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

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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 travellers 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 01/07/20 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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sophie towell wrote a review Feb 2021
Victor Harbor, Australia3 contributions
Absolutely amazing!! hands down one the the best experiences of our lives, the island was absolutely beautiful and the reef was even better!! We were lucky to see turtles, sting rays and even a reef shark (don’t worry they’re harmless 😉), we did the snorkel safari with Ben
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Jazzan0309 wrote a review Feb 2021
Toowoomba, Australia27 contributions3 helpful votes
The Green Island day trip was an enjoyable day out. We did snorkelling and SNUBA. Both fun activities. There is a patrolled section of the beach for swimming and snorkelling. The resort itself isn’t in very good condition but that isn’t the tour companies fault. The water and
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sophie e wrote a review Feb 2021
Research, Australia3 contributions
I wasn’t informed that the majority of the islands retailers and cafes were closed prior to booking. Only one restaurant open. It cost me $34 for a garden salad and a bottle of water. The cost of this trip is truly overpriced. The boat itself is not well maintained. Pretty
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Sophie, Sorry to read of your disappointment. Unfortunately we only operate the day tours to and from the Island with a number activities and experiences as advertised not the resort itself. We also offer a great value lunch service on board which passengers can take advantage of rather than choosing to eat at the resort facilities. I can assure you the vessel is very well maintained is great value compared to a number of reef tours. I am sorry you didn't enjoy the experience unlike so many other passengers that travel with us. Thanks for your feedback. Regards, Chris
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Tim-corgimam84 wrote a review Feb 2021
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Amazing day on Green Island. Gave SNUBA a go, could not recommend more!!! Such a great way to see the reef. Benny (our SNUBA) instructed went above and beyond to make sure we had a super safe yet unforgettable experience. If you ever get the chance give SNUBA a go 🤿
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the 5 stars Tim, It's great to read you loved the Snuba experience so much. Regards, Chris
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Lynette G wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff are friendly and helpful. The boat is a bit slow so some people were unwell on the way over. It was really, really windy when we got to the island so I decided to do the semi-submersible and the glass bottom boat instead of snorkelling. Fish are the main things you
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your feedback Lynette and I'm sorry to learn of the poor weather conditions on your day of travel as I appreciate high winds and rain can affect the enjoyment and of course underwater visibility that our passengers experience on these occasions. We do appreciate your 3 stars despite this and appreciate your review. Regards, Chris
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By: Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
Jennifer1969C
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Snuba/Snuba Doo with Benny an absolute delight!
Benny taking us for a professional Snuba-Doo experience was unforgettable. It included feeding fish. Dozens of ree
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chattam2013
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Brilliant Day Trip
We are visiting from Canberra and joined friends who live here to go to Green Island for the day. The weather was
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S6748WUwendyp
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The most amazing experience
I have never snorkeled or scuba dived in my life. We went Snuba Dooing with Benny and he made the entire experienc
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melscho14
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Awesome Dive Experience with Stephanie
As a group of 9, I must say we all thoroughly enjoyed the Big Cat cruise to Green Island. The crew on board we very
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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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