Green Island

Green Island Tours from Cairns

Surrounded by white sand beaches and the beautiful coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is an idyllic coral cay located only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns. It offers the best elements of the tropics in one destination: beautiful island beaches, shady emerald rainforest and a world-renowned coral reef. Your day on Green Island can be as active or relaxing as you want. Choose between resting on the beach, snorkelling, swimming or indulging in some of the many activities available.

Visit Marineland Melanesia – Croc Park which is a family run business on Green Island for over 40 years. On display is one of the world’s largest collections of Melanesian Tribal artifacts, an amazing Aquarium display and gift shop. See Cassius the crocodile. He’s around 110 years old, and he’s huge! Weighing more than 1,300kg, he’s the biggest living crocodile in captivity anywhere in the world.

Well worth a visit – All Day Pass-Adult $25.00 Child $12.50
Daily Feeding Show -10:30 am and -1:30 pm

Wunyami Cultural Tour (Wunyami is the tradtional name for Green Island) and is connected to an ancient journey of two ancestral story-time beings, who fought and formed the island and who still protect it today. This story is shared by the GuruGulu Gungganji people and the Gimuy Yidinji people. This tour explains the symbiotic relationship of these warriors, the curtail ceremonies of these two tribes and the connectivity of this iconic island to the ancient seascape. Your indigenous guides have been given special approval from their elders to share this story with all who come on this tour. Adult $29.00 Child $14.50

Green Island

Green Island -Big Cat Cruises Wed to Sun from Cairns

Full Day   9.00am to 5.00pm
Half Day  11.00am to 5.00pm

Adult $105 Child $52 Family 2ad 2 ch $258

Cruise + Buffet Lunch                                                        Adult $133 Child $66 Family $328


Includes return transfers to Green Island + snorkel equipment or glass bottom boat 

Ocean Spirit Cruises

Green Island & Outer Barrier Reef from Cairns

2 hours Green Island 3 hours on Outer Barrier Reef

Adult $294.00 Child 4-14yrs $158.00 Family 2 ad 2 ch $749

Green Island with Great Adventures

Green Island 8.30am and 10.30am departures to 4.30pm
Adult $106 Child $56 Family $268

Return transfers to Green Island + snorkel equipment OR glass bottom boat                        

Green Island Day Tour

  • Cruise in comfort aboard modern air-conditioned catamarans
  • Free choice of snorkel gear OR Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Ideal for both swimmers and non-swimmers
  • Licensed bar on board offering refreshments
  • Change facilities on the island including fresh water showers & rest rooms
  • Shops, bar & restaurants available
  • Beach umbrellas & sun lounges available for hire
  • Other beach activities available for hire – canoes, surf skis, beach volleyball gear
  • Sheltered beach with plenty of shady retreats
  • Explore sandy beaches to find your own secluded spot
  • Rainforest boardwalks with interpretative signage
  • Self guided island walk
  • Snorkelling demonstration and activity presentation- en route to Green Island

Green Island & Outer Barrier Reef

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea & coffee served until departure
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • Two (2) hours on Green Island
  • Three (3) hours on Outer Reef platform
  • Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and the Outer Reef
  • Lycra/Stinger suit included at the Outer Reef
  • Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
  • Cheese and biscuits on return journey

What to bring:

Towel, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and swimwear. Cash for beverages, snacks & souvenirs.

Additional costs:

  • Visit Marineland Melanesia nautical museum, one of Green Islands unique attractions – It is also the home of Cassius – The World’s largest Crocodile in captivity. Entrance Fee $25.00 Adult $12.50 Child
  • Lunch can be pre-booked or can be purchased from the island restaurant and food outlets.
  • Floatation vests and lycra suits
  • Lockers