i know this is probably a popular question but wanting to choose a half day trip to either Green Island or Fitzroy Island and wanting to know CURRENT thoughts on this as most of the google information is years old. We will be in Cairns for 4 days but want to fit lots of other stuff in, just looking for the best balance between nice island, price and lowest tourist volume if possible (yes i know we will be tourists too :o )
it's possible to do both in half a day right? although i know fitzroy is further out.
Also any companies in particular to recommend for this?
We actually went into this topic in great detail within our "Which Reef or Island is Best for Me?" section of our Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Guide; you can read the individual sections on each island and make up your own mind.
Not meaning to be cliche or overly diplomatic, but each of the islands really does have its pros and cons and it depends what you are wanting from a trip.
Generally speaking, Green Island is the go-to choice if you don't want to spend too much time, so if you are just wanting a half day sampling of snorkelling with some convenient facilities then there is nothing wrong with Green Island. When were you planning on travelling? This will play a big role in determining how busy it is there obviously...
Hope this helps! :)
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