Great Barrier Reef Tours - Green Island Half Day Tour

Tour Code: 12

Prices From

au$97

Live Availability - Book Now

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

Child: au$48.50
Family: au$242.50

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

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

This Green Island cruise is perfect if you’re a little pushed for time (or don't want the kids out the entire day) and want to explore the Great Barrier Reef in half a day with the benefit of lots of (wet and dry) optional activities included.

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Highlights

  • Visit a tropical island paradise AND experience the Great Barrier Reef
  • Meet playful rays, rainbow coloured fish and sea turtles as you snorkel straight off the beach
  • Stay dry and view the reef from the comfort of a semi-submarine or glass bottom boat
  • Take a stroll around Green Island’s unique rainforest walkways or relax and soak up the sun on pure white sand beaches 
  • Family-friendly tour offering loads of optional extra activities and some fun, complimentary items for the kids

Perfect Selfie

  • For a unique selfie, take a dry snap underwater on the semi-submarine with marine life swirling behind your smiling face.

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

Itinerary

Cruise to Green Island aboard a luxurious catamaran

If you’re the type of individual keen to fit in everything Cairns has to offer, you’ll love this half-day tour of Green Island.

Cruise direct from Cairns Marlin Marina to this magical cove in just 45 minutes aboard a speedy, air-conditioned catamaran. With a choice of either an early 9.00am or afternoon 1.00pm cruise, both will provide an exhilarating glide across the Great Barrier Reef.

Cold drinks and snacks are available on board, so you might want to bring a bit of spare cash. Keep your eyes peeled on your journey as dolphins and dugong have been known to make an appearance alongside the vessel as you enter the coral cay. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Cruise to Green Island on an air-conditioned, high speed catamaran
  • 2 X Green Island half day tour options with a 9.00am or 1.00pm departure allowing two hours on Green Island
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear OR glass bottom boat tour
  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Entry fees included in cost
  • Government reef levy
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 9.00am daily
  • 1.00pm daily
Departure Instructions
  • If making your own way, please ensure you check in at Reef Fleet Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Board at 8.30am for the 9.00am departing cruise.
  • Board at 12.30pm for the 1.00pm departing cruise.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers to and from accommodation in Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches are available for a small extra fee. Please speak to us about arranging transportation.
  • Pick-ups for the 9.00am departing cruise commence from 7.20am.
  • Pick-ups for the 1.00pm departing cruise commence from 11.45am.
Destinations

Green Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Surcharge applies on Christmas Day

Duration

2 Hours

What to Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card
  • Rash vest / shirt to swim in for sun protection
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Semi-submarine coral viewing tour
  • Glass bottom boat tour (if not already selected as part of the tour package)
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Scenic helicopter flights (subject to availability on the day)
  • Lycra suits, floatation vests and prescription masks
  • Coffee, cold drinks and snacks can be purchased on boat. Souvenirs are also available to purchase on board
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 may take prams, strollers and capsules on boat
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.

  • Operator Cancellation Policy:
  • 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

A refundable deposit of $20 is required for the hiring of snorkelling gear. Cash or credit card imprint

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Ecotourism Certified
Containes notes on wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair access for folding wheelchairs only.

Boarding Access

Wheelchair ramp.

Onboard Access

Limited wheelchair ramps. Walkways not wide enough for electronic wheelchair.

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Noelle H

Reviewed on June 24, 2018

Nothing to do with the way the tour was run - just needed less wind and cloud!

Ravinder S

Reviewed on July 11, 2017

Overall good, but two event spaced so closely together, thus rushed through.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Ravinder, thanks for your feedback. We are pleased you had a nice day at Green Island, it certainly is a must-do Cairns attraction. The Tour Specialists team look forward to welcoming you back soon and we can perhaps entice you to extend your time on the island so it is not so rushed.

Thomas H

Reviewed on October 05, 2016

The trip to Green Island was absolutely beautiful. The company (Big Cat) was friendly and provided great service. The island itself was just incredible - such beautiful views and great snorkeling. I highly recommend.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Thomas, It is great to hear that you loved the trip to Green Island! It is only a short ferry ride away and very accessible. Maybe next time you will choose to discover Fitzroy, Frankland or Low Isles!

Sharen R

Reviewed on September 29, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my half day trip and would enjoy visiting the island again, should I ever return to Cairns.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you Sharon, we look forward to have you back snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef soon!

Andrew A

Reviewed on August 01, 2016

Enjoyed the tour, but not able to see much of the reef because of the weather conditions (windy and reef covered with sand in places) Half a day is enough time on Green Island if you're not interested in sitting on the beach/snorkelling

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Andrew, thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately if there is one thing we cannot control it is the weather. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour regardless and hopefully we can see you again in Cairns and on the Great Barrier Reef with the perfect conditions we are used to.

John

Reviewed on August 01, 2016

Yes, very good.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi John, thanks for your feedback. The Tour Specialists are pleased you had a great time on Green Island. We look forward to seeing you back in Cairns and out on the Great Barrier Reef again soon!

Show More
This Green Island cruise is perfect if you’re a little pushed for time (or don't want the kids out the entire day) and want to explore the Great Barrier Reef in half a day with the benefit of lots of (wet and dry) optional activities included.

Read More

Highlights

  • Visit a tropical island paradise AND experience the Great Barrier Reef
  • Meet playful rays, rainbow coloured fish and sea turtles as you snorkel straight off the beach
  • Stay dry and view the reef from the comfort of a semi-submarine or glass bottom boat
  • Take a stroll around Green Island’s unique rainforest walkways or relax and soak up the sun on pure white sand beaches 
  • Family-friendly tour offering loads of optional extra activities and some fun, complimentary items for the kids

Perfect Selfie

  • For a unique selfie, take a dry snap underwater on the semi-submarine with marine life swirling behind your smiling face.

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

Itinerary

Cruise to Green Island aboard a luxurious catamaran

If you’re the type of individual keen to fit in everything Cairns has to offer, you’ll love this half-day tour of Green Island.

Cruise direct from Cairns Marlin Marina to this magical cove in just 45 minutes aboard a speedy, air-conditioned catamaran. With a choice of either an early 9.00am or afternoon 1.00pm cruise, both will provide an exhilarating glide across the Great Barrier Reef.

Cold drinks and snacks are available on board, so you might want to bring a bit of spare cash. Keep your eyes peeled on your journey as dolphins and dugong have been known to make an appearance alongside the vessel as you enter the coral cay. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Cruise to Green Island on an air-conditioned, high speed catamaran
  • 2 X Green Island half day tour options with a 9.00am or 1.00pm departure allowing two hours on Green Island
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear OR glass bottom boat tour
  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Entry fees included in cost
  • Government reef levy
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 9.00am daily
  • 1.00pm daily
Departure Instructions
  • If making your own way, please ensure you check in at Reef Fleet Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Board at 8.30am for the 9.00am departing cruise.
  • Board at 12.30pm for the 1.00pm departing cruise.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers to and from accommodation in Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches are available for a small extra fee. Please speak to us about arranging transportation.
  • Pick-ups for the 9.00am departing cruise commence from 7.20am.
  • Pick-ups for the 1.00pm departing cruise commence from 11.45am.
Destinations

Green Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Surcharge applies on Christmas Day

Duration

2 Hours

What to Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card
  • Rash vest / shirt to swim in for sun protection
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Semi-submarine coral viewing tour
  • Glass bottom boat tour (if not already selected as part of the tour package)
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Scenic helicopter flights (subject to availability on the day)
  • Lycra suits, floatation vests and prescription masks
  • Coffee, cold drinks and snacks can be purchased on boat. Souvenirs are also available to purchase on board
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 may take prams, strollers and capsules on boat
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.

  • Operator Cancellation Policy:
  • 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

A refundable deposit of $20 is required for the hiring of snorkelling gear. Cash or credit card imprint

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Ecotourism Certified

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Noelle H

Reviewed on June 24, 2018

Nothing to do with the way the tour was run - just needed less wind and cloud!

Ravinder S

Reviewed on July 11, 2017

Overall good, but two event spaced so closely together, thus rushed through.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Ravinder, thanks for your feedback. We are pleased you had a nice day at Green Island, it certainly is a must-do Cairns attraction. The Tour Specialists team look forward to welcoming you back soon and we can perhaps entice you to extend your time on the island so it is not so rushed.

Thomas H

Reviewed on October 05, 2016

The trip to Green Island was absolutely beautiful. The company (Big Cat) was friendly and provided great service. The island itself was just incredible - such beautiful views and great snorkeling. I highly recommend.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Thomas, It is great to hear that you loved the trip to Green Island! It is only a short ferry ride away and very accessible. Maybe next time you will choose to discover Fitzroy, Frankland or Low Isles!

Sharen R

Reviewed on September 29, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my half day trip and would enjoy visiting the island again, should I ever return to Cairns.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you Sharon, we look forward to have you back snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef soon!

Andrew A

Reviewed on August 01, 2016

Enjoyed the tour, but not able to see much of the reef because of the weather conditions (windy and reef covered with sand in places) Half a day is enough time on Green Island if you're not interested in sitting on the beach/snorkelling

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Andrew, thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately if there is one thing we cannot control it is the weather. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour regardless and hopefully we can see you again in Cairns and on the Great Barrier Reef with the perfect conditions we are used to.

John

Reviewed on August 01, 2016

Yes, very good.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi John, thanks for your feedback. The Tour Specialists are pleased you had a great time on Green Island. We look forward to seeing you back in Cairns and out on the Great Barrier Reef again soon!

Show More

Tour Code: 12

Prices From

au$97

Live Availability - Book Now

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

Child: au$48.50
Family: au$242.50

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

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