Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise. The catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique locations, world-famous Michaelmas Cay and exclusive Paradise Reef
Michaelmas Cay National Park is a world-famous bird sanctuary with a beautiful sandy beach, providing a rare opportunity to snorkel and dive straight off the beach in protected, calm waters. Sea turtles are common and you are also likely to see giant trevally, small black tip reef sharks, bat fish and hundreds of species of colourful reef fish.
Paradise Reef Paradise Reef is an exclusive mooring just for Passions so there are no crowds as you snorkel or dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef. It is a hard coral reef featuring a ribbon of small reefs. With depths of up to 25 metres along the edge, water clarity is good and the area is host to many exciting fish species including Wally, our resident Maori wrasse.
Check In starts at 7:30 am. Departing Cairns at 8 am
Arriving back at around 5 pm
$14 Cairns City $18 Northern Beaches and Outer Suburbs TO BE PAID ON BOARD on the day of travel Pick up time will be advised on confirmation documents
INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY
A stylish, fast and modern catamaran, taking you to the best reefs
Air conditioned saloon
A dedicated snorkeling instructor and FREE tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit. Our lunch is fresh, chef prepared on the boat, and tasty.
Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment.
Two unique destinations: Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef (weather permitting) • Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef (no crowds)
Free floatation vests to aid non swimmers
Free guided snorkel tour
Morning tea which includes fresh brewed coffee and muffins
Cheese platter for afternoon tea
An on-board marine naturalist presentation on coral and bird life
10 minute FREE SCUBA diving demonstration
High caliber sailing. Passions of Paradise will always find time to turn their engines off and do some genuine sailing on the way home to Cairns.
Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICES
Introductory Scuba Diving – no experience necessary. Small group, max 4 students per instructor. Minimum age is 12 years with parental consent required for those under 18 years.
Certified Scuba Diving - includes all gear hire, Aladin dive computer and a wetsuit
Glass Bottom Boat Tour - at Michaelmas cay is a fun and lively 30 minute commentary on our reef, fish and unique features
Wetsuit hire - $8
Underwater Camera Hire - $49 if you supply your own SD Card, $59 with 2 Gb SD Card Supplied
Perscription Mask Hire - $10
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring, hat, sunscreen, bathing gear, sunglasses, towel, etc. as you would for travelling to the beach.
Extra cash or a credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for any onboard purchases including optional activities, souvenirs, professional onboard photos and bar items.
Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with a friendly crew dedicated to making your trip memorable and a local operator whose environmental credentials and attention to detail have earned many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure.
* $10 Reef Levy is to be PAID ON BOARD on the day of travel. This fee of $10 per person covers Government costs and includes EMC of $3.50 per day, Port charges of $1.18 & $5.32 administration fees inc GST.
* All rates are valid 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015. Child rate is 4 - 14.
* Family rate is 2 Adults + 2 Children
*All tours are subject to operators own Terms and Conditions