Great Barrier Reef Tours

Great Barrier Reef Tours

Welcome to Great Barrier Reef Tours, in this section you will learn about the best times of the year to travel to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Learn about tidal information and which are the best months to avoid the strong winds and the high tourist seasons.

As one of the last and final frontiers for seeing wild pristine coral reef systems. Visiting the reef you will learn about the protection of the reef, it will help you appreciate the many different species of soft and hard corals and hundreds of marine animals that depend on the reef for there survival.

Great Barrier Reef Tours are the best way to visit the reef. Tour companies operate from Cairns and Port Douglas in Australia. These are both great access points for visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

Still confused?  Let us help you find the perfect reef tour for you and your family.

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Silverswift Dive $241.00

The only day boat in Cairns to visit 3 outer reef locations.

3 Outer Reef Sites!

Moore Reef pontoon by Reef Magic.Reef Magic $240.00

Snorkel, lunch, semi-submarine, glass bottom boat, great for families.

Great for Families

TUSA Dive $200.00

Roaming reef permit, unguided diving! Good for photographers.

3rd Dive FREE

Ocean Spirit Cruises Cairns Australia.Ocean Spirit $202.00

Visit Michaelmas Cay, tropical sand cay with beautiful beaches.

Beautiful Sandy Cay Luxury!

Sunlover Cruises Boat CairsSunlover Cruises $212.00

The newest outer reef pontoon in Cairns.

Cairns Newest Pontoon!

Great Adventures PontoonGreat Adventures $232.00

Visit Green Island + The Outer Barrier Reef!

Green Island + Reef!

Quicksilver Cruises Port DouglasQuicksilver $273.00

Departing from Port Douglas, please make your own way

The Ultimate Reef Tour!

Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.Green Island $103.00

Includes snorkel equipment or a glass bottom boat tour.

Half Day or Full Day!

Silversonic reef cruisesSilversonic $236.00

Silversonic visits 3 outer reef locations from Port Douglas. Excellent Dives!

Dive Agincourt Reef!

Inner Reefs

The Inner Reefs Explained

The closest part of the reef is located 26klm offshore from Cairns. It is commonly known as the inner reef, it's worth a visit for families with small children or if your not too keen on swimming. The most accessible Island is called Green Island. With all the facilities of the mainland on the Island, Green Island is a great place to start your adventures exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Outer Reefs
Snorkel & Scuba Dive
Tide Times
Best time of the Year
Snorkel or Scuba Dive?
Overnight Trips
Live Aboard Dive Trips

Overnight Live Aboard Dive Trips from Cairns:

Another way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is to stay overnight on a Liveaboard Snorkel / Dive Boat.

Cairns Liveaboard Dive Trips offer all types of accommodation like multi-share rooms (3 beds in one room) or private TWIN share rooms with private bathrooms. There are also luxury liveaboards with private double bedrooms with private bathrooms.

Most liveaboards offer chef-prepared meals and all snorkel gear. First-time introductory scuba diving packages and certified scuba diving packages can also be pre-arranged.

Remember to try any form of scuba diving you must be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medication.

Day Tours
Protecting the Reef
View from Above
Local Cultures