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From Cairns: Afternoon Cruise to Green Island

From Cairns: Afternoon Cruise to Green Island

From US$ 68.60 per person

Hop on board a catamaran and spend an afternoon in paradise on a cruise from Cairns to Green Island. Explore the island's lush rainforest, go snorkeling, or explore the reef on a glass-bottom boat.

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Duration 4 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Set sail from Cairns and visit Green Island for an afternoon
  • Relax on white sandy beaches or explore the island's rainforest
  • See the island's reef from a glass bottom boat or while snorkeling
Full description

Board a catamaran in Cairns and set sail towards the idyllic Green Island. Discover the natural beauty of this 600-year-old coral cay in an afternoon and explore the very best of what the island has to offer.

You decide how you'll spend your time once you arrive at Green Island. Indulge in a few hours of relaxation and lounge on white sandy beaches or take a self-guided walk through the island's lush forest.

If you prefer to stay dry, join a tour of the island's reef on a glass-bottom boat. Feeling more adventurous? Make use of the snorkeling gear provided and view the thriving marine life and reef up close. 

  • Return transfer from Cairns to Green Island on a catamaran
  • Snorkel equipment hire or glass-bottom boat tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Check-in is directly on the vessel at Marlin Wharf, located at 1 Spence Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Visitors will spend around 2 hours and 15 minutes on the island
  • This activity includes either snorkel equipment rental or a glass-bottom boat tour of the reef, not both
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 9 reviews

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It was a great day, got to see the Barrier reef and all the beautiful coral and fish and still stayed dry. I feel this afternoon tour is great for people with younger children 10yrs and under and for us older folk. You get to see Green Island and enjoy a lovely afternoon on the water and still be home in time for Dinner and not exhausted after a full day.

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April 16, 2022

It was great for family with young kids if they can't snorkel. The tours were a fantastic way to let our kids see marine creatures without getting wet (during the winter too). Thank you for the awesome experience!

July 17, 2022

Really enjoyable and well organised afternoon. The weather was windy and a bit cold but can’t blame the tour for that! Kids loved the snorkeling, I loved the boat trip. Green Island is in a lovely spot.

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 405171