We ended our great Aussie road trip in Cairns, the biggest gateway city to the Great Barrier Reef. Like everyone else in the world, the reef had been on both of our bucket lists since forever. It was a no-brainer that we were going to spend a day out there.
Disclaimer: We were way too busy enjoying ourselves and wrapped up in the moment that we didn’t take any photos ourselves. Sometimes you just gotta live without a camera in your hand and enjoy the moment in the present. The pretty photos below we did not take. They came with the photos we ordered of the two of us, (which are pretty ugly but we still wanted them to remember the day) and we didn’t steal the off the internet.
Choosing a Tour Operator
I once thought that it was overwhelming simply to chose what company to cruise with for our Milford Sound cruise in New Zealand and our Halong Bay Cruise in Vietnam. Psh, the number of cruise companies in those places pale in comparison to the number of operators running tours on the Great Barrier Reef! There was a myriad of options for us to choose from, all offering their own unique tour of the reef.
The maximizer in me was starting to get stressed! We were going to be spending a lot of money on this day-long trip, way more than our daily budget. We obviously wanted to get the most bang for our buck and not be stuck on a boat with 300+ people all trying to swim over one shallow reef.
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