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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns

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  • 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
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns
From US$155.10
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
From US$155.10
One Introductory Dive
Includes one introductory dive
From US$230.84
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
From US$205.59
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Overview
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.
Reviews (84)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Reef Experience with Ocean Free!!

If you are researching and trying to find the perfect way to explore the Great Barrier Reef look no farther. My mom and I researched so many companies and we were so happy that we chose Ocean Free! What we really liked about Ocean Free...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tiff303
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Tiff, thank you and your mom so much for this wonderful review! We are so pleased to hear how incredible your time was with us on board Ocean Free. We are one of the only family owned companies left in Cairns reef tours, so...More

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Great crew, great day, great fun!

My wife and I went out on Ocean Free in early January and had a fantastic day! The crew, headed up by Captain Ben, and including Thomas, Jen and Rini, were just extraordinary. They handled all of the snorkeling and scuba requirements as well as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David A
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

Hi David! Thanks so much for this review, it's always lovely to hear back from our guests. Our Ocean Free tour is very exclusive, only taking a maximum of 25 passengers, and with that, 4 crew members to ensure we exceed your expectations. With a...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019
Fantastic day!

Went out on a lovely day at the beginning of November. Only 12 of us on board but can take up to 25. The crew were awesome! Friendly, helpful, knowledgable and gave lots of advice. Plenty of drinks and snacks offered and lunch was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 10Lila
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Hey there! Thanks so much for writing this review, we really appreciate it. Our crew are there to help you guys all day long, and want to surpass the expectations of each guest we have on board every day. Their passion and knowledge for the...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019
top class great barrier reef sailing tour

We had a great day sailing to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island with the Ocean Free sailing boat. The Captain and crew were super friendly and very helpful to the guests and their service was awesome. Food and lunch was delicious, at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidm24822
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Hey there David! Thanks for taking the time to write to us, we really appreciate it. Our Ocean Free tour offers everything you could possibly want in a day trip! Real sailing, LOTS of delicious food, highly trained and enthusiastic crew to help you both...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile
Top class experience from start to inish

I went out on Ocean free on January 3rd and had an unforgettable experience. I did the introductory dive with Sophie & Liam, they had such a relaxed approach & very patient. I loved every second of the dive. The crew showed us to some...More

Thank declanr2019
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Hi Declan! Thank you so much for this lovely review :) We are so glad you enjoyed your time out on Ocean Free - what an incredible day! Congratulations on completing your introductory dive. Our crew are all very highly trained and really love what...More

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Leslie C
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Response from varoujanc | Reviewed this property |
The company has wet suits onboard.
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Leslie C
16 February 2019|
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Response from Paul290 | Reviewed this property |
i believe there is glass bottom boat business on the island.separate from the sailing cruise.
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