Great Adventures | Green Island & Outer Reef

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Complete your Great Barrier Reef Experience with the ultimate day out by combining Green Island and the Outer Barrier Reef.  

Green Island is a superb coral cay with delightful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters on the Great Barrier Reef just 45 minutes from Cairns. You will have 2 hours to explore this perfect piece of paradise.

After spending time on Green Island cruise on-board a modern comfortable high-speed catamaran to the first class multi-level pontoon situated on the Outer Barrier Reef.  Spend your afternoon snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, discovering exotic marine life and beautiful coral formations OR stay dry and cruise in the Semi-Sub and visit the Underwater Observatory.  There is something here for everybody.  

Green Island & Outer Reef Family Pricing
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up to date family pricing for your group.

  • Infants (3 Years & Under) travel free
  • Children (4 - 14 years) Half Price
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) 1 Child travels free


Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
Morning tea & coffee served until boat departure
Morning tea cake selection
Two (2) hours on Green Island
Three (3) hours at Outer Reef platform
Snorkelling equipment all day
Use of buoyancy vests at the pontoon
Reef education presentation
Hot and cold buffet lunch
Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
Underwater Observatory
Eco Reef Talk in underwater observatory
Afternoon tea & coffee whilst at the platform
Cheese and biscuits on return journey   

Pontoon Facilities:   

Undercover seating and tables
Full Bar Facilities
Sun-deck with Sun-lounges
Swimming enclosure for children
Change rooms with freshwater showers
Scuba diving facilities with semi-submerged platform

Your Day: 

7.30am Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.

8:00am Vessel boarding.  Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.

8:30am Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Green Island.

9.15am Arrive Green Island  2 hours free time to explore Green Island…Included snorkel gear, (fins, mask and snorkel) can be obtained from the Dive Shop on the island.  Enjoy a leisurely island walk with the self-guided Eco Island Walk or take a dip in the island swimming pool.

11:20am  Re-board vessel for departure to the Great Barrier Reef platform.  Cake selection served on forward journey.  During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors.  Snorkelling demonstration by crew.

12:30pm  Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform  Reef activities commence…Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised. 

Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.  Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing. 

1.00-2.30pm  Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.  Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!  Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform.

3:30pm  A blast on the ship's horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.

3:45pm  Departure to Cairns via Green Island.  Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.

5:30pm  Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.




Great day out. Staff exceptional, lunch good, time at Pontoon just right.


Helen Brent-Jones

We booked this tour through travstar. We received great service from travstar and the tour was very enjoyable.


Rebecca Ford

Staff and crew were all wonderful and very helpful. I loved the Scuba-do experience and also the helicopter ride back to Cairns - excellent day.


Catherine Jeffs

My husband Scott and I had a fantastic day on our tour of the Green Island and Great Reef Pontoon 6/6/15. It was a full day creating fantastic memories we will treasure for a lifetime. Highlights were the parasailing at Green Island truley magestic flying above the waves looking as far as you can to the Island itself and beyond. The staff on the pontoon were quick to help make sure we were well decked out with gear for snorkeling and enouraged us to make the most of our visit in swimming with the fish. We always felt safe , the food was delicious the semi sub was awsome...thanks for the memories Cathie and Scott Jeffs


Peter Femhel

Dear Natalie and Gene,

Thanks for your terrific service. Both my daughter and myself really enjoyed the two trips booked through Travstar.

What I really appreciated, on perusing the so many day tour options on your website, was the very detailed description of each tour plan, with times and features and itinerary all provided. That was of great assistance.

Thanks again


Heather Driscoll

Really enjoyable, great friendly staff. Could do with better directions at Green Island for where the best snorkelling is when you only have a 2 hour stop over every minute counts. Pontoon and semi sub fantastic. Outer reef is magnificent!! Loved it!!

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7.30am Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.
8:00am Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
8:30am Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for Green Island.