Imagine a fine sunny day in tropical Cairns, what would you like to experience? How does a 40-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and snorkelling off beautiful Green Island sound? If you have limited time in Cairns, then this combo should definitely be at the top of your “to do” list.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef from above and below. This 40-minute scenic flight from Cairns will provide you with amazing photo opportunities and gives you a birds-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.
On Green Island, you can laze on the pristine beach and soak up the sun, go snorkelling amongst the coral reefs, ride around in the glass bottom boat and view colourful coral and marine life, take a self-guided rainforest walk around Green Island, visit Marineland Melanesia and see the worlds largest crocodile in captivity "Cassius" who is thought to be around 116 years old around 18 feet or 5.48 metres long.
Get a pick up from your Cairns accommodation for your 40-minute Cairns scenic flight over Great Barrier Reef.
Your airplane flight departs from Cairns Airport and gives you the kind of appreciation of the reef that you can only get from the air.
Make sure your camera is fully charged as you soar over Green Island, Arlington, Oyster, Hastings and Michaelmas reefs – the views are amazing!
Guaranteed you have the best possible photo opportunities as everyone will have a window seat.
Your friendly and experienced pilot will provide the in-flight commentary, letting you know which reefs you are currently passing over and pointing out the amazing marine life such as dolphins, sharks, rays, sea turtles and whales.
Professional commentary and local knowledge are sure to make your Cairns and Great Barrier Reef scenic flight experience even more enjoyable.
After your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and complimentary bus transfer, you will find yourself at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, ready to depart on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island.
Your transfer vessel is a fast and modern “Reef Rocket” catamaran which takes you to the island within 45 minutes.
Once on Green Island, you can choose between snorkelling and a glass bottom boat tour or add a semi-submarine tour for a little extra.
Other optional extra activities available to be pre-booked for the package deal:
Although there are several cafés and restaurants on the island, buffet lunch is included on your comfortable and air-conditioned catamaran which can be used as your cool and comfortable “base” throughout your stay on the island.
After four exciting hours on Green Island, it's time to head back to Cairns. It takes just 45 minutes to cruise back, catching the last rays of the sun and warm breezes on the sundeck or sipping cold drinks in the air-conditioned cabin.
It is a great time to look through the photos of your day, purchase some souvenirs and perhaps ask the crew some last questions about the island and marine life.
Drop off to your accommodation is not included but is available at a small extra cost.
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Departs from General Aviation & Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
January - December
Closed Christmas Day
9.5 hours approx
Afternoon transfer back to accommodation
No Scuba Diving available on half day tours on Green Island
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.
Operator's Cancellation Policy: Full refund for cancellations received outside 48 hours of departure time. No refund for no-show.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 98