Full Day on Green Island with Buffet Lunch
Full Day on Green Island with Buffet Lunch
4.1 (407)  
Cairns City, QLD 4870
  • Highlights
    • Whole day cruise with snorkelling gear to explore the tropical island & magnificent coral reefs
    • Experienced crew providing explanations on a wide variety of topics like marine life, the coral reefs & the history of the area
    • Explore the tropical rainforest on the island and the reef surroundings for 5.5 hours
    • Delicious buffet lunch

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  • Overview

    Enjoy a scenic cruise to the popular Green Island and spend hours exploring the beautiful coral cay with a full day cruise from Cairns departing at 9am.

    On board the 'Big Cat', a luxury 35-metre catamaran, you'll be comfortably transported to the island to enjoy a total of 5hrs 30mins exploring the island and enjoying some of its best attractions.

    With the choice of complimentary snorkelling equipment hire OR a glass bottom boat tour (excludes Transfer Only option), you'll be able to see the beautiful reef from either the water or from the dry and comfortable seat of the glass bottom boat.

    While on Green Island you can also enjoy the various walking trails through the rainforest to see the other side of this tropical paradise. Tours return back to Cairns by 5pm.

  • What's included?
    • Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
    • 5hrs 30mins to enjoy Green Island
    • FREE choice of snorkelling gear OR a glass bottom boat tour (excludes Transfer Only option)
    • Lycra suits and flotation vest (if choosing snorkelling gear as free option)
    • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
    • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
    • Island rainforest boardwalks
    • Buffet Lunch

    Lunch Menu
    - Mini Grass-fed Beef Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce (gf / df)
    - Sri Lankan Chicken and Vegetable Curry (gf / df)
    - Steamed Jasmine Rice
    - Creamy Sundried Tomato and Roast Pumpkin Penne with Fresh Parmesan Shavings (v)
    - Local Caught Chilled Endeavour Prawns with Cocktail Sauce and Citrus Wedges
    - Champagne Leg Ham, Australian Salami, BBQ Marinated Chicken Nibbles (gf / df)
    - Sweet and White Potato Salad – Dill and Shallots – Homemade Dijonaise (gf / df)
    - Scorched Eggplant and Pearl Cous Cous Salad – Szechuan and Black Vinegar Dressing (vegan)
    - Mt Molloy Garden Salad – Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion – Snow Pea Sprouts and Carrot (gf /vegan)
    - Red and White Coleslaw with Zesty Lime Aioli – Carrot and Red Onion (gf / df)
    - White and Grain dinner rolls, Garlic and Herb Focaccia bread served with Butter Portions
    - Condiments

  • Location

    • 9am & 11am available 5 day per week
    • Marlin Marina, just a short walk from most major Cairns City Hotels, check in is held directly on the vessel
    • Boarding commences at 8.15am with final boarding at 8.45am from Marlin Marina and tour returns at 5pm
    • Guests will receive a text message the afternoon prior to departure with berth number and vessel as well as a link to a map directing them to the correct location

  • Customer Reviews for Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

    4.1

    407 reviews
    Amit Chakrabarti
    Amit Chakrabarti
    3 weeks ago

    Big Cat was our carrier to Great Barrier Reef this March. Cairns was rainy, although spots of drizzle only. The vessel was at a berth in Marlin Wharf just opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal, a 10 to 15 min walk from the Esplanade and the Night Market. Previous evening we received an email with detailed instructions on how to reach the vessel. We reserved a full day tour to the Green Island and the vessel was almost full. We took a seat in the upper deck. Tea & coffee were complimentary before departure. The ride to the Green Island took an hour and was a bit rough, although we enjoyed every bit. We opted for the complimentary glass boat ride rather than snorkeling. The glass boat ride was fascinating and we could see the coral reef world, an entirely different ecosystem below the water. This was experience of a lifetime. After the boat ride we waited for some time as it was raining. We opted for lunch on board and had a great lunch with a lovely choice of salads, mains and breads. When rain abated went to the Green Island, a fascinating rain forest we previously didn’t see in Australia. Green Island has nice walking trails, a resort, a crocodile reserve (additional tickets), rest areas and nice sea beaches. While walking to the island from the jetty can see corals just under the water as if one can walk on those. We started our return at 4 pm and returned to Cairns at 5 pm. Special mention about the captain and the crew - very informative, accommodative and helpful.

    Jessie Purvis
    Jessie Purvis
    5 months ago

    So glad I booked this! No wait time getting onto the boat. Plenty of equipment. Plenty of seats. Aircon inside was nice. The weather was perfect. Mostly blue skies. The trip wasn’t too long there and back. Partner and I did the glass boat tour and semi submerged tour and it was pretty amazing. Saw turtles, an eel, reef shark and plenty of fish. The snorkel spots were really amazing and we swam along side a turtle. Would book with these guys again!

    Katherine Cutler
    Katherine Cutler
    4 months ago

    What a great way to celebrate a birthday! The family loved the experience snorkelling with a black reef tip shark, stingrays, an octopus and cute nemos! The Marine Bio onboard the semi sub was so knowledgeable and had some great information for the children onboard, pointing out all the marine life and making learning about the GBR fun! We enjoyed the healthy lunch and the crew onboard, thank you team Big Cat. See you again very soon :)

    Murugan Manokaran
    Murugan Manokaran
    a month ago

    One day cruise to the green island lots of activities. Under sea coral watch, swimming, scupa diving, submarine drive, fish feeding. Great lunch in the boat . All are amazing

    Bavya
    Bavya
    10 months ago

    Booked the full day green island tour with snorkel gear and vest included. There were locker facilities on the boat. We upgraded to sea safari snorkel after chatting with the Marine Biologist on boat. It was a great experience and could see the corals, fishes and tortoise. The sea was rough and caused a bit of motion sickness. Suggest the ginger pills, we were offered free ones on the boat. The safari tour guide was friendly and she even showed us the Sea cucumber during our snorkel. The safari lasted an hour. Island is small and easy to cover the full trek in short time. The food on the island is expensive and would recommend packing if required. We didn’t find snorkelling at the shallow water appealing(2 adults) since it was majority sea grass. Instead , the sea safari with the crew was indeed impressive.

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes

    What To Bring: Swimmers, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Change of clothes, Extra cash or credit card for onboard purchases

    • All trips and activities, prices and schedules are subject to change
      Included in the total cost is the jetty tax, GST and Environmental Management Charge (EMC) from 1st July 2022
    • Child Policy: 4 years to 14 years inclusive. Infants 0-3 years are free of charge but must be included when booking. All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Family Policy: 2 adults (+15 years) & 2 children. Family rates do not apply to group bookings
    • GROUPS - Tour Leader Policy: 1 x FOC bona fide guide / language assistant per 15-30 paying customers, 2 x FOC bona fide guides for groups of 31+ pax
    • CHRISTMAS DAY: Big Cat may not be operating on 25th December 2022. If this should change, a notification will be distributed
    • Packaged day tours are conducted in conjunction with, and as an agent for, other operators
    • No responsibility will be accepted for loss of personal items while on tour. Guests are urged not to bring valuable items
    • Please notify our reservations teams of any special dietary requirements upon booking
    • Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
    • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device.
    • A cancellation fee of 100% will apply if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure. Some services may be cancelled or modified as a result of weather/ tidal conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
    • In the rare event that Big Cat Green Island Cruises needs to cancel, the guest will be provided with an alternate day or travel, offered another Experience Co product, or a full refund.
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