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Great Barrier Reef Cruise: Cairns, Australia

Queensland Australia
Queensland Australia
Queensland Australia

Great Barrier Reef Cruise: Cairns, Australia

story by: Inspire Queensland

Day 1: Cairns and Thetford Reef
Depart Cairns through Trinity Bay for the Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay. Join the Marine Biologist aboard the glass bottom boat for your first encounter with the reef and spend the rest of the afternoon snorkelling and viewing the colourful corals and tropical fish. Join the crew and your fellow companions in the top deck lounge as the sun sets over the reef.

Day 2: Hinchinbrook Channel and Pelorus Island Beach BBQ
Cruise the spectacular Hinchinbrook Channel, discovering Hinchinbrook Island’s towering cliffs and mangrove eco-systems. Keep an eye out for dolphins, crocodiles, turtles and dugongs. You then have the afternoon to discover exclusive Pelorus Island after a gourmet beach BBQ: head off on a guided rainforest walk, snorkel, SCUBA, glass bottom boat or simply relax on the long stretch of golden beach and soak up the sun.

Day 3: Dunk Island and Nathan Reef
Join the naturalist guides on a rainforest walk discovering Dunk Island’s unique flora and fauna. Following lunch, discover Nathan Reef at your own pace, where you’ll see some of the most colourful coral gardens that can be found anywhere on the reef. Take a guided snorkelling tour and join the Marine Biologist for a glass bottom boat tour or join the Dive Instructor for a SCUBA dive. Laze away the late afternoon on the sun deck and in the evening enjoy another sumptuous dinner.

Day 4: Fitzroy Island and Cairns
Travel ashore to explore beautiful Fitzroy Island, surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It offers wonderful bush walking opportunities and idyllic white sandy beaches, and you can snorkel just metres from the beach in sheltered waters.

Also available:
4 Night Cairns – Lizard Island - Cairns cruise departing every Monday
7 Night Cairns – Cairns cruise departing every Monday and Friday

DEPARTURES: Every Friday

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