All about the 1 Day Ocean Free Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Day trip

Our 1 day adventure on Ocean Free is the only sailing boat going out to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. This is a real Sailing experience with the engines switched off for great sail home. You can help hoist the sails and even take the helm if want!

Ocean Free takes you out to Green Island and is the only Green Island Tour to have a private reef mooring on the Great Barrier Reef just 1 km off the island so snorkelling at any time just off the boat. With other Green Island Tours must wait for either an organised snorkel tour with guide / OR go with divers to an area on the reef but with no guide.

Shallow reef area with beautiful Coral Garden just off the boat – only 1M under surface for easy viewing!  Reef area is a highly protected area with no fishing permitted so lots of marine life! Great food all day! Danish pastries, fruit on boarding and large smorgasbord lunch with smoked salmon, prawns, chicken, mixed meat platter, 3 salads and assorted bread. Plus fruit, cheese and crackers and assorted cake platters on sail home.

1 Day Ocean Free Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Day trip Itinerary - 1 days

  • Day 1 Ocean Free Green Island and Great Barrier Reef
    Your day on Ocean Free
    Board Ocean Free, a 16m sailing schooner at 7:30 am at A Finger no 4. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee with fruit and Danish pastries, before departing at 8:00 am.
    Sail to our exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef - just 1km from Green Island. Guests can enjoy a swim, snorkel, dive or just relax. Ocean Free;s exclusive mooring ensures a very personal experience for guests. The bommies or coral outcrops and coral gardens come to just 1m under the surface to make viewing of the teeming life easy. Green Island is famous for turtles, with large giant clams, many beautiful fishes, staghorn coral and spaghetti coral all common at Pinnacle Reef. We are even lucky enough to be visited by friendly black-tipped reef sharks most days - something for the bucket list!
    Trips to Green Island are by tender - Guests need to be mobile enough to get into and out of a dinghy onto the beach and into and out of a dinghy from the main vessel. Guests can then split their time between the reef and the island as they wish.
    A large smorgasbord lunch with a mixed meat platters/chicken platter/3 salads and assorted bread is served on board the vessel. Platters of fruit, cheese and crackers and cake are served on the sail home.
    Extremely low guest numbers (max 25) ensures a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their snorkeling and diving abilities and are appropriately assisted to ensure that all are able to experience and enjoy the reef.
    On the island guests can swim, sunbathe, or explore the interpretive walking tracks and beach. Glass Bottom Boat tours or semi-sub tours, or even a visit to Marineland Melanesia (crocodile park and turtle rehabilitation clinic) can be arranged on the island.
    Over 4 and half hours ensures that guests can enjoy both the island and reef.
    Enjoy the sail home - where engines do get switched off (weather permitting).
    Returns Cairns around 5.00pm (depending on the wind)
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Real Aussie Says:
Heading out from Cairns with the wind in your hair on a sailing vessel. A great day out on the reef to see Nemo and all of his friends. Visit Green Island for a day out on the Great Barrier Reef snorkeling and exploring.

1 Day Ocean Free Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Day trip Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: OFGI
$195
Adult
$549
Family 2 Adults/ 2 Children
Local fees payable
$10
Reef Levy per person

Departure information

Starts

Departs: Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns from 7:15 am, with boarding commencing at 7:30 am from the Marlin Marina A Finger no 4, ready for a 8:00 am departure.

Departs: daily

Returns: Cairns around 5.00pm (depending on the wind)

Ends
Cairns


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