Daily Departures


Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. This luxury modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

The best snorkelling at the best reefs

We have selected our outer reef locations for their variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for both beginners, experienced snorkelers and children of all ages.

Our staff keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites making sure all passengers can enjoy the amazing wildlife in perfect safety. Our snorkel supervisors are all experienced Divemasters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'.

For the beginners we offer one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkelling techniques, a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) and FREE snorkel guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes.

Scuba Diving

Try scuba diving without any previous training or experience!
That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors.

Through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program you will be taught all the basic skills required to dive down up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced Instructors. Even people with no swimming ability can enjoy the thrill of diving the Great Barrier Reef in perfect safety.

Semi-Submersible Tour

Enjoy the spectacular coral formations without getting wet on our semi-submersible tour with commentary provided (Weather Permitting)

Scenic Helicopter Flights and Transfers (optional)

Take to the air from our exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef.
Experience a spectacular scenic flight flying over our stunning reef locations or fly home in style while taking in the amazing aqua blue colours and expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.


  • Five hours of snorkelling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations.

  • FREE guided snorkelling tours.

  • FREE scuba diving lesson so you can try it first.

  • Premium snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices.

  • Live musical entertainment.

  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas.

  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations.

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes.

  • Swimmers and a towel.

  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.).


We have 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations.


Locations are chosen each day based on weather conditions and water clarity so as to ensure the best experience for all activities.

Generally we travel to one of our two outer reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef) then make our way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon to conduct Helicopter Flights and our Semi-Submersible tour.


Levies are per person and include EMC (Environmental Management Charge) of $5.50 per day, Port charges of $1.25, administration fee of $3.75 and Fuel Levy of $10 inclusive of GST.

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