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From Cairns: Full-Day Green Island Cruise

4.2 / 5

11 reviews

From Cairns: Full-Day Green Island Cruise

From US$ 70.44 per person

Sail to Green Island on a modern catamaran and enjoy a day filled with adventure.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day in Green Island, located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel and dive among abundant fish and coral gardens
  • Opt to go on a semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Soak in the sun at the island's tranquil beaches
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Climb aboard the modern, air-conditioned, 35-meter catamaran and sail towards the Green Island, a hidden gem in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Take in magnificent views of the ocean throughout your journey.

After you arrive, you can go on a 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.

  • Travel on a modern catamaran
  • Snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour (free choices in the standard option)
  • Snorkeling demonstration
  • Lunch (if the option is chosen)
  • Semi-submarine tour (if the option is chosen)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Your meeting point will be the Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises office at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the activity begins.

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    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
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    4.2 /5

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    Fantastic day out! Green Island is brilliant - the island itself is very small and basic but not overcrowded and offers a lot of fun options for the day. We did the glass bottom boat tour, went snorkelling and paid a visit to the crocodile centre. The snorkelling experience was excellent - we saw all kinds of beautiful fish, turtles, manta rays, 2 species of reef sharks (black tip & white tip) and dolphins. Truly a magical day out - would highly recommend this tour!

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    January 1, 2022

    We had a great day out on Green Island. The semi submersible was fantastic, I was very hot and went up for the cooler breeze. But it’s well worth doing, saw heaps of fish and a reef shark, 2 in fact. The island is glorious, plenty of places to snorkel and chill. You can walk around the island too if you want. Lunch provided was lovely, plenty full and lots of choice. Well worth a visit

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    November 21, 2021

    An absolutely memorable day for three novice snorkelers, including a young child and me (not a sea person, really out of my comfort zone…). However, sooo glad we did this. The boat, snorkel equipment and especially the crew were fabulous: super professional and friendly. We were also VERY lucky with the weather today, which ensured a smooth crossing and some excellent snorkeling, even at low tide. I think that some of the poor reviews on this site haven’t taken into account how much the weather can affect the whole experience. I’d really recommend paying the $40 for the hire of sun umbrella and two sun loungers, as you don’t quite realise how much sun exposure you’re getting until it’s too late…make sure you slap on that sunscreen and get shade where you can! On the day we saw a magnificent turtle (about three feet long) and some incredible coral. So grateful to have had these experiences. Thanks to the amazing Big Cat crew!

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    October 2, 2021

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