Cairns, Australia

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Discover the treasures of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with this half-day tour to the lush paradise of Green Island, a protected coral cay. Cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy 2 hours on the island to spend as you wish, from snorkeling to observe the underwater world where you might spot giant clams, tropical fish and coral gardens aboard a glass-bottom boat or 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
  • Spend two hours on Green Island
  • Variety of activities including glass-bottom boat tours, semi-submarine coral viewing tours and snorkeling
  • Optional hotel pickup and drop off available from Cairns hotels
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 a National Marine Park 15 miles (27 kilometers) off the coast of Cairns. Customize your tour to this island paradise with the choice of a morning or afternoon departure and optional pickup and drop-off from your Cairns hotel. 
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 where you be lucky to swim withy 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 2 hours exploring the reef and island, relax and enjoy the tropical scenery on the return cruise to Cairns.


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, Jul 2018

I was very disappointed as I was expecting to see so much of the Reef. I did speak to an American couple who did the Reef in a helicopter, which they said was great. Unfortunately you woild never get me in one, so I had to make do with the many fish and turtles.

, Apr 2018

The members of the team were friendly, pleasant and efficient. Waves were up and a bi rough close to Green Island, however, the members were organized and helpful. The excursion was exactly what it was describe to be. We had a great time and I would recommend it .

, Apr 2018

I would not recommend this tour. We wanted a final half day to snorkel and this beach is not very clean and also snorkeling is basically under a pier.
The tour employees were great, there are just many other beautiful places to go.

, Mar 2018

We booked the morning slot to the green island because we were on a cruise that left late afternoon and this was one of the trips to the barrier reef that came back at lunch time 1pm. When we arrived at the cruise terminal we were told they were extending our time to 2pm at no extra cost which was a nice surprise. The island was fantastic and the extra for the suit I hired to protect me again jelly fish was well worth it as it added protection from the sun which we hadn't factored in. Overall excellent trip, definitely a booklist trip for us.

, Mar 2018

Green Island was beautiful but the glass bottom boat was disappointing. Only covered a very small are and we expected a lot more colour

, Mar 2018

Wonderful. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Everything was organized and on time. Love it! Betty Davidson, Ph.D.

, Jan 2018

Not enough time for anything really. The boat ride out was good the semi submersible sub was too short and the fish came because they were fed. Then we had 40 minutes to snorkel off the beach which was ridiculous and to top it off there were hardly any fish in the beach area. this trip requires more time and a better place to snorkel

, Dec 2017

the staff was very nice and informative. we enjoyed our trip to green island.

, Nov 2017

Too many tourist on the Green Island. It's not as beautiful as I thought. It's better to have less tourist and keep it more original. The glass boat and semi-submarine are so so. The views are not very clear from the windows.

, Nov 2017

This was absolutely amazing. The ride to the island was peaceful with beautiful surroundings to look at. On the island watched a crocodile feeding and saw the animals up close. The glass bottom boat was great, they feed the fish from the boat at the end so you just get swarmed by them. It was a fantastic time. Half day tour seemed rushed but for time sake it got the job done!

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