Sail to Green Island

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Green Island is a fully developed coral island situated only 26 kilometres from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Its protected waters are the perfect location to discover the reef snorkeling and scuba diving. Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island offering excellent coral coverage and vibrant marine life.

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Ocean Free is surveyed to carry 52 passengers, but limits its daily guests to just 25 ensuring a truly personalised and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, with maximum comfort and space. You may even want to try your first ever scuba dive, or for the certified diver, enjoy being guided by our qualified instructors on one of the best kept secrets of the Great Barrier Reef.

Your Green Island Tour Includes

Tropical Smorgasbord Lunch
  • Morning tea and coffee, Danish pastries and fresh fruit on boarding
  • 4½ hours on our exclusive mooring on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch including seafood
  • Snorkelling tuition and tours
  • Use of all snorkeling equipment
  • Scuba diving demonstration
  • Transfers to & from Green Island
  • Afternoon tea (tropical)
  • Glass of wine

Optional Green Island Extras

Green Island Scuba Diving
  • Coach transfers ($16.00 Inner city return per person; $23 Northern Beaches, as far as Palm Cove, return per person)
  • Scuba diving- Introductory / Certified
  • Refreshments
  • Underwater cameras
  • Hire of Wet / Stinger suits
  • Range of quality merchandise
  • Green Island activities
  • Semi-submersible or Glass bottom boat
  • Marineland Melanesia

Ocean Free Tour Prices | Green Island Sailing and Snorkeling Tour
Adult - $215.00* Children - $130.00* Family - $629.00**
*Includes $20 comprising of Environment Management Charge (EMC) $6.50 / Port $2.83 /RAM $2.70/ $7.97 admin | **2 Adults + 2 Children

Your day on Ocean Free - View Full Itinerary

Your Ocean Free day commences with check-in at the Ocean Free / Ocean Freedom desk inside Cairns' Reef Fleet Terminal from 7.15am, with boarding at 7.30 for an 8am departure. Enjoy fresh tea, coffee, fruit and Danish pastries served on board.

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After leaving the dock you can assist with the hoisting of the sails and after an introductory safety brief - you can just kick back and enjoy the motor sail to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

For those of you wishing to scuba dive the paperwork and briefs are completed during the journey out, so when we arrive at The Great Barrier Reef you are ready to dive!

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Once sails are dropped we meander through the reef to our private mooring at Pinnacle Reef with Green Island just 700m away — all you’ve ever dreamed of in a tropical paradise!

The boat is greeted by schools of spangled emperors, yellow tailed fusiliers, parrot fish and giant trevally.

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Once briefed on the water activities – your adventures begin!!

Following the morning's snorkeling and scuba diving you feast on a delicious smorgasbord lunch.

After lunch, transfers to the island begin – look out for turtles on the way!

We have a very warm and friendly crew on Ocean Free. We encourage you to drop us an email if you have any questions about sailing to Green Island or our Great Barrier Reef trips in general.

What can you do on Green Island?

Green Island Snorkell
  • Wander along the beautiful white beach
  • Walk around the island, view the bird life and vegetation
  • Grab an ice-cream or cocktail and relax in paradise

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After over 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef we set sail for Cairns (Wind Permitting).

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your tropical afternoon tea (fruit, cheese & cake) a perfect finale to a day of snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. We arrive back to Cairns around 5.00pm, with the sun setting in the hills behind Cairns — Beautiful!

Cruise to Upulo Cay with Ocean Freedom

Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef & outer edge Upolu Reef with Ocean Freedom

Sister ship Ocean Freedom provides Cairns premier reef tours to Upolu Cay Reef and outer edge Upolu Reef Upolu Cay. This newly refurbished 5 star 20m luxury cruiser, guarantees six hours on the reef with two snorkel and dive sites. Ocean Freedom is the first boat to arrive at Upolu Cay Reef, so enjoy this pristine paradise uninterrupted. Be the first to swim in the crystal clear shallow turquoise waters surrounding Upolu Cay, enjoy a glass bottom boat tour, snorkel and dive in the stunning, turquoise waters. The best reef day tour lunch in town is served at 11.30am, a delicious smorgasbord of chicken, prawns, smoked salmon salads and breads. In the afternoon, explore the Wonder Wall on Upolu Reef's outer edge with its hard and soft corals, fans, clams and more. A great day out.

For more information about Ocean Freedom and cruising to Upolu Cay Reef, check out our Ocean Freedom website.

Green Island Reservations
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Snorkel and Dive Green Island

Snorkel and Dive Green Island

Inclusions: 4.5 hours at exclusive Green Island Great Barrier Reef mooring; snorkelling equipment & tuition; scuba diving demonstration; morning and afternoon tea; tropical smorgasbord lunch; glass of wine. Maximum 25 guests: cruise and sail.


Upolu Cay Reef Dive / Snorkel

Upolu Cay Dive/Snorkel

Inclusions: 6 hours on the Great Barrier Reef; 2 great locations the crystal clear, shallow waters surrounding Upolu Cay Reef & "Wonder Wall" on Outer Edge of Upolu Reef; glass bottom boat tour; adventure drift snorkelling tour; snorkelling equipment & tuition; lycra suits; reef talk presentation; morning and afternoon tea; tropical smorgasbord lunch.


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