One-day Great Barrier Reef sail/dive trip
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This trip is aboard Reef Daytripper, a 42 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 20 divers and a Dive Staff of 2. It is for 1 day, and allows 2 dives.
Departure is from D Finger, Marlin Marina, Cairns at 7:45 AM every day, return time 5:00 PM.
This reef trip has a smaller group size (just 20 max.) than any other reef trip in the region, so if you are looking for a more personal and friendly day on the reef this might just be the perfect trip for you.
Reef Daytripper visits two different moorings an Upolu Reef, and both are very good dive and snorkelling sites.
Sailing out to Upolu Reef is an easy run, and takes around 2 hours. Lots of guests join in and help sail the boat, but thatís not required; the only thing you have to do is enjoy yourself.
After reaching Upolu Reef you will have four hours to enjoy the area. Thereís plenty of time for snorkeling, and divers will be able to make two scuba dives. Snorkelers also have the option of making an intro scuba dive during the day.
Lunch is a splendid tropical buffet; no one will go home hungry on this trip, except for the urge to take another trip out to the reef! The afternoon affords more snorkelling, diving and relaxing, then itís time to sail home and enjoy a glass of wine on the way back to port.
Reef Daytripper is a medium-sized sailing catamaran, ideally equipped for simple and fun day out on the reef. The boat is 13-metres (42-feet) long, and has lots of open and shaded deck space, more than ample for the 20 guests she can take out to the reef. The boat is also equipped with a toilet and shower, and a complete inventory of dive and snorkeling gear.
guided snorkelling tour (with Snorkel price only)
all dive gear (with Dive price only)
snorkelling equipment (with Snorkel price only)
wine and cheese on the way home
reef ecology talk
Morning tea and coffee
tropical buffet lunch
About Reef Daytripper
Reef Daytripper has been owned and operated by locals Mark and Dawn Rolt since 2004. Over that time they have upgraded the boat and all their operations, and are actively involved in day to day operations. Markís the skipper and Dawn handles the behind the scenes details. Together they make a trip on board this boat a great small group experience.