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Green Island Half Day Reef Cruise - Reef Rocket

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    They did everything well !

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    Great service and decent accommodation

    Reviewed 26-Jan-2024

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    We had a most enjoyable time, it wasa bit rough going over, but that was due to the weather but the staff took care of us all. The glass bottom boat and the semi submersible were really good. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

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    I feel the Green Island half day Reef Tour was good value for money and would certainly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed 27-Apr-2023

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    Everything was on schedule, the staff were professional and courteous.

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    Everything was on schedule, the staff were professional and courteous.

    Reviewed 20-Mar-2023

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    I thoroughly enjoyed our trip, next time would do the full day trip to allow more time there.

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    I enjoyed trip. Think glass bottom tour could have been that bit longer.

    Reviewed 07-Nov-2022

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    All OK as expected and gr√ľndlich service

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    Shortly available and direct response

    Reviewed 30-Oct-2022

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    Brilliant service, lots of information received the day before, so no doubts about how to get tickets, where to meet, time to go and time getting back etc. Very hard working crew on boat there, then amazing trip on glass bottom boat with a knowledgible driver, who was great. A good half day out.

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    See previous answer. Great crew out and back, great driver on the glass boat. Great company to deal with regarding the booking, confirmation, tickets, information about departure place and time back. Good computer system.

    Reviewed 24-Sep-2022

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    Could have advised there was a snorkeling tour

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    Good value for money to see an island

    Reviewed 19-Jun-2022

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    Helped me have a good experience for my short two days visit in Cairns. Thank you.

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    Great, made my visit Cairns as a great experienceūüĎć

    Reviewed 01-Nov-2021

    Reply from Everything Travel Group

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on Green Island! Please get in touch regarding any future holiday plans, we would be more than happy to assist you & offer you a repeat customer discount. All the best! :) Everything Travel Group

    Posted 03-Nov-2021

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    I had done all my research and knew what to do for months the only thing was I forgot to book it. So last minute I booked with Everything Australia and the lovely Shelley go us 2 tickets to Green Island half day boat tour with glass bottom boat without any hassle at all. Definitely would use Everything Australia again on our next adventure.

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    What a great day on Green Island so many things to do it was one of our best experiences to date.

    Reviewed 08-Aug-2019

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    The whole experience was memorable and very enjoyable. Professionalism of the staff was beyond the best in the world.

    Everything was great at a reasonable price

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    Just great. Wish them well

    Reviewed 06-Aug-2019

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    Yes indeed

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    Great experience. Very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff

    Reviewed 30-May-2019

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    The trip to Green Island was very enjoyable: the time spent was well calculated

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    Just what we needed to get an idea of the Great Barrier Reef

    Reviewed 17-Dec-2018

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    Everything worked well on the trip.Timekeeping was just as planned and everyone was well aware not to be late back to the boat.

    Reviewed 24-Nov-2018

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    Nous sommes passés par Everything Cairns pour une excursion "bateau à fond de verre" et "snorkeling" pour une partie de notre groupe. Il n'était pas écrit dans le descriptif que ce bateau à fond de verre n'était en fait qu'une partie de l'excursion, qui ne dure qu'une demi-heure. De même, le snorkeling n'est pas en pleine mer et n'est pas surveillé, les combinaisons ne sont pas fournies, il faut payer un supplément pour cela, et la durée possible de snorkeling n'est également que de 45 minutes, le temps de rejoindre la plage, de s'équiper, etc. Du coup, j'ai trouvé que la traversée vers Green Island était vraiment longue en comparaison du temps consacré à la partie "intéressante" de l'excursion. Néanmoins, je referais sans hésiter cette excursion avec le bateau à fond de verre, la conductrice était passionnante et passionnée et les fonds marins splendides !

    Reviewed 15-Aug-2018

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    Very well organised trip from start to finish with the staff being very friendly and helpful. I’d recommend the glass bottom boat while on the island as the fish were plentiful and the guide excellent. Would recommend this to all groups visiting Cairns.

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    Perfect day out and great value

    Reviewed 23-Jun-2018

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    Really easy to use the website. Detailed info included with tickets.

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    Lovely few hours on Green Island. Food options at resort are fairly average and expensive. The cruise operators themselves were first class. Super friendly and helpful and craft are in very good condition. Worth the money.

    Reviewed 08-Jun-2018

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    Staff and service are really good here! Thank you!

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    Easy to purchase and the price is very reasonable!

    Reviewed 15-Jan-2018

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    Everything was exactly as described with quality staff and equipment.
    You just have to do a tour like this if you have travelled this far. I am not good on boats, but the travel time at 50 minutes meant I could survive OK.

    Reviewed 11-Jan-2018

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    The staff were very nice and helpful to me and my mum and I would definitely go again but this time for a much longer time.

    Cheers!

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    The price is a little expensive for a short time on green island but I still enjoyed the trip

    Reviewed 30-Dec-2017

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    Great

    Reviewed 15-Oct-2017

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    Easy to book on line when travelling with a caravan.

    Reviewed 02-Aug-2017

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    Excellent customer service was looked after very well.

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    Well orgaNised tour, need more time to spend in island

    Reviewed 25-Jul-2017

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    Ride to Green Island was a little nauseous so bring anti-nausea medication. Green Island itself seemed nice but very commercial

    Reviewed 19-May-2017

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    The island was nice. The glass bottom boat wasn't at miraculous as I was expecting, but that was probably due to choppy weather conditions. Maybe cleaner windows.

    Reviewed 08-Apr-2017

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    The whole tour was underwhelming, we didn't really have enough time for snorkelling and this was not highlighted when we booked. Green Island was overpopulated with tourists and was too commercialised. The sanctity of the Reef was advertised everywhere but the reality was that with so many boats and people the Reef was over exploited! Advice to future travellers... look for a more secluded experience rather than this the tourist trap.

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    While the operator was efficient the destination was diappointing!

    Reviewed 02-Feb-2017

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    Online booking was no problem.

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    Reviewed 24-Jul-2016

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    Friendly, professional and committed to making sure everyone had a great time

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    Felt safe and cared for

    Reviewed 07-Aug-2015

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    Easy and efficient.

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    Outstanding snorkelling. Much better than anticipated, and I am an experienced around the world snorkeller who has previously spent a week living on a remote reef island.

    Reviewed 27-Apr-2015

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    Don't become shop blind. Every now and then put yourself in a mental position of someone who has never been in Cairns or your cruiseand has no idea of what to expect. Can they find you easily? Are they clear on where they are meant to be?

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    Staff on Reef Rocket were great particularly Brody. I felt I was in a cattle crush while waiting for the glass bottomed boat . We had to do quite a lot of waiting to get on the Rocket at both boardings most of it due to lateness of the boat.

    Reviewed 22-Jul-2013

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    Good

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    Good mate!

    Reviewed 02-Jul-2013

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    Booked all my Cairns adventures through Everything Travel Group due to value for money. Best decision ever. The tours were awesome. You have a customer for life.!!!

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    Exceptional customer service by Reef Rocket's Captain. Green Island is beautiful and great snorkelling under the wharf.

    Reviewed 15-Mar-2013

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    easy and fast to get the day going

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    wish we had have listenedn to the advise and booked a full day.

    Reviewed 15-Mar-2013

    Everything Travel Group Review

    Green Island is the perfect location for those who prefer to be land based rather than doing an outer reef trip where you spend the entire day on a boat. After a quick 45 minute boat ride from Cairns you have 2 hours to spend on Green Island either relaxing on the beach, snorkelling or taking part in one of the many optional activities. You can also fly over to Green Island on board a Seaplane

    Suggestions: If you have a full day available then book the Full Day Big Cat tour to Green Island.

      Value for Money

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    Reviewed 7 Feb 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Nigel)

    Latest Questions about Green Island Half Day Reef Cruise - Reef Rocket

    Hi myself and my daughter are coming to cairns on 4 th August and are interested in the half day cruise with the glass bottom boat ride and I would like to know about the underwater vessel to see the reef . We do not snorkel . We are arriving in cairns at 8 am until 5 pm with the carnival splendour cruise ship.
    My daughter is 14 so has child rate . I did the half day green island eco tour with my husband last October and just walked to the jetty from cairns terminal .Recommendations please

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    what time does this trip leave?

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    Thank you for your questions about the half day Green Island tour- the departure times are either 9am or 1pm.

    Comment by: Kalena - ETG on 18th Oct 22 at 11:10

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    I would like to book 5 adults and 3 kids. Kids are 4, 3 and 3 years. Is that ok? Do they all fit under the kids price?

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    Children under 4 years are free of charge.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 10th Jun 20 at 09:57

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    Hi, I have an international number so it is expensive to call. I just wanted to reconfirm my booking through email.

    Thank You.

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    Hi, do you pick up from cruise ships? If not where do we go

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    They do not collect from the cruise ship dock, you would need to make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal to board the boat. But they do half-day tours with a later departure, so depending on when your cruise ship was arriving, you should be able to join a trip!

    Comment by: Shelley- Everything Travel Group on 29th Aug 19 at 08:05

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    Is it easy to board boat and glass bottom boat.? Can I take my walking aid on main boat.

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    It is fairly easy to board the boat, but you may have issues with getting on board the glass bottom boat as this is loaded from the back of the first boat. You would require some mobility to step over the small gap between boats and then to get to a seat. You could take a walking aid on to the main boat, but there wouldn't be much room or any use for it on the glass bottom boat. But you can certainly take one with you for your time on Green Island.

    Comment by: Shelley - Everything Travel Group on 22nd Aug 19 at 16:22

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    Does the glass bottom boat tour take place during the two hours on Green Island? Do we have to book the trip or can we just arrive there in the morning?

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    The glass bottom boat tour would take place in this time, so you would have a 30 minute tour and then the rest of the time to explore the Island. I would recommend booking ahead for your preferred date and time, as this is a popular trip and does book up in advance.

    Comment by: Shelley - Everything Travel Group on 18th Jul 19 at 11:14

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    Is pick-up available on afternoon half-day tour on 11Dec to cruise liner dock?

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    Is this pram friendly

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    Hi there, yes this boat is pram friendly. The beach areas are not practical for prams, however, there are boardwalks and pathways throughout the island that are suitable.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 26th Apr 19 at 07:56

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    Hi there
    Is the snorkeling equipment included

    ?

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    Can a 20 weeks pregnant woman take this tour ?

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    Heya, Ultimately it is down to you to decide, but yes this tour will accept pregnant ladies on the ferry.

    Comment by: Alicia - Everything Cairns on 2nd Jun 18 at 07:28

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    I am traveling with Carnival Cruises, how can I get from the cruise to your tour?

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    Hi Janette, Carnival cruises dock at Yorkeys Knob which is about a 40 minute drive to Cairns. You can get transfers though from Yorkeys Knob Boats Club at 8.00am for the 9.00am departure, 10.10am for the 11am departure and 12.10pm for the 1.00pm departure. One way is $11 or it's $22 for return transfers

    Comment by: The Everything Travel Group (Sally) on 3rd Mar 18 at 13:28

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    Hi, we will be coming to Cairns in May on a cruise ship. We are travelling in a group of 15. Do you do a group package price?

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    How long is the glass bottom boat ride around the Island?

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    Heya, The glass bottom boat ride is approximately 20 - 30 minutes. Kind regards, Alicia

    Comment by: Alicia on 10th Aug 17 at 07:38

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    Dear Sirs,
    We are looking for a trip to Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with pickup from the Cruise Ship Terminal on 18th of Feb. 2018. We have a party of 5 - 4 adults and 1 12 year old. We would like to have both snorkel for 4 of the members and submersible for all.

    Our ship is the Radiance of the Seas. It docks at 7:00am and sails at 5:00pm. We would be able to leave at 7:30am with a return around 3:30pm to 4:00pm. All passengers must be on board 30 minutes prior to sailing at 5pm.

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    would there be parking close by?

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    Hi Robyn! Absolutely, just next to the reef fleet terminal there is parking for $1.20 an hour. Also just across from the cruise liner terminal, there's a car park with $3 all day parking and it's just a 10 minute walk from the reef fleet terminal. Warm Regards, Sally

    Comment by: Sally on 25th Jul 17 at 17:41

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    Do you pick up from Cairns Sunland Leisure Park at Manoora?

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    Yes you can get picked up from Cairns Sunland Leisure Park before your Green island tour. Just be sure you choose 'Cairns hotel transfers' in the optional extras in the booking page and we will arrange a pick up for you.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 25th Jun 17 at 16:02

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    Is this cruise and the glass bottom boat suitable for a three year old? If so, do I need to book a ticket for her?

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    Yes your 3 year old can certainly do the cruise over the Green Island and also the glass bottom boat. Kids under 4 years of age travel for free so you don't need to pay for a ticket for her, just book for any adults or older kids and mention in the 'additional information' field in the booking page that you have a 3 year old with you and we will add to your booking.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 10th Jul 16 at 11:55

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    Hi I was wondering if you could tell me how long it takes to get from Cairns to Yorky's knob ? If I were to take the 1pm green Island cruise would i get back to the ship at Yorkys Knob in time it leaves at 6pm so I need to be back by 5:45pm

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    The drive from Yorkey's Knob to Cairns marina is about 20 minutes. The 1pm Green Island half day trip returns to Cairns marina by 5pm so you will have time to grab a taxi back to Yorkey's Knob before your boat departs.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 15th Aug 15 at 13:40

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    How much is the semi-sub tour, and can you combine it with the glass bottom boat tour?

    Thanks

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    The Green Island semi sub tour is $20 for adults and $10 for kids. You can book this once you arrive  on Green Island from Cairns as there are trips departing every hour. The semi sub tour and glass bottom boat tour are on different boats but there is plenty of time to do both while on Green Island.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 12th May 15 at 12:06

    Hi, just wondering about pricing for a 3 year old child to do the semi-submerged tour? Also could we do the semi-sub tour instead of the glass bottom boat tour? Thanks

    Comment by: Susan on 11th Feb 17 at 19:07

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    is snorkeling included in the price?

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    Hi Ryleah. Yes snorkelling is included in the price of the Green Island half day or full day tours. Or if you prefer you can do the Glass Bottom Boat tour instead or as well!

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 20th Sep 14 at 10:39

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    My husband and I are seniors/pensioners and would like to go on a glass bottom boat and see sea life and a cruise as well. We would be staying in a nearby hotel on 21 Apr 2013. How long would this last and how much discounts are seniors given.
    Thank you.
    Seema

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    Hi Seema,

    I'm sorry there are no discounts for seniors.

    The half day cruise departs at 9am and 1pm and lasts 4 hours. It's a great trip, nice and relaxing with plenty of opportunity to see sea life.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 4th Nov 12 at 19:31

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    We will be on a cruise and only in Cairns this trip for a short time unlike our last trip to Cairns when we spent 4 days on a reef tour. Could you tell me if you have any pick up service at the cruise ship port Celebrity Millennium arriving Nov 28th? If not will be be able to get a taxi from your Marina when we return at the end of the day. Please advise.
    Thank You,
    Karen

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    Hi Karen,

    Great to see you are coming back to Cairns. I'm almost certain your boat will be docking at Trinity Inlet which is a 5 min walk to the Reef Fleet Terminal where the Reef Rocket Boat departs from. The only other option would be if the Cruise Ship is docking at Yorkeys Knob Beach and ruining people in small boats to and from the shore. If this is the case you would need to get a taxi to and from Yorkeys Knob to the Reef Fleet Terminal (20 min ride). There is a large Yacht Club at this point where you can request they call you a taxi, if there are not already taxi's waiting.

    Regards,

    Nigel

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 12th Aug 12 at 13:24

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    Hi just wondering if we can book it when we get to Cains? Also how many people in the submarine?

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    Hi Angela, yes you certainly can book the Green Island Reef Rocket cruise once you arrive in Cairns however bear in mind that activities do book out days, sometimes weeks in advance and therefore your desired days of travel may not be available once you get there.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 20th Jun 12 at 19:34

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    IS THIS SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR
    OR WALKER -LADY HAS CEREBRAL
    PALSY-WANTS TO EXPERIENCE GLASS
    BOTTOM BOAT VIEWING FISH & CORAL.

    IS IT A ROUGH VOYAGE

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    Hi Deseree, yes Reef Rocket does cater for wheel chair access but this is limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them. Depending on tides it may be necessary to embark/disembark from different levels on the boat. Coral viewing and glass bottom boat activities are subject to the weather and the extent of the passenger’s mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist. Please note that the toilets on the vessel are not wheelchair accessible but there are disabled toilets available on the island. Please advise at the time of booking in the 'additional information' box if you have any wheelchair bound passengers travelling. These guidelines apply to standard wheelchairs only. We are not able to accommodate electric wheelchairs on any of the vessels or coaches.

    The voyage can be a little rough at times but the vessels are large enough that this is not really an issue. Complimentary Travel Calm ginger tablets are provided on board Reef Rocket. These are a natural tablet that eases travel and motion sickness for those that require it.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd May 12 at 09:58

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    Good afternoon,
    My wife and I are both non swimmers but would like to see some of the ocean delights.
    What is the cost for an adult to do the half day tour with glass bottom boat and semi-submersible viewing? (no snorkelling). We will be staying at Lake Placid caravan Park, are transfers available and if yes, at what additional cost? We've heard that the coral in this area is dead, are we likely to see any coral?
    Many thanks

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    Hi Trevor and Maxine, to do the half day reef tour with glass bottom boat the price is $79 per person. Transfers are available at an additional $16 per person from Cairns. If you want to do the semi submersible viewing you can book this on the day for an additional $20. The coral in Green Island is alive but not as abundant as the outer reef. If you are wanting to see more coral/wildlife you would be better opting for an outer reef boat day trip. These trips can be found on our site under the category "Great Barrier Reef."

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 15th May 12 at 16:20

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    I will be arriving in Yorkey's Knob on Tues 3rd April on the Pacific Dawn. I am travelling in a group of 16 people & I believe most of us are interested in the Half Day Green Island Reef Cruise. I'm not sure how we would get to the Cairns Marina from the ship & even if we would make it in time as the ship is in Port from 9am - 6pm. Can you please advise if it would be possible for us to do this excursion. It sounds great !!

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    Hi Helen. You wouldn't be able to make the morning Green Island half day tour with Reef Rocket as this departs from Cairns marina at 9am however you could book the 1pm departure (12.30pm check in). This returns to the Cairns marina by 5pm. The Cairns marina is located about 20 minutes drive from Yorkey's Knob so I don't know if your cruise ship has organised transfers into to town for you? If not you could get a taxi for around $35 each way.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 14th Mar 12 at 12:45

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