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Green Island and Outer Barrier Reef Tour

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Green Island and Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Enjoy both Green Island & Outer Reef stay in 1 day!
Enjoy both Green Island & Outer Reef stay in 1 day!

2 hours at Green Island & 3 hours at the Outer Reef!
Just 45-50 minutes on air-conditioned fast catamaran from Cairns to Green Island, you will be in the paradise of beautiful Great Barrier Reef!

Enjoy two hours on the unique 6000 year old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Explore the lush tropical rainforest surrounded with beautiful wild nature and habitats. Don't miss out the chance to meet the colourful fish and corals while snorkelling.

Continue your day of adventure and depart for outer reef tour! Spend 3 hours on board Great Adventures spacious activity platform "Pontoon" moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef. The platform offers you the most comfortable resort stay in the middle of Great Barrier Reef. All the necessary facilities such as lockers, first aid, changing rooms, drinks & snacks stand, showers, outside seating area and so on!
Relax and enjoy your stay! There are also wide ranges of activities to choose from.

Tour Itinerary

7:30 Check-in at :
Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
08:00 Boarding
*Enjoy the complimentary welcome drink
(coffee or tea)
08:30 Depart for Green Island
*Snorkelling demonstration
*Green Island Eco video presentation
09:20 Arrive at Green Island
*Enjoy your free time
*Glass Bottom Boat Tour (Book your tour time onboard with the crew or visit the Information Counter on the island. Glass bottom boat tours depart from the bend in the jetty)
11:20 Depart Green Island for Outer Reef
*Enjoy complimentary cake, coffee & tea service on board.
*Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors.
*Snorkelling demonstration by crew.
12:30 Arrive at Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
13:00-14:30 Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch
Free time!
*Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.
*Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.
*Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
*Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.
15:30 Departure to Cairns via Green Island
*A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. Crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel.
*Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey
17:30 Arrival at Cairns

General Information

Operates Daily Duration 8:00~17:30
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Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
Morning tea & coffee served until departure
Morning tea cake selection
Two (2) hours on Green Island
Three (3) hours on Outer Reef platform
Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and the Outer Reef
Lycra/Stinger suit included at the Outer Reef
Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
Reef education presentation
Hot and cold buffet lunch
Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
Underwater observatory
Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
Cheese and biscuits on return journey
<What to bring>
Swimming costume and beach towel
Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
and a sense of adventure!!

<Activities at leisure>
Snorkelling Equipment: Your snorkelling equipment can be collected from the island Dive Shop. Snorkelling equipment includes mask, snorkel and fins. Buoyancy vests and optical masks are available for hire.
Self-guided Eco Island Walk booklet can be obtained from the Information Counter.
Swim and snorkel directly from the lifeguard patrolled beach or take a dip in the Day Visitor Swimming Pool.
Lunch and refreshments can be purchased from the island restaurant and food outlets.
Cancellation Policy Up to 3 days before the booking date: No charge (full refund)
After 3 days before the booking date: 100% cancellation fee (no refund)
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Where does the vessel depart from?
The vessel departs from Reef Fleet Terminal. It is located at 1 Spence St Cairns, just next to the Esplanade lagoon.
Are lockers available at Green Island?
Coin lockers are available at Green Island. You can hire a locker that can be opened many times during the length of hire. The lockers are only small but big enough for most valuables and are quite suitable to use while you are in the water.



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