Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard – Snorkelling

AUD $320.00

Starting at $320 | Ages 10+ | 2 Day 1 Night (32 hours) | Great Barrier Reef

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2 Days, 1 Night Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Scuba Dive Liveaboard Tour


  • Certified Divers (6 Dives | Proof of certification | Ages 10+ for certified divers): $440 (online booking special; was $620)
  • Introductory Diving Trip (5 Dives | Ages 12+): $530 (online booking special; was $650)
  • Snorkelling and Introductory Dive (2 full introductory dives | Ages 12+): $440 (New online booking special – 2 Introductory dives for the price of 1)
  • Snorkelling Trip (Ages 4+ | CURRENT SPECIAL Adults (12+) at child rates): $320
  • Please note: there is a mandatory government reef levy to be paid onboard on the day of your trip. THERE IS A $40 REEF LEVY (PER PERSON) PAYABLE ONBOARD ($20 per person per day.)


2 Days 1 Night (32 hours in total)

PADI Open Water

PADI open water diver course $220 – Starts Monday in the pool for a class, then Tuesday and Wednesday out on the Great Barrier Reef Tour.

Detailed Trip Itinerary

2-day / 1-night Great Barrier Reef

Day 1: Cairns to Outer Reef. Passengers meet at the company office (Rum Runner – Marlin Marina, E finger, Berth 3) by 7.00 am for an approximate 7.30 am departure. Passengers are briefed as to the itinerary and safety aspects of the trip and boat, and the dive equipment is organized, making it ready for your arrival at the Reef. Passengers are welcome to join in, grab a line and hoist a sail alongside the crew.

From 11.00 am : Arrive at Thetford Reef. 4 dives and snorkeling sessions. Arriving at Thetford Reef the Dive Instructor will brief everyone on general dive safety and details of the first dive site. Diving will be tailored to suit individual experience levels. If anyone is a bit rusty one of the crew will accompany him or her on their first dive if they wish, guided dives can be arranged if required. It is time for some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world; Sites include The Labyrinth, the Lagoon, Hurricane Bay, Coral Gardens ; from shallow coral gardens, isolated pinnacles to caverns, swim through’s and spectacular walls.

Dinner is served as you watch the sun setting over the mountains behind Cairns. Guests can relax, have a few social drinks and get to know each other as the certified divers get ready for the night dive. Evenings are a relaxed affair, with just a chat and a few drinks on deck while at anchor in the calm water of the company’s protected night moorings. In calm clear weather, the stars over the Great Barrier Reef are an awesome sight.

Day 2 mornings: 2 dives and snorkel sessions are on offer. An invigorating morning dive and snorkel, before a hearty breakfast sees the start to a day of diving & exploring. Last dive includes swim-through’s and caverns, then a quick lunch break before heading off before noon.

Now before departing the Reef for a sail to the tropical city of Cairns, finish the trip with a couple of drinks going over the photos and videos with your fellow divers and snorkelers.

Day 2 afternoon: Return to Cairns. As you sail back through the Barrier Reef, you can watch out for dolphins or whales, and see Queensland’s tallest mountains. just gorgeous, or you can just relax on deck until you feel like getting up, laying around while the boat sails back into Cairns. Arrive at Cairns at 3.00 pm . Later in the evening meet with your new friends and fellow divers for a night out in Cairns.

The Boat

The Rum Runner is a 66-foot motor sailing schooner. Built in 1984, and with a nearly indestructible fiberglass hull,

The boat will accommodate up to 16 guests in twin and 4-share cabins, with the berths in each cabin set up single bunk style. As typical for anyone familiar with sailboats, the cabins are not spacious or very private; they are for resting and sleeping only. The common areas include a dining area and both covered and open decks.

Overall, Rum Runner is a comfortable sailboat, well suited for adventurous divers. It is by no means a luxury liveaboard boat. Those seeking privacy and luxury should consider trips on other vessels.

There are USB and 240V AC outlets for charging cameras, and Hot water in both separate Male and Female Toilet – Shower cubicles.


  • Bar Purchases – Bottled water, Coke, etc.
  • Extra inclusions: BCD, Regulator with computer, wetsuit, plus any other snorkel gear as required