From Cairns: Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

From Cairns: Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

From US$ 76.34 per person

Enjoy a full or half-day adventure and sail to the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran. Visit tropical Green Island to snorkel among colorful coral gardens and reef fish. Laze on a sandy beach, or explore the ocean via a semi submersible or glass bottom boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel and dive among abundant reef fish and coral gardens
  • See coral reefs and marine life from a glass bottom boat
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy refreshments at the island's pool bar
Full description
Boasting a lush rainforest that is home to over 120 native plant species and colorful bird life, Green Island is a paradise coral cay island surrounded by reef gardens and abundant marine life. Climb aboard the modern, air-conditioned 35-meter catamaran “Big Cat” to cruise over to this idyllic part of the Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a half or full-day reef tour just 45 minutes from Cairns. Snorkel and dive among the reef fish and coral gardens, or stay dry on a spectacular semi-submersible submarine or glass-bottom boat to discover the underwater life in comfort. Alternatively, simply laze on the white sandy beach and soak up the sun. These are just a few of the many activities available at Green Island. The friendly crew will help you organize your day to make the most of your time at this stunning Marine National Park.
  • Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
  • Full or half-day cruise (depending on option chosen)
  • Free choice of snorkeling gear or glass-bottom boat (extra to do both)
  • Snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
  • Island rainforest boardwalks
  • Lunch (if booked)
  • Semi-sub tour (if booked)
  • Coach transfers
  • Diving activities
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult on the optional semi-submersible tour
  • Please check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal 45 minutes prior to your departure. Present relevant vouchers or itineraries at check in exchange for your boarding passes.
  • Suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers
  • Enjoy an air-conditioned all weather base. The supplier's ‘Big Cat’ vessel is stationed at Green Island all day and lunch is served on board between 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
  • Vegetarian dishes are available on the buffet. These include a vegetarian pasta of the day, steamed jasmine rice, fresh salads, sliced white and multi-grain bread, tasty cheese, corn kernels, beetroot, and a seasonal fruit platter. For other dietary requirements (celiac and vegan) we recommend that you bring your own packed lunch.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 382 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Fabulous day out. Great boat ride over to Green Island. Wonderful small beach to swim between the flags. Big fish were swimming close to us. Wonderful walk through the Island . Lovely use of the pool on the Island. Excellent glass bottom boat experience. Viewed the corals & fish. All the staff seemed very lovely.

January 17, 2021

When they change our travel date, you guys need to be made aware of this, we were contacted to change us from Thursday 17 to Friday 18, then you send us a email saying your tour is today Thursday 17th, do we turned up but we’re told no we changed your date to the 18th, can you guys get on the same page please

December 18, 2020

The staff were all very helpful and cheerful. If the tide is low when you get there, do not try to go snorkelling from the beach as the rocks really hurt your feet. When the tide comes in, the rocks will be covered by sand so your trip from the beach is not going to hurt (why didn't anyone tell us?) at low tide, good time to go walking around the island with shoes on! The buffet lunch could lift the standard. A bit ordinary but frest fruit mix was lovely. Limited snacks sold on board so take your own if you want more than crisps , lollies and nuts. The ice cream was tops and lots of people had ice cream on the way home.

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August 15, 2020

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