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Great Adventures

One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4044 9944
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Staff all really lovely and caring - especially if you are boat sick! Food for lunch was pretty... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarah C
Great day out

Another one off the bucket list, a must do while in Cairns. With many to choose from we chose this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hobart, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“scuba doo” (29 reviews)
“green island” (284 reviews)
“outer reef” (96 reviews)
One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4044 9944

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff all really lovely and caring - especially if you are boat sick! Food for lunch was pretty average so if you are fussy definitely pack some of your own. Saw 5 turtles and some really amazing marine life

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another one off the bucket list, a must do while in Cairns. With many to choose from we chose this trip as it stopped if you want at Green Island and you can get discount through the entertainment book. It goes out to a stable...More

Thank jjw2763
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best price to get to Green Island, no credit card fees! Bring your own snorkel and take the glass bottom boat ride. I had little expectations so the boat ended up being amazing and will give you a great view of the coral and...More

Thank MaiPlaces
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was less than perfect but the rest of the day was excellent. The organisation at the reef was very good. It was easy to obtain the snorkelling masks and flippers. Exiting the platform was easy and the reef and fish was literally 15...More

Thank Shane n
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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 30 April 2017

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 29 April 2017

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 28 April 2017

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
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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
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
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.