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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

  • See spectacular marine life and vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend around 4.5 hours exploring and relaxing on Green Island
  • Enjoy access to Green Island Resort facilities and showers
Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
From US$70.27
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9am Cruise Only - No PickupMost Popular
Green Island round trip cruise; 5 hours on Green Island,and the choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkel gear. NO hotel pick-up is included with this option
9am with Lunch & Semi-sub
Green Island round trip cruise; 5 hours on Green Island, the choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkel gear; buffet lunch & semi-submarine coral viewing tour. Hotel pick-up is not included
9am with Lunch - No Pickup
Green Island round trip cruise; 5 hours on Green Island, and the choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkel gear and buffet lunch. NO hotel pick-up included with this option
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Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a catamaran cruise to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by spectacular reefs and marine life. Choose between snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat tour, or a trip beneath the surface in a semi-submersible. Or visit Green Island Resort to enjoy a spot on the sandy beach, with the option to add hotel transfers and a buffet lunch.
What to Expect

Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel or travel to the Reef Fleet Terminal on your own. Then board a catamaran bound for Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Upon arrival at Green Island, you’ll have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, choose between a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, and a trip in a semi-submersible that gets you below the surface without getting wet. The resort’s facilities are available for your use, and you can rent beach loungers, canoes, sailboards, shade umbrellas, and more. If you’ve selected the lunch option when booking, return to the catamaran for a fresh buffet, or just purchase a meal on the island.

After roughly 4.5 hours of island time, the tour concludes with the return trip to Cairns or hotel transfer (if option selected).
Reviews (545)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Full Day Value, Lived Up To It's Advertising. Excellent Staff

As seniors, we wondered how we would fill in the day on such a small island. We read the blurb being offered and thought we could always sleep under a palm tree until the ''Cat'' was ready to return to Cairns.The trip over and back...More

7  Thank William B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Green island

The boat over was great but the island was a bit of a let down. We went in search of the Secret Garden, not worth the trek.

1  Thank sue r
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Ticked all the boxes and impressed a fussy crowd!

Yesterday I treated the entire family to a Green Island Full Day trip. As locals of 22 years, we are slightly ashamed to say we had never been to the gorgeous tropical island. We were all so impressed! To begin with we picked a beautiful...More

1  Thank Madeleine L
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile
Third time here, first time with kids and still a magical day out!

Came here for my kids who both love the water and love to snorkel so wanted them to have a magical time. The facilities have been upgraded since 15 years ago and the resort, dive shop, ice cream parlour, pool, bar and takeaway vendor all...More

3  Thank Shashian
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Good day trip for relaxing and swimming

Green Island is only 45 minutes from Cairns so if you are not a mad keen snorkeller this is a good alternative to a trip the the main reef. While the coral is quite bleached there is a still a lot of great fish, and...More

4  Thank Adderleigh
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Christopher A
16 October 2018|
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Response from sue r | Reviewed this property |
No idea. We did not actually stay in Cairns.
Gabriele R
21 September 2018|
Response from sue r | Reviewed this property |
There is loads of life jackets if you go to the pontoon but that is a lot further than green island. There are no life jackets for snorkeling at green island as far as I know.
20 September 2018|
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Response from gcgirlau | Reviewed this property |
sea walker is not included in any prices for the trip to the island. it is an additional cost if you want to do it. weather in late november is hot. it is the beginning of summer in north queensland - lots of heat and... More