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Green Island Day Tour – Ferry Only, Snorkelling, or Glass Bottom BoatFrom $102pp

Escape to the emerald jewel of the Great Barrier Reef with a Green Island Day Tour for an adventure blending natural wonders with thrilling activities and serene relaxation.

Departing Cairns aboard a swift catamaran, arrive at this paradise island in just 50 minutes, ready to explore the island’s unparalleled beauty. Choose your adventure: snorkel amidst vibrant marine life, opt for a glass-bottom boat tour, revealing the reef’s wonders from above, or you can choose to do both. Indulge in up to 7 hours of island exploration, from leisurely strolls through lush rainforest to relaxing by the exclusive swimming pool. Don’t miss the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat for captivating crocodile shows.

After a day of discovery, relax on the return journey with tea and coffee served onboard. With seamless transfers and a wealth of activities to enjoy, this Green Island Day Tour promises an unforgettable blend of adventure and relaxation amidst the natural splendour of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Tour Itinerary

Green Island Day Tour Itinerary

Departing Cairns at either 8:30am or 10:30am, enjoy the scenic 50 minute ferry over to Green Island. Spend up to 7 hours exploring the island. Surrounded by fringing reefs, use your snorkelling gear to explore the magical underwater world. Or, choose to hop on a Glass Bottom Boat tour of the island to see the reef and marine life beneath you without having to get in the water. Or, opt for the snorkelling and glass bottom boat tour option to make the most of your day on the island. Enjoy free time relaxing at the swimming pool, catching some sun, strolling along stunning beaches or grabbing some refreshments from one of the island’s restaurants. Finally, depart Green Island at 2:30pm or 4:30pm, heading back to Cairns.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Snorkelling equipment &/OR Glass Bottom Boat coral reef viewing tour
  • Self Guided Eco Island Walk
  • Use of Day Facilities (toilets, showers, pool etc)
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee


  • Lunch
  • Extra activities on the island
  • Entrance to Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat
  • Stinger Suits

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Green Island Ferry Only

Return Ferry Transfer to Green Island


Green Island Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat

Return Ferry Transfer and Choice of Snorkelling Equipment OR Glass Bottom Boat Tour (Choose at time of check in)


Green Island Snorkelling & Glass Bottom Boat

Return Ferry Transfer, Snorkelling Equipment & Glass Bottom Boat Tour


What to bring

  • Day bag
  • Swimmers & towel
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Water bottle

Pick Ups & Departures

Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns City, Queensland

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the temperature of the water?

The warm waters of Tropical North Queensland range in temperature from 22-29 Celsius (75-85 Fahrenheit) and make for year round comfort for water activities.

What time does the boat depart Cairns and return?

For Green Island cruises, Great Adventures has 2 departures daily from Cairns.
Depart Cairns at 8.30am and 10.30am. Depart Green Island at 2.30pm or 4.30pm, with arrival times back into Cairns at approximately 3.20pm and 5.20pm.

If we book a certain return time for a Green Island cruise, can we change to an earlier or later departure once we are over on the Island?

Yes, if there is availability the crew at the Information Counter on Green Island can amend your return times. If the boat is fully booked however, you will have to return on your originally scheduled departure time.

How long are we at Green Island for?

Depending on the departure times you choose, you can spend from as little as 2 ½ hours or up to 7 hours at Green Island. You do need to book return times when making your reservation, however you can change your return times at a later time subject to availability.

Is Green Island still part of the Great Barrier Reef?

Yes, Green Island is situated in the Inner part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Do you have prescription masks available?

Standard masks magnify objects underwater by about 25%. Prescription masks up to -8.0 are available. If you need a prescription mask, please advise the team so they can make sure one is available for you. These are hired from the Dive Shop on the Green Island.

Are there any stingers?

At certain times of the year (generally November – April), jellyfish, commonly called marine stinger’s, can affect the seas of Northern Australia. Most jellyfish are harmless to man, however certain varieties may cause a serious reaction. Incidents involving serious marine stings in this area are extremely rare. The crew are conscious of the danger of marine stingers and will take appropriate steps to ensure your protection if they believe conditions are such that there is a possibility of encountering these creatures. Lycra suits are available for hire onboard to reduce the possibility of stings and irritations while also offering protection from the sun.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Great Adventures Terms & Conditions

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.

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