Cairns Green Island is on the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Green Island tour departs several times daily from the Cairns Marlin Jetty. Choose 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.

Cairns Green Island is one of over 900 islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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 than 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 the 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 gifts for a loved one.

For some added fun, hire a Kayak or windsurfer. If a group travels 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 Green Island’s great beach options.

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

Discover more fun things to do in Cairns

  • 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

Return transfers on board Great Adventures
Up to 7 hours on Green Island
Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
Self Guided Eco Island Walk
Use of day facilities (toilets, showers, pool etc)

Optional Activities:

– Introductory scuba diving
– Certified Scuba Diving (subject to availability on the day)
– Snorkel boat trips
– Seawalker Helmet Diving
– Parasailing
– Beach Hire: Canoeing, windsurfing, beach volleyball
– Scenic helicopter flights
– Marineland Melanesia
All tour prices are quoted from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

  • Towel and swimwear
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs and 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 and Seawalker


The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates scuba diving, and operators must comply with all regulations.

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

Can I go Diving?

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],


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.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last di for multiple dives.

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Cairns Green Island Tours

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm


8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30 pm