We took a ferry to Green Island, then took a glass bottom boat to the Great Barrier Reef, and then a submarine. They're similar, but the sub gives a closer look at the amazing fish and plant life. The island doesn't have much on it, but many people went snorkeling, which looked like fun. There's time to do all 3 activities, but the snorkeling will be short. I recommend doing this half day tour, then in the afternoon, adding the gondola ride to Daintree Rain Forest and returning by train.
We had a limited amount of time so we did two half day tours on the same day without problem. Enough time to go on glass bottom boat better then we expected, snorkel, and walk around the vey small island.
it was great had the best time every loved all off it meet some wonderfully poeple on the trip xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.
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 :)
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)
Well worth the full day trip, because even then, you don't get a lot of time to snorkel before you do the glass bottom boat tour, and then about an hour after that gets back, it's time to depart for Cairns. I recommend going on the 9am or 9:30 am departure.
Absolutely spectacular! Half day not long enough, would have like to stay for the whole day. Staff wonderful. Swam with sea turtles! Highly recommended!
Lovely tour. Enjoyed the glass bottom tour and the snorkelling .
This was a great tour which catered well for those who wanted to be in the water as well as those who preferred just to observe the reef. It was very well-organised with the timing of activities just right. The only slow part of the tour was lining up to trade vouchers in for tickets at the beginning of the day. Apart from that it was thoroughly enjoyable!
We did the half day experience and whilst our time was limited, we saw and experienced so much it was awesome. We were booked on the Semi Submersible and the glass bottom boat which were very different but both extremely worthwhile trips. The weather was perfect and the staff were most helpful. We had fun and saw some of the most amazing sights. Highly recocmmended.
I enjoyed the trip to a gr8 extent. This trip was in fact memorable and the crew was exceptional. I've no negative feedback coz this was perfect to recommend to all my friends. Definately worth the money. A small suggestion - When I booked them online via Viator.com, I could not see the company I was travelling and the exact venue in my ticket.
Carol S USA
Had a great time. The views were great. Feeding the kangaroos and holding the Koala was the best.
The catamaran is a great way to get from Cairns to Green Island. Excellent option if that's what you're keen to do. Recommended.
Would be better if you could hire snorkel gear on island to save dragging around, otherwise a wonderful day
Staff very helpful and friendly, saw lots of fish but only because they get fed so of course they come up to the boats. Saw two sea turtles and small stingrays. Perhaps if this had been the outer reef there would have been more variety, but this was a half day tour and only 45 minutes to Green Island whereas the outer reef is 90 minutes away