Snorkelling day tours and liveaboards

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most iconic natural wonders in the world, and for good reason. Spanning over 2,300km along the coast of Queensland, Australia, it is home to an incredible diversity of marine life, from brightly coloured fish and coral to giant clams and sea turtles.

Snorkelling is one of the best ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef for yourself. Not only is it a relatively inexpensive and accessible activity, but it also allows you to get up close and personal with the reef and its inhabitants.

What to Expect on Your snorkelling trip

When you arrive at the Great Barrier Reef, you will be given a briefing on the rules and regulations of snorkelling, as well as tips on how to stay safe in the water.

Once you are in the water, you will be able to see the incredible diversity of marine life that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Expect to see colourful fish, coral, and other sea creatures as you swim around the reef.

It is also important to remember that the Great Barrier Reef is a delicate ecosystem, so it is important to respect the rules and regulations that are in place to protect it. This includes not touching the coral or disturbing the marine life.

No experience necessary

Experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, no experience necessary! Our snorkelling tours provide all the equipment you need and our friendly, professional team is always on hand to assist you in the water.

Whether you’re an experienced swimmer or new to snorkelling, our crew will guide you to the best coral patches and introduce you to the diverse marine life that calls the reef home. From finding Nemo to discovering giant clams, our team will make sure you have an unforgettable experience.

VIP Reef CruiseFor your safety, we recommend snorkelling as a buddy team or with other guests. A lookout is always on watch during all snorkelling activities from the boat to ensure the safety of all participants. Our vessels are strategically parked near spectacular snorkelling locations, with easy access to the water via accessible entrance platforms and stairs, making it convenient for all participants to enter and exit the water safely.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of the world’s natural wonders, join us on a snorkelling tour today!

The best snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef

Our tours give you the opportunity to discover a variety of stunning locations on the outer Great Barrier Reefs. The specific snorkelling spots visited will be chosen by the boat’s Captain each day, based on the current weather conditions, time of year, and other factors to ensure the best experience possible.

As the coral on the Great Barrier Reef needs sunlight to survive and thrive, the most beautiful reef spots are typically found in relatively shallow areas. Snorkelling depths range from 1-12 metres (3-40 feet).
See our Reef locations.

Tips for snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef

  • Wear sunscreen: The sun can be strong on the Great Barrier Reef, so be sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • Bring a waterproof camera: The Great Barrier Reef is a photographer’s paradise, so be sure to bring a waterproof camera or hire one to capture the beautiful scenery and marine life.
  • Listen to your guide: Your snorkelling guide will know the best spots to visit and will be able to point out interesting marine life that you might not have seen otherwise.
  • Take it slow: The Great Barrier Reef is a large and diverse ecosystem, so take your time and enjoy the experience.

All snorkelling equipment is included!

All snorkelling equipment is included in our Great Barrier Reef tours.
This includes:

  • a mask
  • snorkel
  • fins
  • flotation devices

If you prefer to use your own equipment, feel free to bring it along. During stinger season, we also include stinger suits for added protection.

If you want to explore deeper, see our scuba diving page.


Snorkelling day tours to the Great Barrier Reef

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