Cairns Reef Tours – What should I Choose?
Have you been thinking about taking a short trip to Cairns for a few days? If so, I’m guessing you have probably been searching the web endlessly for some ideas on what to do up here, right?
If you have spent anytime on Google researching, then you have probably been overwhelmed by the amount of information and tours available regarding Cairns Reef Tours.
Cairns is the principle location for Reef Tourism here in Australia. With it’s close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, only 26km off shore, Cairns is the ideal location for a trip to the world famous Great Barrier Reef.
Now, the problem is… where do you start?
I firstly ask people what they want out of their day, and other simple questions, like can they swim? If their answer is no, then they should choose a reef company that has a floating pontoon. Floating pontoons are large platforms that have lots of facilities that can get you up close to the reef without even getting wet. Semi-submarines, Glass Bottom Boats and Underwater Observatories are a few of the things that you will find on most pontoon locations. This is the perfect starting point for people who do not wish to get into the water too much, or if you have young children, are a family or an elderly couple.
Most modern platform operators from Cairns start at around 9am and return at around 5pm. They offer full buffet lunches, morning & afternoon tea, snorkeling and all the other amenities mentioned above. So, for a fun, safe way to visit the reef if you have children or people who can’t swim, choose any company that has a platform.
I hope this piece of information will help you to decide on your Cairns reef tour. If you still need some true local advice about the trips available, then head on over to these guys for some friendly helpful advice: Cairns Tour Advice & Booking Center
In the next edition, I will talk about dive boats and fast high speed snorkel boats and the services they provide.
Have a great vacation!
The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia.