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Skedaddle: Half Day Snorkel Tour

Half Day | Operates: Daily | Check-in: 8.30am | Transfers Available: No

Skedaddle is new to town and is the only boat offering half day snorkel tours to the Great Barrier Reef. This is a plus, plus for visitors who are short on time and want to maximise every last minute of their stay and itinerary! NB: No diving available on this tour.

Skedaddle is a no bells and whistles, but full steam ahead, fast paced action and adventure snorkel tour to the Great Barrier Reef. Operated by the same team who bring you Seastar Cruises, Skedaddle visits some prime snorkelling sites, which have been selected for their marine life and visibility.

What’s included? 2 full hours of snorkel time and all of the equipment you need to enjoy it, such as masks, snorkel, fins, lycra suit / wetsuit and snorkel guides. There’s also a freshwater shower to rinse off.

What’s not included? Meals and beverages. This trip is all about getting you to and from the reef, quickly and efficiently. When Skedaddle stops, the snorkelling begins. You are welcome to BYO light snacks and drinks. You should bring your swimming attire with you (please wear under your clothes, no change facilities available), a towel, sunblock, hat and small carry bag (if needed – cannot take larger bags).

Skedaddle the boat is brand new. Built in Cairns in 2015 she ran her maiden voyage on 12 November 2015. Limited to just 36 passengers per trip, you will escape the crowds. Skedaddle is 19m long and cruises at 34 knots. This trip is not recommended for anyone with a bad back, bad neck, elderly, very young, had recent operations or is pregnant. Children must be aged 4 – 14 years be a minimum height of 1.30m (4’2’’), for safety reasons.

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Rate Option # Dives Price Taxes Total Deposit
Snorkelling (Adult) Snorkeling - $ - $0.00 $0.00
Snorkelling (Child) Snorkeling - $ - $0.00 $0.00

Please note: For safety reasons this trip is not recommended for anyone with a bad back, bad neck, elderly, very young, had recent operations or is pregnant. Children must be aged 4 – 14 years and be a minimum height of 1.30m (4’2’’).

Please Note: At the time of booking Cairns Dive Adventures will charge your card the deposit. Skedaddle Cruises will charge the remaining balance at the time of booking. Skedaddle have a strict cancellation policy. You must give Skedaddle Cruises more than 3 days notice to cancel or change your travel dates.

Inclusions: Guided snorkel tours, all snorkelling equipment, buoyancy vest and flotation aids, lycra suits / wetsuits, optical mask, Facebook photos, freshwater shower.

Extras (Pay Later): An additional $15 per person is payable on board on the day of travel.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Skedaddle check in is at the boat, which is moored on E Finger at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns’ Marlin Marina. The boat should be pretty easy to spot. Look for the single level, purple and white, speedster. It’s the only one of its kind. Check in is from 8.30am. Please don’t be late, to efficiently run this half day tour departure times are strictly adhered to.

A briefing is provided on board and before long, this 19m beauty powers up her two Rolls Royce engines and puts it into overdrive to get you from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef in just 45 minutes. It’s the quickest transfer in town.

As soon as Skedaddle stops the snorkelling starts. Enjoy two full hours on the reef, before packing up and heading back to Cairns. Arrive back into town at around 1pm at the latest.

Not available on this tour. Available on most other tours. Please see other listings on this site.

This half day tour is all about the snorkelling! Skedaddle the boat was launched brand new in November 2015, fitted out with brand new masks, fins and snorkels to accommodate her 36 guests. Guided snorkelling, with experienced, educated staff is available (and included in the price) or you can choose to snorkel and explore on your own.

The Great Barrier Reef sites Skedaddle visits have been specifically chosen for their snorkelling experience. Colourful corals come up to with within metres of the water’s surface. Water visibility is excellent. Some of things you can expect to see include giant clams, turtles, anemonefish, trigger fish, trumpet fish, butterflyfish, friendly reef sharks and much, much more. You have up to two (2) full hours to snorkel and explore. Lycra suits / wetsuits are provided and included, as are buoyancy devices if needed. Water entry is giant stride. Exit is via submerged steps (see photos).


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