Evolution Reef Cruise

5 hours and 2 outer reef locations

  • 2 spectacular locations
  • Children up to 16 at child rate
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FROM $175 PER PERSON
Inc. all levies & taxes

Evolution Reef Cruise Info

EVOLUTION - OUTER BARRIER REEF TRIP:

Evolution offers the ultimate passenger experience with the class and style of a motor yacht. 

This ultra-spacious and comfortable vessel features seating and decks over 3 levels.  Large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck  include a mix of booth configuration seating. 

The upper deck also has a VIP room.   Private use of this room for up to 6 guests for the day is available - Please ask us for this special rate when booking!  

Enjoy oversized outdoor decks in the sunshine with sun lounges.  A choice of outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun. 

Fold-down platforms encircle the aft end of the vessel providing ample comfortable and safe access to the water.  

Evolution is quick, taking only 80 minutes to get to the Outer Reef.  With less travel time, you’ll spend more time at the Reef!

Evolution travels to two different reef destinations.  Norman & Saxon in the morning and Hastings Reef in the afternoon.  There are no islands and no pontoons.  The Outer Reef is spectacular! 

Reef sites are chosen on the day to ensure the best protection and underwater visibility according to weather conditions. Expect to see spectacular coral formations and masses of brilliantly coloured fish.

What makes it Great?

  • FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
  • 5 Hours on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Live on-board entertainment on return journey
  • Maximum 150 passengers - plenty of space
  • VIP Room option

Departures:

  • Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns, from 07:30am at the Down Under Cruise & Dive counter
  • Boarding commences at 08:00am for an 08:20am departure
  • This trip returns to Cairns at approx. 4:45pm.
  • Hotel Transfers are not included but can be booked for an additional fee

Trip Inclusions:

  • 5 hours spent visiting 2 outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • FREE 10 min scuba dive demonstration - (charges apply if you proceed)
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for)
  • FREE tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
  • Environmental Management Charge $20

VIP Room Inclusions:

  • Priority check in and boarding
  • Maximum 6 people
  • Dedicated staff member attending to your needs
  • Comfortable lounge seating
  • Internal fridge facilities
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Cupboards for storage
  • Relax in the comfort of your own room
  • TV screen, saloon sound quality audio and PA system

Your day:

  • 7.30am Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, commence boarding at 8:00am
  • 8.00am Departs Daily
  • 9:30am Approximate arrive Norman OR Saxon Reef
  • 3 hours to play, Snorkel Tour, sunbathe & relax, Aussie BBQ Lunch is served
  • 12: 20pm Depart for Hastings Reef
  • 12:30pm Arrive Hastings Reef
  • 2 hours to play, Snorkel
  • 4:45pm Returns back into Cairns

Additional Costs:

  • Hotel transfers
  • Semi-Submersible tour $10 if pre-booked 
  • Intro/Certified Diving
  • Certified Dive Guide
  • Wetsuits for Snorkelers and Intro Divers $10 (included for cert divers)
  • Lycra Suits $10
  • On-board purchases - drinks, snacks, underwater camera
  • Heli ride at Hastings Reef
  • Heli flights
    To experience the reef from a different perspective, why not take a Helicopter flight over Hastings Reef ! This is available from the Outer Reef Heli pad on the day, due to limited seats please pre book your flight. Click here for Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under combo.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW**

  • Be aware snorkelling & diving may be a strenuous activity - All snorkelling & diving are subject to completion of on-board medical questionnaire /declaration.
  • A history of asthma, diabetes, ear, epilepsy, heart, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions and medications may preclude a passenger from diving. Please discuss existing medical conditions with staff prior to travel. Or if in doubt, please visit your local dive doctor to get a medical clearance.
  • Diving minimum age is 12 years and maximum age is 65 years
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
  • In the interests of safety we recommend no flying within 24hours of last dive.
  • All trips/dives are weather permitting at captains/drivers discretion- No refund for incomplete dives.
  • Should a trip be cancelled passengers will be offered an alternative day of travel or a full refund
  • Semi sub will operate subject to weather conditions.

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Cash or credit card
  • Scuba Certification for Cert divers

This Evolution day trip is also included in 3 Day Package including the Kuranda Train and Skyrail daytrip and the Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park daytrip.

Multi-lingual staff members:  Evolution does have Chinese crew members on this vessel year round.  Please request this option when booking so that we can make sure the staff member is working on your day of travel.    

GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

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Evolution Reef Cruise Rates

*** SPECIAL RATES - All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2018

Certified Diving Adult Children Family Enquire
Evolution | 1x Cert Dive - Special $215
Includes Levies
$160
Includes Levies
n/a Book
Intro Diving Adult Children Family Enquire
Evolution | 1x Intro Dive - Special $215
Includes Levies
$160
Includes Levies
n/a Book
Heli options Adult Children Family Enquire
Fly/Cruise Half Day $339
Includes Levies
$339
Includes Levies
n/a Book
Cruise/Fly $379
Includes Levies
$379
Includes Levies
n/a Book

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2018

Snorkelling Adult Children Family Enquire
Evolution | Snorkel $175
Includes Levies
$90
Includes Levies
$460
Includes Levies
Book
Intro Diving Adult Children Family Enquire
Evolution | 1x Intro Dive - Special $215
Includes Levies
$160
Includes Levies
n/a Book
Certified Diving Adult Children Family Enquire
Evolution | 1x Cert Dive - Special $215
Includes Levies
$160
Includes Levies
n/a Book
Heli options Adult Children Family Enquire
Fly/Cruise Half Day $339
Includes Levies
$339
Includes Levies
n/a Book
Cruise/Fly $379
Includes Levies
$379
Includes Levies
n/a Book

Optional Extras

Prices valid from Prices valid from now until 31 March 2018

Cairns City Hotel Transfers $15.5
Lycra Suit / Wetsuit Hire per person $10
Semi-Submarine Tour on Evolution $10
2nd Intro Dive - 2nd dive $45
Scenic Heli Reef Flight (10 minutes) $145
Intro Dive - 1st dive $70
1st Certified Dive $70
Digital Underwater Camera / Person $45
VIP Room upgrade/person - Evolution Reef $80
Heliport One Way Transfer / Fly/Cruise $8

TERMS

Child Age = 4-16 years

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