If you are heading out to beautiful Green Island for the day on a snorkel or dive tour then why not surprise your loved one whilst you are there and take them on a trip of a lifetime on a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight.
Green Island is the closest island to the city of Cairns and has been a popular attraction with tourists since the early 80’s drawing them to its white sandy beaches and crystal clear azure waters with the abundance of coral and marine life that surrounds it.
Book a fast Green Island ferry cruise with the most awarded marine tourism operator for a full day or half day snorkel tour on 8.30am or 10.30am departure or a 9.00am or 11.00am snorkel tour departure.
In around 45 minutes you will be on Green Island beach collecting your snorkelling gear for a day of exploration combined with relaxation.
The first cruise boat departure from Cairns is 8.30am and the last return time back to Cairns is 4.30pm with other departure times available on booking so you can spend a whole day or a half day on Green Island.
Whilst visiting and exploring Green Island book you should do yourself a favour and pre-book a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight to see the amazing Great Barrier Reef from above. The views of the reefs, islands and sand cays will amaze you.
Green Island is a 12 hectare island that is said to have been formed thousands of years ago by the build-up of coral and rubble on the calm side of the lagoons coral wall and its development into what it is today was also assisted by migrating birds carrying seeds within their bodies.
Today Green Island is covered in tropical trees and vine forests and home to an array of both permanent and migratory birds. The islands lagoons are home to a dazzling array of marine life and the Green and Hawksbill turtles still nest on Green Island each year although not as frequently as they had in years gone by but this may have something to do with their current fragility of health and sea grass bed food availability and their decline in numbers with further endangerment of near extinction.
There are boardwalks, a dive centre, shops; restaurants, a day spa, and a luxury resort on the island today that attracts hundreds of tourists to its shores every day of the year come rain or shine for a tropical island holiday getaway.
Whilst Green island is not a big island it still takes you around an hour to gently circumnavigate it shores and explore all the rock pools and gaze out across the ocean to the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
When you book your cruise to Green Island and your 10-15 minute scenic helicopter flight do not forget to ask about all of the other exciting underwater activities for you to try such as Seawalker, Scuba Diving, glass bottom boat tours and Marineland Melanesia.
Flying low above the Great Barrier Reef for 15 minutes to see the coral formation below from the seat of your helicopter.
Our Great Barrier Reef helicopter company has been in operation since 1996 providing scenic flights, private charters and touring to the tourism industry and along the way gaining accolades for their on-going professionalism and earning many well deserved tourism awards.
We are constantly adding new ideas and touring options to our itineraries for private charter options keeping ahead of other helicopter firms in creativity.
Our Great Barrier Reef Helicopters provide an exclusive daily service to two outer Barrier Reef pontoon day tour operators Great Adventures and Quicksilver Cruises and along with the Green Island scenic flights.
Our Great Barrier Reef helicopters operate from bases at the Cairns Domestic Airport, the Cairns Marlin Marina, Port Douglas, Horn Island and the Torres Straits.
When you book your 10 or 15 minute scenic helicopter flight on our Great Barrier Reef Helicopters on Green Island you will have a pilot that not only experienced in his job but a pilot that also shares the passion and knowledge of the region and the Great Barrier Reef.
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As per confirmed booking
As per confirmed booking
January - December
Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb
Bag not exceed 5kg
All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 872