This is an exciting day tour where guests get to see two amazing locations, the outer reef and an tropical island. Passengers first cruise to Green Island, then later in the morning cruise to the outer reef and at the end of the day the return to Cairns is by an amazing low scenic flight over the reef.
From the air the colours of the reef are brighter and even more beautiful and visitors get to see how big the Great Barrier Reef really is! Have the camera ready for some great photos of islands, cays and hopefully turtles, rays and whales.
The day starts with a 45 minute boat cruise to Green Island where visitors enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. Green Island is a beautiful tropical island part of the Great Barrier Reef with rainforests surrounded by white sandy beaches, coral reefs and extensive marine life. Snorkelling equipment is provided to all clients so they can explore the island reef which is located just off the beach.
After exploring the island the journey continues to Great Adventures spacious floating platform in the outer reef. The pontoon is suitable for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers as the platform offers activities for people who want to get in the water and also for those one who prefer to stay dry.
The pontoon features undercover seating, tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, sundeck, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. The main activities included are unlimited snorkelling, underwater observatory, semi-submersible coral viewing and reef education presentation.
Extra activities include:
After this amazing day the return to Cairns is in style, by helicopter. Enjoy a low scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, sandy cays and islands before landing at Cairns CBD where passengers get to also see views of the city.
|7:00-7:30||Coach pick up from accommodation|
|7:30||Check in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Reef Terminal, Cairns marina|
|08:30||Boat departs the Reef Terminal, Cairns|
|Travel time is 45 minutes direct to Green Island on a fast stable motor catamaran|
|09:15||Boat arrives on Green Island|
|Enjoy 2 hours exploring this tropical island|
|11:15||Boat departs Green Island to Norman Reef|
|Travel time is 1 hour & 15 minutes directly from Green Island to Great Adventures pontoon|
|12:30||Boat arrives at Great Adventures pontoon|
|Enjoy around 2 hours & 45 minutes exploring the outer reef|
|15:15||Helicopter departs Great Adventure pontoon|
|15:45||Helicopter arrives in Cairns|
|15:55||Coach transfer back to accommodation|
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are included in the cruise fares
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Helicopter Passengers: Weight Check: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed as per Australia's Aviation Policy. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
Insurance: The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.
Scooba-doo Scooter & Sea Walker: Min age is 12 years old.
|Season: 2017 - 2018 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018||Action|
|Cruise / Cruise / Fly||
$499.00 per adult
$499.00 per child
|Additional Extras||Dates: 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018|
|Introductory Dive||$164.00 per adult / $164.00 per child|
|Certified Dive||$116.00 per adult / $116.00 per child|
|Guided Snorkel Tour||$62.00 per adult / $32.00 per child|
|Scuba-Doo Scooter||$165.00 per adult / $135.00 per child|
|Sea Walker||$175.00 per adult / $175.00 per child|
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.