Great Barrier Reef Tours

Great Barrier Reefs Tours Overview

The Great Barrier Reef tours cover the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem covering an area of 348,000 square kilometres in the Coral Sea, near the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef comprises about 2,500 individual reefs of varying sizes, colours and shapes and includes 900 islands, each of them brimming with natural beauty and thriving marine life. It is also one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth, alluring tourists from all parts of the world. There are over 1,500 species of fish, 400 species of coral, 4,000 species of mollusk, and about 240 species of birds that have made the Great Barrier Reef their home.

In addition, the Great Barrier Reef also has a vast diversity of sponges, anemones, marine worms, and crustaceans. Many endangered species of the water kingdom like the dugong (‘sea cow’) and the large green turtles can also be spotted here during the Great Barrier Reef tour.The abundance of natural beauty has made the Great Barrier Reef one of the best places on Earth to experience the best of water activities like swimming, glass-bottomed boat rides,and luxurious cruise ship tours. Adventurous water babies can book a Great Barrier Reef tour and quench their thirst for thrill with activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, bare boat rides, helicopter tours and swimming with dolphins.

Highlights Of Great Barrier Reefs Tours

  • Enjoy a trip to the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, and marvel at the abundant marine life found here.
  • Spot many endangered species like sea cows and large green turtles.
  • Go on an island hop tour at the Great Barrier Reefs
  • Indulge in a plethora of water activities like snorkeling, swimming, glass-bottomed boat rides, and diving.
  • Snorkel and gaze at the colourful fishes of varying sizes and shapes as they enjoy a game of hide and seek among themselves amidst the reefs.
  • At the tropical islands, you can sunbath, relax and rewind yourself at the beaches and also capture spell-binding photographs.

Great Barrier Reef Tours Options

Booking a Great Barrier Reef tour is one of the hassle-free ways to explore the islands and water activities available there. Here is a curated list of Great Barrier Reef tours that promise you the best of all Great Barrier Reef trips.

Great Barrier Reef Tour

This 1-day tour lets you explore the thriving colorful marine life at the Hastings Reef of the Great Barrier Reef Site for about two hours by snorkeling or from a glass-bottomed boat ride. Later, you can enjoy a delicious BBQ and explore the Breaking Patches and marvel at the turtles inhabiting the shallow lagoons of the area. This tour also comes with Boom Netting to make it more exhilarating. If you are traveling with younger kids, then this is one of the tailor-made Great Barrier Reef tours for you.

3-Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour

This 2N/3D tour is one of the enchanting Great Barrier Reef tours Cairns and is ideal for the water babies who want to snorkel till their heart's content in the world's best snorkeling destination. Every day, the captain will choose a different reef for you to explore after taking into account the weather and underwater visibility. All through the tour, you will cruise in private cabins of stylish catamarans with a large dining saloon and a licensed bar. Seasoned divers can opt for dive upgrades anytime with these Great Barrier Reef tours.

2-Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour

This is one of the exciting 1N/2D Great Barrier Reef tours has everything you could ask for - snorkel at various sites, sail in a 35-meter long air-conditioned catamaran, gobble on the delicious meals prepared by chefs onboard the vessel, and sun bath at the lavish decks. In this tour too, the caption chooses the best snorkeling site based on that particular day’s weather and ocean conditions. This ensures that you get the best snorkeling experience every single day with our Great Barrier Reef tours Cairns. All the cabins have spectacular ocean views to gaze at the rumbling waves day and night.

1-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure

This 1D tour from Cairns to the Moore Reef Pontoon is the best selling Cairns Great Barrier Reefs tours amongst families. You can enjoy the water slide at this floating activity center or check out the underwater observatory or simply laze around at the sprawling sun deck of the modern ship. This tour includes a fish feeding tour for the kids to enjoy. Lunch in these Great Barrier Reef tours is a tropical buffet one and after lunch, tourists can snorkel and explore underwater life.

Great Barrier Reef Premium Snorkelling Tour

This tour is premium as it takes you to two of the Great Barrier Reef’s lesser-known outer reef locations; giving you a sneak peak into the best kept secrets of the Great Barrier Reef. There you can indulge yourself in Great Barrier Reef snorkeling activity. So, snorkel - dive - swim and repeat. The carrying vessels in these Great Barrier Reef tours are luxury catamarans, and the lunch served is a tropical buffet with a lavish spread. Do not miss capturing those beautiful moments for the scenery and views around are totally soul-stirring

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe

This is one of the best 1D luxury Cairns Great Barrier Reef tours that starts from the Marlin Jetty with a delicious breakfast. You will then be taken to the Outer Reef. En route, all the tourists are given brief lessons on snorkeling. The captain chooses the dive sites for the day and is usually Hasting Reef, Breaking Patches, Norman Reef or Saxon Reef. This tour also includes a complimentary glass-bottomed boat ride, and a luxurious buffet lunch with a good assortment of salads.

Lady Elliot Island Great Barrier Reef Tour from Gold Coast

This trip starts with a scenic air transfer from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island and is one of the very few Great Barrier Reef tours to enjoy the astounding aerial views of the islands below. On reaching the island, you enjoy various activities like snorkeling or glass-bottomed boat ride and explore the colourful and flourishing underwater kingdom. The trip includes an amazing buffet lunch lip-smackingly delicious and is served in a beachfront dining room with spectacular views of the surrounding ocean.

Full Day Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

This is one of the hot-selling Great Barrier Reef tours as this tour lets you explore Green Island - an untamed tropical paradise that brims with natural beauty. Activities include snorkeling and glass-bottomed boat ride. Both these activities are cherishable as they give a glimpse of life under the water. You can spot many colourful and unique marine animals here. Alternatively, you can also make it a laid back day out by soaking in the sun and rewinding yourself.

Half Day Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

This half day tour takes you straight to Green Island and you can enjoy water sports such as snorkeling. The activity duration is for about two hours and fifteen minutes. After indulging in the activities, you can get back to Cairns. This is one of the best Great Barrier Reef tours for those who want to visit Green Island and experience all the water activities there in a very short time.

Why to Book Great Barrier Reef Tours Online?

  • All the Great Barrier Reef tours Cairns are group tours. So, you can be guaranteed safety even if you are a solo-traveler.
  • An English speaking guide will accompany you all through the tour and will let you know some interesting Great Barrier Reef facts.
  • The tour tariff is inclusive of the snorkeling gears in suitable sizes for tourists of all ages.
  • All transfers in the Cairns Great Barrier Reef tours are planned in modern and spacious boats/yachts/catamarans.
  • Lunch included in the Great Barrier Reef tours Cairns is freshly prepared and delicious. Meticulous attention is given to the items in the menu to suit international travelers.
  • All the Cairns Great Barrier Reef tours tariffs are very competitively priced.


What is the best time to experience the Great Barrier Reef Tours?

The best time to plan Great Barrier Reef tours is from June to October. Rainfall is infrequent, underwater visibility is excellent, and temperatures range from the low 60s to the mid 80s, making these months the best time for swimming and all water sports activities, snorkeling in particular.

Do we need to book in advance for the Great Barrier Reef Tours?

Yes, it is highly advisable to book the Great Barrier Reef Tours to be guaranteed of a spot and to avoid last minute hassles.

What is the minimum age required to book Great Barrier Reef Tours?

If you are planning to swim and snorkel, then we recommend traveling with kids older than 6 years to make your tours of Great Barrier Reefs a pleasant and enjoyable one

What is special about the Great Barrier Reefs?

Book our tours of Great Barrier Reefs and enjoy an amazing trip to this exotic destination. It includes various experiences such as Snorkeling, and Pontoon adventure, and is the largest coral reel system in the world.

Will I get a discount on booking Great Barrier Reef Tours online?

Yes, booking a Great Barrier Reef tour online and in advance helps one grab a discount. You can look out for exclusive deals and details on the official website.

Where is the great barrier reef located?

The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, near the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is separated from the coast by a channel that is up to 100 miles wide and 200 feet deep in some places.


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