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When it comes to crabbing tours in Cairns, you just can’t beat Catcha Crab! On a Catcha Crab tour you will get up close and personal with an abundant array of wildlife in the splendour of Trinity Inlet, including fresh mud crab and fishing.
Wander the exterior decks to enjoy the fresh sea breezes and panoramic views of this coastal port city. Taking you from the marina, the Spirit of Cairns lunch cruise heads deep into the heart of Trinity Inlet with its winding tributaries and Admiralty Island. Our Cairns lunch cruise menu changes regularly, to take advantage of the freshest, local produce. It caters to vegetarians and has a range of gluten free items as well.
A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise aboard our sailing catamaran Enjoy a fantastic evening of calm water cruising with entertainment, delicious 3 course meal and fabulous views. Starting at Marlin Marina, Spirit of Cairns takes you on a journey deep into the interior of Trinity Inlet and its winding tributaries.
The Ferry cruise to Fitzroy Island by fast catamaran takes only 45 minutes, keeping to the calm waters of the coastline and passing spectacular scenery.
The beach hire hut has a range of snorkeling gear hire, plus they can book you on the glass bottom boat tour. From here you can also hire a paddle ski and explore Welcome Bay, or try the fun of the Ocean Trampoline.
Green Island, a Marine National Park is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the beauty of Green Island’s unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches with a full day reef tour departing from Cairns.
Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater coral reefs and abundant marine life in our semi submarine or glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the beach. A variety of packages are available including 1/2 day and full day options.
With a choice of three departures from Cairns, the green island eco adventure is perfect for a full day or half day experience.
Snorkel among beautiful corals and see the colourful tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world. Relax on the huge sun deck, go on a glass bottom boat tour (optional extra) or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.
Scuba Diving is available as an optional extra for all levels of experience. Compass offers something for everyone and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, even those with limited swimming ability.
Departing daily to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, we visit 2 different dive locations. With registered moorings at Milln, Briggs, Moore, Elford, Sudbury, Channel and Thetford Reefs, our experienced teams select the best locations guaranteeing you the best visibility and conditions available on any given day.
Our Outer Great Barrier Reef sites are chosen for their abundance of hard and soft corals, amazing marine life, their diversity, splendour and visibility.
Maximum of 20 people
Sail to the picturesque Upolu Reef on our charming catamaran for a relaxing yet fun filled sailing trip. Avoid the crowds, experience the Great Barrier Reef the way nature intended. No other operater in this category can offer you this superb personalised service with only a maximum of 20 people.
ReefQuest is a new luxury vessel and is fully equipped with modern state of the art facilities. Our passengers are provided with unrivalled comfort as we visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs. These reefs are on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef approximately 70km offshore. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life!
Experience a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef when you set sail to picturesque Michaelmas Cay aboard the beautiful 32m sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit. Snorkel, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef and observe the island sanctuary birdlife.
Indigenous rangers recount the Dreamtime stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay and Yirriganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem.
Your day on the Great Barrier Reef has 5 hours split between two unique sites showcasing a large variety of colourful corals & marine life. Snorkel and dive over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams, and plate corals are home to clown fish, angel fish and bat fish.
Reef Magic Cruises depart directly from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran, making its way to the Marine World activity pontoon.
Catering for all kinds of visitors, Marine World provides snorkelling, scuba diving, helicopter flights and more. For those who just want to stay dry, there’s our spacious sundeck and underwater viewing deck or glass bottom boat options.
Join us for the day and experience the magic for yourself.
With cruises departing daily, our state-of-the art Moore Reef Marine Base is perfectly positioned and fully equipped so that any age or ability can fully experience the magic of the reef with its abundance of colourful coral, fascinating fish, turtles & more.
With 4 HOURS REEF TIME to explore this underwater wonderland, there’s plenty of time to take advantage of all of our free inclusions. The kids (or big kids!) will love the Sunlover Sunslide – the only theme park water slide on the reef.
Dive & Snorkel Outer Reef Trip
Departing daily from Cairns, Silverswift is ready to whisk you away to three spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef sites for an exhilarating day of diving and snorkelling adventures.
Ocean Free ... not just a reef trip, it's an experience!! Green Island's protected waters are the perfect location to discover the reef snorkelling and scuba diving. Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island. You may even want to try your first ever scuba dive, or for the certified diver, enjoy being guided by our qualified instructors. Max 25 guests
Upolu Cay is a naturally formed coral cay situated 30 kilometres from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and is the perfect location with protected, shallow waters from which to explore the reef snorkelling & scuba diving. Ocean Freedom cruises you to Upolu Cay in an hour, offering you a full 6 hours on the reef and visits 2 great and unique destinations - The crystal clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and “Wonder Wall” on the outer edge of Upolu Reef.
Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with the experts! With more than 30 years experience, a choice of 16 outer reef locations, modern comfortable vessels, and a friendly professional team to look after you, you are in for an exceptional Great Barrier Reef adventure with Tusa Dive.
Tusa cateri to swimmers, snorkellers, introductory divers and certified scuba divers of all experience levels.
You'll be only one of a handful of dive enthusiasts aboard one of Tusa's large comfortable dive vessel.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of this world heritage natural wonder when you cruise to a spacious reef activity platform on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. There’s activities for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. Snorkel and dive amongst the coral gardens and myriad of colourful marine life, or stay dry and discover the reef in the underwater observatory or from the air-conditioned semi-submersible.
The complete reef and island experience in one day! Enjoy two hours on tropical Green Island with its unique reef and rainforest environment followed by a day of adventure and discovery at Great Adventures' spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef
We maintain 16 exclusive dive sites on 4 different reefs, with some of the most spectacular dive locations in the region. With outstanding product quality and excellent safety standards, a professional and friendly crew you will have a memorable liveaboard experience.
This trip is aboard S.V Rum Runner for 3 nights / 3 days, and allows 9-10 Holmes Reef dives, including 1 night dive and 1 twilight dive at the fabulous Coral Sea.
You also get to dive with large pelagic, (yes sharks are seen on nearly every dive here!), as well as huge gorgonian fans, resilient hard and soft corals and several species of tropical fish endemic only to the Coral Sea, making Holmes Reef a truly unique dive location.
With the choice of three daily departures from Cairns, Great Adventures' Green Island Transfer will take you to Green Island, a 6000 year old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef and just 45 minutes away. You will have up to 7 hours free time to experience this beautiful rainforest-clad island.
Our Open Water Island & Reef Dive Course is a fantastic way for you to learn to dive and experience the wonders of Fitzroy Island and our Great Barrier Reef. This course includes two days of pool and theory work, with the four training dives completed from both the beautiful Fitzroy Island and the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns Dive Centre conducts the Advanced Dive Course daily, the course is completed over 2 days. Day 1 is on Fitzroy Island and Day 2 is conducted on the Outer Barrier Reef.
The five dives towards your Advanced certification include:
Learn to Dive in just two classroom and pool training days, and two separate day trips! Come and join us for the adventure of a lifetime learning to dive on the magnificent Outer Barrier Reef with Cairns most established and renowned dive operator.
The Budget option is designed for the traveler who is short of time and wants to learn to dive.
On completion of your 4 certification dives you will get the opportunity to do one 'fun dive' (time permitting)
5 Day Open Water Course - 2 days of pool and theory & 3 day 2 night liveboard trip
Pro Dive Cairns is recognized world wide as a leader in all aspects of scuba diving education. We offer students a professional and safe learning environment and combine it with spectacular dive locations on the Great Barrier Reef.
Our custom built training centre is located in Cairns and there is no better place in the world to learn to dive! Water temperatures range from 22°C to 30°C allowing comfortable diving.