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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Cairns City, Australia
Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Overview

Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
  • Full-day Great Barrier Reef catamaran tour with snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Visit two spectacular locations on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to snorkel or scuba dive, open to all levels of experience
  • See a variety of tropical fish and other marine life
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
  • Relax on a luxury catamaran with a top-notch crew
  • Learn about the animals and ecology of the Great Barrier Reef
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A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations
Coffee and/or Tea
Lunch
Snacks
Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition
Use of Snorkeling equipment
A marine naturalist presentation
All marine park fees and levies
Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits
Prescription Masks
Underwater Camera hire: AU$80 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$60 with your own card
Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
Return transfers; Cairns City $20p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance
Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
1 Spence St , 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Please check in at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street Cairns. Check in is open from 7am and closes at 7:45am. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to arrange.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal and closes at 7:45am for an 8am departure
  • Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 68 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Passions of Paradise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran.

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  • "Highly recommend this tour, Note - If you have any medical issues, or have had any recent surgery, contact the tour directly , they will let you know if they need a doctor's letter giving you the OK to dive!" See review
  • "Where better to try scuba diving than the Great Barrier Reef?" See review

Reviews

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1,449 Reviews

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star-5
Lots of fun!
Celine_B
, Jun 2022
The crew was amazing and it was magical to swim in the reef, even on a cloudy day. The boat was beautiful and really comfortable, it was really an amazing day
star-5
Paradise
Christine_W
, Jun 2022
Snorkeling among the coral, fish and seeing the clam shells. Enjoyed a delicious lunch. The staff where excellent, Febee looked after us while snorkeling and pointed out things of interest, a delightful girl. Erin also a beautiful helpful girl. I had a wonderful day.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Christine! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We will be sure and let our staff know how much you enjoyed your trip!
star-5
Fabulous
Pamela_F
, Jun 2022
Great day Crew were excellent Food was good The reef was beautiful to see From the boat it is a good experience
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
HI Pamela! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are pleased to hear that you had such a great day with us!
star-5
Great day
Callie_F
, Jun 2022
Staff were super friendly. Went to stop swimming spots with lost to see. Really lovely day with great experiences and food.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Callie! Thank you so much for your kind words!
star-5
Amazing and total worth it!
Ray_C
, Jun 2022
This is a must-do activity while you're in Cairns. The crew of the Passions of Paradise we absolutely fantastic. As a solo traveler, it was awesome meeting many new people and it was beyond my imagination to be able to see the reefs and all the aquatic life around them. I would highly recommend doing scuba diving even if you are not scuba certified. 10/10 would do again
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Ray! We are so glad you had such a great time on our tour and enjoyed everything! Thanks for leaving us such a great review!
star-5
Highly recommend
Carolyn_G
, Jun 2022
We were so nervous about scuba-diving is the sea to a point where I was not going to be able to do it. I would like to thank all the staff who encouraged us to go down and give it a go. I would like to thank Simon especially who was a great instructor who made us so relaxed and safe. Had such an amazing time so I would recommend going with passions.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Carolyn! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know how much you enjoyed your trip! We will pass along your comments to instructor Simon as well. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!
star-4
Great day out
Michael_K
, Jun 2022
We got taken to some very spectacular parts of the reef plus the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was beautiful
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Michael! Thanks for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your day with us!
star-5
5* tour
Lynn_W
, Jun 2022
All staff on board were very supportive and adjusted communication and direction according to everyones ability. A very well organised tour and the lunch was tasty too. On the reef itself it was good to see safety measures being followed. Thanks to Jorge for his guided snorkel and pointing out specific fish. The underwater photographer was great too. Great to see an Australian based company and staff "passionate" about what they do.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Lynn! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review! We will be sure to let Jorge know how much you appreciated his guided snorkel tour!
star-4
Great
Michelle_G
, May 2022
Great staff and made the day enjoyable! Went out of their way to make sure everythinbf went smoothly. Did not like how all were packed so tightly in the boat though with noone wearing a mask
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi team! We wanted to take the time to thank you for writing such a great review! We understand your concerns over the crowd density and issue of mask wearing. We do strongly encourage social distancing when possible on the vessel, and because we fall outside of public transport regulations, we defer to the public health mandate that only recommends mask wearing for anyone who has any cold or flu-like symptoms. The staff are constantly cleaning and disinfecting the vessel in an effort to keep all our passengers safe and healthy. Thanks again for your comments, as we always welcome feedback that gives us the chance to reflect and improve.
star-5
Loved snorkelling, the...
LEANNE_G
, May 2022
Loved snorkelling, the crew on passions were fantastic very knowledgeable and professional great food, would highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks! We are so glad you had such a great day!
star-5
Bucket List - Check
Barbara_M
, May 2022
I don’t have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to express how wonderful our day was. Not a single member of our group was under 60 and we were outfitted perfectly based on our swimming, physical, and medical capabilities. For one of our group, snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef was a bucket list item and it ended up fulfilling every expectation for her and for all of us. The team on the boat worked well together and all knew what to do while being helpful and accommodating to guests. The equipment was spot on. The food was very good and the mint tea and chocolates we ate at the end of the trip topped it all off perfectly. Anyone that wants to snorkel the GBR safely and comfortably would love this journey.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We are glad you and your group could experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with us and enjoy all of our amenities! Thanks for choosing us, and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Epic day out
Dean_T
, May 2022
First time on the reef and it did not disappoint. The crew was great and accommodating. We were taken to teo different spots on the reef which were both unique. Three sisters was our fav. Also liked hearing about the programs that were in place to help keep the reef around for years to come.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Dean! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip! We are super proud of the conservation activities we do on the reef, and we are glad passengers like yourself enjoy hearing about.
star-4
Worth every minute and dollar.
Kelvin_S
, May 2022
Definitely the snorkeling and wonderful crew. The grub was also tasty and music pretty groovy. All in all a memorable experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Kelvin! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you had a great day out with us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent day.
Donna_R
, May 2022
One out of four people could not attend on the day due to a viral infection, Liane Patterson. The Operator said you should offer a refund and they were going to send you an email requesting this. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Donna, thank you for reaching out to us. Could you please contact us at reservations@passions.com.au so we can follow this up with you?
star-5
Never have a second thought.. all crews are just awesome!!!!
Locs_M
, May 2022
All crew members were so helpful and aces their customer service. It was a good decision we went with them. They made sure everyone is safe and having a good time. They are not boring crews. i love the food too prepared by Russel. I will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Such an amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi team! Thanks for the great review! We will be passing along your comments to chef Russell! Thanks again!
star-5
AUSAMAZING TIME
MaeAnn_B
, May 2022
Awesome time. Amazing guides to pull you in to different parts of the reef. All crew onboard was friendly and very respectful.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We are so glad we could make your Great Barrier Reef experience so memorable!
star-5
Incredible experience!
Maxim_T
, May 2022
Incredible crew, incredible experience. We decided not to take a camera, rather we lived In the moment and were lucky enough that there was an option to pay for photos at the end which was perfect!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Maxim! Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad you enjoyed your day and got some photos from our world-class photographer Sota. Enjoy the rest of your travels!
star-5
Great crew, passionate people, Highest customer Service.
Resh_S
, May 2022
The overall experience is 5/5. The Crew of Passions of Paradise are the most professional, caring and passionate people. They want each one of their guests to enjoy and take happy memories back. I can't thank them enough for their professionalism and warmth. Two crew members in particular - Julia and Leo (Chef) were just outstanding. Chef Leo prepared the most tasty and sumptuous Lunch and he was genuinely interested to make sure all guests enjoyed the meal. Julia was a Crew member who I would rate 6/5 for her warmth, care and professionalism. We (my wife and I) are not good swimmers, but Julia encouraged and egged us to go beyond our ability - always keeping watch over us - and experience the wonders of the Corals. Early on the way up I observed how caring Julia was in caring for my wife as she had sea sickness, and Julia just hung around to take care of her with the sick bags and just comfort her. Later as we got into the day activities Julia always ensured we were comfortable and made our experience a memorable one. My big thumbs up to the entire staff and crew - right from the check-in, to the good byes - they were simply superb. Well done to the crew of Passion of Paradise. You have raised the bar for customer service to a higher level. Keep it up !!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Resh! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We will be sure to pass your comments on to Leo and Julia; Julia has just started with us, and it is wonderful to know that she is already making our passengers' days outstanding! Thanks again!
star-5
The boat was spacious,...
Abigail_T
, Apr 2022
The boat was spacious, the food was good, and the crew was exceptional. It had been a couple of years since I had been diving and the dive master took time to review equipment and hand signals; he made me feel comfortable. Three flies, of course, amazing. Exceptional experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Sharon_A
, Apr 2022
We had an amazing day out. The Great Barrier Reef was amazing. We saw a sea turtle we were extremely lucky.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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