About Great Adventures Reef Tour

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and/or dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch. Join us and the Great Barrier Reef’s vibrant marine life for a voyage into one of the natural wonders of the world.

In addition to the activities included in your tour, there is also a wide range of optional activities to experience on our Outer Great Barrier Reef activity platform. Scuba dive, join a snorkel tour, Scuba Doo below the waves or enjoy the Great Barrier Reef for the air with a scenic helicopter tour.

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions:

Included In your Day:
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests & lycra/stinger suits
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey.

Your Day at Great Barrier Reef

Your Day:

From 9.30am

  • Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.

10:10am

  • Vessel boarding.
  • Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
  • For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.

10:30am

  • Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform via Green Island.

11:20am

  • Cake selection served on forward journey.
  • During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors.
  • Snorkelling demonstration by crew.

12:30pm

  • Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform
  • Reef activities commence…
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.
  • Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.
  • Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
  • Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.

1.00-2.30pm

  • Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.
  • Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
  • Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform

3:30pm

  • A blast on the ship’s horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.

3:40pm

  • A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. Crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedureby not moving about the vessel.

3:45pm

  • Departure to Cairns via Green Island.
  • Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.

5:30pm

  • Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure Combo

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting tour. Take a fast 45 minute catamaran ride to beautiful Green Island and enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. Then, you’ll depart Green Island to continue your day of adventure and discovery with 3 hours on board Great Adventures spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Grab your snorkel gear and head to the Lifeguard patrolled beach to explore the marine world off the beach, take a stroll thru the unique tropical rainforest, laze on the white coral sand beach or take part in some of the optional activities that Green Island has to offer*.

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Inclusions:

Included In your Day:
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea & coffee served until departure
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • Two (2) hours on Green Island
  • Three (3) hours on Outer Reef platform
  • Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and the Outer Reef
  • Lycra/Stinger suit included at the Outer Reef
  • Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
  • Cheese and biscuits on return journey

Your Day at Green Island & Great Barrier Reef

Island & Reef Combo

From 7.30am

  • Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.

8:00am

  • Vessel boarding.
  • Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
  • For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.

8:30am

  • Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Green Island.

9.15am

  • Arrive Green Island
  • 2 hours free time to explore Green Island…
  • Included snorkel gear, (fins mask and snorkel) can be obtained from the Dive Shop on the island.
  • Enjoy a leisurely island walk with the self guided Eco Island Walk or take a dip in the island swimming pool.
  • On arrival: Pre-booked optional activities including scuba diving, Seawalker helmet diving commence as advised.

11:20am

  • Re-board vessel for departure to the Great Barrier Reef platform.
  • Cake selection served on forward journey.
  • During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors.
  • Snorkelling demonstration by crew.

12:30pm

  • Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform
  • Reef activities commence…
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.
  • Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.
  • Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
  • Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.

1.00-2.30pm

  • Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.
  • Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
  • Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform

3:30pm

  • A blast on the ship’s horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.

3:40pm

  • A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. Crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedureby not moving about the vessel.

3:45pm

  • Departure to Cairns via Green Island.
  • Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.

5:30pm

  • Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

Additional Costs:

Additional Costs:
  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Certified diving
  • Scuba-doo Scooter
  • Scenic helicopter flights - Cruise / Fly options available
  • Upgrade to Green Island & Outer Barrier Reef
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Cairns City / Northern Beaches Transfers (Trinity Beach and Palm Cove)

Great Adventures Reef Tour Reviews

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0 Penny Coleman

Just returned from our trip and couldn’t be more impressed. Staff were amazing. Our whole family enjoyed the experience. The staff went above and beyond in their service and were helpful with everything that we did. Trip of a lifetime.

CP

0 Chinmay Pande

Had a wonderful day! Enjoyed every bit of it. Reef, scuba dive, weather, food, pontoon, staff, boat, everything was awesome. Special thanks to Tom (Dive instructor) for a great dive and introducing with Wallie. Also, a very special thanks to Emily (Sales Executive) for making the booking and looking after me on boat . Keep up the work guys, will surely so another trip soon.

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Great Adventures Reef Tour

Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.


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