Big Cat Green Island Cruises - Half day

Starting from: $AU97.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Half day Green Island Tour
  • Departure locations: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • 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: 9:00am or 1:00pm
  • Departure time from Green Island: 12:00pm or 4:00pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45 minutes - 1 hour (depending on vessel)
  • Time exploring the island: 2 hours
  • Vessel type and size: 1 - 35m catamaran with 2 levels / 2 - 24m high speed catamaran with 1 levels

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Half Day Green Island Cruise

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay located on the Great Barrier Reef with tropical rainforests surrounded by white sandy beaches, beautiful coral reefs and extensive marine life.

This half day on Green Island offers two daily departures from Cairns and two returns from Green Island so travellers can choose to spend the morning or afternoon on the island. Visitors spend around 2 hours on this tropical island with a range of exciting optional activities. Visitors have the option to get in the water and snorkel or dive, or choose to stay dry and go on a glass bottom boat tour or semi-submersible coral viewing tour.

Also Green Island is the perfect place for those ones seeking relaxation. There are beach chairs available around the island and this is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

The travelling to the island is around 1 hour by their 35 metre catamaran or 45 minutes on their "Reef Rocket", modern, comfortable, air-conditioned, high speed catamaran.

Please have a look below at the packages choices for the day. All packs include the choice of glass bottom boat or snorkel gear.

  • Pak 5 - Standard choice of glass bottom boat or snorkel gear
  • Pak 6 - Semi-submersible with a choice of glass bottom boat or snorkel gear

Extra activities include:

  • Boat snorkel tours (a snorkel tour where an experienced guide stays and assists clients during their snorkelling activity)
  • Helicopter scenic flights (see how colorful the reef is from the top)

What's included in the main price

  • Return cruise to Green Island aboard “Reef Rocket” a modern catamaran
  • 9am or 1pm departure allows 2 hours on Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear or glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
  • Hotel coach transfer
  • Sea Walker
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Restaurant & cafe available
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases including optional activities, souvenirs, professional on board photos and bar items.

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
8:15 - 8:50 Check-in at the Big Cat Cruises inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
9:00 Boat 1 departs the Reef Terminal, Cairns
Travel time is around 1 hour direct to Green Island on a fast stable motor catamaran
10:00 Boat 1 arrives on Green Island
Enjoy the morning exploring Green Island and all the activities available
12:00 Boat 1 departs Green Island to return to Cairns
13:00 Boat 1 arrives back in Cairns
13:00 Boat 2 departs the Reef Terminal, Cairns
Travel time is around 45 minutes direct to Green Island on a fast stable motor catamaran
13:45 Boat 2 arrives on Green Island
Enjoy the afternoon exploring Green Island and all the activities available
16:00 Boat 2 departs the island
17:00 Boat 2 arrives back in Cairns

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2018 - 2019 Rates Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 Action
Pak 5 Standard (9am - 1pm) $97.00 per adult
$48.50 per child
$242.50 per family
Pak 5 Standard (1pm - 5pm) $97.00 per adult
$48.50 per child
$242.50 per family
Pak 6 Semi-Submarine (9am - 1pm) $117.00 per adult
$58.50 per child
$292.50 per family
Pak 6 Semi-Submarine (1pm - 5pm) $117.00 per adult
$58.50 per child
$292.50 per family
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019
Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City) $18.00 per adult / $9.00 per child / $45.00 per family
Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches) $22.00 per adult / $11.00 per child / $55.00 per family
Boat Snorkel Tour $59.00 per adult / $59.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: Reef Tax is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

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Full Day Green Island Cruise

This full day on Green Island offers two daily departures with the return at the end of the afternoon. Visitors can spend up to 5 hours on this tropical island with a range of exciting optional activities. Visitors have the option to get in the water and snorkel or dive, or chose to stay dry and go on a Glass Bottom Boat tour or Semi-submersible coral viewing tour..

  • Choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour
  • Up to 5 hours to enjoy Green Island
  • Optional Buffet lunch & semi-submersible

Fly / Cruise with Green Island

This is a fun and adventurous day for the whole family. Fly over the Great Barrier Reef including islands, cays and beaches, take amazing photos of the area and then cruise to Green Island for a full day on this beautiful tropical paradise.

  • 40min Scenic Flight over Cairns Reef locations
  • 4 hours exploring Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour (lunch included)

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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