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Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours

Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 guests

Cairns & the Tropical North, Australia

9 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Extremely low passenger number Great Barrier Reef & Green Island tour (max 25 guests). In fact the only small sail, reef and tropical island experience in Cairns. Swim, snorkel or dive straight off the boat onto an exclusive magnificent GBR site - no crowds .The boat is moored just 1Km off Green Island - a highly protected Marine Park zone . From Cairns, sail to this reef site and Green Island in style on a two-mast schooner and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board. After snorkelling off the boat take a tender transfer to explore the beauty of Green Island, see the rainforest or laze on the white sandy beaches .


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours, Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

These are the two most personal Great Barrier Reef tours in Cairns.
Sail on Ocean Free - our 16M classical sailing schooner for this extremely personal Great Barrier Reef & Green Island Tour.
Sail, snorkel , dive (optional extra) - reef and beach all in one day with only a small group of up to 25 guests - pure bliss!

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Admire the beauty of the Great Barrier reef on this very personal day tour to Green Island.Ocean Free sails to its exclusive Great Barrier Reef mooring just 1 km off Green Island.
Step straight off the boat and see a coral garden teeming with colourful reef-fish and marine life on this highly protected Marine Park zone. Only our guests snorkel this site making it a very personal experience! Turtles and large schools of fish a common site amongst the coral "bommies" (outcrops) that rise form about 10-12M up to just under 1M under the surface making it an ideal area for great snorkelling
Spend the morning snorkelling & / or SCUBA diving (optional extra) over an incredible reef system and view the most unique and colourful marine life under the guidance of our very attentive crew.
Afterwards hop back on board your vessel for a scrumptious large smorgasbord lunch after which you can hop into the tender as the skipper takes you to Green Island beach - your 2nd site to explore!

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Guests can visit this island as part of their Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef sailing tour with only a maximum of 25 guests

Ocean Free actually moors on an exclusive private reef 1Km off the island where guests can split their time between snorkelling and diving (optional extra) just off the boat and going to the island in the tender to explore or just relax on the tropical beach . Guests have 4 and 1/2 hrs to experience the reef and island . Typically our guests chose to spend 1-2 hrs on the island . On the island guests can enjoy an interpretative walk across the island , relax on the beach and visit Marineland Melanesia (small fee to enter here)

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Marineland Crocodile Park, Sans, Green Island, Queensland 4870 Australia

Marineland Melanesia is an optional experience when visiting Green Island. For a small fee you can enter this attraction to see crocodiles, turtles, artefacts and facts for around the region

Stop At: Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870 Australia

Cairns Premier Reef & Island tours operate 2 personal , low guest number Great Barrier Reef Tours - Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom (www.cairnspremierreefislandtours.com)

Ocean Free Green Island + Great Barrier Reef sailing tour

Ocean Freedom Luxury Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive

Duration: 9 hours


  • Sailing cruise to Green Island & the Great Barrier Reef
  • Environment Management Charge and port fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch - Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary glass of wine on the return sail to Cairns
  • Snorkeling tuition, tours and in-water crew assistance if required
  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, buoyancy vests)
  • Transfers to/from the schooner to Green Island
  • Reef talk by a marine interpreter
  • Fish Feed
  • Entry/Admission - Green Island
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pre-book only if have no past or present medical issues nor taking any medication. Enquire if unsure
  • Optional diving - x 1-2 Certified / x 1-2 Intro dives possible on day .10-12m depth .

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 25 people ensures a unique and personalized experience
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions nor taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • Tour requires you to be stable and mobile enough to move around a moving vessel and to transfer from main vessel onto tender and back
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Covid Procedures: Sanitisation stations will be available on board as well as high-touch areas being sanitised regularly, contract tracing will be followed with all details required at the time of booking, upon arrival questions will be asked regarding travel in the last 14 days, contact with any Covid-19 positive individuals and potential symptoms – answers to these questions may impact your ability to travel and will be at the discretion of the crew on the day.
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Industry COVID-SAFE Plan in place "Good to go”.Contact details will be required if not already sent, at check-in. Standard screening questions at check-in for safe travel clearance. Bring own pen and refillable water bottle if preferred Food will be served under strict hygiene measures
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$226.77 NZD

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