Minke Whale Tours Cairns on Mike Ball’s liveaboard boat depart from Cairns. Mike Balls runs Minke Whale Tours on their liveaboard boat Spoilsport, 3 or 4 night options or 7 day expeditions .The Minke Whale tour season runs June and July. This is the Minke Whale tours Cairns season to the Ribbon Reefs. The Minke Whale tours Cairns are very popular often booking out in advance.

Minke Whales Tour Information

Before booking my Minke Whale dive expedition on Mike Ball, I was recommended to contact Cairns Beaches Visitor Information Centre who specialize in Minke Whale tours. This Visitor Centre had extensive knowledge on Minke Whales tours and were able to give me lots of information on the Mike Ball dive liveaboard tour I choose. The staff were able to tell me what to expect as with nature there is never a 100% guarantee to see these whales but they were able to direct me to the options that would significantly increase the likelihood. They also provided a free nights accommodation before I departed, complementary as I booked my Minke Whale expedition on Mike Ball through them. I was really pleased with this special saving on my Mike Ball Tour and the hotel accommodation was fantastic.         

Minke Whales dive experience

My Minke Whale dive experience was fantastic, the crew and researchers of Mike Balls liveaboard boat Spoilsport prepared us well for our first encounter with the Minke Whales. I have to admit, that I was bit intimidated swimming so close to such a big animal (ca. 5,5m long), but after learning about them I was as hooked as the researchers themselves. The researchers on Mike Ball’s liveaboard boat Spoilsport truly live and breathe for those creatures and their passion is simply infectious. After the first talk we all were in Minke-fever and full of anticipation. The lucky stars were on our side and on the second day we spotted them. It is the rule to only snorkel with them by hanging still on a rope, don’t try to touch or swim after them and let them come to us.

To my surprise the Whales were as curious as we; they were ‘hanging-out’ with us for hours on end. Most of the guests were back on deck to have lunch; only I and two others were still online (on-the-snorkelling-line) as one of the Minke Whales dived direct under my belly, very slowly and gently touching my thigh. I could not help but screamed in my snorkel full of excitement. This was the best I ever had experienced! THRILLED for life and totally in love with those gentle creatures. I inhaled as much information as I could, the crew and biologists on board shared willingly and plenty of information and answered each of my 1 million questions.

Minke Whale Video click to watch

Minke Whale  liveaboard boat facilities

The 30m boat called Spoilsport was big enough for divine comfort and small enough to get to know each of the 26 guests and 11 crew. What a ratio. I shared my budget cabin with only one person. It had a bunk bed and air con and was very comfortable and clean.
All other cabins had Ensuite bathrooms for a bit of extra costs.   
The meals were simply said FANTASTIC and catered for every taste or preference with a big buffet style dinner and snacks all day. Of course, we also could have our deco-beer to complete a perfect dive day. The dive deck was state-of-the-art with Nitrox, rinse hoses, tender diving etc., however, the crew made the service perfect. They really looked after us and created an atmosphere of belonging. No dive or snorkel without lots of laughter. It was part of the procedure. Thanks guys!

More highlights on my Mike Ball liveaboard experience

We had the whales for two full days before they moved on. Afterwards we had a chance to explore those wonderful dive spots at the Ribbon reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and I found my forever favourite one: Steve’s Bommie. A must do for every dive heart with such rich and diverse maritime life, providing plenty material to chat about with a beer and lots of laughter.
I had a trip of a life-time but surely not the last one. A must-do for every diver at heart.

Minke Whale Tours specialist

I have left anybody reading my blog, the details of Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre as without their pictures and advice I would not have booked the trip and missed out on all those beautiful memories. I really appreciated the comprehensive weather reports they provided. To receive a free nights accommodation through Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre was fantastic?. Cairns Beaches tourist Information Centre, phone 07 4055 7158, email? info@allcairnstours.com.au whats app? +61428170027, website www.allcairnstours.com.au

Some memories just don’t have a price tag. You just have to make them. JUST DO IT! ♥


Cairns cheapest outer barrier reef tours to the Great Barrier Reef vary in price and quality.

Compasss Cruises Cairns

Compass Cruises is  the cheapest outer barrier reef tour from Cairns. At just $115, this snorkelling trip is cheap in price .A full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef for just $115 gives you bang for your buck. Don’t expect a fancy modern boat. This no frills older reef boat goes to two outer reef locations.

Price includes snorkel equipment, lunch, boom netting and reef tax. If you have a budget around $100 (one hundred dollars ) then this reef trip is one to look at.

Sunkist Cairns

Sunkist is the next cheapest outer barrier reef trip from Cairns. Takes only 30 passengers. The cost is only $120 plus $20 reef levies. This very affordable outer barrier reef trip goes to Milln, Briggs, Moore and Thetford reefs. Snorkel equipment, lunch, plus afternoon tea included. Diving is available at extra cost at  $50.

Sea Quest Cairns 

Sea Quest is also a cheap option to the outer barrier reef. At $140 plus $20 taxes its great value for money and affordable. We often have great specials on this boat so always check with us first . There is also diving available and they visit 2 good outer barrier reef locations. Lunch is also included.

Reef Day Tripper Cairns 

The little sail boat Reef Day Tripper goes to Ulopu Cay instead of the outer barrier reef. This is due to constraints of sail time as against motor boats who can get further out to the outer barrier reef systems . Cost for this trip is cheap at just $149 which includes lunch, snorkel equipment and reef tax in the total price. With only 30 persons it’s a great boat to make friends on, especially if you enjoy sailing .

Passion Of Paradise Cairns

Passion of Paradise is also a sail boat but they get out to the outer barrier reef and have a roving permit that includes Norman, Hastings, Flynn and Milln reef. Price$169 plus $20 taxes, includes lunch, snorkel equipment and very friendly crew.

Evolution Down Under Dive 

The Popular Evolution is a sleek new vessel that goes to the outer barrier locations of Saxon, Hastings reef. These are 2 popular outer reef locations. Price $165 plus $20 levies. Popular with the backpackers market, this boat has  a good vibe. We have great savings OFF this reef trip especially when combined with another activity .This company also has the cheapest helicopter flights if you would like to add a heli flight on.

Dreamtime Dive and Snorkle Cairns 

A really interesting boat is Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel, 2 premium quality outer reef locations. We really like the unique educational value this company  provides by employing aboriginal rangers to assist to tell the stories their families have passed down over thousands of years about the reefs you visit . The only barrier reef tour from Cairns with a strong Indigenous connection. The  cost is $182 plus $7 tax per adult. With great children prices & family packages, meaning one child goes free. This is another reef trip worth a second look. With very good reef locations visited makes this a good value option. We often have great specials on Dreamtime so always check first with us for any local deals. We have the nose for deals so give us a call on  07 40557158  or drop in to our local Visitor Information Centre .

These are the cheapest outer barrier reef tours from cairns under $200. There are many boats that start at $200 plus. We also have a wide selection of snorkelling and diving trips that cost more than $200 .These  go to some of the very best  outer barrier reef locations. If you are looking for the best possible snorkelling on the outer barrier reef just contact us for tips and recommendations for additional options.

The Cheapest Cairns outer barrier reef trip from a Cay 

The cheapest cairns outer barrier reef trip from a Cay on the outer barrier reef is from Michaelmas Cay ♥♥.  Ocean Spirit visits beautiful Michaelmas Cay. This amazing outer barrier reef location is a great place to spot turtles. The cay acts as a breakwater and as a result  has beautiful coral gardens.This location  is famous for the giant clams and has a great diversity of marine life. With smaller numbers than the large pontoon boats, free stinger suits, lunch included. The extra bonus is a great semi submersible tour you can go on as many times as you like all  included. This one is a winner of outer barrier reef location. Cost $206 per adult, children half adult price. Save with family rates, second trips discounts and other savings in this amazing snorkelling trip.

Cheapest Cairns outer barrier reef trip from a pontoon.

Cheapest outer barrier reef trip from a pontoon is Reef Magic. Cost $213 per adult. This company has fantastic family and child  rates and the quality of the coral of this location is hard to beat. The free inclusions of underwater observatory, glass bottom boat and semi submersible are extra free bonuses. Ask about reef magic specials, discounts, family and group rates.

Our local Cairns Beaches  Visitor Information Centre has detailed reef maps showing the inner, middle and outer barrier reef systems. We utilize the latest Bureau of meteorology weather forecasts as well as local reports direct from the reef off Cairns to provide the most accurate reporting. Utilize our many years of experience to select the most appropriate cairns outer barrier reef snorkelling trip to suit your budget. The quality of snorkelling locations varies considerably. Not all locations are the same. Knowing which locations have good snorkelling and diving is important. Drop in, phone ⇒ 07 40557158 or call our free whatsapp number +61428170027  or email us info@allcairnstours.com.au for any advice, help and bookings ♥.

Cheap Cairns snorkelling tours and trips to the Great Barrier Reef are available now. Cheap Cairns snorkelling tours and trips save the budget. See the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns without having to spend hundreds of dollars. Utilize our local tips to find the cheapest snorkelling tours.

Utilize our local knowledge, we know the best reef locations and what the latest deals are. As Cairns locals, we operate the local Visitor Information Centre here for more 18 years, we know where the bargains are.

Ask us about discounts, specials, family rates and last minute deals ♥.

Cairns Cheapest Snorkelling Tours

Green Island turtle tours
Snorkeling with turtles at Green Island www.allcairnstours.com.au

Cairns Cheapest Snorkeling Tours are to Fitzroy Island. This cheap snorkelling trip from Cairns is just $78 with your own snorkel equipment or $94 with snorkel hire equipment.

There is some basic reef here and a small section of reef with some nice snorkelling but its not like snorkelling on the Outer Barrier Reef which is significantly better. If your budget is for a cairns snorkelling tour  under a hundred dollars, then Fitzroy Island starting at $78 is a cheap snorkelling option.

Green Island is the second cheapest snorkelling trip from Cairns, at just $82 if you bring your own snorkel equipment or $96 with snorkel hire equipment included.

These are the 2 cheapest snorkelling trips from Cairns, under $100 (Hundred dollars). We often have last minute discounts and specials to Fitzroy and Green Island, just ask.

Snorkelling Outer Barrier Reef from Cairns

Snorkelling Outer Barrier Reef from Cairns, gives the best snokel experience. We recommend going to the Outer Barrier Reef, which is much further but with much better coral. Travelling to the Outer Barrier Reef takes 90 minutes as against 45 minutes to Green and Fitzroy Islands.

The extra time travelling to the outer barrier reef will reward you with an enhanced snorkelling on quality reef systems. We have full day snorkelling tours to the outer barrier reef starting from $115. Our Visitor Information Centre has detailed reef maps showing the inner, middle and outer barrier reef systems. We also provide you with local weather forecasting, so you can choose the best day to travel to the reef. 

Utilize our many years of experience to select the most appropriate cairns snorkelling trip to suit your budget. Drop in, phone 07 40557158 or email us info@allcairnstours.com.au for any advice, help and bookings.


Centro de Información para Turistas en Cairns, no solo ofrece no solo consejos relevantes sino amplia información sobre la región de Cairns e inclusive reservas en todos los tours que ofrece la ciudad. El Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns asiste a los Turistas, visitantes, españoles y latinoamericanos.

¿Necesitas ayuda con el alquiler de auto, maquina, coche, alojamiento, reservas de Tours, actividades y atracciones  en Cairns?

Contacta a los expertos locales que tienen un vasto conocimiento, sobre todos los Tours y Atracciones en la región de Cairns. Ellos cuentan con una amplia gama de más de 600 tours que se realizan en la región de Cairns y son los especialistas locales, sobre todo en las actividades que se realizan en La Gran Barrera de Corales y en la Selva Tropical.

Dónde bucear o hacer snorkel en Cairns?‍♀️?


Si necesita información sobre los mejores arrecifes para bucear o hacer snorkel, es importante que contacte a personas con un amplio conocimiento de la zona, como lo son en el Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns que tienen más de 20 años de experiencia, los cuales proporcionaran una guía apropiada sobre las mejores ubicaciones en el arrecife para realizar estas actividades.

20 años de experiencia

El  opera más de 20 años y está localizado a 15 minutos desde el centro de la ciudad y junto a la playa.

Visite y reciba un consejo imparcial sobre todos los recorridos en automóvil por la región de Cairns, todas las actividades que ofrece la ciudad, así como mapas, folletos y guías gratuitas a los Parques Nacionales. Además de ello, información sobre todos los Tours que se realizan en Cairns y reservas de Tours sin cargo alguno.

Los consejos, información y reservas son brindados de manera profesional por el personal del Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns, los cuales ofrecen muchos recursos gratuitos, como la Guía de Viaje sobre la popular Gran Barrera de Corales. Venga y obtenga una copia gratuita en su idioma (Espanol).

Conocimiento Local

El Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns es dirigido por los lugareños, es una parada práctica para los visitantes en Cairns que buscan información y consejos gratuitos.

En el centro puedes acceder a Wifi gratuito y con aparcamiento gratuito sin parquímetros. Sumado a ello, podras recolectar información, para empezar bien informado tu viaje en Cairns, mapas, folletos, recursos gratuitos, mapas e información de los Parques Nacionales y conocimiento local sobre los mejores lugares para visitar.

Un tip importante es: El Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns, no solo provee información sobre Tours y Actividades. También entregan cupones de descuento para obtener entradas más económicas en muchas atracciones locales. Son los especialistas en ofertas de última hora y descuentos exclusivos.

Visite el Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns así  como lo hizo en su momento también National Geographic. Sea cual sea su interés en particular, aproveche al máximo los 20 años de experiencia local del personal. Aproveche al máximo su viaje a Cairns y al norte tropical de Queensland con gran información, ayuda y reservas gratuitas. Si Ud tiene otro destino en Australia como Ayers Rock Alice Springs, la costa este, Frazer Island y Whitsundays. O un viaje por Great Ocean Road también pueden ayudarlo con información, excursiones y reservas para sus Tours.

I information All Cairns Tours¿No puedes llegar al Centro de Información para Turistas de Cairns? No hay problema, su servicial personal puede ayudarlo vía teléfono ?07 40557158, por correo electrónico ?info@allcairnstours.com.au o vía what’s app? +61 428 170027 (Gratuito). O en todo caso puede visitar personalmente El Centro de Información en calle Rutherford Nro 8 en el balneario de Yorkeys Knob, Cairns a 15 minutos del centro de Cairns.

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