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We had an amazing day trip to Green
Island, the glass bottom boat trip was spectacular, would recommend it to everyone
Green Island,what a beautiful island especially the reef,it was amazing and so many fish.We booked the submarine and also the glass bottom boat,both of which were fantastic because the water was so clear and
the tour guide was throwing food into the water which brought even more fish around the boats,a must do
trip when you visit cairns.Also the skyrail to Kuranda,that was also a must do outing we had a wonderful 4 days.
Geoff and Donna N Brisbane.
it's good value and enjoyable trip especially for the first time experience for the reef!!
food was great , sea wonderful but visibility due to sand is not so well(maybe it was due to after rain), you can see turtle, stingray..
Wonderful day out! We left at 11, but an earlier dept is more subitable if you really want to live out the island!
Brilliant. Enormous variety of fish and turtles to see whilst snorkelling off the beautiful sandy beaches. I wish we had stayed overnight.
The glass bottom boat trip was great, we saw a lot of beautiful marine lifes, the buffet lunch was ok.
Ferry/catamaran cruise was good and so was the glass bottom boat. Good for trying snorkelling but not many fish or nice coral close to shore to view. Watch out for the cheeky birds that would like to steal your picnic lunch.
The most amazing day. We took Big Cat Cruises day tour including the buffet lunch, snorkeling equipment, glass bottom boat tour and the semi submarine tour.
Words can not describe what it is like snorkeling over the reef, the reef life is fascinating the fish are beautiful. The glass bottom boat gave us the opportunity to see the most beautiful sea turtles snuggled down in the rocks and coral and even little nemos !
The semi sub tour is quite fascinating you are about a metre below the surface and can lol,oat see 360 degrees around you, if you are claustrophobic I wouldn't suggest going in this because it is very cramped.
The staff from the check in counter at the terminal to all the staff in board were excellent, they couldn't be more helpful with info as to the best spots to snorkle helping with equipment etc.
The lunch served on board was plentiful with curry, stir fry, cold meats, salads and fresh fruit included there wasn't anything more you could need. It was all very yummy we got our plates and then say upstairs inside and looked across the reef to the island.
All in all an excellent day worth every single cent
Thank you Big Cat
Green Island is so beautiful. The boat trip there and back was calm and peaceful (luckily). The snorkelling was great and the semi-submersible was fantastic for those of us who don't fancy snorkelling. Just wish we could have stayed longer.
I can't tell how was so wanderful experience that I went through with this trip . Everything was amazing the staff and the food and the snorkeling and diving equipment was good too.thank you so much .nada
Everything is well organised. Sufficient time on the island and plenty to do even you don't want to snorkel.
The trip was so much fun!! The people were so nice and helped me (I have new knees) navigate the semi submersible and the glass bottomed boat!! Amazing trip!
The best value for money, ideal for families and great for those that can't last long on boat trips.
Very good value compared to other operators. Very good service. Will definitely use viator again
Whow! As stated in the details of this package, if you're not an advanced swimmer, then this is the package you should select! On the boat ride to the Island, a large percentage of the passengers actually got sea sick during transit to the Island, which can be expedited if the weather is, as on this day, cloudy or raining. Expect to get or feel sick is the water is rough! Upon arrival at Green Island, I was able to snorkle to the dept of water I felt comfortable in, and, I really enjoyed the view of the corral in the glass bottom boat. Great view of the corral reef/ fishes. I had chosen the package which didn't include the lunch, so I was glad to see that there is a couple of little restuaurants on the Green Island to purchase food. Exciting day in which my only regret was that I didn't have MORE TIME on the Island. This was my 1st time snorkeling, seeing the corral reef, and believe it or not, I actually got to see a Turtle while I was snorkeling. I highly recommend this package and everyone should either rent a underwater camera or, as I did, purchase a waterproof camera, which usually costs around $150-$200 to capture what you will see underwater! Although it rained alittle while I was at Green Island, the view underwater is the same regardless if the sun is shining or if it happens to rain. Great Memory!