2 DAY/1 NIGHT GREAT BARRIER REEF SNORKELING AND CERTIFIED DIVING TOUR
This is our specialty tour that departs all year round on selected departures with wind and wave forecast permitting
We like to schedule departures on ‘fair weather and sunny dates’ and selecting days where we can assure the best cruising conditions possible
Call to book to guarantee the best rate and ask the Captain about the best sailing conditions and departure dates. Look out for select scheduled departures on our booking page, and COVID SPECIALS direct bookings secure free dive gear hire and reef tax included!
THE 2 DAY/ 1-NIGHT GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR FOR BOTH SNORKELERS AND CERTIFIED DIVERS
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 and "Sleeping on the Reef". Returns Cairns next day approximately 3.00pm
Departing selected Wednesday’s and Saturday’s (weather dependent), we arrive at the outer reefs (Thetford , Briggs or Moore Reefs) for up to 3 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 1m to 24m.
FOR THE SNORKELER
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.
FOR THE CERTIFIED DIVER
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 on 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 organised in buddy pairs and encouraged to explore the reef with their buddies, or those with less experience can do a refresher - checkout dive with our instructor. For those wanting the ultimate underwater experience, our professional underwater photographer / guide is available most trips from only $15 per person per dive.
$440 + $40 Reef Tax** = $480 Total Cost per Adult
$320 + $40 Reef Tax** = $360 Total Cost per Child (4- 11 y.o)
$$$ BOOK DIRECT ONLINE COVID SPECIALS $$$
Adult Snorkelers at Child Prices - (Includes Reef Tax). Book online now only $320.00 plus booking fee. SAVE over $140.00 by booking direct online.
2 Dive introductory Dive Package - (Includes 2 dives and Reef Tax). Book online now only $440.00 plus booking fee. SAVE over $190.00 by booking direct online
6 Dive Certified Diver Trip - (Includes full gear hire and Reef Tax). Book online now only $440.00 plus booking fee. SAVE over $190.00 by booking direct online.
First Introductory Scuba Dive - $120
Single Consecutive Intro Dive - $45
Three Consecutive Intro Dive Package - $90
CERTIFIED DIVER OPTIONAL EXTRAS
PADI Advanced OW Diver Course $220
Single Certified Dive $45
Full Scuba Gear Hire at $140
Professional Guided Dives from $15 per dive or $70 package with 5 dives / 5 photos
PADI 3 Day eLearning Open Water Diver Course - $220 plus GST
WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable clothing and toiletries, towel, Swimwear, sunscreen, hat, seasickness tablets and camera.
BYO (Bring Your Own drinks) – No Glass
Evidence of a recognised dive certification
Detailed trip itineraries, availability, enquiries and online booking specials can all be found via our secure Fareharbor booking system.
*Saturday departures might not always be available online due to other charter scheduling
**Reef Tax payable onboard only.
**Reef Tax is inclusive of EMC, Fuel Levy and Administration Fee.
Book online or call to book to guarantee the best rate and ask the Captain about the best sailing conditions and dates for this expedition.
Great news as we are now operating our all our tours within any of the new COVID limitations. Now up to 2 Sq meters per person.
We have been working continuously and we are ready to operate trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea and have our COVID safe plans and signs on board. Departures are scheduled on selected dates, and we will need a minimum number of passengers to make it viable. So, we ask to please accept some flexibility and a lot of understanding as you start to book on to our tours.
New COVID restrictions means guest numbers of 16 persons only plus the crew, everyone gets their own equipment for the entire trip: no sharing. All day help yourself snacks, and all meals prepared individually on board. We are also ready to operate our Full DAY 2 dive Outer reef trips (6am to 6pm ) in the summer months, and we return to the Shark Diving / Coral Sea / Holmes Reef between October through to April.
Call to book to guarantee the best rate and ask Captain Richard about the best sailing conditions and departure dates. Look out for select scheduled departures on our booking page, and COVID SPECIALS direct bookings secure free dive gear hire and reef tax included!
At this stage we are still bound by many restrictions such as ‘ social distancing 1.5m ’ so to make that possible we like to schedule departures on ‘fair weather and sunny dates’. By selecting days where we can assure the best cruising conditions possible, we can manage numbers accordingly ensuring social distancing measure onboard the S.V. Rum Runner.
If you would like to be added to our ‘potential guest register’ with further updates, please e-mail us with your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any bookings made direct with Rum Runner Cairns, which we are unable to honor or which you need to cancel, or are unable to reschedule, will receive 100% full refunds.
Rum Runner Cairns have been providing Cairns Reef Trips since 2005 and in that time we have gained valuable experience of the area we tour and where the best spots to go are. We take regular groups of up to 16 people for Cairns snorkeling expeditions where guests get to see some of the most beautiful parts of the Great Barrier Reef. Our services are value added with Cairns scuba diving expeditions to some very unique parts of the Great Barrier Reef marine park and we ensure all of our services are operated in the most professional way. If you have never been scuba diving before don't worry! We have trained and certified Cairns PADI course instructors who can help you get the skills necessary before you come out with us for a reef diving trip. And if you ever wanted to go shark diving Cairns this is our specialty with trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea expeditions to take divers to places where spotting all types of sharks is possible.
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