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Green Island

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Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 3300
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“day trip” (182 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the 11am boat out to the Island and the 16.15 one back. It was a bit rough going out but ok coming back and took 50 minutes each way. I hired a lycra suit for snorkeling for 8 dollars. I had my own...More

Thank Rocknroller
Reviewed 6 days ago

BYO or hire scuba or snorkel gear. You can snorkel all the way around the sand cay in an hour or so & see that many butterflyfish, gobies, epaulet sharks (about 20cm long, they look like fat sausages with paddle shaped fins, & dark brown...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to green island with big cat and they do only offer semi sub experience.The weather wasn't great but with glass bottom your and semi sub,we did see so many fishes.Corals were hard to see clearly due to crap weather causing disturbances in sea.Recommending...More

Thank nil0805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a trip of a lifetime to Australia/New Zealand we booked on impulse a few days in Cairns (flight from Sydney), and this trip from Viator with Big Cat. Billed with: Highlights Explore the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest on your Green Island day-trip...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkelling off the beach in shallow waters we found turtles, rays and an incredible variety and numbers of fish... easy and well worth it for nondivers and the whole place is very family friendly. Good cafes and Emerald restaurant is the best... great guided nature...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Green island is a small dream package of an island. It's great to stay overnight here as you are treated like royalty. The dinner and breakfasts are of a very high standard with smoked salmon etc for breakfast and basically catering for all tastes. You...More

Thank lyndsaysch
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my cousin from Melbourne and my Dadacross and we had an awesome day. They did the glass bottom boat and I snorkeled and we all enjoyed a sun bake on the beach. The water was just beautiful!

Thank Cruiserkids
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time my husband and I had gone to Green Island.My sister and brother in law were also visiting Cairns after a 30 year break. The boat trip out to the reef was lovely and when you purchase your ticket you can...More

Thank Janis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 9 days in Cairns and Green Island was on my list...high on my list. We had an Uber driver who made it sound terrible so I decided to change Green Island into a trip 'If we had time' It was the LAST place we...More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Green Island on a day trip from Cairns. We were a little disappointed as it was extremely busy and it was hard to find somewhere to sit to eat. The smell of bird droppings was also a little off putting. The snorkeling was...More

Thank Jane W
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November 2, 2017|
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Response from lipsandnik | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Green Island - around the old underwater observatory (beach side) at the jetty you will see 'Nemo'. There is a lot of coral, fish and rays. Green Island also has the largest Crocodile in captivity. Feeding... More
Eliza C
September 8, 2017|
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Response from sherylentwisle | Reviewed this property |
Hi The ferry operators have offices at the wharf itself - my experience is that the tour operators often have tickets for longer than the ferry companies, so you may need to go two days in advance or be prepared to go for... More
May 28, 2017|
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Response from rosaposer165 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's usually warm enough.