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Cruise out to a state-of-the-activity platform, permanently stationed at Arlington Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a day packed full of activities both in and out of the water. Go snorkeling with the clownfish, or stay dry and take a ride in a r glass-bottom boat and experience the underwater observatory and marine touch tank presentations. The day also includes a buffet lunch, fish-feeding presentations and use of snorkeling equipment. Plus, you have the option (additional cost) to splash out with an introductory or certified dive, try your hand at Seawalker Helmet Diving, or take a guided snorkel safari.

Description:
After checking in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, set off for your day on the Great Barrier Reef. Traveling by fast air-conditioned catamaran, cruise to a spacious pontoon moored on the outer reef. While cruising, listen a professional presentation by a marine naturalist about the varied wildlife you’re about to see, and receive a safety briefing and snorkeling instruction.
Once on the pontoon, it’s up to you how you’d like to spend your day on the Great Barrier Reef. You can stay dry and see the clams, giant starfish, clownfish, anemone corals and much more on a guided reef tour in a glass-bottom boat,  then watch a fish-feeding presentation. Or take a walk on the underwater platform on a Seawalker Helmet Dive for the excitement of scuba diving without getting wet. There’s also a touch tank on board, giving you the opportunity to experience the Great Barrier Reef’s unique marine life up close.
If you want to take the plunge, all the essential equipment is provided for snorkeling. While experiencing this colorful underwater world of reef corals, keep a look out for Dolla, the resident green sea turtle, or Wally, the resident hump-headed Maori wrasse. Watch for manta rays and even whales in the winter months (June to August), and don’t miss the colorful clownfish of Nemo City.
You also have the option to include additional activities (at additional cost). You’ll feel at home in the water on a guided Seawalker Helmet Diving adventure -- no diving experience is necessary, and groups are limited to six participants to ensure a safe, personalized experience. And if you’re interested in scuba diving, here’s your chance! Take an introductory dive with a group of if you’re a learner, or enjoy a certified dive if you’re experienced.
Your pontoon base on the Great Barrier Reef is fully equipped with showers, change rooms and free Wi-Fi. A BBQ Buffet lunch is included, and you can also purchase soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, snacks and ice cream from the bar on board. Lycra sun suits are included or you can hire neoprene wetsuits (additional cost) for protection from jellyfish and other stinging species, as well as sunburn (jellyfish season is November to May).
After spending approximately 3.5hours at the pontoon, relax on the return cruise to Cairns after a fun-filled day in and out of the water on the Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights:

    Location: Queensland, Australia

    Duration: 7 hours

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    Additional Information


      Operates: Daily

      Departure Point:
      Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns

      Departure Time: 10.00am. Check in is from 9.00am, and boarding closes at 9.45am.

      Return Details:
      Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm

    • Inclusions:
      • Lunch - Buffet lunch
      • Use of snorkeling equipment
      • Lycra wetsuit
      • Glass-bottom boat tour
      • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
      • Coffee and/or Tea

    • Exclusions:
      • Seawalker helmet dive (extra charge)
      • Introductory dive (extra charge)
      • Two certified dives (extra charge)
      • Food and drinks, unless specified
      • Optional activities
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Neoprene wetsuit (additional cost)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Minimum age is 12 years for an introductory dive or sea walk
      • Diving and sea walk passengers must pass a simple medical check on board
      • Please ensure you bring your dive certification for certified dives
      • All certified dives are subject to an on board medical checklist, please note no refunds are given for failed medicals so passengers are required to ensure they are medically fit for diving prior to booking.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 310 travelers


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