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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Green Island  - Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Green Island is a tropical island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Cruises departs daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am & 1pm. Snorkel, dive, glass bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tour, relax and explore Green Island. Price includes snorkel equipment or a Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Children ag...

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Hinterland Aviation

Hinterland Aviation

In addition to our regular service to Cooktown we also provide flexible charters anytime, anywhere. Conducting over 5,000 flights per year and averaging 50,000 passengers, Hinterland Aviation operates at the highest safety standard in aviation! Our diverse clientele includes the likes of Ergon Energ...

WetRez Cameras

WetRez Cameras

Going to the Great Barrier Reef? Want to capture awesome images from the trip of a lifetime? See us first for the best photographic options on the world's greatest natural wonder! We specialize in Digital Underwater Camera Hire and Sales, with an emphasis on providing great service, quality products...

Zulu Game Fishing Charters

Zulu Gamefishing Charters and Levante Fishing Charters are based out of The Reef Marina, Port Douglas – the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We have a fleet of first class vessels available to mix and match at your disposal. We offer the most convenient private charter options to explore the wond...


DO YOU SEEK THE FULL SNORKEL EXPERIENCE, BUT ARE SHORT OF TIME? WITH SKEDADDLE IT IS POSSIBLE. The only half-day outer reef jet boat tour from Cairns. Combining swift travel to the outer reef, with the full snorkel experience. In only half a day, you will see everything you could see on a full...

About Half Day Reef Tours For Cairns

Make the most of your time in Cairns and see the Great Barrier Reef!

You cannot come to this amazing part of the world without visiting one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage protected Great Barrier Reef.  However if you only have a few days in Cairns and don’t want to miss out on anything this great region has to offer, half day tours are the perfect option. 

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises offer half day tour options departing daily to Green Island, with morning and afternoon options available.  Travelling to Green Island on the fast Reef Rocket catamaran, you will have up to two hours to spend on Green Island to experience this natural wonder.  While on Green Island you have the option of snorkelling, taking a glass bottom or semi-submersible boat tour, walk the Island rainforest boardwalk or simple relax on the golden sand.

Green Island is one of the most popular island destinations for visitors to Cairns.  Green Island is the only coral cay on the reef that is covered in rainforest and easily accessible being only a short boat transfer from the Reef Fleet terminal in Cairns.  Green Island is the perfect family destination, suitable for children of all ages who will enjoy the 400 types of coral and 1500 species of fish found in the waters only metres off the beach.

Combining half day tours are the best way to make the most of your day.  The possible itinerary combinations are very flexible.  This means you may want to experience Hot Air Ballooning in the morning and Green Island in the afternoon, or Green Island in the morning and White Water Rafting in the afternoon! Other half day tour options can include the Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Cairns Habitat Cruise, Tjapukai, ATVS, Horse riding and a City Sights Tour.

Coach transfers are available with tours from Cairns and Northern beaches accommodation at an additional charge.

Make the most of your visit to Cairns, and book your Half Day Great Barrier Reef tour today!