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Green Island Eco Adventure from Cairns

Product ID: 27460
Enjoy an eco adventure of the Great Barrier Reef and visit the tropical Green Island to snorkel the reef and hike in the rainforest. Take optional kayak tours or scenic helicopter flights, or relax by the pool with a drink.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore a beautiful 6,000 year old coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef, and the only one with a rainforest
  • See coral reefs and marine life from a glass bottom boat
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy a refreshment at the island's pool bar
Full description
Boasting a lush rainforest that is home to over 120 native plant species and colorful bird life, Green Island is surrounded by coral gardens and abundant marine life. The tropical island, just 45 minutes from Cairns offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest tour.

And with the choice of 3 daily departures, the Green Island eco adventure is perfect for a half or full-day experience with up to 7 hours on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef island.

Your cruise includes the choice of an informative glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, or use of snorkeling equipment to snorkel directly off the sandy white beaches. Whether you’re up for adventurous activities or island relaxation, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can explore the island’s lush rainforest with a leisurely self guided walk, see the reef from the glass bottom boat coral viewing tour, snorkel from the beach, or take a refreshing dip in the island swimming pool.

With an abundance of optional activities, you can scuba dive, take an offshore snorkel excursion, walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving, kayak, or even take to the sky in a scenic helicopter flight. There's even the Marineland Melanesia crocodile habitat on the island!

The island’s well appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, dive shop, plus restaurant and food outlets, where a delicious range of lunch, snacks and refreshments can be purchased.
  • Return transfers by air-conditioned catamaran from Cairns
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour or snorkeling equipment
  • Exclusive use of the island swimming pool for Great Adventures guests
  • Self-guided eco Island walk
  • Use of Green Island Resort's day visitor facilities
What’s Not Included
  • In addition to your cruise fare exciting optional activities include: introductory and certified scuba diving; offshore boat snorkel trips; seawalker helmet diving; canoe, windsurf, and beach volleyball hire; scenic helicopter flights

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tour departs Cairns daily at 08.30, 10:30, and 13:00
• Tour returns from Green Island at 12:00, 14:30, and 16:30
• Please indicate your preferred departure times when booking
• Coach transfers are available from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodations at an additional cost
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Fantastic. Snorkel gear provided. We snorkeled all day and saw some amazing sea life including sea turtles that we swam beside. Bit expensive on the island for drinks so I’d say bring your own. For me I didn’t think diving was worth it as there is so much to see even snorkeling.

December 5, 2019

I don't travel too well on boats but still wanted to get to somewhere that I could do scuba diving and snorkeling. This was a perfect trip as I was on solid land once at green island! Very well organised, no problems using tickets etc. Would recommend to others X

August 8, 2019

Wonderful day out

We loved our Green Island adventure. The trip to and from Green Island was very comfortable aboard the catamaran - we preferred sitting downstairs around the table. The crew were very friendly and helpful and answered our questions and offered some tips as well. The trip to the reef on the glass bottom boat was terrific, with great commentary and we were excited to see turtles as well as colorful fish. Our criticisms were..1. the change room conditions - only very small areas near the lockers or the toilets which were small and the floors were very wet. 2. to use the sun lounges on the beach would have cost an extra $40 3. extra cost to use the snorkeling equipment Considering the cost to go to Green Island for a family of four, we expected better change room conditions and use of the above. Having said that we would recommend to others to make to trip to Green Island - it's amazing!

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November 29, 2017

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