Seawalker & Green Island Snorkel Tour

Tour Code: 459

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches

Seawalker - Perfect for Non-Swimmers
  • Most people can particpate in the Seawalker experience, Children from 12 years and a certain height can walk on the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef with their grandparents. 
  • If you have contact lenses or glasses no problems, leave them on and enjoy the Seawalker experience. 
  • Everyone loves the idea of walking on the bottom of the ocean among the fish and now Seawalker gives guests this opportunity on this Green Island tour out of Cairns.
  • Guests can visit Green Island on a half day tour or a full day tour to participate in Seawalker Helmet Diving. Look at the Medical Questionaire before booking.  

Included In Price

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise to Green Island
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving
  • Tea & coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Choice of glass bottom boat tour OR snorkeling equipment
  • Self-guided Eco Island Walk
  • Use of the Green Island day visitor facilities and Island Pool

Cruise from Cairns to family-friendly Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef for a day of discovery with a unique underwater Seawalker experience and snorkelling. Customise your adventure to your liking, with a choice of two, five or seven whole hours on the reef.

One of the incredible elements to this Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns is the phenomenal Seawalker, a guided underwater helmet safari that allows you to view majestic marine life in dry comfort.

You'll be fitted with your Seawalker helmet and suit, and briefed on a few skills for helmet walking on the ocean floor. The best part is; no experience is necessary, though a friendly guide will be with you every step of the way!

You can likewise skim the balmy surface across coral kingdoms and magical reef fish by snorkeling once you have experienced Seawalker.

Or choose an enthralling new perspective by partaking in a glass bottom boat tour.

There is also the option of a self-guided walk through the islands rainforest with various types of birds to view, and interpretive signs along the way guiding you along the pathways.

Green Island has a selection of eateries for lunch and snacks. And for sun-lovers, you can relax on the islands beaches, or lay by the Island's swimming pool.

Seawalker is a great activity for those guests who like to try something different and have experiences that are totally unique!. Seawalker is also perfect for non-swimmers and a great way to see underneath the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in safety. 

Cruise to Iconic Green Island

From Cairns Marlin Marina, it's only a 45 minute cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

This tropical location is truly extraordinary, and unlike any you’ve likely seen before. The haven is in fact a coral cay, and the only one of 300 on the Great Barrier Reef that boasts its own rainforest!

You’ll begin your island adventure with the Seawalker tour, and perhaps some snorkelling too!  And you'll likewise have the breathtaking opportunity to explore wildlife on the island eco-walk.

Estimated at over 6000 years old, Green Island has informational placards about the flora, fauna and fascinating indigenous history along its pathways.

For lovers of the sun, you’re welcomed to laze by the cool lagoon of the visitor’s swimming pool. 

Seawalker Helmet Diving

The Seawalker is a marvellous invention that allows all travellers to view the wonder of marine life from the floor of the Great Barrier Reef and still breath fresh air from above.

This is the perfect Great Barrier Reef experience for those who do not wish to go scuba diving and it is also great for non-swimmers to see the corals and fish under the water in total safety. 

You can keep your sunscreen and/or glasses on too!

Amazingly, you won't need any experience, though a friendly guide will share a few underwater techniques to enhance your experience.

With a few steps down a small ladder, you will be walking on the sea bed in no time!  You'll meander alongside grazing sea turtles and coral gardens.

This one-of-a-kind Great Barrier Reef tour adventure will likewise have you wandering a labyrinth of amazing coral formations.

There is little equal to the wonder of a turquoise Parrotfish gazing into your eyes, or discovering a vivid Clown fish civilisation close enough to touch!

Snorkel on Green Island

While drifting along the dazzling surface that surrounds Green Island, you'll discover the kind of marine life that make you smile.

They'll be some famous characters, such as Blue Tang (Dory) and a colony of Clown fish (Nemo), as well as some friendly sting rays and maybe even a little black tip or white tip reef shark pup (don't worry these creatures are curious and friendly!).

Amongst mesmerising fringing reef, you’ll discover fuchsia branch thickets and soft coral gardens.

You'll only have to walk a few feet from the shore to enter this tranqul wonderland. And another amazing treat is that Green Island is known by locals as ‘Turtle Heaven’, so be sure to keep your eyes open!

Great Barrier Reef Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Whilst on Green Island you simply must join a glass bottom boat tour if you are a non-swimmer or you would like to hear about the reef from a marine naturalist.

You will stay dry as you glide across the formation of coral gardens surrounding Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

As you embark on the vessel, a multihued magnitude of coral mountains and arresting intricate gardens will be revealed in shades such as purple, red and pale pink.

You'll be amazed, not just by this natural aquarium, but by the interactive presentation that accompanies this tour.

A friendly guide will point out beautiful sapphire Parrotfish, and explain how that munching sound you hear when you are underwater is actually them snacking on coral! 

Green Island Rainforest Eco Walk

The eco walk on Green Island will take you through the rainforest where you will hear the call of songbirds in the islands ancient trees.

This is a self-guided tour, and the interpretive placards will help along the way, you'll learn how this extremely unique coral cay is the only one of 300 in the Great Barrier Reef with a thriving rainforest. You'll likewise be fascinated by the 6000 year history of both indigenous people and European settlers. 

As you wander the walkways reading these Island quirks, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the real thing! You could spot a majestic osprey, known as the ‘sea hawk’ which is able to carry over 2 kilo in its powerful talons. 

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Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From


Departure Time
  • 8:30 am
  • 10:30 am
Departure Instructions

Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes prior to departure.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Coach transfers available for additional cost
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Green Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Does not operate Christmas Day


Half Day or Full Day Tour
Your choice of departure times: 8:30 am or 10:30 am

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Lycra suit
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Entry to Marineland Melanesia
  • Cairns City & Cairns Northern Beaches Transfers
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights from the beach on Green Island
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium


Minimum age for Seawalker is 12 years.


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 scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after 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.

Additional Information
  • A Medical Questionairre will be applicable for Seawalker activity
  • Certain vessels and Seawalker departures are suitable for mobility challnged guests, please advise at time of booking
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Cash or credit card for snacks and souveniors
  • Camera (charged)

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair facilities are available, however there are some restrictions and some mobility may be required

Green Island- Wheelchair accessable toilet & boardwalk pathways

Number of Steps

Glass Bottom Boat tour- Step access only so some mobitlity may be required

Boarding Access

narrow Gangways to/from Boat

Subject to tide- there may be a few steps at the end of the gangway on the jetty at Green Island

Seawalker transfer boat departs from the beach- no wheelchair access

Hearing Impaired Information

Hearing impaired travellers can be provided with informational and written safety sheets to participate in the Seawalker

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children age 12 to 14
  • Mimimum age for Seawalker is 12 years

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • No refund will be issued after agent voucher has been issued except in extraordinary circumstances (such as the discovery of potentially difficult medical conditions in the guest - not including seasickness), which will be at the discretion of the Seawalker supervisor only, or if Seawalker Green Island services are cancelled.

Seawalker & Green Island Snorkel Tour

Tour Code: 459

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches

Seawalker - Perfect for Non-Swimmers



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

Child: au$260.00
Family: au$1,148.00

Tour Code: 459



15 yrs & over

12 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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