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


  • 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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What You Can Expect

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Fitzroy Island

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.

Customer Reviews

Travis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Less crowded than Green Island. Tour company was great. Get snorkel gear and head opposite Nudey beach which is crowded. Lunch option was tasty. Showers on island. Glass bottom boat can be skipped as you can't really see anything. Ferry fills up fast. SUP and kayak also available. SUNSCREEN!

Azat S Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a good time on Fitzroy Island. Very beautiful place. It's more relaxing on the beach. It better to buy food in the Fitzroy Island you will find it there few restaurants and bars with lot of delicious menu. It good day for just relaxing.

Timothy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great day trip as we have been to the Great Barrier Reef platform. We snorkeled several shipwrecks that were very amazing!
Lunch was Fantastic! The staff were very accomodating and informative. Thank you for a great day!

renata r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Beautiful Island. The staff were very nice fun and helpful even though it was just a transport trip.

margaret w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Had a great day from start to finish.well worth the activities package and would advise for all ages. Big thanks to Fitzroy cruises

Katalin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Sehr empfehlenswert, der Insel und sein Strände selber ist die Beste und schönste die ich je gesehen habe. Kristallklares warmes Wasser zum Schnorcheln ideal. Der kleine zweite Strand eine halbe stunde Spaziergang ein Traum! kaum Menschen und die fische und Korallen gleich paar Meter schwimmen sind zum sehen. Das Team war sehr hilfsbereit auch, hat alles passt

Kerrie-Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I was an amazing day trip . The island itself is beautiful. Raging Thunder very well recommended.

Soraya D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It's an amazing place. I strongly recommend this activity, perfect balance between price and service received.

Nanci L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was a wonderful trip. Everything that was specified at booking was just as how it was during this activity. Really enjoyed our day trip to this beautiful Island.

Ho Yan Hidy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017


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