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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns provided by Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour

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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide, your full name, a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) in order to complete your activity. We are following all guidelines set out by the Queensland Government.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a catamaran cruise to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by spectacular reefs and marine life. Enjoy activities like snorkeling, relaxing in the sun, and a glass-bottom boat tour. Visit Green Island Resort to enjoy a spot on the sandy beach, with the option to add a trip beneath the surface in a semi-submersible and a buffet lunch.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
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  • 1
    Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • 2
    Green Island
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See spectacular marine life and vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend half a day exploring and relaxing on Green Island
  • Enjoy access to Green Island Resort facilities and showers
  • Choose from two departure times suit your schedule
What to Expect
Travel to the Reef Fleet Terminal on your own to meet your boat. Board a catamaran bound for Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Upon arrival at Green Island, you have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, select a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, or a trip in a semi-submersible that gets you below the surface without getting wet. The resort’s facilities are available for your use, and you can rent beach loungers, canoes, sailboards, shade umbrellas, and more. If you’ve selected the lunch option when booking, return to the catamaran for a fresh buffet, or just purchase a meal on the island. After your island time, the tour concludes with the return trip to Cairns.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning tea / coffee (served on 9am full day only)
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkeling gear for the day
  • Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities. (Can be booked locally, subject to availability. Payable locally. Introductory Scuba Dive AU$152, Seawalker Helmut Dive AU$165, Semi-submersible Coral Viewing Tour AU$20)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Flotation vests and lycra suits are available for hire
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available but limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anthony D wrote a review Oct 9
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia2 contributions
Beautiful island and you can swim at the beach. Lovely trip over and very friendly staff. Half day is plenty of time, it’s majestic but also a tiny island.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks Anthony :) Regards, Chris
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Nathan L wrote a review Oct 6
3 contributions
A great day, beautiful spot that is a must see, if it’s a windy day and you’re inclined to get sea sick, make sure you take some complimentary tablets before you leave.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mark H wrote a review Oct 3
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great day trip. SNUBA (assisted SCUBA) is a must do add on. Great experience and definitely worth the few extra dollars.
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Mark, I'm glad to read you enjoyed the Snuba experience. We appreciate the 5 stars. Regards, Chris
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Ines wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
I wasn’t expecting great things from this tour being aware that Green Island is heavily trafficked by tourists but thought it might be a decent little trip with my young kids. Trip over was smooth, takes about an hour. Equipment hire is quick and efficient. Snorkeling was ok but
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Sorry to read of your disappointment Capnes. If you'd like to forward me your booking details to c.koscielny@experienceco.com I'd be more than happy to follow up with the ops team as to why the Semi sub would have been cut short as this is generally a 20 - 25 min experience. As you'll see from other reviews, this activity is usually one of the highlights for families. As for the underwater visibility, i can only assume it may have been a windier day which I can appreciate can affect this. Thanks for taking the time to write in. Regards, Chris
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Felix B wrote a review Sep 2020
Blacks Beach, Australia7 contributions
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Great day, we'll definitely do it again in the future, couldn't wipe the smile of the kids faces. A must do for anyone visiting Cairns
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the 5 stars Felix, we look forward to seeing you aging in the future. Regards, Chris
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About the operator

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By: Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
kimdenisehoile
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Amazing experience
We had an amazing experience . Michelle took us over the reef snorkeling, she was knowledgeable , patient and made
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yardenak2017
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Amazing day out!
A beautiful day on a stunning island which was made even better with amazing staff! Thank you marine biologists Cal
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Y1367CMlisad
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Super snuba!
Benny was a fantastic instructor and kids had a blast experiencing snuba for the first time. Benny really made sure
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jezzaraaz
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Best Trip Ever!
This is the highlight of our Cairns trip! The tour is amazing! Green Island is such a wonderful place! The water is
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Marniemartil
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Exciting and so worthwhile.
We did the Snuba diving with Benny. It was an incredible experience. The kids love every minute. My daughter and
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B1231CJianp
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Amazing
I had the most amazing experience today doing the Snuba & snuba doo with my family on the great barrier reef at gr
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Teahforwood
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SNUBA DIVING
Went to green island today and got to experience snuba diving with Benny and his crew, best way to see all the reef
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671ruchib
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Snuba diving
13 minutes ago Fantastic experience We did SNUBA diving , honestly was quite nervous being a person who doesn't kn
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Daniandfam
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Amazing staff Amazing sea life
My family of 5 all had the most amazing time trying SNUBA, what am amazing experience! The staff were brilliant and
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N5115GNkarend
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Snuba!!!!!
Snuba was an experience of a lifetime! I am not a swimmer and our instructor made my experience a positive and fun
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Jessica R
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Quick day out
Ticket pick up was very easily located and the harbour was straight next to the desk where you collect them from.
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iwalanib2020
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Awesome day out at Green Island with family!😃
Perfect weather on Green Island with the family, the crew were helpful and informative, lots of activities to choo
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markrI6024YB
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Great experience shocking customer service
Both myself and my wife had a fantastic experience Snuba and visiting Green Island. The Snuba instructor was great
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nadia8511
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Day trip on the Big Cat to Green island with my family
Hello Everyone, Thought we do tour from Cairns. Where do I start!!!, the boat needs to be renovated it’s like 20yea
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r k
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Very well organized and helpful staff
We had only 2 full days in Cairns and chose this package after looking at many. We chose well and would recommend
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