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 vessels AquaQuest and ReefQuest are 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.

Thursday and Saturday day trips take place on board ReefQuest, while on Fridays and Sundays they’re on board AquaQuest. When you click ‘book now’ you’ll see a page both options so you can choose the date that suits you.


Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Departure/Return Location:

AquaQuest (Fri/Sun): B Finger, Cairns Marina / ReefQuest (Thu/Sat): C 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
  • Freshly pre-packed picnic lunch
  • Chilled drinking water
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • In depth briefing and equipment tuition

Book now

Snorkelling day trip: December Special

Save $20 this month only!
Child (4-14)
Family Pass 2 adults, 2 children

​Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices valid from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021. Price is per person and includes all applicable fees, taxes and levies.


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



“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