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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

Product ID: 194261
Enjoy a self-guided day to Fitzroy Island on this return catamaran transfer from Cairns. Experience a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest, boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, and coral beaches.
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Duration: 8 hours
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  • Explore Fitzroy Island at your own pace
  • Enjoy a short travel time of just 45 minutes to the island
  • Lounge on the beach or participate in thrilling activities
  • Spend 5 hours at the island oasis
  • Enjoy self-guided rain forest walks to the summit, lighthouse, secret garden, and beach
Full description
Depart from Cairns Marina and visit Fitzroy Island, a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, coral beaches. Walk to the lighthouse, dine at the restaurant, or relax at the famous Nudey Beach, voted the best beach in Australia. This return catamaran transfer gives you 5 hours to explore paradise at your own pace.

Check in at Cairns Marina is between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM. Enjoy tea and coffee on board the vessel before your departure. At 9:30 AM, depart Cairns Marina for Fitzroy Island. Enjoy the ferry ride to Fitzroy Island on an air-conditioned catamaran. Travel for just 45 minutes until you are there. Arrive at Fitzroy Island at 10:15 AM. On arrival, enjoy over 5 hours on the island.

With up to 5 hours free time you will be able to explore the island through self-guided rainforest walks to the summit, lighthouse, secret garden, and Nudey Beach or, soak in the magic of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. At Fitzroy Island, you can snorkel the fringing reef only meters from the beach. You also have the option to bring a picnic lunch or purchase a casual lunch from the Fitzroy Island cafe. Extra activities include Foxy's Bar & Café, Pacific Island Store, snorkel hire, dive and activities center - all available on the island at an extra cost. Depart Fitzroy Island at 4:20 PM for the leisurely, relaxing cruise home. At 5:20 PM, arrive back at Cairns Marina. 
  • Return catamaran transfer to Fitzroy Island from Cairns
  • Tea and coffee onboard
What’s Not Included
  • Extra activities
  • Snorkel equipment
  • All meals and refreshments

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Meeting point

Sunlover Stand, located inside Cairns Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note, this activity is for ages 4+ only
• Minors must travel with a parent or guardian over 18 years old
• It is recommended to bring cash or card for any extra activities on the island • Please bring water bottles and food if you require
• Please bring swimwear, a towel, and comfortable footwear
• Please note, all times are approximate
• Should a cruise or package tour not operate for any reason, then an alternative date will be offered to the passenger.
• On the rare occasion where inclement weather prohibits a tour from operating the scheduled itinerary, an alternate itinerary will be offered to the passenger. If the passenger accepts this alternate itinerary then no further refunds will be authorised.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Booking, boarding and driving was flawless. Despite the size of the catamaran, the sea was fairly noticeable, which meant that we had a lot of passengers with white bags around us. The staff was very friendly and helpful on this and on all other occasions. Coffee and tea was offered, but you really only got it on the lower deck. Only announcements about bookable activities came through the speakers, which was exhausting at some point. At five hours, the time on the island was absolutely sufficient to hike several tracks, look at the Turtle Rehab Center and eat.

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November 3, 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.

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October 3, 2019

January 4, 2020

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Product ID: 194261