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Great Adventures

One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4044 9944
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A magical day trip

We used the Great Adventures catamarans for our return trip to Green Island, and as resort guests... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joanne G
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Brisbane, Australia
Great Barrier Reef, Great Adventures 10/04/17- Good Day Out.

We booked a Great Barrier Reef day trip through Great Adventures and caught the ferry from Cairns... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SaraJWorcester
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Worcester
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“scuba doo” (29 reviews)
“green island” (283 reviews)
“outer reef” (96 reviews)
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One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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4044 9944

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the Great Adventures catamarans for our return trip to Green Island, and as resort guests were really thrilled that they took care of our luggage both ways - so there was not maneuvering suitcases and children on-board. The craft were very clean and...More

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a Great Barrier Reef day trip through Great Adventures and caught the ferry from Cairns. The boat stops off at Green Island on the way there and back, they also provided free tea, coffee and cake on the boat on the way out....More

Thank SaraJWorcester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic dive with awesome caring employees. We did two dives and saw thousands of fish.. especially a very friendly Wrasse. Dive Buddy - Hidz was absolutely great. The entire experience was amazing. I would fully recommend this company

Thank sirhcPhoenix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Great Adventures trip to Green Island to snorkel but we were very disappointed as the reef is bleached out and has no color. We expected to at least see an abundance and variety of fish but were disappointed with...More

3  Thank AVanat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The company and crew did nothing wrong. The booking experience was OK, the boat was OK. But Green island is just too busy for us. Hundreds of tourists from multiple boats crowd the island. Just not the sort of experience we enjoy. The snorkelling was...More

Thank b0b555
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If you are hoping to see the Great Barrier Reef the Green Island day trip is not the right choice. The boat is comfortable and fast but does not get you to the outer reef which is what you want if you really want to...More

1  Thank sanduskyjason
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We booked with this company because it was the only one that seemed to offer any "eco" credentials. We were duped. As other reviewers, we found the trip overcrowded and clearly aimed at fleecing overseas tourists. We'd travelled up from Melbourne - and could come...More

1  Thank Attila H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was by far the coolest thing I have ever done. We went to several different reefs and had plenty of time to snorkel or dive at each one. There were snorkeling and scuba diving guides available. The reefs were so full of color and...More

Thank Kasey265
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We started off the day in the marine terminal where we boarded the boat which was very comfortable with staff who were very accommodating. We received free tea and coffee throughout the whole journey. The boat stopped off at Green Island where day trippers got...More

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed 7 April 2017

2 friends and I took the Silver Swift day trip to the outer reef for certified diving (one friend), snorkeling (other friend), and an introductory dive (me). It was a very full day with 3 dive sites and exceptional instructors guiding each of the different...More

Thank twallin330
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Kazzamizoo
Hi there, we are a group of 5 adults, 1 child and an infant of 13 months and I'm in the process of booking us a day trip to Green Island in December from Palm Cove.We would like to do the glass bottom boat and also the semi-submersible if possible. Can anyone tell me how convenient these both are with an infant in a buggy please? Thank you.
21 November 2016|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
Neither of those activities would have the room for a buggy. The space is somewhat limited even for adults if the boats are full. However, your child will certainly enjoy both activities as will the adults. The staff that... More
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Deb T
hello, could you please tell me how much extra the photographs were please, just so i know how much cash to take on board many thanks
30 October 2016|
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Response from Chumleygirls | Reviewed this property |
I bought the entire photo package since it was my first open water scuba diving trip since I earned my certificate. I received a flash drive with all the pictures of me including ones with my roommate in them. It also... More
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Jackie G
How difficult is it for a senior that uses a cane and has difficulty climbing stairs, to board both the catamaran and the pontoon?
8 October 2016|
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Response from FloridaMyrtle | Reviewed this property |
I believe there was plenty of room to walk up the ramp to the catamaran and plenty of room to walk off to the barge where your adventure begins. I also agree with everyone else's comments.
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