Cairns Charter Boats - Green Island Pinnacle Reef

Tour Code: 297

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Private Charter Boat
  • This is the only boat that goes to Pinnacle Reef and it has great diving and snorkelling. You can even take the tender over to Green Island to have a look around 

Included In Price

  • Exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef or Upolu reef areas
  • Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter
  • 4 and ½ hours reef / island time
  • Snorkelling Tuition with in-water assistance if required
  • Personal Snorkel tours
  • High quality Snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel incl prescription masks)
  • Buoyancy snorkel vests
  • Danish Pastries, fresh fruit on boarding
  • Large smorgasbord lunch (prawns, smoked salmon, mixed meat platter / chicken platter / x3 assorted salads / assorted breads)
  • Transfers to and from Green Island
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on way home

The perfect private charter sailing boat from Cairns takes up to 35 of your closest business associates, friends or family on a private dive and snorkelling tour to Pinnacle Reef just off Green Island.

Chartering your own yacht for the day is not out of the question when travelling in large family groups or with groups of friends when visiting Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef as it makes the day just that much more special when the catering and itinerary is all planned according to your personal requests.

Our 16mt (52ft) private charter yacht in Cairns is available for corporate and conference groups from 25-35 passengers (dependant on requirements) making it quite comfortable and spacious as she sails across to a private, pristine part of the world famous Great Barrier Reef known as Pinnacle Reef, located just one kilometre from Green Island.

Our yacht is the only private charter boat to be permitted to moor in this location as it is an exclusively licenced dive site for our charter boat and you can be assured the coral reef below will be totally unspoilt and the marine life always in abundance due to the low impact of visitors to this reef.    

Guests who wish to try and introductory scuba diver or those who are already a certified diver must pre-book dives once your private charter boat booking is confirmed.

All scuba divers must pass the Medical Questionnaire prior to being permitted to scuba dive.  

1 Day Private Boat Charter

Your private charter boat is based in Cairns and is a 16-metre sailing schooner with two mainsails and a jib (spinnaker) with a large wheel in the cockpit for steering. 

The aft section of the boat has shade covers and in summer the forward deck also has a small shade canopy. 

Journey to Pinnacle Reef, Great Barrier Reef

Leaving Cairns at 7.30 - 8.00am, sailing time to Pinnacle Reef is around two hours and you'll then have around 4.5 hours to experience the pristine reef that sits approximately one kilometre offshore from Green Island.

The charter yacht will return to Cairns at 5.00 - 5.15pm, dependant on the wind.

Please note: Guests must be able to get in and out of a dinghy should they wish to go across to Green Island and participate in other in water activities or see the crocodile feeding display at Marineland Melanesia. 

Cairns Charter Yacht Inclusions

  • Snorkelling and all the gear
  • Prescription masks
  • Buoyancy Vests
  • Snorkelling tuition
  • Reef talk by Marine Naturalist
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • A buffet luncheon and a glass of wine or beer
  • Transfers by dinghy to Green Island
  • Fish feeding demonstration

Optional In Water Activities

Choose from a great range of optional extras to make your private charter boat Great Barrier Reef tour extra exciting.

Optional extras must be pre-booked once the boat charter is confirmed to ensure space. 

  • Certified and Introductory scuba diving (medical conditions apply)
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour from Green Island
  • Glass bottom boat tour from Green Island
  • Entry to Marineland Melanesia on Green Island
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Specific meal packages (If different to daily catering menu)
  • Bottle Water
  • Lycra Sun suits

For more Great Barrier Reef private charter boat options please see here

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Departs From


Departure Time


Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Green Island
  • Pinnacle Reef and Green Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



2 hours sailing each way to Pinnacle Reef
4.5 hours to explore/snorkel/scubs dive Pinnacle Reef and Green Island

Available for Purchase / Hire

EMC / Reef Levy of $20 per person not included in the price and will be added to cost

Fitness Level Required



Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Hat, Sunglasses, Towel, Swim wear, Sunscreen

4-14 years

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Terms and conditions apply :

Loss of deposit if tour cancelled by client after confirmation of date.

50% for any cancellation by client 7 days to 5 days prior to date of travel.

75% for any cancellation by client from 4 days prior to date of travel.

100% (No Refund) for any cancellations 3-1 day prior to date of travel.

The company reserves the right to cancel / change boat or destination due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems – If unable to make other arrangements a full refund given.

Exclusive charter cancellation policy given on request.

Cairns Charter Boats - Green Island Pinnacle Reef

Tour Code: 297

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Private Charter Boat



Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 297



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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