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Big Cat Green Island Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Explorer the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort on our Semi-Submarine… 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. Don't miss this exciting tour during your time at Green Island.



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A visit to the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular things to do in Cairns. Green Island is the perfect Great Barrier Reef tour where you have the option of a half day or full day cruise so you can snorkel, dive and swim in the clear island waters, view the spectacular reef on a coral viewing tour, explore Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach. Green Island is a coral cay and is readily identified from the air by its emerald rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

Cruise to Green Island with a range of tours from Cairns departing at 9am, 11am and 1pm daily and enjoy this tropical island paradise in Queensland's sunshine state.

From its home base in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, award winning and environmentally conscious Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full day and half day cruises.

Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Select from a range of activities including, Snorkelling, Semi-Submarine coral viewing tours, Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours, Seawalker Helmet Diving, Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving, Parasailing. Our friendly crew will help you organise your activities to make the most of your visit to Green Island.

If you are looking for other things to do in Cairns, you can also book a Combo Day Tour that combines a half day Great Barrier Reef cruise to Green Island with another popular half day tour. On offer are Combo tours combining, Skyrail, ballooning, rafting, Tjapukai Cultural Park, horseriding, ATV adventures, Cairns Wildlife Dome and more.

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Review date:   September 19, 2014 1:44PM
 
Review:   Recommended for: Families with small children, couples, water enthusiasts

Pros: While the negatives outweighed the positives in our experience, the pre boarding staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to recommend local places to grab a coffee and had a photographer to take pictures prior to boarding. .

Cons: While the pre-boarding service was friendly and knowledgeable, the on board experience was a nightmare. Treated like a cattle call, the crew was very short in temper and more often just plain out rude. In regards to dinning, a full lunch is offered at $20/person on their sister ship when you arrive at Green Island. Should you need a snack before then, there are beverages and snacks available for purchase on the ship. However should you have food restrictions, be prepared to have to deal with a staff who doesn't know what is in their food nor was willing to go check with the appropriate sources to verify. Mind you, I had previously emailed in advance to confirm our food allergies could be accommodated. In regards to activities, the choices of snorkeling and the glass bottom boat are included in your tour costs. However, there are more options (helicopter ride, etc) available at additional costs. We selected snorkeling and the rude service continued when asking a recommendation for interesting snorkel sights. The response of "if you don't see a turtle there, you must have been snorkeling with your eyes closed, or you're just blind" should never be given to a guest. Upon arrival at the island, the service continued to decline. While relaxing on the beach, a piece of our snorkel equipment was stolen. When asking for a lost a found or any assistance, no one seemed to want to assist us. Finally a third party, dive shop came to our rescue and replaced the piece free of charge. While getting a snack at the food court, the attendant closed the pull down shop front on my boyfriend's head, causing an injury. However not even an apology was given from the lady, and a separate employee had to come with ice. Our full day tour with Big Cat Cruises to Green Island was the biggest disappointment of our entire trip and is not recommended.

 
Travel Agent:  
Lynn Hakam, L & M Travel   Lynn Hakam
L & M Travel
Fountain Valley, CA US

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