Green Island Tours escape to a tropical island.

Green Island tours depart from the Marlin Marina in Cairns.  First, all guests must check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal.

Next, you will board the Green Island Ferry for a comfortable 45-minute boat ride to beautiful Green Island.

Once at Green Island, you will be able to relax on the beach, snorkel, swim or explore the rainforest.

During your visit, there are several options for delicious snacks and meals, including Emerald’s Restaurant.

Then there are options for some souvenirs or treat yourself to a massage.

About Green Island

Green Island is a 6000-year-old coral cay within the waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.   This island is approximately 12 hectares and includes a lush rainforest.  Surrounded by pristine white beaches making it is an ideal getaway.

Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs.


Discover the activities that suit you best sign up for a glass-bottom boat tour, relax on the beach or give snorkelling a go. After that, why not try exploring underwater on a helmet dive or take a birds-eye view on a helicopter tour.

Green Island offers an array of activities to suit all abilities and is ideal for non-swimmers.

If you think you’d rather stay longer than one day, why not book to stay at the Green Island Resort.


  • 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.

  • Departs Cairns at 8.30 am or 10.20 am
  • Departs Green island at 2.30 pm or 4.30 pm

Travel time to/from 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

  • Coach Transfers
  • Optional Lunch

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

What to bring

  • Towel and swimwear
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cash for snacks, drinks, souvenirs and 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 1 hour to 30 minutes before departure.

Green Island Tour transfers via comfortable catamaran.

Important Information

Important Information for Scuba Diving and Seawalker

The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates scuba diving, and operators must comply with all regulations.

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

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

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 Tours Tours

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Depart Cairns marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30pm



8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Depart Cairns marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm



10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Depart Cairns marina 10:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30pm



10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Depart marina 10:30 am - Depart Green Island 4:30 pm