Explore the tropical paradise of Green Island on a half day trip from Cairns. Enjoy around two hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef Island with time to snorkel or take a glass bottom boat. You can even take an optional semi-submersible submarine tour to get close to the reef without getting wet.
- Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamara
- Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
- Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or the use of snorkelling gear for the day
- Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)
- Environmental Management Charge included (Reef Tax)
- GST included (Goods and Services Tax)
- Tour conducted in English
The beautiful coral cay of Green Island is a protected Marine National Park, topped with emerald rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. The marine life includes endless varieties of colourful fish, turtles, giant clams, shells, starfish and sea anemones.
Green Island is 15 nautical miles (27 kilometres) from Cairns, and you’ll cruise there aboard an air-conditioned catamaran with spacious, luxurious cabins and decks to enjoy Queensland’s warm, tropical climate.
En route to Green Island you’ll see a snorkelling demonstration and an informative presentation on how you can make the most of your two hours at Green Island. You can choose from a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkelling equipment to get closer to the marine life. There is also an optional semi-submarine coral viewing tour, scuba diving and supervised snorkelling trips. A licensed bar onboard the catamaran offers refreshments throughout the day.
You can also visit Green Island Resort to browse through the shops and use the facilities, including showers, change rooms and restrooms. Canoes, surf skis, sailboards, shade umbrellas and beach lounge chairs are available for hire. The island also has short walking tracks through the national park.
There are package options to select from. You have the flexibility to mix and match the inclusions to make this Green Island experience suit your needs. From cruise only to the ultimate Green Island experience inclusive with transfers and semi-submarine tour, the choice is yours.
Departure Point: Cairns hotels (if option selected at time of booking). If hotel pickup not selected you must make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal
Departure Time: 9:00am / 1:00pm – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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The catamaran is a great way to get from Cairns to Green Island. Excellent option if that’s what you’re keen to do. Recommended.
Reviewed by: Marco L, Italy