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 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.

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$118 $118
Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Set sail from Cairns aboard Ocean Spirit, a beautiful 32m sailing catamaran, to the unique and pristine reef environment of Michaelmas Cay. Encircled by fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life including sea turtles and giant clams, it is also a protected seabird sanctuary. Access to the cay is restricted to preserve this special environment.

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 observe the fascinating island birdlife. The "beach buggy" will shuttle you between the boat and cay throughout the day. 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 onboard 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.

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$208.50 $208.50
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.

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$258.50 $258.50
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.

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$238.50 $238.50
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.

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$93 $93
Silverswift Adventure Dive and Snorkel

Departing daily from Cairns, the luxurious Silverswift is ready to whisk you away to three spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef sites - custom-designed for small groups of adventure-minded people to revel in snorkelling and diving.

You will have five hours in this aquatic playground to enjoy unlimited snorkelling, a guided snorkel tour, and the option of up to three certified dives and introductory diving.

Silverswift features a state-of-the-art ride control system for a smooth journey and a large hydraulic platform for easy water access.

Onboard, enjoy the comforts of the air-conditioned lounge, hot freshwater showers and change rooms. Hot and cold buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included in your day.

Coach transfers available from Cairns and Northern Beaches (additional cost). Tariffs quoted are for snorkelling only.

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$222.50 $222.50

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Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill.

Jorgey's Patch Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Accessible on a day trip from Cairns, Jorgey’s Patch features a variety of terrains for divers to explore, including bommies, ridges, gutters and ledges. In depths between 10 and 25 metres divers will find an abundance of reef fish on this reef, including fusiliers, angelfish, wrasses, anemonefish and rock cods.

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach, Cairns Area
Gently swaying coconut palms line the golden sandy foreshore at Holloways Beach. Just 10 minutes’ drive north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Holloways is one of the first of the city’s famous northern beaches.

Green Island National Park

Green Island, Cairns Area
Free Entry
This small rainforest-clad coral cay is surrounded by coral reefs and is one of the Great Barrier Reef's most popular destinations. A true coral cay, it was formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble deposited on the calm side of a platform reef.

Agincourt Reef

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
Agincourt Reef, off Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef, is a series of many smaller reefs with at least 16 different dive sites. The Channels offer interesting swim-throughs and caves, while The Gardens are renowned for their exceptional abundance of brightly coloured reef fish.

Wet Tropics Rainforest

Cairns, Cairns Area
The World Heritage-listed rainforests surrounds Cairns in all directions and can be easily accessed and experienced in many ways. Join one of the many tour operators that conduct day and overnight tours into the rainforest or by car at your leisure.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy Island is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort.

Gulf Savannah

Cairns, Cairns Area
The Gulf Savannah is a vast, rugged land where natural attractions of extraordinary beauty including spectacular gorges and lava tubes are in stark contrast to the wide, open spaces. Friendly characters and historic towns showcase the outback's rich pioneering heritage and offer a true Australian adventure.

Osprey Reef

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Osprey Reef is one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world, located off Cairns in the Coral Sea. The North Horn site on the reef is a remote sea mount rising 1000 metres from the ocean floor. There are spectacular wall drop-offs, amazing visibility and a popular shark-feeding location!

Northern Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is the closest point in Australia to experience the Great Barrier Reef. When travellers visualise themselves on the Great Barrier Reef - they think of Tropical North Queensland.
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