Green Island and Horse Riding

Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 45 minutes ferry trip from Cairns.

This tropical island is covered in rainforest and surrounded by sandy beaches and coral reefs.

See Green Island your way choose between glass-bottom boat tour or use of snorkelling equipment.

The friendly crew will help you to organise your day on the journey out to maximise your time on Green Island.

Once on the island, you can relax on the beach, take a walk through the rainforest or experience the reef with your snorkel gear or glass-bottom boat.

There are no designated snorkel sessions, so you will have the freedom to spend as much or as little time in the water as you like.

There are multiple options for lunch – visit one of the restaurants on the island or pack your picnic.

Horse Riding

Visit a working sugar cane farm and an 18-acre billabong abundant with native wildlife. You will meet resident geese, peacocks and ducks while exploring the area.

This tour offers a safe and relaxing way to meander through mangrove wetland, rainforest pockets, sugarcane fields and native bush.

The horses are friendly, with a calm nature that suits riders of all ages and skill levels.

No experience necessary.


Two tours in 1 day

If you would like to maximise your time in Cairns by combining both these tours in the same day, select the same date of travel for both tours and then the 8:45 am Horse Riding tour and the 1:00 pm Green Island departure.

We will arrange for you to be picked up from your hotel (please advise) for your horse ride, and then you will be dropped off at the Reef Fleet Terminal for check-in for Green Island.


Additional Information

Check-in for your Green Island tour will close 30 minutes before your departure time. Please check-in at the Great Adventures desk in the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

Please let us know where you will be staying in Cairns so we can arrange your pick up and drop off for the Horse Riding tour.

Fare Conditions

  • Child Fare 4-14 years inclusive (minimum age is four years)
  • Family Fare is two adults and two children
  • All prices are AUD and include GST

If you would like to know more about our Green Island and Horse Riding tour, please Contact Us.


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The jetty at Green Island

Green Island Reef Cruise

Half Day

Up to 3 hours island time, 3 departures daily. Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or use of snorkel equipment.


cairns horse riding

Horse Riding Cairns

Horse Riding Half Day

Experience the joys of horse-riding through the Aussie bush, Rainforest, Sugar-cane fields and Wetlands all in one ride




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