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From Cairns: Green Island Eco Adventure

From Cairns: Green Island Eco Adventure

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From US$ 68.92 per person

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Enjoy an eco adventure of the Great Barrier Reef and visit the tropical Green Island to snorkel the reef and hike in the rainforest. Take optional kayak tours or scenic helicopter flights, or relax by the pool with a drink.

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Duration 5 - 7 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore a beautiful 6,000 year old coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef, and the only one with a rainforest
  • See coral reefs and marine life from a glass bottom boat
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy a refreshment 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 surrounded by coral gardens and abundant marine life. The tropical island, just 45 minutes from Cairns offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest tour. And with the choice of 2 daily departures, the Green Island eco adventure is perfect for a half or full-day experience with up to 7 hours on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef island. Your cruise includes the choice of an informative glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, or use of snorkeling equipment to snorkel directly off the sandy white beaches. Whether you’re up for adventurous activities or island relaxation, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can explore the island’s lush rainforest with a leisurely self guided walk, see the reef from the glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, snorkel from the beach, or take a refreshing dip in the island swimming pool. With an abundance of optional activities, you can scuba dive, take an offshore snorkel excursion, walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving, kayak, or even take to the sky in a scenic helicopter flight. There's even the Marineland Melanesia crocodile habitat on the island! The island’s well appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, dive shop, plus restaurant and food outlets, where a delicious range of lunch, snacks and refreshments can be purchased.
  • Return transfers by air-conditioned catamaran from Cairns
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour or snorkeling equipment
  • Exclusive use of the island swimming pool for Great Adventures guests
  • Self-guided eco Island walk
  • Use of Green Island Resort's day visitor facilities
  • In addition to your cruise fare exciting optional activities include: introductory and certified scuba diving; offshore boat snorkel trips; seawalker helmet diving; canoe, windsurf, and beach volleyball hire; scenic helicopter flights
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland

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What to bring

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Tour departs Cairns at 08.30 AM and/or 10:30 AM
  • Tour returns from Green Island at 2:30 OM and/or 4:30 PM
  • Please indicate your preferred departure times when booking and our friendly Reservations team will be in touch to confirm available times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 104 reviews

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Had a good day and despite the numbers on the island there was still plenty of room to move and places to swim. Green Island Resort itself is dated and needs a bit of paint work and new decking. Limited food options which were expensive e.g large coffee $7, sandwiches were pre packed and $12, hot chips $12.

October 2, 2022

It was a fun experience with the family, We chose to do the Glass Bottom Boat, the views of the reef and tropical marine life was breathtaking and the guide made it more exciting and informative. My sister had brought her own snorkel and my partner and I had some goggles and it was still doable. Only issue was how annoying it was to come back up for air everytime, so it may be worthwhile to hire some snorkel gear. Food wise - Definitely need more variety of food, and consistency? my partner ordered the same thing twice about 3 hours apart, and for some reason we noticed we were given a larger portion later. But we still paid the same price? That felt like a rip off, and the variety of food was quite dull, maybe just 2 more main choices. Otherwise the experience was great, the beach was amazing, just dont forget to bring sunscreen !

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July 19, 2022

Fantastic. Snorkel gear provided. We snorkeled all day and saw some amazing sea life including sea turtles that we swam beside. Bit expensive on the island for drinks so I’d say bring your own. For me I didn’t think diving was worth it as there is so much to see even snorkeling.

December 5, 2019

Product ID: 27460