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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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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.
  • 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
  • Two convenient 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’ll have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, choose between a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, and 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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning tea / coffee
  • 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
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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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent value for money and well organized. They also provide motion sickness tablets in the cruise boat (a nice touch). The sea was rough that day and it was a great experience nonetheless

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank zooter r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much of the coral for which I went to Green Island was 'grey' - dead or dying. The water was blue and looked clear from the surface, but underwater the visibility was limited. There are plenty of fish to see, but the highlight was seeing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Keith C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Cairns several times and visited the outer reef three times I decided to have a change and visit green island. I was hoping to see a turtle and looking forward to snorkeling. I had read reviews about sea grass but wasn't phased...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LostinAus
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Disappointing day trip to Green Island. Boat was ok. Coral reef virtually non-existent. Snorkelling a waste of time. Semi-submersible was by far the best part-recommend this. Saw fish, turtles & minimal coral. The island itself revolves around tourists paying top price for food, drinks etc....More

Thank MaggieC630
Reviewed 28 July 2019

I had a absolutly beautiful day on green island jam Packed with things to do. The day totally out did my expectations from the moment I stepped foot on the boat to departure. Wish i had longer to snorkel so I would absolutly advise planning...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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15 July 2019|
Response from SuchetaMarathe | Reviewed this property |
We had taken a combined tour of Green Island and a Great Barrier Reef. Semi submersible tour was included along with the cruise However it did not have glass boat tour included If you are booking for your parents and if... More
27 June 2019|
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Response from thomas_Georgie | Reviewed this property |
Of course you can. Glass boat should cost you around $80 AUD per person
15 June 2019|
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Response from latinreader | Reviewed this property |
You can return a couple hours later. But you’ll want to leave a lot sooner. I don’t recommend going to Green Island at all. Save your money and put it to a semi private all-day thing on the outer reef. I don’t know why the... More
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