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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Cairns City, Australia
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Offered in: English


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 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 rainforest on your 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

This customizable tour includes a choice of departure time, pickup, lunch, and activities.
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 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). 

You’ll be welcomed at Green Island Resort 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.

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The green Island is the best!
, Oct 2019
The best tour ever !!!!! Lunch wasn’t great but you can buy other kind of food on the Island. The place is the best!
, Sep 2019
What a bang for my buck! The food was surprisingly good and I had enough time on the island to actually enjoy the island. I am glad I looked this
Great snorkeling trip!
Mike E
, Sep 2019
Lunch was good, if you like Thai cuisine. Snorkeling was good as well, a little short on time but we saw plenty of fish, corals, sea cucumbers and stars, and also a stingray.
, Aug 2019
a full day spent here and we all enjoyed it (family of 4, teenagers). simple snorkeling area good for beginners
Green Island on GBR on Big Cat
, Jul 2019
My wife was seasick on the return to Cairns. The crew were superb - considerate, helpful and professional. She recovered well. Green Island itself is stunning, the Big Cat was very comfortable, lunch was great, the semisubmersible experience unforgettable. A++
Green Island Day Trip
, Jun 2019
Great day, saw lots of fish, turtle and large reef shark. If you want to see bright colourful coral, go to outer reef, Green Island coral not so impressive.
Nothing special
, May 2019
Some of the staff members seemed to be annoyed. The snorkel area we suppose to snorkel at was in some parts to low, we were afraid of destroying the coral with our fins or just body. There is no interaction between staff n guest! Corals almost dead but beautiful variety of fish,turtles,rays. The food was ordinary.
A very rewarding tour.
Willard L
, May 2019
Enjoyed Snuba, though weather windy causing some murkiness. Crew & divers friendly & experienced. Would do it again!
Adam B
, Mar 2019
Great day out, beautiful island, plenty to do and see. The crew and vessel where fantastic. Couldn't have ask for more, we totally enjoyed our day out, would highly recommend
No glass bottom boat canceled,and no refund.
Ljuban C
, Jan 2019
If I know that they going to cancell I would not ,but when we arrived we been told us that we not having glass bottom boat,and that is the reason way I was travelling to Green Island,I"m still expecting money back.

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