Great Barrier Reef, Raft and Skydive  with this incredible 3 day package tour!

See the highlights Cairns tropical North has to offer with an adventure filled itinerary over two days or spread out the tours for a more relaxed feel.

(please note that Skydiving must be done the day before the Great Barrier Reef)

DAY 1: of this two day package cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard ‘Reef Experience’, spending the day relaxing, snorkelling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat touring amongst natures coral paradise.

DAY 2: Experience the fun, thrills and spills on a white water rafting day you will never forget. Ride the rush of exciting Grade 4 rapids on Cairns Tully River and if you dare, take the plunge and try rock jumping with your guide!

DAY 3: Skydiving is one of the most popular and extreme adventure sports a person can do and will be the biggest thrill of your life! While being harnessed to your Instructor, Imagine experiencing the rush that is indescribable and incomparable to any thing else. All you can do is scream with delight during your 60 second freefall,  ingrossed only in the here an now, as you soar through the air as free as a bird. After your parachute opens you will slowly glide through the air looking down at the breathtaking beauty of what is beneath you.

Day 1 – Reef Experience

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling
  • FREE Scuba Dive (Certified Dive or Resort Dive)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Large Sun deck
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Dietary requirements Catered for
  • Crew assistance for non confident Snorkelers (bouyancy aides available)
  • All Government Levies and Taxes included

Reef Experience Inclusions

  • Unlimited morning and afternoon Snorkeling at 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef Locations
  • Guided Snorkel Tours – Non-swimmer snorkel tours are also included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and Wetsuits are included and available for easy flotation for all passengers
  • Snorkeling equipment and tuition
  • FREE Certified Scuba Dive (licenced)  or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone who is over the age of 12 and medically fit to scuba (See Medical Conditions below in  “About Scuba Diving”)
  • Glass bottom boat tours  are a great way to witness life beneath the water. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life from our resident, on-board Marine Biologist as you journey to your first reef destination.
  • Breakfast, Bacon and Egg BBQ Rolls, Coffee, Tea and fruit platter
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese and fruit platters, wine or cordial with biscuits are served on the return trip to Cairns. (Dietary requirements catered for; eg: Vegetarian/Gluten Free etc: please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our on board chef.)
  • Tea & coffee served while boat is stationary
  • Water Drinking fountain
  • Bus Transfers For those staying in the Cairns City District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to and from the boat are included in your day trip.
  • Sunscreen available on board
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees Unlike other operators we include mandatory reef tax and fuel levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the trip cost, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Important - About Scuba Diving

Your trip onboard “Reef Experience” Includes either a Certified or Resort/Introductory Dive.

What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small group of 4 under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor, resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive (See Medical Conditions). The Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.

Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world.

Please be aware that Some Medical Conditions or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities.

To prevent disappointment on-the day, If you wish to partake in our Introductory/Resort Scuba dive, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure they are medically fit to dive.

Medical Conditions

If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Asthma / Wheezing or use of an inhaler even for Sports endurance
  • Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
  • Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
  • Chronic sinus condition
  • Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Surgery
  • Heart Disease of any kind
  • Crones Disease

If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Breathlessness
  • Chronic ear discharge or infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Ear Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting Seizures or blackouts
  • Recurrent ear problems when flying
  • Tuberculosis or any other long term disease
  • Any illness or operation within the last month
  • Perforated eardrum

Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving

Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there maybe other medical conditions that I not listed.

If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local Dive doctor. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous underwater.  These checks are done on the day of travel and can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without consultation with you.

We can only give them information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the dive Doctor may require a full dive medical to clear you to dive.

Please be aware If you have used or are using ventalin or an inhaler for Sports endurance/enhancement you will still need a Dive Medical before being allowed to Scuba dive.

It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws –  we are regulated by the  Queensland Government.

Please contact our office, if you do require any further information regarding possible medical conditions.

If you have existing or pre existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication, have used an inhaler then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive.  If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please be proactive and contact our office to avoid disappointment on the day.

Reef Experience Itinerary

07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns

08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

08:30 – BBQ Bacon & Egg Rolls served on the way out to the Outer Reef a detailed dive & snorkeling briefing will be given

09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more

10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour

12:30 – Lunch

13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons

15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef

15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits

16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

What to Bring

  • Cash for small purchasers – Credit Card available for purchases over $10.00
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Sun Cream & Hat
  • Voucher if applicable
  • Proof of certification if you’re a Certified Diver

Optional Extras

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour ($25.00)
  • Underwater digital camera hire ($59.00)
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc
  • Great Barrier Reef guided dives for qualified scuba divers ($15.00)
  • Prescription masks ($10.00)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area ($22.00 per person)

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from Cairns Marlin Marina ‘A Finger’.

Boarding commences at 7:25 am.

We arrive back into Cairns at approximately 4:30 pm.

Day 2 –  Tully River Rafting:

  • Up to 5 hours rafting more than 45 rapids through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • All safety equipment hire inc. life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Riverside BBQ lunch, morning tea and coffee and afternoon refreshments
  • Visit to Rafters Cafe and Bar to re-live your day viewing the action on the big screen with photographs available for purchase
  • Please note there is a $30 Rafting Levy Charge payable on the day of your tour

Rafting Itinerary

06:10 – Pick-ups from Northern Beaches accommodation

06:30 – Pick-ups from Cairns accommodation commence

07:00 – Depart Cairns

07:30 – Pick-ups from Mission Beach accommodation

08:00 – Depart Mission Beach

08:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar for morning tea and coffee

09:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar

09:45 – Arrive at top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment

10:00 – Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids, including the “Alarm Clock”, the dramatic “Theatre”, “Staircase” and “Wet and Moisty”

12:15 – Arrive at lunch spot, Ponytail Falls for a riverside BBQ lunch to recharge for the afternoon

12:45 – Commence afternoon rafting, riding more rapids, including the “Double D Cup”, “Zig Zag”, and “Minefield”

15:00 – Arrive at take out point. Pack up raft and change into dry clothes

15:45 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar. View video highlights and group photos of the day whilst enjoying afternoon refreshments with your guide. Photos and DVDs are available for purchase

16:30 – Depart Rafters Cafe for return to Cairns

17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation

18:30 -Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)

19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation

Whitewater Rafting Inclusions

  • Up to 5 hours rafting more than 45 rapids through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • Rafting Safety equipment – life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip

What to Bring

  • Ticket or voucher
  • Swimming costume (you will get wet)
  • Lace up shoes or sandals that won’t fall off
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen but don’t apply to the back of your legs
  • Money for photos & rafting levy

Optional Extras

  • Digital photos available for purchase

Day 3 – Cairns 14,000ft Skydive!

Skydiving is one of the most popular and extreme adventure sports a person can do and will be the biggest thrill of your life!

While being harnessed to your Instructor, Imagine experiencing the rush that is indescribable and incomparable to any thing else.

All you can do is scream with delight during your 60 second free fall,  engrossed only in the here and now, as you soar through the air as free as a bird.

After your parachute opens you will slowly glide through the air looking down at the breathtaking beauty of what is beneath you.

You will be in great hands with Australia’s No.1 Skydiving Company. With 40 years experience and over 2 million skydives, a record matched by no one else in Australia. Investing in the best safety systems and most modern up to date skydiving equipment which ensures their unmatched safety record.

Cairns, Queensland is the ideal and most popular places for your Skydive, with its natural beauty and stunning views of the great Barrier Reef and amazing Tropical Rainforest.

The landing zone has its own 10 acre tropical garden complete with swimming pool and air conditioned lounge for watching awesome free-fall videos.

Your Skydive Inclusions

  • 1 x 14,000 foot Tandem Skydive (60 second Freefall)
  • Full Colour Certificate of Achievement Air conditioned bus transfers to and from your accommodation
  • 5 Star check in and departure lounge
  • Complimentary Coffee and Tea before departing Cairns at Skydive office.
  • Air conditioned lounge area and lockers available
  • Modern up to date skydiving equipment

what to Bring

  • Clothing – Wear comfortable loose clothing as you would normally dress for the weather on the day.
  • We recommend you do not were Singlet Tops
  • Wear sports shoes, or runners.
  • Pay on Board APF (Australian Parachuting Federation) Levy of $25.00 can be paid by  cash, credit card, EFTPOS,

Photos and Videos

Only the best Go Pro 3 HD Cameras are used by the Skydiving Instructor 

  • Photos Only $99.00
  • Video Only $120.00
  • Video and Photos $129.00
  • All Skydive Video and  Photo packages are supplied on a free souvenir 4 gig USB flash drive.

Skydiving Itinerary

(Depending on what time you choose for your skydive – 8 am or 11 am) Below is based on the 11 am 10:45 am – Bus transfer from your Cairns City accommodation

  • 1145 – Arrive just outside of Innisfail at the Skydive headquarters
  • 1200 – Meet & Greet
  • 1230 – Tuition
  • 1300 – Gear up
  • 1330 – Groups start taking off
  • 1345 – Reach max for jump
  • 1350 – Jump
  • 1356 – Land on either park or beach
  • 1400 – Once you have completed your jump you can use the facilities at the headquarters of swimming pool, table tennis or watch TV
  • 1600 – Depart the skydive headquarters
  • 1700 – Arrive back to your accommodation

Additional Information

  • Please note: Persons weighing between 95 and 110 kilo’s an extra charge of $50.00
  • Maximum weight for skydiving is 110 kilos
  • $25 Australian Parachute Federation Levy is payable on the day.
  • Northern Beaches accommodation bus transfers would be $30 pay on board.

* Note – this Cairns Reef, Raft and Skydive package does not include any overnight accommodation, evening meals. 

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