- 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
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.
Reviewed by Alison P, December 2012
A real sailing experience, the crew are fantastic and Green island is lovely.
Reviewed by Karen T, February 2013
Staff was really friendly and food was great. The dive area we went to had a strong current that was a little hard to keep up with dive master. She tended to only pay attention to a couple. We had done three dives with another company the day before that seemed to be a bit more safety conscious.