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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns provided by Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
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About
Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a catamaran cruise to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by spectacular reefs and marine life. Enjoy activities like snorkeling, relaxing in the sun, and a glass-bottom boat tour. Visit Green Island Resort to enjoy a spot on the sandy beach, with the option to add a trip beneath the surface in a semi-submersible and a buffet lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See spectacular marine life and vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend half a day exploring and relaxing on Green Island
  • Enjoy access to Green Island Resort facilities and showers
  • Choose from two departure times suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Travel to the Reef Fleet Terminal on your own to meet your boat. Board a catamaran bound for Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Upon arrival at Green Island, you have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, select a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, or a trip in a semi-submersible that gets you below the surface without getting wet. The resort’s facilities are available for your use, and you can rent beach loungers, canoes, sailboards, shade umbrellas, and more. If you’ve selected the lunch option when booking, return to the catamaran for a fresh buffet, or just purchase a meal on the island. After your island time, the tour concludes with the return trip to Cairns.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See spectacular marine life and vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend half a day exploring and relaxing on Green Island
  • Enjoy access to Green Island Resort facilities and showers
  • Choose from two departure times suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Travel to the Reef Fleet Terminal on your own to meet your boat. Board a catamaran bound for Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Upon arrival at Green Island, you have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, select a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, or a trip in a semi-submersible that gets you below the surface without getting wet. The resort’s facilities are available for your use, and you can rent beach loungers, canoes, sailboards, shade umbrellas, and more. If you’ve selected the lunch option when booking, return to the catamaran for a fresh buffet, or just purchase a meal on the island. After your island time, the tour concludes with the return trip to Cairns.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2438FDBIGCAT_CNS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning tea / coffee (served on 9am full day only)
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkeling gear for the day (if option selected)
  • Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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)
  • Flotation vests and lycra suits are available for hire
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk. Check in is at 8.30am, the boat will depart at 9am sharp.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available but limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Inclusions
  • Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning tea / coffee (served on 9am full day only)
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkeling gear for the day (if option selected)
  • Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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)
  • Flotation vests and lycra suits are available for hire
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk. Check in is at 8.30am, the boat will depart at 9am sharp.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available but limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020
A note from Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide, your full name, a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) in order to complete your activity. We are following all guidelines set out by the Queensland Government.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk. Check in is at 8.30am, the boat will depart at 9am sharp.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
    Stop: 6 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Green Island
    Stop: 6 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
146 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
30
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Daniel S
Brisbane192 contributions
Amazing day out for the family
Oct 2021
An amazing trip out to Green Island. We took the 11am ferry, which is the fast ferry (takes only 45mins), and beats the other ferry home too. We went for the snorkelling/lunch/semisub options, which were handled from the main cat based out at the island.

The crew on the fast were great, and got us setup with snorkelling gear, lifejackets for the little ones so they could snorkel, stinger suits etc. This ferry goes back and forth, so once we arrived at Green Island, we setup on the bigger cat.

The trip itself was great, and the Big Cat staff told us the best places to snorkel (basically - straight off the jetty). Lunch was a buffet, and lots of food to eat. The semi submersible tour was stunning, with plenty of fish and coral. We also saw a couple of turtles and reef sharks on the semi sub tour as well.

During our snorkelling time we saw plenty of colourful reef fish, about 10 turtles, and coral.

I would definitely come back out to Green Island, on the Big Cat day tours.
Written 2 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - it sounds like you had a great time visiting the beautiful Green Island with us, and we are also so happy to hear of all the amazing marine creatures you encountered during your trip!
Written 3 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abby
9 contributions
Great island experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
We did half day trip in morning and added snorkelling! Was awesome! Staff very friendly the boat was clean and spacious. Comfortable ride to island in 45mins. The water was abit murky on beach side so did the area near jetty ad we saw turtles and lots of marine fish. Excellent for kids of all ages to get a feel fir snorkelling. Half day was enough but a full day would be better. A must to do if you dont want to travel far.
Written 1 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are thrilled that you had a great time visiting beautiful Green Island with us :)
Written 3 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna- Justin C
Australia10 contributions
Brilliant day for a trip to the reef with young children.
Oct 2021 • Family
Comfortable big boat (3 levels) for the day trip with helpful and personable staff.
Excellent snorkel equipment for all ages (including our 3year old) that contributed to the success of this day.
We also purchased the buffet lunch which was great for a meal out on the reef.
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your awesome review - we are so happy to hear that you and your family had such a great time visiting Green Island with us!
Written 3 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lily D
3 contributions
Great Experience
Oct 2021 • Friends
Had an amazing time on this day trip. While there isn’t a whole lot to do on Green Island itself, Big Cat provides some great activities that can fill up the day trip and leave you with enough time to have a little swim on your own off the island. Our activities (Glass bottom boat and Snorkel Safari) we’re really well spaced out and left us enough time to relax and have lunch between. Staff on the boat were so nice and friendly. Highly recommend adding extras to the day trip.
Written 23 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we really appreciate it and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed all the activities we have available for your time on Green Island!
Written 24 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wendy W
Pelican Waters7 contributions
Cairns best reef trip
Oct 2021 • Family
Best day trip on the reef. Make sure you snorkel out to the wharf. Fish life is amazing. If your lucky you might see turtles and black tip reef sharks.staff and food were great.
Written 15 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your wonderful review - we really appreciate it & we're so happy to hear that you had a great day visiting Green Island with us :)
Written 17 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fa
Australia95 contributions
A must do!
Sep 2021 • Family
Would highly recommend! My family and I had so much fun. Great activity for the kids and gorgeous views! The Buffett food was great too. The staff from the sign in desk to the boat deck were great and very friendly. Special thanks to Ben who took us out snorkelling, super fun! And Andrew who took our booking for our large group! Would love to visit the island again.
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for your awesome review - we are so glad to hear that you had a great time visiting beautiful Green Island with our crew! We hope to welcome you back one day soon :)
Written 6 October 2021
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Clare W
Brisbane, Australia97 contributions
Great day
Aug 2021 • Solo
The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They gave good clear instructions on snorkeling and explained the best places to view the coral and fish. I enjoyed the optional on board buffet lunch. Fresh prawns and salads with hot options as well.
Written 21 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey Clare, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your review - we really appreciate it & we are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time travelling with us :)
Written 29 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rose4105
Brisbane, Australia154 contributions
A day in Paradise
Jul 2021
Booked for a full day trip to Green island. Perfect weather and boat about 25% full due to no international visitors. Did the glass bottomed boat and semi submersible tours and other members of the family snorkeled and swam. Enjoyed the walk to the end of the island. We had lunch on the boat which was delicious.

The resort on the island is run down and suffered from the lack of overseas visitors.

Boat crew were fantastic, friendly, chatty and polite. A great day out.
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for your awesome review - we really appreciate it & we are so happy to hear that you had a great time visiting the beautiful Green Island with us!
Written 10 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen H
Greater Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Glad we did it.
Jul 2021 • Couples
Make it clear when buying on TripAdvisor link whether lunch is included as we thought it was but it wasn’t. Make the ‘option’ obvious. Island itself was lovely. Very accessible, good coral and marine life. Had to walk out 200m plus from shore before got past knee height water! Eventually got to good snorkeling and worth the effort. Thought the croc exhibit and Melanesia museum was also included but it was also an add on price so gave it a miss
Written 9 July 2021
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review - we really appreciate it. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with regards to the additional extras available. We will take your feedback on board and will address this internally with our team to provide a better product moving forward. Thanks again :)
Written 18 July 2021
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Jay R
5 contributions
Great day at green island
We recenlty went for a day trip to green island through big cat. The check in staff were very helpful and the boat was nice and clean. We booked the snorkle safari with the marine biologist and it was an incredible tour. We were taken out futher into the reef to see more coral and fish than possible closer to land it was incredible. The lunch on board was very good with a wide variety of options and large servings provided. We also took part in a glass bottom boat tour and would recommend too as it is an easy way to see more of the reef and lots of fish.
Written 6 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review - we really appreciate it and we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time visiting Green island with us :)
Written 18 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Get ready to snorkel!
As the island is not that large it is easy to walk around and there are a number of things to do on it. (a) has a
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Nice crew - equipment was terrible
The seas were very rough on the day we sent our and our very sea sick daughter was well looked after by the crew. G
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Snuba/Snuba Doo with Benny an absolute delight!
Benny taking us for a professional Snuba-Doo experience was unforgettable. It included feeding fish. Dozens of ree
chattam2013
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Brilliant Day Trip
We are visiting from Canberra and joined friends who live here to go to Green Island for the day. The weather was
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The most amazing experience
I have never snorkeled or scuba dived in my life. We went Snuba Dooing with Benny and he made the entire experienc
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Awesome Dive Experience with Stephanie
As a group of 9, I must say we all thoroughly enjoyed the Big Cat cruise to Green Island. The crew on board we very
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Amazing experience
We had an amazing experience . Michelle took us over the reef snorkeling, she was knowledgeable , patient and made
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Amazing day out!
A beautiful day on a stunning island which was made even better with amazing staff! Thank you marine biologists Cal
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Super snuba!
Benny was a fantastic instructor and kids had a blast experiencing snuba for the first time. Benny really made sure
jezzaraaz
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Best Trip Ever!
This is the highlight of our Cairns trip! The tour is amazing! Green Island is such a wonderful place! The water is
Marniemartil
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Exciting and so worthwhile.
We did the Snuba diving with Benny. It was an incredible experience. The kids love every minute. My daughter and
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Amazing
I had the most amazing experience today doing the Snuba & snuba doo with my family on the great barrier reef at gr
Teahforwood
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SNUBA DIVING
Went to green island today and got to experience snuba diving with Benny and his crew, best way to see all the reef
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Snuba diving
13 minutes ago Fantastic experience We did SNUBA diving , honestly was quite nervous being a person who doesn't kn
Daniandfam
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Amazing staff Amazing sea life
My family of 5 all had the most amazing time trying SNUBA, what am amazing experience! The staff were brilliant and
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