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Green Island Half-Day Trip from Cairns

  • 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
Green Island Half-Day Trip from Cairns
From US$70.06
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9am Cruise Only - No PickupMost Popular
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
1pm 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
1pm 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
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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 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.

Reviews (108)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great snorkeling fun

Had a great trip out on the 'Reef Rocket'. Staff were friendly and made the trip educational and fun. Snorkel equipment was in good condition. Snorkeling was good fun , although some of the reef close to shore has been damaged. But we still managed...More

Thank MRT29
Chris K, Manager at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks MRT29 It's wonderful to read of your great day out with us. Thanks for writing in. Regards, Chris

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile
Great service - reef disappointing

The boat crew was lovely and explained things clearly and with personal flair. They all seemed very happy and enjoyed talking with us and other customers. The boat service was fast and punctual. That said, if you want to see the reef as advertised in...More

2  Thank Faith M
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Took the Big Cat half day tour on the Reef Rocket. 45 min trip to Green Island. Included semi sub for 30 mins and choice of glass bottom boat 30min or scuba. Semi sub was vet good being about 2 metres under the water line....More

Thank 287Loges
Reviewed 10 July 2018
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 27 June 2018
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

2  Thank Marie F
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Zhou Y
15 September 2018|
Response from gnt255106 | Reviewed this property |
If you depart Green Island at 9am, you should get into the wharf at Cairns just before 10am when using the fast catamaran.
Helen T
13 May 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