Down Unde Cruise and Dive
Down Under Cruise and Dive
Down Under Cruise and Dive are proud to operate their ultra modern, high speed day tour boat Evolution to cruise the Great Barrier Reef. The three-level, custom designed and built catamaran commenced daily reef trip operations on 30 December 2015, making it the newest addition to Cairns’ reef day tour fleet.
Join Cairns Best Reef Tour, and travel on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and briefings included. Visit two exclusive reef sites, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels. Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities such as Introductory diving or Certified diving.
From Hastings Reef, you can take a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight from our exclusive helicopter pontoon or join our Semi-Submarine coral viewing tour before cruising back to Cairns.
For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.
For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or upgrade to include a PADI dive guide as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.
In the afternoon there's a choice of a ride on our Semi-Submersible coral viewing tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on our massive sun-decks on three levels.
Finally cruise back to Cairns while joining our on-board entertainer for some live music together with a free glass of wine, cheese, and biscuits on the lower deck.
- 2 stunning & unique outer reef locations
- 5 hours reef time, the FASTEST trip to the reef with less travel time!
- Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
- Chef-prepared hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & variety of fresh salads. (vegetarian options available)
- Free lycra/sun-suit hire
- Free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
- Live musical entertainment on return journey
- Experienced, professional dive instructors
- Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort
What to bring
- Sunscreen & Hat
- Travel voucher
- Change of Clothes
- Swimmers and a towel
- Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases
Check-in from 7.15am-8.00am daily at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Boat departs 8.15am sharp; Returns 4.30pm daily
Billy Tea Safaris
Billy Tea Safaris
is a locally owned company and has been operating for 36 years.We operate 3 separate 1-day tours to:
• Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation
• Outback & Chillagoe Caves
• Best of the Cairns Tablelands
Billy Tea Safaris also guarantee we will run with a minimum of 2 passengers for our Rainforest tour and a minimum of 4 passengers for Outback Tour, and The Tablelands Tour, this means you as the customer will not miss out on a tour.
We have National Parks Permits to all areas in Daintree / Cape Tribulation / Atherton Tablelands / Mungana (Chillagoe) and also permits in other areas of Queensland which allows us more options if flooding in the area or overcrowded on some walks we have options to go to other areas. Rather than having to cancel the trip if flooding in the area.
Note that when a client is booking one of our Multi-Day Tours and intends to travel from Port Douglas an additional transfer fee per tour of 87.00pp applies when the tour departs from Cairns or includes a Reef Trip. When "The Daintree Tour" is included in a package, the client will be picked up from their accommodation in Port Douglas at no extra charge.
WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE GO
Based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland we operate personalised small-group tours to the:
• Daintree Rainforest
• Alexander Range Lookout
• Cape Tribulation
• Emmagen Creek
• 4WD Bloomfield Track
• Port Douglas
• Chillagoe Caves
• Chillagoe Smelter Ruins
• Balancing Rock
• Aussie Outback
• Skybury Coffee
• Granite Gorge
• Atherton Tablelands
• Coffee Works
• Millaa Millaa Falls
• Gallo Diaryland
• The Humpy Store
• Australian Platypus Centre
• Herberton Historic Village
CUSTOM-MADE 4WD VEHICLES
Our custom, comfortable 4WD vehicles can go anywhere, any time of year. Our 4WD vehicles are custom-built for passenger comfort and to withstand some of the ruggedness required in the areas that we operate. The vehicles are high clearance which means when conditions are wet we can still get through, extra-large viewing windows, spacious seats, extra legroom for maximum customer comfort. We also provide baby and booster seats, all seats are seat belted, please advise the age of children at the time of booking.
EXPERIENCED LOCAL DRIVERS/GUIDES
We love our friendly tour guides. They are all passionate about our environment and love answering questions.
All our drivers are local accredited guides which means they have years of local knowledge and experience specialising knowledge of history, local aboriginal culture, all aspects of flora and fauna and in-depth knowledge of our wonderful World Heritage Rainforest and Outback, Tablelands.
Billy Tea Safaris is a Foundation Member of Far North Queensland Tour Operators Association. We are also members of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Tourism Australia, Queensland Q Parks, Big 4 Caravan Parks Assoc. Billy Tea Safaris is also Advanced Eco-Tourism Accredited, and now a Green Travel Leader as we have now been Eco Accredited for more than 10 years.
We specialise in charters and will personalise a tour to suit requests from clients.