Reef Day Tripper | Sailing Reef Tour from Cairns

Duration | 8 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Avoid the crowds and set sail to the picturesque Upolu Reef on-board Reef Daytripper for a relaxing yet fun filled sailing trip.  Reef Daytripper is a small sailing catamaran with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere offering sailing, snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Key Features

  • 2 different Reef destinations
  • An enchanting Catamaran with plenty of room
  • Professional, friendly and personalised service
  • Small passenger numbers - maximum 20 guests
  • Hands-on sailing or complete relaxation
  • Relax on the Bownets

Daily Departures: 
Reef Day Tripper is located at 'D' Finger, Marlin Marina (Near Reef Fleet Terminal)
Boarding is at 07:30am for an 07:45am departure
Returns between 4:30pm & 4:45pm
Please advise if you have a flight departing that evening

Your day includes:

  • All snorkelling equipment & Safety tuition
  • 4 Hours to visit two reef locations at Upolu Reef
  • Reef Education Presentation
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Fruit & cheese platter with wine
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • PADI scuba demonstration (Introductory Divers)
  • $15 EMC levy included in price

Additional Costs:

  • Introductory OR Certified Diving
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Wetsuit / Stinger Suit Hire - $6:00 p/p

Sailing to Upolu Reef
Upolu Reef is a very beautiful location which lies at the very edge of the Outer Barrier Reef and is teeming with a large variety of interesting marine life and a beautiful array of corals. In the relatively sheltered lagoon you will see a multitude of giant clams, turtles, sea stars and reef fish. This offers a perfect snorkelling or diving experience in warm clear protected waters. A snorkel guide is available at the first site which offers a fun, informative and interactive introduction to the days exploration.

What to Bring:

Hat & Sunglasses
Sunscreen & a T shirt to snorkel in



Althea Riding-williams

Most enjoyable trip, crew were excellent and it was amazing to go snorkelling over the Reef.
Would highly recommend this particular boat as the numbers were small and the personal attention was superb


Eric Van Gilder

The boat was a relatively small and a bit crowded. Otherwise enjoyed the trip.


Cherryl Pages-Oliver

Great crew food very nice everyone onboard had a great time


Nerina Clare

Great day out. The crew are great people and the reef outstanding. Would highly recommend above the larger boats.


Carol Trigger

A fabulous day, the trip was excellent. The staff knowledgable and friendley, without being over the top, and I noticed they made sure they spent time with all of the day trippers individually, and answered any questions.
The food was excellent, and plenty to go round.
I am pleased we chose to go on a smaller craft, it was the right choice for us and I would highly recommend.


Jan Channer

I cannot rate this trip highly enough! i did my first scuba trip and Iris had incredible patience with me. It was the most amazing experience EVER!

More Reviews

Check-in for Reef Day Tripper is at 'D' Finger, Marlin Marina (Near Reef Fleet Terminal)
Board at 07:30am for an 07:45am departure
Returns between 4:30pm & 4:45pm