Green Island Tours From Cairns, Green Island Snorkeling

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With 16 years’ experience and local knowledge booking Green Island Tours, activities and accommodation we deliver you the best prices to suit your holiday budget. We love going to Green Island so we can give you a real locals perspective.

See our Great Green Island Adventures Tours and activities we have many options. Catching the ferry for a day trip to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the fun things to do in Cairns.

Go snorkelling or diving on the coral island reef, experience tropical island paradise, sandy beaches and Green Island Resort. All Green Island travel and cruise can be booked through our Cairns Beach Visitor Information Centre by filling the ‘inquiry for booking form’ below.

Green Island Tour Operators

Big Cat Green Island Cruises operates 2 boats to Green Island. Big Cat which allows over 5 hours at Green Island and Reef Rocket for 2 and 4 hour options.

Great Adventures operates both full day adventure and Half Day Islander trips as well as the very popular Green Island and Outer Great Barrier Reef Combo.

Ocean Free: Beautiful sailing boat that takes only 25 guests and includes lunch and snorkel equipment. Ocean Free is ideal as they go to Pinnacle Reef an exclusive reef site just off Green island as well as going to Green Island where you can explore the Island and it’s beautiful beaches.

Green Island Fly Cruise includes free transfer from your hotel, enjoy a 20 minute flight over Cairns harbour and the Great Barrier Reef before landing on Green Island. This package also includes snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat and lunch and return cruise back to Cairns and transfer back to your hotel.

Green Island Fly Fly: Enjoy an amazing helicopter flight to and from Green Island, enjoying magnificent reef views during your flight. Includes free transfer from your hotel, snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat and lunch. Avoid the boat trip and travel in style.

Tour options and locations

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay about 45 minutes ferry trip from Cairns with an abundance of tropical sea life. This island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area and is surrounded by coral reef. Enjoy the ambience of the Green Island Resort setting. Green Island Resort has a range of room types to suit couples, families and groups. Just ask us.

Snorkel in the warm island waters with a wide variety of colourful fish, shells, giant clams, anemones, turtles and huge range of marine creatures and laze on the idyllic white sandy beaches.

With the glass bottom boat you float across reef and look through large viewing windows and enjoy informative commentary. Add the semi submersible to your booking and view the underwater world as a diver would but without getting wet.


Lunch and other activities can be added to the ferry transfer ticket option. Budget priced includes snorkel equipment or glass bottom boat and ferry.


full day trip includes a 2 hour stopover to explore Green Island and experience both a reef and island adventure. This package includes the use of snorkel equipment on Green Island and 3 hours at the next stop at the Outer Barrier Reef. (Norman Reef pontoon) which includes snorkle equipment, lunch and semisubmersible tour in the ticket price.


Full day cruise with option of 4 or 5 hours at Green Island. (Includes choice of snorkel equipment or glass bottom boat) Additional extras we can add to your booking are Buffet lunch, semi submersible. If you require both glass bottom and snorkel equipment we can add this to your ticket.


Half day cruise. (Includes choice of snorkel equipment or glass bottom boat) Additional extras we can add to your booking are semi submersible or if you require both glass bottom boat and snorkel equipment we can add both to your ticket.


Enjoy amazing reef views by helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island. This package also includes lunch, snorkel equipment and glass bottom boat and cruise back by boat and hotel transfers.


Fly by Helicopter and enjoy beautiful views of the reef includes lunch, snorkel equipment and glass bottom boat and hotel transfers.

Other Green Island Activities

A. Green Island Seawalker: Also known as helmet diving. Popular with both swimmers and non swimmers, amazing, experience without getting your head wet. No equipment to operate experience walking on the seafloor.

B. Introductory Diving at Green Island: at specially selected Green Island dive sites. Experience instructors guide you through the process.

C. Certified Diving at selected Green Island: Select 1 or 2 certified dives at selected Green Island dive sites reached by the dive tender.

D. Green Island Boat Snorkle Trip: Reach the best Green Island snorkeling sites with colorful marine life and coral via a short boat trip. These snorkeling sites can only be accessed by boat.

E. Green Island Underwater Camera Hire: We have high quality digital underwater cameras including CANON + GoPro, 1 day hire or multiple day hire. They come with a free 4G Stick free to keep. Camera is delivered to you. Easy to use, instruction given, high quality images. Takes videos and hundreds of photos.

F. Green Island Helicopter Scenic Flights: Enjoy amazing views of Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. We have a range of 10 and 15 minute Scenic Helicopter Flights available. Also Fly, cruise and Fly, Fly packages to Green Island which includes snorkle equipment, glass bottom boat and lunch and hotel transfers.

G. Marineland Melanesia is fascinating: This museum with rare Melanesian artifacts as well as large display of crocodiles including, largest crocodile in captivity. Have a photo taken holding a baby crocodile.

Special Discount

We have special discounts for students, families, seniors and groups on Green Island trips, cruises and tours. Discount vouchers and coupons to save you on a large variety of other Cairns attractions. Discounts off standard underwater cameras and many other savings.

Ask about ‘FREE Family Fun Pack’ and our range of day tours and activities. You can make more savings with a range of our combination ‘day packages’ of Green Island and Skyrail, Green Island and Kuranda Train and Skyrail, Green Island and Whitewater rafting, Green Island Ballooning, Green Island + Cairns Harbour Cruises.


Free bookings, save time and money by booking all your tours in the one location. Free tour reports and free Maps. Free 25% discount voucher off our standard underwater cameras, free postcards. Enjoy FREE wifi in our Visitor Centre.


It depends on the tour selected, your budget and number of persons booking. We find the best and cheapest options as well as applying discounts to your tours.
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