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Full Day Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

A$105
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
6 hr.
Meals Included
  • Explore the tropical paradise that is Green Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Choose to go snorkeling amongst coral gardens; or admire coral reefs and marine life from atop a glass bottom boat (extra to do both).
  • If you've chosen it as an option, you can end your tour with a delicious buffet lunch.
  • You could also simply relax on the beach and try refreshments from the island's pool bar.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Full Day Cruise
  • Full Day Cruise with Buffet Lunch
  • Infants aged 0-3 enter for free. Children aged 4-14 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise with Semi-Submarine

A$135
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
6 hr.
Meals Included
  • Spend a full-day exploring Green Island, located on the most magical reef in the world - The Great Barrier Reef.
  • Cruise aboard a modern, air-conditioned catamaran from Cairns and head towards the island.
  • Enjoy a snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island.
  • You have the free choice of snorkeling gear or glass-bottom boat.
  • Upon reaching the island, step into a semi-submarine and go for a ride in the clear waters.
  • Enjoy the thrill of seeing the wonderful and diverse coral and marine life that surround you.
  • If you've chosen it as an option, you can end your tour with a delicious buffet lunch.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Full Day Cruise with Semi-Submarine
  • Full Day Cruise with Semi-Submarine + Buffet Lunch
  • Infants aged 0-3 enter for free. Children aged 4-14 and families (2 adults + 2 children) enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Half Day Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

A$99
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
4 hr.
  • Need a quick island getaway? This half-day tour from Cairns to Green Island is perfect for you.
  • The island is located on the Great Barrier Reef - one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
  • Start your journey from Cairns - simply hop on the 'Reef Rocket' and head to the reef.
  • When you reach the island, you get 2hrs 15mins to explore its attractions.
  • Choose between using snorkeling or riding a glass-bottom boat.
  • At the end of the half-day experience, you will be dropped off back in Cairns.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Half-Day Cruise
  • Half-Day Cruise with Semi-Submarine
  • Infants aged 0-3 enter for free. Children aged 4-14, as well as families (2 adults and 2 children), enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Tickets for Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Experience from Cairns

A$254
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
8 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
Transfers Included
  • Join an all-encompassing excursion that promises plenty of adventure, along with a deep insight into the diverse ecosystem and indigenous heritage of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Explore two premium outer Great Barrier Reef sites as you snorkel among vibrant corals and marine life including anemones, clownfish, angelfish, and more.
  • Interact with indigenous rangers to understand their culture and learn the story of the Reef's creation.
  • Enjoy feeding fish, and watch live demonstrations of traditional dancing and didgeridoo.
  • Indulge in complimentary morning and afternoon tea, along with a spread of cold buffet lunch.
  • Please note that other personal expenses, guided snorkel tours, certified/introductory diving are not included in this ticket.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip transfers from the meeting point
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Complimentary drinks, morning and afternoon tea
  • Insurance
  • This activity is not wheelchair, pram/stroller accessible.
  • This activity is not recommended for those with impaired physical mobility.
  • This activity is able to accommodate special dietary requirements (allergies, gluten intolerance, vegetarian diets, or other dietary needs).
  • You are advised to bring along a change of clothes, sunscreen, caps or hats, swimwear, cash, towel, and sunglasses.
  • Infants aged 0-3 go free. Children aged 4-14 and families with 2 adults and 2 children enjoy reduced ticket prices (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Tickets to Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Cruise With Marine World Pontoon From Cairns

A$279
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
8 hr. - 9 hr.
Meals Included
  • Sail to the crystal clear waters of the outer reef on a comfortable catamaran on this exciting cruise.
  • Interact with unique marine life native to Australia in a fish feeding session with the onboard marine biologist.
  • Bask in the sun on a spacious sundeck and enjoy the refreshing ride to the world's largest coral reef.
  • Explore the exotic fish underwater through a glass-bottom boat tour.
  • Get a glimpse of the sea life without getting wet in a special submarine with wide viewing windows during your semi-submersible tour.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet with lots of appetizing options including fresh seafood.
  • Make your experience more thrilling by upgrading your ticket to include a snorkeling tour or an introductory dive in the clear waters.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Cruise Tour
  • Cruise Tour + 35 min Snorkeling Tour
  • Cruise Tour + Intro Dive
  • Infants aged 3 and under can go for free. Children aged 4-14, and families with 2 children and 2 adults enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Stretched across the east coast of Queensland in Australia, is the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world. The reef system, gifted with the most magnificent corals, is the largest coral structure on Earth. The reef is home to a plethora of marine life and is made up of coral cays, more than 3000 different reef systems, and magnificent tropical islands with some of the most stunning sun-drenched, golden beaches in the entire world. 

You may spend your whole life exploring the Great Barrier Reef and still not see everything that makes up this vibrant coral world. Taking the Great Barrier Reef cruises to this beautiful place is the best way to experience the reef and the ride to the attraction in all its glory. Keep reading to know more about the Great Barrier Reef Cruise tickets, how to reach the place, highlights and more.

Why Go On Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Why Go On Great Barrier Reef Cruises?
  • Enjoy sailing through the clear blue sea and discover the treasures of the Green Island and Great Barrier reef. 
  • Witness the first coral reef system to receive World Heritage status, which meets all four of the natural requirements for a World Heritage nomination.
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise tours provide you with several options to choose from, depending on your budget constraints as well as your interests. These options include half-day tours, combo tours where you can add two or more activities, and full day cruises with lunch. 
  • These cruise tours also let you upgrade your ticket and add a Seawalker Helmet Dive, a cruise/flight adventure from Cairns to the Moore Reef Marine Base, a scuba diving experience, helicopter flight for 10-minutes, or any combination of these.

All Your Great Barrier Reef Cruise Tickets Explained

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Green Island Day Cruises  
Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Dive and Snorkel Experience Tickets
Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Which Great Barrier Reef Cruise is Perfect For You?

  • If you are short on time

If you are short on time and need a quick getaway to the Great Barrier reef, the Half Day Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise option would be the best. These cruises ensure that you don’t miss the important attractions at the reef, even if you have time constraints. With this cruise, all you have to do is to board the "Reef Rocket" in Cairns and travel to the reef. You’ll be given two hours and fifteen minutes to explore the island's attractions after you arrive and you can also choose between riding a glass-bottom boat or using a snorkel. 

  • If you want to add diving and snorkelling experience

If you wish to experience the fun of snorkelling and diving at the barrier reef, try the Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Experience. With this cruise experience, you'll be offered an extensive journey that offers plenty of adventure as well as a profound understanding of the Great Barrier Reef's complex environment and indigenous heritage. You’ll also be given a chance to interact with native rangers to learn about their culture and the history of the development of the Reef.

  • If you are on a budget

If you are on a budget and don’t want to spend more on this experience, you can opt for a half day tour or the Full Day Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise, which costs A$ 99 and A$ 105 respectively. These under- the-budget options offer you a complete experience of exploring the magnificent reef and the island. You can even customise the experience by adding complementary lunch or snorkelling too. 

Attractions Of Great Barrier Reef Cruises

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Green Barrier Reef

Green Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, which runs 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coast, is home to about 10% of all fish species in the world. Additionally, it has one of the richest ecosystems in the world, safeguarding innumerable kinds of animals and plants.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Moore Reef

Moore Reef

Moore Reef has a variety of reefs that are excellent for snorkelling and scuba diving, with depths ranging from 1 to 25 metres. Moore Reef, which has a great range of coral ecosystems, shares a coral space with Elford Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Green Island

Green Island

Only 45 minutes from Cairns, Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef is home to a lush rainforest with over 120 plant species, a variety of aquatic life, and an array of vibrant bird species. You can even spot the largest croc at Marineland Crocodile Park on the island.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Snorkelling is one of the best ways through which one can experience the extraordinary underwater environment and spot the hidden treasures, flora and fauna and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Semi-Submarine Ride

Semi-Submarine Ride

You may explore the ocean's hidden treasures in a novel way and swim alongside aquatic life by taking a semi-submersible ride to the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is seen in all of its splendour from the large viewing windows and you can admire magnificent coral formations that have been developing for thousands of years.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Flight experience

Flight experience

You may explore the huge Great Barrier Reef from a helicopter flight that flies you to the edge of the island where the reef is. Flying above the Great Barrier Reef allows us to take in more of this unspoiled natural wonderland while searching for the amazing reef marine life, especially for whales.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Glass Bottom Tours

Glass Bottom Tours

Visitors can take glass bottom boat rides to view the Great Barrier Reef's underwater grandeur without ever touching the water. While some glass bottom boats feature actual glass beneath the sea level, other boats employ another transparent material that gives the clear vision of the underwater treasures.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - SeaWalking Experience

SeaWalking Experience

With the use of a specially made Seawalker Platform Helmet, users may traverse the Great Barrier Reef's sands without swimming or diving. Unlike standard scuba diving equipment, this particular helmet enables users to breathe underwater just like they would breathe above the surface.

Plan Your Visit To Great Barrier Reef Cruises

Green Island Cruise
Lunch Cruise
Snorkelling Experience
Great Barrier Reef Cruises - What is a Great Barrier Reef Green Island Cruise?
What is a Great Barrier Reef Green Island Cruise?

Great Barrier Reef Green Island Cruise offers a full day exploration of Green Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef, and to choose from either snorkelling in coral gardens or viewing coral reefs and marine life from a glass-bottom boat.

What are the timings of the Great Barrier Reef Green Island Cruise?

The duration of cruise could range from 4 to 6 hours based on the type of Great Barrier reef tickets you choose. The information regarding the timings will be given on the tickets.

What is included in a Great Barrier Reef Green Island Cruise?

With the Great Barrier Reef Green Island tour, you can explore the wonders of tropical Green Island and the magical reefs at Green Barrier. You will also get a chance to experience snorkelling and diving based on the type of rockets you choose.

Where can you board a Great Barrier Reef Green Island Cruise from?

Most Great Barrier Reef Garden cruises start from Cairns. The exact boarding location for your Cruise tour will be listed on your ticket itself, along with all other pertinent details.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - What is a Great Barrier Reef Lunch Cruise?
What is a Great Barrier Reef Lunch Cruise?

With the Great Barrier Reef Lunch Cruise, you can sail through the waters to discover the breathtaking beauty hidden within the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, and enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch.

What are the timings of the Great Barrier Reef Lunch Cruise?

The lunch cruise will start from Cairns at 8:30 am and return at the same stop by 5:30 pm.

What is included in a Great Barrier Reef Lunch Cruise?

The lunch cruise to Great Barrier Reef allows to to explore the Green Island and Great Barrier Reef, along with a semi-submarine ride and the underwater observatory experience. The cruise also provides you with a delicious lunch.

Where can you board a Great Barrier Reef Lunch Cruise from?

You can board the cruise from Cairns. The exact information about your boarding point timing and other details will be provided in the tickets of Great Barrier reef tours.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises - What is the Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Experience?
What is the Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Experience?

The Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling allows you to take a catamaran trip to the Great Barrier Reef where you can spend the day snorkelling and exploring the famous reef and Green Island.

What is included in a Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Experience?

With the snorkelling experience, you can embark on an adventure by snorkelling among coral gardens and fish, or spot coral reefs and marine life while relaxing on a glass-bottom boat.

What will my experience look like if I choose the Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling?

As you start your voyage, you’ll be boarding a cosy, air-conditioned catamaran, and enjoy a relaxed sail to the beautiful area of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll also get the option to take a glass-bottom boat trip to comfortably view the underwater creatures, or go snorkelling among the coral gardens for a bit of adventure.

Visitor Tips

  • Please make sure you pack sunscreen, a towel, a swimsuit, sunglasses, a sun hat, and other necessary items.
  • To dive, one must be 12 years old. Guests under the age of 18 shall have parental consent.
  • Lycra diving suits might be available for rent on the cruise.
  • Travellers may not be allowed to dive if they have certain medical issues including asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure, or using certain drugs.
  • Depending on the depths of the dives and the amount of dive time accumulated, intervals of 12–24 hours are advised before flying after diving.
  • This activity is wheelchair friendly.

All Your Questions About Great Barrier Reef Cruises Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Great Barrier Reef Cruises tickets?

A. The Great Barrier Reef Cruises tickets can be purchased online to enjoy the best deals.

Q. Can I buy Great Barrier Reef Cruises tickets online?

A. Yes. The Great Barrier Reef Cruise tickets are available online.

Q. What is the cost of Great Barrier Reef Cruises tickets?

A. With prices starting at A$99, there are numerous Great Barrier Reef Cruise ticket options available, each with its own special features.

Q. Can I get a discount on Great Barrier Reef Cruises tickets?

A. The majority of Great Barrier Reef Cruise tickets can be purchased online at a discount. However, please check the details of your tickets before buying them.

Q. What are Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. Great Barrier Reef cruises allow you to explore the famous Great Barrier Reef by travelling there through the ocean. In the cruise tours, you’ll get to explore several wonders and activities at the reef island.

Q. What are the different types of Great Barrier Reef Cruises tickets that are available?

A. Visitors can choose from a variety of Great Barrier Reef Tour options, including Lunch Cruise Tours, Half Day cruise tours, Combo tour Cruises, and many more.

Q. What are some sights that are covered on Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. Some of the most beautiful sights that you’ll see and experience in the cruise include the moore reef, green island, underwater observatory, etc.

Q. From where do I board the boat for Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. Most Great Barrier Cruises start from the Cairnes. However, the boarding point may vary depending on the cruise you choose.

Q. What are the timings of Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. The total time duration of a cruise tour may vary depending upon the type of the tickets you choose. The exact information about the same will be given on your tickets.

Q. What facilities are available on Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. In your Great Barrier Reef cruise tour, you’ll get to enjoy several facilities such as reef education presentation, tropical lunch, wheelchair accessibility, and more depending on your choice of cruise.

Q. Is Great Barrier Reef Cruises wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes. Most cruises to the Great Barrier Reef are wheelchair accessible.

Q. Is photography allowed in Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. Yes. You can take pictures while at the reef cruises.

Q. Is it worth experiencing Great Barrier Reef Cruises?

A. Great Barrier Reef cruise tours are absolutely worth it. With the tour you can sail through the sea and witness the natural wonder of reef up close and try snorkelling, diving, and seawalking too!