Half-day Green Island with a Glass-bottom Boat tour
Half-day Green Island with a Glass-bottom Boat tour
4.2 (394)  
Cairns City, QLD 4870
  • Highlights
    • Cruise in comfort aboard our modern air-conditioned catamarans
    • Ideal for both swimmers and non-swimmers
    • View the reef by snorkelling, glass bottom boat or semi-submarine
    • Licensed bar on board offering refreshments

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  • Overview

    Explore the beautiful Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef with a half-day tour departing Cairns at 9 am. Aboard the 'Reef Rocket', you'll make your way over to Green Island, a coral cay on the reef located just 45 minutes from the mainland.

    Learn about the Great Barrier Reef and the different types of corals and fish that can be found surrounding beautiful Green Island with expert commentary. View the diversity of the reef's coral gardens and the wonderful array of sea life, with the added fun of a fish feeding.

    Once you've reached the island you'll be able to enjoy a total of 2hrs 15mins exploring the tropical rainforest on the island and the reef surroundings. Guests will also be given the choice of snorkelling equipment to use during their stay on the island or a 30-minute ride on the glass bottom boat (excludes Transfer Only option) to see the reef while staying dry.

  • What's included?
    • Coral Viewing by Glassboat
    • Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
    • 2hrs 15mins to enjoy Green Island
    • FREE choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour (excludes Transfer Only option). Please choose your preferred option at time of purchase
    • Lycra suits and flotation vest (if choosing snorkelling gear as free option)
    • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
    • Use of vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
    • Island rainforest boardwalks
  • Location

    •  Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Qld 4870
    •  Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, just a short walk from most major Cairns City Hotels

  • Customer Reviews for Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

    4.2

    394 reviews
    Jessie Purvis
    Jessie Purvis
    2 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!

    Michael “The Camp Oven Cook” Viller
    Michael “The Camp Oven Cook” Viller
    5 months ago

    What a great day for the family while visiting cairns, the weather was great and the visibility was fantastic. The whole process from boarding, getting snorkelling equipment, disembarking on to the island, was so polished, all the staff were fantastic. We chose green island for the three kids as we didn’t know how they would go on a boat tour, but they had a ball and we’re snorkelling for 3 hours, best snorkeling was halfway past the jetty lots of fish and coral 🪸 Lunch was delicious and glad we paid the extra for it. Worth the visit!

    Katherine Cutler
    Katherine Cutler
    a month 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 :)

    Graham Hertz
    Graham Hertz
    6 months ago

    Lovely island with great snorkeling experience. We did the half day cruise and that was enough for the experience. If you want more and time to sunbathe etc take the full day. The sea colours are amazing and the coral and fish great to see. There's also turtles further out which will really make your day if you see one. Wish we had an underwater camera.

    Bavya
    Bavya
    7 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: Moderate
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Duration: 2 Hour(s)
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes
    • Packaged day tours are conducted in conjunction with, and as an agent for, other operators
    • No responsibility will be accepted for the 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.
    • All trips and activities, prices and schedules are subject to change. Included in the total cost are the jetty tax, GST and Environmental Management Charge (EMC) from 1st July 2022.
    • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice.
    • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
    • FREE choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour needs to choose at the time of purchase.
    • Boarding commences at 8.15 am with final boarding at 8.45 am from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and the tour returns at 1 pm
    • 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.

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

    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

    • 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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