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Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruises

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Reef Boat

Experience the Great Barrier Reef with local Indigenous Rangers! This boat is a snorkel only boat! There is no option for diving!

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Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruises

Tour Type: Full Day | Operates: Wednesdays & Saturdays | Departs: 9:00am | Returns: 4:30pm | Transfers: Yes, extra


Experience the Great Barrier Reef with local Indigenous Rangers! This boat is a snorkel only boat! There is no option for diving!

Full Day Tour: Yes, 2 Outer Reef Sites Snorkel Gear: Yes, Snorkel, Fins, Mask
Meals Buffet Lunch: Yes, Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch Guided Snorkel Tour: Yes, Included in the Price
Marine Biologist Presentation: Yes, Wetsuits & Lycra Suits: Yes
Indigenous Welcome Yes, Great Barrier Reef: Creation Story

Please note due to COIVD-19 at this point in time Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel (Only Operate on Wednesdays & Saturdays) Includes all meals and all dive gear!

This day tour is operated by well known local Cairns reef tour operator Reef Magic Cruises. Although they are perhaps better known for their pontoon tour, Reef Magic Cruises also run another catamaran, called Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruises provides dive and snorkel day tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, providing guests with up to five (5) hours at two stunning reef locations.

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel operate a rare roving reef permit, providing access to more than 16 outer reef sites. The day also includes a magical educational experience with local Indigenous rangers from the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people, the Gunggandji Mandingalbay people and Yirrganydji people. The tour is designed to give you a better understanding of the diverse ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef with the interpretation of local indigenous cultures.

Where do they go? It depends on the day, with your locations chosen to maximise the experience, pending weather and conditions. What will you see? The very best of Cairns’ Outer Great Barrier Reef.

This tour includes lots of ‘extras’ for free, including free guided snorkel tour with a marine naturalist, free marine biologist presentation on the way to the reef. Also included in the one great day tour price is morning and afternoon tea, a chef-prepared buffet lunch, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment and instruction.

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a modern, spacious, air-conditioned catamaran. With less than 90 minutes of travel time, to and from the reef, guests enjoy up to 5 hours of exploring the wonders of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. This boat caters to swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers. It also gives you the chance to take your snorkelling to the next level, thanks to the optional extra cost snorkel safari, a guided snorkel tour with an instructor.

Please note as of the 06th JUNE 2022 Dreamtime Dive now only offer Snorkeling with no option for scuba diving. They have decided to keep this boat just for snorkeling.


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Adult (Snorkel)Snorkel-$229.00-$229.00
Child (Snorkel)Snorkel-$109.00-$109.00
Family (Snorkel)Snorkel-$567.00-$567.00


Check-in for Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is at the Reef Magic Cruises desk, inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Lots of signage, easy to find. Check-in commences from 8:00 am and goes until 8.30am. On check-in, you receive your boarding pass and proceed directly to the Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel boat, which is moored at Marlin Marina (directly adjacent to the Reef Fleet Terminal). Complimentary tea and coffee are served on boarding and the boat departs the Marina at 9:00 am. Don’t be late!

Enjoy a marine biologist presentation on the way to the reef, an Indigenous welcome and acknowledgement ceremony as well as detailed trip information about equipment, snorkelling and scuba diving briefings. Travel time is approximately 90-minutes and you will have up to five (5) hours to explore the reef. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel departs the reef at around 3.30pm, getting you back into Cairns at 5:00 pm.



Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruises do not offer any form of scuba diving.


Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruises visits two outer reef locations at the Outer Great Barrier Reef. As such, all snorkelling sites are open water sites and it is recommended that participants be comfortable swimmers. All snorkelling equipment is provided to you and buoyancy devices are also available if required. The Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel day tour includes a free guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist. Note: Wet suits/lycra suits are included in the day trip price.

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Customer reviews are written by our customers using our 1 x FREE Digital Underwater Camer Hire Service.

Perfectly selected tour – MAGIC 2
By: James Norman
Staff Service - 5 out of 5
Reef Quality - 5 out of 5
Vaue For Money - 5 out of 5
Overall Rating - 5 out of 5

Travelled on: 07/10/2016

I travel each year from New Zealand to catch up with my family and have been to the reef many times. Cairns Dive Adventures couldn’t have picked a better tour for my family. They suggested a tour based on our previous tours and all I can say is WOW! MAGIC 2 was incredible! By far the best reef I have ever seen and will definitely…

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Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel is a brand-new reef day tour that departs from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal with a twist. The boat itself is brand new and perfectly laid out as a dive and snorkel vessel. Very easy to get in and out of the water with many levels to relax and enjoy the…

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Tour Notes:

Please Note: As required by the Queensland Government a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate is required to travel on all tour boats. All passengers will be required to check in with the Queensland Government check-in app. Everyone 16 years or older must be double vaccinated to travel. There are no refunds if you turn up on the day unvaccinated.

Remember to try any form of scuba diving everyone needs to be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medication. PADI recommends allowing up to 24 hours after diving before flying in an airplane.

Inclusions: Tea and coffee and water, morning and afternoon tea and lunch, snorkel equipment, marine biologist presentation, free guided snorkel tour, free glass bottom boat tour.

Notes: If you are snorkelling wet suits/lycra suits, snorkel, fins and mask are included in the above price. You can also get pool noodles and life jackets on board the boat.



Cairns Underwater Camera Hire Service

Spend over $550.00 AUD on your Great Barrier Reef tour with us and receive the latest Digital Underwater Camera Hire. Take amazing High-Resolution images and 1080 HD Video.

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.