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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns

  • 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
Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns
From US$155.81
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
One Introductory Dive
Includes one introductory dive
Two Introductory Dives
Includes two introductory dives
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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.
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 only 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Cairns. 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 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 more than four hours 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.
Reviews (65)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic trip, crew and everything!

When deciding which organizer to use in Cairns you will get more than a bit confused - what is optimal, where to go and who wo choose. We went with Ocean Free due to the relative small number of passengers (max 25). We are a...More

Thank MartinRaz
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Snorkelling Adventure

We had a great time with Pascal and the crew. They took us to an amazing reef spot and helped us if we needed any assistance. All the food was amazing!! Thanks heaps for a great day :)More

Thank Eliza S
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Eliza for sharing your experience. It is great to hear that Pascal and the crew took such good care of you during your day out with us. Glad you enjoyed all the food, too! We try to cater for all tastes and it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic day on the reef

My husband and I recently did a sailing trip on the Ocean Free from Cairns to Green Island. We chose this trip due to the fact that there was only 25 people on the boat. The crew were great, very personable and professional. I had...More

Thank jfwalter1
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Is is wonderful to hear that you and your husband had a lovely day on Green Island. Our numbers are limited to 25 passengers on Ocean Free to ensure outstanding customer service with an extremely high crew to passenger ratio. The crew loves looking after...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Day on the reef

My girlfriend and me did this sailing trip on the 27th of september. The ship was amazing,a two masted sailng boat made more confortable for toursists tour, so that you can have more realistic marine experience, with conforts. Of course sometimes you get wet and...More

Thank pheel83
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi guys! Thanks for your review :) The mighty Ocean Free is a fabulous way to see the Great Barrier Reef, with real sailing experience, snorkeling with guided tours, and the bonus of exploring Green Island for a few hours too. Sounds like you got...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great day

We did the green island & pinacle reef cruise, it was a nice day. The lunch is good and the best positive point is the crew, kind and pro. Thanks again guys, it was a good day !More

Thank Thomas S
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Thomas! Cheers for writing to us :) How nice are our many many yummy food options throughout the day?! As we spend quite a lot of time out there, we don't want to let you go hungry! Our staff all have high levels of...More

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Jessie B
31 August 2018|
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Response from Jessicalin289 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone gets the first dive for the price of the tour. If you choose to do the second dive, you pay extra (I believe it was 75$). Some people might skip the second dive to explore the island or snorkel.
Geoffrey K
9 May 2018|
Response from Bart K | Reviewed this property |
They offer both a snorkel or a dive trip. You pay extra for the dive experience and it comes with full gear and if it’s your first time, they give you the complete introduction. I only went snorkeling so I don’t know the... More