Water activity

Green Island Fly & Cruise Package

4.8 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
Water activity

Green Island Fly & Cruise Package

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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From US$ 214.28 per person

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Experience the best of both worlds! Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green Island, and the Great Barrier Reef on a Reef Hopper flight, before departing on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island with Big Cat on board Reef Rocket.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef from above on our 40min Reef Hopper scenic flight
  • Admire the views through your guaranteed window seat on our high-wing aircraft
  • See a bird's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, including Green Island, Palm Cove and Arlington Reef
  • Explore Green Island on Big Cat's full day adventure cruise with buffet lunch and glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkelling included.
  • Enjoy courtesy bus transfers to/from Cairns City
  • Listen to the complimentary in-flight pilot commentary
Full description
Experience the best of both worlds with this Fly and Cruise package. GSL Aviation have partnered with Big Cat Green Island to offer an amazing full-day experience. Start your day with a birds-eye view of Cairns, Green Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. Soar overhead with GSL Aviation aboard a high-wing aircraft, with guaranteed window seats for everyone on-board. The 40 minute ‘Reef Hopper’ flight departs Cairns Airport and gives you an appreciation of the region that you can only get from the air. Following the flight and your complimentary bus transfer, you’ll find yourself at the Cairns Reef Terminal ready to depart on a full day adventure cruise to Green Island with Big Cat on board Reef Rocket. Your full day cruise includes everything you need for the day, with a range of extras and activities available for no extra charge. Included in your cruise is a buffet lunch, and glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkel equipment hire. On top of your tour inclusions are other activities on Green Island such as self-guided walks and fish feeding. After your entertaining afternoon, cruise back to the Cairns Reef Terminal where your tour concludes. *Please note that a return transfer is extra and can be booked with Big Cat on your day of travel if required.
  • 40 minute Reef Hopper flight
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Fleet of high-wing aircraft for excellent visibility
  • Full day Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkel equipment hire
  • Self-guided walks and fish feeding
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • 100% cancellation fee applies for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours.
    • All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight or a full refund will be given. GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type.
    • Children under 3 years old are considered infants, and travel free of charge on a paying adults lap. Contact GSL for any clarification.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 33 reviews

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    Wonderful day. Dave, our pilot was so knowledgable and friendly. We saw a pod of dolphins which was amazing. The trip across to Green Island following our flight was smooth and effortless. Good was good and plenty of it. We saw small sharks, titles and of course heaps of beautiful fish. All in all it was a perfect day.

    November 13, 2022

    Perfectly shared tour - with a 40-minute flight, plenty of time to admire the Great Barrier Reef. The pilot made it possible for all 6 passengers to get the best view. The second part went just as smoothly. The crew of the ferry was super nice - Green Island was very spacious, so there was enough space for everyone. Lots of fish and even a sea turtle sighted while snorkeling. So all in all a perfect day.

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    November 3, 2022

    Flight with GSL aviation pilot Dave, was amazing!! Highlight of our trip! Cruise to green island was good overall. It was hard to hear the safety demonstrations and island info on the boat going there. There was confusion about what I had picked out of snorkelling and glass bottom boat. Was told I’d have to pay extra to do both yet the party of 3 men that were served after me got to do both for free with no extra charge. Green island was beautiful, one lot of snorkel gear was broken though. Buffet lunch was fine, could have had more of a variety of Australian cuisine though rather than Indian/Asian.

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    October 15, 2022

    Product ID: 86042