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

No qualifications or experience necessary. Our friendly instructors will get you in the water.

Snorkelling – The easiest way to explore the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling is a wonderful way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Our reef locations are on the outer reef. This makes it very quick and easy for our guests to explore this natural wonder.

Our tours cater to clients who are good swimmers right through to clients who can’t swim. We always pride ourselves on getting everyone in the water. This is really the best way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. So if you can’t swim one of our 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 surface of the water.

Most coral formations and marine life reside within this visible band of light. This ensures snorkelers are able to see it all.

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.

Snorkelling provides the extra option so that everyone in your group is catered for.

The Snorkelling Experience

No experience necessary.

Snorkelling is not difficult to learn. Unlike scuba diving, no training or qualifications are required.

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 will lose track of time as you peacefully float atop the water’s surface. Marvel at the vibrant coral formations, 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.

Why not try duck diving below the surface for a few seconds while holding your breath.

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


Cairns Cruise Snorkelling

On all tours operated by Cairns Cruise, both scuba diving and snorkelling are offered.

This means that groups with people that prefer either activity can tour the reef on the same vessel.

Our experienced crew are always 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 multi-day liveaboard tours for you to experience some of 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.