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Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns - with unbiased reviews

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Green Island HALF Day Trip from Cairns

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Get a comprehensive tour of Green Island at the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns on this trip that combines opportunities for snorkeling, hiking, and excursions on a glass-bottom boat or upgrade to a semi-submarine tour. Travel from Cairns on a luxury catamaran, which ensures that you can relax and enjoy the scenery while your guide takes care of navigation and directions.
You'll start at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe Reef Fleet Terminal is situated here. Please enter the building and approach the Big Cat Green Island desk for your tour.
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  • 1
    Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 3
    Green Island
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe Reef Fleet Terminal is situated here. Please enter the building and approach the Big Cat Green Island desk for your tour.
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  • Luxury catamaran cruise to and from Green Island
  • Access to the Green Island Resort for use of its facilities 
  • Use of snorkel gear or a glass-bottom boat ride to explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Option to upgrade with a semi-submersible cruise
What to Expect
Opt for morning or afternoon departures when booking this tour of Green Island from Cairns.  Once you've stepped aboard the luxury catamaran, find a comfortable spot to sit and take in the scenery on the ride to Green Island and the National Marine Park, located just 15 miles (27 kilometers) off the coast of Cairns.  Upon arrival, choose how you'd like to spend your time on Green Island. Slip into the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world, populated by sea turtles, giant clams, and a variety of tropical fish. Upgrade your experience with a guided scuba tour (additional expense). If you’d rather not get wet, choose from a glass-bottom boat tour or a ride on a semi-submarine (select option when booking). This tour also gives you access to Green Island Resort, where you can use the resort’s facilities, rent water sports equipment, or browse the shops. Drinks and food are available for purchase both at the resort and on board the catamaran.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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)
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Cairns Harbour Cruises
Great snorkeling!
We had a great time. The snorkeling on the left, upper side of the pier facing the ocean was amazing with a lot of
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Don J
Half Day Green Island Cruise
It was hot and the sea was calm. Ideal for a one hour one way boat ride to Green Island. Choice of snorkeling or
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Personally I would suggest that half a day is probably long enough. Be careful that you get the location of the
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Annette B
Ok but crowded
Green Island is a nice spot and easy to get from Cairns. It is a great place for snorkeling when you do it for the
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Melodie M
Kuttawa, Kentucky
Great trip
Took the semi immersive sub and glass boat tours. Enjoyed both. Also had an hour to hang out on the beach.
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Beautiful fish straight off the beach plus shark and stingray
The half day is nice but way too short, you are barely in the water and before you know it you have to get out and
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Mostly meh, good semi-sub experience
Went for the half day Green Island Tour with the family. Will review Green Island itself and the Big Cat "Cruise".
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Kerry Rice
Pretty Island
We really enjoyed Green Island. I had heard it was busy, but didn't find it too crowded. The boat we went on
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Boat left late and cut times for glass bottom / semi-submersible cruise
Boat left 20 minutes late. Although boarding was supposed to be at 12:45 with a departure of 1:00, the boat
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Marc P
Green island is beautiful
This tour gets a lot of bad reviews but honestly I have no idea why. Boat was completely comfortable and the
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