Green Island Discovery tour

Green Island Discovery tour takes you on a journey to beautiful Green Island.

Hop onboard Green Island boat trips which depart daily from Cairns.  After a quick 45-minute boat tour will have you ready to explore Green Island.

Things to do and see

This island is surrounded by a reef teeming with diverse marine life and a unique rainforest.

Next, take part in the island’s activities or relax on the beach and enjoy your day in this tropical paradise.   Then wander through the rainforest, relax on white-sand beaches, swim, dive, and snorkel.

While on the island, visit the  Jetty for excellent snorkelling and fish watching.

Enjoy a variety of optional activities.

During your visit, you may scuba dive snorkel and even walk underwater with Seawalker.

Next for a birds-eye view of the island and the nearby coral reefs sign up for parasailing and a helicopter flight.

Then visit the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat and see the crocodile show.

While you are on Green Island, there is a souvenir shop, a cafe and Emerald’s restaurants.

Next, see some of our other favourite things to do in Cairns

Reef Experience

Stay on a floating hotel on the Great Barrier Reef

Fly to Lizard Island for the day



Return on 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
Use of Island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests.

Optional Extras

  • Coach Transfers
  • Optional Lunch

Optional Activities

– Introductory scuba diving
– Certified Scuba Diving (subject to availability on the day)
– Snorkel boat trips
– Seawalker Helmet Diving
– Parasailing
– Beach Hire: Canoeing, windsurfing and beach volleyball
– Scenic helicopter flights
– Marineland Melanesia and crocodile show.


Green Island is a stunning 6000-year-old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  This is a beautiful tropical island with pristine white sand and a rainforest.


What to bring

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sunglasses and a hat
  • Lycra (stinger) suit if you have one (available for hire)
  • Beach towel and reef-friendly sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money on drinks, souvenirs and optional activities

How to get there

Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns









First, make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street, Cairns). 

Next check-in with the reservations staff at the Great Adventures desk.

Check-in Time: 1 hour before your departure time.

Our friendly staff will issue you with your boarding pass and direct you to the Green Island Ferry.

Next, please sit back and relax as the Green Island boat makes its way to Green Island.

Important Information

Important Information for Scuba Diving and Seawalker 

Our mission is to provide our passengers with the best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Queensland has strict scuba diving rules and a very safe scuba diving record.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations.

We recommend that all clients purchase travel insurance.

Complete our dive medical questionnaire to avoid disappointment on your day of travel. Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions.   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, do not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba diving.


Tour Features

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Green Island Discovery Tour Tours

1030-1430: Standard

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



0830-1630: Standard

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



1030-1630: Standard

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



0830-1430: Standard

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