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Great Adventures

#53 of 151 Tours in Cairns
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Address: One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 4044 9944

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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Locals first time Visit to Green Island

Long time locals we decided we should visit Green Island for the first time. Boat trip out and back - well organised, clean and tidy. Glass bottom boat ride - great fish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long time locals we decided we should visit Green Island for the first time. Boat trip out and back - well organised, clean and tidy. Glass bottom boat ride - great fish viewing, commentary okay but the guide was a little blunt and sounded quite jaded about the whole thing, not a great impression left with these locals. Buffett Lunch... More 

Thank Witchpeace
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reef was amazing but the first part of the trip to Green Island was a waste of time. The boat trip was great, the snorkeling and viewing were perfect and the food was acceptable. The tour company could do more to control visitors not sharing tables and seats by placing bags around themselves as others could not find a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a family trip to Green Island (5x Adults , 2x Children). Took the 8.30am boat which was pretty full. Did the mistake of going to the top of the boat which got very windy after a while so recommend to be below decks. May not find a seat if you go down later. Once on the island, took the... More 

Thank Prasad P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Should be warned of just how ridiculously touristy it is. Hated it. Piled in like sardines on the boat, the only the thing that seems important wash how much money you were dishing out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This group provided an introductory dive for anyone who wanted to Scuba. While we already had done the closed water portion of our PADI certification, we had not been able to complete this prior to our vacation. The experience was amazing. Our dive master (Taku) was patient and kind and worked with each of us. There were only the 3... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

i went out on the outer reef 3 times with three different firms. I thought the Great Barrier Reef Adventure out of Cairns ranked 3rd. The particular spot where the reef was sited was the least exciting of the 5 locales I visited. It was a mixture, mostly, of tan or brown coral and dead white coral, but less variety... More 

Thank NJ-Eric
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The reef itself was great and the company supplied ample snorkelling gear. We were slightly annoyed that you had to pay extra for a stinger suit when other companies included this in the price. The actual boat was massive and felt there were too many people on this trip we had to fight for a seat. I felt more like... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great way to spend a day when time is limited. We did the scuba dive and as we were experienced divers we were able to wander around on our own to take photo's. Considering boats and people are there day in day out the reef was amazingly in reasonable condition! Buffet lunch very good!

Thank Shootingstars R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

my intro-diving experience with Ty has been excellent, considering that i don't know how to swim. Ty's clear explanation, with his witty humour contributed to my growing interest to explore diving in my future. the double levels pontoon was beautiful Mabel

Thank lebamchan
Manukau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Cairns, what an amazing experience and one we will never forget, Staff were amazing, in particular Francis, John and Monica, the service we received from them was at the highest level. My son and I had the best experience snorkelling together and hubby and our little one had a great time on... More 

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