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Great Adventures Reef & Green Island Cruises

Great Adventures operates a wide range of day tours from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland to one of the natural wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef.

Modern high speed catamarans depart daily whisking guests away in comfort to the spectacular outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef and the unique reef and rainforest environment of Green Island. Guests visiting Green Island have the choice of three convenient departure times and the option of full or half day tours.

Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, their modern reef activity platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, sundeck, swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform.

Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of their spacious air-conditioned semi-submersible.

Great Adventures offers the choice of combining the Outer Barrier Reef cruise with a two hour stopover on Green Island for the ultimate one day reef and island experience.

Green Island, a 6000-year-old coral cay, is only 45 minutes across the Coral Sea from Cairns aboard Great Adventures fast catamarans. A National Park, it’ss home to over 120 native plant species and colourful bird life, surrounded by coral gardens and abundant marine life to explore. It’s the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest.

Guests can learn about the island ecology with a guided eco walk and discover the wonders of the reef with an informative glass bottom boat tour.

Great Adventures is accredited with Advanced Eco Tourism Certification and is part of the Quicksilver Group of Companies.

Touring Options

Green Island Day Adventure

This tour includes return transfer on an air conditioned vessel, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, five hours on Green Island, hot and cold buffet lunch, glass bottom boat tours, snorkelling equipment, guided rainforest walk with island naturalist and entry to the island’s swimming pool.

Green Island Eco Adventure

Departs 8.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Returns 1.00 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
Includes choice of glass bottom boat tour or use of snorkelling equipment.

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Includes return luxury air conditioned transfers, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, hot and cold buffet lunch, semi-submersible tours, snorkelling equipment, buoyancy vests, underwater observatory and a reef education presentation.

Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Includes return luxury air conditioned transfers, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, hot and cold buffet lunch, semi-submersible tours, snorkelling equipment, buoyancy vests, underwater observatory, reef education presentation and a two hour stopover on Green Island.

Green Island Great Deals Adventure

This tour includes return transfer on an air-conditioned catamaran, morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns, choice of glass bottom boat tour or use of snorkelling equipment, ‘Great deals’ plated lunch served at the Canopy Grill eatery, guided Eco Island Walk with island naturalist, entry to the island’s swimming pool and use of day visitor facilities.

Activites and Experiences at Great Adventures Reef & Green Island Cruises

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • World Heritage
  • Bushwalking Guided nature walks.
  • Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving Available at additional cost.
  • Para-Sailing/Para-Flying Available at additional cost.
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Checkin Desk At the terminal.
  • Public phone At the terminal.
  • Public toilet Based in the terminal.
  • Waiting Area At the terminal.
  • Beach
  • Cruise
  • Diving Scuba diving (introductory and certified) at additional cost.
  • Environmental
  • Island
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Reef
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Foreign Exchange Draft
  • Japan Credit Bureau
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning Vessel is air conditioned.
  • Commentary Commentary is provided.
  • Drop off Bus transfers can be arranged at a charge.
  • Host/Hostess Cruise attendants provided on tour.
  • Interpreter Service Japanese translations are provided.
  • Meal Hot and cold buffet lunch provided with tea and coffee.
  • Pickup Bus transfers can be arranged at a charge.
  • Resource Material Brochures and maps are provided.
  • Toilet Toilets are available on the vessel.

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Where Are Australia's Best Islands?

Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. See if you aggree with our selection of Australia's best island escapes.

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