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Great Adventures

#52 of 156 Tours in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
4044 9944

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef...

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it at the spacious outer reef activity platform or the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Cruises depart daily from Cairns aboard modern fast catamarans. All cruises are accredited with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, ensuring guests have the opportunity to learn about and appreciate this magnificent World Heritage environment.

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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling

We went out for a day of snorkeling and really enjoyed the trip. The boat ride out is pretty. The staff, however, are busy trying to sell additional adventures. When we arrived... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Susan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out for a day of snorkeling and really enjoyed the trip. The boat ride out is pretty. The staff, however, are busy trying to sell additional adventures. When we arrived we did spend the extra money on the Lycra suits to swim in. The snorkeling was great and the water comfortable. There are several floating rings out in... More 

Thank Susan M
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This review is specifically about the parasailing excursion offered by Great Adventures at Green Island. My wife and I did this and enjoyed it very much. It was our first try at parasailing. We were fortunate to be able to book it while on the island, as many of the timeslots were already taken. They have a booth set up... More 

Thank Roobydoo5
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After dropping off / picking up from Green Island it was full steam ahead out to the Outer Barrier Reef, on the journey the skipper and his team went through all the activiles that would be available once we had moored alongside out pontoon at the Reef, this included snorkelling, Scuba diving, para gliding, helicopter over the Reef, semi submersible... More 

Thank Jeff R
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled up to Cairns just for the day - specifically to visit the reef. We Booked with one group - who at the very last minute cancelled on us. So we transferred to this group. We first of all went out the Green Island - lovely - then onto the reef. This was a very popular activity 268 passengers.... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our entire family of 17 people booked a one-day Excursion to go to the island.  We had made it very clear while booking that morning that it was extremely important for us to be able to snorkel since 4 of the members were under 7 years of age.   1.  When we got to the island we were told that... More 

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ADELAIDE, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled with 'Great Adventures' to Green Island, just booked on the day at the Cairns reef terminal and thought it was great value for money. We spent a wonderful few hours snorkelling, experiencing the glass bottom boat and walking through the rainforest on the 'self guided' walk. All the staff were excellent and the journey on the catamaran was very... More 

Thank Carol M
Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the cruise was nice, we really did not see that much sea life and the water not crystal clear (at least compared to snorkeling in the Bahamas). It took quite awhile to get to the reef after stopping at Green Island and the time at the reef was barely enough for some snorkeling, riding the semi-submersible sub, and eating... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Angela greeted us in the street and warned that it was going to be windy on our trip out to the platform--ginger pills were available at the bar for motion sickness. I didn't listen, and I was starting to feel the waves along with MANY others who were grabbing for the barf bags. I drank a can of ginger ale... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a solo traveler, there is no better way to spend your day in Australia than going diving. Early morning departure from the Cairns Fleet Terminal, quick diving briefing on the way to Great Barrier Reef, nice people, great crew, amazing weather...and soon you are there, ready to do your very first scuba dive. Diving or snorkeling in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you Markos for an amazing day diving on Silver Swift. Perfect diving perfect weather. Perfect instructor!

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