Snorkelling is the easiest way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

No qualifications or experience is necessary.

Friendly crew members will get you in the water and help you to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkelling is a beautiful way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Book a tour that visits the outer reef for the best coral and marine life.    Vessels can moor close to the reef, making it quick and easy to explore this natural wonder.

Non Swimmers or non-confident swimmers are best to choose a company with personal service.

Reef Experience and Reef Encounter cater for clients who can’t swim.   They pride themselves on getting everyone in the water.

The best way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in the water. Their friendly crew will be delighted to take you on a tour of the reef and do the swimming for you.

Sunlight only penetrates the first few metres below the water’s surface, which means most of the colour is at the top of the reef.

Most coral formations and marine life reside within this visible band of light.

While it is true that scuba diving coral reefs is a uniquely magical experience, safely snorkelling from the surface is a window into this world.

Often families and other groups visit the reef, with only some interested in scuba diving.


The Snorkelling Experience

No experience is necessary.

Snorkelling is easy to learn, and with a few quick tips, you will be enjoying this activity in no time.

If you are fit enough for a leisurely swim, then you will have no problem spending the day snorkelling. Using the mask and snorkel can feel awkward at first but will soon become second nature.

A perfect introduction to the reef

You may lose track of time as you peacefully float atop the water’s surface while watching all the life on the coral reef.

Along the way, marvel at the vibrant coral formations. They are teeming with a wide array of marine life in the warm tropical waters.

While there is a lot to be seen from the surface, the world below offers a different perspective.

Next, duck dive below the surface to see marine life hiding under crevices in the reef.

A word of warning, you may find that you like the reef from below the surface and experience a sudden desire to try an introductory scuba dive.

Cairns Snorkelling

All tours operated by Cairns Cruise offer both scuba diving and snorkelling.

During your reef tour, the experienced crew are available to ensure that even the most inexperienced swimmers enjoy their day.

Our team will be happy to show you how to use the mask and snorkel provided and get you in the water.

Cairns Cruise offers a wide range of day trips and liveaboard tours that visit the best reef sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Feel free to browse our range of snorkelling tours and book this unforgettable experience today.

If you want to see the reef from Port Douglas, please click on the link.