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Jetboat Extreme the Gold Coast Ultimate Jetboat Adventure ride. This activity is recognized by Gold Coast locals and Gold Coast tourists alike as being one of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out. Jetboat extreme activities are an adrenaline rush you'll never forget when you visit the Gold Coast.
Welcome to the Australian Kayaking Adventures website. We pride ourselves in making our adventures the safest and most fun you can have with a paddle. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, our adventures are conducted on the pristine waters of the Broadwater, where we regularly see all kinds of Marine life (eg Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays) and thousands of sub tropical fish.
Marvel at the scenery from the secluded islands and enjoy a delicious continental breakfast on the beach, and don’t forget to try our very popular homemade muffins.
If you have a group of 15 or more, check out our teambuilding page and we can customise an adventure for your needs.
Our tours are conducted on the beautiful Broadwater on the Gold Coast. The water where we conduct our tours are protected by surrounding islands, with mild sub-tropical temperatures and around 10 to 15 metres visibility. Winter water temperature is approximately 19 degrees and Summer water temperature is approximately 26 degrees. We provide wetsuits during winter for your added comfort.
You will see abundant wildlife from Turtles, Dolphins, Stingrays, and colourful sub-tropical fish to Whales in the migration months of May-Nov.
Australia’s most exciting Jet Boat ride’™… The Gold Coast is the adventure capital of Australia and Jet boating is the new, must do activity for the whole family! Experience the ultimate dose of extreme adrenaline packed adventure on your Surfers Paradise jet boat ride including extreme 360* spins, awesome wake surfing, high speed drifting and incredible ‘Beach Buzzing’. “It’s more than just a thrill ride...It’s an adventure”
Your exciting thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater is action packed full of incredible high speed slides and drifts, exciting 360* spins, awesome beach buzzing and nose offs. Your adventure takes you around Wavebreak Island, past the mansions of Sovereign Island and weaving through the mangrove channels of the Aldershots. Then, buzzing the beaches and shallows of South Stradbroke Island past Sea World and Palazzo Versace all the way home.
Your extreme adventure takes place on one of the safest and most advanced jet boats operating on the Gold Coast. Powered by either a V8 race tuned, big block 502 Chevy or a high performance, turbo charged 500hp ‘new age’ diesel engine. Our boats are FAST, manoeuvrable and agile, allowing us to do all of the wicked spins, exciting fish tails and of course our famous adrenalin pumping 360* spins!
Paradise Jet Boating is the only jet boat company departing from Main Beach directly into the Broadwater freestyle area. Our competitors need to travel through the speed restricted zone from Surfers, wasting over 15 minutes of their trip at 6knots. This allows us the extra time needed to reach the more secluded and interesting areas of the Broadwater...providing More Fun and Better Value.
We are actually the only jet boating company permitted to access the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park, providing you with an exclusive adventure through more scenic and secluded areas of the Broadwater and the opportunity to view Wallabies, Dolphins and other wildlife.
We also provide FREE return transfers aboard our unique, 10 seat, open air, stretch “Super Jeep”, one of only 2 vehicles of it’s kind in Australia. We cruise along Surfers Paradise Esplanade enjoying the iconic views of the beachfront and high rise lined streets...then through Main Beach’s exclusive Tedder Avenue. Lined with fashionable boutiques and alfresco dining, this is a hot spot for local socialites and visiting celebrities. That’s a second tour free!
Freecall 1300 JET BOAT (538 262)
Take a journey to another world at UnderWater World (Australia), Queensland's largest Oceanarium and Aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other predators and surround yourself in the beauty of thousands of coral fish.
Walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals including giant sharks, stingrays, sawfish and tropical reef fish without getting your feet wet. You can view the shark feeding or watch a shark dive from the 80 metre transparent tunnel in the 2.5 million litre Oceanarium.
Our most popular attraction though is our highly entertaining seal and otter shows where you’ll soon discover the highly amusing personalities of our family of mammals.
Exciting wreck diving is to be had at the historic \'Llewellyn\' site, east of Mackay on the Great Barrier Reef. The steamer was last seen departing Cape Capricorn Lighthouse on 17 July 1919 and disappeared during heavy gales as it sailed from Rockhampton to Bowen. The location of the vessel remained a mystery until 1997, when the shipwreck was located 35 kilometres east of Mackay.
Drop Zone, off Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef is a drift dive with attitude! Drop into this dive and let the current do its thing. Soft corals, whip corals, staghorn forests and resident turtles. As with all strong currents, keep your eyes peeled for pelagic activity.
The Gold Coast Seaway offers diving for the beginner to advanced. There are two pipes that protrude from the Southern Seaway wall.
This dive site is divided into 4 main areas: South Wall (including the Sand Bypass Pipe and the Short Pipe) - great marine biodiversity; North Wall - schools of pelagic fish, wobbegong and whaler sharks; South-West Wall - beach entry and home to little critters. Wave Break Island - excellent for snorkelling, intro and learn to dive.
Experience the wonderful Maroochy River, one of the Sunshine Coast's premier recreation areas. The river is well-known as a popular fishing ground with bream, whiting and flathead being the main catch. We also will provide you with local fishing knowledge and the best places to try on the day. Navigable up to Dunethin Rock picnic area (approx 20km from the river mouth). Pack a picnic lunch, or pick up snacks and drinks from our shop and cruise the river, or enjoy lunch at one of the hotels or restaurants where there are safe moorings. You can also visit Cotton Tree shops and markets, or moor your boat and walk to the surf beach.
A variety of hire craft for every budget including 6 & 8-seater fishing boats, half-cabins & runabouts, super steathy plastic polycrafts for ambushing fish and twin-hull pontoon cruisers for groups up to 10. If you want something big - take out a luxury barbecue/party pontoon for groups of 8-12 people. They have deluxe 4-burner gas barbecues plus single gas burner for the kettle, picnic tables & comfortable seating, sink unit with drinking water on tap, onboard chemical toilet, weatherproof roll-down see-through blinds, key start quiet 4-stroke engine plus power steering trim & tilt. We also have rod hire, esky hire, live bait, tackle, ice, crab pot hire, yabby pump hire, snacks and drinks available in store.
There is disabled access to the shop and large pontoon style boats with a ramp.
Experience the latest in extreme sport at Suncoast Cable Watersports Bli Bli where you can master the art of Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Wakeskating or Waterskiing with the help of trained professionals on the dock.
Just a 2-hour flight north from Melbourne will land you at Maroochydore Airport. A 5 minute drive from there can have you standing on the dock ready to go shred the most obstacle littered Cable Wakeboard lake in Australia. Bli Bli's Suncoast Cable Watersports Cable park boasts world class kickers and sliders to suit all skill levels from beginner’s right up to advanced. This allows everyone the opportunity to take their riding to the next level.
The standard price includes life-jacket and selection of kneeboards, skurfboards, wakeboards and skis. Pro model wakeboards and wakeskates are available for hire for an additional fee. Eftpos and major credit cards are accepted.
Free barbecue facilities are available. Or you can enjoy a meal, fresh roasted coffee or a beverage, lakeside at the fully licensed Cypress Café.
*Children under the age of 10 years and 35 kg are not eligible to participate unless they have their own life jacket
Reality Cruises is a family owned and operated business that has been operating in South East Queensland for over 12 years. It owns and operates a 25m liveaboard dive vessel, "Big Cat Reality".
This unique vessel allows Reality Cruises to offer a number of amazing experiences that take you to destinations that you can usually only dream about. "Big Cat Reality" offers weekend liveaboard dive trips in the stunning Moreton Bay Marine Park. We also offer 4 or 5 day Bunker Group trips to the amazing world of the Great Barrier Reef - off Bundaberg.
Our experience in the industry includes running 10-70m vessels in the local area as well as up and down the Queensland coast for the last 25 years.
Queensland Day Tours specialises in guided four wheel drive tour to Fraser and Moreton Islands. The crew are carefully selected and trained to interact with you and provide a fun filled and exciting island adventure.
Queensland Day Tours has been operated by the owners since 1998. They place great emphasis on safety, crew selection and training, and the maintenance of quality products, ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. Get wrecked on one of their wild Moreton Island sand boarding safaris. Or experience the beautiful Fraser Island.
Roar into excitement on the waters of Hervey Bay on one of our thrill machines and experience the hottest adrenalin rush you'll ever have. Or take your fun at a slower pace with some of our other great beach hire equipment.
It's all waiting for you right here at Aquavue Cafewatersports.
Everyone wants to see Fraser Island but we can show you a part of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Straights that few tourists get to see. Come with us on a jetski tour of Fraser Island and see the pristine waters and the secluded bays and inlets that others miss and see it all with an adrenalin rush that you'll never forget!
Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks is one of the oldest running operations on the east coast established in 1993. Its owner Steve is an Australian Canoeing Advanced Level 3 sea kayak Guide, Instructor & Assessor who has been kayaking for 35 years, teaching and guiding around the world for over 25 years.
They operate the regions first and the islands only Advanced Ecotourism Certified tour with the emphasis on viewing nature in the wild, to take only photos and leave only footprints while discovering Magnetic Island’s National and Marine Parks and are committed to climate change.
Koorana Crocodile Farm on the Capricorn Coast of Central Queensland, Australia is an Australian Federal Government approved breeding farm using F2 generation captive bred crocodiles. Koorana also features a quality Restaurant where the visitor can indulge crocodile meat and crocodile pies along with other wonderful meals.
Koorana has tours for the tourist, visitor and special tours can be arranged for schools and other Educational Organizations. Koorana produces the highest quality australian salt water crocodile leather products. The range includes crocodile skins, crocodile bags, crocodile hats, crocodile belts, and crocodile wallets. Koorana can supply educational information for teachers and students alike. Koorana can offer approved training in crocodile capture and handling.
Everyone from first timers right through to experienced anglers can rest assured that we provide a real fishing experience not just a boat ride.
Our highly motivated, experienced owner/skippers are committed to providing the best possible Gold coast fishing tour every time.
The gold coast region boasts a large variety of pelagic surface fish whilst bottom dwelling reef fish abound in our semi tropical waters. Species include Snapper, Pearl perch, Jewfish mulloway, Marlin, Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna and many more.
We are also lucky enough to watch the Humpback whales migrating during the winter months, with whale sightings on almost every tour during this period.
Dolphins, sharks, and turtles are regularly encountered and for the bird lovers there is plenty to see too, marine bird life includes Gulls, Terns, cormorants, Sea eagles and the mighty Albatross.
First time and experienced anglers, sightseers, mum, dad, kids, grandparents, the boys' or the girls' day out, all are extremely welcome on BK's Gold Coast Fishing Charters and gladly assisted by your skipper and deckhand in a safe, fun, friendly atmosphere.
Corporate / work group team building fun is also our forte, eg, novelty prize/trophy categories include ~ the first, most, biggest and smallest fish, "The Einstein" and "Your Shout", its a lota laughs, please enquire.
Your boat for your adventure is a twin hulled, wide-bodied, stable, 10 metre Cougar Catamaran that is powered by 2 quiet, smokeless, powerful 250hp Yamaha, four stroke motors.
We provide MAXIMUM fishing time for you, it's only 15 minutes boat driving time to our first Pacific Ocean reef, a proven hot spot where our guests regularly catch spanish, spotted and school mackerel, cobia, tuna, shark, tailor and blue spotted reef flathead.
Of particular note, especially for the ladies, the toilet is electric flushing, extremely clean and highly sanitized. It is complemented with an electric fresh water tap with basin, liquid soap, mirror and disinfectant deodorizers.
We supply quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, overhead and spinning, left handed outfits are available. No stretch, feel every bite, "Super Braid", Berkley "Whiplash" fishing line is also supplied.
Due to our lower overheads i.e. (High Tech economical Yamaha 250hp four stroke motors, no marina fees, tackle and bait purchasing in bulk and owner operator family staff) we are the LOWEST PRICE fishing charters on the Gold Coast.
Adam Austin & his crew are operating on the Fabulous Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba, we welcome all new and previous customers to join us aboard "Sea View" for your next fishing or cruising adventure.
There are several Sunshine Coast trip options to suit everyone from the novice to the experienced angler. You can choose from a half day trip to fish the productive close reefs of the Sunshine Coast or take a 3/4 day or full day to the Barwon Banks or Wide Caloundra. For the ultimate Sunshine Coast fishing adventure join Odyssey Charters on a Maxi Day trip to fish the northern fishing grounds at The Hards.
Sunshine Coast Fishing Charters deep-sea Queensland Australia game and reef fishing tours include deep-sea fishing game fishing reef fishing estuary fishing river fishing bay fishing calm water fishing - ideal for every angler The largest and most Professional Fishing Charters on the Sunshine Coast these operators know where the spots are and how to catch big fish.
Sunshine Coast Fishing charters are one of the largest, longest running and most respected offshore fishing services in South East Queensland, Australia.
MIRAGE BOAT HIRE has been established for over 25 years, the longest period any boat hire company has been on the Gold Coast. It was originally two companies, one named POPEYE’S BOAT HIRE and the other CAPTAIN BARB E BOAT HIRE, which was appropriate in the good old days when Crocodile Dundee visited the Gold Coast. Today, however, with the tremendous growth and numerous entertainment attractions on the Gold Coast, the modern tourist rightfully expects a better quality boat and service excellence. The names were changed to MIRAGE BOAT HIRE to reflect the upmarket quality of the boats and service we provide to our clients. No expense was spared to provide you with the LARGEST and MOST LUXURIOUS fleet to choose from. Our boats are all maintained to the highest mechanical and safety standards and offer you the best quality possible, to ensure that you have a wonderful day cruising the beautiful Nerang River and Broadwater. Our boats are all fully upholstered, including the half cabin area for your comfort, as well as full covers to protect you from the elements. Our large fleet of 22 boats caters for every need, from the mini speedboats, various size half cabins from 15’ to 20’, Sweetwater Party Pontoons, BBQ Pontoons onto the large 33’ BBQ Party Pontoon, Four Winns Bowrider and a 45 person party cruiser.
BBQ Pontoons are full day hire only ex for weekdays from May to Sept, surcharges apply on Public Hols and some weekends.
Captain Jim Kelly established the business in 1987, making Brisbane Cruises the oldest family business on the Brisbane River.
If you’re looking for a boat cruising adventure to explore Brisbane, Moreton Bay, St Helena Island Penal Settlement, Bribie Island or the Bremer River, look no further. Our wealth of boating experience, detailed knowledge of waterways, regular maintenance of our boats and highly trained staff, means you can relax and enjoy the scenery while we take care of the behind the scenes details. Jim shops at the local markets daily to ensure the food we serve is fresh and appetising. Visit our website to discover more details about our regular day cruises and the many celebratory function events we specialise in.
Coochie Boat hire is located just 40 mins south of Brisbane and 40 mins north of the Gold Coast right on the beautiful sandy beach beside the jetty at Coochiemudlo Island, the jewel of Morton Bay. Coochiemudlo Island is a subtropical paradise hidden right on the doorstep of Brisbane, with an enjoyable short 7 minute ferry ride from Victoria Point in the Redlands and you can have your toes in golden sands lapped by calm, clear waters where Turtles, Dugongs & Dolphins can be seen. Step back in time and feel the relaxed pace of Island life and enjoy a day on the beach. Elly & Dave are there ready & waiting to help you, your family & friends have a fabulous fun filled, safe day on the beach & bay.
Available for your enjoyment & hire any day of the week and on weekends are our great Tinnie & awesome BBQ Boat BBQ/Party Pontoons (No Boat Licence Required). A spot of fishing, spending quality fun time with family & friends & just putting around exploring our beautiful Coochiemudlo island, we are sure the whole family will enjoy a wonderful day on the bay.
Perhaps you might just want to kick back on the beach for a bit and watch the kids play around on some of our fun beach gear that is also available for hire. A guaranteed kids favourite is one of our colourful Aqua Bikes & Paddle Boats or maybe a bit of a paddle around on one of our single & double Kayaks. For the more experienced kayakers circumnavigation of the island takes around 2 hours or for those that prefer a new challenge, you might want to try out one of our new Stand Up Paddle Boards. Lots of fun for the whole family to try!
Deepwater National Park offers peaceful, vehicle-free beaches, important turtle breeding grounds and varied vegetation. Nature lovers will enjoy the range of animals and plants that call this park home. After dark, between January and April, witness turtle hatchings. Explore rock pools at Wreck Rock and picnic or camp at the shady campsite behind the dunes. Bush camping is allowed at Middle Rock.
This park protects sandy beaches, diverse coastal lowland vegetation and the catchment of near-pristine Deepwater Creek, one of Queensland’s few remaining undisturbed coastal freshwater streams
Kayak Noosa makes it easy for you to experience the wonders of kayak paddling by offering people of all capabilities a selection of guided tours, sea kayak instruction, fitness and group kayaking programs including freedom kayak hire and retail sales.
Join one of our guided kayak adventures and experience the thrill of river and ocean paddling and kayak sailing in the amazingly beautiful Noosa region. Our tours range from a relaxing two hour Sunset Session, a half day Ocean and River Adventure through to our Dolphin Adventure where you can experience kayak surfing, snorkel the pristine waters off Noosa National Park and sail your kayak across Laguna Bay.
Join us on a Sea Kayaking Adventure Tour around the magnificent volcanic Noosa National Park and or Riverways! No Experience Required, as you paddle in our brand new safe 1 or 2 person super fast Cabo Ocean Kayaks. See everything Noosa has to offer from a very beautiful and peaceful ocean perspective.
Slide in for the ride of your life at the Gold Coast’s coolest water park, WhiteWater World!
Just a hop, skip and a splash from Dreamworld, combining adrenaline pumping thrills with family style fun in the ultimate Aussie beach paradise.
WhiteWater World boasts all five of the hottest waterslides on the planet as well as Nickelodeon’s Pipeline Plunge and Wiggle Bay.
From family friendly attractions to the most extreme waterslides ever made, WhiteWater World is the ultimate shrine to our sun, sand and sea. It’s water like you’ve never experienced before!
When boarding the overnight scuba diving boat, expect to notice the friendly environment that the expert crew sets as you depart Cairns sailing to your first diving location. once there, you will have plenty of time to take in all of the beautiful corals and marine life in the secluded Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel location. Upon arrival to the boats other diving locations, you will notice that the reef and corals keep getting better and better and the marine life more abundant. While this sailing vessel is not exclusively a dive boat, you will notice that divers are very well catered to with all new dive equipment, and the reef locations are very well suited for those really keen scuba divers.
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explorer Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.
Green Island coral cay is readily identified from the air by its emerald rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.
From its home base in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, award winning and environmentally conscious Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full day and half day cruises.
Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Select from a range of activities including, Snorkelling, Semi-Submarine coral viewing tours, Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours, Seawalker Helmet Diving, Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving, Parasailing. Our friendly crew will help you organise your activities to make the most of your visit to Green Island.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Located just off the Tropical North Queensland coast of Cairns, Australia, the reef is an awe-inspiring underwater spectacle of brilliantly coloured corals and more than 10,000 diverse and unique marine species.
At Sunlover Reef Cruises, we have had the pleasure of introducing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the magic of the Great Barrier Reef through our express daily luxury cruises from Cairns.
We love the reef and we love showing it off. We would love to show you too.
The Carlo offers comfort and convenience in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Karl Kleimeyer the ships owner and master has 27 years experience fishing the swain region, eight years fishing the Gulf and Arnhem Land waters and 10 years fishing Papua New Guinea waters. For 27 years, the Carlo has been a family run business, and we pride ourselves on our personalized service.
The Carlo was built in Karl’s back yard at Cabbage Tree Creek and it took four years to build her. Karl’s Dad organised the timber, the boat builders and materials producing a very strong, seaworthy vessel. Karl’s Mum christened the Carlo, which was a very proud moment. It was just a shame Karl’s Dad was not alive to witness it.
Snorkel Safari Brisbane would like to open its doors and explore with you the 72% of the world that you might not yet be acquainted with -- the underwater world.
We specialise in government accredited diver training from beginners all the way up to those who want to become scuba instructors and beyond. We have a full time instructor certifier and two freediving instructors on staff.
We are Brisbane's only Scuba Schools International Diamond Instructor Training Centre -- the highest level achievable. With the lowest class numbers to instructor ratio, so you can be assured of the highest quality of training provided.
When you choose to begin your dive training with us, you can be confident that we have the experience, expertise and knowledge to enable you to develop all the necessary skills to become a safe, comfortable diver under the guidance of our professional, caring team.
It's time to get closer to nature.
Aussie Waterballs is an Australian owned and operated family business. Our inflatable waterball amusement ride commenced operating on the man-made lake at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast in September 2010.
To encourage people to have fun, try something new and create memorable moments.
To safely assist people to enjoy the unique and thrilling experience of walking on water in an atmosphere of fun and festivity.
Engage. Connect. Be Amazed. Then head off to the real thing..
The fraser coast is a stunning tapestry of nature’s wonders. As part of the Great Sandy Biosphere, our diverse natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon!
The discovery sphere provides the ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the beauty of our region.
Children can meet our loveable Harvey the Whale and get hands-on with interactive challenges and activities. Have your photo taken alongside the magnificent twelve metre high sculpture of Hervey Bay’s iconic whale, Nala, and soak up some culture at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.
Walk on water without getting wet with Funballz®. The peoples' verdict is in, "This is the funniest ever". Come on down and try it. You can choose the Waterz (a round ball) for a solo adventure, or if you prefer to have one or two mates with you for even more fun, there are the Longz (a cylindrical ball).
It is great fun and a not so serious workout. You can also hire Funballz for your next event, party, school fete etc. No bookings required.
Australian Tallship Cruises offer guests plenty of variety on their Whitsunday Sailing Adventure. Cruise the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park onboard a magnificent, fully crewed sailing holiday. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, taking a guided island bush walk with an eco certified tour or simply relax on a beach. On your Whitsunday Sailing Adventure, you are able to experience scuba diving with either introductory dive or certified dives available.
The knowledge of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will help ensure that a visit to this magnificent area will provoke wonderful memories, visit world famous Whitehaven Beach or even hunt for Aboriginal artwork on a bushwalk - the possibilities are endless.
Australian Tallship Cruises also offers corporate or private charters for events such as team building, weddings and birthdays.
Let multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises introduce you to Australia's most famous natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. With 30 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style.
They aim to show you the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef - the reef, ancient rainforest and secluded tropical islands most visitors never see. Exclusive reef moorings mean you won't be surrounded by hundreds of other reef visitors, and their small ships accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience.
The beauty of a Coral Princess Cruise is that you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed - as you please. Explore remote coral cays, deserted but for a myriad of colourful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck, in the open-bridge or spa as they cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer. The choice is yours!
Experience Queensland's real wild side on this Great Barrier Reef half day Eco Tour. The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the newly built vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After an exhilarating fast ride of approximately 25 minutes guests enjoy snorkelling two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.
The Skipper and Eco Host ensure the day is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side.
The vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers, allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines. Ocean Safari's check in office is the Boardwalk Cafe, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has advanced Eco Accreditation.
The S.S. YONGALA sank in 1911 with the loss of all aboard creating one of Australia’s most intriguing maritime mysteries as she lay undiscovered for more than half a century.
This enchanted wreck has become home to an incredible array of marine life (see our photo gallery). Giant gropers hang beneath the stern, schools of giant trevally and cobia congregate around the wreck while sea snakes glide harmlessly past divers on their way to the surface. Spot turtles lazily feeding, gracefully sweeping rays and thousands of other creatures on the now coral-encrusted structure.
All this is a mere 30 minutes from shore after a fast and fun ride aboard our purpose built vessel the Yongala Express.
Looking for a fun, exciting day out? Head out to Townsville’s Barra Fishing & Cable Ski Park!
We have awesome cable ski facilities open to all ages and experience levels... Whether you are a complete beginner, or a seasoned pro, we'll ensure you get the ride of your life!
If you prefer something a little more relaxed, drop a line in our Barra ponds, stocked full of beautiful Barramundi up to 120cm! Or enjoy a BBQ in our lovely surrounding bushland.
Enjoy a spectacular fun filled day with friends and the whole family at Townsville’s Barra Fishing & Cable Ski Park!
With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Great Adventures' modern high speed catamarans depart from Cairns daily.
Outer Reef Cruises: Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike can experience this World Heritage environment from the spacious reef activity platform. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of the semi-submersible. For the ultimate reef and island experience in one day, Great Adventures offers the choice of combining the Outer Reef cruise with a two hour stopover on Green Island.
Green Island Cruises: For a tropical island adventure, beautiful Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience. On a Great Adventures fast cat, you'll be there in just 45 minutes and with three departures daily, it's perfect for a full or half day tour.
Ocean Spirit Cruises began operations over 25 years ago when established by a local couple from Cairns.
In May 1995, the company was sold to Macro Corporation Limited, a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
In October 2011, Ocean Spirit Cruises was again sold to Australian Cruise Group - a leading Sydney Harbour based tourism business specialising in online marketing, inbound marketing and strategic consultation.
Australian Cruise Group also operates two major scheduled cruise brands, Magistic Cruises and Sydney Showboats - Market leaders in restaurant quality lunch and dinner cruises on the harbour.
Under the new guidance and control of Australian Cruise Group, Ocean Spirit Cruises is looking forward to a fresh start and bright future where we can continue to educate people about our magnificent reef and provide exceptional quality experiences to all of our guests.
Ocean Spirit Cruises prides itself on its commitment to environmentally sustainable tourism and the development of 100% satisfied guests all of the time. Through the employment of qualified Marine Biologists, we endeavour to provide our guests education through enjoyment, while at the same time contributing actively to conserving the environment.