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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns provided by Great Adventures

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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns

Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
300
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    300
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2845P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Return fast catamaran transfers from Cairns
  • Self guided island walk
  • Morning tea/coffee served onboard until departure from Cairns
  • Use of island day visitor facilities
  • Use of island swimming pool, exclusive to Great Adventures
  • Free beach bag
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Duration
5–9 hours
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. We recommend informing crew of any medical conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Return fast catamaran transfers from Cairns
  • Self guided island walk
  • Morning tea/coffee served onboard until departure from Cairns
  • Use of island day visitor facilities
  • Use of island swimming pool, exclusive to Great Adventures
  • Free beach bag
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
5–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. We recommend informing crew of any medical conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 15, 2021
A note from Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns
It will be a requirement that proof of vaccination must be shown for all customers 16 years and older. At vessel boarding passengers must check-in by using the QLD app or show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination printed copy certificate.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
  • 1
    Green Island
    Stop: 7 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Green Island
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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missriss
Sydney, Australia178 contributions
I was in Cairns for a conference and took a day trip to Green Island with Great Adventures. I opted for the 10:30-4:30pm tour with. The check in process was easy enough with good sign posting, however boarding was delayed and some elderly people in the line weren’t happy waiting in the line in the sun. The boat was a bit dated and worn, however staff were friendly and helpful as they popped around the boat to explain to people what the run down of the tour included. I had optional glass bottom boat or snorkle hire - feel like for the price of the ticket should have included both. Once on the island you are left to your own devices, and they came and picked up on time.
Written May 23, 2022
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Murray H
Brisbane, Australia168 contributions
Sep 2021
Green Island was a great place for the kids to learn to snorkel and gain some confidence in the water. We opted for the Discovery tour with Great Adventures which included quality snorkel gear as well as the glass bottom boat tour and it was good value for money. The coral was much better than expected and can recommend the left side of the jetty for amazing fish and turtles (even a reef shark!).

The glass bottom boat tour was excellent and we saw lots of fish and coral. We took our own lunch but the food coming out of the cafes looked good and we do order some hot chips. Staff in the dive shop were very friendly and helpful.

We added on a boat snorkel tour which went about 800m offshore to one of the dive sites – good practice for the family and we saw lots of good coral and marine life including clown fish and turtles. Would certainly recommend Green Island Adventures.
Written October 10, 2021
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Troynrach
Jabiru, Australia19 contributions
The team were amazing. Our tour with another company got cancelled at 8am so I walked over to there desk and the amazing lady said to wait if there was space then got the 4 of us on the boat. The lady on the boat was welcoming and provided advice for where to go and the driver of the glass bottom boat was incredible. I wish I wrote down everyone’s names but it was amazing. The snorkelling off the end of the jetty was mind blowing we would love to go back and would definitely go with these guys they were awesome
Written January 16, 2022
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100careyc
Nambour, Australia10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We arrived to torrential rain and although they can’t control the weather there was no effort made by them to make our trip bearable. Green island resort had absolutely no undercover seating out of the rain. We found a room with tables and chairs that looked like something in a school dormitory it was dirty and cold. The food on the island was super expensive $20 for a hotdog. We weren’t offered tea or coffee we just sat in the cold with no other option for 3 hours. I felt there was no concern for their customers at all. The resort is run down and quite grubby with no options for wet weather. So even on a sunny day the state of the resort the cost of food and the inability to find shade would not make this trip any better. Unless of course you want to pay $40 for a beach umbrella for 2 hours
Written April 25, 2022
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Angela D
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This was a waste of time and money. If you truly want to see the Great Barrier Reef I’d HIGHLY recommend doing another tour. It is catered towards people over 65+ who want to avoid everything (water, sun, adventure, etc.) but still be at the “reef”. A primarily indoor boat takes you to the island which doesn’t look that nice and has very simple activities and food. Even if you are crunched for time like I was, I’d recommend another tour which takes you to the Outer Reef. I’m also not the best swimmer but this was extremely uneventful. It was no different from going to any beach and walking in the water to snorkel.
Written February 18, 2020
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Hi msdal, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time with us. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time and experience on Green Island. Green Island is a fantastic destination for families and non-swimmers, due to the additional, dry activities available, such as glass-bottom boats and the crocodile park. There are some excellent swimming spots off the Island, but you need to get past the seagrass (a primary food source for the Green Sea Turtles who inhabit the Island). We are sorry again that you didn't enjoy your time with us. Kind regards, Team QSG
Written February 19, 2020
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mandy s
Dulong, Australia29 contributions
I know the tour company can’t help the weather. Was a terrible day. It poured all day. We were dropped off at Green Island at 930am. A hotdog costs $22!. If you could sit in the beach $40 to rent a beach umbrella. Eventhough we were all stuck here, pouring rain until 230pm, no offers of tea /coffee. Nothing for the kiddies to do. Just very ad money grabbing with no customer service. I would not recommend this place.
Written April 24, 2022
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roger c
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
Mar 2022
Well worth a visit as so close to Cairns. Nice walk through the rainforest and easy to snorkel from the beach. We did a glass bottom boat trip which was good as saw lots of coral, fish and a turtle.
Not happy that stinger suits and life vests cost extra and not included and you are not told about this before you collect your scuba gear. We were also not told that only 1 place to order food from rather than 3 as others closed during the day.
Written March 26, 2022
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Emina G
10 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
This was the highlight of my stay in the far north. I highly recommend the Great Adventures reef and green island. You take the reef king to green island and you have the time scheduled for the glass bottom boat the rest of the time you are free to explore the island. You can also snorkel and scuba dive and on the island itself there is a crocodile jail which houses troublesome crocs from the NT presently one of its occupants Cassius is the largest crocodile in captivity and to say he is big is an understatement they also have the Guinness world record proudly on display to prove it. You also have access to the pool however with the reef itself just there it simply cannot compete. The reef itself is breathtaking. On the reef king prior to departure you are served light refreshments also. Great adventures were are fantastic tour operator you also learned so much about the reef also and no matter what age the tour made it very accomodating. Definitely one to put on your must list. We spent a week in cairns only just returned today and did a number of tours yet this is the one we are still talking about. Seriously highly recommended
Written November 4, 2020
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Mire K
Adelaide, Australia40 contributions
Green Island needs a big clean. As soon as entered the shop village area all could smell was bird faeces. The decking needs a good clean along with the gardens beds. Only 3 shops opened. The bar had overpriced food, the ice blocks in the kiosk had ice frost and looked like had melted and refrozen. I understand tourism numbers down but if you offer to take any tourist there needs to be a standard of maintenance. We were okay as snorkelled most of the time but lots of older tourists unhappy as nothing much for them to do. There was a pool but if I want to go in a pool i would have stayed at my fantastic resort.
Would not recommend at the moment until a huge clean and reopening occurs
Written November 20, 2021
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bdpurcell
Hobart, Australia21 contributions
Waste of time and money.
Boat trip to island was good and staff friendly, however nobody bothered to inform us at booking that is was low tide and snorkeling was nearly impossible. So no snorkeling and swam in the green island pool.

Now for the island. Nothing open and some of the rudest and most unfriendly staff I have ever come across . The place smells of bird crap.

Now I have done outer reef and the so called reef from the island. Do not waste money on this tour. If it’s low tide you will sit around bored waiting for the return ferry
Written July 19, 2021
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RicerDromore
RicerDromore
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Simply the best … better than all the rest.
Fantastic family trip to the great barrier reef. The boat trip over was a bit choppy so you might need to bring a
Lucia092
Lucia092
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Disappointing
We were told that this would be a good way to go snorkelling and see some of the reef sea life without venturing to
57pauln
57pauln
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NQ2022
We had a great day with this well organised company. The semi sub tour gave us a look t the reef with out getting
Dave F
Dave F
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Amazing experience- one of the best
Great day. The snorkeling was great fun, and the equipment issue really easy. We also did the Scuba Doo activity. W
Viki B
Viki B
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Once in a lifetime snorkelling experience.
We were on a day tour from Cairns on 25 October 2021 with Great Adventures. On arrival we decided to pay for a sno
657ashg
657ashg
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Not a COVID safe experience
It was very crowded on the boat and many of the passengers were not wearing masks. Great Adventures staff showed di
Mobile474647
Mobile474647
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Must do bucket list item
This was a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend this as a must do. The staff were super friendly and help
Sunshine_Seahorse
Sunshine_Seahorse
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Relaxing day and the glass bottom boat tour was really good! :)
We went over on a locals special with a really good discount, Absolutely loved the glass bottom boat tour. Our guid
Cwilson28293
Cwilson28293
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Absolutely stunning
We went on a day tour, first to Green Island did the glass bottom boat, staff were excellent spent some time on the
PomAdventure
PomAdventure
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Great Crew and Experience
This was going to be the highlight of our trip to FNQ but the weather was against us. However, the staff/crew tried
LecheeDC
LecheeDC
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Incredible experience staffed by amazing people!
The day of our tour was very windy so the boat ride made a lot of people feel very sick. I cannot praise the staff
RM3789
RM3789
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Green island and outer reef tour
Amazing day out. We did the Green island and Outer Reef pontoon package. The crew on the boat were super friendly a
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Very poor view of barrier reef.
I have young children who can’t snorkel and thought the glass bottom boat would give them a good view of the reef.
Peter H
Peter H
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Day trip to outer reef
Boat,crew,facilities and lunch was great. Snorkelling was disappointing however as it is obvious that the coral at
kayzie60
kayzie60
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Very professional
A big Thank you to the Captain this afternoon on the 2.00pm Green Island boat back to Cairns for allowing us to boa
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