The Reef Rocket afternoon Half Day departs at 1pm and returns at 5pm. The Green Island Reef Rocket is a modern, comfortable, air-conditioned, high speed catamaran. Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns.
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.
Reef Rocket Special Family Pricing
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up to date family pricing for your group.
- Infants (3 Years & Under) travel free
- Children (4 - 14 years) Half Price
- Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) 1 Child travels free
Reef Rocket Afternoon Green island Options
- Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment
- Return ferry transfers, Glass Bottom Boat OR Snorkel equipment and Semi-Submersible
Snorkelling at Green Island
Snorkelling Green Island in the clear cool Great Barrier Reef island waters at your leisure from the beach. Enjoy the number one activity for passengers staying in Cairns, only 45 minutes away.
Mask, snorkel and fins are included with the hire of snorkel gear. Lycra suits and floatation vests are available for hire. On your journey to Green Island safe snorkel tips are given and there is a life guard service operating at the island.
No need to pay extra, our passengers can choose this equipment as part of their free inclusion or have the option of a Glass bottom boat tour instead.
Prescription masks available at no extra cost.
Glass Bottom Boat Option
Experience Green Island’s underwater world, part of the Great Barrier Reef on a 30 minute Glass Bottom Boat tour. View the diversity of the reefs coral gardens and their wonderful array of sea life with the added fun of lively fish feeding. A commentary by your driver enables you to learn about the Great Barrier Reef and the different types of corals and fish that can be found surrounding beautiful Green Island.
No need to pay extra, our passengers can choose this tour as part of their free inclusion or have the option of snorkeling equipment instead.
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.
The Reef Rocket afternoon Half Day departs at 1pm and returns at 5pm.
Please check in at The Big Cat Desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to your departure.