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Green Island Reef Cruise (Big Cat)

FROM: $105
5.0 (6 Reviews)

Departure Times

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

Departure Point: Cairns

Pricing Options

$105 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$52 AUD / Person - Child (4 - 14 yrs) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$262 AUD / Family - Family (2A + 2C) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3yrs) (Between: 28 Jun 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$66 AUD / Person - Child + Buffet Lunch (Between: 28 Jun 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$332 AUD / Family - Family + Buffet Lunch (Between: 28 Jun 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

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
  • Cruise on a modern and comfortable catamaran, perfect for a day of relaxed travelling and fun adventures!
  • Explore Green Island, taking time to snorkel, scuba dive, go on a semi-submersible tour, a glass-bottom boat tour and more!
  • Fun-filled day with a flexible schedule so you can enjoy the day exactly as you please.

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises allows you to enjoy the beauty of Green Island for a 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 visit with us on Green Island! 

Green Island aerial shot

Highlights & 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 

Couple on a beach, holding hands in the water

Leave your worries at home and explore paradise with this family-owned and operated vessel bound to leave you with exquisite memories and a golden tan! 

Sample Itinerary

Snorkelling + Guided Tours

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 it ideal for beginners or those travelling solo. 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 for you to discover! And, for an even more in-depth experience, add a guided snorkelling tour onto your experience and our experienced marine naturalist will show you the very best of hidden sites!

Snorkelling travellers in the Great Barrier Reef

Glass-bottom boat (optional add-on)

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 will see as they take you around for the best parts of the reef. 

Soft corals in the Great Barrier Reef

Semi-submersible (optional add-on)

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. Please note the semi-submersible tour is optional and at your own cost.

Semi submersible viewing Great Barrier Reef

Scuba-diving (optional add-on)

Dive deeper into the magical underwater wonderland renowned all over the world... the Great Barrier Reef! A unique and adventurous opportunity for both beginner and experienced divers to rub shoulders with vivid marine life and spectacular coral ecosystems, don a tank and fins to journey into the deep blue depths of the reef. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks and clownfish as you embark on a mesmerising natural adventure!

Woman scuba diving amongst corals

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.

Pre-booked Optional Extras 

  • Scuba diving
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Semi-submersible 
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Seaplane Scenic Flight (subject to availability on the day)
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights (subject to availability on the day)

More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Money for onboard purchases
  • Diving certification if applicable

What's Included

  • A full day on Green Island
  • Ferry transfers 

What's Extra

  • Gourmet buffet lunch
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Snorkel gear
  • Floatation vests
  • Scuba diving (must be prebooked)
  • Lycra Suits 
  • Semi-submersible 
  • Seaplane Scenic Flight (subject to availability on the day)
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights (subject to availability on the day)
  • Coach transfers (please enquire upon booking)
Activity Details Price Notes
Introductory Scuba Diving

1 Dive

2 Dives

3 Dives




12 yrs +
Guided Snorkel Safari Tour (50 minutes)







6 yrs +
Semi-Submersible Tour



Glass Bottom Boat







Snorkel Gear







Deposit required
Accommodation Transfers (Cairns CBD)





Pick-up time notified upon booking
Accommodation Transfers (Cairns Northern Beaches)





Pick-up time notified upon booking

All extra activities are subject to availability and must be pre-booked.

All travellers undertaking diving activities must meet the medical requirements

Terms and Conditions

Important Information

  • Divers must be at least 12 years old
  • Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire. 
  • Please note, that certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure or certain medications) may exclude individuals from diving. Please check when booking or email us with any questions or concerns.
  • Certified Divers must produce their certification card.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance. Ph: 07 4051 044407 4051 0444 or from outside AU: +61 7 4051 0444+61 7 4051 0444. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling 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.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 21 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Fraser-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


Overall Rating

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Based on 6 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Kathy Labonte, 01 Jan 23
Wonderful! What a beautiful day to start the new year for me :)
Hollie Gardner, 07 Aug 22
Escaping the Melbourne winter with a trip to Cairns and Green Island was a perfect escape. Spent the day lying on the beach and snorkelling chasing turtles. I loved every minute of it.
Eloisa Perez-Bennetts, 05 Aug 22
It was amazing, saw so much wildlife!!!
Theo Baudin, 27 Jul 22
Love green island, see lots of turtles in the sea. We go to the crocodile zoo and see the biggest crocodile in Australia. Very beautiful place.
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