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Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises

Multiple Locations

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Great Adventures' modern high speed catamarans depart from Cairns daily.

Outer Reef: Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike can experience this World Heritage environment from the spacious reef activity platform. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of the semi-submersible.

Green Island: For a tropical island adventure, beautiful Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience. On a Great Adventures fast cat, you'll be there in just 45 minutes and with three departures daily, it's perfect for a full or half day visit.

Ocean Spirit: Luxury 32 metre sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit sets sail to Michalemas Cay, a picturesque vegetated sand cay and important bird sanctuary.

Activities

  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Green Island Eco Adventure

With a lush rainforest home to over 120 native plant species and colourful bird life, surrounded by coral gardens and abundant marine life, Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience.

And with the choice of three daily departures, the Green Island Eco Adventure is perfect for a half or full day experience with up to seven hours on this beautiful Great Barrier Reef island - just 45 minutes across the Coral Sea from Cairns.

Your cruise includes the choice of a glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or use snorkelling equipment to snorkel directly off the sandy white beaches.

Whether you're up for adventurous activities or island relaxation, you'll be spoilt for choice. Explore the rainforest with a leisurely self-guided walk, see the reef from the glass bottom boat, snorkel from the beach or take a refreshing dip in the island swimming pool.

With an abundance of optional activities, you can scuba and helmet dive, take an offshore snorkel excursion, kayak, or even parasail and take a scenic helicopter flight.

Indicative rates

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$90 $90

Departing daily from Cairns, 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, sets sail for a day to remember at picturesque Michaelmas Cay. Encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life, it is also a bird lover's delight and a most important protected sanctuary for migratory birds.

Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay's protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver's view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the fascinating island birdlife. For the more adventurous, you can experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive. Guided snorkel tours are also available. Or if you prefer just relax on the beach or soak up the tropical atmosphere under the sails and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. An informative marine biologist reef presentation, delicious hot and cold buffet lunch and morning and afternoon teas are also included in your day.

Indicative rates

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$202.50 $202.50
Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise! A fast 45 minute catamaran ride across the Coral Sea will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay.

A day of adventure and discovery continues onto Great Adventures' spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef. Here, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers can enjoy a magical day. Features at the platform include undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, semi-submersible, snorkel platforms and scuba diving facilities.

Optional activities to include scenic helicopter flights, introductory and certified scuba diving, guided snorkel tours and the 'Scuba-Doo' underwater scooter.

Indicative rates

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$250.50 $250.50
Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Escape into a world of surprises and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures exciting Outer Reef cruise.

Departing from Cairns, you’ll cruise in comfort aboard a fast catamaran to a spacious activity platform moored at a magnificent site on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers can enjoy a magical day of discovery. You can stay dry and explore the reef in a semi-submersible and underwater observatory or snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens and colourful marine life. Relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the amazing marine-scape!

Exciting optional activities include the exclusive Scuba-doo underwater scooter, scenic helicopter flights, introductory and certified diving and guided snorkel tours.

Indicative rates

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$230.50 $230.50
Green Island Discovery

For a day of adventurous activities or island relaxation, your Green Island Discovery gives you the choice of three daily departures and up to seven hours on this tropical island paradise.

Discover the reef in a glass bottom boat and snorkel directly from the white sandy beaches (included activities). Nature lovers will be enchanted by island's lush rainforest and walking tracks. A delicious lunch or snacks can be purchased from the island's food and refreshment outlets.

As a Great Adventures guest, you'll enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island's unique rainforest flora. The island's well-appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, plus refreshment and retail outlets.

Indicative rates

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$114 $114

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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
The park's wildlife viewing areas and walking and mountain bike trails offer a range of nature-based recreation activities close to the centre of Townsville. The park features deep-water lagoons and seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and vine thickets, and sheltered beaches fringed by rocky headlands.

Magnetic Island National Park

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Rocky granite headlands and towering hoop pines stand sentinel over tranquil sandy bays on this rugged, mountainous island covered with open eucalypt woodlands and surrounded by coral reefs. The island is easily accessible from Townsville and is noted for its abundant wildlife and varied history.

Picnic Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
With a sweeping beach, tranquil setting and the iconic jetty, Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island is a spectacular location to enjoy a relaxing swim, beachside dining or a spot of fishing on the jetty. Snorkel and explore the abundant marine life of Picnic Bay or see what you can spot from above while taking a stroll along the jetty.

Fishing at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Magnetic Island is an angler's dream with a catch virtually guaranteed! Sit back, throw in a line and enjoy the rush of reeling in your latest bite. What a catch it can be; 22-pound Coral Trout and 44-pound Spanish Mackerel are among the trophies happy fishermen have taken home.

Arcadia at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Arcadia is the smallest of the four main bays around Magnetic Island and is surrounded by the prominent Alma Bay and Geoffrey Bay. Geoffrey Bay is a Marine National Park Zone - which means no fishing or collecting - but is great for exploring during low tide.

Pelorus Island

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Pelorus Island, located 800 metres north of Orpheus Island in the Palms Island group is an untouched, pristine environment accessible by private boat or on a dive tour. Pelorus Island offers spectacular fringing reefs accessible straight off the beach, which make for a remarkable snorkel or dive experience.

Wreck Diving at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Located within the waters of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has a wealth of interesting dive sites. Some of the best places to dive are found in Geoffrey, Alma, Arthur and Florence Bays and the reef in Nelly Bay.

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Set in a scenic coastal location amongst open woodland and vine thickets, this park features an historic quarantine station, established in 1915. The station was initially used to quarantine passengers on incoming ships.

Nelly Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
A holiday on Magnetic Island is likely to start on Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island's main residential bay. Nelly Bay is the first point of access for the passenger and car ferries and is an easy location to access bus transfers, taxis, hire vehicles or jump on board a guided tour.

Castle Hill

Townsville, Townsville Area
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Just metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville - a perfect place for visitors to orientate themselves. As well as offering vehicle access, Castle Hill provides a number of popular walking tracks, which are frequented by more than 2,500 locals a day!
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