Reef Day Tripper

  • 20 - Pax
  • 4 - Hours
  • 2 - Dives

Reef Day Tripper operates daily except for Wednesday

Want small groups and a relaxed day snorkelling and maybe trying a dive? Then this is the boat for you.

Taking a maximum of 20 people out to the Great Barrier Reef, Reef Daytripper is a beautifully kept sailing catamaran that was built in 1998. It measures 12 m x 7.5m and is very spacious inside and out.

It visits Upolu Reef which is a very beautiful location that lies at the very edge of the Outer Barrier Reef.

Reef Daytripper offers a small fun filled personalised trip taking a maximum of 20 people out to the Great Barrier Reef. Reef Daytripper is a beautifully kept catamaran that was built in 1998. It measures 12 m x 7.5m and is very spacious inside and out. We are surveyed to take a maximum of 27 people but cap it at lower numbers so that our guests don’t feel cramped.

When it is windy or raining we lower our numbers even more to approximately 16 so that our guests can sit comfortably inside

Certified divers, introductory divers, and snorkellers are all catered for on Reef Daytripper. We have 2 sails the main and the jib and our gorgeous bow nets are so comfortable and smooth.

Our destination is Upolu Reef which is a very beautiful location that lies at the very edge of the Outer Barrier Reef (a protected World Heritage site) and is teeming with a large variety of interesting marine life and a beautiful array of corals. This offers our guests a perfect snorkelling or diving experience in warm clear protected waters. With just under four hours at the reef, we will visit two sites, allowing plenty of time to snorkel dive or just relax in the shade

A snorkel guide is available at the first site which offers guests a fun, informative and interactive introduction to their day’s exploration. We also offer extra help and instruction for beginners, because of our low numbers this allows us to spend more time with guests that are either not confident swimmers or have never snorkelled before. We can give them snorkel tuition, give them a swimming noodle for extra security and send them with the snorkel guide.

Our great strength is our personalised service due to the small numbers. Being owner-operated means we take a daily active interest in the safety and well-being of our customers and our trusted crew is considered a part of our family delivering enthusiastic, friendly hospitality to our guests. One of our instructors is both German and English speaking

Perhaps you also like to look out for dolphins, turtles or even whales (seasonal).

Itinerary

7:30 am Board Reef Day Tripper. Located at ‘D’ Finger, Marlin Marina (Near Reef Fleet Terminal).

7:45 am Departure – sailing to Upolo Reef

10:00 am First site for diving and snorkelling

12:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Second dive or snorkel

2:30 pm Depart for Cairns

4:30 pm Arrive in Cairns

Reef Day Tripper - Rates + Bookings

Snorkelling Adult $200.00
Snorkelling Child (4-14 inclusive) $160.00
Snorkelling Family Rate $670.00
Trip + 1 Introductory Dive $270.00
Trip + 1 Certified Dive $265.00
Date of Travel

Prices  valid until 31st March 2024

For prices after April 1st 2024 click here

* Second dives  are subject to availability – If time allows extra dives must be booked on board ($65 for Introductory dive and $55 for 2nd certified dive)

Inclusions

Reef taxes

All snorkeling equipment and safety tuition

Morning/afternoon tea and coffee

Delicious tropical buffet lunch

4 hours to visit two reef locations at Upolu Reef

Complementary wine & cheese, tropical fruit platter on our return journey

Guided snorkel & dive tours from beginner to advanced

A fun and informative reef introduction & education

Reef Taxes of $15 per person

An enchanting catamaran with plenty of room and shade

All scuba dives include a guide

Extras

  • Introductory OR Certified Diving
  • Transfers (City $12, Northern Beaches $22)
  • Wetsuit / Stinger Suit Hire – $6:00 p/p