Green Island Discovery Tour

Tour Code: 117

Prices From

au$96

Live Availability

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

Child: au$50.00
Family: au$242.00

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

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Explore the world's largest coral reef on this unforgettable day trip to stunning Green Island. Located only 27km (17 miles) from Cairns, Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest and is home to a vast array of unique plant and bird species.

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Highlights

  • View the amazing marine world surrounding Green Island while keeping dry in a glass bottom boat. 
  • Snorkel straight off the beach and explore the reef's stunning coral gardens and colourful marine life.
  • Take a self-guided eco walk and discover the island’s prolific birdlife and unique tropical rainforest.
  • Discover amazing underwater canyons on an optional scuba diving tour.

Perfect Selfie

  • Lie on the white coral sand beach with your feet in the clear aquamarine water and you have the perfect “I'm on a tropical island paradise!” selfie to share with your friends and on our Facebook page!

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

Itinerary

Journey to Green Island

Enjoy an incredible day exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, a 6000-year-old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

You will board a spacious, luxury air-conditioned catamaran at Cairns for a 45-minute journey to Green Island. Complimentary tea and coffee are served on board until the vessel leaves. 

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Included In Price

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self-guided eco island walk
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour OR use of snorkelling equipment
  • Entry to island swimming pool
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Complimentary beach bag
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

There are three departure times from Cairns to Green Island: 8.30am, 10.30am, 1.00pm.

Departure Instructions
  • Departure from Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns.
  • It is recommended to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers are available from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Palm Cove at an additional cost. Please speak to us about organising transportation.
Destinations

Green Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

For Christmas and New Year there is a high demand so advance booking is advised.
All days subject to weather conditions.

Duration

5 or 7 hours on Green Island
Boat ride 45 minutes each way

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Money for snacks & drinks
  • Camera (charged)
  • Spare socks
  • Rash vest for sun protection
  • Comforatable shoes
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Seawalker helmet diving
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Boat snorkel trip
  • Parasailing
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Oil massage
  • Dine at the resort's award winning Emeralds Restaurant
  • Wetsuits
  • Lycra suits and optical masks are also available from the Island Dive Shop
  • Certified diving
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Seawalker - minimum age 12 years
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12 years.
  • Helicopter ride – extra cost incurred for any person over 100kg.
  • Parasail – minimum age 8 years and weight over 25 kilos.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Children 4 - 14 years. Children 3 years and under are free of charge.
  • Diving activities open to children over 12 years of age.
  • Parasailing open to children 8-14 years.
  • Marineland child entry to 14 years of age.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family.
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: The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems, or to use another vessel or select the sites used.
  • There is no refund if the tour is cancelled by the customer within 24 hours of travel date.
Additional Information
  • All schedules, activities and prices may vary without notice.
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users unless they have a certain amount of mobility.
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Alighting from vessel to Green Island – if the gangway is at high tide then this will make it difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. Speak to our Tour Specialists about the most suitable days to travel to avoid this.

Green Island has a boardwalk which is wheelchair friendly for self-guided eco walk tours.

Hearing Impaired Information

The self-guided eco walk tour is well signposted and has informative displays throughout so you can self-guide and read the information throughout your tour.

All instructional videos have subtitles for hearing impaired guests.

Additional Information

There are disabled toilets on Green Island and ramps.
Wheelchair Accessibility

Alighting from vessel to Green Island – if the gangway is at high tide then this will make it difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. Speak to our Tour Specialists about the most suitable days to travel to avoid this.

Doorway Measurements For Wheelchair Access

The doorways are normal size, so will fit regular size wheelchair width.

Number of Steps

3 steps onto boat.

Boarding Access

No wheelchair access on vessel – only for collapsible wheelchairs.

Onboard Access

Some vessels have extra wide toilets for wheelchair access. Please advise our Tour Specialists if you require this facility as it is only available on some vessels. The journey is 45 minutes.

Hearing Impaired Information

All instructional videos have subtitles for hearing impaired guets.

Facilities

Some vessels have extra wide toilets for wheelchair access. Please advise our Tour Specialists if you require this facility as it is only available on some vessels.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Alighting from vessel to Green Island – if the gangway is at high tide then this will make it difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. Speak to our Tour Specialists about the most suitable days to travel to avoid this.

For snorkelling, access is from the sandy beach which is not suitable for wheelchairs. The beach is approximately 3m wide (depending on tides) so if there is a certain amount of mobility then this can be managed.

Hearing Impaired Information

All instructional videos have subtitles for hearing impaired guests.

Facilities

Buoyancy vests and noodles are available for extra support in the water for your snorkelling.

Additional Information

There are disabled toilets on Green Island and ramps.

Going from the boardwalk to the beach will require help if in a wheelchair.
Wheelchair Accessibility

Marineland is on one level.

Alighting from vessel to Green Island – if the gangway is at high tide then this will make it difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. Speak to our Tour Specialists about the most suitable days to travel to avoid this.

Hearing Impaired Information

Exhibits display signs with written information and notices.

Additional Information

Disabled toilets on Green Island and ramps.
Transfers

Transfers from Cairns/Northern Beaches accommodation to be organised separately. Please speak to our Tour Specialists if you have any special transfer requirements.

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

Explore the world's largest coral reef on this unforgettable day trip to stunning Green Island. Located only 27km (17 miles) from Cairns, Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest and is home to a vast array of unique plant and bird species.

Read More

Highlights

  • View the amazing marine world surrounding Green Island while keeping dry in a glass bottom boat. 
  • Snorkel straight off the beach and explore the reef's stunning coral gardens and colourful marine life.
  • Take a self-guided eco walk and discover the island’s prolific birdlife and unique tropical rainforest.
  • Discover amazing underwater canyons on an optional scuba diving tour.

Perfect Selfie

  • Lie on the white coral sand beach with your feet in the clear aquamarine water and you have the perfect “I'm on a tropical island paradise!” selfie to share with your friends and on our Facebook page!

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

Itinerary

Journey to Green Island

Enjoy an incredible day exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, a 6000-year-old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

You will board a spacious, luxury air-conditioned catamaran at Cairns for a 45-minute journey to Green Island. Complimentary tea and coffee are served on board until the vessel leaves. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self-guided eco island walk
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour OR use of snorkelling equipment
  • Entry to island swimming pool
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Complimentary beach bag
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

There are three departure times from Cairns to Green Island: 8.30am, 10.30am, 1.00pm.

Departure Instructions
  • Departure from Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns.
  • It is recommended to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers are available from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Palm Cove at an additional cost. Please speak to us about organising transportation.
Destinations

Green Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

For Christmas and New Year there is a high demand so advance booking is advised.
All days subject to weather conditions.

Duration

5 or 7 hours on Green Island
Boat ride 45 minutes each way

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Money for snacks & drinks
  • Camera (charged)
  • Spare socks
  • Rash vest for sun protection
  • Comforatable shoes
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Seawalker helmet diving
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Boat snorkel trip
  • Parasailing
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Oil massage
  • Dine at the resort's award winning Emeralds Restaurant
  • Wetsuits
  • Lycra suits and optical masks are also available from the Island Dive Shop
  • Certified diving
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Seawalker - minimum age 12 years
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12 years.
  • Helicopter ride – extra cost incurred for any person over 100kg.
  • Parasail – minimum age 8 years and weight over 25 kilos.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Children 4 - 14 years. Children 3 years and under are free of charge.
  • Diving activities open to children over 12 years of age.
  • Parasailing open to children 8-14 years.
  • Marineland child entry to 14 years of age.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family.
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: The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems, or to use another vessel or select the sites used.
  • There is no refund if the tour is cancelled by the customer within 24 hours of travel date.
Additional Information
  • All schedules, activities and prices may vary without notice.
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users unless they have a certain amount of mobility.
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

Tour Code: 117

Prices From

au$96

Live Availability

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

Child: au$50.00
Family: au$242.00

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

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