Green Island Half Day tour

Create fabulous memories on beautiful Green Island with this Green Island Half Day Tour.

Surrounded by white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforest and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  There is no better way to get there and experience this than with the Green Island Half Day Tour.

Choose to not only snorkel or dive but stay dry and see the spectacular reefs on a glass-bottom boat tour.  Or, simply laze on the white sandy beach.

Green Island offers an array of activities to suit all abilities and is subsequently ideal for non-swimmers

About Green Island 

Green Island is a coral cay that was formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble. The island is a unique rainforest environment covered in tropical forest and as a result, supports an array of birds and insects. The surrounding coral reef is home to many kinds of corals, clams, fish and stingrays to name a few.  Consequently, it is a popular area for Green Sea Turtles and also the Hawksbill turtle so you may be lucky enough to see one while snorkeling.

Guru-Gula Gungandji is the indigenous people of this island and surrounding reefs.  To them, Green Island is known as Wunyami.

Where is Green Island?

Green Island is only 27km north-east from Cairns and approximately 45 minutes by boat.  It is a National Park and home to over 120 native plant species and birdlife.  Coral Gardens and marine life are abundant and waiting for you to explore.

Plan your day to Green Island

Stroll through tropical rainforest, laze on white sandy beaches, swim, dive or snorkel. There is a wide range of optional activities to experience on Green Island. Scuba dive, join a snorkel excursion and even walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving.

We recommend you take part in the Self Guided Eco Island Walk and gain some insight into some of the flora and their Indigenous uses.

Green Island Half Day Tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.   Choose from several departure times on offer.

If an Island Cruise is not what you are looking for try our Outer Great Barrier Reef tour with Reef Experience.
  • White Sandy beaches to build sandcastles
  • Deck Chairs to work on your suntan
  • Tropical rainforest with a boardwalk throughout
  • Snorkeling
  • Tropical Island Getaway
  • Green Sea Turtles are frequent visitors

You can choose your preferred departure times from Cairns and Green Island!

Travel time to Green Island Day Tour is approx. 45 minutes


Friday,  Saturday & Sunday

Departs 08:30 am

Monday & Wednesday 

Departs       08:30am & 10:30am



Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Departs 2:30 pm

Monday & Wednesday 

Departs       2:30pm & 4:30pm

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Half day up to approximately 5 hours on Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self Guided Eco Walk
  • Use of island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Use of day visitor facilities.
  • Due to COVID 19, snorkelling and glass-bottom boat are booked on Green Island.


  • Lunch is available from several different casual outlets however you may choose Emerald’s Restaurant.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests & Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights
  • Beach umbrellas and deck chairs
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches
  • Towel, hat, sunscreen as well as swimwear & sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs or underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases
  • In addition, you can bring along a picnic lunch with you too

Green Island Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street,  30 minutes before departure.

Green Island Half Day Tour transfers via comfortable catamaran.

Important Information for Scuba Diving & Seawalker

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world and as a result, the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.  If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.  We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible



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