Water activity

From Cairns: Green Island Half-Day Morning Cruise

Water activity

From Cairns: Green Island Half-Day Morning Cruise

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From US$ 70.04 US$ 63.03 per person


Enjoy a half-day snorkel adventure and sail to the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran. Visit tropical Green Island to snorkel among colorful coral gardens and reef fish.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel and dive among vibrant reef fish and coral gardens
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy refreshments at the island's pool bar
  • See coral reefs and marine life from a glass bottom boat
Full description
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.
  • Catamaran cruise
  • Snorkeling gear hire or glass-bottom boat
  • Snorkeling demonstration
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lockers (available to rent)

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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

Know before you go

  • You can use the island facilities including toilets, fresh water showers, change rooms, and restrooms whilst at the island
  • This activity includes either snorkel equipment rental or a glass-bottom boat tour of the reef, choose upon arrival at the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Water was crystal clear the day we visited, also very calm, hardly a wave evident. Abundant sea life and coral formations directly beside the jetty, easy to snorkel around. You can get about 1 hour 30 mins snorkeling in on the half day trip, perfect for us an exceeded our expectations.

September 25, 2022

We were very disappointed at first when we didn't see much while snorkeling at first. When we then went to the other strand and swam further out we saw a lot of corals, small and large fish and an octopus. Don't expect to see the Reef's picture-book performance, though. Nevertheless, very impressive and recommended at any time. We hadn't booked a guide (we didn't realize that wasn't included) I can imagine that you can benefit even more with a guide. Drive to Green Island was very pleasant even if the boat was totally full.

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September 12, 2022

We had a great time on Green Island and the staff were helpful and pleasant. My only negative on the whole thing is that I wish we booked the full day trip. Half a day is not long enough to snorkel and explore the island. Highly recommend taking this excursion.

August 20, 2022

Product ID: 404693