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Great Adventures

Green Island Day Trip - Return Ferry Transfer Only

Help code: 37DD-30E8


6 reviews
  • 45 minute cruise from Cairns
  • Up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Huge range of island activities
  • Unique reef & rainforest environment
  • Use of day facilities including swimming pool
  • Self-guided Eco Island Walk
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Visit Green Island from Cairns with this great value return ferry transfer that will let you experience its best all in a single day! With the choice daily departure times from Cairns, a return ferry transfer is the least expensive way to get to Green Island. Offering a combined reef and rainforest experience on a fast catamaran, you’ll reach your island destination in just 45 minutes.

As a guest, you’ll 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 well-appointed day visitor facilities include a range of restaurant and café style lunch options. A wide range of optional activities includes scuba and helmet diving, snorkel trips, parasailing and scenic helicopter flights, so you'll have the choice to spend as much - or as little - as you wish. For an inexpensive and fun Green Island tour from Cairns, book online today.


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise from Cairns to Green Island
  • Spend up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Self-guided Eco Island Walk
  • Use of day facilities including toilets, shower and swimming pool
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns


  • Hotel pick ups
  • Activities such as snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat tours (available for purchase once on the island)
  • Lunch (you can choose from a range of delicious and affordable meal and snack options from Green Island's restaurant and food outlets which are available for purchase on the day of the tour)


  • Scuba Diving
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Snorkel hire
  • Boat snorkel trip
  • Helicopter scenic flights
  • Optional extras can be purchased on the day of your cruise


  • Green Island - a 6000 year old coral cay
  • Unique reef and rainforest environment
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Coral and fish viewing
  • Plenty of optional activities whilst on the island


  • Cruises depart daily from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (a short walk from most Cairns accommodation) at 8.30am and 10.30am and depart from Green Island at 2.30pm and 4.30pm. You can choose your preferred departure times at time of booking.

What To Bring

  • Voucher
  • Camera
  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection
  • Cash for drinks at the bar
  • Credit cards for shopping and optional tours

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Kate Dykstra 9 months ago
We signed up last minute to do the snorkel tour as we wanted to guarantee we saw the most we could. This was not disappointing. We were taken out to the far reefs and given an hour to snorkel around at our own pace. Plenty of staff around, should you need help. The transfer from Cairns to Green Island and back was comfortable, onboard snacks and bar and overall a great experience.
Did not disappoint. Plenty of information of where you're able to snorkel.

We signed up last minute to do the snorkel tour as we wanted to guarantee we saw the most we could. This was not disappointing. We were taken out to the far reefs and given an hour to snorkel around at our own pace. Plenty of staff around, should you need help. The transfer from Cairns to Green Island and back was comfortable, onboard snacks and bar and overall a great experience.

Kate Dykstra 9 months ago
Perfect runaway island to escape to, professional & friendly staff. Not much variety of food though.

It was such a great island to runaway to! Love how secluded and peaceful it was. The current of the waters were strong when we were there but the staff still made sure it was still worth a trip to snorkel as she pointed out where there were. In the whole trip, we saw a decent number of all range of sea creatures up close! - sharks, turtles and clownfishes!

Lorence Cosentino 1 year ago
Great day trip from Cairns with easy access to amenities, pool, reefs and further trips.

Great day trip from Cairns. Friendly staff and easy to access beaches, reefs, amenities and shops. We went on the boat reef tour as an extra and got to see a great reef and some turtles from the boat. Recommend if you are looking to see reefs and lots of water life.

Gabi Dumesny 1 year ago
The Great Adventures vessel delivered me to Green Island Queensland where I spent the day. I rented a stinger suit, bought a cider and some food. The vessel took me back to Cairns.

Every land-based employee at Cairns and on Green Island and the ship's crew members were very friendly, helpful and upbeat. The food offerings were limited and there were long queues for refreshments of any kind. For breakfast, I managed to buy a packaged sandwich on white bread. After being on the island for almost 6 hours I noticed that the queue for cooked food had diminished considerably, and when I got the the counter was told that the only food available was ice cream. The two bathrooms on the island were exceptionally clean and I was able to cleanly deal with my contact lenses before a well-lit mirror which I needed to do in order to snorkel. I rented a stinger suit at the dive shop with no difficulty, though the shop was closed when I arrived. My impression is that many staff members on the island came there on the same vessel that I did, so it took them a while to get ready for business. The coral I saw was mostly dead though it was heartening to see new growth starting in places. There was a good variety of fish, but very limited numbers of them. It isn't like it was when I first snorkeled there in 1972. All in all, I must give all the staff a strong pass for optimistically fulfilling their duties. It also must be recognized that after two years of inactivity due to COVID, it must be hard for management to suddenly ramp up operations for the Easter break. 3 out of 5 it is. The island is beautiful.

Bruce Davies 2 years ago
Definitely the highlight of our Cairns tour. Highly recommended.

Lovely place to visit for a day. Snorkelling to see many tropical fishes and sea turtles just 100 meters away from the shore. The crew on the boat were so lovely, would definitely book again If we come back! The staff who took us for the boat snorkelling tour went beyond their duties by taking us to a guided snorkelling tour when my husband was scared about the rough sea currents. We could see colourful reefs and more tropical fish.

Xuan Gui 2 years ago
On time, super clean and very friendly staff. Great ferry!

We took this transfer from Cairns (Reef Fleet Terminal) to Green Island. The boat and it's staff were superb. You can even book activities and/or discuss them with the staff on the voyage over to the island. Would definitely book a transfer with this company again!

Jessica Duran 3 years ago
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