WEP Cairns Outback, Reef & Rainforest Adventure

Day 5 – Snorkelling at The Great Barrier Reef

Boat Ride to The Great Barrier Reef: No trip to Cairns is complete without a visit to the outer Great Barrier Reef—the second UNESCO World Heritage Site on our journey and easily one of the world’s top natural wonders. Your day begins with an air-conditioned catamaran ride to the outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet. On the way, you enjoy a reef presentation by a marine naturalist to help you understand the marine species you will find at the reef.

Floating Pontoon & Snorkeling: Upon arrival, you dock at a floating pontoon, and an underwater universe greets you: clear turquoise waters host a 1,800 species of fish and 450 species of coral.  With full use of snorkeling gear, you can expect to see a rainbow of hard and soft corals, turtles, and a variety of fish species including butterfly fish, giant Maori Wrasse, parrot fish, and the ever-popular clown fish, also known as “Nemo”. A new addition to the pontoon includes a water slide from the top storey that finishes with you landing in the waters of the reef.

Fish and Coral Book:  A field guide for the creatures at The Great Barrier Reef is included in your trip so that you better understand the creatures you’re looking at (and the book makes a great souvenir!)

Semi-Sub and Glass Bottom Boat: A semi-submersible craft and glass bottom boat allow those who prefer not to swim to still enjoy viewing the marine life at The Great Barrier Reef.

Observatory: There is an underwater observatory at the pontoon, as well as a small touch tank.  Floating “noodles” and life jackets are available as well.  You return to Cairns late this afternoon.

Sorry, SCUBA diving will not be permitted on the reef trip.

Evening Activity: The day finishes with a final celebration dinner and a special Closing Ceremony.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

(PLEASE NOTE if we get many signups, the large group may be split into smaller groups and this itinerary may be run in reverse order)

 

 

 

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