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Half Day Great Barrier Reef Tour Departing Palm Cove

Join the crew aboard Ocean Adventurer II for a half day trip to the Great Barrier Reef departing from Palm Cove

Join the crew aboard Ocean Adventurer II for a half-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef departing from Palm Cove!

Our day starts with a beach pick up at Palm Cove, approx. 40 minutes drive north of Cairns. We visit the beautiful Upolu Cay Reef, a remote sand island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Here we snorkel the reef for 2 hours and discover various types of fish and reef marine life

Ocean Adventurer II is a small numbers vessel (max 8 people) and is the only tour departing from the Cairns Northern Beaches

Your purchase includes:

  • Half day trip to the Great Barrier Reef with 2 hours of snorkelling
  • Small numbers – maximum of 8 guests
  • Local skipper and guide
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Palm Cove departure point
  • Reef tax and levies

Trip times vary due to weather conditions to reach Upolu Cay Reef

Estimated guidelines are:

  • 0-10 knots, Fast fun ride 45minutes
  • 10-15 knots, Fun Surfing ride 45-60 minutes
  • 15-20 knots, Wild surfing fun Adventure ride 60-90min
Adult $160.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $120.00 (Aged up to 15 years)


  • Palm Cove Jetty - Approximately 40 min drive North of Carins.


  • Minimum numbers and weather conditions apply.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


2 reviews

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Lilli and Antoine from Australia wrote on 04 January 2018

Snorkelling Adventure on the Reef

Having left it quite last minute (the day before) to book a snorkelling tour between Christmas and New year, we were very lucky to find this company, Palm Cove Watersports, offering a small group trip to the Reef. Being just the 4 of us including one nervous swimmer, we found the trip highly enjoyable thanks to our friendly guides. Initially we were feqrful of the Jellyfish but we were guided to areas where there were less of them and got to see a good variety of fish in the coral. We were also taken to beautiful sandy Upolo Cay and got a little tour of Double Island as well. We were very happy with the tour and being just the small group it was great value. Thank you!

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Irma from Netherlands wrote on 27 April 2017

Great and fun tour

I can reccomend this tour to everyone looking for a fun day at the reef. We did 4 dives, saw lots of fish and lots of pretty coral. The guys were continuosly helping us to find the best places to discover the reef.

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