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Green Island Reef Cruises

From $105.00

4.5/5 Star Rating

Family Friendly

Cairns Reef Tours are one of the most popular activities when visiting Far North Queensland. Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs in our semi submarine or glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the white sandy beach.

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises offers two cruise options – our half day tours and full day tours. Our 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 our 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.

Due to time restrictions, not every tour extra is offered on both cruises. Below are the extras that are offered on our half day and full day cruises. Feel free to contact us for assistance – our friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time

You control your day by choosing your optional extras per person.ย There really is something for everyone!

Activity Half Day Cruise Full Day Cruise
Glass Bottom Boat Tour โœ“ โœ“
Snorkel Hire โœ“ โœ“
Semi-Submersible Boat Tour โœ“ โœ“
Lunch โœ“
Snorkel Safari Tour โœ“
Snorkel Experience Tour โœ“

Took the entire day cruise to Green Island early November. Was sceptical before about it being a tourist trap once we arrived on the island but couldnโ€™t have been further from the truth. Left to your own devises, apart from the pre arranged semi sub and glass bottom boat activities, so plenty of time to relax on the white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea. Managed to see reef sharks and numerous turtles which enhanced our visit. Would highly recommend using the Big Cat to this island.

Nicko5/5 Star Rating

Fantastic day trip. There were 4 of us and 2 chose to do the Snuba option (a cross between Scuba & snorkeling). What a great experience, you have a guide who is Scuba diving whilst you are breathing as in Scuba but the tanks on the surface which leaves you free to observe the wildlife! Our guides, Hayden & Ben were professional, knowledgeable and made the whole day an enjoyable and memorable experience. A must do experience!!!

Steve5/5 Star Rating

From the moment your shuttle collects you till the end of the day when it drops you off again, we've had nothing but great experiences yesterday. Snorkelling afterwards and a huge buffet lunch with free time to browse on the island or take the glass bottom boat tour as well. All in all thank you Hayden and all the other team members for making it the most memorable day for us.

David5/5 Star Rating

All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel transfers were on time. Everything was easy. The glass bottom boat option was fantastic. The buffet lunch was fresh and offered a good variety of hot and cold food. Green island is absolutely beautiful. The beach is beautiful and very safe to go swimming and snorkelling.

Becc5/5 Star Rating

Big Cat Team was excellent. They took care of the tourists very well. All the experiences (glass bottom, semi-submarine and others) were wonderful. Overall, we are satisfied and happy.

Naren5/5 Star Rating

I had an amazing day at green island with my mother in law and 3 year old son exploring green island. There was so many options for families and was amazing to see the turtles, stingrays and many colourful fish and corals. The staff were excellent! We even got to see a humpback whale on the way back ๐Ÿ™‚

Vanessa5/5 Star Rating

Why Choose Us?

  • Full & Half Day Options
  • Activities For All Ages
  • Air conditioned Vessel
  • Family Friendly Tour
  • 30+ Years Industry Experience
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Green Island Transfers

Transfer Only

9am, 11am & 1pm departure available

  • Ferry transfer return only
  • You choose your departure & return time.
  • Half & Full day options available
  • You can buy activities on the day
  • Pre booked optional extras are not available with this fare.







Departure Times

9am Half Day

9am Full Day

11am Full Day

1pm Half Day

Green Island Half Day tour - Turtles

Half Day Tour

9am & 1pm departures available

  • FREE Choice: Glass Bottom Boat or Snorkel Hire (Save $19 per adult / $14 per child)
  • 2 hours 15 min on the island
  • 3 optional extras to choose from (Pre Book & Save!)
  • Great option if you want to stay dry!







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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises Snorkeling

Full Day Tour

9am & 11am departures available

  • FREE Choice: Glass Bottom Boat or Snorkel Hire (Save $19 per adult / $14 per child)
  • Up to 5.5 hours on the island
  • 6 optional extras to choose from (Pre book & Save!)
  • Our most popular tour!







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