The Great Barrier Reef
Discover one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Here, thousands of marine plants and animal species stretch over 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland Coast to form the planet's largest reef system. As a result, the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space.
Swim in the amazing muti-coloured kingdom of corals. This underwater botanical garden is also one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth and was selected as a World Heritage site in 1981. The experience is truly magical. You will be captivated by giant clams, anemones, starfish, turtles, eels, rays and an endless variety of fish. From the huge humphead maori wrasse to the tiny clownfish and vibrant parrot fish, you will love what you see wherever you look.
Cruising out across the Coral Sea to spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef or on a nearby island is a holiday highlight for every visitor.
Heaps of charter companies offer day cruises to the outer reef and coral islands. The range of reef tours available means there is a trip to suit everyone, whether you are a certified diver, novice diver, snorkeller or non-swimmer.
Keep your eyes open during the trip as you are likely to see dolphins jumping and playing near your boat!
Transfers available from Cape Tribulation, departs from Cape Tribulation
Phone: +61 (0)7 4031 2920 / National: 1800 644 227 / Website: Rum Runner
Reef Magic Cruises
Transfers available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, departs from Cairns
Phone: +61 (0)7 4031 1588 / Website: Reef Magic
Quick Cat Cruises
Transfers available from Cairns, Airport, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, departs from Mission Beach
Phone: +61 (0)7 4068 7289
Transfers available from Cairns, Suburbs, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, departs from Cairns
Phone: +61 (0)7 4044 9944
Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
Departs daily at 9am, 11am & 1pm
P: 07 4051 0444 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine World is a purpose-built, two storey Outer Reef platform. Measuring 45 metres x 12 metres, Marine World features a spacious lower deck with ample undercover seating, an upper sundeck with sun lounges, an underwater observatory, children's safety swimming enclosure, easy access to the water for snorkellers, moon pool for ease of access for divers, and fresh water showers.