We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Great Adventures

#53 of 159 Tours in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
4044 9944
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 495 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
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
SaraJWorcester
,
Worcester

Similar Things to Do in Cairns

Add Photo Write a Review

495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 456: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Joanne G
Worcester
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank SaraJWorcester
Phoenix
Level Contributor
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

Helpful?
Thank sirhcPhoenix
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
3 Thank AVanat
Coomera, Australia
Level Contributor
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).

Helpful?
Thank b0b555
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank sanduskyjason
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Attila H
Level Contributor
65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Helpful?
Thank Kasey265
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Sophie R
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank twallin330

Travellers who viewed Great Adventures also viewed

 
Cairns Region, Queensland
 

Been to Great Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Great Adventures and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Great Adventures staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?