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Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Tour - 2 in 1 Deal

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Save $135.00 Family Deal 2nd Child Free

From

au$270.00

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

Child: au$146.00
Family: au$693.00

Tour Code: 127

  • See the largest crocodile in captivity in Australia, 112-year-old Cassius, who resides at Marineland Melanesia on Green Island
  • Snorkel with turtles and explore the colourful coral gardens at Green Island
  • Take a self-guided eco walk on the only island with a rainforest in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Glide through the reef on an underwater semi-submersible submarine tour
  • No underwater camera? No worries! Snap a great selfie with a passing turtle or tropical fish by the underwater viewing gallery window on the activity pontoon on the outer Barrier Reef
  • Book the optional extra scenic helicopter flights and see the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the water
  • Whilst on the outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon try scuba diving or a ride on the underwater scooters with Scuba Doo

See the best of both worlds, the ultimate reef and island Combo Package Tour Deal from Cairns. Visit 2 stunning, distinctly different locations, Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Save $135.00 Family Deal 2nd Child Travels Free. 2 in 1 Deal.

This great value 2 in 1 Great Barrier Reef Combo Package Tour Deal also caters for swimmers and non-swimmers, the elderly, young children and teenagers, and adrenaline junkies.

Tour 1: Green Island Tour

You will spend two hours on stunning Green Island, located just 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. 

For more relaxed activities you can take a leisurely island eco-walk, laze on the white sand beaches, or choose from a range of optional activities including a relaxing oil massage and Marineland Melanesia visit.

Adventure lovers and families with teenagers will relish the action-packed optional activities on offer including:

  • kayaking
  • seawalker helmet walking
  • surf skiing
  • windsurfing
  • parasailing
  • scenic helicopter flights.

Tour 2: Great Barrier Reef Tour - Activity platform

After two hours on Green Island, it's time to head out on your Great Barrier Reef tour to the spacious activity platform on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Here you'll enjoy an unforgettable three hours of snorkelling and scuba diving the reef and enjoying the pontoons interactive experiences which range from adrenaline-filled to just relaxing and gazing out across the reef.  

  • Snorkel amongst the various coral gardens.
  • Watch the playful fish, divers and snorkellers in the underwater observatory.
  • Cruise the reef on a guided semi-submersible submarine tour.
  • Laze on the spacious sundeck while you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

You can also choose from a range of optional extra upgrade activities including:

  • Scuba diving for beginners 
  • Scuba Doo (underwater mopeds)
  • Certified dive tours
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter flights or Cruise/Fly and Fly/Cruise options 

Green Island Tour

Jump on board with your family and enjoy a trip aboard our air-conditioned reef tour boat at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal for a fast 45-minute ride to Green Island.

A stunning 6000-year-old coral cay, Green Island is situated like a jewel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

What makes the island so unique is it is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef to have a rainforest and is home to over 120 species of plants and over 55 species of birds

You'll enjoy a range of amazing island adventures and fun activities during your two-hour visit.

Snorkel On Green Island

Ready to snorkel? Make your way to the Island Dive Shop where you will be fitted with your snorkel, mask and fins.

Prescription masks, flotation vests and full-length lycra suits are available at an extra cost.

You're then ready to snorkel straight off the beach to explore this magical underwater world. 

Green Island attracts many turtles so there is a high chance you'll find your snorkel companion has a hard shell! 

Self-Guided Green Island Eco Walk

Enjoy a nature-packed self-guided eco walk through the island's unique mixture of coastal and rainforest plants. 

The walkway is boarded and you'll learn fascinating facts about the island's flora and fauna from information signs along the way. 

Keep your eye out for some rare native Australian birdlife, including:

  • Silvereye
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Reef Heron
  • Torres Strait Pigeon
  • Bull Branded Rail
  • Osprey

Marineland Melanesia (optional activity)

Head to Marineland Melanesai to see the world's largest crocodile in captivity!

The colossal Cassius boasts a weight of over one ton, is 5.48 metres long and over 112 years old. 

He resides at Marineland Melanesia along with 50 of his smaller crocodile friends. 

Don't let the family miss the feeding of the crocs daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm

While you're there, visit Marineland's aquarium, and view the collection of primitive tribal artefacts and other fascinating historic exhibits. 

Parasailing the Great Barrier Reef (optional activity)

This is the closest you will get to parachuting without jumping out of a plane!

Experience a rush of pure adrenaline as you're pulled behind a speedboat on a specially designed seat for two, and soar above the crystal blue shimmering waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll have a bird’s eye view over the tops of the rainforest trees and across to stunning Green Island and be able to peer down into the coral gardens below. 

Seawalker Helmet walking (optional activity)

If you would like to explore the reef but don't want to get your hair wet, smudge your makeup, or mist up your glasses, then Seawalker helmet diving is the perfect underwater activity.

It's quick and easy, all you have to do is pop a Seawalker helmet on your head and shoulders and then be lowered into the coral gardens below. 

Seawalker helmet walking is great for non-swimmers who want to still see and experience the Great Barrier Reef just like everyone else.

They too can immerse themselves in this amazing underwater environment to interact with the cheeky local marine residents and the well known Parrot fish Gavin who simply cannot resist a selfie.

Gavin is very famous he is on facebook and has his own youtube page!

The Seawalker tour is an unforgettable experience that  lasts from 45 to 60 minutes from the beginning of your briefing to when you arrive back to dry land.

This activity is ultra safe and throughout your experience, trained guides will be beside you all the way to give you extra support. 

As you walk along the smooth sandy sea floor through this amazing underwater world, you will see vibrant coloured reef fish, intricate shapes of hard and soft corals and you might even walk past a grazing sea turtle!

Ensure you pre-book your Seawalker Green Island tour as spaces are limited.

Great Barrier Reef Tour - Interactive Pontoon Platform –

After two hours on Green Island, you'll head to the outer reef interactive activity pontoon.

This stable platform offers the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore the Great Barrier Reef from both above the water and below the water.

Choose to snorkel, visit the underwater observatory or cruise the reef on a semi-submersible submarine tour.

Or choose from a range of optional extra activities including scuba diving and low level scenic helicopter flights over the coral reef. 

Snorkelling

Experience the wonder of the coral reef and encounter colourful marine life such as clownfish, parrot fish, Maori Wrasse and sea turtles as you snorkel the outer reef coral gardens.

All snorkel equipment (fins, masks, snorkel and flotation devices) is included with your Great Barrier Reef tour.

The friendly staff will help fit your equipment and assist first-time snorkellers. 

Semi - Submersible Submarine Tour

Imagine exploring the vibrant reef and marine life from the comfort of an air-conditioned semi-submersible submarine.

You will meander slowly through the stunning coral gardens of the outer reef and as you look out of your viewing window what you see will be accompanied by a running commentary.

This is a wonderful way to view the Great Barrier Reef for people of all ages and abilities and again perfect for families with young children and for non-swimmers.

The tour takes 25 minutes and one leaves every 30 minutes.

Underwater Marine Observatory

View the Great Barrier Reef activity from the comfort of the underwater observatory.

You'll be amazed by the array of incredible marine life that passes by the glass perspex windows.

Snap some piccies of your family as they snorkel and dive in front of you. 

Stay for the Eco Reef talk by a marine biologist to learn lots of fascinating facts about the Reef. 

Guided Snorkel Tour (optional activity)

If you'd like more of an immersive and informative underwater experience you can choose to join a guided snorkel tour. 

Your knowledgeable guide will swim with you and provide lots of fascinating information on the marine life that you encounter. 

Scuba Doo (optional activity)

Imagine riding an underwater scooter around the reef!

Scuba Doo is a truly unique experience and not available anywhere else in Australia.

No previous experience is necessary and it’s ideal for non-swimmers, people who don’t want to get their hair wet or wear glasses, or for anyone wanting a one-of-a-kind reef experience. 

Pre-book your Scuba Doo tour as spaces are limited. 

Introduction to Scuba Diving (optional activity)

First-time divers, here's your chance to dive the world famous Great Barrier Reef!  

You will be given a briefing and carry out some basic skills before you dive.

Your dive will be in shallow water, within a small group (maximum four people) and you will be close to your diving instructor throughout. 

We guarantee you won’t want to come up!

Certified Scuba Divers (optional activity)

This is one to tick off your bucket list. As any diver will know, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most iconic reefs in the world. 

With crystal clear waters and visibility, low currents and one of the most diverse underwater environments in the world, this is the ultimate scuba divers' playground.

If you have forgotten your certification card, no problems if you are PADI certified this can be checked online.

Scenic Helicopter Flight (optional activity)

Enjoy spectacular views from the seat of of your scenic helicopter flight over the world’s largest coral reef on a 10 minute scenic flight from the outer reef pontoon.

Or Choose:

  • Cruise to Green Island & Outer Barrier Reef - Fly Back to Cairns on 25 minute scenic flight 
  • Fly to Green Island - Cruise to outer Barrier Reef and cruise back to Cairns

Seeing the beauty of this World Heritage-listed site from above in the seat of a helicopter is a memory that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

During July – August, you might even see the dark shadows of migrating humpback whales and Dwarf Minke whales or a pod of playful dolphins. 

You can also choose to book a fly cruise or cruise fly from Cairns to and from the pontoon for an extra special way to see the Great Barrier Reef from another perspective.

See more Cairns and Great Barrier Reef tour options. 

Included In Price

  • Includes a 2-hour stopover on Green Island
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection on outward journey
  • 3 hours at the outer reef activity platform
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Reef Education Presentation
  • Semi-submersible submarine coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Eco Reef Talk with marine naturalist in underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst on the platform
  • Cheese and biscuits on the return journey
  • Guided
  • Government reef levy
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8.30am

Departure Instructions
  • Departure from Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns.
  • It is recommended to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure.
  • Coach transfers are available from Cairns City and the Northern Beaches at an additional cost.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Green Island
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Between the months of Feb – April, availability is dependent on numbers and maintenance.
For Christmas and New Year there is a high demand so advance booking is advised.
All activities are subject to weather conditions.

Duration

7 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Book the helicopter Cruise/Fly, Fly/Cruise options
  • Introductory scuba diving (no experience necessary, subject to medical questionnaire)
  • Certified scuba diving
  • Scuba Doo underwater scooter, scuba diving and Seawalker – medical, height and age restrictions apply; must be 12 to 70 years.
  • Supervised snorkelling trips
  • Helicopter scenic flights (subject to availability – ask us on booking)
  • Drinks from licenced bar
  • Marineland visit entry
  • Parasailing
Fitness Level Required

Low

Restrictions
  • Parasail – minimum weight for solo parasail is 25kgs and minimum age is 8 years.
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12 years.
  • Helicopter ride – extra cost incurred for any person over 100kg.
Additional Information
  • Scuba diving and helmet diving age restriction: 12 to 70 years.
  • Before Scuba Doo and Introduction to Diving activities a medical questionnaire will be required to be filled in.
  • Certification cards are required for any certified diving activities. If you don’t have your certification card for PADI certifications, this can be checked online by staff onboard.
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • If you have a specific language requirement, please advise your Tour Specialist and they can arrange to see if a member of staff with the language can be made available for your tour. Language availability is dependent on the staff employed at the time of your trip.
  • This tour is not recommended for disabled/wheelchair users unless they have a certain amount of mobility. There are no facilities for wheelchair users on the Great Barrier Reef activity platform.
  • For disabled/wheelchair users we would recommend booking a separate tour to Green Island or to the activity platform on the Agincourt Reef where the boat and the pontoon has hoists and disabled toilets.
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card – for drinks, souvenirs, and optional activities
  • Spare socks
  • Rash vest for sun protection whilst snorkelling

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Hugh M

Reviewed on June 17, 2016

Greatly enjoyed our day out to the reef

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

The tour specialists are delighted you enjoyed your day with Great adventures experiencing Green Island & the Great Adventures outer reef pontoon. It is a great value tour and perfect if you are limited on time and want to experience the most in 1 day.

Dhanashree B

Reviewed on September 23, 2015

it was an unforgettable experience. The crew was very helpful. Instructor Katrina really had been very supportive in training session and the dive. I am very thankful to your team.

  • Child fare: 4-14 years inclusive
  • Infants 3 and under travel free
  • Family fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Parasailing open to children 8-14 years

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.

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Tour - 2 in 1 Deal

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Save $135.00 Family Deal 2nd Child Free

From

au$270.00

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

Child: au$146.00
Family: au$693.00

Tour Code: 127

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