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Green Island Half Day Cruise Tour
- Reef Rocket: Take a comfortable and fast catamaran from Cairns to Green Island. The boat trip takes 45 minutes each way and offers fantastic views of amazing scenery.
- Green Island: This coral cay is part of the Great Barrier Reef. Walk the boardwalk, be dazzled by the rainforest, check out the water, or stroll the white sandy beach.
- Ocean fun: Try Seawalker helmet diving – walk along the ocean floor and see coral reefs and marine life. Or stay dry and take a semi-submarine coral reef tour.
About This Cairns Tour
Welcome to paradise. Imagine beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and clownfish straight out of Finding Nemo. That's Green Island. It is a coral cay that is part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef. The reef is also the world's largest ‘thing’ even bigger than the Great Wall of China, and it is the only living organism that can be seen from outer space.
As vast as the Great Barrier Reef is, Green Island is small, its circumference is less than a mile. But there is a lot to see in it, from a rainforest to marine life to boardwalks, and it all begins with your ride from Cairns to Green Island aboard the plush Reef Rocket catamaran. As you enjoy the splendid ocean views, listen to a fun presentation about coral reefs or get schooled on how to snorkel.
Then let your island adventure begin. Either snorkeling gear or a glass-bottom boat tour is included with the price of your admission (of course you may do both, for an extra fee.) A semi-submarine coral view tour will enchant you. Looking for something different? Give Seawalker helmet diving a try, ideal for novices, or traditional diving. No matter what you choose, let the marvelous marine life dazzle you.
Don’t forget to explore the island's natural treasures, including a rainforest and Marineland Melanesia, a popular park with reef aquariums, marine turtles, primitive tribal art, and an astounding collection of crocodiles. Yes, Green Island is paradise found.
So that's why they call it the Great Barrier Reef
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on earth. So just how big is it? It is as big as the United Kingdom, Holland, and Switzerland combined. It is half the size of Texas, and roughly the same size as Italy, Japan, or Germany. And the length of the Great Barrier Reef is about the same distance as Vancouver to the Mexican border. Better pack a lunch.
On a cruise ship? Meet your driver on the pier, in front of the ship. Please look for the GoBe Representative holding our logo sign with your name. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
Coral viewing and glass bottom boat activities are subject to the weather. Take precautions against seasickness with over-the-counter medication one hour before the tour if you are susceptible. Depending on tides it may be necessary to embark/disembark from different levels on the boat. Dress in layers - it can get chilly on the water.
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility, able to get on and off the boat without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Boat Tour, Beach, Family Friendly, Water Sports
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
We can accommodate you if your mobility is limited and you use a folding wheelchair with at least 7 days' advanced notice, providing you are not travelling solo and have someone along to assist you.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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