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The Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Cruises

Great Barrier Reef cruises are one of the best ways to experience this world-famous natural landmark. They let you get up close and personal with the reef while also offering opportunities to snorkel, dive and experience the reef in myriad ways.

Here are some of the best Great Barrier Reef cruises currently available. Find even more incredible Great Barrier Reef experiences with Nautilus Aviation.


Great Barrier Reef Cruise 1. Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef

See the Great Barrier Reef from practically every angle with this scenic cruise. The actual cruise is aboard Quicksilver’s high-speed catamaran, which transports you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf.

You’ll have ample time to enjoy Quicksilver’s reef activity platform at Agincourt Reef. This dual-level platform offers snorkelling and scuba diving in pristine underwater worlds. You can also watch a fish feeding demonstration from the underwater observatory and embark on an informative semi-submersible tour.

You’ll be able to spend three hours at the platform and enjoy a hot and cold tropical lunch. All snorkelling equipment is also provided. You can even upgrade with a guided snorkelling safari, certified diving or a scenic helicopter transfer.

Learn more about the Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef Cruise.


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Great Barrier Reef Cruise 2. Sunlover Reef Cruises

Another popular Great Barrier Reef cruise, the Sunlover catamaran takes you from Cairns Marlin Marina to a state-of-the-art Outer Reef pontoon on the beautiful Moore Reef. This cruise lets you witness the reef from above and below water. At the pontoon you can snorkel, scuba dive, visit an underwater observatory and embark on a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible tour.

The pontoon also has a range of leisure facilities, including undercover seating, freshwater showers and a sprawling sundeck with loungers. The best part? The reef’s only theme park-style water slide! It’s seriously the best way to get into the water and makes this one of the best cruises for families. Other family-friendly inclusions are the kids’ pool, touch tank and lifeguards.

Learn more about the Sunlover Reef Cruise.


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Great Barrier Reef Cruise 3. Green Island and Great Barrier Reef

Want to visit a stunning island on the Great Barrier Reef? Book this unique Great Barrier Reef cruise. It combines a relaxed morning on Green Island, a rainforest-clad coral cay, with an afternoon of fun at the Great Adventures reef platform. You can also choose to either cruise across the water in a catamaran or soar above the reef in a helicopter.

Your morning on Green Island includes morning tea and coffee, a self-guided eco walk and use of the facilities. You also have access to snorkelling gear. We highly recommend exploring the thriving reef just off the island’s beautiful beach. By the afternoon you’ll be exploring the Outer Reef with snorkelling, scuba diving and semi-submersible tours at the Great Adventures platform.

Learn more about the Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Cruise.


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