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Address: | Berth B1, Cairns Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +(61)418 774612
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Cairns Adventure Cruises operate a high speed "Naiad" design...

Cairns Adventure Cruises operate a high speed "Naiad" design vessel (4 x 300hp Suzuki Outboards) out of Cairns, North Queensland Australia.

We do 2 awesome tours every day. all year round.

Morning Tour: 1/2 day tour to Green island, a sand cay on the Great Barrier Reef where you can snorkel, explore, or just hang at the beach. We depart Cairns at 7.30am and return into Cairns at 12.15pm, which gives us 3.5 hours on the island. The early departure gets us there 1 hour before anyone else arrives.

Afternoon Tour: Departs at 2.30pm. In the afternoon we spend a bit over an hour exploring the Cairns Inlet, waterways and wetlands. We use a bit of power around the back of Admiralty Island, keeping an eye out for the odd "Saltie" (Saltwater Crocodile). There's Mangrove habitat, sunken ships, ships that look like they should be sunk and plenty of luxury boats as well to see. This tour is suitable for all ages and weather conditions as we are in very sheltered waters.

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Awesome day. Scuba dive snorkelling and helicopter

Had the best day of the holiday. We were so pleased with this whole experience. We were impressed with our Scuba dive instructor Tye. He was so easy to understand and we trusted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2016
Lisa D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Had the best day of the holiday. We were so pleased with this whole experience. We were impressed with our Scuba dive instructor Tye. He was so easy to understand and we trusted him straight away. He made the day fun for both of us. We had time for snorkelling and lunch after our 10 minute helicopter ride. That was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

They have a great rep and v helpful when I re Jewel them mistakenly for another company which were terrible. These are not. They have a great rep! But sadly Green Island is not on a recommended list, let them take you elsewhere!

Thank jgls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Had an awesome day with my girlfriend, the boat ride was pretty quick and fun. Snorkelling with Mike was simply fantastic because he knows all the good spots and we even found Nemo! Highly recommend!

Thank Jacob N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Me and a few friends went out to Green Island with Adventure cruises back in September and we had a great time! Colin and Mike were working on the boat on the day and both were extremely friendly and accommodating. Mike's snorkel tour was on point, he showed us Nemo, the Giant Clam and we saw some string rays. Seeing... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Didn't really want to get on board the big tourist boats which go to the stunning Green Island so booked this half-day tour on the smaller boat and it was fantastic! Left early at 7.30am so we got to the island before the bigger tourist boats arrived and were given some snorkeling equipment and went on guided snorkelling venture off... More 

Thank Alan H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Was Sent an email late Friday afternoon whilst we were traveling to cairns and called to be told not enough bookings were made so our day was cancelled! Stayed on the marina and watched 10 other boats leave fully packed and booked. Pretty disappointed and was a terrible start to our weekend away for our anniversary:(

2 Thank Kyrie B
cjtatv, Manager at Cairns Adventure Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review our tour, or in this case, our booking procedures. We always ask for a phone contact in case something goes awry. It's a shame we didn't get yours as we would have called and explored the other options with you. As it was, all we had was an email for the booking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Highly recommended, small group size, individual attention, first on Green Island! I say ditch the big boats and operators, avoid the long queues and get snorkelling an hour earlier than the rest - what's not to love. Coll and Mike are friendly and relaxed hosts, our group were all beginner snorkelers and we got a wonderful hosted small group experience... More 

Thank Jenny H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Enjoyed a great 1.5 hour trip with Capt Col on Awesome around Cairns Harbour and Trinity inlet. We spotted a croc which was fantastic! Col gave us a great commentary and even supplied fleeces for us to wear as even on a warm day the wind got a bit chilly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

If looking to do green island this is the one to do.. Took our family of 8 including 2 kids aged 5&8yrs who all had a great time. The instructor mike was very helpful and easy going. Best part with these guys is you get out to the island over an hour earlier then all other cruises so you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We chose the half-day morning tour of Green Island on That's Awesome because it gets there long before the other boats. It was an early start and our teenagers weren't thrilled about it but the boat was fast and we were able to snorkel in the bay with hardly anyone else there. Later in the day, there are at least... More 

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