Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Reef Goddess, Mission Beach Dive

A little of the beaten track, Mission Beach is a hidden beauty, surrounded by lush rainforest, beautiful beaches, islands, all in a laid back small friendly town. When you picture a relaxing summer getaway, this is definately one of those places that exceeds expectations.

Mission Beach is situated about a 2 hour drive south of Cairns in the Cassowary Coast.

For those of you looking for a smaller boat to experience the Great Barrier Reef look no further than Mission Beach Dive Centres’ very own Reef Goddess.

The Reef Goddess is designed for your comfort with spacious deck areas, hot showers, a sun deck, toliets and a rear deck for the perfect entrance into the Great Barrier Reef.

Experienced crew are there to help make your day the best it can be with educational and hands on help when needed.

Our aim for your visit to the Outer Great Barrier Reef is to ensure you enjoy and experience this amazing place in it’s natural state away from the crowds. We would like everyone travelling on board ‘Reef Goddess’ to feel like you’re heading to the reef with friends and family creating a fun filled and educational experience that will stay with you forever – Mission Beach Dive Centre


  • Departs every second day
  • Start ~8:30am Mission Beach Dive Centre
  • Maximum 45 passengers
  • 2 Outer Reef locations
  • Snorkle equipment & training
  • Optional diving available (extra $)
  • Decent coffee, snacks, & lunch
  • Kids club in the afternoon

~8.30am , Transfers to Dunk Island                                                                                                      Your Great Barrier Reef adventure begins at Wongaling Beach where you will board Island Spirit.  Just a quick 10 minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island.

9.30am, Meet the Reef Goddess & it’s crew!                                                                                      After introductions and a safety briefing from your captain, we depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the East sitting on 18 knots.

11am, First location, Great Barrier Reef – JUMP IN!!                                                                      MBDC locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions. You will have an hour exploring our untouched reefs with our crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going. Our free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef.

12pm, Depature & lunch prep  (approx. 30mins)

12.30pm, Second location, Great Barrier Reef                                                                                 Arrive at our second location where the ship’s captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads and fresh tropical fruit. After your well earned lunch, onto the second of our snorkel and dive explorations. Another hour of learning, seeing and experiencing one of the worlds natural wonders.

3pm, Prepare for departure via Dunk Island

4.30pm, Transfers to Mission Beach via “Island Spirit”

  • Tea, Coffee & Snacks
  • Full Buffet BBQ Lunch
  • Snorkle gear (sexy stinger suits in-season)
  • Snorkle briefing
  • 2 Great Barrier Reef locations

What to Bring
  • Togs/swimmers/bathers/bikini/boardies/cozzie
  • Towel 
  • Waterproof Camera 
  • A dry change of clothes (maybe something warm in winter)
  • Sunscreen, a hat – don’t be a lobster!
  • Cash for on board sales
Adult $198
Kids (4-14yrs) $118
Intro diving  $85, Certs $65 

Other Tours (near by) You Might Be Interested In:

  • Full Day Rafting
  • Coachable Creek
  • Lunch included
  • Grade 4/5 rapids


  • Half day Tully Rainforest Raft
  • 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!
  • Up to 7,000ft or
  • Up to 15,000ft
  • Mission Beach landing
  • Enjoy 360′ views 
  • Optional photo packages available

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