Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns

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Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns
from £58.03
Explore the tropical paradise of Green Island on a half day trip from Cairns. Enjoy around two hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef island with time to snorkel and take a glass-bottom boat. You can even take an optional semi-submersible submarine tour to get close to the reef without getting wet.
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In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
4 hours


Instant Confirmation
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, The Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

This is where guests start their tour, at the Reef Fleet Terminal.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Spend time at Green Island either snorkelling or join a glass bottom boat tour

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

A picturesque coral cay situated only an hours boat ride from Cairns. Perfect place for a half day reef/island experience.

Duration: 2 hours


  • 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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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

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.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
We were thoroughly satisfied with this trip and experience. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Cairns..
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Submarine is better than glass bottom and is a must if you don’t swim Walk around the island was enjoyable
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Value for money. Great trip across to green island. Semi sub and glass bottom boat worth the money. Staff all very helpful.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
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 .
• Submitted 13 Apr 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.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
Wonderful. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Everything was organized and on time. Love it! Betty Davidson, Ph.D.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2018
the staff was very nice and informative. we enjoyed our trip to green island.
• Submitted 06 Dec 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!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
Great way to spend some time on the reef...We were lucky enough to see some whales on the trip out to Green Island. Good snorkeling ....
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
Very good
• Submitted 13 Apr 2017
Great trip, especially if you don't want a very long boat trip but still enjoy snorkelling.
• Submitted 11 Jan 2017
We had an awesome time out on the reef with this tour, I cannot sing its praises loud enough-simply a must do whilst in Cairns.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2016
Excellent day ,well organised and great value for money .
• Submitted 17 Sep 2016
Very Good
• Submitted 19 Aug 2016
great staff on the boat, very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful.
• Submitted 02 May 2016
We took a ferry to Green Island, then took a glass bottom boat to the Great Barrier Reef, and then a submarine. They're similar, but the sub gives a closer look at the amazing fish and plant life. The island doesn't have much on it, but many people went snorkeling, which looked like fun. There's time to do all 3 activities, but the snorkeling will be short. I recommend doing this half day tour, then in the afternoon, adding the gondola ride to Daintree Rain Forest and returning by train.
• Submitted 08 Feb 2016
We had a limited amount of time so we did two half day tours on the same day without problem. Enough time to go on glass bottom boat better then we expected, snorkel, and walk around the vey small island.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2015
it was great had the best time every loved all off it meet some wonderfully poeple on the trip xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Submitted 03 Nov 2015
Even though we did not book the sea walker tour, big cat tours helped us with the booking on board the cruise. they also refunded our tours which we did not attend. Overall the trip was amazing and helpful staff which made the trip worthwhile. A full day trip is recommended for people who want more of the island.
• Submitted 10 Aug 2015
Fast boat to the island and back to Cairns, good value, friendly helpful crew, great inclusions. R Lotric
• Submitted 13 Jul 2015
Great trip - should have booked the full day, but loved it
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
a well organized trip.had a great experience .thank you
• Submitted 18 Nov 2014
We flew into Cairns at 10:30am, and had time to get to the hotel, have lunch, and walk to the main fleet terminal (where all the boats are docked) for our 1:00pm trip to Green Island. The crew was very nice and friendly. Nice beach, clear water, and lots of tropical fish. IMPORTANT: If you suffer from motion sickness, take Dramamine or something before boarding. The ocean was only mildly choppy, but 10 people got sick, and several threw up.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014

In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
4 hours


Instant Confirmation
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly

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