Cairns Tour Info – A complete travel guide for snorkeling and scuba diving tour packages from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland Australia. Here you will find things to do in Cairns, you can compare snorkel & dive tour companies, ask for our help choosing a reef tour, explore a wide variety of waterfall and rainforest tours that depart from both Cairns and Port Douglas.
We offer free local snorkeling and diving tips i.e. the best locations to snorkel and dive, a fast efficient Cairns tour booking service, travel ideas, maps and city guides. We also offer Cairns tour packages for travelers wanting to experience the best natural attractions in the region. If you are looking for independent advice on tours, performed by our very own staff, read our Cairns tour reviews.
CAIRNS’ THE GATEWAY TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Cairns is known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. You will find a wide variety of full day & half day tours to the reef where you can enjoy snorkeling & scuba diving. All day boats depart from either Cairns or Port Douglas. Read our comprehensive Cairns, Great Barrier Reef price guide – Learn valuable tips on how to choose a reef tour.
Expect to Snorkel and dive on bright, colorful, pristine reef systems located at the best dive sites found in Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on beautiful shallow coral gardens. View the many different marine fish species like Mauri Wrasse, Trevally, Parrot Fish, Anemonefish, Turtles, Schooling Barracuda, GlassFish, Moray Eels, Giant Clams and a large variety of bright colorful soft and hard corals.
LIVE ABOARD AND DAY DIVING TOURS
Certified scuba divers are spoilt for choice in Cairns. With around 25 dive snorkel boats operating you also have the ability to do a multi-day liveaboard dive trip. Liveaboard dive boats offer a chance to complete a bunch of dives over 3 or 4 days. Dive early morning, midday, sunset you can also try night diving. Liveaboards include all meals and work out to be much cheaper on a per-dive basis if you are looking to do multiple dives on the reef. If you don’t have enough time to do a liveaboard, view our full range of day boats that will suit all budgets and diving abilities here in our Cairns snorkel & dive tours.
EXTENDED LIVE ABOARD DIVING IN THE CORAL SEA
Cairns is also home to the famous Cod-Hole dive site, The Ribbon Reefs (Stretching North/East of Port Douglas to Lizard Island) and Osprey Reef (Located 100 miles East/North/East of Lizard Island). Osprey Reef is only accessible by two remote Coral Sea dive expeditions. Diving in the Coral Sea at Osprey Reef has been described by World leading underwater photographers as absolutely magnificent. Expect to dive on 1000 meter walls with large gorgonian fans and deep sea pelagic species of fish. During the summer months, Dwarf Minke Whales also visit these waters to nurse their young. These extended multi-day Coral Sea liveaboard expeditions are a once in a lifetime experience for most certified scuba divers. Generally, you need an advanced or higher level diver training license to enjoy these trips. Send us an email for live, up to date dive conditions and trip recommendations.
DAY TRIPS TO THE REEF & SNORKELING TOURS
Let yourself relax and unwind on a Tropical Island like Green Island or if you are a little more active and really want to see the reef, try snorkeling or scuba diving on an outer Great Barrier Reef Tour.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a Cairns snorkel boat. Snorkel boats offer a fast, efficient way to explore the outer Barrier Reef systems. They don’t have semi-submarines or glass bottom boats, they are all about swimming and snorkeling in the water. Majority depart Cairns at 8:00am in the morning and return to the marina at 5:00pm.
FAST, SECURE TOUR BOOKING SERVICE
We specialize in organizing snorkeling and diving tours for beginners, families with children (Child age is classed as 4-14 years old) and day dive trips for the more advanced certified scuba divers.
We offer a fast inquiry service with expert experienced staff to answer any questions you may have.
We have personally been on every single Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tour. Ask us anything you like!
Great Barrier Reef Tour Bookings can be completed quickly and easily on our secure booking form that accepts 128-bit secure credit card details. We use the industry trusted E-Path Payment Gateway service.
KURANDA & CAPE TRIBULATION RAINFOREST TOURS
Cairns is not only famous for the Great Barrier Reef, it is also globally known as the gateway to visiting the oldest living rainforest in the World. Known as the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park.
Located 100 km northwest of Cairns. The Daintree National Park was founded in the year 1981 and in 1988 it became a World Heritage Site.
We organize land-based full day Rainforest Tours into the National Park, these tours also visit the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation.
The other rainforest area of interest located much closer to Cairns is Barron Gorge National Park, day tours to this park are accessed by the Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail.
Skyrail is a rainforest cableway nealy 7 klm in length. Offering spectacular views of Barron Waterfalls, The Great Barrier Reef and Cairns city.
2-DAY & 3-DAY CAIRNS TOUR PACKAGES
We also combine two and three-day tours together. Packaging tours together allows us to save you time & money.
We have already done the hard work for you, we have pre-selected the very best reef and rainforest day tours from Cairns. These include snorkeling on the reef, visiting the village of Kuranda and experiencing the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.
View our entire range of Cairns Tour Packages to suit all budgets.
If you really fall in love with the reef then see our Cairns 3-Day Reef Pass, the ultimate way to visit the Great Barrier Reef over 3 days and save money!
WHAT ARE THE TOP-3 MOST POPULAR CAIRNS TOURS?
Here is a quick list below to give you the basic top 3 things to see and do in Cairns. There are many more places and attractions to visit then this, but the list below will give you the basic idea.
1-VISIT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
- The first way is by dive and snorkel boat.
- The second option is traveling to a man-made pontoon or floating platform.
- The third option is to visit one of the many Islands.
2-VIST KURANDA VILLAGE
This can be accessed on a Kuranda Day Tour that collects you from your hotel and you enjoy the Scenic railway and Skyrail rainforest cableway.
Kuranda also has many small boutique zoos like Koala Gardens, Bird World, and The Butterfly Sanctuary to name a few.
3-VISIT CAPE TRIBULATION & DAINTREE
Pristine Jungle with Wild Tropical Mountains, Birds, and Wildlife.
Spend a full day visiting this World Heritage listed National Park.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
By giving you professional honest advice and you booking your tours with us, this is in fact how we make our money. We do not charge booking fees!
We have a dream to show as many people as possible, the amazing natural beauty that exists here in Cairns’ The Gateway to The Great Barrier Reef in Australia.