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Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly

Destination: Green Island & Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon Tour
Duration: Full Day Tour

Departs: Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Daily
Returns: Cairns

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Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
  • Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure - Cruise, Cruise & Fly
The Tour This tour combines the beauty of a scenic flight from Cairns to Green Island, where a generous amount of free time is provided, up to 2 hours free time on Green Island! This 6000 year old sand cay is home to a multitude of marine life and coral gardens as well as hosting the luxurious Green Island Resort. Swim from powder white sandy beaches in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef or take a guided rainforest walk with our island naturalist.

Your day starts with a check-in with Great Addventures at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Board a large, stable and spacious air-conditioned catamaran to travel to Grren Island (approximately 45 minute transfer time). Once arrived on Green Island you will enjoy 2 hours free time to explore the coral cay's rainforest boardwalks, white sandy beaches and other attractions. You might even choose to visit Marineland Melanesia (entry at own expense) which offers a snapshot of Green Island's history, aquariums and crocodile farm. Depart Green Island Jetty via luxury, high speed catamaran (approximately 45 minutes cruising time) for Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef located luxury, 3 level, state of the art pontoon, at Norman Reef. Once on board the pontoon your Great Barrier Reef adventures begins!

All Snorkelling equipment and instruction are provided, as are buoyancy vests to make life easy if you are not a confident swimmer.
For those who don't wish to get wet there is the opportunity to enjoy a semi-submersible submarine tour which will show you the coral reef and its many brilliant coloured fishes and a staggeringly diverse amount of marine life in absolute comfort. These tours come with full commentary and are available for snorkellers to enjoy also!

The pontoon houses an underwater observatory which provides large viewing windows looking out at a wondrous panorama of the Great Barrier Reef. The pontoon is stable in all weather conditions, very spacious and comfortable with features including showers, change-rooms, full sundeck with sun-lounge, children’s swimming enclosure, bar and buffet area with shaded tables and chairs for dining.

Speaking of food! Lunch is a lavish affair, with a selection of hot and cold dishes from the buffet including prawns, fresh garden salads and tropical fruit platters with freshly baked bread rolls. Tea and coffee are also included at the end of the meal.

After enjoying a day of Island and Outer Barrier Reef activities it's time for prepare for your 25 minute stunning low level reef scenic flight to carry you back from the Outer Barrier Reef into Cairns! Flying over palettes and patterns that only nature could create, the Great Barrier Reef and it's Island's shimmer in a jewelled sea, a flight of wonder!

Arrive back into Cairns prior to being transferred by courtesy coach to Cairns City or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation.
Itinerary
  • 07:30am to 08:00am - Check-in with Great Adventures at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns 
  • 08:30am - Depart the Cairns Marina via Luxury Catamaran to Green Island
  • 09:15am - Arrive at Green Island for 2 hours free time to explore the island
  • 11:15am - Depart Green Island via Luxury Catamaran for Norman Reef Pontoon on Outer Barrier Reef
  • 12:30pm - Arrive at Norman Reef Pontoon and be greeted by Great Adventures staff to enjoy 3 hours free time on pontoon
  • 03:15pm - Spectacular Scenic Flight from Outer Reef Pontoon to Cairns City Heliport
  • 03:40pm - Arrive at Cairns City heli-pad at Cairns Marinas & the Pier 
Includes
  • Cruise to Green Island by Luxury Catamaran for 2 hours free time to explore,swim, snorkel & relax 
  • Cruise from Green Island to the Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon (Norman or Moore Reef locations)
  • Snorkeling Equipment & Flotation Vests 
  • Semi-Submersible Submarine Coral Reef Vewing Tour with commentary 
  • All day access to the Underwater Observatory for fish and coral viewing
  • Guided Eco Reef talk in the Underwater Observatory
  • Marine Naturalist Reef Education Presentations
  • Enjoy Hot & Cold Buffet Selection Lunch including Prawns, Fresh Garden Salads & Tropical Fruits 
  • Spectacular 25 minute Helicopter Scenic Flight from Great Barrier Reef Pontoon to Cairns
  • Optional return coach transfers available from Cairns City or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation 

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Cruise, Cruise & Fly - Green Island & Outer Barrier Reef Tour AU$531.00 per person

Important Bookings Notes:  Please ensure that you indicate your estimated individual weight details in lbs or kgs (we can do the conversion) in the Booking Form's Comments Box on making a reservation. The operator can carry up to 6 participants from the one group, dependant of passenger weights and helicopter availability.
Optional Return Coach Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • Adult - From Cairns City Accommodation AU$30.00
  • Child (aged 4 - 14 years) - From Cairns City Accommodation AU$20.00
  • Adult - From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$38.00
  • Child (aged 4 - 14 years) - From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$21.00 
What to Bring
Bring small soft sided day bags as luggage space is restricted on helicopter. Dress for the tropics and bring a hat, sunglasses, your swim suit & towel, sunglasses, camera, hat and sunscreen.
Terms & ConditionsPassenger Weight Policy - Please Advise Of Estimated Weights In Comments Box On Making A Reservation 
Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.

Child’s Rate Policy
One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. Children 3 years and above pay full fare.

Insurance
The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.

Minimum and maximum passenger numbers
Minimum passenger numbers may apply. Groups larger than 6 passengers may require private charter. Please liaise with Cairns Visitor Centre at time of booking.

Fuel Surcharge
With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.

Cancellation Policy
Booking Deposit Non Refundable. Cancellations made 48 hours or less prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. 

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