Big Cat Green Island Cruises Info


Surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral gardens, Green Island is only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns.

It offers the best elements of the tropics in one destination:  beautiful island beaches, shady emerald rainforest and a world-renowned coral reef.  

Green Island the ideal place to enjoy a day of resting on the beach or enjoying some of the many activities available.  Snorkel, swim or simply relax...

What makes it Great?

  • 5 hours on Green Island
  • Family Friendly
  • Great for all ages
  • Suitable for swimmers & non swimmers

Big Cat is a comfortable air-conditioned 35 metre catamaran with spacious interior cabins and a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is just over one hour from Cairns.

Full Day Tour:  Big Cat departs daily from Reef Fleet Terminal at 09:00am, returning at 5:00pm.  Check-in half hour prior at the Big Cat counter

Full Day Tour Includes: 

  • Pak 1:  Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment
  • Pak 2:  Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment and Hot/Cold Buffet lunch
  • Pak 3:  Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment and Semi-Submersible
  • Pak 4:  Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment, Hot/Cold Buffet lunch and Semi-Submersible
  • Hotel transfers can be booked additionally for a fee
  • Lycra suits and flotation vests available for hire
  • If you require return hotel transfers from your Cairns or Beaches accommodation this Green Island tour will be the best value option. 

Optional Extras at an additional charge:

Explorer the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort on our Semi-Submersible? without even getting wet!   Seated below water level, passengers are treated to a divers view of the coral reef and marine life with informative commentary by the crew and see the lively fish feeding. This vessel seats 27 passengers and cruises for 30 minutes.  Semi-Sub is $20 when pre-booked in a package or $30 if booked on the day of the tour. 

Scuba Diving
No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef and its amazing marine life. Certified divers can enjoy spectacular dives at our specially selected sites.

Please note:

  • Scuba diving and Seawalker available on full day departures. Cert Diving only available on 9am departure.
  • Minimum age for Seawalker and Scuba Diving is 12years old
  • Certain medical conditions, medications and height restrictions may preclude some people from participating in optional diving activities.

What to Bring:   

  • Sunscreen, hat & sunglasses
  • Swimwear, towel
  • Cash for drinks and snacks

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