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Oceanquest Cairns 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Tour

FROM: $770
5.0 (3 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00 AM - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Returns: 4:30 PM - Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Pricing Options

$770 AUD / Person - Snorkel - Twin with Ensuite (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$830 AUD / Person - Snorkel - Double with Ensuite (requires 2 guests) ($1660 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$902 AUD / Person - Certified Diver - Twin with Ensuite (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$962 AUD / Person - Certified Diver - Double with Ensuite (requires 2 guests) ($1924 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$70 AUD / Person - 1 Introductory Dive (Add-On) (Between: 11 Sep 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$120 AUD / Person - 2 Introductory Dives (Add-On) (Between: 11 Sep 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$15 AUD / Person - 1 Certified Guided Dive (Add-On) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)

See the amazing Great Barrier Reef on the 3 day Ocean Quest Liveaboard Trip!

  • Spend 3 days exploring the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel, swim, scuba dive and see the reef to the fullest extent
  • Spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms and the best in privacy
  • Everything included for a carefree trip to the Great Barrier Reef

Our 3 day Ocean Quest Liveaboard Trip provides the perfect platform for snorkellers and divers alike to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. You will have three amazing days to explore the reef, having the chance to do up to 11 snorkels or dives during your time with us, with plenty of time left over the relax, kick back and enjoy the beautiful views of the reef. The trip features great dive and snorkelling locations, as well as meals and an adventure of a lifetime! You will get to swim, snorkel and dive with the reef's exotic marine life and see the beautiful corals and reefs up close! Keen divers are able to complete PADI courses on board with our amazing dive team, gaining certification and night dives as part of your three day trip. 

Underwater coral garden, Great Barrier Reef


  • See amazing marine life up close
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits and dive computer
  • All meals included 
  • Spacious rooms with large bathrooms and windows
  • Amazing views and spacious decks for relaxing
  • Onboard bar
  • Friendly and fun staff
  • Prescription masks if needed (deposit required)
  • Free use of wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs for purchase to remember your trip
  • Certified divers have the opportunity to do night dives
  • Two-cell torch hire for night dive
  • Air fills
  • Bed linen
  • Fresh showers after a big day in the water
  • Cairns city hotel and hostel pick-ups included
  • Transfers from Cairns CBD and Divers Den office
  • Extra $60pp reef tax & fuel levy

Sample Itinerary

Guests can take advantage of up to 10 dives during their 3 day, 2 night trip with OceanQuest. Our trip is designed around scuba diving, and welcomes both introductory and certified divers to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef. We also offer divers the chance to complete their PADI course while on board! Please enquire at the time of booking. OceanQuest has high quality equipment and awesome instructors to guide you on your way as you explore the coral gardens below.

Snorkllers are welcome on board OceanQuest to explore the reefs and oceans surrounding your during your two night tour. With shallow reefs and bommies littering the ocean floor, you'll be able to see the marine life up close as you snorkel around. Guests have plenty of time to do as much snorkelling as they'd like, while taking your extra time to relax on deck, taking in the sights of the reef. 

Snorkelling aerial reef view

Introductory diving
Introductory divers can fully enjoy the beauty of the reef with no experience necessary! Guests can do up to 5 introductory dives per trip, learning all the ins and outs of the art of scuba! Our instructors will ensure you feel comfortable and confident in the water so you can enjoy it at a depth of up to 12 metres.

Certified diving
OceanQuest caters best to certified divers. With the ability to do up to 10 dives per trip, this is a great chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef at length! You may even be able to join on on fun extra such as Sharks in the Dark or the very cool Fluro dive. Nitrox fills also available.

Turtle in the clear Cairns shallows

Sharks in the Dark
OceanQuest offers this amazing experience to certified divers to dive with reef sharks by moonlight! Intro divers and snorkellers can join in the on the fun by hanging out on the back deck with their faces in the water to see the sharks for themselves without getting in the water. This unique experience gives divers and guests the chance to see these amazing creatures up close to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Fluoro dive
Fluorescent diving is one of OceanQuests most unique and special experiences. For an additional cost, certified divers can see the reef as they never have before - while glowing and alight! Special masks and lights are used for you to see the underwater world in a whole new way. This is an experience you must see for yourself! Please note guests much have previously completed a night dive elsewhere or with us in order to take part.

Fluro dive underwater view

Important Information

  • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
  • Divers are only able to do Sharks in the Dark if they are certified and have completed a night dive beforehand.
  • Intro divers must be at least 12 years old
  • Children: The child snorkel age is 4-14. There is no minimum age restriction for travelling on vessels when accompanied by a parent or guardian, but children must remain supervised at all times if they are not undertaking a course. 

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Certified dive card 

What's Included

  • BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm Short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Cairns CBD and Divers Den office pickups available
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits and dive computer, 2 Cell torch hire for night dive
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Tea, coffee and chilled water all-day
  • Bed linen
  • Fresh water ...

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Certified dive card 

What's Included

  • BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm Short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Cairns CBD and Divers Den office pickups available
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits and dive computer, 2 Cell torch hire for night dive
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Tea, coffee and chilled water all-day
  • Bed linen
  • Fresh water showers
  • Reef tax & fuel levy

What's Extra

  • Camera/video hire
  • Digital camera hire
  • Bar purchases (snacks & beverages)
  • Prescription masks
  • Dive Guide ($15 per person, per dive if pre-booked)
  • Dive Guide is $20 if booked on board the boat
  • Intro dives are $70 for 1 dive or $120 for 2 dives (can be added at checkout)

Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. For more diving information please read this sample Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire.

Terms and Conditions

Open Water Courses

DAY 1: Failed Medicals will receive a full refund. Cancellation for any other reason incurs an AUD$180 cancellation fee. If a student drops out of the course for any reason a charge of $150 will apply to cover the PADI fees.

DAY 2 – AUD$250 cancellation fee. If a student drops out of the course for any reason a charge of $150 will apply to cover the PADI fees.

AFTER DAY 2 – No refund will be given.

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. 

Group Bookings (6 or more people)

  • Cancellation between 60 and 31 days prior to departure: 25% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation within 30 days prior to departure: 100% cancellation

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. A $40 per person transfer fee applies to all name or date changes.

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.


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 3 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Robin Powell, 06 Jun 22
I had such a great time on this boat diving and relaxing. Originally only booked on for 1 night but extended and it's worth paying for the extra night to do the night dive and the fluro dive, they're both brilliant in different ways - loads of sharks, or crazy vibrant colours.
Joe Daoust, 26 May 22
SO SO GOOD!!! Best time I've had in Australia! Norman and Saxon are really good reefs with so much life on them. Do the night dive and the fluorescent dive!
Dave Young, 28 Apr 21
Spent 3 fantastic days on Oceanquest, exploring Norman & Saxon Reef. Plenty of Sharks, turtles and tropical fish. Dive sites were excellent, crew were very helpful. 100% recommend.
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