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Ocean Free Green Island

Reef & Green Island Sailing
  • Only sailing trip to Green Island
  • Small numbers - 25 passengers
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Ocean Free Green Island Tours

FROM $200 per adult

Ocean Free Green Island Info


Ocean Free is a beautiful 63ft schooner, which sails daily to tropical "Green Island" on the Great Barrier Reef.

This is the only boat operating out of Cairns to offer a personalised reef, sail and island experience all in the one tour.

What makes it great?

  • Maximum 25 passengers
  • Stunning 16 metre schooner - a truly great sailing boat
  • 4.5 hours of Reef and Island experience
  • True 'hands-on sailing' if you want to try it
  • Personalised service
  • Flexible time to enjoy Green Island

Departures: Daily

  • Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal at the Ocean Free counter from 7:15am for an 8:00am departure
  • Arrive back into Cairns approx 5pm


  • Danish pastries, fresh fruit, Tea & Coffee on boarding
  • Snorkelling tuition and equipment: masks, fins, snorkel, buoyancy snorkel vests, wetsuit or lycra suits (depending on season) 
  • Transfers to and from Green Island
  • Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter
  • Over 4.5 hours on Pinnacle Reef + Green Island
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch served onboard including smoked salmon & prawns, meat & chicken platter, 3 salads, assorted breads
  • Complimentary glass of wine, platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake served on the sail home
  • Environmental Management levy

Sail to exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef, just 1km offshore from Green Island. This Marine Park Reserve is protected from fishing and has an abundant range of marine life.

Upon arrival at Pinnacle Reef, enjoy a swim, snorkel, scuba dive (extra charge) or just relax. Ocean Free's exclusive mooring ensures that the ocean is uninterrupted by crowds.

The "bommies" (coral outcrops) and coral gardens, are just 1 metre under the surface and are teaming with life. Easily viewed snorkelling and scuba diving (extra charge).

Ocean Free provides tender transfers to Green Island throughout the day, so you can spend time on the reef and the island.

You have the option to:

  • Spend the rest of the time on Green Island.
  • Spend an hour on Green Island and return to the boat to do more snorkelling and diving (extra charge) on the reef.
  • Remain on the boat...The choice is yours!

On Green Island:

  • Wander along the beautiful beach at Green Island, swim, sunbathe
  • Visit Marineland Melanesia (extra charge)
  • Take a Glass bottom boat or semi-submersible tour (extra charge)

Additional Costs:

  • Intro / Certified diving (1-2 dives)
  • Glass Bottom Boat & Semi-Submersible tour from Green Island
  • Marineland Melanesia at Green Island
  • Underwater Camera
  • Coach transfers from your Cairns or Northern Beaches Accommodation (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove)

Scuba Diving:

Introductory Diving is for guests who have never dived and wish to try it, no previous experience necessary.

Introductory Dive includes:

  • Scuba Diving Lesson / Tuition
  • Top quality scuba diving equipment (including Wet / Stinger Suit)
  • 30 minute hand-held, fully guided scuba dive. Maximum 2 divers to one instructor for your first dive
  • You will descend to about 3-5m beneath the surface

Certified Dive includes:

  • Detailed Dive Brief on location and procedures
  • Certified Dive Guide (Dive Master or Instructor)
  • State of the art diving equipment (Aqualung / Scubapro)

Please Note:
  • Scuba Diving: If a diver has any history of asthma, heart conditions, epilepsy, diabetes or any other medical conditions or are taking any medication may prevent you from diving – all potential divers will need to fill out a diving medical questionnaire onboard to assess suitability to dive.

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