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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4044 9944
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently went on the half day tour to Green Island with Great Adventures departing at 8.30 and returning at 3.20 (departure was 2.30 from green island). We opted for the snorkeling and glass bottom boat, we had plenty of time to do both these...More

Thank Nilay R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a trip to the outer Reef. We sailed from the marina out to the Green Island before continuing to the pontoon. The boat was clean, lots of outdoor seating and air conditioned inside. Drinks and snacks available. Once on the pontoon we could...More

Thank paulam866
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I joined almost by accident this one day trip to the Outer Reef. Given that I had very little time - one day and needed to be back by 4 pm I took the cruise out, return by helicopter. It costed more but it was...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island tour. I have previously been to the Great Barrier Reef with another company, however the trip with Great Adventures was divided by time on the island and the Reef, which allowed just the right amount of...More

Thank JA07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

between the two main outfits- pick this one- the Big Cat boat is slow. Both offer air conditioned accommodations inside the boat as well as food.

Thank Christa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this tour as we wanted to visit the outer reef, but wanted a slightly later start. The 10:30 departure time suited us well, but we were a little surprised to find that check-in was an hour beforehand, which resulted in a bit of...More

Thank CJSkels
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A magical and affordable way to experience the Great Barrier Reef for the whole family. The ticket price includes ferry transfers, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment or glassbottom boat tour, which makes it exceptional value. From the minute we boarded the ferry staff were exceptionally...More

Thank mrcmhiggins
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Green Island could just about be the best value day you’ll have on the reef – with island transfers, snorkeling equipment, and glass-bottomed boat tours all included. Even the food on the island was reasonably priced with enormous portion sizes, which was a great surprise....More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I was fortunate enough to go on the Green Island tour with you on Friday 26/10/2018 . On my way to the Green Island, I seated myself in the front of the boat and I suffered from severe motion sickness. When I got better on...More

Thank poseidon206
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Great way to travel and enjoy the sea and its bounty. Big cruise boat takes you to Pantoon (platform in simple words) There are a number of activities 1. Semi submersible boat for people who are not adventurous or health and age issues (children or...More

Thank jshouston2016
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November 10, 2018|
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Response from poseidon206 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, my wife and I took the discovery tour: We only did the glass-bottom boat.
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
Neither of those activities would have the room for a buggy. The space is somewhat limited even for adults if the boats are full. However, your child will certainly enjoy both activities as will the adults. The staff that... More
Deb T
October 30, 2016|
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Response from Chumleygirls | Reviewed this property |
I bought the entire photo package since it was my first open water scuba diving trip since I earned my certificate. I received a flash drive with all the pictures of me including ones with my roommate in them. It also... More