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Green Island - Great Barrier Reef Cruise

By Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
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  • Catamaran cruise to stunning coral cay with rainforest

  • Snorkelling amongst abundant coral reefs & marine species

  • Glass bottom boat offers unique portal to underwater world

  • Informative lecture on reef habitat & snorkelling demo

  • Optional semi-submarine tour & delicious buffet lunch

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Catamaran cruise to Green Island

  • What's included

    Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation

  • What's included

    Choice of snorkelling gear rental or a glass bottom boat tour

  • What's included

    Island rainforest boardwalks

  • What's included

    Buffet lunch (if selected)

  • What's included

    Semi-submarine tour (if selected)

  • What's included

    Return transfers from hotel (if selected)

  • What's included

    Price is inclusive of all levy fees

  • What's excluded

    Guided snorkelling tours: choose from a Snorkel Experience or a Snorkel Safari Tour

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Family rate applies to 2 adults and up to 2 children (ages 4–14). Any additional children require their own ticket. The tour provider will charge the price difference on incorrectly booked tickets.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Price is inclusive of all levy fees

  • A deposit is required for snorkelling option.

  • Lycra suit / flotation vest / wetsuit are not included in price

What you can expect

Cruise to Green Island, the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a lush rainforest. Spend the day exploring this protected Marine National Park—immersing yourself in its surrounding undersea universe teeming with coral and marine life.

Your journey begins aboard a high-speed catamaran steering for the soft, white beaches of Green Island. This 6000-year-old coral cay boasts its own rainforest—the only of its kind in the Great Barrier Reef. Mid-cruise, tune in to your local guide's informative snorkelling and reef presentation.

Upon arrival, step ashore to soak up the turquoise waters, glittering sand, and fringe of emerald palms ringing the island. Climb into a glass-bottom boat and lean over the railings to get an up-close look at a colourful underwater world. Feast your eyes on brilliant colonies of zany Brain Coral, orange sea stars, and scores of blue damselfish flitting to and fro.

If you're craving a swim, strap on a snorkel and mask to see everything up close: black and white angelfish feeding on sponges and striped clownfish nestled amongst anemones. Emerge from the water to amble around the island at your leisure. Relax on the beach to soak up the sun, or choose to indulge in an optional semi-submarine tour, or buffet lunch before cruising back to Cairns.

Please note: The world has changed and we are changing with it. We want you all to know we are taking the current health crisis very seriously and will always put your health and safety at the forefront of our operations.

In addition to our existing safety measures, we have implemented a few new protocols to help you feel at ease when you travel with us.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Green Island
  • Cairns

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Reef Fleet Terminal
    • Cairns
    • Cairns Hotel Pickup
    • Cairns
    • Northern Beaches Hotel Pickup
    • Cairns

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