Deluxe Reef Cruise to Upolu Cay and Upolu Reef (#450)

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Great Barrier Reef » Deluxe Reef Cruise to Upolu Cay and Upolu Reef (#450)

Type: Tours - Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Day Trips

Experience the stunning Upolu Cay as it should be — make the first footsteps on the Cay and enjoy the reef uninterrupted for the first one and half hours. Cruise time is less than sixty minutes! Cruise the reef in speed and style with plenty of space to relax! This is a truly personalised tour where you are a name not a number (Max 65* guests - surveyed for 109). What's more there is absolutely no rush in the day - you get 6 hours on the reef!

Departure Dates: Daily at 8am from the Cairns Marina, with pick up from Cairns and Cairns Beaches hotels, availabile at extra cost.  Advance bookings are highly recommended.

How to book: You can book online by clicking on the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. A 25% deposit payment is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable on the day of the tour when you get on board. Your ticket will be emailed back to you within a short time (during business hours) of receiving your booking request and deposit payment.  Please note: The Government Environmental Management Charge along with other levies is included in the below rates.

Tour Itinerary:

Board  at 7:30am from A Finger No. 4. You will be greeted on the wharf by one of the crew (just look for the big white "O" and dolphin). Enjoy a morning tea or coffee + Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge. Following an introductory safety brief - kick back, relax and enjoy the one and half hour cruise to Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef. 

First Cay site:

Enjoy a Glass Bottom boat tour to Upolu Cay - Ocean Freedom is the first boat to arrive at the beautiful Upolu Cay ­ enjoy it uninterrupted ! Surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, cucumbers, sea stars ­ this is a great introduction to the reef. Snorkel and dive here. All necessary assistance is provided to ensure all guests get to enjoy the reef.

Lunch approximately 11:30am. Self serve buffet. Large smorgasbord lunch consisting of 3 meats and chicken platter, prawns, smoked salmon and 3 salads and a selection of breads. While lunch is being enjoyed we cruise slowly to our second site.

Second reef site:

Amazing "Wonder Wall" on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef . View many different types of hard and soft coral in addition to fans, giant clams, turtles, a huge diversity and abundance of reef fish of all sizes, nemos everywhere! Snorkel and dive here . Enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with our Marine Naturalist.

After a full 6hrs of unrushed pleasure on the reef and Cay ­ cruise home while our crew serve a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit , cheese + crackers and the decadent cake platter ­ an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef.

Arrive in Cairns from 4.30pm

Features & Inclusions

  • Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter
  • Glass bottom Boat Tour
  • Snorkelling Tuition
  • Top quality Snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel)
  • Buoyancy snorkel vests
  • Transfers to and from Upolu Cay
  • Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on season)
  • 2 Reef destinations on the day including Upolu Cay + outer edge Upolu Reef
  • 6 full hours on the Reef
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
  • Platter tropical fruit, cheese and crackers, assorted cake served during day (Refreshments , Licensed bar, and quality merchandise available for purchase)

Rates and Tariffs

2016-17 Season
1st Apr 2016 to 31st Mar 2017
All inclusive price - Snorkelling $195.00 adult
$110.00 per child
$553.00 family
Optional Extra: 1 x Introductory Scuba Dive $105.00 per person
Optional Extra: 1 x Certified dives $70.00 per person
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

* All prices are inclusive of GST and in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

Booking Information

Departure Dates: Daily at 8am from the Cairns Marina, with pick up from Cairns and Cairns Beaches hotels, availabile at extra cost. Advance bookings are highly recommended.

How to book: You can book online by clicking on the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button.A 25% deposit payment is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable on the day of the tour when you get on board. Your ticket will be emailed back to you within a short time (during business hours) of receiving your booking request and deposit payment. Please note: The Government Environmental Management Charge along with other levies is included in the above rates.
Coach transfers ($14 Inner city return per person; $21 Northern Beaches, as far as Palm Cove, return per person)

Introductory Scuba Dives: Guaranteed 1:2 dive instructor : diver ratio.
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