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Evolution Reef Cruise Gold Class

FROM: $798

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00 am - Please Enquire
Returns: 4:30 pm - Please Enquire

Departure Point: Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns.

Pricing Options

$399 AUD / Person - Gold Class (2 Guests) ($798 Total) (Between: 29 Nov 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$50 AUD / Person - 1 Dive ADD On (Intro or Cert) (Between: 29 Nov 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$250 AUD / Person - Additional Guest (Max 8) (Between: 29 Nov 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Indulge in a day of Great Barrier Reef luxury aboard Evolution, as an exclusive Gold Class private lounge member!

  • Award-winning superyacht cruising to two flourishing Great Barrier Reef sites
  • Enjoy 5 star service in a luxury private lounge accommodating up to 8 guests
  • Dedicated concierge service, private return transfers and high-end inclusions
  • Unparallelled snorkelling and diving, unique semi-submersible tour and an optional scenic helicopter flight!

Step aboard the Evolution Reef Cruise, a modern 35-metre superyacht, for a day of exclusive 5 star service and private lounge luxury as a Gold Class member! Cruising to two world-class reef sites within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Gold Class guests can enjoy ample snorkelling time amongst vibrant coral formations, sun-soaked relaxation and unforgettable reef add-ons such as introductory diving, certified diving and scenic helicopter flights. Perfect for intimate celebrations and special small group adventures, a VIP Gold Class experience with Evolution is an exceptional way to explore the reef in style!

Evolution Reef Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef


  • Full day reef cruise visiting two vibrant Great Barrier Reef sites
  • 5 star service in a private air-conditioned lounge accommodating up to 8 guests
  • Dedicated concierge service and stylish interiors
  • Unique snorkelling opportunities with state-of-art equipment included
  • Knowledgable marine biologist snorkel tour
  • Semi submarine tour amongst teeming marine life
  • Succulent BBQ lunch including locally-sourced prawns, fish and steak
  • Wine fridge with bottled water and mini bar with complimentary snacks
  • Coffee machine with pods, tea and milk
  • $20 per person onboard credit
  • Add on up to 3 introductory or certified dives to your day tour (extra)
  • Optional scenic helicopter tours above the reef (extra)
  • Private pickup and dropoff to Cairns accommodation

Two women sitting in the Gold Class lounge on Evolution Reef Cruise

The most luxurious way to experience the World Heritage-listed Outer Great Barrier Reef!

Sample Itinerary

7:00 am

Private pickup from Cairns accommodation. 

7:30 am

Check in, meet your private concierge and head to your exclusive lounge on Evolution’s second floor before departure.

9:45 am 

Arrive at your first reef location at Saxon Reef or Norman Reef for 3 hours of snorkelling or diving, including a complimentary guided snorkel tour.

11:30 am

Enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced BBQ lunch in the Gold Class lounge.

1:00 pm 

Arrive at your second reef location at Hastings Reef for 2 hours of snorkelling or diving, in addition to semi-submersible tours and helicopter flight add-ons.

3:00 pm

Evolution departs back to Cairns. Cheese and fruit platters and a glass of wine are served.

4:30 pm

Arrive back in Cairns, private return transfer to Cairns accommodation.

Start your VIP reef adventure with a personalised transfer from your Cairns accommodation to the Reef Fleet Terminal, where your private concierge will show you to your exclusive Gold Class lounge for the day!


Travelling in style to two Great Barrier Reef sites, Saxon Reef and Hastings Reef (dependant on weather conditions), Gold Class guests of all experience levels can make a splash and snorkel amongst flourishing, biodiverse reefs. Start the fun with a complimentary guided snorkel tour, where your experienced crew will guide you amongst technicolour corals of all shapes and schools of quirky reef fish. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, Maori Wrasse and giant clams during your time in the water!

Evolution Reef Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving 

The Evolution Reef Cruise offers scuba diving opportunities for both introductory and certified divers, ensuring that every avid diver can explore the great depths of the Outer Reef! For first-time divers, learn the basic scuba skills required to dive down up to 12 metres alongside one of Evolution’s experienced instructors, completing the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. Experienced divers can enjoy up to 3 dives during their day on Evolution. The chance to discover and learn the ropes at world-class reef destinations is unmissable, pre-book a dive today (at additional cost)!

Intro diver learning to scuba dive

Semi-submersible Reef Tour

At your second reef location for the day, immerse yourself in the opportunity to learn all about the reef ecosystems without getting into the water! A semi-submersible tour will cruise along the reef shallows, granting perfect sight to the underwater world below. Alongside a marine naturalist, spot unique marine species and corals that call the Great Barrier Reef home. Afterwards, dive back into the aquatic forests, marvel at the reef from above on a helicopter flight add-on or simply kick back with a glass of bubbly in your Gold Class lounge!

School of blue reef fish on the Great Barrier Reef

Scenic Helicopter Flight

For the ultimate indulgence, add a scenic helicopter flight to your luxurious day of adventure! Take to the air from Evolution’s exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef where you’ll soar above the world’s largest reef system, experiencing the turquoise lagoons and sprawling reef systems of the Great Barrier Reef from a whole new perspective. The best way to surprise a special someone or celebrate on the reef. After landing, kick back with a glass of wine and cheese platter as you cruise into the setting sun back to Cairns.

Red helicopter on a reef land pad at Hastings Reef, Cairns

Sample Menu

BBQ Lunch

  • BBQ steak, prawns and fish (Lasagne with quinoa and bean sprout salad on request)
  • BBQ veggie patties
  • Potato dill salad, roast vegetable salad, tossed salad, sundried tomato pesto pasta salad
  • Couc cous salad and spinach salad
  • Coleslaw 
  • Bread - cottage loaves, french sticks, focaccia

BBQ lunch selection on Evolution Reef Cruise

Morning Tea - muffins and scones.

More Information

What To Bring

  • Towel and swimsuit
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases
  • Change of clothes and warm jumper/ jacket for cooler days
  • Certified Divers must bring C Card
  • Dive Medical if required

What's Included

  • Visit two reef sites, up to five hours on the Outer Reef
  • Gold Class 5 star service and private lounge accommodating up to 8 guests
  • Personal concierge service 
  • Private pickup and dropoff to Cairns accommodation
  • Snorkelling with all equipment and marine biologist snorkel tour
  • Semi submarine tour 
  • PADI qualified dive instructors and Master Reef Guide
  • BBQ lunch including locally-sourced prawns, fish and steak
  • Wine fridge with bottled water and mini bar with complimentary snacks
  • Coffee machine with pods, tea and milk
  • $20 per person onboard credit
  • Reef Levy

What's Extra

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight $179 (pre-booked discount of $20)
  • Introductory Dive: 1st dive $50; 2nd dive $35, 3rd dive $25
  • Certified Dive: 1st dive $50; 2nd dive $30, 3rd dive $20
  • Fly / Cruise OR Cruise / Fly $330 ea (max 2 passengers)
  • Underwater Camera Hire: $55

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
  • 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

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 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. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

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.

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. 


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.

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.

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 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 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.

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/Cairns Tours. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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