Green Island Day Trip

Spend a full day exploring beautiful Green Island, a 45-minute boat trip from Cairns.

  • Departs: Daily from Cairns
  • Check-In: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Things to do: snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat tour
Plan your day to Green Island

Green Island day trip has several daily departures.  Choose the one that suits you best.

White sandy beaches surround the island with an interior of tropical rainforest on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

While you are on the island, choose to snorkel, scuba dive, or snorkel on the spectacular coral reefs on a glass-bottom boat tour.  Alternatively, you may choose to relax on the pristine beach.

Green Island offers various activities to discover and is ideal for non-swimmers.

About the Green Island Day trip

While you are on the island, you can stroll through the tropical 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.

Where is Green Island?

Green Island is approximately 45 minutes northeast of Cairns.  This National park is home to over 120 native plant species and also 55 species of birdlife.  Coral Gardens and an abundance of marine life surround the island.

Or, if you would like to see the outer barrier reef click here for our favourite reef tour, Reef Experience.


  • 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 Extras

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
All tour prices are quoted from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.
Coach transfers provided by Quicksilver Connections and Down Under Tours

What to bring

  • Towel and swimwear
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs or underwater cameras
  • Credit card for purchases

How to get there

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

Important Information for Scuba Diving & Seawalker

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  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.

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

Can I go Diving?

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

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Green Island Day Trip 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




HALF DAY (~2 hours Island Time) - Departs marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 12pm




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




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