Green Island Cairns

Green Island Cairns tour departs several times a day from the Cairns Marlin Jetty.  Take your choice of a half-day or a full day or see some of our awesome island packages

Departure times are 8:30 am, 10:30 am and 1 pm.

Relax on a beautiful tropical island, work on your suntan, snorkel, stroll through the rainforest, Green Island Cairns offers something for everyone.

Just 45 minutes boat ride from Cairns is the beautiful tropical Island Green Island.

White sandy beaches surround green Island, lush tropical rainforest and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and what better way to get there and experience this that with the Green Island Reef Cruise.

Choose to snorkel, scuba dive, or see the spectacular reefs on a glass-bottom boat tour. Or, simply laze on the white sandy beach.

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

Relax On a Tropical Island

Stroll through magical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches and work on your suntan, swim, scuba dive or snorkel.

There is a wide range of optional activities to experience on Green Island. Scuba dive, join a snorkel excursion and even walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving.

Get pampered at Oiled, Green Island Cairns massage and spa a soothing massage, select from Oils vast range of essential oils and enjoy a  relaxing massage.

Green Island Cairns Activities

Green Island Parasailing is an excellent activity to get a great view of Green Island and the surrounding coral reefs.

Retail therapy in the Green Island resort shops is a great place to grab a few souvenirs or a gift for a loved one.

For some added fun hire a Kayak or windsurfer if there is a group of you travelling to Green Island you can also hire a beach volleyball.

Take a Green Island scenic helicopter flight.

Green Island Cairns Rainforest

Pick up a Green Island self-guided eco-tour map from the information counter on Green Island.

Take a self-guided eco-tour of Green Island.  Green Island is 1.6 km in circumference and home to 12 species of plants.   The self-guided eco-tour is a great way to get your bearings and discover all of Green Island’s great beach options.

Green Island Cairns has so many fun things to do book online today.

One day, not enough? see our great options to stay 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

Departs           8:30

Arrival             9.20

Green Island to Cairns

Departs             14:30

Arrival               15:20


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Half-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.

*To include both snorkelling equipment and glass bottom boat tour plus beach bag, choose the Island Upgrade on the booking page. 

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

Optional Extras

  • 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

What to bring

  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear & sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs or underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases

How to get there

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.

Green Island tours


Important Information

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

If an Island Cruise is not what you are looking for try our Outer Great Barrier Reef tour with Reef Experience.

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Green Island Cairns Tours

Relaxing on Green Island

Full Day

Up to 7 hours island time, 3 departures daily. Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or use of snorkel equipment.


The jetty at Green Island

Half Day

Up to 3 hours island time, 3 departures daily. Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or use of snorkel equipment.