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Sailing back to Cairns under full sail was the highlight of the trip.

Fantastic friendly crew took us out on the boat to near Green Island. For me the snorkelling was disappointing, the reef is in trouble and there were not as many fish around as I remembered. The crew explained the impact of the weather on the reef but without being political, simply explaining recent weather patterns effects. This was not helped by the fact I detest the cold and the water was not as worm as I was expecting, but that was my issue. The journey out and the service provided were excellent. The boat was small and not overcrowded. We had perfect weather to enjoy the journey both ways. Green Island was undergoing renovation so not overly welcoming, but walking through the national park was refreshing and enjoyable. Lunch was excellent. Plenty of food for the people on board. Cold meats and salad, with plenty of prawns and smoked salmon, a range of other meats and a full range of salads. Overall an excellent experience, that makes me concerned for the future of the reef.

Such a beautiful island with stunning beaches and turtles!

I had the best day - the island is wonderful. Nudey beach is a must see and one of the most relaxing places to chill and read a book. Personally, I’d just opt for the snorkelling rather than the glass bottom boat as you can see more. I was lucky enough to swim with a turtle and some of the corals are incredible. I’d bring my trainers next time too so I could hike more of the island. Staff were super friendly and helpful and the journey over was good. I definitely recommend visiting Fitzroy Island!

Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour from Cairns Reviewed by Scarlett, 10/09/2019

Snorkelling and Fitzroy Island were awesome

Booking and boarding were great, except for the fact that you can't get seating for a family of 5 because people put their bags on seats or sleep across 4 seats!!! Don't sit on bottom level, everyone gets sick. Fitzroy Island was great for swimming and snorkelling. Saw beautiful coral, fish and swam with turtles. Food is really expensive on island and not that great. Overall an excellent adventure, 3 kids aged 15, 13, 11 and mum and dad loved it. Heaps better snorkelling than Green Island.

Great experience snorkeling on Great Barrier Reef

It was a good look at the reef and the fish etc. The reef wasn’t as colourful as I expected. The crew were very friendly and helpful. The staff organised us well for great experience. It was a bit cold at times, especially with breeze blowing and when we got wet from snorkeling. There were a lot of people on the boat. It was tricky at times with lack of space to sit, eat and waiting for others. The sea was rougher than I expected but the large boat handled it well.

Absolutely incredible to see the reef! Friendly, fun staff!

This was a great trip - the staff were thorough but not too serious and the made the day really enjoyable. Great spot to see the reef and good snorkelling equipment. Two great spots to see the reef which is an absolute must see - breathtakingly beautiful and would highly recommend. Lunch was yummy. My only concern was the sea sickness but the staff were really lovely and there’s not much that can be done about this! Such a wondrous, memorable day!