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Green Island Reef Cruises - Cairns Tours
1800 550 751

Green Island Reef Cruises

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FROM: $97

Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Daily
Returns: 5:00 - Daily

Pricing Options

$97 AUD per Person - Adult Half Day (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$97 AUD per Person - Adult Full Day (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$243 AUD per Family - Family (2 adults + 2 children) Half Day (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$243 AUD per Family - Family (2 adults + 2 children) Full Day (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$49 AUD per Person - Child (4-14 yrs) Half Day (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$49 AUD per Person - Child (4-14 yrs) Full Day (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)

Visit the beautiful Green Island with Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises!

Jump on board the "Big Cat" for a reef cruise departing from Cairns and head out to the beautiful Green Island. Big Cat is a modern and comfortable catamaran, perfect for a day of relaxed travelling and fun adventures!

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises allows you to enjoy the beauty of Green Island for a day or half day to explore the island and take advantage of all the fun activities it has to offer! With the option to snorkel, dive or swim off the beach, as well as explore the underwater world in our semi-submarine or glass bottom boat, you'll be able to see the beautiful reefs around Green Island at length!

With the Big Cat to base your day from, you'll be able to enjoy exploring the island at your own leisure and see all of its fun offerings for yourself. With a lot of fun water activities, restaurants, a crocodile park, a walking track and a swimming pool, you'll find so many fun things to do during your stay with us on Green Island! 

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises Features: 

  • Comfortable cruise to Green Island on a stable catamaran
  • Enjoy a half day or full day exploring Green Island
  • Choose from snorkelling or a glass bottom boat 
  • Add on a semi submersible tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation
  • Patrolled beach and snorkelling area
  • Restaurants, change rooms, showers and shops on the island for your use
  • Two transfer boats (Big Cat and Reef Rocket) for diverse schedules 
  • Air-conditioned catamaran
  • Add on a filling and delicious lunch during a full day cruise 

Get your gear on board and make your way down to the beach for some amazing snorkelling just off Green Island itself! With reefs close to the beach, you can make your way in at your own pace to discover the world below. One side of the beach has lifeguards on duty, making ideal for beginners or those travelling solo. With beach chairs and umbrellas for rent, you'll be able to spend your entire here snorkelling and relaxing, enjoying the beauty of this small and unique island. For more advanced snorkellers, the other side of the jetty offers some more amazing reefs, where you can snorkel at your own discretion. There are beautiful colourful corals, amazing schools of fish, we well as clownfish, stingrays, turtles and reef sharks to you to discover!

Glass bottom boat
For those who want to see the beauty of the reef without getting wet, there is the glass bottom boat. Departing several times throughout the day, you can take advantage of this cool activity and see what lies below up close and personal! See the colourful corals, funny fish and cute turtles all from the comforts of the boat. This is an ideal way to bring the whole family along so they can experience the reef and is great for non-swimmers, families and for those looking to see the reef in a new way. Enjoy commentary from the crew as they educate you on all the cool things you'll see as they take you around for the best parts of the reef. 

Semi submersible (additional)
Try the semi submersible for an immersive and unique experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Since you're below sea level as you cruise around, you'll experience the reefs from a unique and amazing point of view. "Swim" alongside turtles, fish, and stingrays as you make your way around and feel what it's like to really be part of the underwater community! Your crew will make sure you know what's going on and share all their knowledge of the reefs as you become enthralled in the world around you. Before heading back to shore, enjoy a fish feeding frenzy as your crew treats the fish to some dinner so you can see them live in action as they come for a bite. 

Enjoy all the amenities of the island and take the opportunity to explore everything the island has to offer! With everything at your fingertips, you'll have the time of your life on Green Island with Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises.

There are several package types: 

Full Day 9am-5pm on the Big Cat which offers over 5 hours at Green Island
Full Day 11am-5pm on the Reef Rocket which offers over 4 hours at Green Island

Half Day 9am-1pm on the Reef Rocket which offers over 2 hours at Green Island
Half Day 1pm-5pm on the Reef Rocket which offers over 2 hours at Green Island.

Sample Itinerary

Half day:
Depart Cairns at 9.00a or 1:00pm
Enjoy the beauty of Green Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef with a half day reef tour departing from Cairns.
Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs in our  glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the white sandy beach.
Arrive back to Cairns at 1:00pm or 5:00pm

Full day:
Depart Cairns at 9:00am or 11:00am
Enjoy Green Island at length, taking time to snorkel and swim off the beach or enture out in the glass bottom boat during your allocated time for a fun and unique experience!
Return to the boat for lunch 
Take the afternoon to explore the island, or try out the semi submersible! 
Return to Carins at 5:00pm.


  • Floatation Vests
  • Lycra Suits 
  • Semi submersible 
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Seaplane Scenic Flight (subject to availability on the day)
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights (subject to availability on the day)

BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4914 2425 IF LOCAL

What To Bring

Swimmer, hat, towel, sunscreen

What's Extra

Any optional activities.
Coach Transfers booked are to be paid directly at Check in to the operator, $18.00 per adult (City) , $22.00 per adult (Northern Beaches), Children are half price.

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Non-swimmers on the trip are able to disembark the boat and take part in activities, however for safety reasons you must be able to swim if you wish to snorkel or dive. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. Also please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given, minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers traveling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel if you need any advice or assistance making arrangements for your accommodation or transfers please do not hesitate to ask

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