Green Island Discovery

Starting from: $AU132.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Green Island Deluxe Tour
  • Departure locations: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 400
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island reef
  • Departure times: 8:30am / 10:30am / 1pm from Cairns & 12pm / 2:30pm / 4:30pm from Green Island
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45 minutes
  • Time exploring the island: 2hrs 30min to 7hrs
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 3 levels
  • Tea & Coffee served in the morning


Green Island Discovery

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 Island tour offers three departures daily to the beautiful Green Island. This is perfect for visitors with limited time offering a half day option, or there is a full day experience for those ones with a free day available. Visitors can spend up to 7 hours on this tropical island with a range of exciting activities. This package deal includes glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, snorkelling equipment and a beach bag.

The travelling to the island is only 50 minutes by a fast catamaran across the Coral Sea and visitors have plenty to do and explore in this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. Listed below are some of the activities available on Green Island.

Extra activities include:

  • Introductory diving (for clients who have never dived before)
  • Certified diving (for experienced divers)
  • Boat snorkel tours ((a snorkel tour where an experienced guide stays and assists clients during their snorkelling activity)
  • Sea Walker (helmet diving - helmet that breath the air from the surface)
  • Helicopter scenic flights (see how colorful the reef is from the top)
  • Parasailing and much more

Scenic helicopter flights are offered around Green island and this is an amazing experience. Visitors fly over stunning reef locations and see the beautiful colours of the Great Barrier Reef.

» Please click here for further information on Helicopter tours to Green Island.

What's included in the main price

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served
  • Snorkelling equipment; mask, snorkel and fins
  • Glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour
  • Self guided eco island walk
  • Use of Island swimming pool
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Beach bag
  • Hotel coach transfer
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • SeaWalker
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Restaurant & cafe available

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
7:30-8:15 Check-in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
8:30 Boat departs the Reef Terminal, Cairns
Travel time is 45 minutes direct to Green Island on a fast stable motor catamaran
09:15 Boat arrives at Green Island
Enjoy your full day exploring Green Island and all the activities available
16:30 Boat departs the island
17:15 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sun screen
  • 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.

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: 2022 - 2023 Rates Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Action
Discovery Package $132.00 per adult
$72.00 per child
$336.00 per family
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023
Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City) $30.00 per adult / $20.00 per child
Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches) $38.00 per adult / $21.00 per child
Introductory Dive $184.00 per adult / $184.00 per child
Certified Dive $130.00 per adult / $130.00 per child
Boat Snorkel Tour $54.00 per adult / $40.00 per child
Helicopter Flight (10 Minutes) $199.00 per adult / $199.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Related Products

Green Island & Outer Reef

This is the complete reef and island experience!!!

Great Adventures takes clients to Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay and then they travel to their spacious floating platform located in the outer reef.

  • Tour duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Great for families
  • Scooba-doo underwater scooter available

Fly / Cruise to Green Island

Instead of spending 50 minutes on a boat to cruise to Green Island, sit and enjoy the beautiful helicopter scenic flight and use this great opportunity to take amazing photos of the reef and island from the top.

  • Half day or full day option
  • Spectacular helicopter flight over the reef
  • Snorkeling equipment, glass bottom boat & 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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