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daintree mossman gorge cape trib tour with cruise lunch
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Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

Duration: 11.5 hours
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Discover the only place on earth with 2 natural World Heritage listed sites side by side. Explore the Daintree River and Rainforest, Cape…

great barrier reef 2stop cruise outer coral cay reefs
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Great Barrier Reef 2-Stop Cruise: Outer & Coral Cay Reefs

Duration: 1 day
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Enjoy a day aboard a luxurious vessel and travel to not one but two spectacular, crystal clear reef locations including Upolu Cay Reef and the outer…

waterfall wildlife and rainforest tour from cairns
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Waterfall, Wildlife and Rainforest Tour from Cairns

Duration: 10 - 11 hours
Small group
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Explore Atherton Tableland's majestic waterfalls and rainforest and visit some of the most beautiful locations across tropical North Queensland.

skyrail rainforest cableway kuranda from port douglas
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda from Port Douglas

Duration: 1 day
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This special 1-day package combines the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Learn about the ancient…

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What people are saying about Cairns

Sailing back to Cairns under full sail was the highlight of the trip.

Fantastic friendly crew took us out on the boat to near Green Island. For me the snorkelling was disappointing, the reef is in trouble and there were not as many fish around as I remembered. The crew explained the impact of the weather on the reef but without being political, simply explaining recent weather patterns effects. This was not helped by the fact I detest the cold and the water was not as worm as I was expecting, but that was my issue. The journey out and the service provided were excellent. The boat was small and not overcrowded. We had perfect weather to enjoy the journey both ways. Green Island was undergoing renovation so not overly welcoming, but walking through the national park was refreshing and enjoyable. Lunch was excellent. Plenty of food for the people on board. Cold meats and salad, with plenty of prawns and smoked salmon, a range of other meats and a full range of salads. Overall an excellent experience, that makes me concerned for the future of the reef.

Snorkelling and Fitzroy Island were awesome

Booking and boarding were great, except for the fact that you can't get seating for a family of 5 because people put their bags on seats or sleep across 4 seats!!! Don't sit on bottom level, everyone gets sick. Fitzroy Island was great for swimming and snorkelling. Saw beautiful coral, fish and swam with turtles. Food is really expensive on island and not that great. Overall an excellent adventure, 3 kids aged 15, 13, 11 and mum and dad loved it. Heaps better snorkelling than Green Island.

Fruitful tour with excellent tour guide (Stu)

Stu is a passionate tour guide who provided detailed descriptions on the places stated in the tour and also other places passed by. With his informative yet funny descriptions, we all knew more about Cairns in a relax and harmonious atmosphere. We can feel Stu’s passion in his job and nearly thanks to him for leaving such an enjoyable memory for our trip.

It was a great hands on natural and informative experience to remember

I loved this tour as it really demonstrates the Aboriginal Culture. I learned so much of just how we can live off the land. Nature that we just walk past all can provide hidden remedies that now I have some knowledge of and can share with others. Keeping in mind for survival and connecting with the earth!

Customized experience with great crew members

Few people. Kind attention from crew. Chosed what we wanted to do. We could sail, scuba diving, snorkling... we saw beautiful reef, turtles,... exceptuonal crew: supportive, explaining, taking care of kids, ... good food and service, very nice ship,... excelent experience!

Cairns: Green Island & Reef Full-Day Sailing Cruise Reviewed by Josep Manel, 08/31/2019