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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour

The Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0444
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US$ 75.70*
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
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US$ 75.70*
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Green Island Half Day Trip from Cairns
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US$ 37.04*
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Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner
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Green Island is a tropical island paradise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises offers full and half day reef cruises departing daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am & 1pm. Activities that are offered include snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tours, relaxing on the beach and exploring Green Island National Park. Transfers are by modern air-conditioned catamaran.
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The Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

unless you have a young family that you want to be on the beach then 1/2 day is enough 45 minutes to Green Island the 15 minute to get to inclusions 30 minutes for Glass Bottom Boat. 30 minute for Submersible and 1hour for wandering...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a long day before sightseeing with our guest we opted for the 1/2 day trip and were not disappointed. One of the things that really impressed was the opportunity on the island for people with limited knowledge and/or ability of snorkeling to participate off...More

Thank rizzo179
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a memory making day to Green Island. Travelled with two children (5 & 8), both had learned to snorkel before the trip but had never snorkelled in the sea or seen a fish. We stayed close to the jetty for our snorkel, were...More

Thank sojamB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our last tour today on The Big Cat to Green Island, from the start to Finish, the staff were awesome, was a bit choppy on the way over, but ok on the return trip. We had time to explore the Island & have...More

Thank Deb-Seddon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the trip to Green Island while taking a short stay in Cairns. Staff were helpful and even came up with a suggestion to help my partners seasickness (the crossing was very bumpy)the lunch was good value along with the drinks for sale...thought as we...More

Thank Bikerbabe33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been out to green island a number of times and have used Big Cat Green Island for at least two of those. For a day trip it's reasonably priced per person. The boat is comfortable and the facilities on board whilst you travel to...More

2  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day out at Green Island. It was a perfect reef experience for our family with three kids under 7. Staff on board were very friendly and the kids were excited for their visit to the wheel house. When booking your glass...More

2  Thank Loz1402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful and friendly and lunch was adequate. Would recommend doing the snorkeling tour off the island as the coral was much better than off the beach and is less busy. The crocodile zoo, however, I would only recommend if you are...More

1  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled with my partner on the 11am cruise to the island-what a perfect day! We have been in Cairns since December and we both agreed this is the best trip we have done! The crew were exceptional, the reef rocket was smooth and speedy and...More

2  Thank Innerpeace91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It delivered what it said it would. A day out at Green island, a chance to see a part of the barrier reef for two non-swimmers via a glass bottom boat and a semi sub. However it really lacked the relaxed holiday vibe, due to...More

2  Thank Jessica_nz2
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2 April 2016|
Response from BigCat73 | Property representative |
Hi Geetu, Thanks for contacting us. Yes, we have no age restrictions with regards to travelling with us. The weather will play a major part in deciding how comfortable it will be on certain days and this is something we... More
14 March 2016|
Response from BigCat73 | Property representative |
Hi Cookie, No problem at all. Infants travel free of charge and the stroller is not an issue. there is a boardwalk on the island also which makes things easier for the stroller. Please let me know if you have any further... More
3 October 2015|
Response from BigCat73 | Property representative |
Hi Filipa, Looking at the tides at the start of November I can't see it affecting you too much. If looking at the first few days of November I would probably suggest the afternoon rather than the morning due to a higher... More