2 Day Silverswift Reef & Barron River Rafting

2 Day Silverswift Reef & Barron River Rafting

An exciting aqua-adventure combination! Snorkel the outer Great Barrier Reef one day, then take on a white water rafting adventure down the Barron River. 

DAY 1 Silverswift Dive & Snorkel Adventure

Tour Operator: Silverswift

Ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on the outer Great Barrier Reef, Silverswift is a luxury 29 metre catamaran custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling. Visiting three different outer reef sites, you’ll enjoy 5 hours exploring spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Unlimited adventure snorkelling is included in you day, with the option of introductory and certified diving.

SilverswiftWith superb onboard comforts too, you’ll be travelling in comfort and style. Silverswift features spacious sundeck areas, hot freshwater showers, change rooms and a licenced bar. The large dive and snorkel platform provides easy water access for all water activities and the state-of-the-art ride control system helps ensure a smooth journey, even when travelling at up to 32 knots.

Your Silverswift Day Includes

  • Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lycra suits
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.

Silverswift departs daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am and returns at 4.30pm.

DAY 2 Barron River Rafting

Tour Operator: Foaming Fury

Foaming Fury will take you to the beautiful Barron Gorge National Park, just 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns for a fantastic introduction to white water rafting on the Barron River. It's fun, exciting and exhilarating, and no experience is necessary. You'll have two hours paddling up to grade 3 rapids on this exciting adventure. 

Your half day white water rafting tour takes place on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. Barron Gorge National Park is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. 

This is a scenic rafting and rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action. Rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide. 

Your Barron River Rafting Half Day includes:

  • Up to 2 hours White Water Rafting in up to grade 3 rapids.
  • All tuition and safety equipment provided.
  • Professional and certified River Guides.
  • Rafting in the Barron Gorge National Park (stunning rainforest)
  • Pick-up and return accommodation transfers. 

What to bring: Your ticket and payment for rafting levy, swimming costume under your clothes, towel, secure footwear that will get wet, change of clothes, sunscreen, money for souvenir photos or snacks.

*Leave jewelry and valuables at your accommodation. Waterproof shoes are available for hire. 


Tour Price AU$ 356.00
Levy **)AU$ 30.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 386.00

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Day 1 is self drive to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Coach Transfers are available at an additional cost.  

Additional Costs

Silverswift Introductory and Certified Diving


A Government Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. *  EMC is waivered for travel up to 30 June 2023. 

**Barron River Levy 

River rafting levy of $30 per person is payable direct to Foaming Fury on the day of travel.

General Conditions

  • Scuba diving is subject to medical questionnaire, age and medical conditions apply.
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2023.

Foaming Fury Rafting Conditions:

  • Minimum age for Foaming Fury is 12 years. Under 18 must travel with a parent/guardian. All participants must complete a liability waver prior to commencing rafting. Some medical conditions may preclude you from rafting and is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.
  • Bookings must be reconfirmed 24 hours prior to travel. Cancellations within 48 hours of travel incur 100% charge. 

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