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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes prior to departure.
January - December
Does not operate Christmas Day
Half Day or Full Day Tour
Your choice of departure times: 8:30 am or 10:30 am
Minimum age for Seawalker is 12 years.
Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions
Wheelchair facilities are available, however there are some restrictions and some mobility may be required
Green Island- Wheelchair accessable toilet & boardwalk pathways
Glass Bottom Boat tour- Step access only so some mobitlity may be required
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 travellers can be provided with informational and written safety sheets to participate in the Seawalker
You must arrange your own local transport in advance.
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.
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.