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Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour by Great Adventure Cruises with Coach Transfers from Cairns

  • Great Barrier Reef, Green Island
  • English
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • 2. Morning tea & coffee served until departure
  • 3. Two (2) hours on Green Island
  • 4. Three (3) hours on Outer Reef platform
  • 5. Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and the Outer Reef
  • 6. Lycra/Stinger suit included at the Outer Reef
  • 7. Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
  • 8. Reef education presentation
  • 9. Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • 10. Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • 11. Underwater observatory
  • 12. Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • 13. Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
  • 14. Cheese and biscuits on return journey
  • 15. Transport from/to selected hotels
From AUD
$299.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • 2. Morning tea & coffee served until departure
  • 3. Two (2) hours on Green Island
  • 4. Three (3) hours on Outer Reef platform
  • 5. Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and the Outer Reef
  • 6. Lycra/Stinger suit included at the Outer Reef
  • 7. Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
  • 8. Reef education presentation
  • 9. Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • 10. Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • 11. Underwater observatory
  • 12. Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • 13. Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
  • 14. Cheese and biscuits on return journey
  • 15. Transport from/to selected hotels

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Great Barrier Reef, Green Island
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
● Departure Point: Reef Fleet Terminal (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Departure Time^: 08:30
^Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Leaves at: 15:45
● Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 17:30
Address Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St. Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included.  Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Operating hours
All Year 08:30 - 17:30 Check in opens at 07:30. Boarding at 08:00
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call service provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimming costume,towel
● Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
● Comfortable shoes
● Money for drinks & souvenirs
Other info ● With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to your ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.

2 Overview

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting tour. Take a fast 45 minute catamaran ride to beautiful Green Island and enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. Then, you’ll depart Green Island to continue your day of adventure and discovery with 3 hours on board Great Adventures spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour by Great Adventure Cruises with Coach Transfers from Cairns

 

Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Grab your snorkel gear and head to the Lifeguard patrolled beach to explore the marine world off the beach, take a stroll thru the unique tropical rainforest, laze on the white coral sand beach or take part in some of the optional activities that Green Island has to offer*.

 

Outer Barrier Reef

The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and/or dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch. The vibrant marine life of the reef awaits you.

In addition to your included activities Great Adventures' activity platform also has a wide range of optional activities to choose from*.

*Some optional activities may not be available due to time constraints.

 

Activities Included In Your Day

Green Island Snorkelling

Grab your snorkel gear from the Dive Shop and get ready to explore the marine world surrounding Green Island – you might even bump into one of the friendly local turtles that call the Island's waters home.

Snorkelling at Green Island, with its lifeguard patrolled beach, is a safe and exciting way to introduce yourself to the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel gear includes snorkel, mask and fins; prescriptions masks and flotation vests are available for hire from the dive shop*. Lycra suits are also available for hire for adults and children entering the water, providing sun protection and reducing the possibility of stings and irritations from marine stingers that can frequent tropical waters seasonally. The lycra suits have long sleeves and legs with a hood and mittens. They're a great fun fashion statement and photo opportunity too!

 

Outer Reef Snorkelling

norkelling is a great way to explore the reef and see the marine life situated around the Great Adventures activity platform. Snorkel, mask, fins and flotation devices are included with your tour. Our crew will help fit you with the gear, give tips to first time snorkelers and our safety officers (lifeguard) patrol the snorkel area to make sure everyone is staying safe.

Lycra suit hire for adults are children is available, these suits offer protection from the sun and reduce the possibility of stings and irritations from marine stingers that can frequent tropical waters seasonally. The lycra suits have long sleeves and legs with a hood and mittens.

 

Semi Submersible

Explore the vibrant reef from the comfort of the air-conditioned semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary. Our friendly crew are ready to share their knowledge and passion for the Great Barrier Reef with you. As the spacious semi-sub with wide viewing windows meanders slowly through beautiful coral gardens, you’ll experience the remarkable life below the surface.

The semi-sub tour takes approximately 25 minutes and departs every 30 minutes, or as announced, from the rear of the platform.

 

Underwater Observatory

From the underwater observatory you will be able to view corals, giant clams and be mesmerised by a myriad of colourful fish and marine life before your eyes. Here you can explore at your own pace or join the Eco Reef talk with the Marine Naturalist. Be sure to check out the extensive interpretive posters in the underwater observatory too. You’ll be identifying Nemos and parrotfish in no time!

From the viewing area, you can also watch divers as they descend into the water for an underwater adventure from the specially designed dive platform.

 

Eco Walk

Green Island is one of 300 coral cays on the Great Barrier Reef; it is the only coral cay to have a dense, shady vine-thicket rainforest. Green Island is home to over 120 species of plants, over 55 species of birds and a unique mixture of coastal and rainforest plants all within its 1.6km circumference.

 

Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.

Time Itinerary
07:30 Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.
08:00
  • Vessel boarding.
  • Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
  • For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.
08:30 Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Green Island.
09:15
  • Arrive Green Island
  • 2 hours free time to explore Green Island…
    • Included snorkel gear, (fins mask and snorkel) can be obtained from the Dive Shop on the island.
    • Enjoy a leisurely island walk with the self guided Eco Island Walk or take a dip in the island swimming pool.
    • On arrival: Pre-booked optional activities including scuba diving, Seawalker helmet diving commence as advised.
11:20
  • Re-board vessel for departure to the Great Barrier Reef platform.
  • Cake selection served on forward journey.
  • During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel's monitors.
  • Snorkelling demonstration by crew.
12:30
  • Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform
  • Reef activities commence…
    • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.
    • Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.
    • Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
  • Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.
13:00 - 14:30
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.
  • Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
  • Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform
15:30 A blast on the ship's horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.
15:40 A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. Crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel.
15:45
  • Departure to Cairns via Green Island.
  • Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.
17:30 Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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