Make the Great Barrier Reef a passion of yours with a Passions of Paradise day trip!
- See the beautiful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
- Opportunity to scuba dive and snorkel amongst colourful fish at two Outer Reef locations!
- Fast, high-performance catamaran with full amenities
- Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef to enjoy plenty of time in the water!
Passions of Paradise offers guests the chance to dive or snorkel on an amazing day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef! You'll get the opportunity to explore sprawling coral walls and see unique marine life at different reef locations. Sailing daily from Cairns the high-performance catamaran is the perfect vessel to enjoy the sun and sites, after a day filled with underwater adventure! Choose to dive, snorkel, or try both!
- Fast, modern catamaran
- Visit the best reef destinations on the Great Barrier Reef
- Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef to beat the crowds
- Free guided snorkel tour
- A dedicated snorkelling instructor and free tuition for those eager to learn
- A full buffet lunch with a selection of hot and cold dishes prepared by Passions’ very own onboard Chef. Dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice
- Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment
- Free floatation vests to aid non-swimmers
- Air-conditioned saloon
- Morning tea including freshly brewed tea, coffee and a fresh tropical fruit platter
- Afternoon tea with a cheese platter
- Onboard marine naturalist presentation on coral and marine life
- Staff trained in Advanced ECO Certification Standard
- Rates include National Park Levy
- Vessel maximum capacity 140, reduced to 90 guests for your comfort
Enjoy a quality day trip to the Great Barrier Reef at an affordable price - book your friends and family today!
- 7:00 - 7:50 Check-in at Passions of Paradise desk, Reef Fleet
- 8:00 Depart Cairns Marlin Marina for the first location
- 8:30 SCUBA Diving briefings for Introductory and Certified
- 9:30 Snorkelling lesson for new and returning Snorkelers
- 10:00 Arrival at the first location (to be chosen on the day)
- 12:00 Lunch - chef-prepared on board
- 12:45 Transit to the second location for the second round of water
- 14:30 Departure to return to Cairns
- 17:00 Arrival back to Cairns Marlin Marina
Snorkel at two different dive sites and explore the world that awaits you! With intricate corals, colourful fish and playful marine life to look forward to, you will have a snorkel experience unlike any other! All of your gear is provided as well as free tuition for those who want to learn. We'll make sure you feel safe and comfortable in the water so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest.
Introductory divers can partake in the free "try before you dive" policy which means you are welcome to join the briefings, get into the water and use apparatus for 5 minutes before deciding to continue with your dive. This is a great way to see if you're into diving or not before taking the plunge and going in for real! No experience is necessary, all you need to do is fill out a questionnaire and bring along your sense of adventure.
Certified divers will love the day trip on board Passions of Paradise! This tour offers a great way for you to explore the Great Barrier Reef and all it has to offer! Certified divers must bring along their dive cards and prepare themselves for the dive of a lifetime! All equipment is provided for all divers including fins, suits, masks and tanks.
During your day tour, you can look forward to visiting two unique sites! You'll stop at two different locations based on the weather conditions, with your captain choosing from:
- Moore Reef
- Milln Reef
- Flynn Reef
- Thetford Reef
- Hastings Reef
- Norman Reef
- Breaking Patches
- Pretty Patches
Sea turtles are common and you are also likely to see giant trevally, small blacktip reef sharks, batfish and hundreds of species of colourful reef fish. Paradise Reef is an exclusive mooring just for Passions so there are no crowds as you snorkel or dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef. It is a hard coral reef featuring a ribbon of small reefs. With depths of up to 25 metres along the edge, water clarity is good and the area is host to many exciting fish species including Wally, our resident Maori Wrasse.
- Introductory and certified scuba diving
- Underwater digital camera hire
- Prescription masks
- T-shirts, assorted quality beers, wine and soft drinks for purchase
- Transfer Costs to Marina: City $20pp, North Beaches $25pp
Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
What To Bring
- Bathing gear
- Cash or card for any on board purchases
- Dive certification (if applicable)
- Snorkelling equipment including a wetsuit or stinger suit and prescription masks are also available upon request
- Free guided snorkel tour
- Tropical buffet style lunch of cold cuts, salads and fruit
- Morning/afternoon tea
- Complimentary tea, coffee and chilled water are available throughout the day
- Marine naturalist presentation on coral fish and life
- Hot showers
- All marine park taxes included!
City transfers $20pp & Northern Beaches transfers $25pp
Optional extras are available on board
- 1st scuba dive $70
- 2nd scuba dive $55
- Underwater camera hire: prices start from $60
- Snacks and souvenirs priced individually on board
Cash and Credit are accepted on board
All scuba diving is subject to the completion of a medical questionnaire on board. Some medical conditions and/or prescription medication may preclude you from diving. Please call us in advance to discuss any concerns you might have. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
Terms and Conditions
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 Fraser 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 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. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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.
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.
INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION POLICY
No-shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR GROUPS OVER 10 PASSENGERS
If cancellation occurs more than 14 days prior to arrival, a full refund applies.
If cancellation occurs 7- 13 days prior, a 50% refund applies.
If cancellation occurs 7 days or less of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Transfers between tours can be made at the supplier's 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 email@example.com. 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 / Cairns-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.
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