Green Island Cruise - Full Day
Prices from $105 AUD


Green Island is a beautiful coral cay situated approximately 27 km's from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life.




  • Ferry Only Option
  • Snorkelling or Glass Bottom Boat included
  • Semi Sub & Lunch available
  • 5 hours at Green Island

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From 1/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 adultchildinfantfamily
Green Island Cruise - ferry only - FDBC Green Island Ferry (9.00am to 5.00pm) - ferry only, no inclusions $105.00$52.00$0.00$262.00
Green Island Cruise - PAK 1 - FDBC Green Island Cruise & Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat Ride (9.00am to 5.00pm) $116.00$58.00$0.00$290.00
Green Island Cruise - PAK 2FDBC Green Island Cruise, Buffet Lunch & Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat Ride (9.00am to 5.00pm) $149.00$78.00$0.00$376.00
Green Island Cruise - PAK 3 - FDBC Green Island Cruise, Semi Submarine Ride & Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat Ride (9.00am to 5.00pm)
lunch not included
Green Island Cruise - PAK 4 - FDBC Green Island Cruise, Buffet Lunch, Semi Submarine Ride & Snorkelling OR Glass Bottom Boat Ride (9.00am to 5.00pm) $182.00$95.00$0.00$459.00
FREE OPTION - GBB select a glass bottom boat ride as your 1 free inclusion (PAK 1-4 only) $0.00$0.00  
FREE OPTION - SNORKEL select snorkelling gear as your 1 free inclusion (PAK 1-4 only) $0.00$0.00  
+ Snorkelling AND Glass Bottom Boat Ride upgrade your cruise to include both snorkelling and a glass bottom boat ride (PAK 1-4 only) $32.00$22.00$0.00$86.00
+ Snorkel Experience 35 minute guided snorkel tour - includes all equipment and suits all swimming levels (prebook and save $5 - onboard price $65) $60.00$40.00 $160.00
+ Snorkel Safari 50 minute guided drift snorkel tour - includes all equipment and suits comfortable snorkellers (prebook and save $5 - onboard price $75) $70.00$50.00 $190.00
+ coach transfers - city return transfers from/to city accommodation $30.00$20.00$0.00$80.00
+ coach transfers - beaches return transfers from/to northern beaches accommodation $40.00$28.00$0.00$108.00
Children = 4 - 14 years, Infant = 0 - 3 years, Family = 2 adults and 2 children aged 4 - 14
PLEASE NOTE: Payment in full is required for this cruise upon booking.

Green Island has a long and rich tourism history and has always been one of the most popular tours to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Being a coral cay, it was created by the wind and wave action and is in fact the only coral cay on the whole reef to support it's own rainforest ecosystem.

This full day option is popular with families, time-short visitors and non-swimmers alike, however we're sure that pretty much anyone would enjoy this cruise. The island features beautiful white sandy beaches as well as large shaded boardwalk areas, so everyone should be able to find their own perfect place to relax and take in the sights of this tropical paradise.

Included in the basic cruise price is the choice of either a half hour glass bottom boat ride or the use of snorkelling gear whilst on the island. If you want both you can have choose both options (for a small fee) - you will have enough time to experience both options.

The snorkelling is perfect for kids and/or beginners, as you enter the water directly from the beach, not having to jump into deep water as with boat based reef cruises. There is lots of supervision on offer and buoyancy vests are available for poorer swimmers.

Additional Options

There are some great options available on this tour. If you're not planning on spending your whole time snorkelling we highly recommend you choose the PAK 3 or PAK 4 option that includes the Semi Submarine. It's a half hour mini-tour and while similar to the Glass Bottom Boat, it gives you a much better view of the fish and coral.


Basically  with a glass bottom boat you are looking through the floor, while with the semi-submarine you are actually seated below the waters surface and looking out the windows. It's almost like a divers eye view without the hassle of all the gear. 



A tropical buffet lunch is served onboard in air conditioned comfort with options for everone including vegetarians. It's been designed to both reflect the Queensland tropical lifestyle, as well as to satisfy the taste buds of the different nationalities who visit Green Island.

A fully stocked bar is also available, with local beer, wines, juices as well as soft drinks for the kids. A selection of snacks is available from the bar as well as scoop ice cream.

Lunch is served from 11.30am to 1.00pm, giving you ample time for other activities. Lunch is included in both the PAK 2 and PAK 4 options.


If snorkelling, glass bottom boats or semi submarines aren't enough for you there is also the opportunity to try the Boat Snorkel Trip. With this option you'll be taken further out on the Green Island Reef on the dive boat to snorkel in deeper water. This options great for the more experienced snorkellers or stronger swimmers.

If you'd like to try scuba diving them what about an Introductory Scuba Dive. No experience is neccessary and all gear is supplied. You'll be given a short lesson then away you go. On offer is also the Seawalker. It's a modern take on old style helmet diving. It's loads of fun and you won't even get your hair wet!


First Established in 1954 and home to 'Cassius' - the worlds largest captive crocodile, Marineland Melanesia is well worth a look. It also features many amazing Melanesian Artifacts as well as an enviable collection of historic marine and nautical pieces.

Marineland Melanesia also features a gift shop featuring handmade gemstone and/or coral jewellery created on Green Island, as well as all the usual supplies for a great day on the reef.

Crocodile Feeding Times

The crocodiles are fed daily at both 10.30am and 1.30pm. Your entry fee enables you to re-enter as many times as you like, so you can even see the feeding show twice!


Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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