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Great Adventures

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Address: One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
4044 9944
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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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Green Island Half-day; nice enough, but not quite the true Reef

The Green Island excursion is on a fast, modern boat. The requested 1-hour check in is not really necessary; 15-20mins should be plenty. The island itself was interesting to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
David J

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Furry Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our catamaran took us to a platform anchored on the GBR. We enjoyed both a helicopter ride over the reef as well as a trip on a submersible which had brilliant views of the reef. All in all, a day we will never forget. Best of all, some snorkeling around the platform which puts you in a different world. Swimming... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Green Island excursion is on a fast, modern boat. The requested 1-hour check in is not really necessary; 15-20mins should be plenty. The island itself was interesting to see, and with nice beaches to sit and relax, but there is a lot of vegetation on the reef nearby and the coral when we went was almost all dead/bleached (may... More 

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Thank David J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Green Island with Great Adventures and from check in onwards found the whole trip to be overcrowded with the clear aim of squeezing as much money as possible out of both the tourists and the location. Staff at check in were bored and disinterested with no concern for maintaining any order amongst all of those waiting in line... More 

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Bright, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the one day trip to Green Island, boat ride out and back was lovely, beach was fabulous but was very disappointed we where not out enough to see any of the fabulous reef, snorkelling was great and saw some awesome coloured fish, we did pay to wear the lycra suits because of the stingers but lots of people... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 90 minute boat ride out and another 90 minutes back was rather disappointing. However the attraction is well worth it. Water a little cloudy from recent rain but on a good day would be fantastic. Take the helicopter ride, well worth the expense.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took our great reef excursion with thi company. very nice to work with but wish they had mentioned they do not accept American dollars for any purchases on board the ship. Cruise to reef was nice. Good help when snorkeling on the reef and luncheon was good.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Buffet meal is provided (although not the best), but the rest of the experience was fantastic. Pontoon has a semi-sub which gives you the opportunity to see the reef while staying dry. There are lycra suits, fins and snorkels available to use so you can see the reef up close and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Green Island with the Great Adventures tour company! We were taken to Green Island where we got the chance to snorkel as well as go on a glass bottom boat! It was a really nice experience to see the beautiful coral! The glass bottom boat was great! The announcer - I believe his name was Mike was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not recommend this tour. I found it over crowded and highly catered to international tourists. If I had known the amount of people on this tour I would have chosen a smaller group and different operator. The boat had an old mouldy smell inside and had seating inside and outside. The inside cabin area air conditioning was so... More 

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Thank 893didi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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