Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight And Green Island Day Trip From Cairns

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Cairns city transfers are only included for the scenic flight portion of the tour. Guests will have to make their own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal for their Green Islan.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Combine a full day trip to Green island with a 40 minute reef hopper scenic flight all in one day.


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly

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Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green island and the Great barrier reef on a scenic flight. Soar overhead aboard a high-wing aircraft, with guaranteed window seats for everyone. The 40 minute Reef Hopper flight departs Cairns Airport and gives you an appreciation of the region that you can only understandfrom the air.

After your flight, transfer to the Reef Fleet Terminal and board your cruise to Green island that departs at 11am. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australias Great barrier reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park that has rainforest and is surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs, with abundant marine life. Your visit allows four hours at Green Island and included is the choice of snorkeling gear or a glass bottom boat tour and lunch. Reef Rocket is a modern comfortable air-conditioned high speed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. The friendly crew will help to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. Return to Cairns at approximately 5pm.


40-minute scenic flight over Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef with guaranteed window seat

In-flight commentary from the pilot

Coach pick up from CBD hotel (South Cairns, Outer suburbs and Northern Beaches passengers are required to make own way to the departure point

Cruise to Green Island aboard Reef Rocket a modern catamaran

4 hrs on Green Island, departs 11am, back in Cairns 5pm

Choice of snorkeling gear or glass bottom boat tour

Snorkeling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base


Hotel pickup from outer City suburbs and Beaches (Not available, self drive only)

Hotel drop-off

Semi Sub

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 2 and under can fly at no cost on the lap of a paying adult

Any single passenger bookings must be reconfirmed 24 hours before due to a minimum of 2 passengers being required to operate this tour

Coach pick ups are only available from City locations (Outer suburbs and Beaches, self drive only). Check in at GSL aviation at 07.30 am, Unit 3, 97 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns ).

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Oct-2019

    The plane ride is worthy it if you have a good spot. I was siting next to the pilot but all the reefs were on his side and couldn’t take any pictures. I thought might be the best sit but it wasn’t actually.
    The island trip is nothing special about it, very touristy and not much to do over there beside having a coffee and stay on the beach. Snorkelling is quite good.
    Lunch was awful on the boat, just few options.

  • 25-Jan-2018

    It is the rainy season! We tried twice to fly but couldnt get out. Viator promptly arranged for a refund without having to apply. Good job! The Green Island trip and reef tour was typical tourist but our speed. We are not divers. Cant come this far and not go there. Cairns was great.

  • 16-Oct-2017

    Fantastic trip. Definitely worth doing it if you want to experience The Great Barrier Reef to its fullest.

  • 31-Mar-2017

    El vuelo fantástico, lo peor la parte del crucero.El barco que te lleva a la isla iba por encima del aforo al menos en 20 personas,éramos unos 115 chinos y 5 caucásicos. El buffet HORRIBLE, estaba sólo pensado para los chinos con comida de tercera, hasta la ensalada estaba pasada. Me siento estafada

  • 04-Oct-2016

    The plane was a very new one and it was a really nice one. The pilot was very knowledgeable. Had a really great view of the Reef from the top. You should go do this. We went through Viator but the vendor was GSL Aviation. They were very nice. Highly recommended. The pilot even offered to take pictures of us after the flight.