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“Not worth the money”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Great Adventures

Great Adventures
Ranked #55 of 157 Tours in Cairns
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Owner description: With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it at the spacious outer reef activity platform or the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Cruises depart daily from Cairns aboard modern fast catamarans. All cruises are accredited with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, ensuring guests have the opportunity to learn about and appreciate this magnificent World Heritage environment.
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“Not worth the money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

My biggest problem in the hype about "the reef" yes the sights above water looked awesome as the water was beautiful, but once you got under, the marine life was very disappointing. It lacked any sense of colour and I actually had to go "looking" for fish most of the time...not to mention the absolute lack of coral. I no most of the reef is amazing and unbelievable beautiful as we saw at fitzroy island (even swam with turtles!) but where they took us to me was like a coral weed garden. Not surprising when a company runs almost all year round ferrying 100s of people there every day. If you want to see real marine life and reef go on a smaller cruise with a lot less people...they also said on the boat that this spot was one of the best on the reef!!!!! This was proven very wrong once we got to fitzroy island :)

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful Barrier Reef Excursion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great Adventures did a very nice job leading an excursion visiting The Great Barrier Reef. The tours are well organized, the facilities are very good, and the lunch provided at the reef was very good. The tour lasted all day providing sufficient time for everyone to do their thing. They also provided narrative along the way on the reef. At their viewing platform, they also have a submarine-like coral viewing vessel and an underwater observation deck.

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide
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“Green Island day tour -just amazing to experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

booked to great adventures to green island. it was awesome. good value for money i think plus you get the choice of glass bottom boat or snorkelling equipment included in the price.

day out was great! very efficient and friendly staff who just want to show you the best of QLD.

Visited October 2013
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Norah Head, Australia
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“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Travelled on the large catamaran out to green island on the barrier reef, the trip was smooth and comfortable, you are given a free morning tea on the way out and you get free use of snorkelling gear when you get to the island to go diving around the many reef spot around the island beaches, nice peaceful island and an awesome trip out and back to cairns, we'll recommended, will do again next time in cairns but we will make a full day or two next time instead of a half day just too much to do and see above and below water.

Visited October 2013
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nelson bay
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“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Had an awesome time, so much to see beneath the surface of the water, beautiful coral and fish! Also a great buffet lunch was provided! Best day I've had in a long time!

Visited October 2013
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