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About Us

Cairn's Closest Tropical Island

Tropical and enchanting, Green Island is a unique part of the Great Barrier Reef.  With plenty of options, Green Island boasts boardwalks through the lush National Park, sheltered beaches, Marineland Melanesia Nautical Muesum, Green Island Resort, shops, facilities including fresh water showers, change rooms, restrooms and lockers.

Locally Owned & Operated

No one knows Green Island and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef better than us! Expert knowledge and commentary available from our friendly staff

Established 1990

Almost 30 years of ensuring customers have an incredible time at Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef

Advanced Eco-certified

We are passionate about protecting the reef and the island. From the lush National Park to the reef, we are recognised for our advanced eco-friendly accreditation

Our Company

Australian Owned & Operated

We have been operating Great Barrier Reef Cruises for over 30 years! We pride ourselves on our fantastic team of people that make our business the success it is. With a staff of approximately 65 people, we are proud to have 14 staff members that have been at Big Cat for more than 10 years, with 4 people that have seen more than 20 years in the company.

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Committed To Conservation

Highly environmentally-conscious

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is highly environmentally-conscious and is certified at “Advanced Ecotourism” level. Big Cat completed a comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions audit as part of the Australian Government’s Green house Challenge Plus programme and the Tourism Tropical North Queensland Planet Safe partnership programme.

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Our Vessels

Our Modern Catamarans

Green Island is a beautiful and unique coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Locally owned and operated, Big Cat offer four different cruise departures operated aboard our two Green Island boats.

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Experience Co Logo

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is owned by Experience Co Limited (EXP), an Australian owned company specialising in adventure and leisure tourism. From its origins in Wollongong NSW in 1999, Experience Co now provides experiences in 18 locations in Australia and 3 locations in New Zealand.

Cruise With Us

On our tropical paradise, you will feel a world away