Green Island Daytrip from Cairns

Marine life at Green Island Australia
Last updated Jul 4, 2024
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See the Marine Life on the Great Barrier Reef

on a Day Trip to Green Island from Cairns

You can take a day trip to Green Island from Cairns Queensland.

Green Island is a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef.

See the vibrant green of the water near the Island.

Go on a glass-bottomed boat. And you can experience marine life on the Great Barrier Reef.

Green Island Day Trip

I caught a catamaran from the dock at Cairns to Green Island for about half a day.

Green Island was featured on the Amazing Race Australian 5 series.

The sixth leg was on Green Island. And, the contestants participated in a treasure hunt.

Island Holiday at the Resort

You can stay at the Green Island Resort.

It is set in the tropical rainforest.

You can base yourself there to experience activities on the Great Barrier Reef.

Things to Do on Green Island

Activities

Some of the Activities are

  • snorkeling
  • see the coral and marine life through a glass-bottomed boat
  • walk around the island in the rainforest
  • swimming
  • relax on the beach

The below picture has the glass-bottomed boat I rode in to see the marine life and coral reef at Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Get details for a catamaran trip from Cairns to Green Island where you can snorkel or go on a glass-bottomed boat to see the coral and marine life at Green Island.

Looking through the glass-bottomed boat at Green Island

Looking through the glass-bottomed boat

Glass-bottomed boats at Green Island

Glass-bottomed boats

Marine life & boat at Green Island

Marine life

Coral and Marine Life at Green Island

Marine life at Green Island off the coast of Queensland Australia
Great Barrier Reef at Green Island off the coast of Queensland Australia
Coral at Green Island off the coast Queensland Australia
Marine Life at Green Island off the coast of Queensland Australia
Marine Life at Green Island off the coast of Queensland Australia

Green Island

Coconut Palm on Green Island off the coast Queensland Australia

Coconut Palm

Birds on Green Island off the coast of Queensland Australia

Birds

Tourists on the Jetty at Green Island

Tourists At the Jetty

Where is Green Island?

Green Island is off the coast of Queensland near Cairns Australia.

You can view the location of Green Island on the map

Find Things to Do in Queensland

You may be interested in more travels about Queensland

Visit Daydream Island off the coast of Queensland, and find activities to do in my article.

Read about my experience at the 1980s Great Keppel Island Resort and compare it to what it is like now on the island.

I went on a cruise that stopped at Cairns, you can find activities to do at Cairns in my article.

What things interest you at Green Island? Leave a Comment!

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18 Comments

  1. Such a nice pleasant getaway surrounded by the might ocean. Coral and marine life at Green Island is a treat to the eyes. Thanks for sharing this lovely post. Great pictures!

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    • Thank you

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  2. I would love to take a glass bottomed boat ride to see those gorgeous views of Green Island and the reefs! What a great experience.

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    • Thank you. Yes, it’s great to see marine life.

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  3. I would love to come to Green Island and go snorkeling. The water looks amazing.

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    • Thank you. Yes, the water is so green. Hope you get to visit.

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  4. Would love to take this day trip to Green Island from Cairns. It’s so beautiful with so much to do.

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    • Thank you. Hope you get to visit.

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  5. Green Island looks amazing to explore. I think my whole family would love to go on the glass bottom boat ride to the reefs for sure.

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    • Thank you. Yes, it’s cool to see the marine life.

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  6. My daughter is a scuba diver and the Great Barrier Reef is on her bucket list! I’d love to see it, tho I don’t dive.
    This way, of going to Green Island from Cairns, sounds very do-able, thank you!

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    • Thank you Suz. Hope it’s not too long before your daughter visits the Great Barrier Reef. Yes, the glass-bottomed boats make it more accessible.

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  7. Green Island sounds amazing! It looks like a fun getaway!

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    • Thank you, Lisa

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  8. Visiting Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef would be amazing!! How nice to just be able to do a day trip.

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    • Thank you Julie

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  9. Green Island looks like a wonderful place for a day trip! I would love to experience the rainforest and the marine life!

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    • Thank you Kendra. It’s a wonder to experience.

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