Half & 1 Day Great Adventures Green Island Tours from  Cairns

Adults from $99

Experience the beauty of Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures!

Three departures per day means there is always a tour to suit your holiday itinerary. You can even enjoy a sleep-in before joining the 10:30am 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 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. 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 8:30am 5:15pm
3/4 Day Morning 8:30am 3:15pm
3/4 Day Afternoon 10:30am 5:15pm
Half Day Morning 8:30am 12:45pm
Half Day Midday 10:30am 3:15pm
Half Day Afternoon 1:00pm 5:15pm


Pricing below valid for travel until 31 March 2020.

Ticket Price
Adults $99
Children (4-14 yrs) $52
Family (2+2) $250
Infants (0-3) Free


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

Hotel Transfers Cairns City Hotel Transfers $29 Adult
$19 Child
$96 Family
Hotel Transfers Northern Beaches Hotel Transfers $36 Adult
$20 Child
$112 Family
Tour Extension Upgrade to the Discovery Package: Includes Snorkelling Gear Hire, Glass Bottom Boat Tour and a Beach Bag! $25 Adult
$14 Child
$64 Family
Helmet Dive Seawalker $180 per person
Gear Hire Snorkel Hire $21 Adult
$11 Child
$53 Family
Glass Bottom Boat Tour Glass Bottom Boat Tour $21 Adult
$11 Child
$53 Family
Snorkel Boat Tour Boat Snorkel Tour $52 Adult
$36 Child
$140 Family
Scuba Dive Introductory Scuba Dive $172 per person
Scuba Dive Certified Scuba Dive 1 Dive $122
2 Dives $178
Scenic Helicopter Flight 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight $199 per person
Lunch Green Island Greens Buffet Lunch $37 Adult
$25 Child
$99 Family
Lunch Green Island Set 2 Course Lunch $47.50 Adult
$33 Child
$128 Family (excluding Christmas Day)



Group Size: 200ppl max

  • Fast Catamaran


  • Return on air-conditioned, fast catamaran
  • Up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Self Guided Island Eco-Walk
  • Your choice of a Glass Bottom Boat Tour or Snorkelling Gear Hire
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Use of the Island Resort swimming pool
  • National Park Fees

Rated: 21021 (2.8/5 based on 5 customer reviews)

21321 The facilities on the island were not very good. One of the restaurants was closed for renovations, and no hot food was available until 11:30. The glass bottom boat was too short. Would have be better if it went for a bit longer and stopped at more places to see some fish. The coral looked dead, all white, no colour at all. All in all quite a disappointing day, considering we were so looking forward to it.
Sharon — 20 May, 2018

43211 8 in our group and we all had a great time, the glass bottom boat was awesome. Already planning another green Island visit with family.
David — 6 March, 2018

32121 Trip over and back was lovely. We were lucky enough to get seats outside. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend choosing the glass bottom boat tour, though we didn’t, because if you want to snorkel you really need to pay the extra $45 and go out on a trip. Take the later morning ferry as there isn’t a lot to do on the island that I found. Food venues also shut without warning in the late afternoon so beware. Overall a nice trip, but if I did it again I would do the glass bottom boat tour, and take some food and drinks.
Ilona — 6 July, 2017

32121 Not wheelchair friendly even though we had advised several times that we would have someone in a wheelchair accompanying us. We were told that everything would be fine for this. Glass bottom boat dreadful for wheel chair access. Young staff member was very helpful (Daniel) but it was a struggle with 3 sets of steps to the boat. Why wasn’t the ramp that was in situ not used? Life’s mystery. The ferry ride over and back had accommodating staff.
Christine Collins — 26 June, 2017

21321 Absolutely Terrible. We had to store our luggages somewhere in order to get to our flights right after the tour, but the faculties at the reef terminal didn’t take care of our luggages, nor there was a proper locker. The pick up drive didn’t let us carry our luggages with us even though there was enough space. We had to reserve another taxi in order to take our luggages from our hotel to the terminal.
Jinwoo Lee — 1 January, 2017


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pick-up Accommodation


Pick-up/Return from Cairns/ Northern Beaches Accommodation with extra cost

Checkin at Reef Fleet Terminal and Board Vessel


Morning Tea

Enjoy the provided morning tea!

Arrive at Green Island


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


Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

Guided Snorkelling Tour

Opportunity to enjoy a Guided Snorkeling Tour!

Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!

Self Guided Walk

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

Scuba Dive

Opportunity to enjoy a Scuba Dive!

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Opportunity to enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Flight!


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Bird Watching

Observe Sea Bird in their Natural Habitiat!

Snorkelling from the Beach

Great for Non-Swimmers and Kids!

Helmet Dive

Helmet Dive

Depart Green Island


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

Return to Cairns Marina


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