Great Barrier Reef Island Day Tours

An island tour is the perfect option for travellers who would like to visit the Great Barrier Reef, but don't want to spend all day on the boat, or for those ones who have already visited the outer reef but would like to snorkel again. This is also a good reef tour option for families with small children.

On an island tour visitors travel on a boat for a short time and once on the island they have the whole day to relax and explore a beautiful tropical paradise. The reef around the island is considered the inner reef, however the snorkeling experience is much easier compared to boat cruises because the reef is just off the beach so clients have an easy entrance into the water making snorkelling much more comfortable.

There are three islands around Cairns and Port Douglas that offer daily visits. Two of them are located off the cost of Cairns, Fitzroy Island and Green Island; and one is located off the cost of Port Douglas, Low Isles. They are all beautiful tropical islands and a great choice of tour.

Have a look below at all Island tours departing Cairns and Port Douglas.

Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers - Full Day - 5% OFF

  • Special - 5% OFF on itinerary 8:45am - 4:45pm
  • Fitzroy Island has so much to offer with so many activities available every day such as snorkelling, glass bottom boat, paddle skis, stand up paddle. Visitors can also do some hiking with many hiking tracks around the island.
  • Tour: Fitzroy Island return transfer (full or half day option)
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 175 passengers
  • Number of sites visited in a day: Fitzroy Island

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$AU88.00

Green Island Ferry Transfers - Full Day

  • Tour: Green Island Ferry Transfers - Full Day
  • Departure locations: Cairns Marina
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 200
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island reef:
  • Departure times from Cairns: 8:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 11:00am
  • Departure time from Green Island: 4:00pm or 4:30pm

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$AU96.00

Green Island Ferry Transfers - Half Day

  • Tour: Green Island Ferry Trans - Half Day
  • Departure locations: Cairns Marina
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 200
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island reef:
  • Departure times from Cairns: 8:30am, 10:30am, 11:00am & 1pm
  • Departure time from Green Island: 2:30pm, 4:00pm & 4:30pm

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$AU96.00

Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers - Half Day

  • Fitzroy Island Half Day has so much to offer with so many activities available every day such as snorkelling, glass bottom boat, paddle skis, stand up paddle. Visitors can also do some hiking with many hiking tracks around the island.
  • Tour: Fitzroy Island return transfer (half day option)
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families, couples and backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 175 passengers
  • Number of sites visited in a day: Fitzroy Island
  • Tour duration: Departure Cairns at 10:45am & Departure Fitzroy Island at 2:00pm.

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$AU89.00

Green Island Activity Pass 1

  • *Includes snorkelling gear OR glass bottom boat tour
  • Departure locations: Cairns Marina
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 200
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island reef:
  • Departure times from Cairns: 8:30am or 10:30am
  • Departure time from Green Island: 2:30pm or 4:30pm

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$AU110.00

Green Island Activity Pass 2

  • *Includes snorkelling gear AND glass bottom boat tour
  • Departure locations: Cairns Marina
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 200
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island reef:
  • Departure times from Cairns: 8:30am or 10:30am
  • Departure time from Green Island: 2:30pm or 4:30pm

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$AU140.00

Great Adventures Outer Reef & Green Island

  • Tour: Great Adventures Platform & Green Island
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families
  • Number of passengers: 400
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites
  • Reef location(s): Norman Reef & Green Island
  • Tour duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm

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$AU304.00

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1

  • Ferry Transfer + a choice of glass bottom boat tour or hire of snorkelling gear
  • Tour: Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of sites visited in a day: Fitzroy Island
  • Tour duration: Departure Cairns at 8:30am or 10:45am & Departure Fitzroy Island at 4:00pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45min to the Island

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$AU114.00

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 2

  • Ferry Transfer + glass bottom boat tour + hire of snorkelling gear
  • Tour: Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 2
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 175 passengers
  • Number of sites visited in a day: Fitzroy Island
  • Tour duration: Departure Cairns at 8:45am or 10:45am & Departure Fitzroy Island at 4:00pm

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$AU139.00

Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking

  • Tour: Sea Kayaking around Fitzroy Island (Friday to Monday available only / Tue, Wed & Thu not available).
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Suitable for backpackers, couples & families
  • Number of sites visited in a day: Fitzroy Island
  • Tour duration: 08:30am – 4:00pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45min to the Island / 1.5 hrs kayaking
  • Min age is 4 yrs old (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • No previous experience needed

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Starting from:
$AU175.00