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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

Activity provider:Fitzroy Island Adventures
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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

Activity provider:Fitzroy Island Adventures
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From US$ 58.81 per person

Likely to sell out

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
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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 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

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4.4 /5

based on 443 reviews

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Fantastic. We snorkelled the rocks toward Nudey beach. Swam with a big bump head parrot fish, saw a shark chasing a stingray which swam along the beach for shelter. Amazing and beautiful. Wear reef shoes if you have soft feet...lots of coral beach. The boat out and back was professionally run, comfortable and on time.

May 7, 2023

Well worth booking for a day trip to beautiful Fitzroy Island. There was a bit of confusion upon our arrival as the provider had to switch boats at the last minute. We were sent to the Harbour booking desk and given the run around for 15 minutes before finally get the right person to assist. Vessel crew were extremely helpful and courteous. Highly recommend if you want to snorkel and explore Fitroy Island on your own for an afternoon.

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May 6, 2023

Loved my solo trip to Fitzroy island, a very chilled easy day of snorkeling! I opted for the snorkel cruise at 1.30 and it was incredible, small group of 6! The visibility wasn’t great but the earlier you get into the water the better. The island was quiet and the staff were helpful and friendly. There is lockers right beside the general store and you can come and go as you please. I would highly recommend going to Fitzroy for a cool chilled day snorkeling. (Honestly I preferred it to the previous day cruise I took to an island out further) Seen plenty of turtles, corals and fish! Plus you save more $ by going to Fitzroy and you see a lot more! Bring plenty of sunscreen, and a large bag to bring around your Snorkel gear in to go around the island.

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May 3, 2023

Product ID: 37490