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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
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US$72.35*
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
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US$72.35*
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Green Island Half Day Trip from Cairns
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Owner description: Green Island is a tropical island paradise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises offers full and half day reef cruises departing daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am & 1pm. Activities that are offered include snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tours, relaxing on the beach and exploring Green Island National Park. Transfers are by modern air-conditioned catamaran.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We recently visited the Palm Cove area thanks to receiving some accommodation through Ronald McDonald House for my 8 year old daughter who has physical challenges. Big Cat Cruises kindly donated a day tour to our family.....this is not an insignificant amount of money that has been donated, but they put their compassion before their profit and this speaks loads for the culture of such a company. Thank you Big Cat Cruises for your kind donation and the opportunity for my daughter to get into the water and try snorkelling for the first time......it wasn't the easiest task given her physical limitations, but the staff onboard couldn't have helped more than they did....always looking out that we were being accommodated and treated fairly by other jostling tourists. There are angels that you come across from time to time and we found one in Big Cat Cruises.....we will always remember this trip and what you have done for us. X

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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

A painless hour cruise to Green Island with free WIFI with very helpful and friendly staff. We were given the option of either snorkelling or taking a trip on a glass floor boat, we took the snorkel option which was a very good choice. Big Cat supplied the snorkelling equipment which was clean. The reef near the pier was beautiful with plenty of fish to see. The buffet lunch was very good but get in early because the Chinese will eat everything and take up all the seating.

The downside was that there was no communication in regards to when our semi-sub experience will start so we missed it, though this didn't bother us because it was so hot and we rather stayed on the beach.

Overall it was a good experience and would recommend this to anyone looking to do this.

Thank minggu18
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Pretty well organised ride with great snorkel and wetsuit hire. Due to the size of the boat, there isn't much atmosphere. Nothing to write home about but a great way to get to the breathtaking Green Island. Snorkelled around Green Island which has to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. DO NOT MISS IT!

2  Thank Emma F
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We had a nice trip on the Reef Rocket. The boat was clean and crew very informative to the tourists. We took the 11am boat ride out of Cairns but would recommend taking the 9am instead to spend more time on the island. We took the package that included lunch and the semi submarine tour. Lunch was disappointing to say the least. I'd have preferred having a nice burger at the resort restaurant instead . The lunch was mainly cold salads , a tasteless curry and a few other things. Of course you have to find your way to limited seating and hoards of tourists from China.

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The boat is huge and usually always booked out, but the price is good. Behind the boat @ Green Island is the best snorkeling sight, wonderful corals, big fish and even sea turtles...

Thank Karsten R
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