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SL - Half Day Barrier Reef Pontoon (Arlington Reef)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
SL Full Day Arlington Reef Special Departure (selected dates only) $199.00 $99.00 N/A $497.00 N/A
SL Half Day Arlington Reef $150.00 $78.00 N/A $378.00 N/A
SL Pre-Booked Special - Half Day Arlington Reef + 1 intro dive $263.00 $201.00 N/A N/A N/A
SL Pre-Booked Special - Half Day Arlington Reef + 1 helmet dive $263.00 $201.00 N/A N/A N/A
SL Pre-Booked Special - Half Day Arlington Reef + 2 x cert dives $269.00 $269.00 N/A N/A N/A
SL Pre-Booked Special - Half Day Arlington Reef + 10 mins heli flight $295.00 $232.00 N/A N/A N/A

Children:  Aged 4 - 15 years old.

Family Rate:  2 adults + 2 children.

Rates are valid until 31st March 2019.

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

**This half day tour is not running between the 10th - 25th Febraury 2018.  Please enquire about the full day options for the Chinese New Year period.

Arlington Reef Half Day Tour provides visitors with access to one of the largest reef systems in the Marine Park. Visitors will be among the first to re-discover this little known location from a newly renovated, activity pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Take advantage of the free inclusions during the 3 hours at the pontoon, such as all snorkelling equipment, fish feeding, fully enclosed children's pool, an underwater observatory touch tank presentation to get up close with marine life, plus enjoy a light lunch (Aussie Burger).


Check In 7.00am-7.30am at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Depart  8.00am

Return  1.30pm


Your Great Barrier Reef Day includes:

  • Travel to Arlington Reef on-board our air-conditioned catamaran
  • Free tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
  • 3 hours to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Use of underwater observatory, fish feeding presentation and marine touch tank
  • Light lunch

Glass bottom boat tour is available onboard for an extra $10pp.


Additional Activities:

Optional activities to personalise your day on the water including Certified and Introductory Diving, Seawalker® Platform Helmet Diving and Guided Snorkel Tours and Scenic Helicopter Flights.


Seawalker Helmet Dive - $159pp

Walk among spectacular reef fish on our spacious underwater platform.  All the excitement of scuba diving and ideal for non-swimmers.

Introductory Diving - $149pp 

If you have ever wanted to try scuba diving, this is your opportunity for an experience of a lifetime, conducted and escorted by our qualified instructors. 

*  All helmet and scuba diving is subject to medical checklist.  Minimum age is 12 years.

Certified Diving - $99pp

With a range of awsome locations, quality equipment and professional instructors, certified divers can explore the reef from our stable pontoon.

Guided Snorkel Safari - Adult $52pp / Child $35pp

Join a professional marine naturalist and learn about the amazing and diverse Great Barrier Reef ecosystem.

Pre-book your 10 minute heli flight with your cruise and get a special rate of Adults - $295pp / Child - $232pp

This package includes the Cruise with all standard inclusions plus a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from the pontoon.

**You can also enjoy a glass bottom boat tour ($10pp payable on board)

Cruise/Fly and Fly/Cruise options are available from $489 per person - These packages include the standard inclusions plus a scenic helicopter scenic flight transfer to or from the ponoon.  Or Fly/Fly costs $888pp.


Bring Own: Hat, towel, swim wear, sunscreen, dry clothes and cash or credit for on board purchases.



During the Chinese New Year season, this tour operates as a Full Day Option (Full Day Special Departure).

From the 10th February 2018 until 25th February 2018. 

Cost increases to Adult $199pp / Child $99pp / Family $497 (including full buffet lunch and glass bottom boat tour).  Combo prices not applicable for these departures.

Departure times change to 9.30am check in / 10.30am departs / 5.00pm returns

**Dates are subject to change - please enquire.


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