Experience the best of the reef aboard an award-winning 35-metre superyacht, the ultimate affordable day of aquatic adventure from Cairns!
- Cruise at high speeds to two spectacular locations on the Great Barrier Reef
- Relax and play aboard an air-conditioned, three-level reef vessel
- Enjoy ample snorkelling time and scuba diving opportunities
- Explore colourful reefs and spot unique marine species
- Adventure-filled day perfect for all ages and groups!
Cruise from Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Evolution Reef Cruise for a relaxing adventure aboard a high-speed, modern superyacht vessel. Boasting 5 full hours on the reef, guests can explore vibrant coral walls at two exclusive reef locations! Snorkel, kick back, or try your hand at scuba diving during your day of marine fun. With PADI-qualified dive instructors and a Master Reef Guide, Evolution welcomes both introductory and certified divers. Providing all the comforts you need, a fast and affordable way to see one of the world's natural wonders is awaiting onboard Evolution!
- Full day tour visiting two Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations
- Comfortable, stabilized vessel with ample relaxing spaces
- Air-conditioned for guest's comfort
- Aussie BBQ lunch with steak, prawns and tropical salads!
- Unlimited snorkelling with high-quality equipment provided
- Add on up to 3 introductory or certified dives to your day tour (extra)
- Optional scenic helicopter tours above the reef (extra)
- Complimentary glass of wine & snack on return
- Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
- Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.
Evolution Reef Cruise is happy to offer Outer Reef snorkelling in some of the world's most biodiverse reefs! Chosen for their variety, they provide an excellent experience for both experienced snorkellers, beginners and children. Your experienced crew will keep an eye out while you explore what lies below, pointing out where you can find all the amazing corals and fish families that await you! With wet suits, buoyancy aids and free snorkel guides available, get ready to experience the best of the Outer Reef with Evolution.
Evolution offers scuba diving to both introductory and certified divers, meaning even if it's your first time, you can still enjoy the wonders of the Outer Reef. Introductory divers will get to know the ropes through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, where they'll be taught all the basic skills required to dive down to 12 metres accompanied by a PADI-qualified instructor. For the experienced divers on the Evolution Reef Cruise, pre-book up to 3 dives for your day trip!
Semi-submersible Reef Tour
After snorkelling up a storm at your first Great Barrier Reef location, kick back under the sun as you cruise to your second destination for the day. Immerse yourself into the underwater activity once more with a snorkel or dive, or add on a semi-submersible tour for the chance to learn all about the reef ecosystems without getting wet! Alongside a marine naturalist guide, cruise along the reef shallows to spot unique marine life and corals of the reef. Ideal for families and those who aren't entering the water!
Scenic Helicopter Flight
Experience the wonder of the reef from a new perspective with an exclusive scenic helicopter flight over the teeming Hastings Reef. Take to the air from Evolution's dazzling helicopter pontoon before soaring above turquoise lagoons and flourishing reef systems of the world's most extensive reef system. The perfect way to surprise a special someone, celebrate on the reef or add that extra thrill to your day!
What To Bring
- Sunscreen & hat
- Swim suit
- Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchase
- Change of clothes and warm jumper/ jacket for cooler days.
- Certified Divers must bring C Card
- Dive Medical if required
- Cruise on board luxury 35-metre superyacht
- Visit 2 unique outer reef sites
- 5 hours of snorkeling or diving
- Unlimited snorkelling with all equipment
- Hot BBQ lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak and salad
- Tea, coffee, and mini muffins
- Free lycra/sun-suit hire
- Free glass of wine and snack on return
- PADI qualified dive instructors and Master Reef Guide
- Spacious air-conditioned lounges and upper deck to relax
- Reef Levy
- Scenic Heli Flight $199 pre-booked
- Marine Biologist Snorkel Tour $25
- Semi-Submersible Tour $20 Adults, $10 Child
- Return Transfers $18pp Cairns City, $27pp Northern Beaches
- Wetsuits $10pp
- 10 Minute Helicopter Flight - $199pp
- Underwater Camera Hire - $55
Terms and Conditions
Department of Transport Regulations state seat belts are compulsory for all passengers and infants and must be worn at all times.
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 Sailing Whitsundays/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 vessel 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.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
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.
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 Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/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.
Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.
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