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Full Day Green Island Reef Cruise with Lunch Depart From Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

  • Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Cruise to Green Island
  • 2. 5 hours to enjoy Green Island
  • 3. Free choice of snorkeling gear or a glass bottom boat tour
  • 4. Snorkeling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • 5. Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
  • 6. Island rainforest boardwalks
  • 7. Buffet lunch
From AUD
$122.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Cruise to Green Island
  • 2. 5 hours to enjoy Green Island
  • 3. Free choice of snorkeling gear or a glass bottom boat tour
  • 4. Snorkeling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • 5. Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
  • 6. Island rainforest boardwalks
  • 7. Buffet lunch

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotel
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
*Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Reef Fleet Terminal (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Departure Time: 09:00
● Leaves Green Island at: 16:00
● Arrives back in Cairns: 17:00
Address Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns QLD Australia 4870
How to get there By Car -
Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal. Hourly cost is from AUD $1.20 for indoor and outdoor parking. All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf at approximately $3 per day.
Operating hours
Cruise 09:00 - 17:00
Christmas Day Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 45 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal

2 Overview

Green Island, a Marine National Park is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Green Island boasts unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life.

Full Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Our Cairns reef day tour allows you to enjoy the beauty of Green Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef with a full day reef tour departing from Cairns. 'Big Cat' is a comfortable air-conditioned 35 metre catamaran with spacious interior cabins and a relaxed atmosphere.

Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs in our semi submarine or glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the white sandy beach. These are only a few of the many reef and island activities available at Green Island. Our friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. 

A full day reef cruise departing Cairns at 9.00am allows 5 hours on Green Island and arrives back in Cairns at 5.00pm.

Travel time to Green Island is just over one hour from Cairns.

Glass Bottom Boat - Green Island Coral Viewing

Experience Green Island's underwater world, part of the Great Barrier Reef on a 30 minute Glass Bottom Boat tour. View the diversity of the reefs coral gardens and their wonderful array of sea life with the added fun of lively fish feeding. A commentary by your driver enables you to learn about the Great Barrier Reef and the different types of corals and fish that can be found surrounding beautiful Green Island.

No need to pay extra, our passengers can choose this tour as part of their free inclusion or have the option of snorkeling equipment instead.

Snorkelling Green Island

Snorkelling Green Island in the clear cool Great Barrier Reef island waters at your leisure from the beach. Enjoy the number one activity for passengers staying in Cairns, only 45 minutes away.

Mask, snorkel and fins are included with the hire of snorkel gear. Lycra suits and floatation vests are available for hire. On your journey to Green Island safe snorkel tips are given and there is a life guard service operating at the island.

No need to pay extra, our passengers can choose this equipment as part of their free inclusion or have the option of a Glass bottom boat tour instead.

Prescription masks available at no extra cost.

Green Island Rainforest Walks

A rainforest walk on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore Green Island's flora, fauna and white sandy beaches on the self guided rainforest boardwalks.

Buffet Lunch & Bar Facilities

A delicious buffet lunch is served aboard 'Big Cat' at Green Island for those who have chosen this option. Our licensed bar on board offers refreshments throughout the day.

Sample Menu (Reference only. Subject to change without notice)

  • Stir Fry Chicken & Vegetables in Oyster Sauce
  • Beef Curry – Tasty Beef with Vegetables
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice
  • Vegetarian Pasta of the Day
  • Sliced Champagne Ham/ Mild Hungarian Salami/ Sliced Turkey/ Sliced Roast Beef
  • Mescalin Salad – Mixed Lettuce Leaves
  • Coleslaw Salad – Red Cabbage, Green Cabbage, Carrot & Mayonnaise
  • Tomato and Cucumber Salad – Tomato, Cucumber, Onion & Feta Cheese
  • Fresh Bread
  • Diced Beetroot
  • Sweet Corn Kernels
  • Grated Tasty Cheese
  • Seasonal Tropical Fruit Platter
  • Condiments

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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