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Cairns Island Tours

There are daily tours operating to the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, including Green Island, Fitzroy Island and the Frankland Islands. Our Islands are a great family tour option, kids and adults alike will enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the sheltered waters, playing on the beautiful beaches and exploring the Islands rainforest.

Professional operators provide safe, environmentally friendly service with many different activities on offer. Our Islands are also great options for couples, the elderly, non swimmers, and those that just want to relax on a beautiful tropical Island.

1 Day Package - 30 Minute Hot Air Balloon Flight + Green Island (BC)


Rates from: $354

This Cairns Holiday Package combines a trip to Green Island with an early morning Hot Air Ballooning tour - all in one day.

Experience Australia's biggest hot air ballooning fleet as you float gently from dawn, over the Atherton Tablelands, where it is just like a balloon festival everyday. You will love your 30 minute balloon flight.

Your visit to Green Island allows you 4 hours at the Island and included is the choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour. "Reef Rocket" is a modern comfortable air-conditioned highspeed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns.

 

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3 Day Reef Pass


Rates from: $507.5

For those wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef as much as possible in a variety of ways but do not want to stay out on the reef overnight during their stay in Cairns and/or Port Douglas . This company owns many boats, over 3 separate days you can visit the reef from a pontoon, sailing boat, island, or just go directly out to snorkel and dive various reef locations.

As they own vessels both in Cairns and Port Douglas it is excellent for people wanting to see the reef from 2 vantage points in Far North Queensland.

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BIG CAT - Green Island


Rates from: $94

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on the inner part of the Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & coral reefs with a variety of marine life. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is locally owned and operated and offers you the choice of full day or half day cruises.  Departing Cairns at 9am, 11am and 1pm daily.

 

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Cairns Big Day Out Package - Green Island & Cairns Discovery Tours


Rates from: $179

This great 1 Day Package combines a morning half day visit to Green Island (2 hours on Island) and an afternoon Cairns City Sights Tour.  A great afternoon sightseeing tour taking in all the key attractions in and around Cairns with your own personal guide. Main attractions include St Monicas Cathedral, Flecker Botanic Gardens, stunning lookouts, lower Barron Falls, Suprise Creek Falls and Palm Cove Beach.

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Cairns Discovery Tours & Packages


Rates from: $85

Discover Cairns as you explore the city’s rich history, glimpses of its cultural heritage and iconic landmarks. Visit St Monica’s Cathedral and the breath-taking stained glass windows. Discover the unique flora of the tropics – exotic herbs, spices and valuable timber trees. Enjoy a guided walk through the Botanical Gardens and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea. Delight in our stunning city and mountain views and visit Stunning Palm Cove.

You can package this tour with the choice of Green Island, Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise or Tjapukai Cultural Park for the ultimate day out in Cairns.

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CE 3 Nights Cairns - Pelorus Islands - Cairns


Rates from: $1444.5

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This is local quality cruising at its best. Designed for those wanting to see and access into locations that other commercial vessels do not go, for example Pelorus Island and Nathan Reef, and if the weather is permitting this is also the only commercial vessel that can go through the Hinchinbrook Channel. This 3 night expedition with a maximum of 44 guests is sure to delight.

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CE 4 Nights Cairns-Lizard Island-Cairns


Rates from: $1872.5

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This is local quality cruising at its best. Designed for those wanting to see and access the infamous northern Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns and Port Douglas as well as the exclusive reef off Lizard Island. This 4 night expedition with a maximum of 44 guests is sure to delight those wanting more emphasis on snorkelling, relaxation and luxury. Diving is available although the trip is not focussed on diving.

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CE 7 Nights Cairns-Pelorus Is-Lizard Is-Cairns


Rates from: $2940.5

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BOOK 1 ADULT AT FULL PRICE AND GET 50% OFF TICKET PRICE FOR 2ND ADULT

This is local quality cruising at its best. the southern itinerary is designed for those wanting to see and access into locations that other commercial vessels do not go, for example Pelorus Island and Nathan Reef, and if the weather is permitting this is also the only commercial vessel that can go through the Hinchinbrook Channel. The northern itinerary is designed for those wanting to see and access the infamous northern Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns and Port Douglas as well as the exclusive reef off Lizard Island. This 7 night expedition with a maximum of 44 guests is sure to delight those wanting more emphasis on snorkelling, relaxation and luxury.

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Fitzroy Island Ferry


Rates from: $78

This vessel is owned by Fitzroy Island and acts as the transfer service for those wanting to visit the island. They do give the option to hire snorkel gear and/or do a 30 minute glass bottom boat tour whilst on the island.

The times of departure from the mainland daily are: 0800 - 1100 - 1330 (it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the island).

The return times leaving the island are: 0930 - 1215 - 1700

Note: During February and March each year the 11am service over and 1215pm service return does not operate.

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Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking Tour


Rates from: $139

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island by sea kayak. This fully guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy. After transferring to Fitzroy Island by fast catamaran, have a safety briefing before taking to the water to explore this remote island's hidden delights and private beaches. Enjoy a well-earned, hearty picnic lunch on a secluded beach and snorkel the island reefs, or laze in the sun before paddling back to our departure point for the journey home.

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Frankland Islands Cruise & Dive


Rates from: $176

You can be part of a select few when you cruise in our new catamaran to this group of uninhabited and undeveloped island south of Cairns. Snorkel, dive and explore the island with our friendly crew and no more than 100 other guests. Experience Cairns' best-kept secret - you won't be disappointed!

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GA - Green Island


Rates from: $93

This company provides three daily departure times to Green Island.  A Green Island visit is perfect for holiday makers with limited time offering a half day experience, or if you prefer spend all day - up to 7 hours on a tropical island paradise!  With a range of exciting optional activities, Green Island has something for everyone. 

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GA - Green Island + Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon


Rates from: $258.5

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. A day of adventure and discovery continues onto a spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise to our mulit-level reef activity platform. Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, our spacious platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform.

Discover what the Outer Barrier Reef has to offer from our exciting Reef Pontoon.

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GBR Heli - Green Island Scenic Flight Packages


Rates from: $198

Green Island is a very popular destination.  You can view the Island and Reef during a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from Green Island, or you can also be transferred via helicopter from Cairns to or from Green Island.  Experience spectacular views of Cairns, the coastline and the Great Barrier Reef during your 20 minute helicopter transfer to or from Cairns.  Fly/Cruise Packages will also allow you time to explore the Island's rainforest gardens, crystal blue waters and white coral beaches. Snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours are also available.

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Lizard Island Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $766

Venture north for the day filled with some of the most spectacualr scenery between Cairns to Lizard Island.  Lizard Island is an exclusive private island offering the single most pristine snorkeling for the Great Barrier Reef, here you will enjoy a swim and snorkel along with a tasty tropical lunch.  After leaving Lizard Island we will fly over Cooktown and the Black Mountains as we continue our way back to Cairns.  Flying along the coast over dense World Heritage Rainforest, Bloomfield River, Daintree National Park and Port Douglas.

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OFree - Inner Reef & Green Island


Rates from: $205

A quality sailing vessel carrying a maximum of 25 guests that travels to Pinnacle Reef and Green Island.  Our friendly attentive crew will ensure you have a personal and memorable experience.  Enjoy snorkelling off the boat, relaxing on the beach at Green Island, watch the fish feed demonstration, listen to an informative reef talk by our marine interpreter and enjoy the delicious lunch and a complimentary wine on the sail home.

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Overnight Fitzroy Island & Outer Reef Package (RT)


Rates from: $413.5

This is a great value overnight package that incorporates 2 days/1 night spent on the lovely Fitzroy Island, as well as a day visit to the Outer Barrier Reef.  You also have the option to upgrade to a 3 day/2 night package.

Day 1 - Ferry transfers, packed picnic lunch, snorkel gear, glass bottom boat tour, ocean trampoline, paddle skis, stand up paddle boards are all included for you - as well as 1 night accommodation at Fitzroy Island Resort. 

Day 2 - Visit the Outer Barrier Reef with Sunlover Reef Cruises who will pick you up directly from Fitzroy Island in the mid morning and travel to their Pontoon at Moore Reef.  Here you will enjoy snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour, semi submersible boat tour and buffet lunch before returning to Cairns  at 5.30pm.

Optional Extra Day/Night

Day 3 - You have the option to return to Fitzroy Island for a second night after your Sunlover Reef Cruise Trip on day 2, instead of remaining onboard through to Cairns.  This will give you not only an extra night/day on the Island, but also the use again of the snorkel gear, paddle skis and stand up paddle boards.  Fitzroy Island also has a turtle rehibilitation centre you can visit (own cost), and there are a variety of self guided walks you can do at the Island.

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Raging Thunder - Fitzroy Island


Rates from: $78

Fitzroy Island is located only 45 mintute from Cairns by fast catamaran and yet it is one of the most unspoilt islands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island is one of 600 "Continental" or "High" islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise.  This company has a full day option or a half day option.

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WUC Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Rates from: $99

This unique stand up paddle boarding company offers a variety of locations to visually enjoy your surroundings whilst doing a serene activity you will love. Visit a beautiful blue volcanic crater lake, or make your way down along a river, or visit an idyllic island to enhance this amazing activity.

 

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