Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat at Green Island from Cairns | La Vacanza Travel

Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat at Green Island from Cairns

Duration: 5 to 9 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North

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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience, just 45 minutes from Cairns by fast catamaran. Home to over 120 native plant species and colourful bird life, surrounded by abundant marine life. Full and half day options available. Your day can be as active or as relaxing as you choose.

As a Great Adventures guest, you’ll also be able to enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora. The island’s well appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, plus restaurant and retail outlets. A delicious range of lunch and snacks can be purchased from the island’s food and refreshment outlets.

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Stop At: Green Island, Green Island, Queensland

Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay. It's the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest! Snorkel from the white sandy beaches, see the island's reef from the glass bottom boat and walk through the lush rainforest.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Explore Green Island

Duration: 5 hours

  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Return fast catamaran transfers from Cairns
  • Self guided island walk
  • Morning tea/coffee served onboard until departure from Cairns
  • Use of island day visitor facilities
  • Use of island swimming pool, exclusive to Great Adventures
  • Free beach bag

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. We recommend informing crew of any medical conditions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 to 9 hours

User's Reviews


22 May, 2024

It was a good trip. Weather is main reason for my average review. Couldn't really see any fish or coral from the glass bottom boat, due to colour of the water. The ride over and back was great with choppy seas, so good waves coming up the boat. Food area on the island absolutely stunk, due to birds. Has lockers for personal items. Great coffee.


18 May, 2024

Not good visibility, choppy ride to island, glass bottom boat was good for what we could see (Andy is great), saw 3 or 4 turtles snorkling which was amazing. Food is rather expensive on the island, bring cash, there is a card surcharge. Ride back was smoother, but ran a bit behind time.


16 May, 2024

Very worthwhile experience. Enjoyed the snorkelling and glass bottom boat. We rented beach chairs with umbrella and enjoyed a bit of the sun. The food court and pool area was awesome.


16 May, 2024

Very well organized tour, easy with a young kids. I appreciate that great island has an area with lifeguards. Fantastic snorkeling right off the beach.

Lisa J

16 May, 2024

Yesterday my daughter and I took a day trip to Green Island via catamaran. The crossing takes about 50 minutes and it was quite rough on the way over - make sure you take your motion sickness tablets if you're afflicted like we are! The staff on board were attentive and helpful. On the Island we headed for the beach and hired two sunlounges and an umbrella for the day ($45 for both). The water was beautiful and warm. We went on a glass bottom boat ride and were entertained by the fish we saw along the way - and our boat captain! We then tried out some snorkelling and were both amazed at how quickly we worked out what to do! It was great to see all the fish out on the reef and the huge schools of little fish right along the shoreline! We bought sandwiches for lunch from a cafe in the centre of the island - way overpriced; bring your own. There are more activities to do on the island but we opted to stay on the beach for the rest of the day. While waiting for our ride home we saw more fish from the pier, plus a couple of turtles, and a small shark! The trip back to Cairns was thankfully not as rough and we both thoroughly enjoyed our day.

User's Picture Gallery


Great day trip to Green Island!


Family friendly Great Barrier Reef experience


Great way to see the barrier reef up close.


Beautiful day on the water and Green Island


Good but could be improved


Beautiful Green Island




An incredible day we will never forget


Must do in CAIRNS!


Nice day out.


A very worthwhile experience!


Expensive day for not much return




A memorable day out!


great day


Boring day out


Abundant marine wildlife


Wouldn't recommend for locals


GBB was good


Would do all over again


Glass Bottom Boat was the best.


Great Place to See Green Sea Turtles!


Great family Vaca day


Great day out


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