Sail Green Island

Green Island Tour

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.

Ocean Free's small number of passengers, only 35*, ensures a truly personalised and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience. 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 on the Great Barrier Reef.

Your Green Island Tour Includes

  • Morning tea & coffee
  • 4½ hours on our exclusive mooring on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkeling tuition
  • Use of all snorkeling equipment
  • Scuba diving demonstration
  • Transfers to & from Green Island
  • Afternoon tea (tropical)
  • Glass of wine

Optional Extras

  • Coach transfers ($10 Inner city return per person; $15 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
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Marineland Melanesia


Your day on Ocean Free

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Board Ocean Free at 7:30am from Marlin Marina. You will be greeted on the wharf by one of our crew (just look for the big white “O” and dolphin).

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!

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.

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!


On Green Island

Green Island Snorkel
  • 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 in Cairns between 5:00–5:30pm, with the sun setting in the hills behind Cairns — Beautiful!


Tour Prices

Adults: $135*
Children: $90*
Family**: $405*

*includes $10 EMC/PORT/ADMIN | ** Includes 2 ad + 2 ch 14yrs and under


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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.

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You may also like to peruse our Upolu Cay cruising trip.

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 Reef Dive and Snorkel

Upolu Cay Dive/Snorkel

Inclusions: 6 hours on the Great Barrier Reef; 2 location Upolu Cay Reef and Outer Edge 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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