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Green Island Half-Day Trip from Cairns

Highlights
  • 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
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Green Island Half-Day Trip from Cairns
From US$72.93
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9am Cruise Only - No Pickup
Green Island roundtrip cruise; 2 hrs free time; the choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkel gear. NO hotel pickup included in this option
US$72.93
9am Cruise with Pickup
Green Island roundtrip cruise; 2 hrs free time; the choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkel gear & pickup/drop off from Cairns hotels
US$86.47
9am Cruise with Semi-Sub
Green Island roundtrip cruise; 2 hrs free time; the choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkel gear & semi-submarine coral viewing tour. NO hotel pickup included in this option
US$87.97
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Overview
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 semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat. 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.
What to Expect
Opt for morning or afternoon departures and whether you'd like to include hotel pickup and drop-off 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 these options 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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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Safe and comfortable

Took the Reef Rocket cat on a half day visit to Green Island. Handled the choppy sea very well. Included was a glass bottom boat tour of the reef which we took or snorkling gear hire. Got to see lots of fish and a turtle....More

Thank gnt255106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enjoyed the day

Recently My Husband and I went on a Half day trip to Green Island we also had the trip on the glass bottom boat and my Husband swim at the beach there. As a person who can't walk much it was a place that you...More

1  Thank Marie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice one

Good friendly staff and a good trip to green island and includes glass bottom boat tour. The glass bottom trip was a bit of a letdown and was quite nauseating (due to rocky seas). Even the trip to the reef can be a bit rocky,...More

Thank zooter r
BigCat73, Manager at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Zooter, We appreciate your 4 stars and feedback. Glad to read the trip was worth it even though the weather wasn't it's finest. With regards to the Sub, this is able to be pre booked directly through our own website and should also be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Green Island half day tour

We did the half day trip with glass bottom boat plus semi submersible sub. Unfortunately it was a very windy day although the trip out wasn't too rough. It was very rough on the sub and glass bottom boat though and the water was also...More

Thank Jeanette S
BigCat73, Manager at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeanette, Sorry to read of your disappointment. Like you suggest the weather does play a big part of a persons Great Barrier Reef experience, which is what gave you the murky water and poor reflection of coral. We do offer free amendments and free...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018
TRAVEL AGENT REVIEW WITH CRUISE GROUP

I took a group of 57 on the Big Cat to Green Island for a tour, snorkel, submarine and glass bottom boat tour. Chris was great to deal with as were others at the office and they were willing to work with us as we...More

Thank PatBob56
BigCat73, Manager at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Bob, Thanks so much for your 5 stars and your in depth review, we shall certainly look at some of the points you have raised and see where we can do better. We do offer 2 x longer options as well as the 2...More

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Helen T
May 13, 2018|
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Response from PatBob56 | Reviewed this property |
we did the afternoon tour as our ship did not dock until 1030am so they leave at 1pm and come back around 5pm. if you do the tour ask where the fish are as they are out near the docks not near the shoreline. We wasted time... More
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