Things to do in Cairns

From Cairns: 1-day tour to Green Island & Great Barrier Reef


  • 6 - 8 hours in total

  • Buffet lunch included

  • Meet up in Cairns

What To Expect

Looking for the best way to fully explore the Great Barrier Reef? You're at the right place. This day tour from Cairns will help you achieve this mission while allowing the most flexibility with 2 departure options: 9 am or 11 am.

Green Island of the Great Barrier Reef is a 6000-year-old coral cay, located just 45 minutes by catamaran from Cairns. A trip to this pretty island will not only give you a chance to experience the diverse marine life, but also some stunning wildlife spots as you walk further into the tropical rainforest.

For non-swimmers, staying off the water still brings you a lot of fun. Green Island has a unique rainforest within itself, which is home to more than 120 native plant species and colorful birdlife. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, even lazing around and soaking up the sun is satisfying.

This full-day tour helps you make the most out of your time on this beautiful island through various activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and glass bottom boat tour. Having the world's most complex natural ecosystems and a wide range of choices for everyone to choose from, the Great Barrier Reef is such an amazing place for both families and adventurous travelers to explore.

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Itinerary

  • Pickup in central Cairns. Exact meetup location will be confirmed after reservation.
  • Relax and enjoy views of the ocean on a 45-minute transfer on a comfortable catamaran.
  • Watch a reef presentation en route.
  • Spend up to 5 hours at Green Island. Have a delicious buffet lunch on board.
  • Choose to snorkel or view marine life with a glass bottom boat tour.
  • Island rainforest boardwalks.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at a designated location in Cairns
  • Buffet lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned catamaran
  • Up to 5 hours at Green Island
  • Choice of snorkeling or glass bottom boat tour (extra cost to do both)
  • Reef tax

What's not included

  • Scuba diving
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Semi-submarine tour
  • Other personal expenses
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Plan your trip

Small Group
  • Instant confirmation
  • Join group message after payment
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice

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US$95  per person

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximize your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

My question is not listed here. What should I do?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page or you can also email us at team@inspitrip.com. We are happy to help!