DownUnder Cruise Evolution Full Day Reef Cruise

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Full Day Reef Cruise(Adult)
$205.00 $198.00
Full Day Reef Cruise(Child 4-16yrs)
$115.00 $112.00
Reef Cruise & 1Dive Package(Adult)
$275.00 $265.00
Reef Cruise & 1Dive Package(Child 4-16yrs)
$185.00 $180.00
Reef Cruise & 10mins Helicopter Scenic(Adult)
$320.00 $309.00
Reef Cruise & 10mins Helicopter Scenic(Child 4-16yrs)
$260.00 $253.00
Reef Cruise,1Dive & 10mins Helicopter Scenic(Adult)
$388.00 $369.00
Reef Cruise,1Dive & 10mins Helicopter Scenic(Child 4-16yrs)
$320.00 $309.00
【Deluxe Heli Pack】Cruise / Fly - Full Day Trip(Per person)
$449.00 $418.00
【Deluxe Heli Pack】Cruise / Fly - Full Day Trip(Per person)
$419.00 $398.00
Option-2nd Introductory Dive
$35.00 $33.00
Option-2nd Cert Dive(Included Wet Suit)
$30.00 $28.00
Option-Helicopter 10Mins Scenic Flight
$189.00 $139.00
Option-GOLD CLASS VIP for 2 (Per person)
$214.50 $195.00
Option-GOLD CLASS VIP for 4 (Per person)
$165.00 $145.00

Tour Information


Departing: Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays weekly and Saturdays during School Holidays (19 Sept, 26 Sept, 3 Oct, 10 Oct)
Check-in: 7.15am - 8.00am Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Evolution departs: 8.15am sharp
Evolution returns: 4.30pm approximately

Award-winning Reef Tours Cairns:

Cruise onboard Cairns' fastest, most luxurious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an affordable and comfortable reef tour from Cairns.

The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns for the reef, with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day. Experience the adventure of snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, scuba dive, or book a semi-submarine tour or a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef.

Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with our friendly and professional crew. As a locally owned and operated company for over 30 years, Down Under Cruise and Dive provides an unforgettable Cairns reef tour with the perfect mix of professionalism, service and fun!


7:30am: Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence St, Cairns
Evolution departs Cairns for the first reef location
Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
Evolution arrives at the second reef location
Evolution departs for Cairns
Evolution arrives back in Cairns

Your day on the Great Barrier Reef:

Your Great Barrier Reef day tour begins by boarding award-winning superyacht Evolution and being met by our professional and expert dive crew who will make sure you are comfortable and ready for an adventure-filled day.

Relax onboard your 35-metre luxury superyacht for the day, as you cruise from Cairns to two exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Guests enjoy the longest amount of time on the reef in a day tour, with a total of five hours on the outer reef visiting stunning and diverse reefs such as Norman, Saxon and Hastings. These locations are chosen for their exceptional coral density and prolific marine life.

Upon arrival at your first reef location, either Saxon or Norman Reef, it’s time to snorkel and dive! Hop in the water with your provided equipment and discover the underwater world full of multicoloured fish, coral, and other marine life. Instruction is provided for beginners, and your knowledgeable dive crew are on hand to encourage and help you if need.

During your time on the reef, you will enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, steak, a variety of salads, and prawns.

At the second reef location, North Hastings Reef, you can snorkel or dive again. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still check out this World Heritage-listed underwater world on semi-submersible tour with live commentary by our marine biologist (additional cost) or from above with a 10-minute scenic helicopter ride (additional cost).

On the return cruise back to Cairns, sit back and relax as you snack on cheese and biscuits with a glass of wine to celebrate the end of your day tour on the Great Barrier Reef.

Upgrade Option : Gold Class Experience

Dial up luxury with Cairns Best Reef Day Tour experience. With just one look at Evolution, you’ll understand what it means to travel to the Great Barrier Reef in style. Now take that experience up to the next level of service, comfort and luxury with our new and exclusive GOLD CLASS package.

Perfect for families, friends, corporate groups, VIP clients, incentive groups and honeymooners who want a memory to last a lifetime!

Our Gold Class Package is the most luxurious way to experience the Great Barrier Reef!

As our VIP's for the day, you'll be treated to 5-Star Service and Luxury!

Your Gold Class experience starts with a personalised transfer from your city accommodation to the Reef Fleet Terminal, ready to meet your private concierge who will be with you for the day tour.

Located on the second floor of our award-winning super-yacht EVOLUTION, luxury awaits as you are invited into your private GOLD CLASS lounge for a day to remember forever!

Enjoy a fully stocked mini-bar with a Nespresso coffee machine. While you sip your cup of coffee, your Marine Biologist will personally take you through the safety procedures and itinerary for the day tour. Your day tour includes a complimentary guided snorkelling tour and semi-submersible coral viewing tour (weather permitting) as well as a hot buffet BBQ lunch served inside your lounge.

On your return journey, you'll be treated to a cheese and fruit platter & a glass of wine, as you reminisce on the experience.

We cannot wait for you to experience the best Great Barrier Reef experience in Cairns onboard award-winning EVOLUTION.

What's included?

  • Private return transfer service from your Cairns city accommodation
  • Dedicated concierge service with personal snorkelling guide
  • Exclusive access for up to 8 guests to the GOLD CLASS luxury lounge located on the second level
  • Lounge features; mini bar/wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, Large TV screen with saloon sound quality audio
  • Complimentary semi-submersible coral viewing tour (weather permitting)
  • 2 stunning outer reef sites with 5 Hours Reef Time
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided with Free Lycra/sun suits, wetsuits & prescription mask hire
  • Hot BBQ Lunch* (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of salads, vegetarian option available) served inside your private Gold Class Lounge
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey*

Departing: Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays weekly and Saturdays during School Holidays (19 Sept, 26 Sept, 3 Oct, 10 Oct)
Check-in: 7.15am - 8.00am Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Evolution departs: 8.15am sharp
Evolution returns: 4.30pm approximately

Tour Inclusive

  • 5 hours reef time at the outer reef
  • Snorkel at 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of fresh salads. (vegetarian options available)
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • Experienced & professional dive instructors
  • Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort
  • Reef Levy included

Tour Exclusive

  • Private consumption
  • Travel insurance (can be purchased from FIT Travel)
  • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Dives(Can be prebook as Optional)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the reef(Can be prebook as Optional)
  • Semi-Submarine Coral Viewing Tour - currently unavailable due to COVID-19
  • Snorkelling tour with our Marine Biologist(Can be prebook as Optional)
  • Return Coach transfers(Can be prebook as Optional)


Check In Location :  Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870



  • The itinerary is quoted in Australian dollars (AUD).
  • Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, we will let you know at the time of booking if this might affect your tour.
  • Prices listed on this site are per person, unless otherwise specified.
  • Prices advertised include GST.
  • Tours and pricing are subject to change without notice.
  • Please note: due to COVID-19, there are some temporary changes. Please visit our FAQs page for more information.
  • In line with government regulations due to Covid-19, guests will now be served gourmet lunch packs and individual servings of morning and afternoon tea.
  • All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on-board. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. If medical is failed on board no refund will be given.
  • Important information:
    Helicopter: 110kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.
  • Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf  Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.
  • What to bring

    • Sunscreen & Hat
    • Travel voucher
    • Change of Clothes
    • Swimmers and a towel
    • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases


  • I Am Driving To The Marina, Where Can I Leave The Car?
    Our check-in counter is located at 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Opposite us is the Pier Marketplace Shopping Centre and Shangri-La hotel. You can park outdoors behind the Pier Marketplace for approximately 80 cents/hr or under the Shangri-La in secure parking for around $10/day. If you dont mind a short walk there is a $4 car park outside Trinity Wharf on Wharf street, a flat 5 minutes walk from our check-in. Parking is free in the street after 12 noon on Saturday and all day on Sunday.
  • Do You Supply Towels?
    Unfortunately we are not able to hire or lend towels. The best idea is to bring one from your hotel or accommodation.
  • Are There Toilets, Showers & Changing Rooms At The Reef?
    There are toilets on the boat accessible at all times throughout the day. Fresh water rinse showers and bathrooms are available.
  • Is The Snorkeling Equipment Also In Child Sizes?
    We have snorkelling equipment in both adult and child sizes. Fins range from children’s size 1-3 to Adults 11-13 and masks are in adult and child fittings. Wet suits and lycra suits are also available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL. Swim vests are also available in most sizes for those wanting some extra flotation while snorkelling.
  • How Deep Is The Water?
    The Outer Reef Wall is a renowned dive location by local dive enthusiasts and keen snorkellers and reaches depths of over 30m.
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