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  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour from Cairns

Product ID: 37490
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.
About this activity
Duration: 5 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
  • 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 5 levy is included for single ticket holders
What’s Not Included
  • 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)

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Meeting point

Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

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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

4.3 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Hubby and I had the BEST day out on Fitzroy Island. Sun shining, this Island is great for both relaxing and having an adventure. We spent most of our day snorkelling; beautiful coral teeming with marine life fringes the island. We also enjoyed swimming in secluded and serene Nudey Beach. Highly recommended! Hoping to come back soon but this time with the kids!

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February 17, 2020

The boat was born and very comfortable with “amenity. Fitzroy Island is very beautiful and the Hillclimb arduous but worthwhile. The beaches are pristine and snorkelling was very interesting. The ride on the glass bottom boat reveals more than just fish and see turtles. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on Fitzroy Island and Highly recommend this particular tour. The crew were more than helpful. A great day out. Thanks for the experience.

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February 12, 2020

You need to invest in snorkeling equipment that works. All of our Snorkel equipment was nonfunctional. Beautiful island but we make a poor choice in using the company equipment. Would definitely recommend the other company that transports to the Island.

February 29, 2020

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Raging Thunder Adventures

Product ID: 37490