Get Inspired / Tropical North Queensland Great Barrier Reef Cruise: Cairns, Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Tropical North Queensland 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 Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 8 glorious Queensland pool bars Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Discovering the world’s oldest rainforest Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.