Green Island and Reef tour

Green Island and Reef tour pontoon experience Green Island and the Outer Reef in one fantastic day.

This tour suits both non-swimmers and swimmers, with several activities to suit both.

First, check in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 7:30 am to start this fantastic Green Island and Reef tour package.

This tour concludes in Cairns at approximately 5:30 pm.

During our voyage, enjoy spacious, air-conditioned comfort.  The first stop is Green Island.

Explore our Green Island and Reef tour

Starting with Green Island National Park, a 6000-year-old coral cay easily accessible from

You have 2 hours to wander around the island.  Discover Snorkeling straight off the beach.  Meanwhile, keep an eye out for Green Sea Turtles.  They love to eat the seagrass which surrounds the island.

Next, grab an ice-cold drink, build sandcastles, or work on your suntan.

Visiting the Outer Reef

Add Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to your bucket list.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on earth,  with 1,500 species of fish and 400 types of coral.

The Great Barrier Reef has been a World Heritage-listed site since 1981.

There are around 2,500 individual reefs along with 900 islands.  Also, thousands of tropical fish and coral species provide countless brilliant colours.

While visiting this Reef pontoon, there are several ways to explore the Reef, even if you do not wish to get in the water.

Things to do on our Green Island and Reef tour

Scuba dive and snorkel amidst spectacular coral gardens.  While exploring the Reef, discover brightly coloured tropical fish and marine life.

There are also great options to see the Reef without getting wet.

Non Swimmers can observe the Reef and marine life from the semi-submersible submarine.  Then watch the marine life cruise by from the comfort of the underwater observatory.

Next,  our Reef naturalist explains all the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Please look at our Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Green Island tour.


Green Island

  • Green Island
  • Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • underwater observatory
  • semi-submersible submarine
  • 07:30 – 08:30 Check-in at the Great Adventures counter in the Reef Fleet Terminal.
  • 08:30 Departure from the Marlin Wharf.
  • 09:15 Arrive at Green Island before spending 2 hours exploring the island.
  • 11:20 Depart Green Island.
  • 12:30 Arrive at outer reef pontoon.
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 Return to the vessel, ready for departure.
  • 15:40 Depart the reef, heading back to cairns.
  • 17:30 Arrive back into Cairns.

Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
Tea and coffee served until departure
Cake selection served for morning tea
Two (2) hours on Green Island
Three (3) hours on Outer Reef platform
Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and the Outer Reef
Lycra/Stinger suit included at the Outer Reef
Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
Reef education presentation
Hot and cold buffet lunch with fresh prawns
Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
Underwater observatory
Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
Cheese and crackers served on the return journey

What to Bring:
– Hat and shirt for sun protection. We recommend marine-friendly sunscreen.
– Swimwear and towel.
– Camera.
– Professional photo service on board (additional cost).
– Cash or credit card for optional activities and onboard purchases.

What to bring

  • Swimming costume, beach towel and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, Hat and comfortable shoes
  • Money for souvenirs, drinks and optional extras
  • Smile

Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

Where to park

There are several parking stations throughout Cairns within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Coach transfers from most Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels/accommodation are available at an extra cost.

Pick up times will be confirmed on the booking confirmation.

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving

Therefore, please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules globally. However, it also has the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us. Also, we comply with all regulations, including medical, as is the law.

Want to Scuba Dive?

Most importantly, avoid disappointment on your Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure. We strongly recommend that all passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking. Some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

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

Medical Questionnaire

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us.

However, 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.

If you complete multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
For example, if Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
Also, we recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.


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