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“another great day trip”
Review of Green Island

Green Island
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$164.10*
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns
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$75.24*
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Green Island Half Day Trip from Cairns
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$399.43*
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Green Island Day Trip by Scenic Helicopter and Cruise
Ranked #17 of 125 things to do in Cairns
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Didn't know what to expect but as soon as we stepped assure we were amazed at the quality and variety of food and entertainment on this small island.

Thank nigelphi2016
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Liked the reserve walk - well preserved.
Disliked the snorkelling area - the coral around the island is really basic and more of a tourist trap. Other trips are much better.

1  Thank Softlanding
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was a great way to get our daughter snorkelling. We saw loads of fish big and small. Got a glimpse of a turtle on the semi sub ride too. We did find out on the way home that if you go further around to the left of the island (when looking from the jetty) you will most likely see turtles when you're snorkelling.

Thank Redmegs
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

After reading the mixed reviews, I was very pleasantly surprised. We chose Green Island for the variety of options, including swimming pool, rainforest (shade), and crocodile/melanasaia centre. We travelled with our three children including a special needs child. We chose to do the glass bottom boat and submarine. I didn't think that we could manage the snorkelling with our special needs child, but in hindsight, we could have taken turns in supervising our special needs daughter in the clear sandy shallow water, whilst the others snorkelled nearby. We visited a week after new years, and by then the majority of tourists had gone home. Therefore, it was relatively quite as far as crowds go. We saw plenty of marine life on the glass bottom boat and on the submarine and the commentary was both entertaining and informative.
We were fortunate to have perfect weather conditions, no wind, very clear, calm water - this makes a big difference. We ate in one of the 'fancier' restaurants because the price was the same or cheaper than the more casual eateries, and we were grateful for the air-conditioning. We also had a quick walk through the rainforest, but ran out of time for anything else. Even before we left, we were all saying that we wanted to come back.... next time we will stay for the longer option, or maybe overnight so that we have time to sit on the beach and admire the crystal clear blue water - it's just not the same on the mainland.

1  Thank 5StarCamper7
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Had a great trip to green island, wish i could have stayed longer.
The boat trip was good, nice calm day, the glass bottom boat was fun, very informative.

Thank KDowdell
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