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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island by Helicopter and Cruise

Soak up the sun on Green Island when you’re in port in Cairns, and experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air and the sea. Flying in a helicopter from Cairns, you’ll enjoy aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef on this scenic shore excursion before landing at Green Island. Spend the day relaxing by the pool and enjoying a buffet lunch on this lovely tropical island, then cruise back to Cairns on board a luxury catamaran.


  • Green Island shore excursion and cruise from Cairns
  • See spectacular views on a scenic helicopter flight to Green Island
  • View the coral of the Great Barrier Reef from a glass-bottom boat
  • Snorkel the clear waters
  • Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Cruise back to Cairns by luxury catamaran
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island by Helicopter and Cruise

Green Island by helicopter

You'll be picked up from the cruise port and taken to the Cairns City Helipad. Fly over the city and on to Green Island by helicopter where you’ll see Cairns from above, then fly over the ocean to the Great Barrier Reef. Look out for whales and dolphins swimming in the water below, and trace the lacy outlines of the coral reef as the water changes from deepest blue to pale azure and laps the white-sand beach circling Green Island.

It’s up to you how you spend your time on tropical Green Island. Relax by the island’s swimming pool or under a palm tree on the sands, snorkel the surrounding reef or view the coral from a glass-bottom boat.

Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch (own expense) on the island, then take a walk around the coral cay island or go for a swim in the pool.

After a relaxing time on Green Island, enjoy a cruise back to Cairns by luxury catamaran to experience the laidback lifestyle of Queensland’s tropical coast.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Cairns cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
From USD $ 338.95

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