Cairns and Lizard Island cruise

Description

You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the living masterpiece that's so big it can be seen from outer space. It stretches more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coast, from the mainland towns of Port Douglas to Bundaberg. On this five day cruise you hop between the pristine, palm-fringed islands on top, then explore the rainbow-coloured coral islands and marine life below.

Day 1
Cairns

Board your Coral Expeditions vessel in the afternoon and sail out of Cairns. There's plenty of time to settle in to your 'home' for the next four nights. Enjoy Champagne on the top deck before dinner while admiring the stunning sunset. Then settle down for a good night's sleep as you cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 2
At Sea

Visit one of the uninhabited islands of the reef. Enjoy a swim or glass bottom boat trip getting a close up view of the spectacular marine life. Later cruise to historical Cooktown, where Captain James Cook took refuge during his voyage of discovery. See original artifacts from his vessel, the Endeavour, at the Cooktown museum then relax on the island.

Day 3
Lizard Island

Arrive at Lizard island and climb the peak that Captain Cook scaled back in 1770. There is time to snorkel off the beach over coral cays and see giant clams and a profusion of tropical fish. Enjoy a glass bottom boat trip with a marine biologist or scuba dive with an instructor. Later cruise to Ribbon reef for more water activities.

Day 4
At Sea

Spend today exploring Ribbon reef and Rachel Carson reef, two magnificent reefs that offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. This is your last opportunity for a diving experience on this cruise. There is also another chance for a glass bottom boat trip around these two reefs.

Day 5
Cairns

Say farewell to the Great Barrier Reef today as you sail back to Trinity Wharf at Cairns with a lifetime of memories. This short cruise is an ideal way to experience the Reef in all its glory and makes a wonderful diversion while on holiday in Australia.

Special offers including flights

1 FREE night

7 nights Palm Cove with a fabulous 5 day cruise on the Reef

11 nights fr £2289pp

1 FREE night

PLUS Save £100pp

Cruise & Beach: North Queensland in Style

7 nights Palm Cove with a fabulous 5 day cruise on the Reef

11 nights fr £2289pp

Includes flights

Valid for deps 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2017

Tour details 5 days

Cabin fr £1281pp
Stateroom fr £1457pp
Upper Deck Stateroom fr £1575pp
Deluxe Stateroom fr £1693pp
Valid between: 01/04/2017 - 15/01/2018

Tour Highlights

  • Cairns
  • Lizard Island

Included:

  • 4 nights Cabin accommodation
  • All meals
  • Snorekelling equipment & Excursions
  • Excursions on Glass Bottom Boat
  • An introductory scuba experience

Not included:

  • Hotel Transfers
  • On Board purchases
  • Government Environmental Management Charge

TRUSTED REVIEWS
See what 93 customers thought of Cairns

We have booked with you on many occasions and you have always been most helpful and managed to sort flights that suit us . So many thanks for an excellent service

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Thanks Jane, we had an amazing holiday!

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Saf was really helpful arranging our Australian visas and helping with online check in

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I was very pleased that you could help me upgrade my Virgin Australia flights when VA wouldn't help.

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Brilliant service

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First class service.

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We were disappointed that on our return flights we couldn't get adjacent seats despite having booked our holiday in March. We would welcome your comment about this.

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Shane did an incredible job in sorting everything out. Excellent all round from DialAFlight. Very disappointing from Qantas!

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We have every confidence in Miles and we have developed a good professional relationship with him

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Best flights yet. Cheaper than other passengers' tickets apparently. Will be looking for same flights next year

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I will be using your services again. Calvin was very helpful.

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Thank you so much for your excellent customer service and for arranging excellent flights and accommodation - I had an amazing time in Port Douglas. Have already recommended DialAFlight will definitely use your service again

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As always 100% service. All your operators go the extra mile. Many thanks

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Fabulous holiday. Can't wait to book again

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Looking forward to our next trip with you. Many thanks for all your help, great 5* service and all the friendly help you gave us on many matters

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