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From rushing rapids to serene seas, this epic, water-soaked tour invites you to take in the natural beauty of Green Island and the Barron River. Discover the magnificence of a 6,000 year-old coral cay, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and set off on a thrilling whitewater ride to cap off your day.

Board the Reef Rocket—a sleek, high-speed catamaran—and revel in the ride to spectacular Green Island, the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. On the way, listen as your expert guide goes over a snorkeling demonstration and provides information about the marine habitat.

Upon arrival, pull on your flippers and snorkel among the mosaic of ocean life below the crystal-clear waters of the cay, gliding by schools of sapphire damselfish, electric-colored anemones, and even majestic sea turtles. For an equally stunning experience, hop aboard the glass-bottom boat to peek into the spectacular underwater marine universe of neon-colored parrot fish and colonies of bottlebrush coral—all while staying dry.

Back on the mainland, travel by coach to the Barron River. Tune in to a safety briefing, then buckle your life jacket and clutch your oar as you tackle the grade-3 rapids heading downriver. While steering these whitewaters, be sure to admire the lush surrounding jungles and roaring waterfalls before concluding your day of adventure and returning to Cairns.

From rushing rapids to serene seas, this epic, water-soaked tour invites you to take in the natural beauty of Green Island and the Barron River. Discover the magnificence of a 6,000 year-old coral cay, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and set off on a thrilling whitewater ride to cap off your day.

Board the Reef Rocket—a sleek, high-speed catamaran—and revel in the ride to spectacular Green Island, the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. On the way, listen as your expert guide goes over a snorkeling demonstration and provides information about the marine habitat.

Upon arrival, pull on your flippers and snorkel among the mosaic of ocean life below the crystal-clear waters of the cay, gliding by schools of sapphire damselfish, electric-colored anemones, and even majestic sea turtles. For an equally stunning experience, hop aboard the glass-bottom boat to peek into the spectacular underwater marine universe of neon-colored parrot fish and colonies of bottlebrush coral—all while staying dry.

Back on the mainland, travel by coach to the Barron River. Tune in to a safety briefing, then buckle your life jacket and clutch your oar as you tackle the grade-3 rapids heading downriver. While steering these whitewaters, be sure to admire the lush surrounding jungles and roaring waterfalls before concluding your day of adventure and returning to Cairns.

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9 AM Tour with Cairns Hotel Pickup

Duration 10h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Enjoy a day of snorkeling on Green Island and whitewater rafting down the Barron River, plus hotel pickup from Cairns.
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$154.44

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9 AM Tour with Northern Beaches Hotel Pickup

Duration 10h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Enjoy a day of snorkeling on Green Island and whitewater rafting down the Barron River, plus hotel pickup from Northern Beaches.
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$155.94

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9 AM Tour: Family Rate with Cairns Hotel Pickup

Duration 10h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Enjoy a day of snorkeling on Green Island and whitewater rafting down the Barron River for 2 adults and up to 2 children (ages 13–14), plus hotel pickup from Cairns.
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$506.98

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9 AM Tour: Family Rate with Northern Beaches Hotel Pickup

Duration 10h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Enjoy a day of snorkeling on Green Island and whitewater rafting down the Barron River for 2 adults and up to 2 children (ages 13–14), plus hotel pickup from Northern Beaches.
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$510.71

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Whitewater Rafting & Reef Snorkeling Combo

Activity/Location

Green Island

Cairns

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Cairns Hotel Pickup

    Cairns

  • Northern Beaches Pickup

    Cairns


Highlights

  • World-class snorkeling & white-water rafting in a single day

  • Only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest

  • Abundant marine life including tropical fish & sea turtles

  • Chance to see underwater world from a glass-bottom boat

  • Grade-3 whitewater rafting down scenic Barron River


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise to Green Island

  • Whitewater rafting on the Barron River

  • Choice of snorkeling gear or glass-bottom boat tour

  • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Cairns or Northern Beaches hotels


Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Insurance levy of AU$25 payable on day of travel


Know Before You Book

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed.

  • Group rate applies to families of 2 adults and up to 2 children (ages 13–14). Any additional children require their own ticket.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Green Island, Cairns, Queensland Australia