Green Island Tour with 15 Minute Scenic Flight

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Return Cruise to Green Island Budget Tour + 15min Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • 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
  • Tour duration: 8:30am/10:30am/1pm Cairns departure & 12pm/2:30pm/4:30pm Green Island departure
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45 minutes
  • Time exploring the island: Min 2hrs 30min OR Max 7 hrs
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 3 levels
  • Tea & Coffee served in the morning


Green Island Tour with 15 Minute Scenic Flight

In this 15 minute helicopter scenic flight passengers are able to see the beauty of Green Island and the amazing Great Barrier Reef around it. This is a great opportunity for fantastic photos including hopefully some marine life such as sea turtles, stingrays, whales etc.

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.

Visitors can spend up to 7 hours on this tropical island with a range of exciting optional activities. Included for the day is a choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing or snorkelling equipment.

The travelling to the island is only 50 minutes by a fast catamaran across the Coral Sea with 3 departures from Cairns and also from Green Island daily, visitors have the flexibility to spend a half or full day on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay.

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)
  • Parasailing and much more

What's included in the main price

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise to Green Island
  • 15 minute helicopter scenic flight over Green Island and reef
  • Half day or up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self guided eco island walk
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour OR use of snorkelling equipment
  • Use of island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests.
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Hotel coach transfer
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Sea Walker
  • Parasailing
  • Boat snorkel tour
  • Restaurant & Cafe available daily on the island

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
07:30-8:15 Check-in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
08:30 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 on Green Island
Enjoy your full day exploring Green Island and all the activities available
Enjoy an amazing 15 minute Hhelicopter scenic flight
16:30 Boat departs Green Island
17:15 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sun screen
  • Camera
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases including optional activities
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers

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.
Helicopter Passengers: Weight Check: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed as per Australia's Aviation Policy. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
Insurance: The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.
Sea Walker: Min age is 12 years old.

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.

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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