Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 Guests

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Extremely low passenger number Great Barrier Reef & Green Island tour (max 25 guests). In fact the only small sail, reef and tropical island experience in Cairns. Swim, snorkel or dive straight off the boat onto an exclusive magnificent GBR site - no crowds .The boat is moored just 1Km off Green Island - a highly protected Marine Park zone . From Cairns, sail to this reef site and Green Island in style on a two-mast schooner and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board. After snorkelling off the boat take a tender transfer to explore the beauty of Green Island, see the rainforest or laze on the white sandy beaches .


  • Buffet lunch included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Excellent value for money

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Green island is a coral island located only 16 miles (26 km) from Cairns on the Great barrier reef. Its protected waters provide the perfect conditions for snorkeling or diving on the reef.

Board the schooner at Cairns Marlin Marina and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee served with freshly baked muffins and fruit. As you leave the dock, lend a hand to hoist the sails on the 54-foot (16.5-meter) yacht. After a safety briefing, sit back, relax and enjoy the motor-sail to Green Island. If you plan to scuba dive, you'll complete your paperwork and briefs on the journey so you are ready to dive as soon as you moor.

Once moored at Pinnacle Reef just off Green Island, youll be greeted by schools of tropical fish. Hit the water and snorkel or dive in this underwater paradise. The protected marine life includes endless varieties of colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, shells, starfish and sea anemones. After a morning of snorkeling and scuba diving, a delicious buffet lunch is served onboard before you transfer by dinghy to Green Island.

Green Island is a protected Marine National Park, topped with emerald rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. Relax on the beach or explore the island keeping an eye out for turtles, blue spotted stingrays, schools of fish and many interesting shells. Visit Marineland Melanesia to watch the crocodile feeding and see turtles, corals and other marine life up close.

After spending over 4 hours on the Great barrier reef, set sail back to Cairns (wind permitting). Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your tropical afternoon tea, a perfect way to end a great day out on reef.

This tour is perfect for all levels of water experience with tuition and in-water assistance provided.


Sailing cruise to Green Island & the Great Barrier Reef

Environment Management Charge and port fees

Coffee and/or Tea

Lunch - Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood

Morning and Afternoon tea

Complimentary glass of wine on the return sail to Cairns

Snorkeling tuition, tours and in-water crew assistance if required

Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, buoyancy vests)

Transfers to/from the schooner to Green Island

Reef talk by a marine interpreter

Fish Feed

Entry/Admission - Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours

Entry/Admission - Green Island

Entry/Admission - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours


Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Pre-book only if have no past or present medical issues nor taking any medication. Enquire if unsure

Optional diving - x 1-2 Certified / x 1-2 Intro dives possible on day .10-12m depth .

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 25 people ensures a unique and personalized experience

Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions nor taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving

Tour requires you to be stable and mobile enough to move around a moving vessel and to transfer from main vessel onto tender and back

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Covid Procedures: Sanitisation stations will be available on board as well as high-touch areas being sanitised regularly, contract tracing will be followed with all details required at the time of booking, upon arrival questions will be asked regarding travel in the last 14 days, contact with any Covid-19 positive individuals and potential symptoms answers to these questions may impact your ability to travel and will be at the discretion of the crew on the day.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Industry COVID-SAFE Plan in place "Good to go.Contact details will be required if not already sent, at check-in. Standard screening questions at check-in for safe travel clearance. Bring own pen and refillable water bottle if preferred Food will be served under strict hygiene measures

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2022

    Visiting the Great Barrier Reef has been at the top of my travel list for years - and Skipper Mike and his awesome crew (Jaz, Chris and Joe) helped me realize my dream. The small number of guests on the lovely sailboat allowed for highly personalized and attentive help. My husband had never snorkeled before but the team had him geared up and exploring the reef in no time. Coffee, pastry and fruit as we left the marina, a delicious lunch after our first snorkel and fruit, cheese crackers, wine and cake on our way back to shore. After leaving the reef the crew got all the sails up and we spent a lovey afternoon sailing back. I don't think we would have had as much fun on one of the big ships, where I am sure there is less personal attention. Felt like I was out with friends rather than being on a paid-for excursion. Glad to support this family-owned business and would 100% recommend this amazing experience.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    100% would recommend. Worth every dollar spent. The crew was fantastic and the experience was great. The food was so so yummy and there was so much! I would recommend the scuba diving especially if you’re certified because it’s a great dive and there is so much to see! Sailing back was such a good time. Another unexpected bucket list item ticked off. And only a small amount of people made for a fun social trip.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    love the small group experience, the staff exceptionally attentive, the food and snacks, and the feeling of being taken care. I felt very safe snorkeling.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    This was a fantastic experience! Super laid back, but really well organised. Captain and crew were excellent and barrier reef was amazing! Personally though, I would have preferrred to miss the green island visit and have had more time more snorkeling, but it was such a great day 5 stars is the only way I can rate this day. We had two kids (12 and 14) and they loved it too! Absolutely the highlight of our Cairns trip.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    This is a fantastic day out on the reef, always wanted to experience a sailing boat and with only a small group you are well looked after, no hustle and bustle a relaxing day, no stress. The crew were amazing big call out to the girls, they work so hard to make this an experience you will never forget. Got to see lots of coral, colourful fish and some reef sharks 🦈. We did the same type of trip last year but with 200 other people, this smashes that for an experience.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    It was amazing! Only 3 staff members to do everything, they’re all super cool (and strong!) the job isn’t easy but the passion is there! They’re explaining things very well, they make sure you’re ok and they answer all your questions. The food was good, the snorkeling was amazing and green island was lovely! Thank you guys!

  • 24-Oct-2022

    This day was absolutely amazing. The crew and guests were all so lovely, and as a solo traveller, being in an intimate setting and having such a lovely crew really made the day so enjoyable. There was so much time to explore the reef and green island after lunch. It is value for money, and the lunch was delicious! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a peaceful day out on the reef without the crowds

  • 21-Oct-2022

    This is worth the splurge for an intimate day on the Great Barrier Reef! You feel like a genuine boat guest instead of just a number. The staff are all professional, knowledgeable, and safety conscious throughout the entire trip. A great variety of food is served all day long with a complimentary wine on the ride back to shore. There is only one other company allowed at this location on the GBR. You are not competing with any crowds while snorkeling, diving, and exploring Green Island. A real treat!

  • 20-Oct-2022

    Great day on the water FANTASTIC crew , nice cruise out to the reef and Green Island , good food ,nice boat only bad point they would not pay me for this review but left it anyway 😀

  • 17-Oct-2022

    Took my 16 yr old son on the trip I had loved 2 or 3 times in mid-late 1990s. Still wonderful. Sailing, snorkelling & Green Island - all wonderful! Great crew, lovely lunch. Fabulous day!

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