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Day Trips - Great Adventures

Full day - Outer Barrier Reef

Great Adventures Outer Reef Scuba Diving on the Outer Reef Dive Instructors helping set up a diver

The Outer Barrier Reef tour with Great Adventures is the ultimate way to spend your day on the outer limits of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Great Adventures will take you to the reef onboard the high speed catamaran MV Reef King, where you can come face to face with remarkable marine life. Experience the brilliance of this world wonder firsthand as you snorkel straight off Great Adventures spacious and stable multi-level reef pontoon. There’s activities for non-swimmers to enjoy too. Watch fascinating reef life from the underwater observatory or semi-submersible craft or just stretch out on the sundeck.

Take your time over a sumptuous buffet lunch and chat about your extraordinary snorkelling and underwater viewing experiences. You may even choose to complete your Outer Reef adventure with an optional scuba dive. There is also the unique Scuba-Doo underwater scooter that’s exclusive to Great Adventures and is an ideal and fun way for non-swimmers or those not too sure about scuba diving to experience the underwater world up close.

However you choose to spend your time, it’s made very easy by Great Adventures. With undercover seating and tables, sundeck, licenced bar and luncheon facilities, a souvenir shop, a safe swimming enclosure for the kids and change rooms with freshwater showers, it’s bound to be the greatest adventure ever! There’s even the option to include a two hour stopover at beautiful Green Island for a complete reef and island adventure in one day!

Departure and Return

  • Departs daily at 10.30am
  • Returns at approximately 5:30pm
  • Check in is at 10:00am at the Great Adventures check in desk, located in the Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Water activities completed by 3:30pm


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Three hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Morning and afternoon tea/coffee & cakes
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Coral viewing tour from semi-submersible boat
  • Snorkelling equipment including lycra suits (seasonal)
  • Use of buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory & Eco Reef talk

Optional Extras

  • Cairns accommodation transfers
  • Introductory or Certified diving (includes gear hire)
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Scuba-Doo underwater scooter
  • Dive videos
  • Scenic helicopter joy flights
  • Wetsuit hire
  • 2 Hour Green Island Stopover

Cancellation Policy

  • Fully refundable up until 24 hours prior to departure.


Description (Price per person)


** Extra Charge: This additional fee includes a Government Environmental Management Charge as well as Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

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