Great Barrier Reef Dreamtime Cruise with Indigenous Sea Rangers

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4.715 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

5 full hours on the Outer Reef
Visit 2 premium reef sites
Indigenous Welcome
Optional guided snorkel tour
Australian owned & operated
Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch
From $219.00
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 22, 2024

What you can expect

Experience one of the great natural wonders of the world on this Great Barrier Reef cruise from Cairns. Enjoy 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef visiting two premium coral reef locations in one day with Indigenous sea rangers. Unlike other Great Barrier Reef cruises, this is the only Cairns' reef tour that includes a cultural experience with Dreamtime stories and traditional dance and didgeridoo performances while out on the reef.

After an Indigenous welcome aboard, passengers will have ample time to snorkel Moore Reef and Milln Reef for an incredible encounter with colourful marine life and coral reef gardens on the Outer Barrier Reef. This Great Barrier Reef cruise includes all your snorkel equipment and wet suit hire, a complimentary morning tea, afternoon tea and buffet lunch plus some fascinating talks by marine biologists.

Great Barrier Reef cruises are the best way to experience multiple coral reef sites in one day. This cruise departs Cairns daily from the Reef Fleet Terminal at 8 am and returns at 4.30 pm and is sure to be a highlight of your stay in Far North Queensland.


What you need to know

  • Please note seasonal rates apply
  • Off Peak dates: 24th April - 24th June; 1st November - 20th December; 16th January - 28th March
  • Peak dates: 1st April - 23rd April; 25th June - 31st October; 21st December - 15th January; 29th March - 31st March
  • Visit 2 premium outer reef sites
  • 5 full hours on the outer reef
  • Indigenous welcome to country and acknowledgment
  • Indigenous sea rangers
  • Experienced Marine Biologists will share knowledge on reef health and marine life
  • Live entertainment
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood incorporating a Native Bush Tasting
  • Morning and afternoon tea, coffee and drinking water
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Wet suits and lycra suits
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Reef Levy
  • Hotel transfers (from Northern Beaches and Cairns City) are not included and are payable on the day of the tour
  • Guided snorkel experience
  • Snorkel Safari adventure tour
  • Photo packages on request
  • Cruise departure time is 9am from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Check-in commences at 8.15am and returns at 4:30pm
  • Guests will receive a text message the afternoon prior to departure with berth number and vessel as well as a link to a map directing them to the correct location
  • Tours operate every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (subject to availability)
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.715 reviews

Dreamtime cruise to Barrier Reef with indigenous rangers

This cruise is excellent value for money. The food was restaurant quality and delicious. The staff were super friendly very helpful and efficient. Their safety presentations and instructions were very helpful and kept us all safe as the weather was a bit choppy. I will never forget the beautiful amazing reefs we visited! 🤩👏

Gay Van Wyk about 2 years ago

Great experience

Great experience! Highly recommended. Dreamtime has friendly caring staff and we enjoyed the tour to the reef. The reef is unbelievable, beautiful! You will definitely love it. Don’t forget to take anti-sick meds before the trip starts otherwise you might feel sick.

Sarah Mei almost 5 years ago

Nice staff

Nice staff, very active and interesting. Big boat, but lots of passengers as well, so could be quite crowdy during snorkelling. Very shaky on a windy day - most of us were seasick. Glass bottom boat was also cancelled last minute because of the wind. Would recommend choosing a nice calm sunny day.

Paul Shel about 5 years ago