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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip to Green Island from Cairns, including an amazing and easy underwater experience with the Seawalker Helmet Dive! You'll go into the water with your guide and be surrounded by the colorful fish and coral of the Great Barrier Reef, all while keeping your head dry. In addition, you'll have plenty of time to see more sights when snorkeling from the beach, taking a glass-bottom boat cruise or walking in the rainforest.


  • Great Barrier Reef and Green Island day-trip from Cairns
  • See the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Walk along the sea floor during a Seawalker Helmet Dive and watch vibrant marine life around you, no experience needed
  • Choose from a variety of activities including a glass-bottom boat tour, snorkeling and rainforest walks
  • Have the option of a buffet lunch on the luxurious catamaran that transports you to Green Island
  • Optional hotel pickup and drop off available from Cairns hotels

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What You Can Expect

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns Including Seawalker Helmet Dive

Green Island

The coral cay of Green Island is located in a marine national park covered by lush rainforest and sandy white beaches. Magnificent coral reefs are home to colorful fish, giant clams, turtles, sea anemones and other marine life.

The Seawalker Helmet Dive is perfect for non-swimmers or anyone who might not be confident in the water. With a guide accompanying you, you’ll walk on the bottom of the ocean and get the amazing experience of seeing colorful Great Barrier Reef fish and coral up close! Your head stays dry in the helmet, allowing you to wear glasses or contacts and keep your makeup and hair dry. It takes 45-60 minutes from the start of the briefing until you’re back on dry land.

In the morning, you’ll check in at the centrally-located Reef Fleet Terminal where your Seawalker Helmet Dive time slot will be confirmed. Then board a luxurious high-speed catamaran to cruise the 15 nautical miles (27 kilometers) to Green Island.

On the way to Green Island, your crew will give a snorkeling demonstration and suggestions on how to make the most of your time at the island. Choose from a variety of activities in addition to the Seawalker Helmet Dive: glass-bottom boat tours, supervised snorkeling trips and rainforest walks.

Aboard the catamaran, you’ll be provided with morning tea or coffee, a licensed bar offers beverages all day (own expense), and a buffet lunch is served for those who have chosen the option.

If you’d like to visit Green Island Resort, you can make use of their facilities–including showers, changing rooms, restrooms, shopping and equipment hire. Or take a short walk one of the trails in the national park. Canoes, sailboards, surf skis, beach chair and umbrella rentals are also available.

You’ll be returned to Cairns around 5pm to end the tour.

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The buffet lunch includes: (if option selected)

  • Chicken and vegetable stir fry noodles in a sweet chili sauce
  • Tasty beef and vegetable curry
  • Vegetarian pasta of the day
  • Steamed Jasmine rice
  • Cold meat selection of sliced Champagne ham, roast beef, turkey and mild Hungarian salami
  • Mesclun salad - mixed lettuce leaves
  • Coleslaw salad with red and green cabbage and carrot tossed in mayonnaise
  • Tomato and cucumber salad with onion and feta cheese
  • Salads of diced beetroot and sweet corn
  • Grated tasty cheese
  • Fresh bread
  • Seasonal tropical fruit platter
Menu subject to change

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Outstanding experience!

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