How much does it cost to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef?

Do you have to pay to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef?

For those looking for a more immersive snorkel experience, a guided snorkel tour is a great way to maximise your visit to the Great Barrier Reef.

Guided Snorkel Tour Price:
Adult $68.00
Family $172.00

Can you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef for free?

Once at your first coral reef site you have the choice of snorkeling or scuba diving. Yes, even if you have no previous diving experience you can dive underwater – your first dive is included in your Cairns reef trip for free!

How much does it cost to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia?


Great Barrier Reef Premium Snorkelling Tour $189
1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe $205
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure $219
Cairns Tours Package $250

Who is in charge of the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is Australia’s key management agency for the Great Barrier Reef, and works with government, industry and community to protect this spectacular area.

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Is it illegal to take dead coral from the Great Barrier Reef?

You must not damage, collect or otherwise take coral, including dead coral, and protected shell species (that is giant triton shell, helmet shell, giant clam) in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park unless you have a Marine Parks permit.

Do you need a wetsuit to snorkel Great Barrier Reef?

You may be semi-underwater when snorkelling, but unless you have a full stinger or wetsuit on, there’s a chance you will get sunburnt. The sun’s rays reflect on the surface of the water so even on overcast days, you need to apply sun protection.

How much money does the Great Barrier Reef make from tourism?

It is now estimated that GBR tourism employs more than 64,000 people (full-time equivalent) and contributes $5.2 billion annually to the Australian economy1.

How much is the Great Barrier Reef worth?

The Great Barrier Reef has a economic, social and icon asset value of $56 billion. It supports 64,000 jobs and contributes $6.4 billion to the Australian economy. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.