Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Tour

  • 9 hours
  • Departs 8:00am
  • Cairns



Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on our Great Barrier Reef Tours. The 25 metre high performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique outer reef locations, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals. Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with a friendly crew dedicated to making your trip memorable and a local operator whose environmental credentials and attention to detail have earned many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure. Our passion for showing guests the adventurous nature of the Great Barrier Reef has helped us win many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure Tourism. Come and join us on a fun and unforgettable day on our Great Barrier Reef.


Sail on a stylish and fast catamaran to two unique outer reef destinations in the Great Barrier Reef Relax on the upper sun deck or the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat Meet with our Eco accredited marine naturalist who provide presentations on coral fish and life

Sustainability is not a buzzword here; it’s a way of life. Environmental sustainability is the life and soul of Passions of Paradise, and for many years positioning our business as a benchmark Eco-tourism operator has been at the forefront of our operation. As a single product operator, our fortunes are closely linked to exceeding the expectations of our clientele, and we are constantly endeavouring to become the name that everyone talks or hears about within the industry—a tourism operator that appreciates nature and gives back the environment. The Great Barrier Reef is not “What we do” but rather “Who we are.”

It is with that mindset that we invite our guests to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. We value our staff, who are constantly telling our story. We value our passengers, with whom we hope spread our message of conservation and appreciation. And we value our business, which we run with that core principle in mind: We give Mother Nature a say in everything we do


  • Sailing on a stylish and fast catamaran to two unique outer reef destinations
  • All Snorkelling equipment including a free guided Snorkel Tour
  • Relax on our stylish upper deck or netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat
  • A chef prepared tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including fresh tropical fruit.
  • Morning and afternoon tea provided
  • Meet with our Eco accredited marine naturalist who provide presentations on coral fish and life

Operated By

Passions of Paradise

What to Expect

What to Expect

Cruise from Cairns at 08:00 aboard the stylish Passions Catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. Relax with morning tea as you get to know the crew and learn all about our marine eco system. We will arrive at our first amazing outer reef location where you can snorkel, dive, sunbathe or just chill out on the boat. Then it's time for a tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including fresh prawns and local fruit. After lunch, we arrive at our second amazing outer reef location where you can jump in for a swim, snorkel, dive or just relax. We then sail back to Cairns, relaxing and enjoying afternoon tea, reaching back at around 17:00.

Additional Information

Additional Information

What to bring:
Hat, sunscreen, bathing gear, sunglasses, towel, etc. as you would for travelling to the beach. We have credit card facilities on the boat.

Child rates apply for 4-14 years. Infants 0-3 years travel free of charge. A family ticket consists of 2 adults and 2 children aged between 4 and 14 years old. All infants under the age of 4 must be accompanied by one adult on a one on one basis. All children between the ages of 4 12 must be accompanied by an adult with a maximum of 2 children being supervised by 1 adult. All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on board. Passions of Paradise have included the EMC and all Ports Levies in the price. Scuba diving rates are subject to change at any time. Soft drinks, snacks, beer, wine or cider are priced individually on board. Tap water is available free of charge or bottled water available to purchase. All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and many prescription medications (excluding the oral contraceptive pill) may preclude some people from diving. For advice please contact our office directly. Final decisions rest with our qualified dive instructors who consider your safety our highest priority. Certified divers must have their log book with them.

Optional extras:
Introductory diving, certified Scuba Dive, underwater camera hire, 8GB SD Card, return City Transfers, return Northern Beaches Transfers or
carbon offset programme.

Covid 19 Safety & Rules:
We are operating under a Queensland Government Approved COVID Safe Plan for Tourism Operators. All our crew and office staff have completed COVID Safe Training. Your health and safety have always been and will remain our highest priority. We have made some slight changes to make your day even safer! Passions of Paradise crew and office staff are all double vaccinated. Commencing December 17th, 2021, all passengers aged 16 years and older must be double vaccinated as per public health directions and provide proof of this at check-in. All passengers will be required to check-in using the Queensland Government, Check-in Qld app. We recommend linking your vaccination status to your profile details. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the vessel for everyone's use during the day. We have limited the number of passengers we carry to provide a 1.5m distance between passengers. Upon boarding, you will be escorted to your own disinfected table where you can set up base for the day! All outdoor sun lounging spaces are available outside for our sun worshippers and are cleaned regularly. All surfaces and high touch points are cleaned regularly throughout the day. The equipment is thoroughly disinfected after each use. In the morning you will be given your own clean equipment to use for the duration of the day. We will continue to offer full service hot & cold buffet for lunch with multiple salad options and allergies catered for. All food service items are washed thoroughly with hot water and a disinfectant solution before use.