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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns provided by Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide, your full name, a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) in order to complete your activity. We are following all guidelines set out by the Queensland Government.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a catamaran cruise to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by spectacular reefs and marine life. Enjoy activities like snorkeling, relaxing in the sun, and a glass-bottom boat tour. Visit Green Island Resort to enjoy a spot on the sandy beach, with the option to add a trip beneath the surface in a semi-submersible and a buffet lunch.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
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    Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • 2
    Green Island
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See spectacular marine life and vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend half a day exploring and relaxing on Green Island
  • Enjoy access to Green Island Resort facilities and showers
  • Choose from two departure times suit your schedule
What to Expect
Travel to the Reef Fleet Terminal on your own to meet your boat. Board a catamaran bound for Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Upon arrival at Green Island, you have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, select a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, or a trip in a semi-submersible that gets you below the surface without getting wet. The resort’s facilities are available for your use, and you can rent beach loungers, canoes, sailboards, shade umbrellas, and more. If you’ve selected the lunch option when booking, return to the catamaran for a fresh buffet, or just purchase a meal on the island. After your island time, the tour concludes with the return trip to Cairns.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Margaret H wrote a review 5 May
Wollongong, Australia8 contributions6 helpful votes
Our trip out to Green Island by Reef Adventures was amazing. On getting to the island we went to have breakfast at 9.30 but the only place opened was the restaurant but after we sat down we were told they were closed and we could get drinks , alcohol ,at 10.30 across from
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Rachy D wrote a review Apr 2021
Beerwah, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
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We did the full day tour with our 5 and 3 year old and absolutely loved it. We went on the semi-submarine and glass bottom boat so the kids got to see loads of fish. We also spotted 3 turtles just walking from the boat to the island. All the staff were super friendly and
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Response from ExperienceCoCrew, Public Relations Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that your day on Green Island with your family was a great one & we look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.
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Jimjun27 wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia33 contributions25 helpful votes
Suggest you just do half day tour. The reason is if you do full day tour you take the Big Cat boat. They say it takes 75 minutes to get to green island. It took an awful long time. They drive the boat so slowly I don’t know why, is it to save fuel? Other boats are a lot faster
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Response from ExperienceCoCrew, Public Relations Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we appreciate it. The reason that those on the full day tour travel to Green Island on our large catamaran is that we are able to provide our customers with a place to rest and enjoy the facilities on board (such as our bar or lunch services) while on the island for the full day. Due to the size and capacity of the large catamaran, it cannot travel as fast as the much smaller Reef Rocket. We can also assure you that the stinger suits are adequately cleaned between customers, not only as part of our COVID-safe plan, but as part of our general hygiene practice. Thank you again for your feedback.
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AlannahMurray wrote a review Apr 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant day out at Green Island. We did the full day trip and brought a picnic but there are also plenty of options for pizza, chips and ice cream. We chose snorkelling and added on the semi-submersible tour which I would totally recommend (do the semi sub before your snorkel
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from ExperienceCoCrew, Public Relations Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey there, Thank you so much your taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it and how exciting for you to have spotted so many incredible marine creatures during your visit!
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Gerard M wrote a review Apr 2021
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I and my wife have booked a cruse to Fitzroy Island through "Fitzroy Island Adventures". The Island we visited was good, unfortunately, after some problem appeared while a boarding process (which actually wasn't our fault), we have experienced the bout crew staff: not polite!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from ExperienceCoCrew, Public Relations Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review - we really appreciate it. We're sorry to hear that your experience on Fitzroy Island Adventures was not up to standard. Both Fitzroy Island Adventures and Big Cat Green Island Cruises are both operated by Experience Co so we will be sure to look into your comments internally regarding your experience with Fitzroy Island Adventures. If there is anything you'd like to add, please do not hesitate to contact us at res@fitzroyislandadventures.com. We are so happy to hear that your experience with Big Cat was great, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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By: Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
Jennifer1969C
Jennifer1969C
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Snuba/Snuba Doo with Benny an absolute delight!
Benny taking us for a professional Snuba-Doo experience was unforgettable. It included feeding fish. Dozens of ree
chattam2013
chattam2013
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Brilliant Day Trip
We are visiting from Canberra and joined friends who live here to go to Green Island for the day. The weather was
S6748WUwendyp
S6748WUwendyp
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The most amazing experience
I have never snorkeled or scuba dived in my life. We went Snuba Dooing with Benny and he made the entire experienc
melscho14
melscho14
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Awesome Dive Experience with Stephanie
As a group of 9, I must say we all thoroughly enjoyed the Big Cat cruise to Green Island. The crew on board we very
kimdenisehoile
kimdenisehoile
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Amazing experience
We had an amazing experience . Michelle took us over the reef snorkeling, she was knowledgeable , patient and made
yardenak2017
yardenak2017
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Amazing day out!
A beautiful day on a stunning island which was made even better with amazing staff! Thank you marine biologists Cal
Y1367CMlisad
Y1367CMlisad
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Super snuba!
Benny was a fantastic instructor and kids had a blast experiencing snuba for the first time. Benny really made sure
jezzaraaz
jezzaraaz
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Best Trip Ever!
This is the highlight of our Cairns trip! The tour is amazing! Green Island is such a wonderful place! The water is
Marniemartil
Marniemartil
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Exciting and so worthwhile.
We did the Snuba diving with Benny. It was an incredible experience. The kids love every minute. My daughter and
B1231CJianp
B1231CJianp
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Amazing
I had the most amazing experience today doing the Snuba & snuba doo with my family on the great barrier reef at gr
Teahforwood
Teahforwood
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SNUBA DIVING
Went to green island today and got to experience snuba diving with Benny and his crew, best way to see all the reef
671ruchib
671ruchib
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Snuba diving
13 minutes ago Fantastic experience We did SNUBA diving , honestly was quite nervous being a person who doesn't kn
Daniandfam
Daniandfam
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Amazing staff Amazing sea life
My family of 5 all had the most amazing time trying SNUBA, what am amazing experience! The staff were brilliant and
N5115GNkarend
N5115GNkarend
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Snuba!!!!!
Snuba was an experience of a lifetime! I am not a swimmer and our instructor made my experience a positive and fun
Jessica R
Jessica R
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Quick day out
Ticket pick up was very easily located and the harbour was straight next to the desk where you collect them from.
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  • Duration: 8h
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