Cairns
Location
Big Cat
Tour Operator
Great Barrier Reef
Activity
1 Day, 1/2 Day
Duration

Currently Available!

Full Day tour running every Friday, Saturday and Sundays

  • 9AM or 11AM departure
  • FREE Choice: Glass Bottom Boat or Snorkel Hire
  • Up to 5.5 hours on the island
  • 6 optional extras to choose from

☆CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS☆ Running everyday from 26th Dec 2020 – 2nd Jan 2021

*Half day tour currently unavailable.

Great Barrier Reef tours are one of the most popular activities when visiting Far North Queensland.

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises offers two cruise options – our half day tours and full day tours. The half day tours allow you to enjoy the beauty of Green Island when short on time or simply want to get to the reef for a couple of hours, whilst the full day tours allow flexibility so you can enjoy your time at the Great Barrier Reef whilst maximising your time on this fabulous tropical island.

You can choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs in a semi submarine or glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the white sandy beach.

View departure times for both cruises below.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.
*Preferred times can be selected on the next page.

  TOUR OPERATORBigcat Green Island Cruises
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONCairns
DEPARTURE TIMEFull day 09:00/11:00
Half day AM 09:00/ PM 13:00
RETURN TIMEFull day 17:30
Half day AM 13:00/PM 17:00
INCLUDED
Cruise to Green Island by catamaran
2-5 hours free time on Green Island
FREE choice of snorkelling gear OR a glass bottom boat tour
Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base
Island rainforest boardwalks
OPTIONS
  • Buffet Lunch $28 (AD) $14 (CH)
  • Lycra/Wet Suits $10 (AD) $5 (CH)
  • Flotation Vests $10 (AD) $5 (CH)
  • Semi-Submarine $20 (AD) $10 (CH)
  • BOTH Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkel Gear $18 (AD) $9 (CH)
  • Snorkel Experience Tour $59
  • Snuba Diving $159
  • Snuba Doo $129
  • Cairns Return Transfers $22 (AD) $11 (CH)
  • Northern Beaches Transfers $27 (AD) $13.50 (CH)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  •  Child price applies to 4-14 years
WHAT TO BRING
  • Tour Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swimming wear
SPECIAL NOTE
  • Cancellation 48 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.

Full Day

1

08:15/10:15 : Self Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal

2

09:00/11:00 : Depart Cairns

3

10:10/12:10 : Arrive at Green Island

5.5 hours of free time

Enjoy some Snorkelling and/or a Glass Bottom Boat tour, along with other various activities on the island

4

15:45 : Depart Green Island)

5

17:30 : Arrive in Cairns


Half Day AM/PM

1

08:15/12:15 : Self Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal

2

09:00/13:00 : Depart Cairns

3

09:45/13:45 : Arrive at Green Island

2 hours of free time

Enjoy some Snorkelling and/or a Glass Bottom Boat tour, along with other various activities on the island

4

12:00/16:15 : Depart Green Island

5

12:45/17:00 : Arrive in Cairns

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

  • Buffet Lunch $28 (AD) $14 (CH)
  • Semi-Submarine $20 (AD) $10 (CH)
  • BOTH Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkel Gear $18 (AD) $9 (CH)
  • Snorkel Experience Tour $59
  • Snuba Diving $159
  • Snuba Doo $129

Half DayFull Day
Glass Bottom Boat
Snorkel Hire/Experience
Semi-Submersible Tour
Lunch
SNUBA
SNUBA DOO

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Experience Green Island’s underwater world, part of the Great Barrier Reef on a 30 minute Glass Bottom Boat tour. View the diversity of the reefs coral gardens and their wonderful array of sea life with the added fun of lively fish feeding. A commentary by your driver enables you to learn about the Great Barrier Reef and the different types of corals and fish that can be found surrounding beautiful Green Island.

No need to pay extra! You can choose this tour as part of their free inclusion or have the option of snorkelling equipment instead.


Snorkelling at Green Island

Snorkel at Green Island in the clear cool Great Barrier Reef waters at your leisure from the beach.  Mask, snorkel and fins are included with the hire of snorkel gear. Lycra suits and floatation vests are available for hire. On your journey to Green Island safe snorkel tips are given and there is a life guard service operating at the island.

No need to pay extra! You can choose this equipment as part of their free inclusion or have the option of a Glass bottom boat tour instead.

Prescription masks available at no extra cost.

☆ ADD BOTH Snorkel Hire and Glass Bottom Boat for $18 per Adult, $9 per Child ☆


Snorkel Experience Tour ($59pp)

Want to snorkel but you’re not confident? Then try out our Snorkel Experience Tour.

During this 45 minute session you will practice using your equipment in the shallow waters at Green Island straight off the beach. Once you are comfortable you will explore the coral gardens with the assistance of an experienced snorkeller. Minimum age is 6 years old for this activity.

  • Great way to get your confidence in the water
  • Snorkelling techniques
  • 45 minutes experience
  • Ideal for beginners
  • Practice in the shallow waters straight off the beach
  • Explore the coral gardens
  • Experienced Snorkeller to assist and supervise

Semi Submarine (Adult $20, Child $10)

Explore Green Island’s underwater world, part of the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort on our exclusive Semi-Submarine tour… without even getting wet!

Seated below water level, passengers are treated to a divers view of the coral reef and marine life with informative commentary by the crew and see the lively fish feeding. This vessel seats 27 passengers and cruises for approx. 30 minutes. Don’t miss this exciting tour during your time at Green Island. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operate the only Semi Submarine at Green Island.

Pre book your semi submarine and save! – Should you ad this option on the day this increases to $30.00 per adult / $15.00 per child.


 SNUBA® & SNUBA Doo®

SNUBA® is a shallow water diving system whereby customers can explore underwater up to 3 metres. No need to wear heavy equipment, the air tanks float on the surface and you breathe through a normal scuba regulator mouthpiece. Similar to SNUBA®, the SNUBA Doo® Power Snorkelling is when you remain on the surface by wearing a buoyancy jacket and using the SNUBA® raft to breath through a scuba regulator mouth piece.

It is easier than snorkelling because you won’t get any water into your mouth, (which may happen with the snorkel tube).  You will also be close to the SNUBA® raft for additional surface support.

Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from participating in optional in-water activities. Passengers are unable to use their own/rented camera for snuba underwater activities due to health and safety requirements, however pictures are available for purchase taken by our professional photographers.

  • Easier than snorkelling
  • No training or dive experience necessary
  • Professionally guided tours
  • Maximum 4 people per group
  • No heavy bulky equipment
  • Ultimate freedom without feeling claustrophobic
  • Enjoy at your own level of comfort
  • The safest way to explore the underwater world
  • An activity for the whole family
  • SNUBA® Diving for ages 12 to 80+    $135
  • SNUBA Doo® Power Snorkeling for ages 4 to 80    $115
Green Island

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
10/11/2020

For someone like me who easily get sea sick, it was perfect because it took only 45 minutes to get to the island. The island was beautiful and I especially enjoyed the semi-submarine while I was there. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

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