Green Island Day Trip From Cairns

Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Details :
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • 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.


Cruise to Green island from Cairns and find a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll spend either four or five hours at Green island, with plenty of time to snorkel or scuba dive, tour the reef on a glass-bottom boat or view coral from a semi-submersible submarine.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Know More about this tour

The beautiful coral cay of Green island is a protected Marine National Park, topped with emerald rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. The marine life includes endless varieties of colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, shells, starfish and sea anemones.

Green Island is 15 nautical miles (27 kilometers) from Cairns, and you'll cruise there aboard an air-conditioned catamaran with spacious, luxurious cabins and decks to enjoy Queensland's warm, tropical climate.

En route to Green Island you'll see a snorkeling demonstration and an informative presentation on how you can make the most of your day on Green Island. There are so many activities to choose from: glass-bottom boat tours, semi-submarine coral viewing tours, scuba diving and supervised snorkeling trips. A buffet lunch is served aboard the catamaran for those who have chosen this option and a licensed bar offers refreshments throughout the day.

You can also visit Green Island Resort to browse through the shops and use the facilities, including showers, change rooms and restrooms. canoes, surf skis, sailboards, shade umbrellas and beach lounge chairs are available for hire. The island also has short walking tracks through the national park.

There are two departure times to choose from, 9am or 11am and different package options to select from. You have the flexibility to mix and match the inclusions to make this Green Island experience suit your needs. From a cruise only package that includes a glass bottom boat tour or the use of snorkeling equipment to the ultimate Green Island experience which is also inclusive of transfers from your Cairns hotel, a buffet lunch and semi-submarine tour, the choice is yours.


Sample Buffet Lunch Menu:

• Chicken and vegetable stir fry noodles in a sweet chili sauce
• Tasty beef and vegetable curry
• Vegetarian pasta bake with broccoli, zucchini and corn with a sauce of sundried tomato, garlic and cheese
• Steamed jasmine rice
• Cold meat selection of sliced Champagne ham, roast beef, turkey and mild Hungarian salami
• Mixed lettuce salad
• Coleslaw salad with red and green cabbage and carrot tossed in mayonnaise
• Tomato and cucumber salad with onion and feta cheese
• Salads of diced beetroot and sweet corn kernels
• Grated tasty cheese
• Fresh Bread
• Seasonal tropical fruit platterMenu subject to change


Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Morning tea / coffee

Buffet lunch (if option selected)

Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkeling gear for the day

Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)

Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)


Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Optional activities. (Can be booked locally, subject to availability. Payable locally. Introductory Scuba Dive AU$152, Seawalker Helmut Dive AU$165, Semi-submersible Coral Viewing Tour AU$20)

Food and drinks (available to purchase)

A surcharge of AU$4 per adult andAU$2 per child is payable on check-in if pickup is required from hotels in Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Holloways Beach, Machans Beach, Lake Placid, Crystal Cascade and Redlynch.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

If selecting hotel pickup or drop-off, please advise hotel details at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

See all reviews
  • 06-Mar-2020

    Excellent, good value, easy access from Carines Harbor for cruise ships. The submarine is well worth the extra couple dollars

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Out of about 8 hours trip to Green Island from Cairns; we could only see not more than 30 odd minutes of underwater corals !! That’s a bit disappointing considering we travelled all the way to Cairns for it!! This 30 minutes included add on trip of submersible !! I would have thought of at least couple of hours of coral views deeper into the ocean.

  • 04-Feb-2020

    A great day on the Great Barrier Reef. Fast ride out on the Green Island Catamaran and good time on the glass bottom boat and semi submarine.

  • 30-Jan-2020

    Beautiful island and the snorkelling was fun
    However I would have liked to have been told about the sand flies that bit my legs !!

  • 29-Jan-2020

    This excursion exceeded my expectations! Although the weather was a bit gloomy, the clarity in the water was absolutely breathtaking! I saw so much, a few turtles, some octopi, a bunch of stingrays! Highly Recommend Green Island!

  • 13-Jan-2020

    Wow is all I can say, absolutely brilliant day. Such a beautiful island. I did the Sea Walk as an extra and OMG AMAZING. All I can say is do it.....

  • 09-Jan-2020

    Fantastic day. Great boat ride. Loads of facilities on the island. Snokeling and submarine were great to see the coral and the fish.

  • 17-Dec-2019

    very well organised the glass bottom boat was over my expectations nice beach
    staff very helpful giving a few tips

  • 02-Dec-2019

    This trip consisted of a 9 am departure. Coffee and tea was provided but only basic. A variety of seating areas throughout the craft, two inside deck areas as well as on top. The staff were helpful with regards to sorting snorkelling gear but I was a little surprised at the extra charges for some things. Buffet lunch provided was fairly ggod standard fare. Green Island beaches were lovely. Two areas available either side of the jetty. Obviously tide times affect the enjoyment of both. Lowtide made the advanced area more attractive but there were small areas where you could see a reasonable number of marine life. The changing rooms and toilets on Green island available to day trippers was very inadequate. Only two outside showers were available to rinse off the sand .
    The restaurants and cafes were comparable to the mainland.
    All in all we had a pleasant day.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    A few tips from us:

    - The semi-sub is a MUST DO! An experience I will never forget!
    - You get the option to chose between the glass-bottom boat or snorkelling gear. If you are doing the semi-sub, then don’t bother with the glass bottom boat. It’s cool and all, but ta bit of a let down after the amazing semi-sub.
    - I wouldn’t bother with lunch. It was curry and rice, with a selection of meats, melon and bread. Just buy food on the island when you get there.
    - The water is so shallow here that you can walk out to sea for a few minutes before it gets too deep to continue walking. So your unlikely to see many fish near the shore (you will if you swim out) but it’s a perfect depth for non-swimmers/ kids to have a walk in the water.

See all reviews