Great Barrier Reef Cruises & Island Tours operated by Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises & Experience Co

Operating Great Barrier Reef Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef for over 28 years, Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is Australian owned & operated by Experience Co. Founded by the Wallace family in 1990 the family purchased Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises and for 28 years have applied their winning formula of friendly and helpful service. In 2008, The Wallace family’s winning formula of friendly and helpful service earned Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises an induction into the Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after winning the Best Major Tour and Transport Operator in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

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.

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises specialises in discovering the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors are encouraged to view the wonderful underwater world of marine life and corals by participating in snorkelling, glass bottom boat or semi-submarine tours. Big Cat also provides many optional tours on board, including SNUBA, SNUBADoo &  Snorkelling Experience Tour

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full and half day cruises year round from the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns making it one of the more popular Great Barrier Reef cruises.

Company Details

  • Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises are conducted by J & J Wallace (Projects) Pty Ltd
  • A.C.N. 010 731 567 ABN 31 010 731 567.
  • Combo Day Tours are conducted in conjunction with and as agent for the other operators in the packages.
  • All trips are subject to weather conditions.
  • All prices and times may change without notice.
  • Terms and conditions of carriage apply under which Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise’s liability is limited.
  • Click here for our Privacy Policy and full terms and conditions which are also available at the check-in counters inside the Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns and on board our vessels.

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.

Big Cat Green Island  is owned and Operated by Experience Co Limited (EXP)

Experience Co Limited (EXP) is an adventure tourism and leisure company (previously known as Skydive the Beach Group Limited, ASX:SKB). From its origins in Wollongong NSW in 1999, it now provides tandem skydiving experiences in 15 locations in Australia and 3 locations in New Zealand. EXP also provides activities of white water rafting, hot air ballooning, canyoning, boat tours and helicopter tours to the Great Barrier Reef, and personalised tours to the Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland, Australia. Since successfully completing an initial public offer (IPO) in March 2015, EXP has acquired Australia Skydive (March 2015), NZone Skydive, NZ (October 2015), Skydive Wanaka, NZ (July 2016), Raging Thunder Adventures (October 2016), Reef Magic Cruises (April 2016), Byron Bay Balloons (August 2017), Great Barrier Reef Helicopters (November 2017), Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises (December 2017), and Tropical Journeys (December 2017).

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