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Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise


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  • Full day outer reef sailing cruise
  • Visit 2 reef locations
  • Snorkelling, scuba diving and more
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch
  • FREE guided snorkel tour

See the best of the Great Barrier Reef in style and comfort with this sailing cruise from Cairns aboard a purpose-built sailing and brand new catamaran! Live the life of luxury aboard a wonderful vessel while surrounded by the spectacular azure blues and emerald greens of Australia's most famous natural icon as we head out to two stunning outer reef locations where you'll have the opportunity to snorkel with all the marine life, take part in scuba divin or simply relax on the spacious foredeck and soak up the sunshine - the choice is yours.

We ensure you get to experience the least crowded areas so you can maximise your enjoyment of the reef, with a great, friendly crew who will provide you with all scuba and snorkelling tuition plus give you a guided snorkelling tour pointing out all the best marine highlights. With morning and afternoon tea as well as a tropical buffet lunch and all equipment included, this is the comprehensive reef day trip for those who want to get a full day of Outer Reef enjoyment while "taking it easy" amongst these unforgettably picturesque surrounds. For the ultimate one-day Great Barrier Reef adventure, book this sailing cruise from Cairns online today.

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What you need to know


  • Full day Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise
  • Snorkelling tuition
  • Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Morning with freshly brewed coffee and muffins
  • Afternoon Tea with a cheese platter
  • Scuba diving demonstration


  • A $20 per person Reef Levy is not included and is payable on the day of the cruise
  • Hotel pick ups. These are available at an extra cost of $18pp from Cairns & $25pp from Northern Beaches Hotels and are payable on board the day of travel. Upon completion of purchase, you are required to contact the tour operator prior to your travel date to arrange a hotel pick up if required (Tour operator's contact details will appear on your tour voucher)

Optional Extras

  • Introductory and Certified Scuba diving
  • Wetsuits and Sun Suits
  • Hotel transfers
  • All optional extras are available for purchase on the day of the tour


  • Your experienced and knowledgeable skipper will choose from 24 exclusive outer reef locations to visit
  • The skipper will choose two from the best sites suited to the weather conditions to give enure you get the best possible experience
  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the water, sites may include Hastings Reef, Paradise Reef, Flynn Reef and more
  • Soak in the sun whilst staring across the magical crystal waters
  • Dive into the water to cool off and swim amongst turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals
  • Lunch is prepared and served daily on-board; enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch including local prawns, fresh salads and tropical fruits will you. Vegetarians are catered for daily
  • Knowledagable and friendly crew
  • Air-conditioned saloon
  • Set back and enjoy a cold beverage from the bar on the sail back to cairns

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Swimming gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Money for any extras on board

Tour Times

  • Cruise departs Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal daily at 8am and returns at 5pm. Check in commences from 7.15am

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel Subject to change without notice

What others had to say

5 reviews
Alicia | 1 month ago
Staff were great

Staff were great, unfortunately, the weather wasn't great on the day we went out and it was raining. Otherwise would have been a perfect day with excited and friendly staff.

Allison | 6 months ago
This trip was wonderful

This trip was wonderful! At first I was unsure of what company to go with since there are so many that take trips to the Great Barrier Reef, but I'm glad I went with Passions of Paradise! The boat was a bit rocky and it would've been nice to have air conditioning, but everything else about the day was excellent, including the lunch and staff. Darcy was a great snorkel tour guide!

Thomas | 1 year ago
Girlfriend and myself went on the Passions of Paradise trip going to 2 locations

Girlfriend and myself went on the Passions of Paradise trip going to 2 locations. Paradise Reef and Michaelmas Cay both are incredible locations for marine life. It's absolutely breathtaking. Comes with coffee and tea in the morning and after the 2nd dive. Lunch has a ton of options and is of good quality. Crew was friendly and extremely informative. Would 100% recommend!

Cheah | 2 years ago
Definitely a worthwhile cruise into the breathtaking waters of the Great Barrier Reef

Definitely a worthwhile cruise into the breathtaking waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Had the opportunity (and courage) to sign up for a dive (despite not being able to swim or float myself) but I enjoyed my time in the waters anyways despite being seasick on the way to the diving site. The diving instructor was very friendly and encouraging which helped me overcome my fear of being in the raging waters. Will definitely go back to Cairns for another dive because this experience was totally worth it!

Richelle | 3 years ago
Passions of Paradise

Passions of Paradise, the cruise ship that took me for this tour, is one of the best there is! Although it's a minority (I supposed) but the quality of customer service they provide on board is something to be admired and replicated by majority. The crews interact with their customers genuinely and see to it that the experience is great and being enjoyed by all. I would love to do my future tours with them and Im recommending the company to my friends as well. Kepp it up, Passions of Paradise.

Meet the operator

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Name: Scotty Garden
Company: Passions of Paradise

"Passions of Paradise offers a luxury cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on board our custom made sailing catamaran. Travel with us for the best snorkelling, diving and sailing experience in Cairns. Let Passions be a part of your great barrier reef memories!"

Top tips

"Take advantage of the FREE guided snorkelling tour! You will learn all about the reef and abundant marine life from a qualified and informative guide."