Reef Rocket Green Island Info
REEF ROCKET GREEN ISLAND:
Tropical & enchanting Green Island is a beautiful Coral Cay located just 50 minutes on Reef Rocket off the coast of Cairns. Covered in Tropical Rainforest, surrounded by sandy white beaches and beautiful Coral Reefs, makes Green Island the ideal place to snorkel, swim or simply relax.
Green Island is ideal for families with children as the sandy beaches very gradually become deeper. A perfect place to practice snorkelling. There are also many shady retreats under trees. Activities for hire include canoes, surf skis or beach volleyball gear. Beach umbrellas and sunlounges are also available for hire.
What makes it Great?
- 3 daily departures to Green Island - 9am, 11am & 1pm
- Family Friendly and great for all ages
- Suitable for swimmers & non swimmers
Reef Rocket is a modern, comfortable, air-conditioned, high speed catamaran. Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns.
11am Tour Departures (4 hours at Green Island):
11am departure offers over 4 hours at Green Island
Reef Rocket departs at 11:00am, returning at 5:00pm
Departs Daily from Reef Fleet Terminal.
Check-in half hour prior at the Big Cat Green Island counter
11am departure tour options:
Pak 1: Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment
Pak 2: Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment and Hot/Cold Buffet lunch
Pak 3: Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment and Semi-Submersible
Pak 4: Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment, Hot/Cold Buffet lunch and Semi-Submersible
Hotel transfers can be booked additionally for a fee
Half Day Tour Departures (2 hours at Green Island):
Reef Rocket departs 09:00am, returning at 1:00pm
Reef Rocket departs 1:00pm, returning at 5:00pm
Departs Daily from Reef Fleet Terminal, check-in half hour prior at the Big Cat counter
9am & 1pm departure tour options:
Pak 5: Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment
Pak 6: Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment and Semi-Submersible
Hotel Transfers can be booked additionally for a fee
Optional Extras at an additional charge:
Pre-book your Semi-Submarine tour and save $10. Semi-Submarine is $30/person if booked on the day. Explore the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort on our Semi-Submersible… without even getting wet! Seated below water level, passengers are treated to a divers view of the coral reef and marine life with informative commentary by the crew and see the lively fish feeding. This vessel seats 27 passengers and cruises for 30 minutes.
No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef and its amazing marine life. Certified divers can enjoy spectacular dives at our specially selected sites.
Lycra suits and flotation vests available for hire.
- Scuba diving and Seawalker available on full day departures. Cert Diving only available on 9am departure.
- Minimum age for Seawalker and Scuba Diving is 12years old
- Certain medical conditions, medications and height restrictions may preclude some people from participating in optional in-water activities.
What to Bring:
Sunscreen, hat & sunglasses
Cash for drinks and snacks
WOW! This was an awesome day for us. Different ages, something for everyone. Friendly staff, they were amazing all throughout our tour. Service and facilities were tops! Thank you so much! So happy!
Posted By LIZ SEXTON
Keep up the good work, will recommend
Keep up the good work,we have recommended you guys to friends
Posted By Ken Sempf
Easy booking, fantastic customer service
Easy booking , great day out . Fantastic customer service
Posted By Elaine
a great trip
a great trip
Posted By James Peck
All in all very enjoyable experience for phone call to the trip.
Posted By Dennis Sultana
the semi-submarine is amazing
Posted By Annamaria Pasquinelli
Had a fantastic time
Had a fantastic time. Service and staff were knowledgeable. Weather was perfect. Will recommend to my friends
Posted By Karalee Judd
Thoroughly enjoyable and not too long. Staff were very helpful, informative and caring.
Posted By Tracey Scott-Jackson
Enjoyable day out
A thoroughly enjoyable day out
Posted By Jay Hewett
What a beautiful location to visit
What a beautiful location to visit and the freedom to be active or just relax. Well maintained and space for everyone.
Posted By Christine Georgiou
Brilliant day, beautiful island!
Posted By Viviana Manolache
The semi-submersible sub. was the highlight for us.
Posted By Neil Rogers
Had a lovely time
Had a lovely time and staff were very helpful
Posted By Eleanore Reichel
Big Cat Cruise boat/staff were good, lunch fantastic.
Big Cat Cruise boat/staff were good, lunch fantastic. Green Island itself overrated, lots of litter, facilities unclean. Tide was out so sadly had to walk on coral and sea creatures to get to a deeper spot for snorkelling. Cassuis the largest croc in captivity definately worth a visit.
Posted By Sue Miller
Absolutely enjoyed Green Island
Absolutely enjoyed Green Island with many activities to keep ourselves occupied throughout the day. The staff were very helpful and informative.
Posted By Richard Rowlands
s is more for family with young kids below 7 years.
If you have motion sickness, remember to take it before you board the cruise. This cruises is more for family with young kids below 7 years.
Posted By Tiffany T
Highlight of our trip
This was the highlight of our trip. Will consider going back.
Posted By Emma Chua
Big Cat was a fast and comfortable way of visiting Green Isl
The day-trip to Green Island was worth doing and the Big Cat was a fast and comfortable way of visiting Green Island.
The facilities were very good and staff were friendly and helpful. Lunch, served onboard, was tasty and plentiful with plenty of healthy and hearty options.
I would recommend the trip to my friends.
Posted By Michael Collier
Loved Green Island
Loved Green Island, overall experience was fantastic and highly enjoyable.
Posted By Mrs B.
We had a very good time
We had a very good time on Green Island and we like to come back soon and spend more time there.Keep up the good job.
Posted By Ana Pavel
This was such an enjoyable experience for both of us. To be among happy people who genuinely liked to be of a service to us made everything even more perfect.
Posted By Dianne Savage
Had a great day
Had a great day with our two boys. The only thing we missed out on was the family fun pack from the tour even though they said our boys would get a certificate at the end of the day. The food was really nice and lots of it. Even though the weather was overcast for most of the day, it did not make the day dull.It is a must do day out especially if you have young children!
Posted By Sarah
staff were really wonderful
staff were really wonderful and extremely helpful with our 6month old!
Posted By Marie Claire De Vito
enjoyed every moment
Wonderful friendly staff, lovely food (needed to have more out), enjoyable journey to and from Green Island (bit slow though). Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed every moment, needed more time.
Posted By Tammey Chappel
Overall good experience
Overall good experience. The crew were friendly, helpful and timely.
Posted By Mehmud Sharif
Close to Cairns
Everyone was friendly and the green shirt staff were helpful and informative. The reef was fantastic and so close to Cairns.
Posted By Julie & Frank Cotterell
We really enjoyed ourselves and your crew members went out of their way to help us enjoy our visit; our only complaint is that the submersible seating is not really meant for two persons; other than that it was an amazing journey underwater.
Posted By Graham Mitchell
very well planned
The trip was very well planned by the agent and will again only travel with Travstar
Posted By Kripa Murthy
A very pleasant day
A very pleasant day - well organised - thank you
Posted By Joan Barber
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Green Island and Far North Qld. The websites we researched were very informative and we were able to book all of our tours online before leaving home. The catamaran was very comfortable and the special touch of the souvenir boarding photo was great too!! Highly recommend this day trip. P.S dont forget the sunblock!!!
Posted By Pamela Skinner
The Big Cat ship is certainly the slowest of all the Reef fleet, the time spent on the Green Island would be much longer with some faster equipment ;-) Other than that we had a wonderful day and experience. Definitely great memories from that trip!
Posted By Jacob Zimmermann
Great trip! Would recommend to other.
Posted By Patricia Lake
There was some confusion when checking-in at the Big Cat desk as it firstly was computerised as a half-day trip...other than that we enjoyed the Green island experience as a once-in-a-lifetime happening.
Posted By Joan Darcy
Everything was excellent.
Thanks very much. Everything was excellent.
Posted By Joachim Karseboom
Everything went to plan
Everything went to plan and all staff were fun, curteous and helpful.
Posted By Jan Blee & Marina Durban
we didnt have very good weather
Unfortunately we didnt have very good weather on the day and very windy. Green Island is lovely but unless you want to scuba dive there is not much else to do there, particularly if the weather is not good.
Posted By Diane Worthington
plenty to see
Worhwhile going to Green Island as closest destination on reef, rather than miss out on any of reef; plenty to see in the water, recommend semi submersible.
Posted By JM
More details about parking near the Reef wharf including parking fees and the need for change for the meters would have been helpful.
Posted By Brian Hill
A lovely day that was well organised with friendly staff. The lunch was delicious as well. The loud music/movie detracted somewhat on the journey over.
Posted By Maxine van Zuylen
great value for money
Had a great day on the reef, staff were helpful and charming. Plenty to do and see, great value for money.
Posted By Megan Bennett
one of the best days
This was one of the best days out my family has ever had - helped by the perfect weather and spectacular surroundings. The door to door transport was a real bonus.
Posted By Jenny Powell
Had a great day
Had a great day on a great boat with friendly crew.
Posted By Kerry Gray
Reef Rocket Green Island Rates
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