From Cairns: Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

From Cairns: Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise

From £52.30 per person

Enjoy a full or half-day adventure and sail to the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran. Visit tropical Green Island to snorkel among colorful coral gardens and reef fish. Laze on a sandy beach, or explore the ocean via a semi submersible or glass bottom boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 6 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel and dive among abundant reef fish and coral gardens
  • See coral reefs and marine life from a glass bottom boat
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy refreshments at the island's pool bar
Full description
Boasting a lush rainforest that is home to over 120 native plant species and colorful bird life, Green Island is a paradise coral cay island surrounded by reef gardens and abundant marine life. Climb aboard the modern, air-conditioned 35-meter catamaran “Big Cat” to cruise over to this idyllic part of the Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a half or 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. These are just a few of the many activities available at Green Island. The friendly crew will help you organize your day to make the most of your time at this stunning Marine National Park.
Includes
  • Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
  • Full or half-day cruise (depending on option chosen)
  • Free choice of snorkeling gear or glass-bottom boat (extra to do both)
  • Snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
  • Island rainforest boardwalks
  • Lunch (if booked)
  • Semi-sub tour (if booked)
  • Coach transfers
  • Diving activities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia. Hotel pick-up available at an extra cost.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult on the optional semi-submersible tour
    • Please check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal 45 minutes prior to your departure. Present relevant vouchers or itineraries at check in exchange for your boarding passes.
    • Suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers
    • Enjoy an air-conditioned all weather base. The supplier's ‘Big Cat’ vessel is stationed at Green Island all day and lunch is served on board between 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
    • Vegetarian dishes are available on the buffet. These include a vegetarian pasta of the day, steamed jasmine rice, fresh salads, sliced white and multi-grain bread, tasty cheese, corn kernels, beetroot, and a seasonal fruit platter. For other dietary requirements (celiac and vegan) we recommend that you bring your own packed lunch.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 464 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5
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    We visited Green Island today on the Big Cat. The vessel, procedures and itinerary were all great- ran smoothly. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was great that reef options for all ages and abilities are available - beginner to experienced snorkellers to non-swimmers on the glass bottom boat. The visibility on the boat was fantastic. We enjoyed the boardwalk, spotting wildlife, and a short walk back along the beach. We were a bit unlucky with some rain / overcast skies and cold water, but still had a great day, had by all generations. The island resort does seem to be struggling through COVID and unfortunately the food served on the island was much lower than average. Great they can cater for all dietary needs. Most staff on the island were friendly and helpful. It would be great to have more ferry / cat services to the island each day so that planning the day is easier and more flexible - we would have liked more time on the island to snorkel!

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    31 May 2021

    Wonderful, happy engaging crew.. always smiling A quick 45 mins to Green Island, clean , good condition Snorkeling gear, on time( both ways) easy check in & drinks & snacks on board, a smaller more personal experience than the bigger boats. Overall, a wonderful, fun & enjoyable memory. Easy & no stress

    16 May 2021

    it was an amazing day. island was perfect and the snorkelling was beautiful. we went into the crocodile place around 2.30 we missed and feeding but was still charged $25 definitely wasn't worth the money. as we came out about 15 minutes later the next man was only charged $20. not sure why didn't seem fair . we ate on the island and the food was very yummy.

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    9 May 2021

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