Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour from Cairns

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Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour from Cairns

From US$ 62.08 per person

Explore the scenic beauty of Fitzroy Island on an adventure tour and hike the wilderness trails, suitable for all levels of fitness. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, explore the marine life by glass bottom boat, snorkel, and much more.

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Duration: 5 - 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Cruise by ferry to Fitzroy Island and enjoy up to 7 hours of leisure time
  • Snorkel the coral reef to see an abundance of marine life, or watch it from the comfort of a glass bottom boat
  • Enjoy all the fun of the beach, including paddle ski hire and the Ocean Trampoline
  • Get an all over tan at the (optional) nudist beach
  • Take wilderness hikes on up to 5 different trails, suitable for all levels of fitness
  • Enjoy a packed picnic lunch (lunch options only) and make a day of it
Full description
Fitzroy Island was once part of mainland Australia, before being separated by rising waters. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing sheltered home to a variety of fish and coral species. Explore this marine wonderland on a full-day tour from Cairns, crossing by ferry to enjoy the wilderness hiking trails, snorkeling adventures, and more. The tour is available in a range of packages to suit the entire family, including transfers only for you to explore on your own, or a package tour that includes a picnic lunch and snorkel or glass bottom boat activities. Explore the Island's 339 hectares of lush rainforest that covers 94 percent of the island and is protected and managed as a National Park. Walking trails are suitable for all levels of fitness, allowing you to explore areas of the island at your leisure. The fast catamaran departs from the Marlin Marina, with check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Cruise south along the calm waters of the coastline to reach Fitzroy Island in just 45 minutes, giving you up to 7 hours to explore the tropical island. Head to the beach hire hut to take advantage of a range of snorkeling gear and snorkel direct from the beach. Or go on a glass bottom boat tour to see the marine life in comfort. You can also hire a paddle ski to explore Welcome Bay, or enjoy all the fun of the Ocean Trampoline.
  • Return boat transfers by high speed Fitzroy Island ferry
  • Choice of hot or cold prepacked lunch (excluding transfers only option)
  • Snorkeling and/or glass bottom boat (excluding transfers only option)
  • AUD 20 fuel levy, payable on board the boat for family ticket holders
  • Picnic lunch (on transfers only option)
  • Snorkeling and/or glass bottom boat (on transfers only option)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  There are 5 main walking trails in the Fitzroy Island National Park that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, each at varying fitness levels
  • Family packages are for 2 adults and 2 children
  •  Child rate applies for those between 4 and 14 years old
  •  Children under 4 years travel free of charge
  •  Choice of hot or cold packed lunch is provided (excluding transfers only option):
  • - Hot option: Japanese beef curry, rice, piece of fruit, muesli bar, bottle of juice, and water
  • - Cold option: Ham and salad focaccia, chicken and salad wrap, piece of fruit, muesli bar, bottle of juice, and water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 215 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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It was a grand day, blue skies, sun and surf. The check in was easy, on time, the crew were very friendly and enthusiastic. The island was so beautiful and the snorkel gear and paddle board rentals on the island were reasonably priced. The hike to Nudey Beach wasn't as hard as i thought it would be and iy was worth it for such picturrsque views. We were so glad we brought beach shoes because of the rough coral on the beach. I felt baf for those barefoot. Also, Not bringing lunch to the island will cost you though because the food at the resort restaurant felt steep and we just had the salad and steak. Overall, it was a good return trip. We enjoyed ourselves.

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18 October 2020

A walk across to Nudey Beach is a must, there is a small area of sand there which is great, everybody enjoyed the snorkelling, even myself who is useless and we had the perfect day weather wise. As with other travellers thongs are a must take, reef shoes are even better.

29 September 2020

Other than a very rough ride over to the Island it was a good day. I was very lucky to see 4 turtles. One which decided I was something interesting to look at and stayed near me for over 20mins. The only negative was that the best places to snorkel were not sand beach but broken coral. I had my reef shoes so I was good but a lot of other people didn’t know this about the island. The staff on the ferry over were very good, one young gentleman in particularly sat with me to calm my nerves as I was very scared of the huge waves. What a great thing to do !

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8 September 2020

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