Escape to Fitzroy Island, a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef located only 45 minutes by high-speed ferry from Cairns. Spend your day doing as much or as little as you please; relax on the beach, swim and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, take a glass bottom boat tour – the choice is yours. You have the option to include only the round-trip ferry from Cairns, or to make the most of your day on Fitzroy Island, select the Activity Pass option which includes snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour, the use of stand-up paddle boards, paddle ski’s, the floating trampoline and a delicious picnic lunch.
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
Fitzroy Island is one of the most unspoiled islands on the Great Barrier Reef, located only 18.5 miles (30 km) from Cairns. The ocean and reef surrounding the island are protected as Marine National Park and are teeming with turtles, clown fish, hard and soft corals allowing a great snorkeling experience straight off the beach.
Your day begins with check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns from 8:15am for the Fitzroy Island high-speed ferry departing at 9am.
Arrive at Fitzroy Island in just 45 minutes. Enjoy the day swimming and relaxing on the beach. You have the option to include the Activity Pass, which allows you to enjoy your island experience from above and below the water with a glass-bottom boat tour and snorkel gear included. Also included is use of stand-up paddle boards, paddle ski's, and the floating ocean trampoline. A delicious picnic lunch is also included as part of the Activity Pass.
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Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns
8:15am: Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 9am: Cruise departs
8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:15pm
Tour and Pricing Options
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Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfer Code: FF
Round-trip ferry to Fitzroy Island with free time to enjoy the island at your leisure
Use of ocean trampoline and paddle skis (if option selected)
Picnic lunch (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Fitzroy Ferry levy AU $5.00pp payable directly
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
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