Great Adventures Reef

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

  • Outer Barrier Reef platform
  • 10:30am departure
Inc. all levies & taxes

Great Adventures Reef Info

Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef Platform

Enjoy a sleep-in with the latest Outer Reef departure from Cairns.  Experience breathtaking beauty at the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures.  From the comfort of the stable reef activity platform, this is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore.  Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch - There is something here for everyone. 

What Makes it Great!

  • Spacious activity platform
  • Outer Barrier Reef
  • Latest departure time from Cairns
  • Suitable for non-swimmers 
  • Excellent for Families


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran transfers
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • 3 hours at the Outer Barrier Reef platform
  • Delicious hot & cold buffet lunch 
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Buoyancy vests if required
  • Underwater observatory
  • Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Reef education presentation

The Pontoon features:

  • Undercover seating and tables
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Sun-deck with Sun-lounges
  • Swimming enclosure for children
  • Change rooms
  • Freshwater showers
  • Semi-submerged platform
  • Great for Non-Swimmers
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-Submersible reef viewer
  • Lycra suits included on pontoon
  • Eco talk

Your day: 

From 9.30am  Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.

10:10am  Vessel boarding.  Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding. 

10:30am  Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform via Green Island.

11:20am  Cake selection served on forward journey.  During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors.
Snorkelling demonstration by crew.

12:30pm  Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform.  Reef activities commence…Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.  Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.  Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.  Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.

1.00-2.30pm  Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.  Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform

3:30pm  A blast on the ship's horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.

3:45pm  Departure to Cairns via Green Island.  Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.

5:30pm  Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Additional Costs: 

What to bring:

  • Swimming costume, beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
  • Multi-lingual staff members:  Great Adventures does have Japanese and Chinese crew members on this boat all year round.  Please request this option when booking so that we can make sure the staff member is working on your day of travel.  German, Italian and Korean speakers also work as crew on Great Adventures.  

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    Great Adventures Reef Rates

    All prices shown in Australian Dollars

    Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

    Barrier Reef Adventure Adult Children Family Enquire
    Great Adventures Pontoon $252 $134 $638 Book
    Great Adv. Pontoon with Cairns hotel transfers $282 $154 $738 Book
    Great Adv. Pontoon with Nthn. Beaches hotel transfers $290 $155 $756 Book
    Helicopter Options Adult Children Family Enquire
    Great Adv Pontoon + 10 min heli $439
    Includes Levies
    Includes Levies
    n/a Book
    Cruise - Fly Adventure $504
    Includes Levies
    Includes Levies
    n/a Book
    Fly - Cruise Adventure $504
    Includes Levies
    Includes Levies
    n/a Book

    Optional Extras

    Prices valid from Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

    1 x Certified Dive $126
    2 x Certified Dives $184
    10 minute Scenic Heli - Reef Platform $199


    Child Age = 4-14 years

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