The Great Barrier Reef is one of Cairns’ most visited attractions. Set just off the coast of the vibrant city, this World Heritage site and incredible natural wonder promises visitors a magical landscape filled with stunning islands, ancient coral reefs, and mesmerising sea creatures.
In the middle of it all sits Green Island, a magnificent coral cay just 27km from the coast of Cairns. As well as boasting a lush rainforest and an array of native critters, the island is surrounded by a coral reef packed full of interesting scenery.
While a lot of people choose to go diving and snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, there is another way you can explore this part of the world without having to get your feet wet (or any other part of you, for that matter).
For visitors who don’t want to venture below the sea’s surface, but still want to enjoy all the beauty on offer in this part of Australia, there is always the glass bottom boat.
Glass Bottom Boat Tours on Green Island
These adventures give you the chance to marvel at the colourful underwater world from the safety of a boat – or a semi-submarine, as we like to call it.
Glass bottom boat tours take place in an air-conditioned, comfortable boat. You’ll get to sit below water level so you are face-to-face with some of the Great Barrier Reef’s most magical scenes. As you go, you’ll experience the diverse selection of wildlife here and learn more about the coral reef and marine life from the experienced and knowledgeable crew.
If that wasn’t enough, you can partake in the lively fish feeding event, which sees shoals of fish swarm around the submarine. You can get involved in the feeding, or simply sit back and relax as the show unfolds around you.
The glass bottom boat tours of Green Island tend to last for around thirty minutes, giving you plenty of time to see the sights and learn more about this fascinating part of Australia, especially if you’re not so keen on diving or snorkelling, but still want to get up close and personal with the sea life.
You can pick up the glass bottom boat tour from Green Island, where you’ll then cruise out into the Great Barrier Reef and immerse yourself in the extreme display of natural beauty.