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From Cairns: Full-Day Green Island Cruise

From Cairns: Full-Day Green Island Cruise

Climb aboard a modern catamaran to sail into Green Island National Park on a beach and snorkeling cruise from Cairns. Discover a hidden gem in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and explore its coral reefs with snorkeling gear. Choose to enjoy a buffet lunch and go on a semi-submarine tour. Make your way to the harbor to meet your friendly crew for the day and climb onto your catamaran. Relax in the sun as you set sail towards the Great Barrier Reef. Experience picturesque views of the ocean as you arrive at Green Island National Park. Stroll around the island and explore its tranquil beaches. Find a stop to relax and go for a dip in the ocean. Get access to snorkeling gear and take a peek into the region's thriving marine life. You can also opt to go on a semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat tour to discover the colorful coral reef and fish in comfort.

From Cairns: Green Island Snorkelling or Glass Bottom Boat

From Cairns: Green Island Snorkelling or Glass Bottom Boat

Go on a Green Island eco-adventure from Cairns to explore the beautiful Great Barrier Reef island. Connect with nature on a tropical island with over 120 native plant species, birds, coral gardens, and abundant marine life. Choose from a glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour or snorkeling gear. Your cruise includes the choice of an informative glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, or the use of snorkeling equipment to snorkel directly off the sandy white beaches. Explore the island’s lush rainforest with a leisurely self-guided walk, see the reef from the glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, snorkel from the beach, or take a refreshing dip in the island swimming pool. With an abundance of optional activities, you can scuba dive, take an offshore snorkel excursion, walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving, kayak, or even take to the sky in a scenic helicopter flight. There's even the Marineland Melanesia crocodile habitat on the island! The island’s well-appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, and dive shop, plus restaurant and food outlets, where a delicious range of lunch, snacks, and refreshments can be purchased.

From Cairns: Green Island Half-Day Morning Cruise

From Cairns: Green Island Half-Day Morning Cruise

Discover the lush rainforest of Green Island on this half-day tour and encounter some of the many marine animals that call the island home. Climb aboard the modern, air-conditioned 24-meter catamaran "Reef Rocket" to cruise over to this idyllic part of the Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a 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.

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We had a spectacular time at Green Island, I would definitely recommend it! The snorkelling is absolutely gorgeous. The guides on the boat were really informative and gave us great advice about what to do on the island, and we ended up getting the boat snorkelling add-on which I would definitely recommend (it just means they take you out on a boat a bit further out than what you can access for snorkelling from the shoreline). It was spectacular, we saw such beautiful coral and marine life, the highlight being a gorgeous green turtle! What a great way to spend a day on the reef!

Catamaran to Green island, and glass bottom boat tour. Saw a sea turtle and lots of other fish, boat was not crowded so plenty of space to see. Swam at the patrolled beach, I don’t snorkel but you could still see the fish swim around you. Lunch at the grill a little expensive but ok.

As a person who can’t swim, I love how there’s a glass boat option so I can see the bottom. What I don’t like is, when I got in the boat to be transferred, no one talked to me or told me what to do or where to go after we landed.

I LOVE IT!!!! was amazing even without sun. the snorkeling is super nice and you can see a lot of fishes. the glass boat was super, if a lot of fishes too and corals. I super recommend.

Very good. Transport with explanations. Great semi submarine