3 Day 2 Night Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on this 3-day/2-night liveaboard trip as a snorkeller. Explore the exclusive unspoilt reefs with warm water, minimal current and great visibility all year round. Snorkellers can also do a try dive whilst out on the reef.


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  • Spend 3 days on a liveaboard dive vessel on the outer part of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit up to four easterly Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Sites are selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility 
  • Unique sites are rarely visited by other vessels
  • View magnificent hard and soft corals, giant clams, turtles, stingrays and the largest variety of tropical fish, both large and small
  • 25-meter centrally air-conditioned vessels with 2 large decks
  • Loads of snorkelling time 


  • Accommodation transfers from Cairns City and Northern Beaches only
  • 2 nights accommodation on board vessel (all twin cabins)
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Bed linen (no bath towels)
  • Essential snorkel equipment, including a 5mm short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Prescription masks (if required)
  • Dive insurance - for dive-related injuries and evacuation only
  • Complimentary WiFi

Day 1: Diving The Outer Great Barrier Reef

5:45 am - Complimentary hotel transfer - available from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation
6:15 am - Check in at Pro Dive retail shop - corner Shields & Grafton Streets
7:00 am - Depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard
11:30 am - Your first snorkel location
12:45 pm - Lunch is served - hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats & bread rolls
2:30 pm - Your second snorkel site - head off & discover more underwater delights. The vessel moves on to the next site
4:30 pm - An afternoon of snorkelling and relaxing
6:00 pm - Dinner - the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it!
7:30 pm - The night dive for certified divers! Unfortunately, night snorkelling is not available. Keep a close eye out for our sleeping turtles, crustaceans and the occasional reef shark!
8:30 pm - Dessert is served!

Day 2: Experience More Fantastic Diving On The Outer Great Barrier Reef

7:00 am - The vessel moves to a new site
8:00 am - Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast & spreads
10:30 am - After breakfast, the vessel moves on to another site
12:00 pm - Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads
3:00 pm - More snorkelling
6:00 pm - Hot dinner is served
7:30 pm - Night dive for certified divers
8:30 pm - Dessert is served

Day 3: Morning Dives And Return To Cairns

7:30 am - A hot breakfast accompanied by fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast
9:00 am - After breakfast, the vessel makes its last site of the trip
11:00 am - Last chance to snorkel! When you surface freshly made sandwiches are served as the vessel heads home
4:00 pm - Complimentary accommodation transfers - Cairns City & Northern Beaches
7:30 pm - Join fellow passengers & crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish

Please note, the above itinerary is a guide only, and the order of sites may change. The captain will always adapt the itinerary to the prevailing weather, tides and currents. Meals may vary slightly depending on the availability of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Please advise if you are a vegetarian and we will do our best to make sure we cater for you.


Departs: Check in at the Cairns office at 6:15 am. Departs, every day except for Monday and Tuesday.

On day 3 at 4:30 pm approx

Pickups: Accommodation Transfers (Cairns city and Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove)

Extra Cost - Reef Taxes and Levies: There is an additional fee of approximately AU$80 per person, which includes an Environmental Management Charge, as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs. This is payable on check-in and is subject to change based on government advice.

What to Bring

  • Swimming costumes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Long sleeve top (for warmth in air conditioning)
  • T-shirts, shorts, sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must
  • Own towels


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