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Explore the wonders of Green Island, a little piece of paradise in the midst of Australia’s sacred Great Barrier Reef. Whatever you like to do, this trip offers a variety of experiences, including a glass bottom boat tour, a self-guided excursion around the island and the opportunity to partake in scuba diving activities just off the coast.

• Explore the unique colours and critters of the coral reef on the glass bottom boat tour, which skirts the island
• Get involved by donning your snorkel and taking a dive, or simply relax on the inviting white coral sand beach
• Enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora.
• This is the fastest trip to Green Island and that means more time for you to enjoy this beautiful island - you can spend up to 7 hours on this tropical paradise!

Situated 27km off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, Green Island is a coral cay which forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. As such, the island is teeming with colourful wildlife, both terrestrial and aquatic; alluring and abundant fauna and stunning vistas. The Green Island Discovery tour, run by accredited tour company Great Adventures, enables you to discover this wonderful environment and its bountiful attractions for yourself.

The modern, fast catamarans depart Cairns twice a day, at 8.30am and 10.30am, and, with boats returning at either 3.20pm or 5.20pm, the tour offers visitors a full day’s blank canvas, with a number of options to choose from to fill it.

For the spirited of heart, up to seven hours can be spent ticking activities off bucket lists, with reef snorkelling, scuba diving and seawalking (at additional cost) among the various aquatic adventures on offer. If you’d rather keep your feet dry, get yourself below deck on the glass bottom boat tour (included in the cost), and sneak a peek at clown fish and sea turtles in their natural coral habitat.

A self-guided eco island walk gives tourists the opportunity to walk among indigenous species of geckos, seabirds and butterflies, but if that doesn’t sound exciting enough for you, you could bypass earth and water all together, paying extra to fly through the air aboard a helicopter or while attached to a parasail. There’s also daily crocodile shows at Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat. Snap up a ticket before they’re gone!

Those in need of relaxation can take a dip in the island swimming pool, located in a stunning rainforest setting, or laze around on the dazzling white sands of the island’s coral beach. When you’ve had your fill of paradise (for the time being, of course), venture inland and grab a bite to eat from one of Green Island’s various eating establishments, whether you'd prefer to dine in style at the Emerald Restaurant, or kick back and relax at the pool bar.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise, morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns, self-guided eco Island walk, glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour, use of snorkelling equipment, entry to island swimming pool, use of day visitor facilities. Includes complimentary beach bag.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Introductory scuba diving, Seawalker helmet diving, scenic helicopter flights, boat snorkel trip, parasailing, Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat.
    For extra indulgence, guests can visit the Green Island Resort Club Spa Massage and Beauty, or choose to dine at the Resort's award winning Emeralds Restaurant.
    Wetsuits, lycra suits and optical masks are also available from the Island Dive Shop.

  • Duration:

    Full Day: 7 or 9 hours

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Daily
    10:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Arrive back into Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 3.20pm or 5.20pm.

  • Departure points:

    Cairns and Cairns Beaches

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departure from Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns. It is recommended to check-in forty-five minutes prior to departure. Coach transfers are available from Cairns city and the Northern Beaches for an additional cost.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, towel, sun block, swimming costume, cash or credit card (for souvenirs or optional extras) and don’t forget your sense of adventure!

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children 4 - 14 years. Children 3 years and under are free of charge.

  • Additional Information:

    Rates are per person per tour and quoted ex wharf
    Rates are in Australian Dollars including GST
    Family fare - maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family
    All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice

  • Destinations:

    Green Island and Great Barrier Reef

Optional Extras

  • Cairns City Coach Transfers (Return)

    Please confirm Hotel to be picked up from prior to day of travel

    Adults: $24.00 | Children: $15.00

  • Northern Beaches Coach Transfers (Return)

    Please confirm Hotel to be picked up from prior to day of travel

    Adults: $30.00 | Children: $15.00

  • Canopy Grill Buffet Lunch

    Canopy Grill Buffet Lunch

    Adults: $32.00 | Children: $21.50 | Family: $85.50

  • Set 2 Course Menu Lunch

    Set 2 Course Menu Lunch

    Adults: $42.00 | Children: $28.00 | Family: $113.00

  • Green Island Boat Snorkel Trip

    Snorkel from the dive tender at specially selected sites surrounding the island. Snorkelling Equipment is not included in the price, however your ticket inclusion can be used. Please note this is NOT a Guided snorkel tour.

    Adults: $45.00 | Children: $30.00 | Family: $120.00

  • Introductory Dive Green Island (1 Dive)

    No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive and explore the reef and its amazing marine life. Age and medical restrictions apply to diving.

    Adults: $162.00

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