Silverswift is designed for comfort, allowing guests to have the best day possible exploring the Great Barrier Reef! Leaving from Cairns, you'll enjoy a swift ride out to the Great Barrier Reef, to explore the world's most precious underwater sights. For over five hours, you'll get to enjoy snorkelling or diving at three unique locations, including Thetford, Milln, Flynn or Pellowe Reefs, where divers can enjoy up to three dives, and snorkellers cans enjoy as much time as they want in the water. Known as the quickest dive trip to leave from Cairns to the Outer Reef, we welcome all types of adventurers, including certified divers, intro divers and snorkellers.
- Plenty of time for snorkelling or diving
- Spacious modern deck and state-of-the-art ride control
- Quick journey out to the reef
- Visit three unique dive sites
- Over five hours on the Great Barrier Reef
- Certified diving or introductory diving
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Hot and cold tropical lunch
- Hot fresh water showers
- Advanced Ecotourism Certification
- Guided snorkel tour
Silverswift gives you plenty of time to play at the reef. Take the time to learn how to scuba dive with an intro dive, or enjoy the freedom of diving as a certified diver, or spend your day at the surface as a snorkeller - Silverswift gives you the freedom to enjoy the reef the way you'd like!
8:15am Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/breakfast served.
8:30am Depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Reef. On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
9:50am Arrive at first reef location. Divers gear up, while snorkellers' site briefing begins. Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
11:15am Silverswift departs for second reef location. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive. Snorkellers site briefing.
12:30am Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air-conditioned cabin.
1:40pm Silverswift departs for third reef location. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel. Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
2:15pm Afternoon tea served
3:00pm All passengers board vessel for final passenger count
3:15pm Silverswift commences the return journey to Cairns
4:30pm Silverswift arrives at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
4:55pm Coaches depart for accommodation
Guests can enjoy a full day of snorkelling on board Silverswift, with a snorkel brief provided at each site, as well as guided snorkel tours around the reefs themselves. This gives guests the chance to explore the reefs up close in the shallow coral gardens and witness is diverse beauty! All equipment is provided, with prescription masks available if necessary. You can enjoy the freedom of swimming around at your own pace with your family or friends, or follow our guide around for an in depth tour!
Intro divers can enjoy up to two dives during their day on Silverswift. Our qualified and fun team will brief you on what's to come, while quizzing you, showing you videos and making sure you know the ropes before going on your first dive. Scaling depths up to 12 metres, you'll get to see the reef as you never have before, with everything close and within reach!
Certified divers can do up to three dives, during the day, enjoying the reef at length. All dives will be accompanied by a member of our team, free to charge to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time under the water! With thousands of species to see, diving on the Great Barrier Reef is a diver's paradise. The warm waters, amazing bommies, wonderful fish and amazing marine life will keep you entertained as you make your way around the reef.
You will get to visit 3 unique sites during your day with Silverswift on Flynn, Milln, Thetford or Pellowe Reefs. With 4 reefs and 20 sites to choose from, you will get to see the best of the best during your underwater adventures! Your captain and crew will choose the best sites dependent on the weather and currents to ensure the best conditions for your snorkel or dive. You can look forward to seeing soft and hard corals, tropical fish, giant clams, sea turtles and more!
- Extra costs: $6.50pp Government Environmental Management Charge payable at check-in
- Please note introductory scuba divers must pass a medical questionnaire to be able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
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What To Bring
- Swimming costume and towel
- Sunscreen and shirt
- Certification Card for Certified Divers
- Cash for drinks at the bar
- Credit card for additional dives
- Available for Hire: Underwater digital cameras available for hire and professional underwater photo and video service on board
- Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
- Reef interpretation
- Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
- Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit
- Prescription masks available at no additional cost and lycra suits included
- EMC Charge On Arrival
- $6.50pp Until March 31st 2020
- $7pp From April 1st 2020
- Fuel Surchage
- With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to your ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
- Return Coach Transfers
- $28 ex Cairns
- $34 ex Port Douglas
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.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
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.
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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.
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