Green Island Snorkeling

The 16th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

Northeast off the coast of Cairns, the snorkelling off Green Island is well known for encounters with stingrays, turtles and occasional migrating humpback whales. The water depth varies from 3 to 30 feet deep.

On this coral cay, the best Green Island snorkeling is off the eastern side of the island where there are healthy coral gardens. Keep an eye out for giant clams and sponges. The fringing coral reef is directly accessible from shore. Watch for the migrating humpback whales from June to October.

Green Island is located about 29km north east of Cairns. There is a fast catamaran service (45 minutes) direct from Cairns.

Overall, Green Island is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 37 snorkeling dives in Queensland.

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Local Contact(s):  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park + 61 7 4750 0700; Pro Dive Cairns +61 7 4031 5255; Diving Cairns Reef Tours +61-7-4041-7535.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Jun - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Green Island Resort +61-7-40313300

Reference Source:  click here http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/

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Date Updated:  6/22/2016

ID:  24701

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