Cairns Easter On The Great Barrier Reef

Want to spend Easter on Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef? This is a great time of year to visit! Our mornings are crisp and clear with blue skies and a minimum temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius. During the day we reach a pleasant maximum of around 29 degrees Celsius and conditions on the Great Barrier Reef are excellent (Day trips start from just $77 – so come on up and join us in paradise.

Cairns weather forecasts over the Easter long weekend for 2011 predict light showers (falls of between 1 – 5mm) and varying winds. Water temperatures on Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef are currently around 27 degrees Celsius and reef tour operators do provide their guests with the option of a wetsuit or lycra suit, for their comfort in the water.

There is a Cairns Easter Reef Tour to suit everyone, from non-swimmers, to families with young children, older couples, adventure snorkelers and introductory and certified divers. A selection of some of the many 2011 Cairns Easter Reef Tours are below for your consideration. These are sure to book out, so make sure you reserve your place on Cairns Great Barrier Reef over Easter, today!

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises – $77

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises visits the beautiful Green Island, a great place for families and couples to relax and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, this Easter 2011. Enjoy up to five hours exploring Green Island, which has sandy beaches, tropical rainforest, coral gardens and sea grass beds. All children receive a Family Fun Pak which includes a family friendly glass bottom boat tour, guided island walk, tour of wheelhouse and colouring-in sheets. Big Cat is a comfortable 35m catamaran with spacious sun decks and air-conditioned interiors.

Passions of Paradise – $139

Explore Cairns Great Barrier Reef with an Australian and Queensland Tourism Award Winner, Passions of Paradise. The 25m custom-designed sailing catamaran visits two Great Barrier Reef destinations, Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef. All snorkeling equipment, a guided snorkel tour and 10-minute scuba diving demonstration are included in the price, as is morning and afternoon tea and a tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes. As a Passions of Paradise guest, you can enjoy walking and exploring Michaelmas Cay and the warm, shallow waters that surround it.

Tusa Dive – $165

Enjoy up to five hours swimming, snorkeling and exploring the Great Barrier Reef’s magical reef gardens this Easter, with a Tusa Dive day trip. Visit two Outer Great Barrier Reef sites and snorkel straight off the back of the luxurious 24m T5 catamaran, taking advantage of the free guided snorkel tour and reef interpretation presentation. A delicious, healthy buffet style lunch is served in the comfort of the air-conditioned interiors. Max passenger numbers are 60 people. Diving is an optional extra.

Silverswift – $175

Silverswift is the only Cairns Reef Tour boat to visit three different reef sites each and every day. Enjoy up to five hours swimming, snorkeling and diving on Cairns Great Barrier Reef from the comfort of a 29m catamaran. Complimentary morning and afternoon tea are included, as is a delicious buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and tropical fruits. Relax on the spacious sun decks or air-conditioned interiors. Diving and a guided snorkel tour are optional extras.

Reef Magic Cruises – $180

Reef Magic Cruises and its Marine World pontoon combine to provide a diverse day tour to the Great Barrier Reef, which you can enjoy this Easter 2011. This day tour is perfect for non-swimmers, families with young children and the elderly. It is also highly recommended for snorkelers, as the simply stunning coral gardens are just metres from the pontoon. A highlight of the day will definitely be seeing the giant Humphead Maori Wrasse – Wally! Activities include: glass bottom boat tour, semi-submersible trip or visit to the underwater observatory. Fish feeding is a great way to interact with the wildlife, while you will enjoy morning and afternoon tea as well as a hot and cold buffet lunch. Freshwater showers and changerooms on board. Diving is an optional extra.



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Not available for any tours to the Islands as fine white sand damages the seals on the cameras and makes them leak!

You need to come into our shop located on the Cairns Esplanade the day before departure to pick up the camera before 5:30 pm. You also need to supply your own SD Camera Card and drop the camera off back at our shop before 5:30pm.


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