Silverswift Cairns: Your Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’s Underwater Wonders

Embark on a thrilling aquatic adventure with Silverswift Cairns, a premier reef tour operator that opens the door to the mesmerising world beneath the waves of the Great Barrier Reef. Setting sail from Cairns, Silverswift promises an unforgettable journey of discovery, bringing you face-to-face with the reef’s breathtaking marine life and vibrant coral formations.

1. State-of-the-Art Vessel

Silverswift Cairns boasts a state-of-the-art catamaran designed for comfort and speed. The spacious, air-conditioned interior provides a relaxed setting for passengers to unwind as they cruise to the reef’s outer edges. With multiple decks and viewing platforms, guests have ample space to soak in the stunning panoramas of the Coral Sea.

2. Professional and Knowledgeable Crew

The Silverswift crew is a team of passionate marine experts eager to share their extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef’s ecology and history. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a first-time snorkeler, their guidance ensures a safe and enriching reef encounter.

3. Snorkeling and Diving Adventures

Silverswift Cairns caters to snorkelers and certified divers, offering tailored experiences for all skill levels. Snorkelers can revel in the underwater spectacle just below the surface, while divers can access world-class dive sites with experienced dive guides.

4. Marine Biology Presentations

Throughout the journey, guests are treated to informative marine biology presentations. Learn about the reef’s intricate ecosystems, fascinating marine species, and the importance of conservation efforts to protect this fragile wonder of the world.

5. Exploration at Three Stunning Sites

Silverswift takes you to three stunning sites on the Great Barrier Reef, each offering a unique underwater landscape and a kaleidoscope of marine life. Discover vibrant coral gardens, encounter schools of tropical fish, and, if you’re lucky, swim alongside graceful sea turtles.

6. Wetsuit and Snorkeling Gear

Silverswift Cairns provides all necessary snorkelling gear, including masks, snorkels, fins, and wetsuits, for your comfort and convenience. The wetsuits keep you warm and offer added buoyancy for effortless floating as you explore the Reef.

7. Delicious Buffet Lunch

Indulge in a sumptuous buffet lunch onboard featuring a selection of fresh and tasty dishes. Savour the flavours of tropical Queensland as you relish a meal with a backdrop of stunning reef views.

8. Environmental Stewardship

Silverswift Cairns is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. The crew follows strict guidelines to minimize the impact on the reef, ensuring that this natural wonder remains pristine for future generations to cherish.

9. Whale Watching Opportunities

Silverswift guests can witness the incredible humpback whale migration from June to September. These gentle giants pass through the Great Barrier Reef on their journey, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.

10. Unforgettable Memories with Silverswift Cairns

A day with Silverswift Cairns promises unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to the camaraderie of fellow adventurers, this reef tour offers an experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the reef’s irreplaceable splendour.

For a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’s underwater wonders, Silverswift Cairns stands as a premier choice. Prepare to be enchanted by the reef’s breathtaking beauty and the kaleidoscope of marine life that calls this underwater paradise home. Dive into an adventure with Silverswift, where every moment immerses you in the magic of the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem.

  • Outer Barrier Reef
  • 5 hours at the reef
  • 3 Reef locations


Get Ready to Take the Plunge!

  • 7:30 am – Check-in at the counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal for your boarding passes.
  • 8:15 am – Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/breakfast is served.
  • 8:30 am – Depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Reef. On the journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
  • 9:50 am – Arrive at first reef location. Divers will gear up, while the snorkelers’ site briefing begins.
  • 11:15 am – We depart for the second reef location. Option for introductory and certified divers to do a second dive. Snorkelers site briefing.
  • 12:30 pm – Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air-conditioned cabin.
  • 1:40 pm – We depart for the third location. Snorkelers are once again briefed as to the areas best to snorkel. Guided snorkel tour. Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
  • 2:15 pm – Afternoon tea served.
  • 3:00 pm – All passengers board vessel for final passenger count.
  • 3:15 pm – We commence the journey back to cairns.
  • 4:30 pm – We arrive at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

Your cruise includes:
– Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns
– Morning and afternoon teas
– Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
– Snorkelling equipment (even if diving, you will still have plenty of time to snorkel)
– Guided snorkel tour

Silverswift Cairns scuba diving prices

Additional Costs for Introductory Scuba Diving Adult Child 4-14 yrs
Intro Diver – Full Gear (1 dive) $84.00 $84.00
Intro Diver – Full Gear (2 dives) $158.00 $158.00
Cert Diver – Full Gear (1 dive) $63.00 $63.00
Cert Diver – Full Gear (2 dives) $90.00 $90.00
Cert Diver – Full Gear (3 dives) $110.00 $110.00
Cert Diver – Tanks Weights (1 dive) $51.00 $51.00
Cert Diver – Tanks Weights (2 dives) $78.00 $78.00
Cert Diver – Tanks Weights (3 dives) $98.00 $98.00
Coach Transfers: (optional): not available
  • Your camera.
  • Swimming costume, beach towel and also sunglasses.
  • A hat, sunscreen and a shirt
  • Your diving certification card
  • Cash for drinks at the bar, credit card for additional dives.
  • Please note, there is a small reef levy (Government Environmental Management Charge) to pay upon check-in.

Silverswift Cairns departs from the Cairns Marina.

Guests are required to check in first inside the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

Check-in commences at 7:30 am for an 8:30 am departure.

Safety First with Silverswift Cairns

Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations.

We strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking, as some medical conditions and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us.

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single, no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.

If you are Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after diving.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.


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