- Two-mast schooner cruise from Cairns to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef
- The only engines-off sailing cruise from Cairns (winds permitting)
- 4.5 hours at an exclusive Green Island Great Barrier Reef mooring
- Swim, snorkel and dive through the pristine waters
- Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch aboard the schooner
- See the colorful fish that inhabit the reefs
- Free-time to relax on the sandy beaches or explore Green Island
What You Can Expect
Board the schooner at Cairns Marlin Marina and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee served with freshly baked muffins and fruit. As you leave the dock, lend a hand to hoist the sails on the 54-foot (16.5-meter) yacht. After a safety briefing, sit back, relax and enjoy the motor-sail to Green Island. If you plan to scuba dive, you'll complete your paperwork and briefs on the journey so you are ready to dive as soon as you moor.
Once moored at Pinnacle Reef just off Green Island, you’ll be greeted by schools of tropical fish. Hit the water and snorkel or dive in this underwater paradise. The protected marine life includes endless varieties of colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, shells, starfish and sea anemones. After a morning of snorkeling and scuba diving, a delicious buffet lunch is served onboard before you transfer by dinghy to Green Island.
Green Island is a protected Marine National Park, topped with emerald rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. Relax on the beach or explore the island keeping an eye out for turtles, blue spotted stingrays, schools of fish and many interesting shells. Visit Marineland Melanesia to watch the crocodile feeding and see turtles, corals and other marine life up close.
After spending over 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef, set sail back to Cairns (wind permitting). Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your tropical afternoon tea, a perfect way to end a great day out on reef.
This tour is perfect for all levels of water experience with tuition and in-water assistance provided.
had an absolute blast and would recommend this trip to everyone. Cruising out on the sailing ship was awesome, the deckhands,staff on the boat were out going, friendly and ready to lend a hand when required. .Snorkeling with the black trevally and reef sharks was the best thing ive ever done. We loved it so much we are bringing our kids out next time and doing it again. Congratulations to all involved on this trip. Highly recommend
A real sailing experience, the crew are fantastic and Green island is lovely.