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Green Island Fly & Cruise Package

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Green Island Fly & Cruise Package

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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From US$ 198.68 per person

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Experience the best of both worlds! Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green Island, and the Great Barrier Reef on a Reef Hopper flight, before departing on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island with Big Cat on board Reef Rocket.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef from above on our 40min Reef Hopper scenic flight
  • Admire the views through your guaranteed window seat on our high-wing aircraft
  • See a bird's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, including Green Island, Palm Cove and Arlington Reef
  • Explore Green Island on Big Cat's full day adventure cruise with buffet lunch and glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkelling included.
  • Enjoy courtesy bus transfers to/from Cairns City
  • Listen to the complimentary in-flight pilot commentary
Full description
Experience the best of both worlds with this Fly and Cruise package. GSL Aviation have partnered with Big Cat Green Island to offer an amazing full-day experience. Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. Soar overhead with GSL Aviation aboard a high-wing aircraft, with guaranteed window seats for everyone on-board. The 40 minute ‘Reef Hopper’ flight departs Cairns Airport and gives you an appreciation of the region that you can only get from the air. Following the flight and your complimentary bus transfer, you’ll find yourself at the Cairns Reef Terminal ready to depart on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island with Big Cat on board Reef Rocket. Your full day cruise includes everything you need for the day, with a range of extras and activities available for no extra charge. Included in your cruise is a buffet lunch, and glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkel equipment hire. On top of your tour inclusions are other activities on Green Island such as self-guided walks and fish feeding. After your entertaining afternoon, cruise back to the Cairns Reef Terminal where your tour concludes. *Please note that a return transfer is extra and can be booked with Big Cat on your day of travel if required.
  • 40 minute Reef Hopper flight
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Fleet of high-wing aircraft for excellent visibility
  • Full day Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkel equipment hire
  • Self-guided walks and fish feeding
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • 100% cancellation fee applies for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours.
    • All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight or a full refund will be given. GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type.
    • Children under 3 years old are considered infants, and travel free of charge on a paying adults lap. Contact GSL for any clarification.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 21 reviews

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    The flight over the Great Barrier Reef was fantastic & we had perfect weather. Everyone had a window seat in the small plane & the view was amazing & we had an aerial view of Green Island. The transfer from my hotel to the airport was smooth & I was dropped at the wharf in plenty of time for the boat to Green Island. I didn’t see much coral snorkelling off the beach but lots of sea grass & pretty fish. A great day overall!

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    July 9, 2022

    A successful package. Super scenic flight with a super nice pilot, followed by a boat trip and lunch on Greenisland. The flight time was not too short, the staff super friendly and easy. You had enough time to snorkel and run around on Green Island. Only if you are unlucky you will meet a large horde of Asian tourists at the lunch buffet who simply do not understand any rules and sneak past on all sides

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    November 2, 2019

    It was a fulfilling tour where you could see the Great Barrier Reef from the sky and actually swim on Green Island. The day was canceled due to bad weather and the flight was canceled, but he rescheduled the next day. Thanks enjoyed the wonderful view. I am very grateful for being on the fly. If you come to Cairns, we recommend flight and cruise & snorkeling.

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    August 27, 2019

    Product ID: 86042