growth. The reefs we see today have grown on top of older reef platfor... Read More

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Tour Duration
1d

Provided by

Great Adventures

Description

The Great Barrier Reef is not one continuous reef but made up of over 2900 reefs and 900 islands. It is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. So large in fact that it is visible from the moon! The Great Barrier Reef first began to grow about 18 million years ago. Since this time, various geological events such as Ice Ages and low seawater levels have interrupted reef growth. The reefs we see today have grown on top of older reef platforms during the last 8000 years.

Important Information

Operating days

Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun

Departure point

Please check-in at the Great Adventures counters inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street in Cairns) 1 hour before your departure time.

Inclusions

Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns Morning tea cake selection Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform Snorkelling equipment Use of buoyancy vests & lycra/stinger suits Reef education presentation Hot and cold buffet lunch Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour Underwater Observatory Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese, and biscuits on the return journey

Highlights

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef Relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch Semi submersible coral reef viewing tour Visit the underwater observatory

Itinerary

From 09:30: Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass. 10:10: Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding. For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. 10:30: Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform via Green Island. 11:20: Cake selection served on forward journey. During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors. Snorkelling demonstration by crew. 12:30: Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform Reef activities commence Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised. Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform. Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing. Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised. 13:00-14:30: Hot and cold buffet lunch is served. Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views! Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform. 15:30: A blast on the ship’s horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure. 15:40: A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. The crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel. 15:45: Departure to Cairns via Green Island. Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on the homeward journey. 17:30: Arrive at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

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mobile

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until 3 days before your travel date

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