Green Island HALF Day Trip From Cairns

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am 1pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • 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.


Explore the tropical paradise of Green island on a half day trip from Cairns. Enjoy around two hours exploring the Great barrier reef island with time to snorkel and take a glass-bottom boat. You can even take an optional semi-submersible submarine tour to get close to the reef without getting wet.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

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 can include a variety 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 two hours at Green Island. You can take a glass-bottom boat tour and use of snorkeling equipment to get closer to the marine life. There is also an optional semi-submarine coral viewing tour, scuba diving and supervised snorkeling trips. A licensed bar onboard the catamaran 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 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 the cruise only option that includes a glass-bottom boat tour and use of snorkeling equipment to the ultimate Green Island experience inclusive with transfers and semi-submarine tour, the choice is yours.


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

Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)

The 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)


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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Feb-2020

    I picked this as a last minute tour and did not regret it. The journey there and back was comfortable and the crew friendly. Did the optional glass bottom tour and also did the semi submersible as I am not a confident swimmer and this allowed me to still see the reef.

  • 30-Jan-2020

    Nice trip to island.
    Can hire jelly fish anti sting suit for $8 (from ferry).
    Island was ok.
    Crew were friendly.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    Enjoyed the trip alot, I did the snorkeling at Green Island. There are plenty of trails to walk around the island if you wish, however 4 hours isnt alot of time if you want to try and do as much as possible.

    Staff was very helpful, and would definitely do it again.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    We were thoroughly satisfied with this trip and experience. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Cairns..

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Submarine is better than glass bottom and is a must if you don’t swim
    Walk around the island was enjoyable

  • 01-Aug-2019

    Value for money. Great trip across to green island. Semi sub and glass bottom boat worth the money. Staff all very helpful.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Absolutely terrible. Boat was supposed to be stable and comfortable. More than half the people on the boat were sick. Waves crashing over the side of the boat. When the winds picked up the boat seemed to go even faster. Can not recommend. Wasted $300.

  • 29-Jul-2018

    I was very disappointed as I was expecting to see so much of the Reef. I did speak to an American couple who did the Reef in a helicopter, which they said was great. Unfortunately you woild never get me in one, so I had to make do with the many fish and turtles.

  • 13-Apr-2018

    The members of the team were friendly, pleasant and efficient. Waves were up and a bi rough close to Green Island, however, the members were organized and helpful. The excursion was exactly what it was describe to be. We had a great time and I would recommend it .

  • 08-Apr-2018

    I would not recommend this tour. We wanted a final half day to snorkel and this beach is not very clean and also snorkeling is basically under a pier.
    The tour employees were great, there are just many other beautiful places to go.

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