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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

From US$62.09
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  • Full-day trip to Fitzroy Island, from Cairns
  • Take a scenic 45-minute ferry ride to the gorgeous island and enjoy a relaxing day away from the crowds
  • Snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the beach or take a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Select the Activity Pass option to enjoy a variety of fun water activities with all gear and lunch included
  • Hike along well-marked trails that lead you through the rain forest and beach
  • Includes round-trip ferry ticket from Cairns and plenty of time to soak up the island’s beauty
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Round-trip ferry to Fizroy Island including a glass-bottom boat tour, picnic lunch and use of snorkel gear, ocean trampoline and paddle skis.
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Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfer
Round-trip ferry to Fitzroy Island with free time to enjoy the island at your leisure
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Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour, the use of stand-up paddle boards, paddle skis and a floating trampoline.
What to Expect
Make your own way to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal for the morning departure of the Fitzroy Island high-speed ferry crossing, which takes 45 minutes.
Located only 18.5 miles (30 km) from Cairns, Fitzroy Island lies within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Its protected coral reef offers excellent snorkeling from the beach and is home to colorful hard and soft corals, tropical fish, sea turtles and other marine life.
Spend the day as you wish, with options that include snorkeling, swimming and kicking back on the beach. The underwater world offers the rainbow colors of the parrotfish, clown fish darting in and out of anemones, and many other marine critters. On land, you can follow hiking trails through the rainforest and along the coast.
Upgrade to the Activity Pass, a cost-effective option that includes the use of snorkel gear, stand-up paddle boards, paddle skis and a floating ocean trampoline, plus a glass-bottom boat tour and a delicious picnic lunch. Depending on availability, you can use water floats and other gear for children, making this a family-friendly way option on the island.
At the end of the day, return on the ferry to Cairns where your tour ends.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had so much fun snorkeling at Fitzroy! We saw amazing things including turtles which was the highlight for us! The restaurant had great food and all of the facilities were nice. The crew that took us out was super friendly and fun! They had...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jaimie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 9am ferry with Raging Thunder to Fitzroy Island and came back on the 4pm ferry. The ferry ride was good, but a little cool and windy on the top deck. We did not do any of the pre-paid activities/lunch with the company...More

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank kimkX819SI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very much looking forward to my day trip to the island. Unfortunately, upon arrival the weather had became very windy and cold. This meant that any activity that we had all paid for, was now cancelled. So we have 6 hours to do...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Holly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to be able to see some of the reef while in Cairns, so we chose this tour to Fitzroy. The crew on the ferry over were friendly. Waters were slightly rough which we didn't mind, but I imagine if you get seasick you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank HerbertJ135
Reviewed 13 May 2019

Fitzroy Island is just amazing, the crew were courteous, friendly & knowledgeable, great choice of activities, I would definitely recommend a visit, it would have to had been the best day of our holidays, snorkeling the reef was the awesome.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank SandyW_3139
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Claudia B
22 May 2019|
Response from SandyW_3139 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Raging Thunder Adventures - Activity pass 2 & this included: Use of snorkel gear Use of stinger suit Glass-bottom boat tour Use of ocean trampoline and paddle skis Picnic lunch
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