- 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
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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.
Very underrated tour. Ocean Free were excellent. The boat and crew were great. Snorkelling and diving were excellent and the small group numbers made it extra good. The food was also great on board. The only thing I would suggest is that victor offer a transfer to and from northern beaches into the tour, but that was easy enough to add but at quite a cost!
Had a fantastic day out a definite highlight of our weekend away, the crew were brilliant, and looked after our every need, snorkeling was excellent and sailing back to Cairns was wonderful under full sail. Had a fabulous day and would say this is the only way to go to green island. Cant recommend highly enough !