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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$159.11
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
From US$159.11
One Introductory Dive
Includes one introductory dive
From US$236.81
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
From US$210.91
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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.
Reviews (74)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Best tour

This was an unforgettable experience with the beautiful sailing cruise and the great staff on board. The tour size was small, so everyone enjoyed the ocean and the sail to and from Green Island. There was plenty of time to snorkel, swim and dive, a...More

Thank Tianqinsheng
Reviewed 1 week ago
Never too old when in capable hands😀

The crew on this trip were amazing. I am in my 60s & had never snorkeled before. I was scary but I was well minded & reassured all would be fine. It was. I had an amazing time & enjoyed my first snorkel. Loved Green...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What a special day

My husband and I did this same trip 2 years ago. I wanted to take my mother to enjoy the same experience I had. She had an absolute ball and the team on board where unbelievable with her. My mother had never snorkelled and is...More

Thank Paul290
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Paul. Thank you so much for leaving this wonderful review. It is always great to see familiar faces! All our crew are specially chosen for their safety consciousness, customer care and professionalism, and it is great to hear that you could see this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing day on Ocean Free

We were recommended Ocean Free by a friend and Perry’s team did not dissapoint. I brought my parents up to Cairns who are over from the UK holidaying and wanted to tick off another task off their bucket list. Scott, Tammy and Chris were outstanding...More

Thank matthewgeorge2
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Matthew! Firstly, I would like to thank you for leaving this wonderful review. it sounds like you and your parents had a great experience, that is truly what we aim for as a company! Ocean Free is the perfect choice for those seeking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of a kind experience!

If you are planning a day trip up on the reef this is best that you can possibly get! As a 22 year old in a group of 4 girls we could not have asked for a more picturesque experience. The small group size is...More

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

Hi there Lizzie, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. It sounds like you girls had an awesome day!! That is exactly what we are here for :) With a maximum capacity of 39, we only ever take 25 guests and...More

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Jessie B
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Jessicalin289 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone gets the first dive for the price of the tour. If you choose to do the second dive, you pay extra (I believe it was 75$). Some people might skip the second dive to explore the island or snorkel.
Geoffrey K
May 9, 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