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Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests provided by Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests
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Last updated: Jun 20, 2020
A note from Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests
Industry COVID-SAFE Plan in place "Good to go”.Contact details will be required if not already sent, at check-in. Standard screening questions at check-in for safe travel clearance. Bring own pen and refillable water bottle if preferred Food will be served under strict hygiene measures
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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
Receive a snorkeling lesson and in-water assistance from your guide
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. 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 (additional cost) 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 plenty of time 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5364FREE
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Sailing cruise to Green Island & the Great Barrier Reef • Environment Management Charge and port fees • Coffee and/or Tea • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood • Morning and Afternoon tea • Complimentary glass of wine on the return sail to Cairns • Snorkeling tuition, tours and in-water crew assistance if required • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, buoyancy vests) • Transfers to/from the schooner to Green Island • Reef talk by a marine interpreter • Fish Feed • Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Green Island • Entry/Admission - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Pre-book only if have no past or present medical issues nor taking any medication. Enquire if unsure • Optional diving - x 1-2 Certified / x 1-2 Intro dives possible on day .10-12m depth .
Duration
9h
Departure details
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Enter the Reef Fleet Terminal and look for Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk. From the side entrance enter and look right. If entering from the entrance facing the sea look straight ahead on the right . Check-in is from 7.15 am at this desk .
Inclusions
Sailing cruise to Green Island & the Great Barrier Reef • Environment Management Charge and port fees • Coffee and/or Tea • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood • Morning and Afternoon tea • Complimentary glass of wine on the return sail to Cairns • Snorkeling tuition, tours and in-water crew assistance if required • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, buoyancy vests) • Transfers to/from the schooner to Green Island • Reef talk by a marine interpreter • Fish Feed • Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Green Island • Entry/Admission - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Pre-book only if have no past or present medical issues nor taking any medication. Enquire if unsure • Optional diving - x 1-2 Certified / x 1-2 Intro dives possible on day .10-12m depth .
Departure details
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Enter the Reef Fleet Terminal and look for Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk. From the side entrance enter and look right. If entering from the entrance facing the sea look straight ahead on the right . Check-in is from 7.15 am at this desk .
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A maximum of 25 people ensures a unique and personalized experience
Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions nor taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
Tour requires you to be stable and mobile enough to move around a moving vessel and to transfer from main vessel onto tender and back
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Covid Procedures: Sanitisation stations will be available on board as well as high-touch areas being sanitised regularly, contract tracing will be followed with all details required at the time of booking, upon arrival questions will be asked regarding travel in the last 14 days, contact with any Covid-19 positive individuals and potential symptoms – answers to these questions may impact your ability to travel and will be at the discretion of the crew on the day.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Enter the Reef Fleet Terminal and look for Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk. From the side entrance enter and look right. If entering from the entrance facing the sea look straight ahead on the right . Check-in is from 7.15 am at this desk .
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Green Island
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Marineland Crocodile Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Steve b
1 contribution
Best ever tour.
Aug 2021
About Ocean Free. We went on the Green Island tour today with Ben, Chris and Malcom crewing the beautiful Ocean Free. It was a brilliant day with great weather and a tour that rates amongst the best we have ever experienced. 5 stars on every aspect including food, sailing, snorkelling, crew attentiveness and value for money. Could not fault the crew, they even got a round of applause at the end of the trip. Loved it!!
Written August 3, 2021
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OFreedom
Thank you for this great review! It gives us chills just reading it :) Glad the boys took care of you and helped you maximise your day on the Great Barrier Reef with us!
Written August 6, 2021
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Craig & Melissa
Caroline Springs, Australia5 contributions
Outstanding Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling & Sailing Experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
This cruise and snorkel of the Great Barrier Reef was simply outstanding. We have been with other larger providers but after our experience today at Ocean Freedom & the great team of Ben, Jen & Liam we will not hesitate to do this trip again on our return to Cairns. The intimate group, catering, guided and free snorkelling, the caring and supportive team and the experience of true sailing was wonderful. We cannot recommend Ocean Freedom highly enough!
Written July 25, 2021
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OFreedom
Thanks so much Craig for the great review, will be sure to let Ben, Jen and Liam know! We endeavor to provide great personalised service and wonderful meals with high crew to passengers ratio so it is always great to hear feedback on this . We are glad to hear it helped make for a great reef experience and you also enjoyed a wonderful sail back to cairns. We’d love to have you out again!
Written August 1, 2021
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ben
Alexandra, Australia2 contributions
Worth the money
Pascal,Sophie and Chris did an amazing job of looking after us, the scuba-diving was awesome and the proper sailing was even better.
20 people on the boat only.
Would go again!
Written July 21, 2021
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OFreedom
Thanks for the review, will be sure to let Pascal, Sophie and Chris know. Scuba diving and sailing are two great experiences we offer, along with our smaller numbers for a more personalised experience it makes for a great day. We’d love to have you back onboard!
Written July 31, 2021
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Glenys C
2 contributions
Awsome
Jul 2021 • Couples
Returned to sail for the second time. The first time very friendly helpful staff, made you feel welcome and made our experience fantastic. This time we enjoyed our snorkel. Food was fantastic. Plenty of it and lot's of verity. Smoked salmon, prawns, marinated chicken, roast beef, ham, salami, 4 salads and 3 types of breads. Fruit platters, cake platters, mixed assorted pastries for breakfast ect. Will return. Great value.
Written July 18, 2021
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OFreedom
Amazing to hear you returned and enjoyed the experience all the same with our excellent crew- we love having our guests return. Both our boats provide a buffet for lunch with a large selection of fresh food assured to please everyone, as well as a variety of other snacks in the morning and sail back – we aim to keep you all well fed - thank you for the review Glenys and we look forward to your next visit!
Written July 31, 2021
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Traveller0105
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Incredible tour with a great crew
Jun 2021
To snorkel in the GBR was one of the items on my bucket list, and after an incredible day, I am pleased that we chose the Ocean Free tour.

My wife and I are nervous swimmers and were trying to look for a personalised experience. I read the other reviews which spoke about the small group size and excellent staff.

The staff on the day - Pascale, Antonella, Mark and Mateo - were excellent from start to finish. Special thanks to Antonella made us comfortable during snorkelling and introductory diving and helped us experience the reef up close.

I would highly recommend this tour!
Written July 10, 2021
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OFreedom
Thank you so much for this review. It is amazing to hear you got to cross off one of the items on your bucket. We love helping nervous swimmers find their confidence in the water and being able to provide assistance to all our passengers by having a smaller number of guests. I will be sure to tell Pascale, Antonella, Mark, and Mateo know about your fantastic experience with them.
Written July 29, 2021
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tammyzan
Armadale, Australia18 contributions
Best Day Out
Jul 2021
We had a fabulous day trip. The staff Pascale, Chris and Sophie were amazing start to finish. The snorkeling was awesome and Green Island was a beautiful place to visit. We even saw sea turtles. Lunch was delicious and the wine and cheese on the way back was a great touch. Thank You
Written July 9, 2021
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OFreedom
Thank you so much for writing this review Tammy. It is so great to hear that you had such a fabulous time out on our Pinnacle Reef location and at Green Island. We will be sure to tell Pascale, Chris, and Sophie about your amazing experience with us and it’s always lovely to hear that our guests got to see some beautiful sea turtles.
Written July 18, 2021
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Lucy M
Greater Sydney, Australia3 contributions
A Fun and Beautiful Experience
Jun 2021 • Friends
We booked this trip very last minute but we ended up having an amazing experience! The crew were fantastic and very friendly/ knowledgeable about the area that we visited and created a lovely environment for the day. The reef that they took us to was beautiful and we had plenty of time to snorkel and explore the sea life. Green Island was an experience I will never forget as it was quite and tranquil and overall a beautiful destination. It was great to be able to get to know the rest of the people on board and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting a little adventure in Cairns.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you very much for your review and recommendation Lucy! We are so happy to hear how great your day was. Hopefully we can have you back onboard one day in the future :)
Written June 28, 2021
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Terri B
40 contributions
Best day ever
Very comfortable yacht with more than enough room for each passenger. It’s a really nice paced relaxing day with plenty of snorkeling time. They also offer scuba diving which I did for my first time and absolutely loved. The snorkel site has really colorful coral with stacks of fish. Also the lunch provided is great. Our crew were super friendly, accommodating and enthusiastic and we couldn’t have asked for a better time.
Written June 14, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! So glad you had such a great day and congrats on completing your first time what a fantastic experience! We will be sure to let the crew know of your kind words, thanks again :)
Written June 28, 2021
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Jane E
Malua Bay, Australia87 contributions
Sailing great, Green Island not so good
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great crew, comfortable boat nice lunch and good snorkeling.
Green island leaves a lot to be desired. I think I would have preferred to stay on board and continued swimming/ snorkeling. It is not a destination I would ever recommend.
Really enjoyed our day trip. Thank you crew!
Written June 13, 2021
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OFreedom
Hi Jane , Thank you so much for your review and so glad you enjoyed snorkelling off the boat and our crew looked after you. With our tours guests can chose to spend their time between the boat and the island – some preferring all day on the boat and some on the island but most guests spend about an hour on the island and the rest on the boat. It is a shame you didn’t enjoy the island as it can be quite beautiful to walk along the beach and look for all the bird life and marine critters in the shallows. Without knowing what you didn’t like about the island it is hard to comment but we know they have had some renovations and there may be some staff shortages so unsure if this may have affected your experience. We are however thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Ocean Free exclusive snorkel site and our crew hospitality and next time you are very welcome to stay with us on the boat!
Written July 2, 2021
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em_be53
Bondi, Australia272 contributions
Fantastic experience
We went out on the Ocean Free, on the first good day of weather in a while. There were 15 guests on board, which was comfortable. The boat has a 25 Guest limit. Fantastic experience. Cruised out to Green Island under motor. Moored offshore next to reef and went snorkeling led by 2 of the crew, who were both pretty knowledgeable. All snorkeling equipment supplied, including wetsuits and buoyancy vests if needed. After snorkeling, we had a pretty good lunch on the boat, and were tendered onto the island. We were given 2 pickup times, the earlier allowing another snorkel. We then motored to a point and put the sails up, catching a bit of a breeze to sail part of the way back. A glass of wine and some fruit, cheese and crackers served to us on return. Option to buy a beer..but only XXXX Gold or VB available( to me, both of these are worse than drinking seawater), so stuck with the wine. Thoroughly enjoyable day and fantastic experience..worth the money and much better than taking a large ferry like vessel out to green island.
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you for your review, glad you had such a great day :)
Written June 28, 2021
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By: Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
Happijac
Happijac
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Swell Day Out
Awesome day of snorkelling out on the Upolu Reef, on the other side of Green Island. The staff were just brilliant
HelenIBrisbane
HelenIBrisbane
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Found my new passion
My son and I did the introductory SCUBA dive. It was my first time doing both snorkelling and SCUBA and I was a lit
Suzy1zt
Suzy1zt
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Best day on and in the water.
These guys rock. Knowledgeable and passionate. Fun and professional. Enthusiastic and attentive. Diving and snorkel
jeremy161
jeremy161
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The most hrs out on the Reef - Ex Cairns
Having been to the reef many times and addicted to it, one thing matters. Contact time on the actual reef and Ocean
vickibJ9116WQ
vickibJ9116WQ
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Definitely recommend
Although the water was quite rough we had a pretty good trip More protected once on the reef. Staff were very infor
melissajean78
melissajean78
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Best Day Out on the reef
Most magical day!! Hired a go pro and saw so many beautiful fish and swam with Turtles. The location was absolutely
FrenchSonia
FrenchSonia
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Outstanding support
Ocean Freedom staff are both very aware of safety protocols as well as supportive to ensure all can make the most o
davidcQ6501KJ
davidcQ6501KJ
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Great day out
This experience came highly recommended by friends and they were spot on. From the assistance with check-in through
222clareg
222clareg
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Wonderful experience
Wonderful experience, the crew were fantastic especially Jen! Loved every minute of this brilliant tour, including
ahmedmQ890CH
ahmedmQ890CH
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Outstanding
( A very special thank to JEN ) From the service Desk to the boat these people use outstanding team work. They work
Helen M
Helen M
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Fantastic reef trip
Fantastic trip. Very well organised and catered for everyone's needs. High staff to passenger ratio. Answered all
leighjwil1
leighjwil1
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Totally worth it for a great reef snorkeling experience
The day was really well organised and catered for everything we needed. We have been out on reef tours before but f
SusanneCv
SusanneCv
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Top of your 'Must Do List'
This exceeded our expectations! Inclusive, personalised and very experienced/knowledgeable staff. Both reef sites
Abby1706
Abby1706
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What a trip
I was lucky enough to experience both a trip on Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom and wow, what an amazing couple of day
toddsC2530VM
toddsC2530VM
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An unforgettable experience!
Very personalised service and everything went as per their brief. Food was great. It was my first time snorkeling
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