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Half and 1 Day Big Cat Green Island Tours from  Cairns

Adults from $98

Green Island is the perfect place for families and non-swimmers to explore a stunning tropical paradise!

Three departures per day (9am, 11am and 1pm) means there is always a tour to suit your holiday itinerary. You can even enjoy a sleep-in before joining the 11 am departure which gives you 4 hours on the island.

Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef to feature a rainforest. You will love relaxing and exploring the white sandy beach and array of soft corals and marine life in the shallow tropical waters. Snorkel or swim straight from the beach. Glass bottom boat and semi-submarine rides mean you can see the beautiful coral and tropical fish without getting wet. Experience the amazing underwater world with an introductory scuba dive or Seawalker helmet dive (both subject to passing a medical questionnaire). If you are looking for something a little different you also have the choice of taking a self guided walk along one of the many tracks leading through the National Park.

Activities for the kids include a tour of the"Big Cat’ Wheelhouse, membership to the Turtle Rescue Club, and a colouring in/activity sheet. Green Island is only a short cruise from Cairns making it the ideal destination for those who want to spend less time on a boat and more time exploring or relaxing on the island. You also have the option of flying to Green Island on a spectacular scenic helicopter flight! Seeing Green Island and its surrounding reef systems from the air is a truly memorable experience. Hire of canoes, beach umbrellas, sun lounges, surf skis, beach volleyball gear, stand-up paddle boards, wet-suits and flotation aids can be arranged on the island.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Full Day ‘Big Cat’ Tour 9:00am 5:00pm 8 Hours
Full Day ‘Reef Rocket’ Tour 11:00am 5:00pm 6 Hours
Half Day Morning Tour 9:00am 1:00pm 4 Hours
Half Day Afternoon Tour 1:00pm 5:00pm 4 Hours


Please note customers travelling on 25 December will need to pay a surcharge on arrival. $25 per Adult, $12.50 per Child, & $62.50 per Family ticket

Ticket Price
Adults $98
Children (4-14 yrs) $49
Family (2+2) $245
Infants (0-3) Free


Book your Extras now so you don’t miss out!

Hotel Transfers Return Cairns City Transfers $20 Adult
$10 Child
$50 Family
Hotel Transfers Return Northern Beaches Transfers $24 Adult
$12 Child
$60 Family
Lunch Buffet Lunch – Full Day Tour Only (Must Pre-Book) $28 Adult
$14 Child
$70 Family
Glass Bottom Boat Tour Glass Bottom Boat Tour, perfect for non-swimmers (Must Pre-Book) $18 Adult
$9 Child
$45 Family
Gear Hire Full Snorkelling Gear Hire *Security Deposit Required* (Must Pre-Book) $18 Adult
$9 Child
$45 Family
Semi-Submersible Explore the Reef Surrounding Green Island without getting wet in a semi-Submarine. You’ll have a divers view of coral and marine life with expert commentary. (Must Pre-Book) $20 Adult
$10 Child
$50 Family
Flotation Device Hire Hire of a Flotation Vest or Lycra Suit $8 Adult
$4 Child
Scenic Helicopter Flight 10-Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight – View a kaleidoscope of colours that make the Great Barrier Reef famous, during your Helicopter Flight you’ll enjoy stunning views of Green Island and its surrounding reefs $199 per person
Scenic Helicopter Flight 15-Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight – View a kaleidoscope of colours that make the Great Barrier Reef famous, during your Helicopter Flight you’ll enjoy stunning views of Green Island and its surrounding reefs $269 per person



Group Size: 250ppl max

  • 115ft Catamaran


  • Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
  • Your Choice of a Glass Bottom Boat Tour or Snorkeling Gear *Security Deposit Required*
  • Island rainforest boardwalks
  • Fish Feeding
  • Self Guided Island Walk
  • National Park Fees

Rated: 43210 (4.7/5 based on 3 customer reviews)

43211 The island was really beautiful and the staff were really friendly. Was quite saddened and disappointed by all the bleached and broken corals and lack of colours while snorkelling. Very white and seemed barren. Got to swim with a giant trevally near the beach though!
Marvis Leung — 14 August, 2018

54321 Loved it! Nice and friendly staff! Both, reservations team and crew on board. Retrospectively, I just regret that I didn’t book the full-day tour ;o)
Astrid — 27 September, 2014

54321 My husband and I did a day tour out to Green Island, where we spent most of our time snorkelling the reef right off the beach. It was fantastic…such variety of fish species and the highlight of the day was swimming with a couple of sea turtles. Staff on the boat were excellent with service and advice. Great day out!
Lyndall Kummer — 8 September, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Northern Beaches Accommodation (Extra Cost)

7:15am – 7:45am

Pickup from Cairns Accommodation (Extra Cost)

7:45am – 8:30am

Meet at Marina and Board Vessel


Arrive Green Island


Enjoy activities available at your leisure, choose from swimming, snorkeling, take a self guided walk or a glass bottom boat ride.


Included with your tour!

Snorkel Boat Tour

Opportunity to enjoy a Snorkeling Tour! (additional cost)

Glass Bottom Boat

Included with your tour!

Self Guided Walk

Enjoy a Guided Walk and hear all about the Great Barrier Reef!

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Opportunity to enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Flight!


Included with your tour!

Bird Watching

Observe Sea Bird in their Natural Habitiat!

Fish Feeding

Included with your tour!

Snorkelling from the Beach

Great for Non-Swimmers and Kids!

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Opportunity to enjoy a Scenic Plane Flight (Must be prebooked)

Depart Green Island


Home to an abundance of plant and wildlife, and surrounded in coral gardens.

Return to Cairns Marina


Dropoff at Cairns Accommodation (Extra Cost)

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Dropoff at Northern Beaches Accommodation (Extra Cost)

6:00pm – 6:30pm

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