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Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island Day Trip

Cairns City, Australia
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6 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Swap your cruise liner for a catamaran on this 6-hour shore excursion from Cairns and sail out to explore the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to the Green Island, where you can snorkel amid schools of tropical fish, hike through the rainforest or admire the colorful corals from a glass-bottomed boat. Alternatively, make the most of optional activities like scuba diving or a Seawalker Helmet dive. This tour is also covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship. Note: Departures only from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns. This tour does not depart from Yorkey's Knob.
  • Green Island shore excursion from Cairns
  • Cruise between Cairns and Green Island by catarman
  • View the coral and the abundant marine-life of the Great Barrier Reef from a glass-bottom boat
  • Snorkel the clear waters of Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Snorkel or scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef while in port in Cairns.


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Poor condition. Smoking area right...
Graham B
, May 2018
Poor condition. Smoking area right near entrance- really? Don't feed the animals or equivalent signs posted, but never enforced.
The tour to Green Island Bay was...
Inder S
, Mar 2018
The tour to Green Island Bay was very enjoyable. We went aboard the catamaran and it took us about 45mins to get there. Once there, we were transferred to glass bottom boat. We were amazed to see the different species of fish, including green back turtles. After the boat tour, we were given sufficient time to explore the island. Some of the people went on scuba diving and others explored the beach and made a good use of the soft silvery sand. This island tour is surely to be remembered for its pristine marine,coral and beach. I recommend for everyone on their visit to Cairns to visit the Green Island.
Large amount of people at sights making...
, Mar 2018
Large amount of people at sights making any type of swimming or snorkelling difficult.
Staff was very friendly and gave us...
, Mar 2018
Staff was very friendly and gave us tips on locations to snorkel and what we would see. Had a wonderful experience. Saw much more sea life including 3 sharks than I thought we would. Boat was very crowded, and lunch onboard was just ok for the price, considering the amount of people you had to wrangle around in order to get a plate. All in all, I recommend this tour. Was a great day!
Paradisical island. Wonderful trip...
, Mar 2018
Paradisical island. Wonderful trip. Unfortunately our cruise ship was anchored at Yorkies Knob which is quite a long way from Cairns so our visit was curtailed.
Green island is pretty, and a...
Dawn Marie G
, Dec 2017
Green island is pretty, and a beautiful place to swim/snorkel. Unfortunately, we didn't see much while snorkeling, so while relaxing, you likely need to go further out if you want to experience more marine life. I only did a half day on the island, which was more than enough for me. They have a pool and some outdoor cafes, shops, a massage place, etc., so you could make a day of it if you're interested.
We did not enjoy Green Island since...
, Nov 2017
We did not enjoy Green Island since we did not snorkel. The island was overcrowded and we thought we could enjoy the hotel, but it was off limits. Way too touristy for us. The catamaran and the glass bottom boat were fine, but we wish we would have just stayed and walk about Cairns.
We had trouble getting our tender...
Joni M P
, Apr 2017
We had trouble getting our tender from the Celebrity Solstice in time for 1100 Green Island tour, but called the office and were told that we missed the 1100 tour, as it was 1110. We were changed free of charge to the 1/2 day trip for 1PM that day. Very nice of them. Took Reef Rocket boat to Green Island and snorkeled from 1:30-3:45PM, forgetting about the glass bottom boat that was included in the price. Beautiful coral and fish and nice island. Had a great time!
The boat ride over to Green Island...
Michael P
, Mar 2017
The boat ride over to Green Island was great. It was full. The snorkeling was fantastic ! The crew told us where the best place was to snorkel.
I was a great sight seeing trip for the...
Claudio P
, Jan 2017
I was a great sight seeing trip for the simple city that it is. Interesting day.

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