Water activity

From Cairns: Full-Day Green Island Cruise

Water activity

From Cairns: Full-Day Green Island Cruise

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From US$ 71.79 per person

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Sail to Green Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on a full-day trip from Cairns. Hop aboard a modern catamaran for a boat ride to the island, relax on the beaches, or enjoy snorkeling.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day in Green Island, located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel and dive among abundant fish and coral gardens
  • Opt to go on a semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Soak in the sun at the island's tranquil beaches
Full description

Climb aboard a modern catamaran to sail into Green Island National Park on a beach and snorkeling cruise from Cairns. Discover a hidden gem in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and explore its coral reefs with snorkeling gear. Choose to enjoy a buffet lunch and go on a semi-submarine tour.

Make your way to the harbor to meet your friendly crew for the day and climb onto your catamaran. Relax in the sun as you set sail towards the Great Barrier Reef.

Experience picturesque views of the ocean as you arrive at Green Island National Park. Stroll around the island and explore its tranquil beaches. Find a stop to relax and go for a dip in the ocean.

Get access to snorkeling gear and take a peek into the region's thriving marine life. You can also opt to go on a semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat tour to discover the colorful coral reef and fish in comfort.

  • Travel on a modern catamaran
  • Snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour (free choices in the standard option)
  • Snorkeling demonstration and gear
  • Lunch (if the option is chosen)
  • Semi-submarine tour (if the option is chosen)

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Meeting point

Your meeting point will be the Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises office at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the activity begins.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 325 reviews

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Good day and people running the tour were really nice and helpful. Only bad thing was the weather as it made it difficult to see through the water and also boat was very rocky but that’s not the fault of the company :) green island was pretty and had enough time to explore and was facilities like toilet, drinking water and places to get food and drinks. Would say the semi sun experience was quite claustrophobic so don’t do that if you are claustrophobic but was really cool. Also was easy to find the boat at start of day. Would recommend

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April 29, 2023

The ferry ride was good, if you stay on the bottom deck you don’t feel the ship is rocking much. But if you’re ok with motion, go up and enjoy the view and fresh air!! I did snorkeling in green island in the morning and afternoon, and I saw a looot of fish and sea turtle as well!!! Overall, my experience was awesome!

April 16, 2023

Despite a rainy start and poor visibility in the water at the start- the skies cleared and we saw loads of colourful fish 🐠 we wandered around the other side of the island and explored the reef flat finding some amazing alien looking marine life !!! We had a fabulous day !!!!

March 19, 2023

Product ID: 404686