Looking for a Reef Experience you’ll enjoy just as much as the kids will?
Look no further! Our family day trip package has something for everyone…

Reef Experience’s family day trip package is a reef tour packed with family-friendly activities – plus the chance for Mum and Dad to relax! From Grandparents to toddlers, there’s Great Barrier Reef fun to be had by all.

We will make your family feel comfortable!

With cool, spacious indoor areas and a huge sundeck complete with padded lounge chairs and a view to die for, you can relax and enjoy the journey in comfort.

Snorkel and scuba diving platforms are at water level and provide easy access when you want to go for a swim.

Food options are family-friendly so there’s always something for children to munch, and fruit is served morning and afternoon.

Parents can enjoy a well earned complimentary glass of wine on the way home while children are served fruit punch.


Family-Friendly Activities

Marine Biology presentation

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The Marine Biology talk on the journey to the Great Barrier Reef keeps the kids entertained and teaches them about the amazing marine life they’ll see at the Great Barrier Reef.


Splashing with the crew at the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling is an easy activity for all the family to enjoy. We visit shallow snorkelling lagoon areas bursting with colourful tropical fish, turtles and coral.

Children’s life vests and snorkelling noodles are available and there are always friendly, experienced crew members ready to give in-water assistance.

Glass Bottom Boat Ride

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The young and the elderly alike all love a good glass-bottom boat tour! Stay dry and take a commentated glass boat tour with Captain Hack, or be the family photographer and watch everyone else play in the water from the viewing bench on the sun deck.

Scuba Diving

Kids over 12 years can try scuba diving at the reef!

Kids over 12 and adults can try scuba diving in a shallow, safe and easy environment with one of our highly qualified scuba diving instructors.

Fly weightlessly around the reef like superman and see the beautiful marine life. Your kids’ confidence in the water will grow after this amazing experience.

Marine Biology snorkelling tour

Find Nemo
Find Nemo

Go for an educational and interactive guided snorkel tour around the Reef. Our experienced Marine Biologist will show and tell about the Reef all the animals you will see.

Kids can get up close and personal with sea cumbers, find hidden sea stars and watch a giant clamshell close its jaws.
(Note: optional extra)


Our family day tour in an experience your whole family will remember for a long time!


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All Inclusive Day Tour

Best value outer Great Barrier Reef tour! Snorkel, scuba dive & glass bottom boat the Barrier Reef with Cairns' only all inclusive reef tour! Visit two pristine locations and enjoy up to 6 hours in natures paradise - Reef Experience is our NUMBER 1 day trip in Cairns. An unbeatable outer reef tour...


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9 Reviews for “Family Day Tour”


    My son and grandchildren had a wonderful time as I did. The staff were cheerful and friendly and the meal was very good. I have told everyone about my trip to the reef with Reef Experience and recommend it to everyone


    Thank you everyone, we had an amazing time. The crew were excellent! informative, great energy and welcoming! the 2nd reef we visited was huge and full of unique fish! Absolutely beautiful. We will definitely book with you again in the future! <3


    I am a certified diver and waited years for this experience. The crew were FANTASTIC! as well as the food, the diving with all different types of fish and coral. I would specially thank Terry for the best dives I have ever had. Thank you ever so much to all the crew. Hard to top this!!


    I booked one day reef tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with boat called Reef Experience, I like fish. Amazing crew! Mackensea was brilliant. She was just great, so thank you! I love all my day! Just want to say thanks for an amazing experience, had an amazing day. So thanks.


    We first saw the Reef Experience add online and the great experience and opportunity to scuba dive. The crew were truly amazing, very friendly and made me feel confident and safe on my dives, and also my favourite part of the day. Keep up the great work and thank you for an experience of a lifetime!


    The crew was outstanding! I loved getting to go scuba diving. The whole experience was first rate, excellent, value. I definitely recommend!


    The crew was amazing. Very friendly and knowledgeable and ensured we got the most out of the day. The best part of the day is snorkelling. This tour is amazing - please keep doing what you're doing. You've made this an unforgettable experience!


    Great!!! Crew were very helpful for our nine year old. Food and snorkel were fantastic!!!


    The BRON family had an awesome Day on the Reef. We recommend everybody to experience this great event in so great nature with super specialised people. Scuba diving, snorkling, learning, enjoying, food and drinks ... All wonderfull. Thank You!


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