Green Island Discovery Tour

Green Island discovery tour takes you to the Great Barrier Reef.  Start with checking in with Great Adventures inside the Reef Fleet Terminal.

Then it’s all on board. The fast catamaran from Cairns takes only 45 minutes!

About Green Island

The first thing you will notice when you arrive at Green Island is the pristine white sandy beaches and the sparkling azure blue waters.

Further out is a coral reef teeming with diverse marine life surrounding the island, perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.

This island is 12 hectares, and the island’s interior is a tropical vine forest.

Things to do on Green Island

Take part in the island’s activities, relax on the beach, and enjoy your day in this tropical island paradise. Then enjoy the coolness of the rainforest and relax on white-sand beaches.

While you are on Green Island, the lifeguards are there to keep you safe, so swim between the flags.

Next, the coral reefs around the island are great for scuba diving and snorkelling.

On Green Island, you can participate in various optional fun activities.

  • Scuba diving,
  • snorkelling,
  • Seawalker helmet diving
  • Parasailing  Daily crocodile show at the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat.


Next, explore our packages for more fun things to do and see.

Green Island and Cairns Aquarium

Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef

Fly to Lizard Island for a day

Top Deck Club and Kuranda

Return on the air-conditioned, fast catamaran
Up to 7 hours on Green Island
Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
Great Adventures beach bag
Self Guided Eco Island Walk
Snorkel equipment hire
Glass Bottom Boat coral reef viewing tour
Use of day visitor facilities
Great Adventures guests enjoy free use of the Island swimming pool

 Green Island Optional Activities

In addition to your cruise fare, exciting optional activities available on Green Island include:
– 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

 Green Island Highlights

Green Island is a stunning 6000-year-old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  This island is 27 kilometres off the coast of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland.

This island is the only one of the Great Barrier Reef’s 300 coral cays to have a rainforest.

Green Island’s reefs provide a diverse range of habitats for a diverse range of tropical marine life.

  • Swimming suit
  • Lycra (stinger) suit if you have one (available for hire)
  • Beach towel
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities

Please check in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street, Cairns) 1 hour before your departure time.

Our friendly staff will issue you with your boarding pass and direct you to our vessel.

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Green Island Discovery Tours


FULL DAY (~7 hours Island Time) -Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm




FULL DAY (~5 hours Island Time) -Departs marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30pm




FULL DAY (~5 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 10:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm




HALF DAY (~3 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 10:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30pm