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Cairns Green Island Snorkel Tour | Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour

Cairns Green Island Snorkel Tour | Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour

Save $48.50 on our Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour for Families. 2nd Child Travels Free. One of Cairns most popular Great Barrier Reef snorkel tours, Green Island is a tropical island paradise and guests can enjoy full day and half day snorkel trips that depart daily from Cairns. Instant Book On Line Or Call 1300 761 612. Families, couples and guests from all over the world love to visit Green Island as it is a short boat ride across the water from the city of Cairns. When you get to the island there is so much to see and do like snorkelling, scuba diving, water sports, scenic helicopter flights, Marineland Melanesia, semi-submersible submarines, glass bottom boat tours and much more so make sure you book your Green Island adventure today!

Tour Code: 1 TODAY'S RATES FROM $97.00 Instant Availability
Price is per adult
and includes all levies, fees & taxes
Child $48.50
Family $242.50 Check My Price Now Ask Questions

Wheelchair access available Caters for visual impairments Caters for the hearing impaired

Christina

Everyone loves a day trip to Green Island; it’s just perfect for all age groups from babies to grandmas and grandpas. Lots to do and see, plenty of shade, swimming pool, shops and restaurants. We highly recommend you spend a lazy day on this gorgeous little island. We love it as locals and love to spend the whole weekend over here as a little getaway. Best value reef trip in Cairns! Make sure you go and see the huge crocodile and turtles at Marineland Melanesia you will love it.

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2018 - 2019 (A)

1 Apr 18 - 24 Dec 18
09:00am Departure
FDBC Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$97.00 $48.50 $242.50
FDBC Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$117.00 $58.50 $292.50
FDBC Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$122.00 $61.00 $305.00
FDBC Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$142.00 $71.00 $355.00
11:00am Departure
FDRR Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$97.00 $48.50 $242.50
FDRR Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$117.00 $58.50 $292.50
FDRR Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$122.00 $61.00 $305.00
FDRR Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$142.00 $71.00 $355.00

 

Optional Extras for 2018 - 2019 (A)

The following optional extras can be purchased at time of booking.

Flotation Vest Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Lycra Suit Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00
Marineland Melanesia
From
Child Family
$20.00 $9.50 $59.00
Return Coach Transfers Cairns
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Return Coach Transfers Northern Beaches (Machans Beach to Ellis Beach)
From
Child Family
$22.00 $11.00 $55.00
Snorkel Experience Tour
From
Child Family
$59.00 $59.00 -
Snorkelling Gear (Deposit Required On The Day)
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Snuba - Go Beyond Snorkelling
From
Child Family
$159.00 $159.00 -
Snuba Doo - Power Snorkel
From
Child Family
$129.00 $129.00 -
Wet Suit Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00

2018 Christmas

25 Dec 18 - 25 Dec 18
09:00am Departure
FDBC Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$122.00 $61.00 $305.00
FDBC Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$142.00 $71.00 $355.00
FDBC Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$147.00 $86.00 $380.00
FDBC Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$167.00 $83.50 $417.50
11:00am Departure
FDRR Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$122.00 $61.00 $305.00
FDRR Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$142.00 $71.00 $355.00
FDRR Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$147.00 $86.00 $380.00
FDRR Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$167.00 $83.50 $417.50

 

Optional Extras for 2018 Christmas

The following optional extras can be purchased at time of booking.

Flotation Vest Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Lycra Suit Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00
Marineland Melanesia
From
Child Family
$20.00 $9.50 $59.00
Return Coach Transfers Cairns
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Return Coach Transfers Northern Beaches (Machans Beach to Ellis Beach)
From
Child Family
$22.00 $11.00 $55.00
Snorkel Experience Tour
From
Child Family
$59.00 $59.00 -
Snorkelling Gear (Deposit Required On The Day)
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Snuba - Go Beyond Snorkelling
From
Child Family
$159.00 $159.00 -
Snuba Doo - Power Snorkel
From
Child Family
$129.00 $129.00 -
Wet Suit Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00

2018 - 2019 (B)

26 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19
09:00am Departure
FDBC Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$97.00 $48.50 $242.50
FDBC Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$117.00 $58.50 $292.50
FDBC Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$122.00 $61.00 $305.00
FDBC Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$142.00 $71.00 $355.00
11:00am Departure
FDRR Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$97.00 $48.50 $242.50
FDRR Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$117.00 $58.50 $292.50
FDRR Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$122.00 $61.00 $305.00
FDRR Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$142.00 $71.00 $355.00

 

Optional Extras for 2018 - 2019 (B)

The following optional extras can be purchased at time of booking.

Flotation Vest Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Lycra Suit Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00
Marineland Melanesia
From
Child Family
$20.00 $9.50 $59.00
Return Coach Transfers Cairns
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Return Coach Transfers Northern Beaches (Machans Beach to Ellis Beach)
From
Child Family
$22.00 $11.00 $55.00
Snorkel Experience Tour
From
Child Family
$59.00 $59.00 -
Snorkelling Gear (Deposit Required On The Day)
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Snuba - Go Beyond Snorkelling
From
Child Family
$159.00 $159.00 -
Snuba Doo - Power Snorkel
From
Child Family
$129.00 $129.00 -
Wet Suit Hire
From
Child Family
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00

2019 - 2020

1 Apr 19 - 31 Mar 20
09:00am Departure
FDBC Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$98.00 $49.00 $245.00
FDBC Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$118.00 $59.00 $295.00
FDBC Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$126.00 $63.00 $315.00
FDBC Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 9:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$146.00 $73.00 $365.00
11:00am Departure
FDRR Pak 1 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$98.00 $49.00 $245.00
FDRR Pak 3 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$118.00 $59.00 $295.00
FDRR Pak 2 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$126.00 $63.00 $315.00
FDRR Pak 4 | Standard Inclusions: Cruise + Your CHOICE Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel Gear + Lunch & SemiSub | 11:00am Check My Price Check My Price
From
Child Family
$146.00 $73.00 $365.00

 

Optional Extras for 2019 - 2020

The following optional extras can be purchased at time of booking.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00
Return Coach Transfers Cairns
From
Child Family
$20.00 $10.00 $50.00
Return Coach Transfers Northern Beaches (Machans Beach to Ellis Beach)
From
Child Family
$24.00 $12.00 $60.00
Snorkelling Gear (Deposit Required On The Day)
From
Child Family
$18.00 $9.00 $45.00

Information for Disabled Travellers

Big Cat Green Island Great Barrier Reef Cruises Disability Summary – Big Cat & Reef Rocket Transfer Vessels to Green Island

Location: Marlin Marina, Cairns.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Low (manual/collapsible)

Facilities

  • Toilets on-board both vessels are not purpose built for wheelchairs access.

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets available on Green Island.

  • Boardwalks throughout island (no wheelchair access on beach).

  • Wheelchair car park located adjacent to the Reef Fleet Terminal check in location.

  • Unable to accommodate electric wheelchairs.

Boarding Access to Vessels

  • Depending on tides as to the gangways utilised and the amount of stairs required to navigate on board both vessels, at Green Island and Cairns piers. (Photos available)

On-Board Vessels

  • Big Cat has a wide flight of 12 stairs from lower to upper deck.

  • Reef Rocket has seating space on the front deck and a small raised step to access to main cabin.

 

Activities on the Island

  • Marineland Melanesia is wheelchair accessible.

  • Glass Bottom Boat – 3 steps to negotiate, unable to accommodate wheelchair and must be able to sit unassisted. Departs from the lower back deck of Big Cat.

  • Semi-submersible – 6 narrow steps to negotiate, unable to accommodate wheelchair and must be able to sit unassisted. Departs from the lower back deck of Big Cat.

  • Snorkelling - beaches are not wheelchair accessible. Passenger must be able to swim and buoyancy jackets available.

  • Walkways throughout island with access to eateries.

Transfers

  • No wheelchair access available must have collapsible wheelchair and negotiate 3 steps.

  • Wheelchair accessible taxi is available at own cost.

  • Disabled parking available at car park adjacent to Reef Fleet Terminal check in area.

Hearing Impaired Information

  • Visual information can be tailored made on request.

  • Maps of Green island available.

Visually Impaired Information

  • No specific aids available; travel with carer preferable.

Companion Card Information

  • Holders of current ‘Companion Cards’ are eligible for complimentary return travel to Green Island on basic packages. The Companion Card must be presented at check-in. Carers wishing to add optional extras such as lunch and/or semi-submarine tour will be charged the applicable retail rate. This discount is not applicable in conjunction with other discounts.

Wheelchair Access

Low

 

Caters for Visually Impaired

Yes - see information

 

Caters for Hearing Impaired

Yes - see information

  • 1-15 of 15 reviews
Average Rating


REVIEWED
31 October 2018
User Rating

Wonderful snorkeling, great service and beautiful island



Response from The Tour Specialists
Thank you for sharing your feedback about beautiful Green Island. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to The Great Barrier Reef!



REVIEWED
22 May 2018
User Rating

The catamaran ride out to Green Island was beautiful, weather sunny though very windy and rough conditions on the water. The boat rocked more than usual though felt safe and must admit, quite a fun ride going over the waves!

Green Island is magical. Took my Mum there for the first time, she loved it. Walking through the national park and swimming in the waters were highlights.




Response from The Tour Specialists
Maryann thank you very much for your review on your Great Barrier Reef tour to Green Island
Glad to hear your mum enjoyed it and it will be a memory you will both share forever
Thank you from The Tour Specialists team and we look forward to seeing you again soon as we know you love visiting Cairns



REVIEWED
13 March 2018
User Rating

My trip was superb. The staff on board the boat were all consummate professionals, very friendly, and very very helpful.



Response from The Tour Specialists
Thanks for the great feedback Mark. The Tour Specialists are pleased you had a great day on Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef.



REVIEWED
22 November 2017
User Rating

was a great day out with our 3 year old son. lots of swimming and fish seen on the flat bottom boat plus five turtles



Response from The Tour Specialists
Green Island is the ideal location for families with a variety of activities for all ages. We are happy to hear you had a great day and look forward to see you back again soon.



REVIEWED
17 October 2017
User Rating

What an amazing day! Absolutely loved the big cat ride out to/coming back from Green Island. The island is quite special. Highlight for me is swimming in the waters... so clear, fresh and a gorgeous turquoise 'paradise' colour. A place I will never forget and will definately return to.

To sit above deck and feel the reef breeze riding along the Coral Sea, was the best feeling. Snorkelling is something I will try next time. Marineland Melanesia was nice to look through, the croc show was the highlight there! Lovely to see crocs looking relaxed!




Response from The Tour Specialists
Dear Maryann,
Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased to hear that you had the best time on Green Island!
We are looking forward to hear from your whenever you are planning to visit Far North Queensland again!



REVIEWED
13 September 2017
User Rating

Had a great day here. Green Island is lovely and Melanesian Marineland was terrific as well. Would highly recommend a visit. Trip across on the Big Cat was very quick and most enjoyable.



Response from The Tour Specialists
Hi Kerrie, Big Cat Cruises- Green Island is a great way to experience not only great snorkelling but also the largest crocodile in captivity- Cassius as the star of the show at Marineland Melanesia



REVIEWED
08 August 2017
User Rating

Great tour - well organised, good amount of time for each activity



Response from The Tour Specialists
Thanks Amanda - it is always nice to hear our guests have enjoyed their time on Green Island. We are pleased on your full day you were able to enjoy the many activities available with plenty of time. The Tour Specialists look forward to helping you out with any future Cairns holiday plans.



REVIEWED
08 July 2017
User Rating

Our favourite part was the the glass bottom boat ride but we were very disappointed in the buffet lunch we paid for. There were hardly any options and it was definitely not worth the money. Sub-par.



Response from The Tour Specialists
Thank you for the review of the Great Barrier Reef tour Sara. We have passed on your comments with regards to the buffet lunch to the tour operator. Please come back and see us in Cairns and call us directly so we may personalise some tours for you



REVIEWED
08 June 2017
User Rating

Fantastic place to visit .The lunch on the boat not so good .Better off buying your food on the island .Tour staff on board great bunch.



REVIEWED
05 June 2017
User Rating

the trip would have been great except the weather was not great. Very windy sea had a bit of a swell happening so not the best. On the Island it was great very friendly and had a great look around. Will be going back hopefully the weather will be better but it was a great experience



Response from The Tour Specialists
Hi Mark, we wish we could control the weather but unfortunately not. We are pleased that in spite of the not-so-ideal conditions you were able to enjoy your day and The Tour Specialists look forward to welcoming you back on one of our many calm and sunny days.



REVIEWED
25 April 2017
User Rating

We arrived as per the voucher instructions however this was far too early.
The sea was very rough and lots of people were ill, but the crew were very apt at managing this situation.
The food was limited, especially for vegetarians.
The tour was as we expected though - the rough seas reduced visibility.




Response from The Tour Specialists
Thank you for your review of your Great Barrier Reef tour Andrew. April was certainly an unusually tough month for us in Tropical North Queensland this year with the wet weather we had! Please do come back again when the sun is shining as you will enjoy it so munch better.



REVIEWED
08 October 2016
User Rating

great day!



Response from The Tour Specialists
Thank you Julie,

We are so luck to have such great coral and marine life just a short 45 minute boat ride form Cairns city centre. Happy to hear you had a great day on Green Island and look forward to welcoming your back soon.



REVIEWED
08 September 2016
User Rating

The trip was great. The ride over was very comfortable and there were drinks for sale on the boat. The island itself was beatiful and we chose to go snorkeling. The equipment was conveniently provided and we saw some beautiful fish. Would definitely recommend this trip for the price.



Response from The Tour Specialists
We are delighted you enjoyed your day on Green Island. Being a short 45 minute ferry ride from Cairns city, make it ideal for a half or full day snorkelling tour or just to relax on the beach. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Great Barrier reef again soon



REVIEWED
24 July 2016
User Rating

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Green Island. It was definitely an experience to remember and would love to do it again.



REVIEWED
07 July 2016
User Rating

We did enjoy the semi submarine and walk track around the island. But we have no luck with snorkeling as it was low tide.


  • 1-15 of 15 reviews

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