Passions Of Paradise| Great Barrier Reef Tour

Duration | 9 hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Passions of Paradise visits two unique outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef.  Snorkel, dive, sunbathe, or chill out on the boat.  The sleek, modern catamaran will ensure you travel in style and comfort without the large crowds. 

Included in your day: 

  • Morning tea including freshly brewed coffee and muffins
  • Buffet lunch
  • 2 Outer Reef locations
  • Snorkeling Gear & Instruction
    - Tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
    - Guided Snorkel Tour
    - On-board marine naturalist presentation on coral
    - Snorkel gear including masks, snorkels, fins and floatation vests to aid non swimmers
  • 10 minute FREE scuba diving demonstration 
  • Cheese platter for afternoon tea
  • $20 EMC levy included in price

Buffet Lunch on Passions of Paradise
Lunch consists of a huge chef prepared tropical smorgasbord including two hot dishes, a full range of cold meats, salads and fresh tropical fruit as well as fresh bread rolls and prawns.

Great Barrier Reef Locations
Each day we will select the site best suited to the weather conditions to give our guests the best possible experience.  All sites include stunning coral gardens, structures and fish.  Some are notable for swim-throughs while others have very shallow lagoons.  All reefs are different but you can be assured of having an enjoyable day with the best possible reef options offered on the day subject to tides and weather conditions.  

Certified scuba divers can experience depths of up to 25 meters along the edge, water clarity is good and the Outer Reef is host to many exciting fish species. 

Optional Extras: (charges apply)

Intro Dive
Introductory diving is safe, fun, easy and the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef.  You will be given a full on-deck briefing, shown how the equipment works and in small groups of no more than 4 divers, be led on a diving instructor controlled dive.  

A FREE "try before you dive" policy which means that you are welcome to join in the briefings, get into the water and use the apparatus for approximately 5 minutes before deciding to continue with the dive.

Certified Diving
Includes fully guided dive with all your equipment, including wetsuits and computers.

Prescription Masks and Lycra/wet suits are available on board.

Cairns Hotel Transfers
If you would like Cairns accommodation transfers from your hotel in Cairns simply select your property name from the list when booking. 

About the Vessel
Passions of Paradise can legally carry 140 passengers however the maximum number of guests is 100 passengers.   There's plenty of room for guests to spread out.  It's 30 metres long and it's a cat so it's wide.  This vessel has two levels. 

Departure Time
Check-in Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns at 7:30am for an 8am departure.
The Reef Fleet Terminal is located at 1 Spence St.
The trip returns into Cairns at 5pm.

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel, etc. as you would for travelling to the beach.




Amazing time and amazing team!



Hi Kim,

We had a terrific day. It was well organised, facilities were excellent, staff were great (particularly Alex who took us diving) and the weather was perfect. To top it off we swam with a turtle. How good does it get? Just the complete package for a top day!!!

Keep up the great work!!


Kate L-S

Wonderful trip. Friendly and efficient and locally owned too!


Glenn Crimmins

Just an awesome day, we were so impressed with the overall experience and the flawless delivery by really impressive team. The food was spot on for the activities we were doing.


John Herbert

Our first trip to the reef and we were not disappointed the crew and service were awesome, Michaelmas reef is ideal for all with turtles, giant clams and so many colourful fish to see. We would recommend Passions of Paradise to everybody interested in smaller group reef experiences.


Robert Titley

This was a well organised excursion with professional friendly staff. The facilities were excellent with safety paramount. The buffet lunch was good and the crew very informative. Good value for money.

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Passion of Paradise Check-in Procedure:
Check-in Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns at 7:30am for an 8am departure.
The Reef Fleet Terminal is located at 1 Spence St.
The trip returns into Cairns at 5pm.