I'll be in Cairns Australia in March and am planning on snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef! I'm overwhelmed by all the different companies to go with--I'm looking for one that would give a more intimate experience and one that would make the most of my money. Any advice? Thanks!
Hi Page - so exciting that you're coming to Cairns - the city and the Great Barrier Reef are amazing! You are right - there are loads of tours available and it can be a bit overwhelming. Passions of Paradise are award winning and the crew are amazing - they make you feel really welcome and it is a beautiful boat (not too big but loads of room to relax). Their website is http://www.passions.com.au/. Another choice would be Ocean Free - this is a smaller boat that sails out to Green Island - perfect for the more intimate day - more suited to snorkelling though so if you are looking for certified dives go with their sister boat Ocean Freedom or Passions who being catamarans get further out on the reef. http://www.oceanfreedom.com.au/ is the site for Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom. If you're looking for awesome accommodation in Cairns then check out www.nomadscairns.com too :) Have a brilliant time and give us a shout if you need any more info. almost 8 years ago