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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you're looking to get closer to the abundant marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, definitely select the Activity Pass option. Or just sit back and relax beside the crystal-clear waters. A super value!

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What You Can Expect

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Fitzroy Island

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.

Please Note: Departures on the 11th and 13th September will depart Fitzroy Island at 3.30pm instead of 4.30pm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a fantastic day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Absoluty AMAZING! Fitzroy is beautiful and everything on the tour went smooth and nice. Fitzroy _is_ actually better than Green Island if you wish for less crowd and a great place. Also, amazing rainforest walk. Unforgettable!

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