Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
from AUD $107.80
Cruise to Green Island from Cairns and find a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll spend either four or five hours at Green Island, with plenty of time to snorkel or scuba dive, tour the reef on a glass-bottom boat or view coral from a semi-submersible submarine.
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In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
8 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise), Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Green Island, Queensland 4871 Australia

Explore the Great Barrier Reef island either with a glass bottom boat tour or snorkelling equipment.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Walk through the rainforest or enjoy exploring the coral gardens the the beach.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

View some of the amazing marine life at Green Island. View turtles, fish, sharks and stingrays from the glass bottom boat, semi-submersible or by snorkelling.

Duration: 6 hours


  • Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning tea / coffee (served on 9am full day only)
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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)
  • Flotation vests and lycra suits are available for hire

Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available but limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This excursion exceeded my expectations! Although the weather was a bit gloomy, the clarity in the water was absolutely breathtaking! I saw so much, a few turtles, some octopi, a bunch of stingrays! Highly Recommend Green Island!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2020
Wow is all I can say, absolutely brilliant day. Such a beautiful island. I did the Sea Walk as an extra and OMG AMAZING. All I can say is do it.....
• Submitted 28 Jan 2020
Fantastic day. Great boat ride. Loads of facilities on the island. Snokeling and submarine were great to see the coral and the fish.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2020
very well organised the glass bottom boat was over my expectations nice beach staff very helpful giving a few tips
• Submitted 17 Dec 2019
A few tips from us: - The semi-sub is a MUST DO! An experience I will never forget! - You get the option to chose between the glass-bottom boat or snorkelling gear. If you are doing the semi-sub, then don’t bother with the glass bottom boat. It’s cool and all, but ta bit of a let down after the amazing semi-sub. - I wouldn’t bother with lunch. It was curry and rice, with a selection of meats, melon and bread. Just buy food on the island when you get there. - The water is so shallow here that you can walk out to sea for a few minutes before it gets too deep to continue walking. So your unlikely to see many fish near the shore (you will if you swim out) but it’s a perfect depth for non-swimmers/ kids to have a walk in the water.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Very nice tour of Green Island! We did the whole day trip which included mini submersible submarine, glass-bottom boat ride, and we signed up to do reef snorkeling with Michelle, a marine biologist, who convinced my wife to try it. My wife doesn’t swim or go into water any further than her hips, and she loved it. We had a ring to hold on to and she guided us around to see the coral, fish, sea turtles and a stingray. A very memorable experience! You can snuba or scuba as well. The crew were helpful and friendly!
• Submitted 11 Nov 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
• Submitted 23 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.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2019
a full day spent here and we all enjoyed it (family of 4, teenagers). simple snorkeling area good for beginners
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
brilliant day well worth the money great to see the coral fish and the catamaran ride was a smooth ride . everybody was friendly and helpful all together a day full of memories great
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018
Sensational experience, great day out and lovely way to see more of Australia
• Submitted 15 Oct 2018
• Submitted 24 Aug 2018
We had a great day. boat sick but its enjoyable
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Great barrier reef !! one of the worlds wonders ... sea walker is a given ..
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
A great day which just got better as the day went on, the cruise out to the island, followed by glass bottom boat and mini sub, then the highlight snorkelling over the reef, Highly recommend the buoyancy jackets for first time snorkelers for extra confidence.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
This tour was absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend the semi submersible tour over the glass bottom boat, especially if you are a non-snorkelling person. We saw giant clams, sea turtles sharks, coral and masses of fish. Take the time to walk around this tiny island as we saw more turtles swimming in the surf along the beaches....enjoy! Wish I was there with you!
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Lovely boat trip out to the island and we did the glass bottomed boat option rather than snorkelling, although we might have seen more on the semi-submersible instead. Lunch on the boat was a bit of a free-for-all, and Brits were in the minority so the staff also had to speak several oriental languages to help everyone, which you could see was quite hard work. It was possible to swim in the afternoon and there were good facilities on Green Island for getting any refreshments. A really lovely day out.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
After a 50 minute ferry ride to Green Island, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef was a pleasure. Also did semisubmersible boat ride, well worthwhile for excellent marine life viewing.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
Absolutely amazing! : I was too sea-sick to enjoy it but my 7 y.o son loved it! The staff and crew members were brilliant, good humoured, kind and great babysitters. They made sure he was fed, safe and entertained. They looked after him all day while I was curled up in a ball, feeling sick on the pier. Thanks guys! : Way beyond the call of duty. Connor had a ball!
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Great Island visit.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
A wonderful fun experience. All basic facilities were provided. Safety measures were adequate.
• Submitted 08 Dec 2017
Great day trip out to the reef. Buffet lunch on board was good, you had a choice of hot or cold food or both, you could go up for seconds if you wanted to queue again. You can also purchase food and beverages at the bar. We choose the glass bottom boat which was a good way to see the coral sea life. The beaches are lovely just needed to be aware that jelly fish were about. You are advised of this before you get to the Island by the safety briefing. The crew on board work hard you can hire wetsuits, snorkelling gear and book extra activities with them.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
Great day out.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
Best tour I've done on the reef. We saw turtles while on the semi-submersible boat, saw Clownfish while snorkelling, and saw the largest crocodile in captivity at the small wildlife centre on the island. You can walk through the forest to find hidden beaches on the island. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017

In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
8 hours


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