Green Island Cruise - PM Half Day - Afternoon
Prices from $94 AUD


"Green Rocket" is a modern comfortable air-conditioned highspeed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is 45  minutes from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities  available or simply relax on the beach. The friendly crew will help you  to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green  Island.

PLEASE NOTE - Due to COVID-19 this cruise only operates Wednesday to Sunday




  • 2 hours on Green Island
  • 9am to 1pm & 1pm to 5pm
  • Choice of Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an aircon base
  • Semi-submarine tour available

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From 1/04/2022 to 31/03/2023 adultchildfamilyinfant
Green Island - ferry only - PM Green Island Cruise (1.00pm to 5.00pm) $94.00$45.00$233.00$0.00
Green Island - PAK 5 - PM Green Island Cruise & Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat Ride (1.00pm to 5.00pm) $105.00$52.00$262.00$0.00
Green Island - PAK 6 - PM Green Island Cruise, Semi Submarine Ride & Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat Ride (1.00pm to 5.00pm) $135.00$67.00$337.00$0.00
+ Snorkelling AND Glass Bottom Boat Ride upgrade your cruise to include both snorkelling and a glass bottom boat ride (pak 5 & 6 only) $25.00$15.00$65.00 
Children = 4 - 14 years, Infant = 0 - 3 years, Family = 2 adults and 2 children aged 4 - 14

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay situated approximately 27 km's from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life.

Green Island has a long and rich tourism history and has always been one of the most popular tours to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Being a coral cay, it was created by the wind and wave action and is in fact the only coral cay on the whole reef to support it's own rainforest ecosystem.

This half day option is popular with families, time-short visitors and non-swimmers alike, however we're sure that pretty much anyone would enjoy this cruise. The island features beautiful white sandy beaches as well as large shaded boardwalk areas, so everyone should be able to find their own perfect place to relax and take in the sights of this tropical paradise.

Included in the basic cruise price is the choice of either a half hour glass bottom boat ride or the use of snorkelling gear whilst on the island. If you want both you can have choose both options (for a small fee) - you will have enough time to experience both options.

The snorkelling is perfect for kids and/or beginners, as you enter the water directly from the beach, not having to jump into deep water as with boat based reef cruises. There is lots of supervision on offer and buoyancy vests are available for poorer swimmers.

Additional Options

There are some great options available on this tour. If you're not planning on spending your whole time snorkelling we highly recommend you choose the PAK 6 option that includes the Semi Submarine. It's a half hour mini-tour and while similar to the Glass Bottom Boat, it gives you a much better view of the fish and coral.


Basically  with a glass bottom boat you are looking through the floor, while with the semi-submarine you are actually seated below the waters surface and looking out the windows. It's almost like a divers eye view without the hassle of all the gear. 



Marineland Melanesia

First Established in 1954 and home to 'Cassius' - the worlds largest captive crocodile, Marineland Melanesia is well worth a look. It also features many amazing Melanesian Artifacts as well as an enviable collection of historic marine and nautical pieces.

Marineland Melanesia also features a gift shop featuring handmade gemstone and/or coral jewellery created on Green Island, as well as all the usual supplies for a great day on the reef.

Crocodile Feeding Times
The crocodiles are fed daily at both 10.30am and 1.30pm. Your entry fee enables you to re-enter as amny times as you like, so you can even see the feeding show twice!



Please note that lunch is not available as a prepaid option on this tour due to it's arrival/departure times.  However there are food options available on the island if you need them. These are limited and can be pricey, so we advise you have lunch in Cairns before or after the tour if possible.


Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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