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Brisbane Cruises

664 - Hamilton QLD 4007

Captain Jim Kelly established the business in 1987, making Brisbane Cruises the oldest family business on the Brisbane River.

If you’re looking for a boat cruising adventure to explore Brisbane, Moreton Bay, St Helena Island Penal Settlement, Bribie Island or the Bremer River, look no further.  Our wealth of boating experience, detailed knowledge of waterways, regular maintenance of our boats and highly trained staff, means you can relax and enjoy the scenery while we take care of the behind the scenes details.  Jim shops at the local markets daily to ensure the food we serve is fresh and appetising.  Visit our website to discover more details about our regular day cruises and the many celebratory function events we specialise in.  

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Coral Sea Dreaming

Berth 2/A Finger, Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns QLD 4870

When boarding the overnight scuba diving boat, expect to notice the friendly environment that the expert crew sets as you depart Cairns sailing to your first diving location. once there, you will have plenty of time to take in all of the beautiful corals and marine life in the secluded Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel location. Upon arrival to the boats other diving locations, you will notice that the reef and corals keep getting better and better and the marine life more abundant. While this sailing vessel is not exclusively a dive boat, you will notice that divers are very well catered to with all new dive equipment, and the reef locations are very well suited for those really keen scuba divers.

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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St., Cairns QLD 4870

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explorer Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.

Green Island coral cay is readily identified from the air by its emerald rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

From its home base in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, award winning and environmentally conscious Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full day and half day cruises.

Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Select from a range of activities including, Snorkelling, Semi-Submarine coral viewing tours, Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours, Seawalker Helmet Diving, Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving, Parasailing. Our friendly crew will help you organise your activities to make the most of your visit to Green Island.

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Sunlover Reef Cruises

Reef Fleet Terminal Tenancy 3, 1 Spence St, Cairns QLD 4870

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Located just off the Tropical North Queensland coast of Cairns, Australia, the reef is an awe-inspiring underwater spectacle of brilliantly coloured corals and more than 10,000 diverse and unique marine species.

At Sunlover Reef Cruises, we have had the pleasure of introducing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the magic of the Great Barrier Reef through our express daily luxury cruises from Cairns.

We love the reef and we love showing it off. We would love to show you too.

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Australian Tallship Cruises

4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Australian Tallship Cruises offer guests plenty of variety on their Whitsunday Sailing Adventure. Cruise the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park onboard a magnificent, fully crewed sailing holiday. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, taking a guided island bush walk with an eco certified tour or simply relax on a beach. On your Whitsunday Sailing Adventure, you are able to experience scuba diving with either introductory dive or certified dives available.

The knowledge of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will help ensure that a visit to this magnificent area will provoke wonderful memories, visit world famous Whitehaven Beach or even hunt for Aboriginal artwork on a bushwalk - the possibilities are endless.

Australian Tallship Cruises also offers corporate or private charters for events such as team building, weddings and birthdays.

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Coral Princess Cruises

24 Redden Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Let multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises introduce you to Australia's most famous natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. With 30 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style.

They aim to show you the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef - the reef, ancient rainforest and secluded tropical islands most visitors never see. Exclusive reef moorings mean you won't be surrounded by hundreds of other reef visitors, and their small ships accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience.

The beauty of a Coral Princess Cruise is that you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed - as you please. Explore remote coral cays, deserted but for a myriad of colourful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck, in the open-bridge or spa as they cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer. The choice is yours!

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Ocean Safari

Cape Tribulation Road, The Boardwalk Cafe, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873

Experience Queensland's real wild side on this Great Barrier Reef half day Eco Tour. The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the newly built vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After an exhilarating fast ride of approximately 25 minutes guests enjoy snorkelling two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.

The Skipper and Eco Host ensure the day is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side.

The vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers, allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines. Ocean Safari's check in office is the Boardwalk Cafe, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has advanced Eco Accreditation.

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Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises

1 Spence Street, Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns QLD 4870

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Great Adventures' modern high speed catamarans depart from Cairns daily.

Outer Reef Cruises: Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike can experience this World Heritage environment from the spacious reef activity platform. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of the semi-submersible. For the ultimate reef and island experience in one day, Great Adventures offers the choice of combining the Outer Reef cruise with a two hour stopover on Green Island.

Green Island Cruises: For a tropical island adventure, beautiful Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience. On a Great Adventures fast cat, you'll be there in just 45 minutes and with three departures daily, it's perfect for a full or half day tour.

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Ocean Spirit Cruises

1 Spence Street, Reef Fleet Terminal, First Floor, Cairns QLD 4870

Ocean Spirit Cruises began operations over 25 years ago when established by a local couple from Cairns.

In May 1995, the company was sold to Macro Corporation Limited, a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

In October 2011, Ocean Spirit Cruises was again sold to Australian Cruise Group - a leading Sydney Harbour based tourism business specialising in online marketing, inbound marketing and strategic consultation.

Australian Cruise Group also operates two major scheduled cruise brands, Magistic Cruises and Sydney Showboats - Market leaders in restaurant quality lunch and dinner cruises on the harbour.

Under the new guidance and control of Australian Cruise Group, Ocean Spirit Cruises is looking forward to a fresh start and bright future where we can continue to educate people about our magnificent reef and provide exceptional quality experiences to all of our guests.

Ocean Spirit Cruises prides itself on its commitment to environmentally sustainable tourism and the development of 100% satisfied guests all of the time. Through the employment of qualified Marine Biologists, we endeavour to provide our guests education through enjoyment, while at the same time contributing actively to conserving the environment.

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Aquarius Luxury Sailing

Warner Street, Corner of Grant Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Experience the ultimate in luxury sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with an Aquarius reef cruise from Port Douglas to the Low Isles.

Aquarius is a 62-foot vessel carrying a maximum of 23 guests on a unique and personalised reef experience daily from Port Douglas.

Guests enjoy swimming and snorkelling amongst spectacular marine life including green turtles, parrotfish and fusiliers in the tranquil waters of the Low Isles lagoon.

Your day on Low Isles includes an Interpretive Island Walk to learn and appreciate the history and environment that makes Low Isles a special place. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruit, plunger coffee and seafood gourmet lunch that are provided on your day at the Low Isles.

For a unique holiday experience in tropical North Queensland, watch the sun setting over the mountains of the Daintree Rainforest while indulging in pure relaxation on an Aquarius Sunset Cruise from Port Douglas.

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Cairns Harbour Cruises

1 Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen and only accessible by boat. M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable air-conditioned vessel taking visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from their crew. This is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat - with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks, particularly in the cooler months.

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Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Cairns Esplanade, Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns QLD 4870

Come and experience the passion of the Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours team. Enjoy first class service with that friendly Aussie touch. The choice of a luxury high speed 20 metre CAT - Ocean Freedom to two stunning locations - Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on the outer edge of Upolu Reef or a beautiful 16 metre sailing vessel Ocean Free to the famous Green Island and Reef. These are two extremely personal tours carrying low passenger numbers offering more of a day out with family and friends than a commercial tour.

Ocean Freedom tour offers six hours on the reef and Cay due to its high speed while Ocean Free tour offers four and a half hours to explore the reef and island with also a great sailing experience and only 25 guests. For the discerning traveller wanting a friendly personal reef experience Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours is a must do whether choosing the more luxurious Ocean Freedom or the adventurous Ocean Free. You won't be disappointed.

 

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Cairns Seaplanes

2/3 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870

The most unique way to experience the majestic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is with Cairns Seaplanes.

Taking off from Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, behold the awe-inspiring views of Tropical North Queensland’s coastline before flying over one of the world’s seven natural wonders comprising of turquoise waters, coral gardens and an abundance of marine life.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of naturally formed Sandy Cays and the surrounding reefs followed by a relaxing beach picnic or opt for a rock star arrival into Green Island as you land on the water and spend the day exploring the resort at your leisure.

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Calypso Reef Charters

Shop 44, Marina Mirage, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Calypso Reef Cruises, Port Douglas, offers family cruises, reef tours and dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling and scuba diving. Their reef trip is suitable for all ages and provides a unique reef experience for all guests. Departing daily from the Marina Mirage, the experienced crew will take you to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in their fast, stable and comfortable vessel, Calypso.

There can be few words left to describe that moment when you actually dip your head under the water and witness Australia's Great Barrier Reef for the first time. It's a bit like you've stepped uninvited into an impossibly colourful underwater world where sea life is busily going about its business just like it has for thousands of years.

There's no getting around it. The Great Barrier Reef is a truly amazing spectacle and to get the best possible experience, you need to be in the hands of experts, people who know the reef like their own back yard. If you want a personal reef experience then blissfully Calypso will provide it.

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Deep Sea Divers Den

319 Draper Street, Cairns QLD 4870

The Great Barrier Reef is on the top of the list for visitors to Tropical North Queensland, Australia. It is little wonder as there is such an abundance of underwater reef teeming with brilliantly coloured corals and an infinite number of vibrant tropical fish, making it the ideal destination for warm water Great Barrier Reef diving or snorkelling. Diving or snorkelling with Deep Sea Divers Den is the right choice for visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

Deep Sea Divers Den has operated from Cairns, Australia for over 30 years, making them not only the largest but also one of the longest established Cairns diving and snorkelling companies in the area. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Diver or Snorkeller, your safety and enjoyment is on the top of their list when you visit the Great Barrier Reef with them.

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Down Under Cruise and Dive

287 Draper Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Down Under Cruise and Dive operate a large, modern, sleek vessel, cruising at high speed, providing a superior and comfortable ride in nearly all weather conditions. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable, fun-filled experience. The reef locations have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Every moment spent exploring the magnificent array of colourful coral formations and swimming with the brilliant coloured fish is one of discovery, often exciting, sometimes breathtaking, with unforgettable memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day you will spend maximum time in the water and minimum time travelling. Great for all ages!

Barbecue lunch, glass bottom boat tour, snorkelling equipment and tuition and onboard entertainment included in standard reef tour. Extra Diving and Helicopter options available onboard.

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Tallship Adventures

13 Beach Road, Cannonvale QLD 4802

Tall ship Adventures is a family run charter company offering award winning two and three day Eco Sailing Adventures on one of Australia’s most remarkable vessels, the Derwent Hunter, together with the steel ketch SV Whitehaven, for those looking for a young fun sailing and kayaking adventure..

The successful concept of the Tall Ship Eco Adventure is borne of a true love of both the Whitsunday islands and Australia’s maritime history.

Husband and wife team Warren and Jo Ladd are dedicated owner operators with an intrinsic love for their vessels and enthusiasm for their company’s concept.

The Tall Ship Eco Adventures are the real deal, our guests enjoy a voyage of discovery where the rich heritage of Australian seafaring is experienced, along with guided exploration of one of the worlds most magnificent island chains- the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

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ISail Whitsundays

30 Airlie Crescent, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

ISail is a small Whitsunday Sail Charter Business owned by brothers Luke and Tristram Mairs. The two simply wanted to do what they enjoyed: going for a sail in one of the best sailing locations in the world and visit the best beaches and bays on a flash comfortable yacht. ISail aims for the highest standards in regards to condition and maintenance of its boats.

Each tour is dedicated to uncrowded locations, high quality and personal service. This is only possible with a small group of guests. Our boats carry a maximum of 12 (or 10) passengers per tour. ISail’s tours are for everyone: backpackers, singles, young (or old) couples, parents travelling with  backpacking daughter/son or families. Our boats are also great and affordable for private crewed charters.

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Ocean Rafting

The Jetty Office, Coral Sea Resort, 25 Oceanview Avenue, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

 Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! Our semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting has operated since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing us to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience. Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.

Ocean Rafting's fleet of four vessels are 11 metre semi-rigid inflatables, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines. Each vessel takes a maximum of 28 passengers, with small groups allowing you to experience tropical paradise away from the crowds and 70% of the vessel is shaded, providing comfort from the tropical sun. Your Skipper and Eco Host will ensure you have a fun filled adventure and personalised service, from the courtesy bus pick up in the morning to snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.

Our fabulous crew are well trained professionals and will ensure that your day with us is fun and memorable.

Reef and island naturalist talks are offered by the skipper and eco host with on board vessel commentary, guided walk information and snorkelling instruction. First time snorkellers….no problem!  They have great local knowledge of the island’s flora, fauna and marine wildlife and informative talks include historical, geographical and ecological information of the Whitsunday area.

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Queensland Yacht Charters

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Dream Yacht Charter is everywhere you want to sail. With 33 locations worldwide and more than 450 boats to choose from the hardest part is deciding where to next? That's what we are here for...to assist you in deciding where to take your next Dream Charter Holiday.

Start with sailing the Whitsundays and expand your DREAM to include exotic destinations such as French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Thailand, Seychelles, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas and more. We are specialists in bareboat (skipper yourself) charter holidays where you can do Whatever you Want, When you Want.

Dreaming of the Whitsundays? Queensland Yacht Charters are the company of choice.

For the adventurous holiday maker, you can sail, swim, snorkel, bushwalk, catch that big fish, climb a mountain & kayak down an inlet and for the less adventurous sail to a secluded anchorage, picnic on the beach, gaze at the scenery, read a book & eat,drink, laugh and enjoy the warm tropical breezes of the Whitsundays.

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International Coaches and Tours

PO Box 778N, Cairns North QLD 4870

International Coaches & Tours is a locally owned and operated chauffeur-drive company based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. We have delivered first-class, personalized transport services for over fourteen years. Our Managing Director, Ray McIlwain, has over 50 years’ local experience and knowledge of our region. Ray’s well-known, personable style is widely sought after by clients throughout the world. Passengers are instantly relaxed and assured of receiving the best professional and personal attention. 
 

Cairns Coach & Bus Charters
We offer Mini Buses, Coaches, Tour Guides, Airport Transfers, Weddings, Tailor Made Tours, Professional, Personalized Charter Bus Service.
We can offer transfers, private charters and tours in either:

  • Luxury Limousines & People Movers
  • Mini Coach 14 seaters
  • 21, 38 ,53 & 57 Seater Coaches

We recognise how important it is that clients’ and passengers’ needs are meet promptly and efficiently. We are based 3min from the airport and 5min from the city.

Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail Tour #1
Transfer to Railway Station to board the Kuranda Train, travelling up the Kuranda Range stopping at the Barron Falls and continue on to Kuranda Station.

A short walk from the station to the village where you can enjoy a day’s shopping at the markets or maybe explore Kuranda Bird-world, Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.

Stroll down to Skyrail and board Skyrail back to Caravonica where we will meet you at 12:15, 2:00,
3:00, 4:00pm for your transfer back to your accommodation or airport. (Luggage stored at our office).

Pick-ups from 7.45am to 9.10 am daily. Return by 2.00pm (earliest) - 5.00pm (times are flexible)
Prices include: Transfers from/to accommodation or airport. - Kuranda Scenic Train Journey. -
Skyrail Journey.

Self-Drive Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail
Drive your car to Skyrail Caravonica, park your car until we pick you up. We will transfer you to the train for your scenic trip to Kuranda. Board Skyrail for your trip down to Caravonica where your car is parked, then drive away.

The Big 2
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Skyrail
Tjapukai is the most awarded aboriginal cultural park in Queensland. Here you will enjoy a morning of entertainment including a live theatre performance watching traditional dance. After exploring the park it is only a short stroll to Skyrail where you will board your gondola. You will gently glide just metres above the breathtakingly beautiful world heritage rainforest. In Kuranda you will have free time to roam the market village before being returned to your accommodation or the airport with your luggage. 

8am depart Palm Cove 8.30 depart Cairns, 11.30 Skyrail 12.30 free time in Kuranda. Meet the International Coach in front of the Butterfly Sanctuary at 1pm; 2pm or 3pm  
* Lunch at Tjapukai is an optional extra.

Hummer Night Adventure
Bushland Aussie BBQ & Billy Tea
Pick up and transfer to the Hummer site (cattle farm) in Kuranda.  There you will arrive in the rugged untouched bushland on the outskirts of Kuranda and settle in for a BBQ by the Camp Fire. Try some BBQ Kangaroo Sausages, roast some marshmallows, share stories and enjoy the Aussie outback life style with some Billy Tea.

The Hummer Tour in Rainforest and Farmland
Then the adventure begins:  boarding the almighty American Military H1 Hummer. You are rushed into the rainforest, crossing the creek while experiencing the strength of this high performance, off road, all-terrain vehicle driven by your experienced driver / guide.
Kangaroo Feeding

After the Hummer tour, we then travel through the Tablelands to Granite Gorge. Here we are met by the ever friendly little Wallaby, the smallest species of kangaroo-Rock Wallaby in Australia. The wallabies are so friendly they will eat out of your hands! (Food is provided.) If you are lucky you may even see the Wallaby mother with a small Joey in her pouch. Star gaze and explore the skies, including the famous Southern Cross.

NIGHT TOUR ITINERARY
18:00 Hotel pick-ups 
19:15 Enjoy camp fire BBQ
19:40 Join a rough and exciting thrill Hummer ride at night.
21:15 Wild Rock Wallaby feeding and star gaze
22:30 Arrive back at your hotel.
*Pick up / return transfer from/to hotels in Cairns City, Northern Beaches and Cairns Airport

BOOKING CONDITIONS & INFORMATION: 
*Price includes GST & Kuranda Tourism Levy. Valid to 31/03/17. 
*Where indicated, the children’s discount applies to ages 4-14 years inclusive. Infants 3 and under travel for free if nursed but cannot take the Hummer riding. 
*All tours operate Monday - Friday except 25th December, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. 
*Tours subject to weather, access and availability. 
*Minimum of 4 people for the tour to operate. 
*CANCELLATIONS - Please notify us of any cancellations 24hours before tour departure time for full refund. 

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Passions of Paradise

1 Spence Street, Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns QLD 4870

Passions of Paradise travels to two of the most sought after locations on the Great Barrier Reef; Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef. Having recently won the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure Tourism and been inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame (Adventure), you can be sure they are dedicated to providing a truly unique and personalised reef experience.

Sailing daily aboard a 25 metre catamaran, they provide an excellent, eco-friendly opportunity to view the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Specialising in introductory and certified diving, let their dedicated, energetic staff showcase the best the reef has to offer. Certified divers explore the best sites using our specially designed dive tender, while introductory divers and snorkelers discover the underwater realm in shallow, calm waters teeming with fish life and beautiful coral gardens.

Enjoy the splendour of Michaelmas Cay, where their special permits allow access to one of the most breathtaking ecosystems on the planet. Paradise Reef, part of Breaking Patches Reef, is exclusive to Passions of Paradise, so their guests encounter the underwater world in tranquillity. Every afternoon the bar is open, and guests relax as they hoist the sails and cruise the Coral Sea.

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Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises

Shop 2/32 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

It's all about giving you time to relax and enjoy your reef experience without the crowds, and without being rushed....

Poseidon is a fast comfortable catamaran which will take you to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef in just over one hour so you have five hours 'out there' to swim, snorkel, dive or simply relax, at three magnificent sites. The snorkelling advisor will teach you proper use of the snorkel equipment and safe
snorkelling techniques.

A well researched and informative talk on the biology and history of the reef is followed by a guided snorkel tour where the wonders of the coral reefs are explained and identified. For the more adventurous, scuba diving is available for both introductory and certified divers, with an opportunity to do up to three adventure dives.

Comfort is of prime importance and the vessel boasts a number of great features including an air-conditioned bar/saloon area, large shaded deck areas as well as a spacious sun deck, two toilets/change rooms, and fresh water showers.

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Pro Dive Cairns

116 Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 they have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value. They specialise in dive courses, three day dive trips, retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive courses are conducted at their modern training centre with Cairns' deepest diver training pool and their three multi-million dollar dive boats are the only purpose built outer reef liveaboards in the area that can travel around from reef to reef. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week to add flexibility to your itinerary.

Training Centre & Office
Address: 116 Spence St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 5255
Fax: (07) 4044 9955
Email: info@prodivecairns.com
Website: www.prodivecairns.com

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 0700 - 1800

Retail Store
Address: Cnr Grafton & Shields St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 6681
Fax: (07) 4051 6194
Email: shop@prodivecairns.com
Website: www.prodivecairns.com

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 1000 - 1900
 

 

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Quicksilver Cruises

Wharf Street, Meridien Marina Mirage, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver - Australia's most awarded reef cruise company. Cruise to the outer edge, sail to the Low Isles or seek the thrill of dive and snorkel adventures. With Quicksilver you choose your own personal reef discovery.

Outer Reef Cruises: For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very outer edge. You'll cruise aboard a high-speed wavepiercing catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. Activities for swimmers and non-swimmers, a spacious activity platform with semi-submersibles, underwater observatory, marine biologists on hand, heli-tours and exciting in-water activities let you fully enjoy this stunning reef world.

Low Isles: For a day of tropical island relaxation, Quicksilver's luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer will take you to the idyllic Low Isles, an unspoilt coral island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Silver Series Dive and Snorkel Adventures: Perfect for small groups of adventure-minded people to revel in a day of diving and snorkelling. Choose from luxury catamarans Silverswift (Cairns) or Silversonic (Port Douglas) to enjoy five hours of aquatic fun at three different and spectacular outer reef sites.

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Raging Thunder Adventures

52 - 54 Fearnley Street, Portsmith QLD 4870

Raging Thunder Adventures is the largest adventure company in Australia. They have a reputation for excellence and have established themselves as a World Leader in Adventure Tourism.

Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered rafting in Queensland, Australia in 1984. Since then they have expanded their product range to include a series of adventure tours suitable for all levels of excitement including White Water Rafting on the Tully and Barron Rivers, Sea Kayaking, Hot Air ballooning. They also have a range of extended packages suitable for the independent traveller. These packages incorporate tours throughout Northern Queensland.

The World Heritage listed, wet tropical rainforest is our work bench. Their guides are trained to leave nothing but a footprint and take nothing but photos. The mood of their trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of their tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism.

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Reef Magic Cruises

1 Spence Street, Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns QLD 4870

If you only visit the Great Barrier Reef once you will want to see it at it’s best!

Reef Magic Cruises has exclusive access to a stunning coral reef location selected for it’s superior water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life.

Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smoother ride and reduced travel time, leaving more of your day to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Unique to Reef Magic Cruises, our modern fast catamarans are never filled to capacity ensuring unmatched space, comfort & attentive service.

The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, go scuba diving (no experience necessary) or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari.

Not a confident swimmer? then stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight.  With 5 hours at the reef there is time to do it all.

If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck where you will also find the regions only reef-based massage therapist.  Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic Cruises you benefit from the expert local knowledge of a Cairns family owned company and the friendly Australian atmosphere for which we are renowned.We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

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Seastar Cruises

75 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

Seastar Cruises is the only limited number outer reef cruise, with a maximum 35 guests that departs Cairns daily. Seastar Cruises is the first to arrive travelling just over an hour to the calm waters in the pristine wilderness of Michaelmas Cay. For two and a half hours you can snorkel, dive, walk on the island or just laze around. Birdwatchers can take pleasure in the nesting terns on Michaelmas Cay. Seastar's mooring is so close you can swim from the boat to the island or if you prefer not to get wet, take the ferry to the beach. See brilliant white coral sands, the closest, with its colourful reef fish, is only steps away into the shallow water.

A hot lunch is served while making the short trip to the magnificent Outer Reef of Hastings Reef.
For another two and a half hours enjoy the colourful deep water canyons and cave swim through walls of coral and the myriads of colourful fish of this delightful reef.

A very different reef to that of Michaelmas Cay. Join the guided snorkel tours or go exploring with a friend but you can always stay dry in the Glass bottom boat.

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Seawalker at Green Island

1 Spence Street (Reef Fleet Terminal), Cairns QLD 4870

Especially for those who might not want to or might not be able to participate in scuba diving or snorkelling, Seawalker @ Green Island is an underwater experience the whole family can enjoy. It is a fully guided underwater experience where your face stays dry and you walk underwater on the sea floor (not on an artificial platform) surrounded by fish and marine life at the beautiful coral garden.

It's a low stress, fun, underwater activity that provides a natural experience at Green Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef - up close and personal. Seawalker @ Green Island is quick, easy, and there's no need to learn how to use complicated equipment. No experience is needed, and because you walk on the sea floor, it's perfect for non-swimmers or anyone else who might not be confident in water!

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Spirit Of Freedom

The Esplanade, Corner of Shields Street, Cairns QLD 4870

The tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef harbour an ecosystem rich in marine diversity and exquisite natural beauty. Join Spirit of Freedom for your choice of a three, four, or seven night expedition to world renowned diving destinations of the Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

These unique ecosystems showcase an amazing diversity from picturesque coral gardens crowned with delicate anemones and colourful reef fish to the 1,000 metre walls of the volcanic atolls of the Coral Sea, home territory for reef sharks, whalers, schooling hammerheads, mantas, schools of barracuda and mackerel, and massive red and yellow soft corals.

Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia's most comfortably appointed live-aboard dive vessels, with three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathroom, and all the amenities of a hotel, complimented by first class meals and outstanding service. Departing out of Cairns every Monday, the seven day expeditions offer a combination of the best sites on the Ribbon Reefs and also Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Shorter three or four day itineraries are also available, including a flight into or out of Lizard Island to start or end your tour.

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Synergy Reef Sailing

Wharf Street, Meridien Marina, Port Douglas QLD 4877

One of the best reasons to visit fabulous Port Douglas! Experience the Great Barrier Reef aboard Synergy's full day luxury Sail and Snorkel Cruise. Catering for a maximum of 12 pampered guests, Synergy offers exclusive sites, superb cuisine and friendly, five star service. Inclusive of transfers within Port Douglas, morning and afternoon tea, gourmet barbecue lunch, in-water snorkelling tuition and guided snorkelling tour. Synergy is a 'must do' experience when you visit Tropical North Queensland. Relax, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef with Synergy Reef Sailing.

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Tagalong Tours of Australia

PO Box 724, Trinity Beach QLD 4879

Tagalong Tours of Australia offers you the best value four wheel drive off road camping safaris in the country. Their tag-a-long tours will take you to exciting places where you will enjoy the stunning diversity of Cape York, the remote isolation of the Simpson Desert, and the wonderful landscapes of the Gulf Savannah. They offer you the chance to achieve this dream, with other similar minded travellers, in the comfort of your own 4WD vehicle.

Their tours give you a combination of provided dinners as well as your own meals, allowing you some free time plus the option of enjoying your own camp cooking along the way. There are many other inclusions, such as old gold mine tours, ancient cave tours and a rare opportunity to gaze at the clear night skies at an inland observatory. Their tour packages are very popular so you will need to book early.

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Reef Jet Cruises

1524 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale QLD 4802

Reef Jet Cruises, is an Agnes Waters based company that provides a wide range of charter services across the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Families, groups, couples, functions and corporate events are all welcome and can be incorporated with travel, hotel and meals packages.

On your voyage of exploration aboard the Reef Jet, you will visit reef systems, Islands and Coral Cays of the Bunker Group including:

  • Fitzroy Lagoon
  • Polmaise Reef
  • Pancake Creek
  • Tyron Reef
  • Erskine Island
  • North West Island Reef
  • Wistari Reef
  • Lamont Reef
  • Masthead Reef  

Where you can snorkel and swim amongst the thousands acres of crystal waters home to vibrant, colourful coral reefs, abundant tropical fish and diverse marine life. 

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Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Our vessels are all Owner Operated resulting in a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience

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Cruise Whitsundays

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

We are an exciting, innovative and experienced maritime operator in the wonderful Whitsundays! We are so lucky to work in one of the world's most spectacular spots and we pride ourselves on showcasing the best of the Whitsundays to all who visit.

Our fantastic selection of day cruise experiences and activities really make the most of this incredible part of the world - including the stunning Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.

We offer a selection of day cruises to Whitehaven Beach as well as a sailing aventure. We also cruise to Daydream Island Resort and Spa and Long Island. Cruise Whitsundays also offer a selection of day cruises to Hamilton Island.

Multi-award winning Cruise Whitsundays is an exciting and innovative day cruise operator, run by an experienced tourism team. We provide a fantastic selection of day cruise experiences and activities that really make the most of this incredible part of the world - including the stunning Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Our day cruises include visits to Great Barrier Reef, the Camira Sailing Adventure to Whitehaven Beach and Island Escape day cruises to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Hamilton Island and Long Island as well as a selection of cruises to Whitehaven Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays is managed in conjunction with Marine Tourism Management who have been involved in marine tourism operations in New Zealand and Fiji for over 30 years.

Cruise Whitsundays has a strong environmental ethic. We believe that the Great Barrier Reef, its marine life and the Whitsundays natural environment are the most important aspects of our operation. We want to ensure the reef and Whitsundays environment will be preserved for the future, so our activities and operations are designed to follow world-best environmental practices.

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A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton QLD 4007

Lynne & John Boyce share their intimate knowledge of the Whitsunday water wonderland and welcome you to their yacht "Sydney Sundancer", which has been likened to a five star floating resort. Sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, reef walking, whale watching, uninhabited island exploration and gourmet meals together with award winning wines are just some of the daily highlights.

It’s hard for visitors to choose from so many vessels operating in the Whitsundays’, but we believe, as a husband and wife team who are extremely passionate about the area, that we offer our guests a very very special experience. Not only are we the only charter yacht offering shared cruises (cabin bookings) based at Hamilton Island, but we are also the only charter yacht in the Whitsundays offering 7 day 7 night expedition voyages of discovery. Another very important consideration when choosing your vessel, is if there will be children aboard. We guarantee that if you book a cabin, there will be no person aboard aged less than 18, because guests who wish to have a family holiday with their children, are required to privately charter our yacht.

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Absolute Adventure Jet Ski Hire

The Hire Hut, Shop, 9, The Wharf Parkyn Pde, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Just one hour north of Brisbane, Mooloolaba is the ultimate destination on the Sunshine Coast.
Centrally located on the Sunshine Coast the Adventure Centre at The Wharf Mooloolaba is the base and departure hub for all water sport activities and adventure. Take a stroll through this boardwalk village next to Under Water World and choose from Jet skiing, whale watching, kayak tours, lunch cruises, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hire a bike or just hire a boat to fish or explore the canals.

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Action Outdoor Hire

1 / 26 Murlong Crescent, Palm Beach QLD 4221

Why struggle to bring all your recreational equipment with you on your Gold Coast holiday when you can hire all you need from us? We can deliver to you when you arrive at the airport, or to wherever you may be staying on the beautiful Gold Coast.

Already on the Gold Coast? Order now and our team can have the gear you need to hire delivered to your Gold Coast accommodation in next to no time at all.

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Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

252 Walker Street, Townsville QLD 4810

Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive, operating since 1987 is the regions premier dive operation. Offering 1 day and liveaboard trips and PADI dive courses to the Outer Reefs and the mighty SS YONGALA.

We strive to exceed our guests' expectation of their visit with us.

Our Experienced, Professional and friendly crew work hard to ensure your stay with us is safe, comfortable and lots of fun.
 

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Adventure Catamarans Dive and Sail

Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Adventure Catamarans Dive and Sail have three Catamarans in their fleet that provide sailing holidays in the Whitsundays. Whitsunday Blue is a luxury eight guest Catamaran for the Couples market and offers two night or three night tours. For the Adventure market, their two day two night Catamaran tours around the Whitsunday Islands are their most popular tours. Vessels are Powerplay or Whitsunday Adventurer,

Tours offer time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to Hill Inlet Lookout on Whitsunday Island, and experience snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands. Vessels include a heated spa on the foredeck, clear Kayaks and Paddle Boards. The Captain and crew will provide interpretive information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park.