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 Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei 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 Australia: Where to go when you've been everywhere Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 8 glorious Queensland pool bars Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.