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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass Plus Lunch, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour.
  • Full-day trip to Fitzroy Island, from Cairns
  • Take a scenic ferry ride to the gorgeous island and enjoy a relaxing day away from the crowds
  • Snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the beach or take a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Select the Activity Pass option to enjoy a variety of fun water activities with all gear and lunch included
  • Hike along well-marked trails that lead you through the rain forest and beach
  • Includes round-trip ferry ticket from Cairns and plenty of time to soak up the island’s beauty

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Upgrade to include an Activity Pass with snorkeling and glass-bottom boat cruise.
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Use of snorkel gear (if option selected)
Use of stinger suit (if option selected)
Glass-bottom boat tour (if option selected)
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
All Fees and Taxes
1 Spence St , 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Please meet us at the vessel at Marlin Wharf as check-in will be there, check in at 8:00am, the boat will depart at 8.30am sharp. Half day customers check in from 10.15am, the boat will depart at 10.45am sharp.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal for the morning departure of the Fitzroy Island high-speed ferry crossing, which generally takes around 45 minutes.

Located only 18.5 miles (30 km) from Cairns, Fitzroy Island lies within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Its protected coral reef offers excellent snorkeling from the beach and is home to colorful hard and soft corals, tropical fish, sea turtles and other marine life.

Spend the day as you wish, with options that include snorkeling, swimming and kicking back on the beach. The underwater world offers the rainbow colors of the parrotfish, clown fish darting in and out of anemones, and many other marine critters. On land, you can follow hiking trails through the rainforest and along the coast.

Upgrade to the Activity Pass, a cost-effective option that includes the use of snorkel gear, a glass-bottom boat tour and a delicious picnic lunch. Depending on availability, you can use water floats and other gear for children, making this a family-friendly way option on the island.

At the end of the day, return on the ferry to Cairns where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fitzroy Island Adventures
Enjoy Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder. Relax on the beach or explore the island and walk to the summit. Glass bottom boat is available or snorkelling equipment.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fitzroy Island National Park
Enjoy snorkelling or walking at Fitzroy Island. Spend a full day or just half a day.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring sandals/reef shoes as beach is covered in old coral
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fitzroy Island Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.

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  • "As other reviews suggest, beaches are all coral so wear shoes for this, though its not sharp, just uncomfortable." See review

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star-5
Stunning paradise
Caty_S
, Aug 2022
Loved the trip to Fitzroy Island. What a stunning part of the world. The trip was well organized with staff on board making sure everyone got their equipment and made sure it fit before we arrived on the island. First of I went snorkeling at Nudie Beach and saw so many gorgeous corals and fish. Then I followed one of the guides tips and went left at the jetty and walked all the way to the end of that beach. Wasn't even in the water when I already spotted a little ray and not even 5 minutes later I spotted a turtle. I had also booked the guided snorkeling tour and both guides were very knowledgeable and did a great job guiding us over the corals. I'm glad I got to learn about the different species of corals and all the fish. We even spotted some clown fish. Not sure how people thought it was too much time on the island, I could have easily stayed on and kept exploring. Thanks for a wonderful trip.
star-4
Fitzroy island tour
Suzanne_C
, Aug 2022
Was beautiful scenery great snorkelling. Bring things/ water booties as the beaches are covered in coral and hard on your feet
star-5
Very helpful staff though I couldn't go
Tam_L
, Jul 2022
I couldn't make it to the original booked date due to last minute flight cancellation. It was past the time to cancel to get a refund on Viator but the staff offered to move me to a later day. I couldn't make that day either due to a cold but highly appreciative of their willingness to help. Thanks and hope to use your service another time.
star-4
Great experience
Jason_L
, Jul 2022
Staff are amazing, they are 10/10. the island is lovely though maybe a half day would suffice. Glass bottom boat a must, was far more educational than we expected which was a highlight. I imagine it would be very hot here in summer, winter is perfect ! we did have issues with some snorkel so could only go snorkelling 1 at a time. Was refused a measly $20 refund for the damaged gear.. extremely disappointed with that. The ferry ride on the way to the island is rough, and the staff said it was a calm day “there were a few sick on board” All in all, we loved it and would go again but next time, w would stay a night or two at the resort on the island
star-4
Great Trip from Cairns - Check if you are booked full or half day, though.
Miles_B
, Jul 2022
Great way to swim/snorkel/beach flop/rain forest trek if you're staying in Cairns. Be aware that the "half day" will only get you 100 minutes on the island. We booked a full day on Viator, but were ticketted for the half. If fairness, the company were very fair and gave us a pro rata part refund. They are good people.
star-5
An eye opener for Cairns
Matthew_K
, Jul 2022
Beautiful little Island with crystal clear waters lots of snorkeling hot spots and great mini hike to boot!
star-4
Fitzroy Island Hiking Activity
Brenton_W
, Jul 2022
I loved hiking up to the lighthouse and then returning by descending the pinnacle so it was a Circuit. It is a difficult and hard hike but very rewarding.
star-5
A very pretty island with...
Pamela_D
, Jul 2022
A very pretty island with a lot to do. Walks, snorkelling, scuba diving and much more or simply relax. Highly recommend.
star-4
Snorkeling with turtles
Jon_S
, Jul 2022
Snorkeling with the turtles was awesome and there were some lovely short walks. We saw turtles when snorkelling at the northern end of the main beach.
star-3
Good tour, average weather
Mona_E
, Jun 2022
We booked the basic tour. It was good- the weather wasn’t ideal. A great tip would be to take some sea sickness meds before hopping on the boat as the ride can get bumpy.
star-5
Lovely
Greta_F
, Jun 2022
The boat was on time and fast the crew was helpful kind. The island is not very big so it is a cozy place to stay for a day
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Love island
Peter_S
, Jun 2022
Was a nice relaxing day in the beach finished off with a couple of cocktails with music at the Few people got sick on the boat in morning but was ok on the return
star-5
Happy place
Rosemary_C
, Jun 2022
Good customer service, friendly, helpful. A lovely day out on the sea. Beautiful Island with much to see and do
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Winter paradise
Kable_N
, Jun 2022
Well organised tour. Fitzroy Island is really paradise. Went in mid June and water was still warm enough to enjoy snorkelling, summer would be better. glass bottom boat was brilliant and the guide was real informative, seen turtles.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful trip!...
Jessica_E
, Jun 2022
Beautiful trip! Comfortable and scenic boat trio to the island. Friendly and helpful staff, with good equipment. We did thr glass bottom boat, which was great to find oit about about the reaf, especially for those not keen on water. I was lucky enough to swim with a Turtle! And there are plenty of fish to get close to in the shallow waters.
star-5
Beautiful day
Kim_W
, Jun 2022
Great day on a beautiful island. Snorkelling with the pretty fish and turtle was the highlight of our day. Walking to the lighthouse was hard work, but accomplished. Hamburger for lunch at the restaurant bar was delicious and at pub rates.
star-5
Really good day
Ashley_H
, Jun 2022
Islands beautiful and had fun snorkelling. Nudey beach is beautiful and we saw dome turtles, crew is super accomodating
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Underwhelming experience
David_S
, May 2022
Poor value for money. Dated and inadequate facilities for day trippers. One dirty and overused toilet block for hundreds of visitors. Overpriced bar/restaurant with unappealing food and loud blaring rock music. Not all visitors are young and need thumping bass to enjoy an otherwise beautiful location. Snorkeling opportunities are limited at best and water clarity poor. Overall, a shameful exercise in price gouging and greed. Perhaps invest some of your profit in improving facilities. Use the operator’s of Mossman gorge as an example of how a great tourist experience should be conducted.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Unfortunately very low...
sonya_t
, May 2022
Unfortunately very low tide which made snorkelling difficult,especially getting across all the rocks and coral , visibility was poor, probably due to recent ,heavy rainfalls .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Rate to high
Mikell_I
, Apr 2022
Fitzroy is a beautiful island. I wish there was more to do that was just snorkeling. Also the Glass Bottom Boat tour should be longer for the price of the entire experience.

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