Great Barrier Reef Tours | Green Island Full Day Tour | Cairns

Tour Code: 11

Prices From

au$98

Live Availability - Book Now

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$49.00
Family: au$245.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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Green Island tour, air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran for an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns to Green Island – the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest.

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Highlights

  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island aboard a luxury, air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran 
  • Take a rainforest walk and discover the island’s prolific birdlife and unique tropical rainforest
  • Jump aboard a custom glass bottom boat for 30 minutes of reef viewing pleasure
  • Snorkel straight off the beach and explore stunning coral gardens and colourful marine life

Perfect Selfie

  • Walk along Green Island's unique rainforest boardwalks and you'll come across some great spots for selfie action. You may even get photo bombed by some of the island's rare birdlife! 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Cairns Island Tour - Green Island - Great Barrier Reef Tour

Choose from rising with the birds to board the early 9.00am Cairns Island Tour to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef (you may see sea eagles and osprey soaring alongside the boat) or sleep in and take the 11.00am reef tour.

Your trusty steed for the day is a luxurious, air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran, equipped with spacious air conditioned cabins. 

Sip a complimentary coffee or tea upon boarding then get ready for the trip of a lifetime. 

Travel time to the beautiful coral cay of Green Island is just under an hour. 

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Included In Price

  • High speed catamaran transfers to Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear or glass bottom boat tour (extra charge if you choose to do both)
  • Snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Self-guided island walk
  • Free WiFi on all vessels
  • Government reef levy
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

9:00am or 11:00am

Departure Instructions
  • Boarding at 8.15am for 9.00am cruise
  • Boarding at 10.30am for 11.00am cruise
  • Cruise departs from the Marlin Marina – 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Passengers making their own way are required to check-in 30 min prior to departure
  • Please advise at the time of booking if you require accommodation transfers
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • 9.00am cruise: 7.20am and onwards pick up from Palm Cove and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 9.00am cruise: 7.55am pick up from Cairns City accommodation
  • 11.00am cruise: 9.45am and onwards pick up from Palm Cove and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 11.00am cruise: 10.25am pick up from Cairns City accommodation
Destinations

Green Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Surcharge applies on Christmas Day

Duration

5 hours on Green Island – 9:00am departure
4 hours on Green Island – 11:00am departure
Return to Cairns at 5:00pm for both tours

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Cash or credit card for drinks and snacks
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Snuba & Snuba Doo
  • Transfers to and from accommodation in Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches are available for a small extra fee
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Helicopter scenic flights (subject to availability, needs to be pre booked)
Fitness Level Required

Low

Child Policy
  • Child Fare 4 - 14 years inclusive
  • Infants 3 and under travel free
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Parents can take prams, strollers and capsules on boat
  • Children from ages 4-14 will receive a free tour of the Big Cat Wheelhouse, membership to the Turtle Rescue Club & Cool Cat colouring sheet
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Subject to availability, changing of travel date is possible and permitted at no extra charge
  • Subject to circumstances, tour operator reserves the right to apply a cancellation fee for bookings cancelled within 24 hours of travel
  • COMBO Cancellation Policy: Full refund for cancellations received outside 48 hours of departure time. No refund for no-show.
Additional Information

Refundable deposit of $30 is required for the hire of snorkel gear on the day of travel

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Green Travel Leader
Containes notes on wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessibility
Doorway Measurements For Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access for folding wheelchair only.

Boarding Access

Wheelchair ramp

Onboard Access

Limited wheelchair ramps

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Dan D

Reviewed on October 31, 2018

Wonderful snorkeling, great service and beautiful island

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for sharing your feedback about beautiful Green Island. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to The Great Barrier Reef!

Maryann K

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

The catamaran ride out to Green Island was beautiful, weather sunny though very windy and rough conditions on the water. The boat rocked more than usual though felt safe and must admit, quite a fun ride going over the waves! Green Island is magical. Took my Mum there for the first time, she loved it. Walking through the national park and swimming in the waters were highlights.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Maryann thank you very much for your review on your Great Barrier Reef tour to Green Island Glad to hear your mum enjoyed it and it will be a memory you will both share forever Thank you from The Tour Specialists team and we look forward to seeing you again soon as we know you love visiting Cairns

Mark F

Reviewed on March 13, 2018

My trip was superb. The staff on board the boat were all consummate professionals, very friendly, and very very helpful.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for the great feedback Mark. The Tour Specialists are pleased you had a great day on Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

Brett R

Reviewed on November 22, 2017

was a great day out with our 3 year old son. lots of swimming and fish seen on the flat bottom boat plus five turtles

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Green Island is the ideal location for families with a variety of activities for all ages. We are happy to hear you had a great day and look forward to see you back again soon.

Maryann K

Reviewed on October 18, 2017

What an amazing day! Absolutely loved the big cat ride out to/coming back from Green Island. The island is quite special. Highlight for me is swimming in the waters... so clear, fresh and a gorgeous turquoise 'paradise' colour. A place I will never forget and will definately return to. To sit above deck and feel the reef breeze riding along the Coral Sea, was the best feeling. Snorkelling is something I will try next time. Marineland Melanesia was nice to look through, the croc show was the highlight there! Lovely to see crocs looking relaxed!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Maryann, Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased to hear that you had the best time on Green Island! We are looking forward to hear from your whenever you are planning to visit Far North Queensland again!

Kerrie K

Reviewed on September 13, 2017

Had a great day here. Green Island is lovely and Melanesian Marineland was terrific as well. Would highly recommend a visit. Trip across on the Big Cat was very quick and most enjoyable.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Kerrie, Big Cat Cruises- Green Island is a great way to experience not only great snorkelling but also the largest crocodile in captivity- Cassius as the star of the show at Marineland Melanesia

Show More
Green Island tour, air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran for an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns to Green Island – the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest.

Read More

Highlights

  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island aboard a luxury, air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran 
  • Take a rainforest walk and discover the island’s prolific birdlife and unique tropical rainforest
  • Jump aboard a custom glass bottom boat for 30 minutes of reef viewing pleasure
  • Snorkel straight off the beach and explore stunning coral gardens and colourful marine life

Perfect Selfie

  • Walk along Green Island's unique rainforest boardwalks and you'll come across some great spots for selfie action. You may even get photo bombed by some of the island's rare birdlife! 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Cairns Island Tour - Green Island - Great Barrier Reef Tour

Choose from rising with the birds to board the early 9.00am Cairns Island Tour to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef (you may see sea eagles and osprey soaring alongside the boat) or sleep in and take the 11.00am reef tour.

Your trusty steed for the day is a luxurious, air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran, equipped with spacious air conditioned cabins. 

Sip a complimentary coffee or tea upon boarding then get ready for the trip of a lifetime. 

Travel time to the beautiful coral cay of Green Island is just under an hour. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • High speed catamaran transfers to Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear or glass bottom boat tour (extra charge if you choose to do both)
  • Snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Self-guided island walk
  • Free WiFi on all vessels
  • Government reef levy
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

9:00am or 11:00am

Departure Instructions
  • Boarding at 8.15am for 9.00am cruise
  • Boarding at 10.30am for 11.00am cruise
  • Cruise departs from the Marlin Marina – 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Passengers making their own way are required to check-in 30 min prior to departure
  • Please advise at the time of booking if you require accommodation transfers
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • 9.00am cruise: 7.20am and onwards pick up from Palm Cove and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 9.00am cruise: 7.55am pick up from Cairns City accommodation
  • 11.00am cruise: 9.45am and onwards pick up from Palm Cove and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 11.00am cruise: 10.25am pick up from Cairns City accommodation
Destinations

Green Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Surcharge applies on Christmas Day

Duration

5 hours on Green Island – 9:00am departure
4 hours on Green Island – 11:00am departure
Return to Cairns at 5:00pm for both tours

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Cash or credit card for drinks and snacks
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Snuba & Snuba Doo
  • Transfers to and from accommodation in Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches are available for a small extra fee
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Helicopter scenic flights (subject to availability, needs to be pre booked)
Fitness Level Required

Low

Child Policy
  • Child Fare 4 - 14 years inclusive
  • Infants 3 and under travel free
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Parents can take prams, strollers and capsules on boat
  • Children from ages 4-14 will receive a free tour of the Big Cat Wheelhouse, membership to the Turtle Rescue Club & Cool Cat colouring sheet
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Subject to availability, changing of travel date is possible and permitted at no extra charge
  • Subject to circumstances, tour operator reserves the right to apply a cancellation fee for bookings cancelled within 24 hours of travel
  • COMBO Cancellation Policy: Full refund for cancellations received outside 48 hours of departure time. No refund for no-show.
Additional Information

Refundable deposit of $30 is required for the hire of snorkel gear on the day of travel

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Green Travel Leader

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Dan D

Reviewed on October 31, 2018

Wonderful snorkeling, great service and beautiful island

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for sharing your feedback about beautiful Green Island. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to The Great Barrier Reef!

Maryann K

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

The catamaran ride out to Green Island was beautiful, weather sunny though very windy and rough conditions on the water. The boat rocked more than usual though felt safe and must admit, quite a fun ride going over the waves! Green Island is magical. Took my Mum there for the first time, she loved it. Walking through the national park and swimming in the waters were highlights.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Maryann thank you very much for your review on your Great Barrier Reef tour to Green Island Glad to hear your mum enjoyed it and it will be a memory you will both share forever Thank you from The Tour Specialists team and we look forward to seeing you again soon as we know you love visiting Cairns

Mark F

Reviewed on March 13, 2018

My trip was superb. The staff on board the boat were all consummate professionals, very friendly, and very very helpful.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for the great feedback Mark. The Tour Specialists are pleased you had a great day on Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

Brett R

Reviewed on November 22, 2017

was a great day out with our 3 year old son. lots of swimming and fish seen on the flat bottom boat plus five turtles

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Green Island is the ideal location for families with a variety of activities for all ages. We are happy to hear you had a great day and look forward to see you back again soon.

Maryann K

Reviewed on October 18, 2017

What an amazing day! Absolutely loved the big cat ride out to/coming back from Green Island. The island is quite special. Highlight for me is swimming in the waters... so clear, fresh and a gorgeous turquoise 'paradise' colour. A place I will never forget and will definately return to. To sit above deck and feel the reef breeze riding along the Coral Sea, was the best feeling. Snorkelling is something I will try next time. Marineland Melanesia was nice to look through, the croc show was the highlight there! Lovely to see crocs looking relaxed!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Maryann, Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased to hear that you had the best time on Green Island! We are looking forward to hear from your whenever you are planning to visit Far North Queensland again!

Kerrie K

Reviewed on September 13, 2017

Had a great day here. Green Island is lovely and Melanesian Marineland was terrific as well. Would highly recommend a visit. Trip across on the Big Cat was very quick and most enjoyable.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Kerrie, Big Cat Cruises- Green Island is a great way to experience not only great snorkelling but also the largest crocodile in captivity- Cassius as the star of the show at Marineland Melanesia

Show More

Tour Code: 11

Prices From

au$98

Live Availability - Book Now

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$49.00
Family: au$245.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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