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Great Barrier Reef Island Day Tours

If you can imagine a haven of natural wonders, warm clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches, then you are imagining what it is like to visit one on the many tropical islands located off of the north eastern seaboard of Tropical North Queensland.

Our selection of Island Day Tours will allow you to visit sand cays or islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Sand Cays and Islands are also a particularly good choice of location for nervous snorkelers or for families with small children, as they will allow you to begin to learn to snorkel from the shallow waters surrounding the cay or island itself. Islands and Sand Cays offer a natural environment and quite often these locations allow for activities such as beach combing, paddling in extremely shallow waters and of course sun bathing on the beach.

Our Island Day Tours offer you the option to visit easily accessible islands including: Green Island, The Frankland Islands, The Low Isles and Sandy Cays such as Michaelmas Cay and Upolu Cay, as well the more remotely located and stunningly beautiful Lizard Island.

Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour

Destination: Frankland Islands, Normanby Island and Mulgrave River Cruise
Duration: Day Tour

The Frankland Island Group are located 45 kilometres south of Cairns and are an untouched North Queensland treasure. Totally uninhabited, covered in lush vegetation and surrounded by rich and diverse reefs, the Frankland Islands are an exceptional forum for reef and rainforest interpretation and general lifestyle activities associated with the…


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Green Island - Eco Adventure Package

Destination: Green Island
Duration: Day Tour (Half Day or Full Day Options)

A short 45 minute catamaran transfer away, Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay and is the gateway to the adventure playground of the Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Revel in an array of activities or relax and let…


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Green Island - Discovery Adventure Package

Destination: Green Island
Duration: Day Tour

Only a short 45 minute catamaran transfer away, Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay and is the gateway to the adventure playground of the Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Revel in an array of activities or relax and…


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Ocean Free - Green Island & Pinnacle Reef - Island Day Tour

Destination: Green Island & Pinnacle Reef
Duration: Day Cruise

Ocean Free motors out under sail to Green Island daily from Cairns and anchors up at Pinnacle Reef, approximately one kilometer out from the island for up to 4 ½ hours reef and island experience. A delicious luncheon of cold meats, chicken, garden fresh salads, bread rolls is served on…


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Ocean Freedom - Upolu Reef & Cay Tour - Island Day Tour

Destination: Upolu Cay & Upolu Reef
Duration: Day Cruise

On boarding Ocean Freedom you will be greeted on the wharf by one of the vessel's friendly crew. As you depart to the Great Barrier Reef you will enjoy morning tea or coffee with Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge area of the vessel. Following an introductory safety briefing made…


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Ocean Spirit 1 - Michaelmas Cay - Island Day Tour

Destination: Michaelmas Cay
Duration: Day Cruise

Exploring the Reef with Ocean Spirit Cruises will be one of the most memorable days of your life. Set sail aboard a five star catamaran and visit a natural and pristine sand cay, which is Michaelmas Cay. The Michaelmas Cay Cruise offers a wide range of activities including snorkelling, scuba…


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Sailaway - Low Isles - Island Day Tour

Destination: Low Isles
Duration: Day Tour

Low Isles is situated on a large oval 200 hectare coral platform and consist of a small coral cay, a large mangrove island, mudflats, seagrass beds, and coral reefs. The islands are surrounded by 5.5 acres of coral reef very close to the islands, making it an ideal area for…


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Wavedancer - Low Isles - Island Day Tour

Destination: Low Isles
Duration: Day Tour

Wavedancer is a 30 metre luxury sailing catamaran. Wavedancer offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Let the crew pamper you in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with its fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun and sea air under the sails on our…


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Lizard Island Air Tour - Island Day Tour

Destination: Lizard Island
Duration: Day Tour

Venture north for a day filled with some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia. Your pilot will fly at a comfortable viewing height over the Barrier Reef, with its aqua hues of reefs and sand cays set in the Coral Sea. Experience an unsurpassed view of the Great Barrier…


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