Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

One attraction that you can’t forget visiting while you are in Cairns is doing the Outer Great Barrier Reef. There are millions of brightly coloured fish and other marine life that your mind will spin and your hands will get sore from taking so many pictures.

There are five different types of reef cruises that you can choose from, and it all depends on your pesonality as to which kind is going to suit you. As I have done all the best reef daytrips from Cairns, I have highlighted the Great Barrier Reef cruises that I thought were [the best|among the best|great] and then sorted them in to two different sections.

These trips are good value for money and are in the main for the young. However, if you are young in body and spirit, you will surely enjoy these daytrips.

If you’re wanting a cruise that’s a lot of fun, in addition to great snorkelling and scubs diving, then look no further!
‘Passions’ has their own anchoring site on the Outer Barrier Reef out of Cairns, which means no one else stealing your sunshine (no overcrowding)! The crew are very inter-active with all of the passengers, getting you involved in all of the days activities. You won’t be able to escape them when they come near to paint your face with zinc cream (all in the name of skin cancer awareness!), or when they try to get you dancing the macarena around the top deck of the boat on the way home.
Scuba diving is available, and ‘Passions’ is actually the first boat I ever did a scuba dive on. If you’re as nervous as I was, the very well qualified dive instructors will hold your hand the whole way!.
Stopping at Upolo Cay on the way back to Cairns and being served a complimentary glass of wine while enjoying the sunshine, is a great end to a perfect day.

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