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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.
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.
Reef Rocket was great ride to Green Island in 50 minutes from Cairns. Semi Submarine was also good. Glass bottom boat can be skipped. Get there early - these fill up quick and they jam you in like sardines. 25 minutes each. Try for the full day tour. 1/2 day is a little rushed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our half day tour to Green Island. Staff were friendly and very organised.
Great day with a great company, we really loved northern Queenland/ Cairns , great trip
This tour was absolutely beautiful. Our tour was the 1pm and we had hotel pick up, staff very nice and helpfull. When arriving at Green island we had approximately 15mins to wait for Glass bottom boat tour which was fantastic lovely look at the different types of coral and fish. The boat conductor was very informative and funny, and gave us plenty of time to take photos throughout the tour and fish feeding. We purchased the Lycra suits for snorkeling, we had about an hour of snorkeling before we had to be back on board to come back to mainland. Would highly recommend tour for any age group and level of fitness, can take the day at your own pace.
Schedule is a bit tight as only one hour is available for snorkeling and you have to get ready for the glass bottom boat tour. Life jacket is rented at an extra cost of AUS$8, which is not included in the package cost. That was included in other full day reef trip, a little disappointed though. Other than these, a wonderful snorkelling experience at Green Island. My husband and I saw a huge turtle, tons of small and large fish. A very memorable experience at Green Island.
Very well organized. Options were good. On time,from start to finish.
The only place that we saw Turtles, so if you want to snorkle with turtles, this would be the place to do it! We did the submarine tour and glass bottom boat tour, but I dont think both are needed, one will do. They have a museum there that has the world's largest croc, we missed it due to time from both the tours.