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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns

  • Snorkel or dive at Green Island, a protected Marine National Park
  • Enjoy Australia’s rain forest, white-sand beaches, and Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to spend more time in the water or to explore on land
Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns
From US$161.50
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
From US$161.48
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
From US$214.06
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Includes one introductory dive
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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef at Green Island on a full-day sailing tour from Cairns that offers swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving options. See the colorful coral reefs up close, lounge on the white-sand beaches, or walk through the island’s rain forest. This tour, which is suitable for all levels of water experience, includes snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance as well as lunch and light refreshments.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Cairns marina to board your deluxe 2-masted schooner for the sail to Green Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef only 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Cairns. The spacious 54-foot (16.5-meter) sailboat is stocked with complimentary tea, coffee, muffins, and fruit for your morning tea. If interested, learn some sailing skills from the crew as you motor-sail to Green Island.

Stop at Pinnacle Reef, just off Green Island, for snorkeling or scuba diving at this underwater paradise. Around midday, the crew serves your buffet lunch onboard the boat, then transfers you by dinghy to Green Island. There, have time to enjoy the beach or visit attractions like Marineland Melanesia.

After more than four hours at the Great Barrier Reef, sail back to Cairns. Your onboard afternoon tea includes a glass of Australian sparkling wine to top off your tour.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Green Island Sailing Cruise

Awesome day. Pascal, Yatta & Filippo made the day trip very nice. Knowledgeable crew, they followed us during our snorkelling which lasted over one hour. A quick trip to the island for a refuelling cocktail than back on to the boat for more snorkelling, which...More

Thank Simone B
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Simone! Thanks for this awesome review. Ocean Free is an awesome day out on the reef, perfect combination of snorkel adventure and sneaky beach side cocktails! We are glad the boys made it all the more amazing for you, they are all good fun...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't miss out!

This trip was absolutely incredible! The small group of people (I think there was about 20 of us) was the perfect size for this trip. The crew was phenomenal and the day was filled with fun activities. The trip to the island was about two...More

Thank Jessicalin289
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic summary of your trip, thank you kindly for taking your time to write it up for others to have a clearer picture what to expect when going out on Ocean Free. It really is a very personal tour with small numbers but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Can't fight Mother Nature.

Despite Mother Nature showing her unpleasant side, overcast, strong winds and big swell, skipper Scotty, Dave and youngster Dan showed the 7 hearty souls the boarded tge Ocean Free a great day. Scott was the ultimate professional in trying conditions. Dave was extremely knowledgeable during...More

1  Thank Derek L
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Derek for sharing your experience of an adventurous day with us. It is great to hear that the hard work our crew puts in to making every single persons day memorable is being recognized, they are training very hard for this and a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome day, despite the weather!

Captain Scotty, Dave and Dan took us out to the reef off Green Island today. The weather was very ordinary- big swell and overcast. The visibility in the water was not great, but Dave pointed out loads of interesting fish, coral and a couple of...More

Thank Kim L
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kim for leaving this review. It sounds like you had an adventurous day out with our boys! Sorry to hear that the weather was not in your favor, but it is fantastic that our Oracle Dave showed you around and pointed out our...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing crew, beautiful boat!

One of the best crews Iv been out on the reef with. Perry, Yada and Ben were all smiles and jokes the whole day! Even though the weather was a bit rough they made sure we were all comfortable and having fun! Beautiful boat and...More

Thank Amanda P
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Amanda, fantastic that Perry, Ben and Yatta took such good care of you. They are a hilarious bunch to hang out with, without forgetting about the safety side of things obviously. Unfortunately we cannot predict the water (how we wish we could), but...More

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Geoffrey K
9 May 2018|
Response from Bart K | Reviewed this property |
They offer both a snorkel or a dive trip. You pay extra for the dive experience and it comes with full gear and if it’s your first time, they give you the complete introduction. I only went snorkeling so I don’t know the... More