In the morning, make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns to board your high-speed ferry to Fitzroy Island, a crossing that takes only 45 minutes.
Upon arrival, meet your guide at the activities hut near the ferry dock and get outfitted for your kayak tour. After a safety briefing and kayaking lesson, grab your provided snorkeling gear and paddle, pair up with a friend and hop in to your double kayak.
Launch off the beach into the pristine turquoise sea and follow your guide past white-sand beaches and pristine coastline. Your guide shares informative details about the ecology and marine life of Fitzroy Island and the Great Barrier Reef, along with its human history.
Enjoy plenty of opportunities to jump into the warm water and snorkel, observing an abundance of colorful fish, hard and soft corals, and other marine life. Your morning tour lasts approximately three hours before your guide leads you back to your starting point at the beach.
Spend the afternoon at your leisure and feel free to keep your snorkel gear until your departure. Options for the afternoon include more snorkeling at Nudey Beach, walking to the lookout point for sweeping views over the Coral Sea, or purchasing snacks and a cold drink at the bar.
After your kayak tour, your guide provides a picnic lunch to take with you, which includes a chicken wrap, a ham and cheese roll, fresh fruit, an energy bar, juice or other beverage and bottled water (a vegetarian option can be requested when booking).
Catch your ferry back to the mainland at the designated time in the late afternoon after a day in this tropical paradise.