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Coral Sea Dreaming

FROM: $625

Departure Times

Departs: Cairns @ 8:00 AM - Tue, Thu, Sat
Returns: Cairns @ 4:00pm - Wed, Fri, Sun

Pricing Options

RRP $629 $625 AUD / Person - Shared Cabin (Between: 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $659 $654 AUD / Person - Private Cabin (Double bed for 2 Guests) ($1308 Total) (Between: 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $1318 $1308 AUD / Cabin - Sole Private Cabin (1 Pax) (Between: 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$320 AUD / Person - Certified Dive Package (Add On) (4 day dives + 1 night dive) (Between: 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$75 AUD / Dive - 1 Introductory Dive Add On (Additional dives purchased on board) (Between: 22 Feb 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

Coral Sea Dreaming is a 'dream come true' underwater adventure!

  • This 2 day reef tour allows you to take the path less travelled and see the best of the Great Barrier Reef! 
  • Snorkellers, intro divers and certified divers welcome
  • Night dives offered for certified divers
  • See tropical ocean scenery and explore the underwater world
  • Enjoy sailing on the Great Barrier Reef, even helping out the crew along the way

Coral Sea Dreaming is the ultimate experience where guests get to enjoy the best of the best on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef! This two-day tour is an intimate trip with just 12 guests, suited for those who crave an authentic reef experience. During their two days, guests will get to spend their days diving and snorkelling the fringes of the beautiful reefs, where they will get to experience close encounters with the marine life that lives there, possibly including reef sharks, sea turtles, barracuda or the giant Maori Wrasse! Coral Sea Dreaming will be a dream come true!  

sea turtle on the great barrier reef near Cairns


  • Explore the Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to dive or snorkel, or both
  • Morning and afternoon teas including fresh fruit and snacks
  • Close encounters with incredible marine life
  • Wetsuits and lycra suits and quality dive gear with paid dives
  • Professional dive guide for all dives
  • Try scuba diving
  • Air-conditioning and fans throughout the vessel
  • Variety of accommodations including both shared and private

Take the path less travelled with Coral Sea Dreaming!

Coral Sea Dreaming boat at sunrise on the Great Barrier Reef

Dive Package Inclusions:

Certified Divers Package

  • 4 day dives
  • 1 night dive
  • Dive guide

Intro Dive Add On

  • 1 intro dive
    (Additional dives can be purchased onboard for $75)
  • Dive guide

Please note that all dives are guided and all dives are subject to weather conditions.

Sample Itinerary

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We'll pull into shallow lagoons that are ideal for snorkelling and enjoying the stunning reefs right off the back of the boat! You can swim around as much as you like, exploring the coral gardens that await below. You may get to see vast reef flats, skim along the edges of a drop-off, or explore huge bommies teeming with life - with so many sights to choose from, each is different f...

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We'll pull into shallow lagoons that are ideal for snorkelling and enjoying the stunning reefs right off the back of the boat! You can swim around as much as you like, exploring the coral gardens that await below. You may get to see vast reef flats, skim along the edges of a drop-off, or explore huge bommies teeming with life - with so many sights to choose from, each is different from the last! All your gear is included, and we can even offer the use of a prescription mask with 24 hours notice. Plenty of tips and instruction are given, so even if it's your first time, you'll be able to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the reef in comfort!

Snorkelling people on the back of a boat in wetsuits

Introductory diving

If you decide to try intro scuba diving, you can look forward to plenty of instruction, a knowledgeable guide and a huge underwater world to explore! Scuba diving is one of the top activities to do on the Great Barrier Reef and with good reason - it gives you a chance to explore this untouched world up close and personal, meeting its many residents for yourself! 

Certified diving

Certified divers will get the chance to dive plenty of times while on board Coral Sea Dreaming. We specialise in morning and night dives, giving you the best conditions to enjoy an awesome dive each and every time, with still plenty of dives throughout the day! We have all the gear you will need on board, and with our own air compressors, we have unlimited tank refills for a great range in dive flexibility! With small group numbers, you can look forward to uncrowded reefs that will leave you feeling in awe of their beauty and wonder. Certified divers can also opt to do their advanced open water course while on Coral Sea Dreaming!

Diving woman with giant fish

Night diving for certified divers

Coral Sea Dreaming also offers night diving for the certified divers on board. An amazing adventure for experienced divers, night diving gives you the chance to experience the wonders of the reef after dark. The reef at night is a whole new world, full of nocturnal fish who come out to feed and play in the nighttime hours.

Reef sites

We have 30 moorings to choose from across 9 different reefs throughout the Great Barrier Reef. Our range of options gives us the best reefs to choose from, leaving you with the best possible snorkel and dive conditions each and every time! Reef sites include Flynn, Milln, Thetford, Moore, Hastings and Norman Reefs. Each has its own unique offers with a variety of coral formations, tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, rays and more! 

snorkelling, selfie, great barrier reef

Full Itinerary

Board Coral Sea Dreaming bright and early on your first day to make your way to the reefs, where the adventure begins! During the cruise out, your crew will conduct introductory and certified dive briefings and a marine naturalist brief, so everybody is ready to go upon arrival. There is plenty of time for passengers to mingle and relax, and get to know each other as the excitement builds on the way to the reef!

After arriving at your first Outer Reef location, you will get to dive in and enjoy the water! Depths range from 5 - 28 metres, ensuring they are great for both snorkellers and scuba divers. Guests will get to see the extensive coral gardens up close and at their own pace, checking out all the amazing marine life below! The Outer Reef is full of large coral bommies that are full of marine life, creating the perfect place for both snorkelling and scuba diving. After a morning of enjoying the water, guests will hop back on board for afternoon lunch and tea.

Afterwards, you will make your way to your second location of the day for more amazing snorkelling and diving.

For the last dives and snorkels of the day, you'll head to your third location, usually at Milne Reef, home to 'Three Sisters' and 'The Whale,' two amazing dive sites! Three Sisters is one of Cairns' most famous dives sites and is ideal for night and early morning dives. 

Coral Sea Dreaming boat out on the Great Barrier Reef

On your second day rise early on day two to take advantage of an early morning snorkel or scuba dive. This is a great time to see reef sharks, turtles and cruising pelagic fish as the reef wakes up and the sun rises over the Coral Sea. After time in the water breakfast is served before setting off for your next destination. 

Experienced divers will usually get to enjoy a great drift dive at the next location, usually at The Edge or Pinnacles. If not, you can expect to hear to the large bommies and coral gardens at Hastings of Michaelmas Reef, where there is an abundance of marine life and underwater landscapes. 

After mid-morning, depending on the weather, the boat will move to another site or reef. If the weather is nice, we commonly go to 5 Ways at Moore Reef, known for housing the best swim through dive in Cairns! If to the north, we may visit Pretty Patches or Upolu where the protection from stronger winds makes it easier to dive and snorkel. These are shallower reefs with lots of soft coral and isolated bommies. Lunch is served before departure.

Upon leaving our anchorage we hoist the sails. It is very common to have dolphins surf the bow wave and during the winter months, see humpback whales. The emphasis on the journey home is to relax and enjoy the company of newfound friends. Finally, as we leave behind the wonders of the reef, passengers are treated to a spectacular view as we approach one of Australia's most scenic harbours and mountains on the left and right rising high above a beautiful tropical city skyline.

Beauitful colourful coral reef Cairns

More Information

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What To Bring

  • A small overnight bag only (soft backpacks or similar and without wheels are best, if possible)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Long pants and jumper for colder months
  • Cert card/logbook for certified divers

We are limited for extra storage & refrigerator space, so limited quantities is appreciated.

What's Included

  • Specially prepared meals onboard (special diets catered for with advance notice)
  • Morni...

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What To Bring

  • A small overnight bag only (soft backpacks or similar and without wheels are best, if possible)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Long pants and jumper for colder months
  • Cert card/logbook for certified divers

We are limited for extra storage & refrigerator space, so limited quantities is appreciated.

What's Included

  • Specially prepared meals onboard (special diets catered for with advance notice)
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot showers
  • Fresh linen and towels
  • Wetsuits and lycra suits
  • Quality dive gear with paid dives
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Professional dive guide for all dives

What's Extra

  • On-board bar facilities drinks can be purchased on board. No BYO.
  • The room rates only include snorkelling. You can add intro or certified dives to your booking.
  • Extra dives are payable onboard for $75 per dive (for intro + certified dives)

Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information

  • This tour is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness.
  • The itinerary is subject to change. The general itinerary allows for 4 day certified and 1 night dive, and 3 day introductory dives during the day.
  • Night diving is not available for intro divers.
  • Snorkelling is available at all times except at night.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years for introductory/ 10 years junior open water
  • All snorkellers and divers must complete a medical questionnaire on board. Certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, heart disease, epilepsy) may preclude you from diving. 
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4 years, non-swimmers and those with mobility issues.
  • Shoes are not worn while on the boat, so it is not necessary to bring any special type of deck shoes.

Important Diving Information

All guests are required to complete two forms. a Liability Release Form and a Medical Form.

Introductory divers will also be required to fill out the Try Scuba Form

All scuba diving is subject to the completion of the medical questionnaire. If you tick yes to any of the conditions listed in this form, you will be required to show a medical certificate that you have been cleared to scuba dive. A declaration from a doctor must specifically state you are fit to go diving, and can not be a generic statement listing your conditions or declaring you fit for other activities. Please note, the crew will not allow you to try scuba diving if you suffer from any of the conditions listed, no matter how unrelated to diving they may seem. Please call in advance to discuss any concerns you might have. 

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions.

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Diving included in the diving tickets are not refundable. 

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Information & Advice:

All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Cairns Tours/ Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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