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Cairns Island Tours

Welcome, please note we are currently operating reduced opening hours.

Tourism activities are returning to normal and it's still a great time to visit the region. Please note that there are limited departure days for certain tours so for information and bookings, please contact us on (07) 4047 9123 between 10am - 2pm daily. Alternately, you can email us at shields@cairnstouristinformation.com.au

We look forward to hearing from you.

There are daily tours operating to the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, Australia. Including Green Island, Fitzroy Island and the Frankland Islands. Our Islands are a great family tour option, kids and adults alike will enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the sheltered waters, playing on the beautiful beaches and exploring the Islands rainforest.

Professional operators provide safe, environmentally friendly service with many different activities on offer such as scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours. Our Islands are also great options for couples, the elderly, non swimmers, and those that just want to relax on a beautiful tropical Island.

*Frankland Islands Tour


Rates from: $219

You can be part of a select few when you cruise in our new catamaran to this uninhabited & pristine island south of Cairns.  Snorkel, dive and explore the island with our friendly crew and only 100 guests maximum.

Cairns' best kept secret - you won't be disappointed!

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3 Day Reef Pass


Rates from: $545

For those wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef as much as possible in a variety of ways but do not want to stay out on the reef overnight during their stay in Cairns and/or Port Douglas . This company owns many boats, over 3 separate days you can visit the reef from a pontoon, sailing boat, island, or just go directly out to snorkel and dive various reef locations.

As they own vessels both in Cairns and Port Douglas it is excellent for people wanting to see the reef from 2 vantage points in Far North Queensland.

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BIG CAT - Green Island


Rates from: $99

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on the inner part of the Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & coral reefs with a variety of marine life. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is locally owned and operated and offers you the choice of full day or half day cruises.

 

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Cairns Discovery Tours & Packages


Rates from: $87

Discover Cairns as you explore the city’s rich history, glimpses of its cultural heritage and iconic landmarks. Visit St Monica’s Cathedral and the breath-taking stained glass windows and also visit the Cairns History Museum. Discover the unique flora of the tropics – exotic herbs, spices and valuable timber trees. Enjoy a guided walk through the Botanical Gardens and delight in our stunning city and mountain views and visit Stunning Palm Cove.

You can package this tour with Green Island or the Cairns Aquarium to make the most of your day!

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Cairns Great Day Out Package - Green Island & Cairns Discovery Tours


Rates from: $187

This great 1 Day Package combines a morning half day visit to Green Island (2 hours on Island) and an afternoon Cairns City Sights Tour.  A great afternoon sightseeing tour taking in all the key attractions in and around Cairns with your own personal guide. Main attractions include St Monicas Cathedral, Flecker Botanic Gardens, stunning lookouts, lower Barron Falls, Suprise Creek Falls and Palm Cove Beach.

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Coral Expeditions - 3 Nights Cairns - Pelorus Islands - Cairns


Rates from: $1557.5

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This is local quality cruising at its best. Designed for those wanting to see and access into locations that other commercial vessels do not go, for example Pelorus Island and Nathan Reef, and if the weather is permitting this is also the only commercial vessel that can go through the Hinchinbrook Channel. This 3 night expedition with a maximum of 44 guests is sure to delight.

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Coral Expeditions - 4 Nights Cairns-Lizard Island-Cairns


Rates from: $2014.5

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This is local quality cruising at its best. Designed for those wanting to see and access the infamous northern Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns and Port Douglas as well as the exclusive reef off Lizard Island. This 4 night expedition with a maximum of 44 guests is sure to delight those wanting more emphasis on snorkelling, relaxation and luxury. Diving is available although the trip is not focussed on diving.

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Coral Expeditions - 7 Nights Cairns-Pelorus Is-Lizard Is-Cairns


Rates from: $3229.5

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This is local quality cruising at its best. the southern itinerary is designed for those wanting to see and access into locations that other commercial vessels do not go, for example Pelorus Island and Nathan Reef, and if the weather is permitting this is also the only commercial vessel that can go through the Hinchinbrook Channel. The northern itinerary is designed for those wanting to see and access the infamous northern Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns and Port Douglas as well as the exclusive reef off Lizard Island. This 7 night expedition with a maximum of 44 guests is sure to delight those wanting more emphasis on snorkelling, relaxation and luxury.

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Fitzroy Island Adventures (ex RT)


Rates from: $79

Fitzroy Island is located only 45 mintute from Cairns by fast catamaran. Fitzroy Island is one of 600 "Continental" or "High" islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise.

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Fitzroy Island Ferry


Rates from: $82

This vessel is owned by Fitzroy Island and acts as the transfer service for those wanting to visit the island. They do give the option to hire snorkel gear and/or do a glass bottom boat tour whilst on the island.

Departs the mainland at: 0800 - 1100 - 1330 (it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the island).

Leaves the island at: 0930 - 1215 - 1700 (it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the island).

 

 

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Great Adventures - Green Island


Rates from: $88

This company provides three daily departure times to Green Island.  A Green Island visit is perfect for holiday makers with limited time offering a half day experience, or if you prefer spend all day - up to 7 hours on a tropical island paradise!  With a range of exciting optional activities, Green Island has something for everyone. 

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Great Adventures - Green Island + Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon


Rates from: $279

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. A day of adventure and discovery continues onto a spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise to our mulit-level reef activity platform. Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, our spacious platform features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers, sundeck, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform.

Discover what the Outer Barrier Reef has to offer from our exciting Reef Pontoon.

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Lizard Island Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $840

Venture north for the day filled with some of the most spectacualr scenery between Cairns to Lizard Island.  Lizard Island is an exclusive private island offering the single most pristine snorkeling for the Great Barrier Reef, here you will enjoy a swim and snorkel along with a tasty tropical lunch.  After leaving Lizard Island we will fly over Cooktown and the Black Mountains as we continue our way back to Cairns.  Flying along the coast over dense World Heritage Rainforest, Bloomfield River, Daintree National Park and Port Douglas.

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Sail Ocean Free - Inner Reef & Green Island


Rates from: $235

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A quality sailing vessel carrying a maximum of 25 guests that travels to Pinnacle Reef and Green Island.  Our friendly attentive crew will ensure you have a personal and memorable experience.  Enjoy snorkelling off the boat, relaxing on the beach at Green Island, watch the fish feed demonstration, listen to an informative reef talk by our marine interpreter and enjoy the delicious lunch and a complimentary wine on the sail home.

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