Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Green Island Half Day Trip from Cairns. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Went very well. The staff at terminal and on boat were very helpful.
Only do the half day tour if you are really short of time. Once on Green Island, it is very hard to leave at 12 noon!
The captain runs a tight ship and was prompt and comfortable. You have plenty of options to spend your time around the island on this half day trip.
Overall, the experience was great, but the staff could have been a little bit more friendly. Otherwise, it was fantastic!
If this is your only chance to see the Great Barrier Reef - take it. But if you can afford to go further out - do that.
Didn't realise so many people would be out there we did the half day would highly recommend the full day to explore it all
A nice trip to see a barrier island with a chance to snorkel. Glass bottom boat trip enhanced the experience. High winds created muddy water so that we did not see the colors and variety of fish that we would have liked.
Trip was fine but the reef here is not all that great, brownish in colour, so if you want to see all the colours head to the outer reef.
I enjoyed a quick catamaran trip to Green Island, followed by snorkelling/semi-sub/walk around island. Semi-sub is a great way to see reef! This tour is ideal if you're short on time. If you have more time then Viator's full day tours (Fitzroy Island and reef pontoon) are better. More fish, more pristine (less touristy) island.
The glass bottomed boat and semi-sub were interesting and did provide for the viewing of many coral and fish. However, Green island itself, offered no allure. A museum or perhaps another structure that offered more information about the reef and island would have been beneficial to tourists.
Loved the submarine.
It was quite interesting and obviously any visit to Cairns must include a visit to the reef. If you like snorkling and enjoy a day on the beach then a day trip is fine. Otherwise the 4 hour trip is sufficient.
Disappointing. I would not recommend it, nor do it again myself. The windows in both the glass bottom boat and the submarine need replacing. It is obvious that they are old, somewhat cloudy, and scratched. Also, the reef is colorless in most of the area. Some Australian people had said don't do it, and I should have listened. One good point, you do see a lot of fish. But, can't take good pictures through the windows because of their condition.