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1 Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Tour

Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Product Info

Duration Full Day Tour
Meals Lunch
Group Size Approximately 80 People
Starts Cairns
Ends Cairns
Tour Style Pontoon / Premier


A perfect and safe day out for families aboard a large floating pontoon. Explore the reef, mingle with incredible marine life and marvel at the stunning vibrant coral that makes the Great Barrier Reef so famous. Spend the morning snorkelling from an outer reef platform and get a refresher lesson from our experienced marine naturalist. Spend the afternoon relaxing on one of our sun lounges or embark on a semi-submersible ride if you're worn out after a morning of diving and snorkelling the reef.

  • Safe pontoon, perfect for kid's and those wishing for a relaxing safe experience on the reef
  • Get an insight of the reef from above with a glass bottom boat tour
  • Join a snorkelling lesson, meet incredible marine life 
  • Enter the underwater observatory 


  • Air conditioned coach transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas available -additional charges apply.
  • Complimentary hot tea and coffee
  • 5 full hours at our Outer Barrier Reef - 2 leveled platform
  • Onboard briefing including Great Barrier Reef presentation by our Marine Naturalist.
  • Arrive at Marine World Platform 10.30am (approx.)
  • Morning tea and coffee with cakes served

Morning Activities Include:

  • Delicious full buffet lunch
  • All Snorkeling equipment with lessons and instruction are included along with our Semi-submersible conducted with Marine Naturalist for a fun & informative commentary & Underwater Observatory

Afternoon Activities Include:

  • Simply relaxing on a sun lounge
  • Enjoying more diving, snorkeling or a semi-submersible ride
  • Afternoon tea (tea, coffee, fruit and cheese platters) are served on departing
  • Depart Marine World at 3:30pm.


Optional Extras: 

  • Wet-Suits & Lycra Suits - $6.00 per person (not compulsory) 
  • Lockers for Personal Hire - $2.00 per entry
  • Prescription Masks available for Snorkellers and Divers ($5.00 hire fee)
  • Massage Therapist - 10 mins to 1 hour (from $20)
  • Introductory Scuba Diving: No experience required (subject to onboard medical check)
  • Certified Diving: Guides included (2 dives all equipment supplied)
  • Guided Snorkel Tour: with our Marine Naturalists
  • Helicopter flight over the reef
  • Underwater camera hire

What To Bring:

  • Towel
  • Swimmers
  • Sun protection (water resistant SPF30+)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit card for purchases
  • Certified divers please bring certified card and log book

Onboard Facilities:

  • TV, Video, PA and sound systems
  • Toilet facilities
  • Easy access to the water via the large snorkel platform
  • Freshwater rinse shower
  • Spacious sun deck with sun lounges
  • Underwater cameras (hire only)
  • Fully licensed bar facilities

Pickups / Departures

Check in: Opens at 8:00am

Cruise Departs: Departing Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns at 9:00am

Returns: Returning back to Reef Fleet Terminal between 5:00pm and 5:15pm



"I booked a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Travel Freedom, and I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! I was snorkelling with Nemo, next to turtles, and I went diving for the first time! I never thought I would see the reef, and it was so cheap to do so! Thanks to Travel Freedom for their service, which was fast, helpful, and easy!"

Laura Taylor (UK)

"I went to see the Daintree rainforest for a day with Travel Freedom and it was beautiful. It was a very relaxing day and I saw a crocodile. I recommend this tour to anyone with some time in Cairns."

Neke Den Boer (NL)

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