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Great Adventures

#53 of 159 Tours in Cairns
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Address: One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
4044 9944

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef...

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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Great Barrier Reef, Great Adventures 10/04/17- Good Day Out.

We booked a Great Barrier Reef day trip through Great Adventures and caught the ferry from Cairns. The boat stops off at Green Island on the way there and back, they also provided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the Great Adventures catamarans for our return trip to Green Island, and as resort guests were really thrilled that they took care of our luggage both ways - so there was not maneuvering suitcases and children on-board. The craft were very clean and offered onboard snacks and drinks (for purchase), as well as ongoing video content about their... More 

Thank Joanne G
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Great Barrier Reef day trip through Great Adventures and caught the ferry from Cairns. The boat stops off at Green Island on the way there and back, they also provided free tea, coffee and cake on the boat on the way out. The buffet lunch on the platform was delicious and water is provided for free. The... More 

Thank SaraJWorcester
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic dive with awesome caring employees. We did two dives and saw thousands of fish.. especially a very friendly Wrasse. Dive Buddy - Hidz was absolutely great. The entire experience was amazing. I would fully recommend this company

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Great Adventures trip to Green Island to snorkel but we were very disappointed as the reef is bleached out and has no color. We expected to at least see an abundance and variety of fish but were disappointed with that as well as the fish were few and far between. We went another day,... More 

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Coomera, Australia
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The company and crew did nothing wrong. The booking experience was OK, the boat was OK. But Green island is just too busy for us. Hundreds of tourists from multiple boats crowd the island. Just not the sort of experience we enjoy. The snorkelling was OK. As was the lunch ($extra).

Thank b0b555
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If you are hoping to see the Great Barrier Reef the Green Island day trip is not the right choice. The boat is comfortable and fast but does not get you to the outer reef which is what you want if you really want to see and experience the reef. Snorkeling on the island will get you some fish and... More 

1 Thank sanduskyjason
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We booked with this company because it was the only one that seemed to offer any "eco" credentials. We were duped. As other reviewers, we found the trip overcrowded and clearly aimed at fleecing overseas tourists. We'd travelled up from Melbourne - and could come back another time - but if those visiting from overseas have only this as their... More 

1 Thank Attila H
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was by far the coolest thing I have ever done. We went to several different reefs and had plenty of time to snorkel or dive at each one. There were snorkeling and scuba diving guides available. The reefs were so full of color and marine life. I would definitely recommend this!!!!!! So cool and awesome staff

Thank Kasey265
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We started off the day in the marine terminal where we boarded the boat which was very comfortable with staff who were very accommodating. We received free tea and coffee throughout the whole journey. The boat stopped off at Green Island where day trippers got off and then continued to the pontoon before which we were giving a safety guide... More 

Thank Sophie R
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

2 friends and I took the Silver Swift day trip to the outer reef for certified diving (one friend), snorkeling (other friend), and an introductory dive (me). It was a very full day with 3 dive sites and exceptional instructors guiding each of the different groups. For intro diving, we were trained in the hour+ ride out to the first... More 

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