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Green Island Express Tour from Cairns

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Key Highlights

  • It is an express tour, great for those with limited time
  • Admire a part of the Great Barrier Reef situated amidst azure waters
  • Cruise in a luxurious catamaran from Cairns
  • Go snorkelling or diving over beautiful corals
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is offered from Cairns and the Northern Beaches
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours approximately

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am) and 1300h (1:00pm)
    Duration: 4 hours approximately

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel at Cairns or Northern Beaches. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking).

    Ending Point

    Your hotel at Cairns or Northern Beaches.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Ideal for those who have limited time to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Green Island Express Tour allows you to admire and explore the beautiful Green Islands situated amidst sapphire blue seas. A part of the Great Barrier Reef, the Green Islands is a coral cay covered with rainforests and white sandy beaches. You have two timings to choose from (9am and 1pm) as per your convenience.

    Board a luxurious catamaran from Cairns and set sail to the island for a relaxed and adventurous day. Upon reaching the island, spend time viewing the coral reef and fish life, relaxing on the white sandy beach and exploring the walking tracks that lead through the National Park. Other additional activities include scuba diving, helmet diving, boat snorkel tours, or the hire of canoes and beach lounge chairs.


    To begin your Green Island Express Tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in Cairns or the Northern Beaches. There are two daily departures (9am and 1pm) to choose from. A modern air-conditioned will take you to the Green Island from Cairns.

    While onboard, you will see a snorkeling demonstration and you will be given an introduction on how to spend your day at the island, while you enjoy complementary tea and coffee.

    Surrounded by sapphire blue waters, there was a time when Green Island had nothing more than a jetty, a marine viewing point at the end of the jetty and a few huts. Presently, it attracts a large number of tourists every year. For its beauty and rich wildlife it was declared a national park as long ago as 1937.

    Upon reaching the island, indulge in various activities like exploring the rain-forest, or simply lazing away the day on glorious white-sand beaches. You can also go for coral viewing tours in semi-submarine or glass bottom boat tours.

    There are also a range of optional extras at your disposal, such as scuba diving, helmet diving, boat snorkel tours, or the hire of canoes and beach lounge chairs.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 2 hours at Green Island
    • Snorkelling demonstration
    • Choice of glass bottom boat tour or the use of snorkelling gear (snorkelling equipment deposit required)
    • Self- guided island walk
    • Transfers from Cairns accommodation
    • All taxes and charges


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details

    Time varies for pick up, will be confirmed once the booking is confirmed.

    AUD20.00 deposit per person is required for the hire of snorkelling gear. Charges are payable direct by cash or credit card imprint, and subject to change without notice.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.