Explore the tropical paradise of Green Island on a half day trip from Cairns. Enjoy around two hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef island with time to snorkel and take a glass-bottom boat. You can even take an optional semi-submersible submarine tour to get close to the reef without getting wet.
- Half-day cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef
- Spend two hours on Green Island
- Variety of activities including glass-bottom boat tours, semi-submarine coral viewing tours, scuba diving and snorkeling
- Optional hotel pickup and drop off available from Cairns hotels
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What You Can Expect
The beautiful coral cay of Green Island is a protected Marine National Park, topped with emerald rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. The marine life includes endless varieties of colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, shells, starfish and sea anemones.
Green Island is 15 nautical miles (27 kilometers) from Cairns, and you'll cruise there aboard an air-conditioned catamaran with spacious, luxurious cabins and decks to enjoy Queensland's warm, tropical climate.
En route to Green Island you'll see a snorkeling demonstration and an informative presentation on how you can make the most of your two hours at Green Island. You can take a glass-bottom boat tour and use of snorkeling equipment to get closer to the marine life. There is also an optional semi-submarine coral viewing tour, scuba diving and supervised snorkeling trips. A licensed bar onboard the catamaran offers refreshments throughout the day.
You can also visit Green Island Resort to browse through the shops and use the facilities, including showers, change rooms and restrooms. Canoes, surf skis, sailboards, shade umbrellas and beach lounge chairs are available for hire. The island also has short walking tracks through the national park.
Even though we did not book the sea walker tour, big cat tours helped us with the booking on board the cruise. they also refunded our tours which we did not attend.
Overall the trip was amazing and helpful staff which made the trip worthwhile.
A full day trip is recommended for people who want more of the island.
Fast boat to the island and back to Cairns, good value, friendly helpful crew, great inclusions.
Great trip - should have booked the full day, but loved it
a well organized trip.had a great experience .thank you
We flew into Cairns at 10:30am, and had time to get to the hotel, have lunch, and walk to the main fleet terminal (where all the boats are docked) for our 1:00pm trip to Green Island.
The crew was very nice and friendly.
Nice beach, clear water, and lots of tropical fish.
IMPORTANT: If you suffer from motion sickness, take Dramamine or something before boarding. The ocean was only mildly choppy, but 10 people got sick, and several threw up.
Good value for the money. You get to see a lot in a short time. Lovely place too!
this was a fantastic day ,had so much fun plus the weather was perfect :)
Will be doing this again with our 6 teens
So great!!! But spend the whole day there so that you can snorkel. This was the only location in both Australia and Fiji were we saw lots of sea turtles (and we snorkeled alot on our trip)
, nice people