About AquaQuest | Cairns Reef Day Tour

Experience the Reef from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

Your trip with AquaQuest out to the reef will take just 90 minutes from Cairns, with five hours spent on the outer reef. We’ll select two of the best Great Barrier Reef snorkelling sites according to the day’s conditions. Our amazing sites include spots along the diverse, species-rich Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs.

With myriads of tropical fish, pristine coral formations, turtles and “nemos”, you’ll be blown away by the spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Our day trip vessel AquaQuest is purpose-built for snorkelling, with state of the art equipment. If you decide you’d like to try an introductory dive during your trip, our expert team is on hand to guide you through this amazing experience.



Key Features

  • Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
  • Visit two exclusive dive locations
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • 4 hours on the outer reef

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure your place on AquaQuest.
Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

Your day with AquaQuest

Your day with AquaQuest
  • 08.00am: Check in at Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08.30am: Depart Cairns
  • 10.00am: Arrive at first snorkelling site
  • 12.45am: Move to second snorkelling site and enjoy lunch
  • 01.30pm: Continue snorkelling
  • 03.00pm: Depart reef site
  • 04.30pm: Arrive Cairns

Check In Procedure
Check-in directly on AquaQuest at 7.30am for an 8am departure
B Finger, Cairns Marina



Snorkeling aboard AquaQuest

The reef being just a few meters away from the waters surface, you will be able to explore all these wonders just by floating at the surface. Relax, breathe in your snorkel and be ready to discover a multitude of fishes, corals and other wildlife populating the reef. 

AquaQuest | Cairns Reef Day Tour Reviews


Frazer Winterburn

100% Recomend! What an amazing trip! The quality of the Reef was epic! The snorkel and dive equipment was brand new... Food was very good. These guys really know how to make your day extra special! Spend the little bit extra and go from Port Douglas, the reef is so much nicer!


Justyna My

Amazing first time ever scuba diving experience with Divers Den!! Big thanks to Rosie, Adam and the rest of the crew for their full engagement, patience and friendliness. They’ve provided service beyond expectations!! The iconic Great Barrier Reef was the best thing I saw during my trip to Australia.


AquaQuest | Cairns Reef Day Tour

Check-in directly on AquaQuest at 7.30am for an 8am departure B Finger, Cairns Marina

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