"Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!" Great Barrier Reef Tip by lisha74

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns: 58 reviews and 92 photos

  The island we moored off of
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  • The island we moored off of - Cairns
      The island we moored off of
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  • From underwater camera - pic doesn't do it justice - Cairns
      From underwater camera - pic doesn't do it justice
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  • The Quicksilver boat - Cairns
      The Quicksilver boat
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How can you come to Cairns and not see the reef? There are many tour options available. I went with Quicksilver cruise to the Low Isles and couldn't have been happier with the choice. The boat moors just off-shore of a private island and gives you several hours to snorkel, swim, sunbathe, etc. Lunch and all snorkeling equipment is provided. They also run a smaller glass-bottomed boat with a marine biologist on-board. As an inexperienced snorkeler, this allowed me to see some of the aquatic life that I may otherwise not have seen (including a large sea turtle!) I also took my turn at snorkeling and saw beautiful species of fish and coral. The ride back to shore was almost as fun as the snorkeling - the sails came up and we flew across the water while a guitarist played on deck (including "Down Under", which just felt so appropriate).

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  • Written Apr 7, 2007
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