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Ocean Free - Pinnace Reef 1km off Green Island

Green Island Sailing Day Tour

Join this amazing personalised team on the 16.5 meter sailing schooner 'Ocean Free' for a day to remember on the Great Barrier Reef. Renown as the most exclusive, personal, customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour in Cairns with only 25 lucky guests..

Green Island is a truly tropical haven situated 26 km from Cairns on The Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Free sails you to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive reef site located in the highly protected Marine Park zone just off Green Island offering excellent coral coverage and vibrant marine life. It's protected waters are the perfect location to discover the reef snorkelling or scuba diving.

Experience the best of both worlds – the spectacular marine life on your private Great Barrier Reef site and then get taken straight to Green Island beach where you can explore the tropical island or just relax in the cool, crystal clear, shallow waters.

If you’ve never dived and wish to try it, we have introductory dives - guaranteed 2 divers to one instructor! (the usual ratio is 4:1) If you are a certified diver, you can enjoy the wonders of the reef with our experienced complimentary guides. At the end of your day hoist the sails and enjoy a sail home (engines off - wind permitting)

Adult $279|Child $220
Departs Daily 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Renown as the most exclusive, personal, customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour in Cairns with only 25 lucky guests. Join this amazing personalised team on the 16.5 meter sailing schooner 'Ocean Free' for a day to remember on the Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Free sails you to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive reef site located in the highly protected Marine Park zone just off Green Island offering excellent coral coverage and vibrant marine life.

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From Adult $95| Child $57 (4-14yrs)| Family 2A+2C $247
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Fitzroy Island Adventure is a quick 45-minute ferry to the beautiful coral Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Things to do on Fitzroy Island. You can hire snorkel equipment, glass-bottom boat tour, guided snorkel tours, go swimming, stand-up paddleboards and sea kayaking.  Those more active can do the Lighthouse Trail, a steep climb with rewarding views.

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Adult $116|Child $62|Family2A2C $292
Departs daily 8.30am or 10.30am
Returns 5.20pm
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It’s quick – only 45 to 50 minutes from the briefing to being back on dry land. Learn about safety, don the helmet, and walk on the seafloor – it’s that easy.
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It’s safe – Seawalker’s guides are always in the water beside you; it’s great for non-swimmers and anyone who is not confident in the water.
It’s low stress – no complicated equipment to use, and you can wear glasses or contacts.
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Lunch at Emerald Restaurant is available to be pre-booked between 11.00am-2.00pm. Choose one of the following delicious menu options plus a beer, wine or soft drink.
Truffle pasta, Pesto barramundi, Grilled chicken breast with avocado salsa, Green Island beef burger or vegetarian burger.
Adult $37.00 Child $20.00

Join Indigenous guides for the Wunyami Cultural tour and learn how the island is connected to an ancient journey of two ancestorial story-time beings who fought and formed the island and who still protect it today. This story is shared by the GuruGulu Gungganji people (Yarrabah) and the Gimuy Yidinji people (Cairns). As part of a small group, your guides will explain the symbiotic relationship of these warriors, the cultural ceremonies of these two tribes and the connectivity of this iconic island to the ancient seascape. The Indigenous guides have been given special approval from their elders to share this story with all who come on this tour.

The Wunyami Walking Tour takes approximately 1 hour, and you can choose from a morning 9.45am or 1.00pm afternoon tour.
Adult $41.00 Child $21.00

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One of Green Island’s most unique attractions is Marineland Melanesia. Not only is it home to the largest captive crocodile in Australia, Cassius, but it is also home to one of the largest private collections of exotic Melanesian tribal artifacts and aquariums. With twice daily crocodile shows and the chance to hold a baby croc, it’s a family favourite, especially with the children.
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Adult $273|Child $225|Family $996
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Please see dive medical form in additional information as some conditions and medication can exclude you from this activity

Immerse yourself in the marine wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the underwater world from a different perspective. It’s a fun and engaging adventure you can share with your family and friends.

It’s quick – only 45 to 50 minutes from the briefing to being back on dry land. Learn about safety, don the helmet, and walk on the seafloor – it’s that easy.
It’s easy – no new skills to learn, no swimming or equipment to operate.

  • It’s safe – Seawalker’s guides are always in the water beside you
  • It's great for non-swimmers and anyone who is not confident in the water
  • It’s low stress – no complicated equipment, and you can wear glasses or contact lenses
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