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1 Day Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing - Ocean Free

Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Ocean Free leisurely sails you to an exclusive mooring at Pinnacle Reef, on the eastern lee of Green Island. The small number of passengers of only 25 ensures a truly personalized and unforgettable reef experience. Explore Australia's stunning Great Barrier Reef today! 


Why You'll Love This Tour: 

  • Green Island is a fully developed coral island situated only 26 km from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Perfect location to discover the reef snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Ocean Freedom sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island
  • The small number of passengers, only 25, ensures a truly personalized and unforgettable reef experience
  • Try your first ever scuba dive, or for the certified diver, enjoy being guided by our qualified instructors on one of the best kept secrets on the Great Barrier Reef


What's Included: 

  • Morning Tea & Coffee
  • 4.5 hours on our Exclusive Mooring on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Tropical Smorgasbord lunch
  • Fish Feeding
  • Snorkeling tuition
  • Use of all snorkeling equipment, Buoyancy vest
  • Scuba Diving Demonstration
  • Transfers to & from Green Island
  • Afternoon Tea (tropical)
  • Complimentary glass of wine
  • Fuel Levy


Your day on Ocean Free

Board Ocean Free, a 16m sailing schooner at 7:30am at A Finger no 4. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee with fruit and Danish pastries, before departing at 8:00am.

Sail to our exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef  - just 1km from Green Island.  Guests can enjoy a swim, snorkel, dive or just relax. Ocean Free;s exclusive mooring ensures a very personal experience for guests. The bommies or coral outcrops and coral gardens come to just 1m under the surface to make viewing of the teeming life easy.  Green Island is famous for turtles, with large giant clams, many beautiful fishes, staghorn coral and spaghetti coral all common at Pinnacle Reef.  We are even lucky enough to be visited by friendly black-tipped reef sharks most days - something for the bucket list!

Trips to Green Island are by tender - Guests need to be mobile enough to get into and out of a dinghy onto the beach and into and out of a dinghy from the main vessel. Guests can then split their time on the reef and the island as they wish.

A large smorgasbord lunch with a mixed meat platters/chicken platter/3 salads and assorted breads is served on board the vessel. Platters of fruit, cheese and crackers and cake are served on the sail home.

Extremely low guest numbers (max 25) ensures a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their snorkeling and diving abilities and are appropriately assisted to ensure that all are able to experience and enjoy the reef.

On the island guests can swim, sunbathe, or explore the interpretive walking tracks and beach. Glass Bottom Boat tours or semi-sub tours, or even a visit to Marineland Melanesia (crocodile park and turtle rehabilitation clinic) can be arranged on the island.

Over 4 and half hours ensures that guests can enjoy both the island and reef.

Enjoy the sail home - where engines do get switched off (weather permitting).

Returns Cairns around 5.00pm (depending on the wind)

Pickups / Departures

Departs: Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal from 7:15am, with boarding commencing at 7:30am from the Marlin Marina A Finger no 4, ready for a 8:00am departure.

Returns: Cairns around 5.00pm (depending on the wind)

Transfers Pay On Board:
-Northern Beaches - AU$21
-City - AU$14


Optional Extras:
Transfers Pay On Board:
-Northern  Beaches - AU$21
-City - AU$14

Refreshments from the licensed bar

Underwater Cameras

Hire of Wet/Stinger Suits

Range of quality merchandise

Green Island Activities:
-Semi-submersible - AU$30
-Glass Bottom Boat - AU$16