Green Island Ferry

Green Island ferry departs several times a day from Cairns. Choose from a half-day or a full-day trip or combine the Island with the Great Barrier Reef.  Prices start $88 for an adult, $44 for a child or bring the whole family for $220.

Departure Times


Monday,  Saturday & Sunday    Departs  08:30 am

Wednesday & Friday                  Departs  08:30 am & 10:30 am


Monday, Saturday & Sunday     Departs   2:30 pm

Wednesday & Friday                  Departs   2:30 pm & 4:30 pm

Guest check-in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns. Complimentary tea and coffee served before departing.

Escape to a beautiful tropical island

White sandy beaches surround Green Island, lush tropical rainforest and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Green Island Activities

To begin with, you could choose to snorkel, scuba dive, or see the spectacular reefs on a glass-bottom boat tour. Or, simply laze on the locally renowned pristine white sandy beach.

Cool off in Green Island’s swimming pool.

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

Click on the link to see what best things to do on Green Island.

Relax On a beautiful Green Island

While visiting Green Island you can stroll through the magical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, dive or snorkel

There is a wide range of optional activities to experience on Green Island including

    • Scuba diving
    • snorkel excursion
    • underwater with Seawalker helmet diving.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Green Island restaurant,  Emeralds, or one of the several other food options on Green Island.

  • White Sandy beaches to build sandcastles
  • Deck Chairs to work on your suntan
  • Tropical rainforest
  • Snorkelling
  • 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

Cairns To Green Island

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Departs       08:30am

Monday & Wednesday

Departs       08:30am & 10:30am

Green Island to Cairns

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Departs      2:30pm

Monday & Wednesday

Departs       2:30pm & 4:30pm

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Full-Day or up to 7 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.
  • Island Upgrade on the booking page.
  • *Snorkelling and glass-bottom boat during the COVID-19 period is booked on Green Island. 

You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase something from one of the many food outlets or spoil yourself in the restaurant

  • Lunch from several different casual outlets or Emerald’s Restaurant.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests & Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches
  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear & sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs or underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases

Green Island Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes before departure.

Green Island 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 but also 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 prior to 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],

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own 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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