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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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 Plus Lunch, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour.
  • Full-day trip to Fitzroy Island, from Cairns
  • Take a scenic 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Upgrade to include an Activity Pass with snorkeling and glass-bottom boat cruise.
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Use of snorkel gear (if option selected)
Use of stinger suit (if option selected)
Glass-bottom boat tour (if option selected)
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
All Fees and Taxes

Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Please meet us at the Reef Fleet Terminal, Fitzroy Island desk for check in at 8:30am, the boat will depart at 9am sharp.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 generally takes around 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, 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fitzroy Island Adventures
Enjoy Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder. Relax on the beach or explore the island and walk to the summit. Glass bottom boat is available or snorkelling equipment.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fitzroy Island National Park
Enjoy snorkelling or walking at Fitzroy Island. Spend a full day or just half a day.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stinger suits are included in the Activity Pass 2 and can be collected at the beach hire hut upon collection of your snorkel equipment. Suits must be returned to the beach hire hut prior to departure ex Fitzroy Island
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring sandals/reef shoes as beach is covered in old coral
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fitzroy Island Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns.

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Traveler Tips


  • "As other reviews suggest, beaches are all coral so wear shoes for this, though its not sharp, just uncomfortable." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Very enjoyable tour
susanna_b
, Jul 2021
The beautiful beach and scenery Great crew on boat, fantastic corals on glasbottom boat, great commentary, all staff very friendly Nice restaurant to have a drink and lunch A fantastic experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Tropical coral island
FitzroyIsland
, Jul 2021
Instead of an idyllic day on a tropical island this was a day spent avoiding horrible experiences, 1. Coral beach unable to walk or sit on or swim in without shoes. 2. Very boring walks around the island. 3. Unable to swim or snorkel to view sea life due to rocky sharp coral surfaces on entry to water. 4. Glass bottomed boat flooded and completely drenched my shoes. 5. Glass bottomed boat has a very dirty glass bottom. 6. Provided lunch was completely inedible except for one apple and bottle of water. (Soggy chicken wrap and ham and cheese roll on soggy white bread roll) Definitely will not use Viator again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fitzroy Island , pretty good , coral was fantastic
Andrew_M
, Jul 2021
Overall it was a good trip over and back , glass bottom boat was great , grew was professional , Thankyou
star-5
Great visit
Lee
, Jul 2021
Karl was a great captain and the crew were very helpful. Could not get snorkeling gear as not enough on board. Nudey beach was great
star-4
Afternoon snorkeling was great!
Tracy_W
, Jun 2021
Our family added the guided afternoon snorkeling tour in Shark Fin Bay. This was our favorite activity of the day! Pro tip: definitely remember shoes or sandals as there is only a coral beach.
star-3
Fitzroy. Island
Foster
, Jun 2021
Love the boat trip out there the glass bottom boat was good Did not realise if you did not want to snorkel that was a big part of the day and the beach was all coral
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The trip to do when you don't want to do much
Jason_B
, May 2021
The staff were great and I was given lots of information about the trip from the start. Once on the island, there were lots to do and I didn't at any time feel rushed. You do not have to go far from the shoreline to find corral and tropical fish, they're like right there. It was really an "at your own leisure" trip. Sat and had a cold drink at the bar, strolled along the beach, went in and out the water 3 - 4 times, sunbaked for a while, really a lazy day. Went back to the boat for lunch, which was simple but very filling. Drink, fruit a roll and a wrap all for lunch. The glass bottom boat trip was good, keep your eye out for the turtles! Then a quiet rest on the beach until the boat trip back. It really was a great day out, if you want a day of sun and snorkelling and lazing around the beach, this is it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Worth every cent
amy_b
, May 2021
Snorkeling at white rock was amazing saw a sea turtle take an underwater camera it's worth it ♡ remember to wear sandals or swimming shoes for the coral on the beach is pointy and owie. Bradley on the boat made our (hubby n i) trip there and back delightfully epic with his funny tune and just being a bubbly person. this trip was worth every cent
star-3
Would not recommend
Belinda_F
, May 2021
I was very disappointed with the snorkeling. Not pretty at all and hardly seen any fish. Glass bottom boat was a waste of time. I would not recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fitzroy Is. awesomel
Michael_R
, May 2021
Great weather & really nice ce people maning the tour, boat and everything else. Just awesome. Snorkeling was good, plenty of fish & coral to see.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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