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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Cairns City, Australia
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef and the rain forest on a Green Island day trip
  • Variety of activities including glass-bottom boat tours, semi-submarine coral viewing tours, scuba diving, and snorkeling
  • Buffet lunch option available
  • Choice of early or late morning departures

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This customizable tour includes a choice of departure time, pickup, lunch, and activities.
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Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
Morning tea / coffee (served on 9am full day only)
Buffet lunch (if option selected)
Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkeling gear for the day
Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)
Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Optional activities. (Can be booked locally, subject to availability. Payable locally. Introductory Scuba Dive AU$152, Seawalker Helmut Dive AU$165, Semi-submersible Coral Viewing Tour AU$20)
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Flotation vests and lycra suits are available for hire
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
One of Australia’s protected Marine National Parks, the low-lying coral cay of Green Island is situated 15 miles (27 kilometers) off the coast of Cairns and provides an excellent base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Choose from two different morning departure times to suit your sightseeing schedule, and climb aboard a luxurious air-conditioned catamaran for the cruise to the island.

Once you step ashore, choose from a wide variety of activities to design your perfect day (additional expenses may apply). Snorkel straight from the beach to swim among tropical fish and coral gardens, embark on a scuba diving tour or try the unique Seawalking experience, where a helmet allows you to breathe underwater while surrounded by swimming marine life. If you prefer not to get wet, you can still get a great view of the giant clams, sea turtles, and tropical fish below the surface with a tour on a glass-bottom boat or upgrade to ride on a semi-submarine.

If you choose the lunch option at booking, enjoy a delicious buffet meal aboard the catamaran midday. (See Itinerary below for a sample lunch menu.) Grab a drink at any time from the fully licensed onboard bar (own expense). 

At Green Island Resort, feel free to use the facilities including showers, restrooms and changing rooms to stay comfortable throughout the day. You can also hire beach chairs, umbrellas, canoes, sailboards and surf skis from the resort and take advantage of several walking tracks to explore the island’s tropical rain forest landscape. 

After your time soaking up the island paradise, relax on the return catamaran cruise to Cairns.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
Explore the Great Barrier Reef island either with a glass bottom boat tour or snorkelling equipment.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Green Island
Walk through the rainforest or enjoy exploring the coral gardens the the beach.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Great Barrier Reef
View some of the amazing marine life at Green Island. View turtles, fish, sharks and stingrays from the glass bottom boat, semi-submersible or by snorkelling.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available but limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Green Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Green Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Green Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Green Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Green Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Green Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Green Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Green Island Day Trip from Cairns.

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Traveller Tips


  • "You had to pay to use the boat's lockers, so bring a bag to tote your gear if you don't want to haul it around while exploring the island or bring it back to the boat." See review
  • "Note: If you get easily motion sick, please be prepared if it is windy day you will be okey, and when you are on Green Island it is not bad at all." See review

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Day trip to Green Island
Bikash_B
, Apr 2021
It is a life time experience Snorkelling and swimming in the Great Barrier Reef. Strongly recommend a family with young kids.
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Great day!!!
Ralph_M
, Apr 2021
The island, swimming and snorkeling ! Good food and the staff were wonderful and friendly ! The boat was clean and tidy
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Boring trip
Monika_K
, Apr 2021
It was not interesting and nothing to do there, Snorkling ok but no atractions. Poor food there. Expensive burgers and drinks!
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Wonderfull day out.
Jacklyn_R
, Mar 2021
The semi Sub was great and snorkelling on the outer reef was amazing. Very informative. Reccommended
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Fantastic experience
Stefan_J
, Mar 2021
Relaxing cruise out to the island with a very friendly and helpful crew. Green island crocodile sanctuary was brilliant, Sumer sable and snorkelling were both memorable, the whole day was just brilliant.
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SNUBA was the best part!
Elizabeth_M
, Mar 2021
Snuba was an awesome experience. Ben the instructor was super patient and it gave me the experience of scuba diving without all the fuss. Be careful when signing up for activities before you go, I overbooked myself and wasn’t able to see the crocodile feeding on the island..
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Perfect Day Out
DanielB
, Feb 2021
Great day out. Plenty of time on the island and in the water. Saw turtles, rays and plenty of fish. Would recommend snorkling near the pier to see more marine life.
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Green Island, great day!!
Darren_J
, Jan 2021
Our day on Green Island was great. We were fortunate to swim with Sea Turtles, had a great snorkelling safari further out on the reef with a Marine Biologist and other snorkelling activities. We were not fortunate with the weather but that did not dampen day and the crew were just great.
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Fabulous way to spend a day!
Naomi_S
, Jan 2021
Excellent tour to a beautiful part of the world. Easy and very well organised. Lots of great activity options on the Island :-)
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Muxups extraordinaire
Lindell_C
, Jan 2021
Victoria messed up my booking and had wrong departure times. Very very careless and as the tour was booked up at the time I booked, they really should have let me know I was supposed to leave 2 hours earlier. It nearly messed up my whole holiday. Poorly done Victor. I won't be booking any more tours with Victor. I already let my friends know.
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