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Cairns Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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How long is a glass bottom boat ride tour in Cairns?
The glass bottom boat tours last 30 minutes in total. Many reef boat companies offer glass bottom boat tours as part of their full day reef packages. However, if you are looking to maximise your time and don’t want to go all the way out to the outer Great Barrier Reef then the best glass bottom boat rides in Cairns are on Green Island and Fitzroy island. Big Cat offers half day Green Island tours, if you’re short on time or have morning/evening plans.

Are children able to go on the glass bottom boat tours to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns?
Absolutely glass bottom boats are a perfect pick for little ones and there is also some commentary so they can learn about the different marine life on board. Green Island offer a half day tour, which is a great option for younger children if you don’t want to commit to a full day.

Do glass bottom boats have wheelchair or pram access if going from Cairns?
Sadly the glass bottom boats aren’t wheelchair or pram friendly and you do need to have some mobility as you have to step from one boat to the other to board the glass bottom boat. Our operators are certainly able to provide some assistance though, they just can’t physically lift anyone. With regards to prams on the island, Green Island is pram friendly and there are boardwalks and pathways throughout the island that are suitable too.

What’s the difference between a glass bottom boat tour and a semi submarine tour from Cairns?
With the Semi- Submarine tour you are submerged underwater for about 30 mins so you can see marine life swimming right past your window as opposed to under your feet on a glass bottom boat tour. This option is more similar to a diver’s perspective of the reef.

Where do glass bottom boat tours depart from in Cairns?
Most of the glass bottom boat tours depart from either the Reef Fleet terminal or Cairns Marlin Marina and some offer transfer options for an additional charge from you hotel.

Do you offer glass bottom boat tours from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef?
Yes, there are glass bottom boat tours in outer reef locations, if you would like a full day tour.  Reef Magic offers a great glass bottom boat and semi sub option in the Great Barrier Reef and is particularly good for families, providing the security of an activity platform.


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