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Great Adventures

#56 of 160 Tours in Cairns
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One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4044 9944
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Great day

The staff were funny and helpful, they provided great information about the reef and I loved the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chloe K
via mobile
Company should have cancelled as weather awful

Sorry to say this as the staff were really pleasant but the winds were terrible and we couldn't see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“scuba doo” (32 reviews)
“green island” (303 reviews)
“outer reef” (103 reviews)
One Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff were funny and helpful, they provided great information about the reef and I loved the fact they mentioned the bleaching of the coral to tourists. They were super understanding and when my brother couldn’t go scuba diving they gave us a free guided...More

Thank Chloe K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say this as the staff were really pleasant but the winds were terrible and we couldn't see a thing from the glass bottom boat as the sea was so churned up - a waste of time and money. Green island beaches are pleasant...More

Thank Jinny232
QSGA, Guest Relations Manager at Great Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jinny232, thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We always want our guests to see the reef at its best, but Mother Nature doesn't always play fair. While we would never travel if conditions are dangerous, we advise guests at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the green Island and outer reef combo. It is highly commercialised but for those of who cannot swim, they do have the semi-sub (included) and the Scuba Doo (hefty $165 for 20mts). Being charged $2 for a locker after having paid so much...More

Thank Thilakawathie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the day trip to the outer reef of the Great Barrier Reef. The price was a bit more than I wanted to pay but the tour came recommended. I got picked up and dropped off at my hotel and there was a friendly...More

Thank poltor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to outer reef barrier with Great Adventure. Every staff is very nice, they have clear instructions. Sean is a very good camera man, he attracted Wally(humphead fish) and helped us take very good video and photos. Our ticket included a meal, jellyfish clothing...More

Thank Flo K
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

As Australians my wife and I wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef to appreciate Australia. The trip out to the Pontoon takes around 2 hours and if you get sea sick take some tablets prior to boarding. The crew are very helpful and make...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

An outing with this company is a great adventure. The organisation is flawless and staff are very helpful. For the elderly who might not fancy diving or even snorkelling, there are other ways to show you the rich coral life, notably the semi-sub. Unforgetable experience!

Thank LaohuPenang
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

What a thrill we got during our visit to the outter reef barrier.The Norman Reef Barrier.We sow some exceptional coral with wonderful color. Unforgettable.The journey began to Green Island unique rain forest garden national park .We could access to the swimming pool.That was cool and...More

Thank Giophs
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The snorkelling was the highlight of the trip for myself! The boat was clean and had all facilities on board but the staff weren't great, nor was the quality of the overall package. The snacks were naff and lunch was limited due to some people...More

Thank Clemmy C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing trip out with this company. We arrived in Cairns on Tuesday and managed to book a trip out to the reef for he next day with our hotel. The prices are the same if done via hotel or directly with the...More

Thank Tejuri
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22 November 2016|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
Neither of those activities would have the room for a buggy. The space is somewhat limited even for adults if the boats are full. However, your child will certainly enjoy both activities as will the adults. The staff that... More
Deb T
30 October 2016|
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Response from Chumleygirls | Reviewed this property |
I bought the entire photo package since it was my first open water scuba diving trip since I earned my certificate. I received a flash drive with all the pictures of me including ones with my roommate in them. It also... More
Jackie G
8 October 2016|
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Response from FloridaMyrtle | Reviewed this property |
I believe there was plenty of room to walk up the ramp to the catamaran and plenty of room to walk off to the barge where your adventure begins. I also agree with everyone else's comments.