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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from a semi-submarine or glass bottom boat, explore the island or just relax on the white sandy beach. Big Cat departs from Cairns three times daily. Available activities include snorkelling, semi-submarine and glass bottom boat coral viewing tours, buffet lunch and free time to explore Green Island National Park. A range of optional activities are also on offer including diving, helmet diving, beach hire, Marineland Melanesia Nautical Museum and an underwater observatory. Their Vessels "Big Cat" and "Reef Rocket" are modern air-conditioned catamarans offering the ultimate in comfort and features spacious interior cabins as well as the outside decks to enjoy the warm tropical climate.

Sunlover Reef Cruises -Outer Barrier Reef Day Tour - Moore Reef

There’s more life on the reef with Sunlover! Departing from Cairns their eco-certified tours take you to our state of-the art Moore Reef Marine Base,which is perfectly positioned and fully equipped so that any age or ability can fully experience the magic of the reef with its abundance of colourful coral, fascinating fish, turtles and more. With 4 Hours REEF TIME to explore this underwater wonderland, there’s plenty of time to take advantage of all of their free inclusions. The kids (or big kids!) will love the Sunlover Sunslide – the only theme park water slide on the reef. Also included is snorkeling, semi-submersible tours, glass bottom boat tours, fish feeding, underwater observatory and touchtank presentations with their marine experts. For a more in-depth experience optional extras include Introductory or certified SCUBA dives, Seawalker Helmet Diving, a guided snorkel tour with a marine expert, scenic helicopter flight or stay overnight on the Marine Base with Sunlover by Starlight. Their friendly crew will provide the expertise, activities and service to ensure you disembark with lifelong memories of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Bad Fishy Jet Boating Cairns

Bad Fishy operates the thrilling "Tropical Twist" ride on The Trinity Inlet in Cairns. With spins, slides, speed and the stunning sights of Cairns it's loads of fun! Expect to get wet and have lots of laughs as your local skipper takes you on the 35 minute adventure. Hold on as the music pumps and gets your adrenaline flowing. The ride also allows you to explore the stunning Trinity Inlet and observe its beauty. It is stunning and their Captain will give you some interesting information on the region on your ride.

Cairns Boat Hire

Hire a self-drive pontoon or tinny boat for sightseeing or fishing on the stunning Trinity Inlet in Cairns. Head out from the Cairns Marlin Marina onto the calm waters of the inlet, a pristine and scenic location for fishing. You can even have a barbecue on the pontoon boats too, so it's perfect for a few hours or a family outing.

Cairns Reef Fishing

Come fishing on-board Cairns premier charter boats with Cairns Reef Fishing .Cairns Reef Fishing is an Australian owned, family run fishing charter business based at The Marlin Marina, Cairns, in beautiful Tropical North Queensland. They take pride in giving their passengers an enjoyable, reef and deep sea fishing charter experience aboard their comfortable, fully equipped, purpose built fishing vessels, Aqua Cat, Blue Whaler or Reef Runner. You can join one of their full day share charters or take a private charter on one of our boats. The Great Barrier Reef waters are internationally renowned as some of the most prolific fishing grounds in the world, so get set for some of the best fishing you will experience anywhere! With years of commercial and offshore deep sea charter fishing experience behind their crew, they know where the fish are and will give you your best chance of landing your very own prize catch. A variety of fishing methods and equipment are used including trolling, live bait fishing, bottom fishing and drift fishing. No matter the time of year, ideal weather, location and productive fishing grounds make the offshore reefs of Cairns the best destination for your next charter fishing trip.

Coral Expeditions - Outerknown Adventures of the Great Barrier Reef

Coral Expeditions knows the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef better than most, having pioneered overnight cruises on the outer reef more than 34 years ago. Sailing from their homeport of Cairns, Queensland on small ship expedition vessel, Coral Expeditions II. She takes a maximum of just 42 guests in relaxed comfort on year-round three, four or seven night expeditions that encompass the best of the reef, rainforests and islands. Their tailor-made itineraries venturing to the pristine outer reef and exclusive mooring destinations, allows us to offer a unique and unmatched experience of the Reef. Their expedition voyages are truly immersive, venturing far beyond the day-trips to the underwater wonderland that you’ve long imagined. Out there, your only companions might be a Loggerhead Turtle or Giant Trevally. Resident Marine Biologists bring the species to life, with “touch and learn” displays onboard and in the water. Divers and snorkellers will delight in some of the world’s finest untouched coral gardens and the Glass Bottom Boat caters for those 'not so experienced' swimmers so no one misses out. Rainforest Island highlights include sunset canapes at Lizard Island or Sudbury Cay. Hike up Cook's Look, visit Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island.

Divers Den

For visitors to Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is top of the must-do list. With 3000 reefs, all teeming with life, it's little wonder people from all over the world travel to experience this amazing natural wonder. Divers Den offer a wide range of Great Barrier Reef experiences including Day Trips, Outer Reef Liveaboards and PADI Dive Courses. Divers Den has operated from Cairns, Australia for over 40 years, making them the longest established Cairns diving and snorkelling company in the area. In 2017 they expanded into Port Douglas with a new vessel AquaQuest and a brand new retail store. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver or snorkeller, your safety and enjoyment is a priority when you visit the Great Barrier Reef with them. All of their Cairns diving training facilities are under one roof, which is one of the many reasons Divers Den has earned its PADI Five Star Dive Centre status - the highest ratings awarded to any Dive store as recognition of continued Diver training excellence.

Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel

Your day on the outer Great Barrier Reef has five hours of water activities split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of colourful corals and marine life. Snorkel and dive over stunning corals gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate coral are home to clown fish, angel fish and bat fish. Indigenous rangers recount the Dreamtime stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay and Yirrganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem. The sea country of these four Traditional Owner groups stretch from Port Douglas to Frankland Islands and includes the two sites you visit. Introductory and certified diving, guided snorkel tours and scenic heli flights are all available.

GBR Helicopters Pty Ltd

GBR Helicopters is a premier helicopter company in Tropical North Queensland. Partnering with Reef Magic, customers can enjoy flights departing to or from the Outer Reef Activity Platform and a range of scenic flights and packages departing daily from the Cairns Heliport on the esplanade. From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters has something for everyone. Full day reef experiences, half-day tours and popular scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind - providing exceptional experiences of the region with memories that last a lifetime. Resort transfers are also popular - especially to the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Silky Oaks and Thala Beach. Enjoy the natural treasures that is Cairns reef and rainforest from above and beyond with GBR Helicopters.

Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Great Adventures' modern high speed catamarans depart from Cairns daily. Outer Reef: Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike can experience this World Heritage environment from the spacious reef activity platform. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of the semi-submersible. Green Island: For a tropical island adventure, beautiful Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience. On a Great Adventures fast cat, you'll be there in just 45 minutes and with three departures daily, it's perfect for a full or half day visit.

Hot Air Balloon Cairns

More visitors and locals choose to fly with Hot Air Balloon Cairns by far, than anywhere in Australia, so don't miss out, come along and experience it for yourself. See the fleet of balloons float up up and away in the wide open blue skies where the temperate climate is perfectly suited to ballooning. Offering a wide choice of tours, full refunds, flexible free drop-offs to Kuranda and Palm Cove as well as connections to Reef tours, available seven days a week. Original. Trusted. Professional and Australia's favourite ride. This is the ultimate scenic experience in the tropics! Only these balloon rides take off every day and truly, one of Australia's best kept secrets. Remember, book well in advance come flying with Australia's most popular balloon ride, as do visitors from over 50 countries that enjoy flights daily. Start your day by watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Atherton Tablelands then experience your first balloon ride. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth. Afterwards, there's pack up games, free wi-fi, then drive back through the rainforest. Door to door transfers are included or connect after ballooning to Kuranda or the Reef.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that sets them apart. Spoilsport's specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. You benefit from the industry's best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the 12 person crew are dive masters or instructors. The three night 'Fly Dive Cod Hole' expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night 'Fly Dive Coral Sea' expedition departs Cairns every Thursday and is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low-level reef flight just 180 metres above the Great Barrier Reef. The seven night 'Coral Sea Safari' expedition provides a combination of both three and four night expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat dive sites except the world famous Steve's Bommie.

Mulga Bicycle Tours

Safe, serene and stress-free, Mulga Bicycle Tours offers guided fully supported small-group bicycle tours. Bask in the beautiful scenery, savour delicious food and wine, discover unforgettable stories and relax in top-notch accommodation. At Mulga, they organise and carry everything. All you have to do is ride. Their two connecting Queensland bicycle tours will take you along the Great Inland Way to Carnarvon Gorge and then, if you wish, across Cape York to the celebrated Karumba sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Passing through some of outback Queensland’s most spectacular landscapes these guided bike tours will provide you with an Australian cycling holiday you’ll never forget. You won’t ‘rough it’ on a Mulga Bicycle Tour. Delicious local produce, comfy beds, and a focus on safety (not on beating the clock), ensures a smooth ride for all their guests. And with a fully-stocked support vehicle following every day, there’s the comfort of knowing all your food, luggage and other necessities are right behind you whenever you need them. The support vehicle is also there any time you want a break from pedalling, so you can cycle as much or as little as you please. For details visit the Mulga Bicycle Tours website.

Nautilus Aviation - Cairns

For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation offers one of the best ways to see the world’s natural wonders just outside their doorsteps. With over 26 years of commitment to exceptional service, Nautilus Aviation has 29 state-of-the-art helicopters across its bases in Queensland (Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, and Horn Island), the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Now also proudly operating Sydney’s ‘Westpac Surf Life Saver Rescue Helicopters’, Nautilus Aviation is one of the largest General Aviation helicopter company in Australia. Departing daily, in Queensland guests can jump on board a scenic flight, enjoy a reef and rainforest day package, escape to a secluded sand cay, cast a line with HeliFish, design a tour of their own or, for the more adventurous, take the controls and fly themselves! The sky is no longer the limit, it’s your new playground! Fly with Nautilus Aviation and 'Experience the Difference'.

North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours

Join Paul Curtis of North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours in a tour some of the less visited but extremely photogenic sites around the tropical north. Tours are varied to suit the customer and the prevailing weather and conditions, but foremost is the goal of finding some remarkable sites and returning with wonderful pictures. Tours can be half day, full day, or one or more nights away, to capture the golden hours of dusk and dawn. Paul can provide a window into the true north Queensland and assist you to get the most out of the opportunity. The experienced enthusiast/professional is catered for, as well as those new to outdoor photography. Paul can help you get the best out of your camera and the wonderful subjects presented. Maximum number is four adults so each trip is flexible to suit your needs. No rushing from place to place, or packing up unless you are satisfied. Costs are all inclusive except where indicated. You can be collected from anywhere from Cairns to the northern beaches (up to Palm Cove). Departure times depend a bit on your location, but are generally around 8am. There is no schedule where certain places are visited on certain days.

Ocean Free Sail and Ocean Freedom Cruise - Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

"Ocean Free Sail " and "Ocean Freedom Cruise" are the two most personal Great Barrier Reef Tours departing daily from Cairns – the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Owned and operated, by husband and wife team Perry Jones and Taryn Agius - this company was born from a desire to give travellers the best and most personal, customer-oriented reef experience possible while ensuring a high respect for safety. Specialising in the youth, family and active retiree Western market for over 23 years – they take great pride in their crew who are “hand-picked” for unsurpassed service with a promise to give all guests the best possible experience in any conditions that may present on the day. The company is also passionate about sustainable practices, protecting and educating guests on the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and is an ADV Eco certified product and also involved in some exciting "coral nurturing" and future surveying projects on their highly protected reef sites. For a truly customer-oriented, personal reef experience choose "Ocean Free Sail to Green Island and The Great Barrier Reef" or sister vessel "Ocean Freedom Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef and Outer Edge Upolu Reef". You won't be disappointed! Due to COVID-19 restrictions please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Ocean Freedom to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay Reef- Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Ocean Freedom is one of 2 most personal Great Barrier Reef Tours operated by the passionate Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours' team. Experience 6 hrs of un-rushed activities at two very unique and different Great Barrier Reef sites. This luxury high speed 20 metre CAT travels to two stunning uncrowded reef locations - Wonder Wall on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay Reef. Enjoy complimentary Adventure Drift Snorkel and Glass bottom boat tours . Interact respectfully and learn about the stunning marine life with your passionate crew. For over 22 years the owners Perry and Taryn have found the right balance of care, fun and relaxation while ensuring safety and professionalism on their tours. Being an Advanced Eco Certified product they are also committed to practices to protect the reef and educate their guests in a fun way through informative snorkel and Glass Bottom Boat Tours. For a truly customer-oriented, personal reef experience Ocean Freedom and/or sister vessel Ocean Free are must do tours in Cairns. You won't be disappointed!

Passions of Paradise

Celebrating 30 years being family owned and operated Passions of Paradise have been taking tourists and locals to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns since 1989. Passions III is a 30 metre luxury custom designed sailing catamaran. Passions offers an in-water experience catering to both snorkelers and divers attracting an active market of all experience levels. Your reef adventure begins with an informative briefing by an eco-guide before exploring two pristine Great Barrier Reef locations at moorings owned exclusively by Passions of Paradise. A choice of over 26 private outer Great Barrier Reef sites means Passions can select the location best suited to the weather. The trip includes snorkeling equipment, a hot and cold buffet lunch freshly prepared by the onboard chef plus friendly trained staff to teach snorkeling techniques and educate you about the Great Barrier Reef. Optional activities include introductory or certified diving. The company prides itself as being a guardian of the marine environment and strives to ensure every guest comes away from the tour with an appreciation of this precious natural wonder.

Pro Dive Cairns

Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 Pro Dive Cairns have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value, specialising in learn to dive courses and diver education from beginner to professional, three day liveaboard dive trips and retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive training courses are conducted at Pro Dive Cairns' Five Star PADI Training and Development centre featuring Cairns' deepest diver training pools and completed on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef aboard one of three premium dive boats. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week.

Reef Magic Cruises

Australian owned Reef Magic Cruises fast catamaran ensures less time is spent travelling and longer actually at the reef - a full five hours. Suitable for all ages and swimming abilities from the novice snorkeller to the most discerning diver. Guests enjoy the largest range of reef activities in a relaxed, friendly and personalised atmosphere. Water activities include unlimited snorkelling, guided snorkel tours with a Marine Biologist, a range of world class diving options plus the new SEABOB jet snorkelling experience! For the non-swimmer, join a semi-submersible coral/fish viewing tour, glass bottom boat tour or visit the underwater reef viewing observatory, climb aboard a reef-scenic helicopter flight, or simply relax on a sun-lounge and let your day drift by - no rush, no crowds. Morning/afternoon tea plus an extensive hot/cold buffet lunch is included in your day. Experience the Magic!