Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sail and Snorkel Cruise

Meals included
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
5.03 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Full day sailing cruise to Green Island
Top quality snorkelling equipment
Small personal snorkel tours
Large smorgasbord lunch
Complimentary tea and coffee
Informative reef talk by a marine interpreter

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Wed, May 22, 2024

What you can expect

Explore the beautiful Green Island off the coast of Cairns with a full day sailing cruise and snorkel tour! Visiting some of the Great Barrier Reef's most popular and most beautiful destinations, this full day tour will see you sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving as part of a small, personalised tour from Cairns with a focus on a better environment and fewer passenger numbers.

You'll be able to explore this stunning, world-famous region in a comfortable and uncrowded tour. Catering for up to 25 guests on each cruise, this is one of the most intimate and personalised cruises on the reef. Taking you to the reef and an island, this is the only operator to do so while also offering the chance to sail around the waters.

All tours include all snorkelling equipment, an informative reef talk by a marine interpreter, a delicious and large smorgasbord lunch as well as tea, coffee, pastries and fresh fruit on board.

PLEASE NOTE: A compulsory $20pp Environmental Management Charge is payable on board the vessel.


What you need to know

  • Full day sailing cruise to Green Island
  • Small personal snorkel tours
  • Top quality snorkelling equipment, buoyancy snorkel vests
  • Reef talk by a marine interpreter
  • Large smorgasbord lunch – smoked salmon/ prawns, chicken platter / mixed meat platter / 3 salads / assorted breads
  • Complimentary tea and coffee, Danish Pastries / fresh fruit on boarding
  • $20pp Environmental Management Charge payable on the day of the cruise
  • Hotel transfers
  • Introductory or Certified Diving (choose preferred diving option at time of purchase)
  • Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef as it was intended
  • Cruise, sail, snorkel and scuba dive aboard personalised tours with fun and professional crew
  • Explore Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • The incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning tropical island paradise
  • Over 4 and 1/2 hours on the Reef and Island
  • Exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef
  • Large smorgasbord lunch – smoked salmon/ prawns, chicken platter / mixed meat platter / 3 salads / assorted breads
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on sail home
  • Complimentary glass of wine on sail home
  • Check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal from 7.15am
  • Boarding commences at 7.30am for 8am departure
  • Returning to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 5pm
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

53 reviews

Awesome day out Sail and Snorkeling to Green Island

Spent the day on Ocean Free Sailing boat out to Green Island today. It was an awesome day, awesome crew and fantastic experience. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to bypass the crowds for a more unique sailing and snorkeling experience. Crew couldn’t be more helpful, snorkeling was great, food was great and will be back at some stage to do again. Thanks crew for looking after us and making a was day full of fun (even got to sail the boat for a while). Jeff & Kathy

Jeff Vale about 2 months ago

A beautiful day on the water on a ship. A wonderful and safe snorkelling experience.

An engaging and professional staff. They made every effort to make us feel safe, whilst being fun and making the day most enjoyable. The snorkelling experience was sensational. The staff made sure we were safe and were very accomodating for non confident swimmers. It was great to see the variety of fish, turtles and sharks. Good quality lunch included. It was wonderful to sail back into Cairns by wind power. Highly recommended.

Donna Janes over 1 year ago

On our very short break to Northern Queensland

On our very short break to Northern Queensland, we decided to do a day trip to the reef. We chose Ocean Free as we liked the idea of the small group. We booked online before we left home which was easy and straightforward. David and Ken met us at the boat and made us feel welcome. After going through some basic safety overview, we met our skipper- Stuart- and headed off toward Green Island. The weather wasn't overly good (quite windy) so we had rather a bumpy ride, more so on our return journey. The crew helped those who struggled with motion sickness and were very caring and considerate. Once we arrived at our destination, we suited up and went snorkelling under the expert guidance of David and Ken. Despite the strong current and choppy seas, we saw lots of beautiful fish. They provided a tasty lunch and ferried us to Green Island for some leisure time before we headed back to Cairns. All in all, it was a great trip which would have been much nicer on a clear, calm, not windy day. Lovely crew - full marks to them.

Susan Farnan almost 6 years ago
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