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Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns

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Cairns City, Australia
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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the treasures of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on this half-day tour to the lush paradise of Green Island, a protected coral cay. Cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy ample time on the island to spend as you wish. Observe the underwater world where you might spot giant clams, tropical fish, and coral gardens aboard a glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, or upgrade to a semi-submarine tour. You can also explore the emerald rain forest on walking tracks or simply soak up the sun on sandy beaches.
  • Half-day cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy free time on Green Island to spend as you wish
  • Variety of activities including glass-bottom boat tours, coral viewing tours, and snorkeling
  • Travel by luxury catamaran and see the sights from the water
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Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
The 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)
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)

Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
A postcard-worthy splash of emerald green ringed by white sandy beaches, Green Island is a perfect base for exploring Australia’s famed Great Barrier Reef. The low-lying coral cay rests within the National Marine Park just off the coast of Cairns. Customize your tour to this island paradise with the choice of a morning or afternoon departure. 

Board a luxury catamaran and soak up the aquamarine landscape on the cruise to the island. Once ashore, choose from a variety of ways to explore the surrounding coral gardens and tropical rain forest. 

Make use of provided snorkeling equipment to swim with tropical fish, giant clams, and sea turtles, opt for a guided scuba dive (own expense) or view the amazing reef on a glass-bottom boat tour. You can also get a unique perspective of the underwater world on a semi-submarine boat tour (select option at booking).

Visit the Green Island Resort to use facilities, browse shops, and rent beach and watersport equipment including chairs and umbrellas, canoes, sailboards, and surf skis. If you’re in the mood for a snack or refreshment, purchase food and drinks from the resort or the fully licensed bar aboard the catamaran. 

After exploring the reef and island, relax and enjoy the tropical scenery on the return cruise to Cairns.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
This is where guests start their tour, at the Reef Fleet Terminal.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
Spend time at Green Island either snorkelling or join a glass bottom boat tour
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Green Island
A picturesque coral cay situated only an hours boat ride from Cairns. Perfect place for a half day reef/island experience.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 HALF Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

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

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

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  • "There are plenty of trails to walk around the island if you wish, however 4 hours isnt alot of time if you want to try and do as much as possible." See review

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Green Island a must
krazy695
, Feb 2020
I picked this as a last minute tour and did not regret it. The journey there and back was comfortable and the crew friendly. Did the optional glass bottom tour and also did the semi submersible as I am not a confident swimmer and this allowed me to still see the reef.
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Snorkling
ukbar10
, Jan 2020
Nice trip to island. Can hire jelly fish anti sting suit for $8 (from ferry). Island was ok. Crew were friendly.
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Bad timing
laceypeters
, Jan 2020
My main complaint about this trip was bad timing of the extra I booked. The extra semi submersible ride was scheduled directly in the middle of the time on the island. It’s a fair walk from the end of the jetty to the snorkeling spot. So a lot of time was wasted walking back and forth between the activities and I only had about 30 mins on each side of the semi-sub to snorkel and felt rushed. I would advise booking a full day. Or having the semi-sub either as soon as you arrive at the island or right before you leave.
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star-5
December 2019
yukarimobile
, Dec 2019
Enjoyed the trip alot, I did the snorkeling at Green Island. There are plenty of trails to walk around the island if you wish, however 4 hours isnt alot of time if you want to try and do as much as possible. Staff was very helpful, and would definitely do it again.
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Highly recommend if you are short of time
sange2019474
, Nov 2019
The boat and the snorkeling gear was clean. We did snorkeling and submarine. Right bang on time both ways. Highly recommend if you are short of time.
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Great Trip
CincinnatiGolfer43
, Oct 2019
We were thoroughly satisfied with this trip and experience. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Cairns..
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Half day snorkel and glass bottom boat
tassiecruisy
, Oct 2019
Party of 4 caught the boat over to Green Island. Smooth trip. 2 of us chose to snorkel. 2 of us chose to do glass bottom boat. Close to jetty snorkling was best viewing for fish and coral. Girls saw a turtle on glass bottom. Boat. Relaxing time.
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1/2 was great for a non swimmer
Arvk
, Oct 2019
Submarine is better than glass bottom & is a must if you don’t swim Walk around the island was enjoyable
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Half day green island trip
buster142018
, Jul 2019
Value for money. Great trip across to green island. Semi sub and glass bottom boat worth the money. Staff all very helpful.
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Dont Do It
crystal47331
, Jul 2019
Absolutely terrible. Boat was supposed to be stable and comfortable. More than half the people on the boat were sick. Waves crashing over the side of the boat. When the winds picked up the boat seemed to go even faster. Can not recommend. Wasted $300.
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