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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
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
One Introductory Dive
Includes one introductory dive
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
1st Great Barrier Reef Visit

With so many options for reef tours I chose this one because sail boats are much more romantic than large power boats. I appreciated the small group size (less than 20 estimated) in contrast to much larger ships potentially housing 300 tourists. The crew were...More

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

Hi David, thank you for taking your time to write us this review. Ocean Free caters to 25 passengers, so maintains the intimate feel of our family owned company! Despite offering snorkeling and diving, we do often have inexperienced swimmers wanting to join us on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Just wow!!

We had the most amazing experience. Highly recommend this trip. From the food, the expert sailing and scuba dive our family enjoyed every minute. THANKYOUMore

Thank Wendy H
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Wendy, it is fantastic to hear that you and your family had such a fabulous time! Ocean Free offers a personal and customer oriented tour, and it sounds like this is exactly what the crew delivered. With a maximum of 25 people our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A combination of reef and island

The welcoming and friendly team takes you to a wonderful day on a sail boat to see some of the reef by snorkeling/diving and then strolling and relaxing on the sandy sunny beaches of Green island. A perfect combination for those that are not all...More

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

Thank you for this review, Lior. We are glad you enjoyed the unique itinerary we offer on Ocean Free - sailing, reef time and island time. As you say it's perfect for those who are unsure of spending an entire 8 hour day at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fabulous day on the Reef

Was a great experience with Scott and the crew on Ocean Freedom. From the beginning the vibe was great, with a great welcome. Informative and fun there wasn't one moment when I felt that anything was too much trouble. Food was great and it was...More

Thank Deb8719
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Deb for sharing your experience. What a wonderful summary of a day out on Ocean Free, and we are glad to hear that our crew delivered the personal experience you were looking for! Our crew is specially chosen for their customer service and...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Full day snorkeling trip by sailboat to the great barrier reef.

We booked this trip back in April of 2018. It seemed to be a good deal. 4 persons for less than 700 AUD for a full days experience. The trip would happen by sailboat. All the other offers in Cairns are by powered boats. The...More

Thank Jorgen B
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Wow Jorgen, thank you for this very detailed review! We are thrilled to hear what a great time you and your family had on board Ocean Free. We like to provide plenty of tasty food all throughout the day, as we understand how much energy...More

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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