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Arriving at Green Island.

Cruise to beautiful Green Island off Cairns with Big Cat Cruises and enjoy a fun day filled of snorkeling, coral viewing or just relaxing, taking in the pleasures of this most pristine island on the Great Barrier Reef.

This is the best cruise to Green Island from Cairns and Big Cat Cruises includes many water sports activities for free.

I personally take this cruise every time I visit Cairns as I consider the snorkeling on the fringing coral reef, equal to any I have seen.

We always come away from Green Island with great underwater photos, as the variety of marine life is amazing.

Green Island JettySituated 27 kilometers off the coast from Cairns, Green Island is a protected National Park and is one of the most popular Islands visited by thousands each year.

Green Island has a resort with shops, change rooms and toilets that guests and day visitors may use, with cafe and dining facilities.

This fun day begins with an enjoyable cruise aboard the catamaran Big Cat from Cairns jetty to Green Island, that takes about 40 minutes.

A snorkeling demonstration is presented onboard during your cruise to Green Island and snorkeling gear provided for those wishing to take the opportunity to participate in this underwater adventure.

The fringing reef at Green Island is one of the best places to see an abundance of fish, turtles, giant clams and a wide range of coral formations. A really fantastic experience just a short way off the beach.

One of my personal favorite reefs for underwater photography. First time we snorkeled here we swam around with turtles. Awesome!

Green Island ParrotfishIf you don't do anything else, do yourself a favor and go snorkeling at Green island. You could swim with turtles just like we did, which is an experience you will never forget.

Look at this parrotfish. How could anyone eat a fish like this once you have snorkeled around with it for awhile. This is a good example of what you can see while snorkeling off the beach at green Island. Something quite special.

For those not so adventurous, there are many other enjoyable activities such as glass bottom boat tours, semi submarine coral viewing tour, nature walks on the specially constructed boardwalks around the island, or just soaking up the sun on this idyllic paradise.

The resort hire shop has canoes, surf skis, sailboards and other beach stuff that you can hire and enjoy.

There are various Big Cat cruise packages with hotel pickup, buffet lunch and fabulous fun filled activity options, with prices starting around $85.00 pp for a full day Cairns Green Island Cruise.