Green Island and Cairns Aquarium

You will have an exceptional Great Barrier Reef experience with this Green Island and Cairns Aquarium package.   All in just one day, Head out to stunning Green Island.  You will have the chance to see the corals and marine life of the reef before returning to Cairns.  Then you will visit the Cairns Aquarium to marvel at many species you may not have seen on the island.

This Green Island and Cairns Aquarium tour package can be in any order that suits you – it’s your holiday!

Green Island Great Barrier Reef tour


White sandy beaches surround Green Island with lush tropical rainforests and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!  What better way to get there and experience this than with the Green Island Reef Cruise.   On a glass-bottom boat tour or snorkel to see the fringing reef.  Or laze on the white sandy beach.  Green Island offers various activities to suit all abilities and is ideal for non-swimmers.

Green Island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Relax On a Tropical Island

Stroll through magical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, 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.

Cairns Aquarium

Experience something incredible.  Cairns Aquarium is a   eat way to sample 2 world heritage listed areas at once!  The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland.  You will enjoy the Aquarium in the world dedicated to the species and habitats of this incredible region.

You can wander through the many different habitats at your speed.  At Cairns Aquarium, w  love to share our knowledge.  Enjoy the fun and informative presentations we offer throughout the day.  For a small extra cost, you can experience the exciting virtual submarine!  A journey into the various depths of an underwater world.  You will discover over 16,000 creatures from the reef and rainforest.  Immerse yourself in the five unique habitats, which are on display.

  • 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
  • Choice of Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tour OR use of Snorkelling Equipment*
  • Use of island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Use of day visitor facilities.

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


Flooded Billabongs

Home to our Freshwater Sawfish, the iconic Barramundi, and Whiptail Ray.

The Rainforest

A rainforest inside an Aquarium?!  Spot our Tropical Snakes, Emerald tree Monitors, and Frogs living amongst the jungle.

The Mangroves

Learn about the fascinating biodiversity of the mangrove habitat.  Find baby crocs while you stroll along the boardwalk!

Great Barrier Reef

Take in the sheer expanse and beauty of Australia’s only 10 metre Deep Reef Tank!

Coral Sea

Immerse yourself in the 20 metre Underwater Viewing Tunnel.  Cairns Aquarium features a 360° view Oceanarium.


You can choose your preferred departure times from Cairns and Green Island!

Travel time to Green Island Day Tour is approx. 45 minutes

  • Departs           8:30        10:30     13:00
  • Arrival             9.20        11:20      13:50
GREEN ISLAND to cairns
  • Departs          12:00       14:30     16:30
  • Arrival            12:50       15:20     17:20
  • 09:30 + 13:00 River Monsters presentation. Held in the River Monsters Amphitheater.
  • 10:00 + 13:30 Reptile Encounter. Touch ‘n’ Talk presentation. Held in the Wet Tropics exhibit.
  • 10:30 + 14:00 Denizens Of The Deep presentation. Held in the Deep Reef Amphitheater.
  • 11:00 Shark and Ray Feeding presentation. Held in the Ocean Room.
  • 15:00 Life of Sharks and Ray’s presentation. Held in the Coral Sea Amphitheater.
  • 11:30 + 16:00 Curious and Coloured presentation. Held in the Coral Sea Amphitheater.
  • ALL DAY Marine touch ‘n’ Talk held in the Marine touch tank, Level 1.
  • Round trip cruise to Green Island
  • Coffee and tea before the vessel departing.
  • Swimming pool


  • Lunch from several different casual outlets or Emerald’s Restaurant.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests and Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches
  • Upgrade and include a 2-course lunch and a drink at the famous Dundees Restaurant.
  • Coffee, morning or afternoon tea all available at Dundees Restaurant
  • Sea Explorer 5D virtual submarine tour.
  • VIP Platinum Pass. An extraordinary private behind the scenes tour. Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. Mangrove fish scatter feeding. Hand feed the Cownose Rays! These gentle guys have very soft bellies, and you’ll have the opportunity to give them a rub! Private reptile interaction. 2-course lunch with a drink. Front of house interaction. Souvenir gift to take home.
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Swimmers

Green Island tour starts with check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

cAirns aquarium

Cairns Aquarium is between Lake and Abbott Street on Florence Street in Cairns city.

Important Information for Scuba Diving and Seawalker


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

Queensland, Australia, has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, 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 before booking, as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.  Our mission is to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy 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],

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian StandarForms’ ‘ 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.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.  If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.  We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.


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Tour Features


Green Island Half Day Tour

Green Island Eco Adventure


HALF DAY (~2 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 1pm - Depart Green Island 4:30pm



Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium

Experience something incredible.  Cairns Aquarium is a great way to sample 2 world heritage listed areas at once!  The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. 




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