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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns provided by Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour

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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide, your full name, a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) in order to complete your activity. We are following all guidelines set out by the Queensland Government.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a catamaran cruise to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by spectacular reefs and marine life. Enjoy activities like snorkeling, relaxing in the sun, and a glass-bottom boat tour. Visit Green Island Resort to enjoy a spot on the sandy beach, with the option to add a trip beneath the surface in a semi-submersible and a buffet lunch.
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You'll start at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
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    Green Island Cruise - Day Tour (Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise)
    Stop: 6 hours -
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    Green Island
    Stop: 6 hours -
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You'll end at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe Reef Fleet Terminal is a large building near the marina. Enter the building and check in at the Big Cat Green Island Cruises desk.
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Highlights
  • See spectacular marine life and vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend half a day exploring and relaxing on Green Island
  • Enjoy access to Green Island Resort facilities and showers
  • Choose from two departure times suit your schedule
What to Expect
Travel to the Reef Fleet Terminal on your own to meet your boat. Board a catamaran bound for Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Upon arrival at Green Island, you have the day to explore and relax, choosing from a wide variety of activities offered by Green Island Resort. When booking, select a snorkeling trip to the coral reef, a glass-bottom boat tour, or a trip in a semi-submersible that gets you below the surface without getting wet. The resort’s facilities are available for your use, and you can rent beach loungers, canoes, sailboards, shade umbrellas, and more. If you’ve selected the lunch option when booking, return to the catamaran for a fresh buffet, or just purchase a meal on the island. After your island time, the tour concludes with the return trip to Cairns.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Cruise transfers to and from Green Island by modern air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning tea / coffee (served on 9am full day only)
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • Choice of a glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkeling gear for the day
  • Semi-submersible tour (if option is selected)
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities. (Can be booked locally, subject to availability. Payable locally. Introductory Scuba Dive AU$152, Seawalker Helmut Dive AU$165, Semi-submersible Coral Viewing Tour AU$20)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Flotation vests and lycra suits are available for hire
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available but limited. Passengers must have some mobility and/or the presence of a carer who can assist them.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cheryl C wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Really enjoyed my Snuba adventure! Scuba diving without any of the complications of training and heavy tanks. Saw wonderful fish, coral and rays all under the professional guidance of Benny. Should be on everyone’s bucket list. Many thanks! Cheryl
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the great feedback Cheryl, I'm glad to read you took part in the SNUBA activity, it really is a wonderful product. Regards, Chris
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Geneviva E wrote a review Jul. 2020
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I’m 50 years and I’ve never been to snorkeling before as I was always scared in the water, But the BIG CAT Green Island Reef Cruise has broke my fear! The Team member name Dean and Benny break my feaf of going in deep water, They were good and very professional! While they were
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
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What wonderful feedback Genevivae! Great to hear we broke your fear of snorkelling. Thanks for taking the time to write in. Regards, Chris
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Maria D wrote a review Jul. 2020
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It was a fantastic experience swimming with the fish and turtles so close Our instructor Jenny was amazing
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Thanks for the 5 stars Maria. Regards, Chris
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E V wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Walked to the pier at the start of the day. Check in was super easy. Trip out to Green Island was smooth. We received tea and coffee to start our day. My husband and I did the glass bottom boat tour and the semi submursable tour. Both were fabulous but I enjoyed the semi
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Date of experience: March 2020
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407margareta wrote a review Mar. 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very disappointing. The glass bottomed boat trip only lasted 30 mins and did not go far. The facilities on the main Big Cat boat were very poor. The island itself was pretty. Due to rainy conditions we were not able to enjoy the sandy beaches.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour
Daniandfam
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Amazing staff Amazing sea life
My family of 5 all had the most amazing time trying SNUBA, what am amazing experience! The staff were brilliant and
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N5115GNkarend
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Snuba!!!!!
Snuba was an experience of a lifetime! I am not a swimmer and our instructor made my experience a positive and fun
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Jessica R
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Quick day out
Ticket pick up was very easily located and the harbour was straight next to the desk where you collect them from.
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iwalanib2020
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Awesome day out at Green Island with family!😃
Perfect weather on Green Island with the family, the crew were helpful and informative, lots of activities to choo
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markrI6024YB
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Great experience shocking customer service
Both myself and my wife had a fantastic experience Snuba and visiting Green Island. The Snuba instructor was great
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nadia8511
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Day trip on the Big Cat to Green island with my family
Hello Everyone, Thought we do tour from Cairns. Where do I start!!!, the boat needs to be renovated it’s like 20yea
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r k
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Very well organized and helpful staff
We had only 2 full days in Cairns and chose this package after looking at many. We chose well and would recommend
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mairal325
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Extremely satisfied with this children friendly tour
We were very pleased with this 2-day tour by Big Cat. First day at Green Island in Great Barrier Reef - with multip
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VIFPClub
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Crew need to revisit a hospitality refresher training
The crew on this boat talk so rudely to the passengers especially the groups of International tourists. They forget
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Getaway-On-Grafton
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Excellent day
We took the 11 am boat over with young grand children and thoroughly enjoyed some time on the sandy shallow beach b
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LightPacker726035
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My outstanding snuba experience
Well i got a little delayed in writing this review. My experience of snuba dive at Green Island was literally out o
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SharonQQ
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easy trip. great snorkelling
The boat was pretty full but still comfortable. quick trip about 1h 15mins. Free snorkelling gear or glass bottom t
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Choco_robba
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Green island is amazing!
The thing about going with Big Cat is that there were many extras. If you only want the boat ride and to see the gl
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Nicko1969
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Fantastic Day
Took the entire day cruise to Green Island early November. Was sceptical before about it being a tourist trap once
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ShellSparrow-08
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Absolute A1 Experience
Hubby and I booked a day trip on this vessel to visit Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Cannot say enough goo
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