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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 among giant clams and tropical fish to viewing coral gardens teeming with marine life 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

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Green Island Half Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Half Day Trip from Cairns

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 swim among 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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