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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Fitzroy Island Adventures
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From US$ 59.36 per person

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

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Duration 5 - 8 hours
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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
  • Take wilderness hikes on up to 5 different trails, suitable for all levels of fitness
Full description

Discover Fitzroy Island on a day tour from Cairns. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride and explore the many hiking trails. Admire the marine life native to the coral reef as you snorkel or observe from a glass-bottom boat.

Choose from a range of packages, including transfers for you to explore on your own, or a package including 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 directly on the vessel. 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.

  • Return boat trip from Cairns
  • Transfer by high-speed Fitzroy Island ferry
  • Snorkelling equipment (if option selected)
  • Glass-bottom boat experience (if option selected)
  • Packed lunch (if option selected)
  • AUD 20 fuel levy, payable onboard the boat for family ticket holders

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the 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; under 4 years travel free of charge
  • There is an additional AUD 20 fuel levy, payable onboard the boat for family ticket holders
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 407 reviews

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Versailles is beautiful and a must see. If you have bought a metro ticket for 5 zones, you can get there with this ticket. You take metro line 4 to the Pont de Sevre terminus. From there take bus 171 to Versailles. Takes 40 minutes and was packed. You can safely skip the restaurant Angelina: too hot, too busy and not beautiful. The beautiful rooms in the castle are really impressive. We rented a golf cart (75 minutes, paid 48 euros). You had to stay on certain lanes, if you steered in a direction where it was not allowed, the cart stopped automatically and you could only go backwards. In retrospect, renting a bike is cheaper and you can see and stop more. The park was much too big for us to walk through alone.

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February 25, 2023

Best snorkling is out by "the rock" on the end of the island toward the lighthouse. We did not make it to the lighthouse. Be sure you have good watershoes as a lot of the beach is broken coral. That is difficult to walk on. The beach by the rock is nice sand. We saw a turtle, stingray and lots of fish. The lockers to keep your stuff safe were not available and you are not allowed at the resort unless you are a paying guest but we had a snorkle guide who watched our things so that was nice. No incidence of losing anything.

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January 31, 2023

Excellent trip and great value for a FULL day of entertainment. Boat and crew were very helpful, and gear supplied worked very well. Not a good swimmer no prob as they offer for very small fee an excellent intro to snorkeling course. Fitzroy Island such a beautiful place with plenty to do and explore. You will not regret this trip, I will be back.

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January 5, 2023

Product ID: 37490