Snorkelling Day Trip


Experience an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef snorkel day trip from Cairns with the local experts, Divers Den.

Snorkelling is the easiest way to see the incredibly colourful and diverse underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. All equipment is provided and our friendly, experienced guides will show you how to use it.

Your trip out to the reef will take just 90 minutes, with five hours spent on the outer reef. We’ll select two of the best Great Barrier Reef snorkelling sites according to the day’s conditions. Our amazing sites include spots along the diverse, species-rich Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs.

With myriads of tropical fish, pristine coral formations, turtles and “nemos”, you’ll be blown away by the spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Our day trip vessel AquaQuest is purpose-built for snorkelling, with state of the art equipment. If you decide you’d like to try an introductory dive during your trip, our expert team is on hand to guide you through this amazing experience. Travelling with certified divers? No problem – you’ll share your journey out on the reef together on the same vessel, and complete your dives/snorkel experiences at the same dive sites.


Seven days a week

Departure/Return Location:

B Finger, Cairns Marina


8am - 4.30pm

Snorkel Sites:

Norman Reef / Saxon Reef / Hastings Reef


  • Two locations
  • Five hours at the outer reef
  • Snorkelling equipment, wetsuit/lycra suit
  • Prescription masks
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Fresh tropical buffet lunch with hot and cold options
  • Chilled drinking water
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • In depth briefing and equipment tuition

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Outer Reef Snorkel Day Trip

Cost per person from
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children - 2nd child travels free)

​Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices valid to 31st March 2025. Price is per person and inclusive of GST and all fees, including the GBRMPA environmental management charge (EMC) which contributes directly to the management of the Marine Park. Learn more at


Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Trip


8am: Check in at Cairns Marlin Marina

8.30am: Depart Cairns

10.00am: Arrive at first snorkelling site

12.45am: Move to second snorkelling site and enjoy lunch

1.30pm: Continue snorkelling

3pm: Depart reef site

4.30pm: Arrive Cairns

Additional info


  • Digital camera hire
  • Professional photos for purchase
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and snacks
  • Quality souvenirs
  • Introductory dive

What to Bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Reusable water bottle



“Amazing service! Splendid staff, instructors and guides. Everything was very well organised, on time and safe.”

– Antonia


“Had an amazing day trip with Divers Den! We saw so many beautiful corals, fish, turtles, and barracudas which made our day! The reef sites we went to were so clear and super colourful.”

– Anna

Cancellation Policy

You can reschedule or cancel your trip any time up to 48 hours before departure with no penalty. Read our terms and conditions