Great Barrier Reef Cairns Day Tours | FREECALL: 1300 CAIRNS (Within Australia)


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EVOLUTION Luxury Reef Cruise

EVOLUTION Luxury Great Barrier Reef Cruise
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Book-Online-Button.gif EVOLUTION departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. This large luxury vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience
What's included in the tour?
  • Five hours of snorkeling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • FREE guided snorkeling tours
  • FREE scuba diving lesson so you can try it first
  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas
  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations
The Best Snorkeling at the Best Reefs
We have selected our outer reef locations for their variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for both beginners, experienced snorkelers and children of all ages.
Our staff keep a constant watch over the snorkeling sites making sure all passengers can enjoy the amazing wildlife in perfect safety. Our snorkel supervisors are all experienced Dive Masters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'.
For the beginners we offer one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkeling techniques, a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wet suits) and FREE snorkel guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes.
Introductory Diving (No experience necessary)
Try Scuba diving without any previous training or experience!
That’s right, if you have never dived before and have always wished to experience first hand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors. Try our Free Scuba lesson…it’s fun and it’s easy! Medical conditions and age restrictions apply (Please read the Terms & Conditions)
Certified Diving
Two exclusive locations, plenty of time between dives for snorkeling and relaxation. Our certified divers can enjoy up to three dives on two different outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef. All gear and equipment is included in your tour.Medical conditions and age restrictions apply (Please read the Terms & Conditions)
Semi-submersible Tour
From the comfort of our brand new semi-submersible, 'Sub-Xplorer', you are able to view the spectacular coral formations and the masses of brilliantly colored fish without getting wet. A full Great Barrier Reef commentary and fish feeding is provided.
Take to the air from our exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef.
Experience a spectacular scenic flight flying over our stunning reef locations or fly home in style while taking in the amazing aqua blue colors and expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Which reefs do we go to?
We have 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations.
Locations are chosen each day based on weather conditions and water clarity so as to ensure the best experience for all activities.
Generally we travel to one of our true outer reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef) then make our way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon to conduct Helicopter Flights and our semi-submersible tour.
Click here to see a Google Map of all our reef locations.
What do I need to bring with me?
  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.)

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Where do I check-in?

7.30am Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street, Cairns)
8.20am Depart for the Outer Reef from Marlin Marina (A Finger - Gate 5)

Osprey V Fares: All Prices are in Australian dollars

CURRENT PRICING Tour EMC/Port Charges/Fuel Levy Total  
Snorkel Only $149.00 $20.00* $169.00  Book-Now-Button 2.png

1 Dive Package

(Snorkel + 1 intro/cert dive)

$189.00 $20.00* $209.00  Book-Now-Button 2.png

Family Package

(2 adults + 2 children)

$358.00 $80.00* $438.00  Book-Online-Button.gif

Get High Package

(Incl. snorkel + 1 intro/cert dive + 10min Helicopter Scenic Flight)

$289.00 $20.00* $309.00  Book-Now-Button 2.png







1st Dive 2nd Dive 3rd Dive
maximum 4 per group $65.00 $45.00 $20.00



1st Dive 2nd Dive 3rd Dive
Includes all equipment $65.00 $20.00 $20.00



City Transfers $15.00
Beaches - Outer City Transfers $22.00
Guided Dives $10.00 per dive
Wetsuit / Lyrca Suit Hire $10.00
Semi-submersible $20.00 $10.00

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* Levies are per person and include EMC (Environmental Mangement Charge) of $5.50 per day, Port charges of $1.25, administration fee of $3.75 and Fuel Levy of $10 inclusive of GST.