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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Green Island, a world famous coral cay, offers a complete Great Barrier Reef and tropical island experience – all on the one day.

Activities offered include snorkelling, semi-submarine and glass bottom boat coral viewing tours, introductory and certified diving, Aussie Buffet lunch, and time to explore Green Island National Park or simply relax on the white sandy beach. Green Island also offers a range of optional activities including Beach Hire, Marineland Melanesia (a fascinating walk through nautical museum featuring live crocodiles and aquariums) and an underwater observatory.

Reef cruises operate daily from Cairns and Palm Cove, in Tropical North Queensland, with a choice of full day or half day cruises.

Big Cat Green Island Tours offer affordable reef cruises with a quality product and friendly and helpful service for the long term, committed crew. The vessels, ‘Big Cat’ and ‘Reef Rocket’ are modern air-conditioned catamarans offering the ultimate in comfort. Hotel coach transfers are offered.

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is a family owned reef cruise company with over 20 years of experience in offering cruises to the Great Barrier Reef. The Wallace family have operated in Port Douglas since 1979 and has owned ‘Big Cat’ since 1990.

Touring Options

Big Cat Full Day With Aussie Buffet Lunch

The full day tour cruises to Green Island aboard the “Big Cat”. There is a reef and snorkel presentation en route. You will have five and a half hours to enjoy Green Island, with an Aussie Buffet lunch included. There is a free choice of the use of snorkelling gear for the day or a glass bottom boat tour. Fish feeding display included.

Big Cat Full Day with Aussie Buffet Lunch and Semi-Sub

The full day cruise to Green Island is aboard the “Big Cat” with Reef and Snorkel presentation en route. You will have five and a half hours to enjoy Green Island with an Aussie Buffet lunch and semi-submarine tour included. You have a free choice of the use of snorkelling gear for the day or a glass bottom boat tour. Fish feeding display included.

Reef Rocket Palm Cove with Aussie Buffet Lunch and Semi-Sub

Depart from Palm Cove jetty and cruise to Green Island aboard the “Reef Rocket” with reef and snorkel presentation en route. You will have four and a half hours to enjoy Green Island with Aussie Buffet lunch included. The tour includes a semi-submarine tour and free choice of the use of snorkelling gear for the day or a glass bottom boat tour. Free fish feeding display included.

Reef Rocket half day with Semi-Sub

Cruise to Green Island aboard the ‘Reef Rocket’ with reef and snorkel presentation en route. You will have two and a half hours to enjoy Green Island with a semi-submarine tour included. You will have a free choice of the use of snorkelling gear for the day or a glass bottom boat tour. Free fish feeding display included.

Reef Rocket Palm Cove with Aussie Buffet Lunch

Cruise from Palm Cove jetty to Green Island aboard the ‘Reef Rocket’, with reef and snorkel presentation en route. You will have four and a half hours to enjoy Green Island, with Aussie Buffet lunch included and free choice of the use of snorkelling gear for the day or a glass bottom boat tour. Fish feeding display included.

Activites and Experiences at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

  • Cruising
  • Flora
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling to view the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Swimming Swimming in the cool, clear island waters.
  • Animal Viewing Great Barrier Reef fish life and island birdlife.
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Checkin Desk Located at the Reef Fleet Terminal.
  • Public phone Available on Green Island.
  • Public toilet Available aboard both vessels and on Green Island.
  • Taxi rank
  • Waiting Area
  • Active
  • Adventure Snorkelling and diving.
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach Idyllic coral cay island with white sandy beach.
  • Cruise Cruise aboard modern air-conditioned catamaran.
  • Diving
  • Educational Learn about the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna Ocean and island fauna and tropical island flora.
  • Island
  • Marine
  • National Park Green island is a National Park Island.
  • Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Water based
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • Tourism Council Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Japan Travel Bureau
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off Transfers are available on request.
  • Interpreter Service Japanese and Chinese
  • Meet & Greet
  • Pickup
  • Toilet On board and at the Island.
  • Coach Air-conditioned – pick up and drop off service provided.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Coral viewing tours with fish feeding and full commentary.
  • Motor Vessel Modern, air-conditioned catamarans.

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