Green Island Day Trip

Spend a full day exploring beautiful Green Island a 45-minute boat trip from Cairns.

Plan your day to Green Island

Green Island day trip has several daily departures, choose the one that suits you best.

White sandy beaches surround the island with an interior of tropical rainforest on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

While you are on the island, choose to either snorkel, scuba dive, or snorkel on the spectacular coral reefs on a glass-bottom boat tour. Alternatively, you may choose to relax on the pristine beach.

Green Island offers an array of activities to discover and is ideal for non-swimmers.

About Green Island

While you are on the island you can stroll through tropical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, dive or snorkel.

There is a wide range of optional activities to experience on Green Island. Scuba dive, join a snorkel excursion and even walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving.

Where is Green Island?

Green Island is approximately 45 minutes north-east from Cairns.  This National park is home to over 120 native plant species and also 55 species of birdlife.  Coral Gardens and an abundance of marine life surround the island.

Or if you would like to see the outer barrier reef click here for our favourite reef tour,    Reef Experience.

Highlights

  • White Sandy beaches to build sandcastles
  • Deck Chairs to work on your suntan
  • Tropical rainforest
  • Snorkelling
  • Tropical Island Getaway
  • Green Sea Turtles are frequent visitors


Itinerary

You may choose your preferred departure times from Cairns and Green Island!

Travel time to Green Island Day Tour is approx. 45 minutes

Cairns To Green Island

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Departs 08:30 am

Monday & Wednesday

Departs       08:30am & 10:30am

Green Island to Cairns

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Departs 2:30 pm

Monday & Wednesday

Departs       2:30pm & 4:30pm


Included

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Full-Day or up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self Guided Eco Walk
  • Use of island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Use of day visitor facilities.
  • Island Upgrade on the booking page.
  • *Snorkelling and glass-bottom boat during the COVID-19 period is booked on Green Island. 

You may bring along a picnic lunch or purchase something from one of the many food outlets or spoil yourself in the restaurant


Optional Extras

  • Lunch from several different casual outlets or Emerald’s Restaurant.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests & Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches


What to bring

  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear & sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs or underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases


How to get there

Green Island Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes before departure.

Green Island Tour transfers via comfortable catamaran.

 

 


Important Information

Important Information for Scuba Diving & Seawalker

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment, complete our scuba dive medical questionnaire as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Medical Questionnaire

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.

 


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