This is our most booked tour!! The 2 Day / 1 Night Great Barrier Reef tour for both Snorkelers and Certified Divers. Of the 150 tours we operate per year, this is 80% of all our departures.
Departing Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland, by 7.30am you get to spend over 24 hours at the Great Barrier Reef! That's 2 full days and 1 night aboard Rum Runner, "Sleeping on the Reef". Returns Cairns next day approximately 3.00pm
Departing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays*, we arrive at the Outer Reefs (Thetford or Moore Reefs) for up to 4 different snorkeling and dive sites. We love these reefs the best due to their still amazing coral coverage and fish life. Visibility ranges from 10m to over 20m dependent on the weather and tides, with maximum depths from 18m to 22m.
Depth’s to the top of the reef range from less than a meter to 2 - 3m on the high tides. That’s perfect for snorkeling. This tour caters very well for swimmers and non-swimmers, those who have not dived and what to give it a go, and to all wanting to tick off the bucket list of having snorkeled and scuba-dive the Great Barrier Reef.
A Snorkel and Introductory Dive Briefing is given during the journey out and we are ready to snorkel or dive by the time we arrive at our first Site. All you need to do is grab your gear and jump into the water to see the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
This tour caters very well for those straight off their "open water" course, those who have not dived for a while, and also to divers with more experience, and to all wanting to tick off the bucket list of having scuba -dive the Great Barrier Reef. Our schedule allows for 6 certified dives including a Night Dive.
A Full Dive Briefing and refresher are given during the journey out and we are ready to dive by the time we arrive at our first Site. Divers are all in buddy pairs and can follow our Dive Leader to allow more time to relax and focus on the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, or those with more experience can buddy dive off without a guide.
First Introductory Scuba Dive - $120
Single Consecutive Intro Dive - $45
Three Consecutive Intro Dive Package - $90
Go Pro hire, Digital U/W Photos, Bar Purchases
PADI 3 Day Open Water Diver Course - $220
PADI Open Water Referrals – from $200
PADI Advanced OW Diver Course
Single Certified Dive
Full Six Dive Package - $180
(only $30 per dive)
GoPro hire, Bar Purchase
Comfortable clothing and toiletries, towel, Swimwear, sunscreen, hat, seasickness tablets and camera.
BYO (Bring Your Own drinks) – No Glass
Evidence of a recognized dive certification
Departs Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays*
$400 + $40 Reef Tax* = $440
Total Cost per Adult Snorkeler
$280 + $40 Reef Tax* = $320
Total Cost per Child (4- 11 y.o)
$400 + $40 Reef Tax + diving = $485
Total Cost per certified diver (1 dive)
$400 + $40 Reef Tax + diving = $620
Total Cost per certified diver (6 dive)
$440 + $40 reef Tax + diving = $660
Total Cost per Advanced OW diver Course
Adult Snorkelers at Child Prices.
2 and 5 Dive introductory Dive Packages.
6 Dive Certified Diver Trip online now only $440. Save $180.
Detailed trip itineraries, availability, enquiries and online booking specials can all be found via our secure Rezdy.com booking system.
* Saturday departures might not always be available online either due to demand or other Charter Scheduling. If bookings are full you can still make waiting list bookings for any trip.
We make no apologies for what Rum Runner is… a 20m Motor Sailing Schooner, built in 1984, and with a nearly indestructible fiberglass hull. The vessel will accommodate up to 16 guests in multi share twin single bunk areas, semi-private twin single bunk cabins, and a 4-share single bunk cabin. She is the equivalent of a mutli share hostel, just on water.
This is our most booked tour!! The 2 Day / 1 Night Great Barrier Reef tour for both Snorkelers and Certified Divers. Of the 150 tours we operate per year, this is 80% of all our departures. You get to spend over 24 hours at the Great Barrier Reef! That's 2 full days and 1 night aboard Rum Runner, Returns Cairns next day approximately 3.00pm
Diving in this section of the Coral Sea is a great experience for both new and experienced adventurous divers. This trip visits Holmes Reef, a reef system lying some 90 miles outside the Great Barrier Reef. Due to its isolation the reef has incredible visibility abundant sharks and large pelagic fish life.
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