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Reef And Island Trip - Fitzroy Island Adventure - Island Day Trip - Cairns (Excludes $5pp Levy)

Perfect for family fun and snorkeling, Fitzroy Island is beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt

Perfect for family fun and snorkeling, Fitzroy Island is beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt and just a short ferry ride from Cairns.

  • 9am departure from Cairns, returns from Fitzroy Island at 4pm for 4:50pm Cairns arrival, taking approximately 50 minutes to reach its destination

    The reef is very close to the beach and protected by Marine National Park. It is home to Turtles, Clown fish and both hard and soft corals.

    Visit the beach hire for snorkeling gear, stand up paddle boards, paddle skis, ocean trampoline, kayak hire and glass bottom boat tours.

    Things to do on Fitzroy Island:

    • Snorkel directly from the beach (hire equipment or bring your own, guided tours also available)
    • Hire paddle skis or stand up paddle boards
    • Try out the giant ocean trampoline - free
    • Take a glass bottom boat tour
    • Join a guided sea kayaking tour
    • Visit Nudey Beach - voted Australia's #1 Beach 2018!
    • Go hiking through the National Park walking tracks


    Adult: $79 + $5 reef levy

    Child (4 - 14 years) $49 + $5 reef levy (0-4 free of charge)

    Departs Reef Fleet Terminal. Check in at least 30 minute prior to departure

    • 9am Cairns departure: arrive 8:30am at the latest. Ferry boarding closes at 8:55am
    • 4pm Fitzroy departure arrives in Cairns at 4:50pm

    Prices below do not include the $5 Reef Levy, this is payable on the day of travel

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Shirley from Australia wrote on 19 March 2020

Fitzroy Island day trip

Apart from being told to board a different boat and waiting 20 minutes before being directed to the correct boat, we had an amazing time. Be prepared to pay for a stinger suit (we went in February) and I'd recommend taking your own fully functioning snorkel and goggles, however if you book for one of the guided snorkeling trips, you get these at 50% off. Take shoes to wear on the coral beach and take food - there is a store there which is really expensive - the restaurant is for resort guests only. They do have eftpos which is handy. Absolutely loved the island - probably could have gone home an hour earlier, but a wonderful day, wonderful scenery, gorgeous fish, sea turtles, stingrays (hooray no crocs!!). You'll enjoy it.

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reinad from Australia wrote on 17 September 2019

Great day out

This was the second time we did this tour. It's a great day out from Cairns. We love the fact that the reef is so accessible and allows family members to either go snorkeling, sunbathe, or have a drink without all having to do the same thing at the time. Fitzroy Island is beautiful. It doesn't take long to get there which is a plus if you're prone to motion sickness. It's good value for money too. Highly recommended.

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Victoria Gommers from Australia wrote on 27 June 2019

Great day out

Family fun, we all enjoyed the day on the island, including all my children!

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Karla from United States wrote on 27 March 2019

Beautiful Island

Snorkeling was ok, nothing like the Great Barrier Reef. Staff was ok, seems to respond more to the younger females.

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Kamila Gorecka from Australia wrote on 10 March 2019

great island and very nice crew

I totally recommend - amazing reef ! overall nice place to spend a day ;)

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