A complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting tour that visits two of Tropical North Queensland's natural wonders – Green Island and the Outer Great Barrier Reef in one exciting day.
As you board the catamaran that will take you around the Great Barrier Reef, you'll be greeted with morning tea, including cake and coffee, until it's time to depart. Then, you'll take the fast 45-minute ride to beautiful Green Island and enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest island.
Green Island is a beautiful 6000-year-old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The island is approximately 12 hectares in size and is unique in that it has a reef and rainforest environment. Of the 300 coral cays in the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is the only one with a rainforest. It's also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including 55 species of birds, nearly 300 kinds of corals, plus sea turtles, fish, and dugongs.
Grab your snorkel gear and head to the lifeguard-patrolled beach to explore the marine world off the beach. Alternatively, take a stroll through the unique tropical rainforest, laze on the white coral sand beach or take part in some of the optional activities that Green Island has to offer.
Great Barrier Reef
Then, you’ll depart Green Island to continue your day of adventure and discovery with 3 hours onboard a spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef. The reef has some of the highest marine life diversity in the world, including 450 types of corals, 1500 types of fish, and 4000 types of molluscs.
The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel or dive in the refreshing waters, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch. The vibrant marine life of the reef awaits you.
In addition to your included activities, the activity platform also has a wide range of optional activities to choose from, such as scenic helicopter flights, diving, and scuba doo.
At the end of the day, as you depart the reef for Cairns, you'll enjoy cheese and biscuits served on the homeward journey.