Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise

The legend continues – Falla Reef Trips

Falla is the beautiful wooden pearl lugger that bristles with decades of history and character. Rescued in 2001, brought back to life after a year and a bit of TLC, this beauty has been given a second chance.

Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with a friendly crew dedicated to making your trip memorable and educational.

Step away from the crowd… Explore some of the best snorkel and dive locations… Enjoy the small boat tour to The Great Barrier Reef.

Falla Reef Trips visits two reef destinations on the Great Barrier Reef, both the Coral Gardens & the shallow waters of Upolu Cay.

Dive, snorkle and sail on the Great Barrier Reef with Falla.

The time you first step onboard the ship we consider you part of the family, we can teach you how to steer the ship, you can pull sails up with the crew & generally we teach you a little bit about sailing… We consider it to be a privilege to be able to take people from all over the world, many of who have never seen water warmer than ice water & show them the Great Barrier Reef… It allows us to present the Great Barrier Reef in the way that it should be presented, in a very ecologically sound manner to show the proper respect that it deserves, to show what a magic thing it is & we really like that.

– Doug, Falla Reef Trips


  • Departs Cairns Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
  • Check in from 8:30am “E” finger walk
  • Maximum 32 passengers
  • Coral Gardens & shallow water of Upolu Cay
  • Snorkle equipment & personalised lessons
  • Lunch included
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Marine Interpretation talk
  • Hands on sailing
  • Wine & snacks on the way home – yum!

~8.30am, Boarding on the boat                                                                                                       Your Great Barrier Reef adventure begins at Cairns Marlin Marina’s “E” finger walkway, down at the Falla beauty… Treated with a morning tea or coffee, you immediately become part of the Falla family when you step onboard the sailing beaut’ of a boat.

~9am, Sail to the Great Barrier Reef! *wind dependant                                                                         Learn about the reef & how to make the most of your day

  • Coral Gardens, Great Barrier Reef                                                                                               Snorkel, swim, dive, sunbathe, or chill

– Tropical Smorgasbord Lunch         

  • Upolu Cay, Great Barrier Reef                                                                                                        Snorkel, swim, dive, stretch your legs, sunbathe, or chill

– Sail home, enjoy learning the “Mighty Falla” fascinating history

~5:30pm, Estimated arrival in Cairns

Adult $145, Kids (4-14yrs) $90 includes reef levy
1st dive  $85, Certs $65, all 2nd dives $35pp
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Smorgasbord Lunch
  • Snorkle gear & briefing
  • Reef Interpretation talk
  • Hands on sailing
  • 2 Great Barrier Reef locations
  • 4 hours on the reef
  • Wine & snacks on the sail home
What to Bring
  • Togs/swimmers/bathers/ bikini/boardies/cozzie
  • Towel & dry change of clothes
  • Sunscreen, a hat – don’t be a lobster!

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  • Offered Daily, ‘cept Sundays
  • Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
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  • Transfers to/from your Cairns CBD hotel/hostel!
  • A cheeky, slightly non-PC style of humor
  • Decent coffee
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  • Upgrade to a Half day Tully Rainforest Raft for an extra $55pp
  • Optional snorkle at Dunk Island
  • Chasing local waterspots
  • 1 nights accom & all meals on tour
  • Return transfers to Cairns hotel
  • Options to stay longer or packages to head down the coast!
Prices start from $335pp

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