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Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns

Product ID: 29795
Enjoy a full or half-day adventure and sail to the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran. Visit tropical Green Island to snorkel among colorful coral gardens and reef fish. Laze on a sandy beach, or explore the ocean via a semi submersible or glass bottom boat.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel and dive among abundant reef fish and coral gardens
  • See coral reefs and marine life from a glass bottom boat
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy refreshments at the island's pool bar
Full description
Boasting a lush rainforest that is home to over 120 native plant species and colorful bird life, Green Island is a paradise coral cay island surrounded by reef gardens and abundant marine life.

Climb aboard the modern, air-conditioned 35-meter catamaran “Big Cat” to cruise over to this idyllic part of the Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a half or full-day reef tour just 45 minutes from Cairns.

Snorkel and dive among the reef fish and coral gardens, or stay dry on a spectacular semi-submersible submarine or glass-bottom boat to discover the underwater life in comfort. Alternatively, simply laze on the white sandy beach and soak up the sun.

These are just a few of the many activities available at Green Island. The friendly crew will help you organize your day to make the most of your time at this stunning Marine National Park.
  • Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
  • Full or half-day cruise (depending on option chosen)
  • Free choice of snorkeling gear or glass-bottom boat (extra to do both)
  • Snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
  • Island rainforest boardwalks
  • Lunch (if booked)
  • Semi-sub tour (if booked)
What’s Not Included
  • Coach transfers
  • Diving activities

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Meeting point

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia. Hotel pick-up available at an extra cost.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult on the optional semi-submersible tour
• Please check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal 45 minutes prior to your departure. Present relevant vouchers or itineraries at check in exchange for your boarding passes.
• Suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers
• Enjoy an air-conditioned all weather base. The supplier's ‘Big Cat’ vessel is stationed at Green Island all day and lunch is served on board between 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
• Vegetarian dishes are available on the buffet. These include a vegetarian pasta of the day, steamed jasmine rice, fresh salads, sliced white and multi-grain bread, tasty cheese, corn kernels, beetroot, and a seasonal fruit platter. For other dietary requirements (celiac and vegan) we recommend that you bring your own packed lunch.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 338 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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It was absolutely the best trip I’ve ever been on. Friendly staff and service they were all so enthusiastic . I’ve been too the reefs before but not to green island and it was by far the best . We only did half a day but may be should have done the full day. A big thumbs up from me

7 March 2020

The Big Cat team was well organized and ran the activities very efficiently. Each crew member was approachable and helpful. The boat was clean and spacious. The buffet lunch on board was surprisingly very good. Not many food choices on the island tho. We enjoyed the beach. swimming with the fishes was awesome! i regret not doing the snuba.

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14 February 2020

I think the place was amazing. But the overall trip was ok. The boat we were on was too crowded with no seat inside when I entered. So I had to sit outside of the deck area. The glass boat and semi-submarine were great, but too short for only 30 mins.

10 January 2020

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