Passions of Paradise day trip

Discover the Thrill of the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise

Embark on an extraordinary adventure as you sail, snorkel, and dive through the breathtaking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise. Their 25-metrehigh-performance catamaran departs daily from Cairns, transporting you to two different outer reef locations teeming with vibrant marine life, including turtles, colorful fish, and spectacular coral formations.

A dedicated and friendly crew will take you on a personalized journey to the Great Barrier Reef making for an unforgettable experience. With exceptional environmental practices and meticulous attention to detail Passions of Paradise have earned us numerous accolades.

Why Choose Passions of Paradise:

  • Highly customer-focused tours tailored to small groups
  • A modern, comfortable, and efficient sailing catamaran that sails back from the reef
  • Passionate about eco-tourism and sustainable practices

Tour Inclusions:

  • Sail aboard the sleek and fast catamaran to two exceptional outer reef destinations
  • All snorkeling equipment provided, including a complimentary guided snorkel tour
  • Unwind on the upper deck or lounge on the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat
  • Enjoy a chef-prepared tropical buffet lunch featuring hot and cold dishes, as well as fresh tropical fruit
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon tea, provided for your refreshment
  • Engage with the eco-accredited marine naturalist, who offers insightful presentations on coral, fish, and marine life



  • Return catamaran sailing to two outer reef sites.
  • Tea and coffee
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine naturalist
  • Time to sunbake and relax (especially on the sail out and back)


  • Cairns city or Northern Beaches accommodation transfers
  • Wetsuit/stinger suit & prescription mask hire
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks and snacks
  • Dive medical (if required)


  • Departs daily at 8.00am
  • Returns at 5.00pm
  • Check-in is at 7:30am at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal



All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

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