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Overview
Cruise to Green Island from Cairns and find a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll spend either four or five hours at Green Island, with plenty of time to snorkel or scuba dive, tour the reef on a glass-bottom boat or view coral from a semi-submersible submarine.
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You'll start at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
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    Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
    Stop: 6 hours -
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    Green Island
    Stop: 6 hours -
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  • 3
    Great Barrier Reef
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took this half-day cruise because it offered snorkeling and we weren't feeling up to a fullday excursion. We ended up on their smaller boat, which was fine, and cruised for about an hour out to Green Island We were two of a handful of people who chose to snorkel; most were
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We had a fab time on green island. It poured with rain all morning but that doesn’t stop the snorkelling. In the afternoon it brightened up and we went on the glass bottom boat and semi sub. The crew on The Big Cat were helpful, friendly and worked really hard. Everyone did a
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Jacqui
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I’ve given writing this review a lot of thought. I am trying to think what I would have benefited from knowing to make my day more enjoyable. Above everything else it is the sheer numbers of people on the trip. I estimate there were over 300 people on our boat. Many of the 300
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback L1, it's great to read you enjoyed our service and product. Regards, Chris
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Great day out for the family. Departed at 9am and returned at 5pm. We did the semi submarine, glass floor boat with lunch. It was good to get the boat tours over and done with early which were amazing. Lunch was so yummy and you could go back for seconds. And it was so nice to
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for taking the time to write in Tania. We really appreciate the feedback. Regards, Chris
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We had a great day out to the island! We were a bit concerned because some reviews i i had read about the island said the island is overrated and full of tourists. Yes, there are a lot of tourists, but if you do your own thing then you forget about everyone else! We thought the
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the wonderful feedback Deanna. We appreciate the 5 star recommendation. Regards, Chris
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By: Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
Joan F
Seattle, Washington
6410
DO NOT take this "cruise" for snorkeling
We took this half-day cruise because it offered snorkeling and we weren't feeling up to a fullday excursion. We
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Iwalani B
20
Awesome day out at Green Island with family!😃
Perfect weather on Green Island with the family, the crew were helpful and informative, lots of activities to
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Mark R
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
8528
Great experience shocking customer service
Both myself and my wife had a fantastic experience Snuba and visiting Green Island. The Snuba instructor was great
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Jacqui F
10
Wet but fab
We had a fab time on green island. It poured with rain all morning but that doesn’t stop the snorkelling. In the
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L1drake
303120
Generally Positive.
I’ve given writing this review a lot of thought. I am trying to think what I would have benefited from knowing to
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Nadia Z
Melbourne, Australia
32
Day trip on the Big Cat to Green island with my family
Hello Everyone, Thought we do tour from Cairns. Where do I start!!!, the boat needs to be renovated it’s like
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Tania O
Melbourne, Australia
10
Great Day to Green Island
Great day out for the family. Departed at 9am and returned at 5pm. We did the semi submarine, glass floor boat
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DeannaBanana3011
Guildford, United Kingdom
6160
great day out plus snorkelling
We had a great day out to the island! We were a bit concerned because some reviews i i had read about the island
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randy
Concord, New Hampshire
33
Very well organized and helpful staff
We had only 2 full days in Cairns and chose this package after looking at many. We chose well and would recommend
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Nikkii c
Gladstone, Australia
10
Fantastic day
We had a wonderful day. Our schedule was mapped out for us and we had plenty of time for snorkeling and exploring
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  • Languages Offered: English
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