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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns provided by Fitzroy Island Adventures

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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from ₱3,388.13 per adult
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from ₱3,388.13 per adult
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Last updated: 12 Apr 2021
A note from Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
Covid Procedures: High levels of signage about distance and hygiene, we will have hand sanitizers around the vessel
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
The beaches and coral reefs of Fitzroy Island are part of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and lie less than an hour's boat ride from Cairns. With this tour, opt for round-trip ferry tickets and explore the island at your own pace, or upgrade to include an activity pass including a picnic lunch, glass-bottom boat cruise, and water sports.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Scenic round-trip ferry ride to Fitzroy Island
Self-guided tour: spend the day on the island’s beaches
Swim and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5641FITZROY
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Use of snorkel gear (if option selected) • Use of stinger suit (if option selected) • Glass-bottom boat tour (if option selected) • (If option selected)
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
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.
Inclusions
Use of snorkel gear (if option selected) • Use of stinger suit (if option selected) • Glass-bottom boat tour (if option selected) • (If option selected)
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
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.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Fitzroy Island Adventures
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Fitzroy Island National Park
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    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.
    See address & details
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107 reviews
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Bronwyn H
24 contributions
Excellent snorkelling
Apr 2021
We spent a full day on Fitzroy Island & loved it. The snrkelling around the rocks to the left of the jetty is amazing, so many varieties & lots of fish. We saw more here than on the glass bottom boat tour. Perfect for poor swimmers too (me!), the boats supply life vests as well as snorkelling gear & stinger suits. The island is beautiful but be warned the beach is coral not sand so thongs are a must.
Written 11 April 2021
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Jane G
Noosa, Australia41 contributions
Fantastic day out with excellent service
Crew were friendly, informative and funny. Boat was spotless, well equiped and comfortable. Nice smooth trip to the island. Fantastic day on beautiful Fitzroy Island. Seen numerous turtles and beautiful fish and coral. Would recommend these guys to anyone going to the island. Thanks guys.
Written 7 April 2021
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Dodgy-Davey
Perth, Australia84 contributions
Little hidden gem close to Cairns
Mar 2021
Many turtles to see while snorkeling This place is highly recommended for snorkeling and just lazing around the beach in general. If you snorkel to the north west point of the island which has a large white rock sticking out of the water , you will see pristine corals and many turtles . Nudey beach on the south west corner is worth the walk and again if you snorkel out to the points at either end of this beach you will see turtles and nice corals The ferry operators Fitzroy Island Adventures make it easy also Highly recommended day trip
Written 27 March 2021
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Roberta R
18 contributions
Amazing day trip, great for snorkelling
Feb 2021
Highly recommend everyone to do this trip to Fitzroy Island. It's a perfect day trip where you can do lots of different things like canoeing, hiking, chilling by the beach but most importantly exploring the beautiful corals around Fitzroy Island. I also did the snorkel safari which was great as we took the glass bottom boat to shark fin bay where we could to see a great variety of beautiful corals with a marine biologist explaining them to us. Also really good for people who are inexperienced with snorkelling and want to be guided by someone. Can highly recommend this tour!
Written 3 March 2021
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Thanks for the high recommendation Roberta, it sounds like you had an awesome day ! Regards, Chris
Written 14 March 2021
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Peta B
3 contributions
Great day out!
We had a great day out, there was so much to do and see! The trek to Nudey beach was hot at this time of year but worth it! The water was amazing on the day we were there. The glass bottom boat tour is also a must. The drink prices at the bar were very reasonable considering the location. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Cairns.
Written 11 February 2021
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Thanks for the kind feedback and recommendation Peta. We appreciate the 5 stars. Regards, Chris
Written 24 February 2021
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c b
Darwin, Australia83 contributions
great island to visit
Feb 2021
well worth the trip i also walked up to the lookout point which was well worth it, great views, nudey beach is beautiful but its not sand its shingle so not the best to sunbath if u do want to sunbath just bring large towel, the sea is beautiful.
Written 5 February 2021
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Thanks for the 4 stars CB. Regards, Chris
Written 10 February 2021
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Blair M
Hervey Bay, Australia10 contributions
Day trip snorkeling
Great day snorkeling with the kids. Would skip the turtle rehab centre if we had our time again for some more time in the water.
Written 12 January 2021
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Thanks for the review Blair. Regards, Chris
Written 26 January 2021
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Karen W
Redland City, Australia115 contributions
Excellent short trip
Jan 2021
We jumped on the Fitzroy Flyer for a short trip. We didn't snorkel as the tide was too low but wished we did, next time! The service was good, staff friendly. A good day.
Written 11 January 2021
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Amanda C
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Great activities, Poor facilities
Jan 2021 • Couples
We spent the first day of 2021 here in Fitzroy Island! The crew staffs were amazing and facilities on board was awesome too! The activities (snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour and kayaking) were so much fun and was really exciting! However, I felt that the facilities were poorly managed. The toilets were awful, the locker room was dark and the walls inside were not well maintained. The vibe of that place is just awful. The stinger suit was extremely wet and had sand inside which made me thought that it was not even washed after the last person. I went on another tour 2 days ago and their stinger suit although damp, had no sand in it. It was extremely disgusting to put myself in that. The snorkel mask kept having water entering it which constantly, got a change and it was the same. Overall, the activity was great, but sadly the facilities and gears were badly maintained which made me feel uncomfortable changing/using toilets/getting into the stinger suit.
Written 1 January 2021
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Thanks for your feedback Amanda, I'll pass on your comments to our marine ops about the snorkel gear and suits as these should be of a good standard so passengers are not having to waste time having change gear. With regards to the toilet facilities, these are operated by the resort which I'd be happy to pass on, although I know these are cleaned on a regular basis. Thanks for taking the time to write in. Regards, Chris
Written 5 January 2021
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Holly O
3 contributions
Unimpressed and poorly run.
Dec 2020 • Couples
The island itself has a beautiful reef and the snorkelling is good. However, the beach is uncomfortable with no where to sit beside on rough coral. The biggest problem were the boats we travelled on. To begin with the first boat had engine failure and we had to move to a different boat and then on the way home the boat we came on also had engine failure which resulted in an hour delay which we were only informed of when we went to board. After 7 hours in the sun this was extremely frustrating. Unless you are an avid diver/snorkeler I would not recommend coming to this island. We certainly will not be back. On a positive note the turtle rescue centre is heartwarming.
Written 28 December 2020
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Hi Holly, Sorry to read of your disappointment. I appreciate we had mechanical issues that day which doesn't help with a positive experience, however I did read on another review platform from a customer who travelled on the same departure and they we're impressed how we handled this so professionally. It's disappointing to read you wouldn't recommend the Island when we have so many 5 star reviews of it. We do appreciate your feedback though Holly and apologise for any time lost. Regards, Chris
Written 28 December 2020
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By: Fitzroy Island Adventures
sydneylovestotravel
sydneylovestotravel
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Half day trip not worth it
Although the website promises 2h on the island it was past 12.30 when we arrived and so we only spent just over an
Meredith F
Meredith F
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A great day
Well worth the trip. You can snorkel very safely by yourselves and see an array of fish and coral very close to the
david_mary-ann
david_mary-ann
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Great day out
We took a trip out to Fitzroy Island for the day to do a bit of snorkelling on the beach. It was a bit rainy, but t
MissFlavour
MissFlavour
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A great trip to the stunning Fitzroy Island.
The staff are lovely, all very professional and friendly. Safety tips covered well with a little humour which was a
andreaabradley
andreaabradley
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Great Day at Fitzroy Island w/ Raging Thunder.
We had a wonderful day. Lots of good snorkeling - nice reefs toward the rocks, a lot of fish at Nudey beach. We enj
ruben d
ruben d
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Fitzroy Island - Great day out
we went to Fitzroy Island with the family for the first time. only 45min ferry trip from Cairns its a great option
LirazS231
LirazS231
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Great experience
Beautiful place, the staff was very kind, excellent snorkeling gear and beach gear (kayaks and saps), good lunch, h
Sam753
Sam753
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it was ok
Fitzroy island is a beautiful place for photos etc but we did need the full stinger suit, snorkelling near the pier
b0bz80
b0bz80
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A fantastic family day out!
We regularly visit Fitzroy Island as it is one of our favourite places for a family day out! The boat, food and sta
Yvonne S
Yvonne S
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Not as great as I'd hoped
What a beautiful place but to find theres no toilet that's not guarded by a security guard really sucked! Maybe you
LaurenH9818
LaurenH9818
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Baby Sharks, Turtles, and Stingrays!
My husband and I had a great time at Fitzroy Island. We were there in stinger season, so we had to wear full lycra
TJK6
TJK6
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Tropic thunder
Fitzroy island is a stunning place, crystal clear water plenty of marine life including black tip reef sharks. Real
284carolinen
284carolinen
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Worst day ever
Lucky we purchased the full day tour (well not really... wanted to get off that island as quick as possible) 45 min
517naomih
517naomih
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Putting lives at risk - would not recommend
Today I went on the full day trip to Fitzroy Island. As part of the experience, I went on the Snorkel Safari. As we
958filizm
958filizm
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DISGUSTING TREATMENT TOWARDS DAYTRIPPERS
we are locals and have visited fitzroy island many times with family and friends, including purchasing annual local
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