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

Relax on a beautiful tropical island, while you are on the island work on your suntan, snorkel, or take a 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, laze on the white sandy beach.

Green Island offers an array of activities to do during your time on the island that 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 Isla

  • 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 may 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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Departs 08:30 am & 10:30am


Departs       08:30am

Green Island to Cairns

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Departs 4:30 pm


Departs       2:30pm

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Full-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
  • Upgrades in addition to your tour when booking including glass-bottom boat and snorkelling

You may bring along a picnic lunch or purchase something from The Canopy Grill on the island

  • Lunch is available to purchase at The Canopy Grill
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests & Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches
  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear & sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs or underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases

Green Island Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes before departure.

Green Island Tour transfers via comfortable catamaran.



Important Information for Scuba Diving & Seawalker

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment, complete our scuba dive medical questionnaire as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

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 at [email protected],

Alternatively, 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.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.


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Green Island Cairns Tours

Green Island

Green Island Full Day Tour - Ferry Transfers Only

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


Snorkeling around Green Island

Green Island Full Day Tour - Eco Adventure

Return Ferry Transfers to Green Island - Including a Choice between Snorkelling Equipment or the Glass Bottom Boat Tour, 7 hours Island time.


Green Island Jetty

Green Island Half Day Tour - Discovery Package

Return Ferry Transfers to Green Island - Including both Snorkelling Equipment and the Glass Bottom Boat Tour, 7 hours Island time.