Green Island snorkelling in the crystal clear waters that surround Green Island.  A safe lifeguard patrolled beach gives an excellent introduction to the Great Barrier Reef.   Mask Fins and snorkels are available to hire, or you may bring your own.


Choose from a half or full-day tour or spoil yourself and stay for a beautiful extended stay.  Whichever time you choose, you can be sure of a beautiful day on beautiful Green Island.

Protected by Queensland lifesaving, Green Island provides a superb location to snorkel on the reef that surrounds the island.

When there is a slight chance of marine stingers during the summer months, you may also rent a lycra suit for added safety.  The lycra suits provide cover with long sleeves, hood and mittens.

Explore the coral reef around Green Island.  See our snorkelling guide for the best tips.

Green Island Snorkelling Guide

First, it is a great idea to cover up to avoid sunburn.  Many people have fallen into the trap of just a quick snorkel and found beautiful marine life to see and lost all track of time.    Next, please use a Great Barrier Reef safe suntan lotion.

Be aware that there are tides and currents, and it is always a great idea to know the conditions before starting your snorkelling tour.

Under the Jetty

There is no doubt that fish feeding has helped create an excellent environment for Green Island snorkelling tours.   Under the Green Island Jetty is a great place to snorkel with oodles of tropical fish and coral.  A bonus is when a fabulous giant sea turtle glides by while snorkelling.

Boat Snorkel Tours

Are you looking for other great snorkelling options?   Green Island operate boat snorkelling tours that will take you a bit further away from the beach.  When visiting these locations, they are ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.   With a travel time between five and seven minutes, be spoilt with bright, colourful marine life and coral gardens.

As well as giving you more opportunities to see great things, there is a bonus of having a lifeguard with you.

Next, check out the awesome things to do for kids on Green Island.