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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Fitzroy Island Adventures

From US$ 60.24 per person

Explore the scenic beauty of Fitzroy Island on an adventure tour and hike the wilderness trails, suitable for all levels of fitness. Explore the marine life by glass-bottom boat, snorkel, and much more.

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Duration 5 - 8 hours
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  • Cruise by ferry to Fitzroy Island and enjoy up to 7 hours of leisure time
  • Snorkel the coral reef to see an abundance of marine life, or watch it from the comfort of a glass bottom boat
  • Take wilderness hikes on up to 5 different trails, suitable for all levels of fitness
Full description

Discover Fitzroy Island on a day tour from Cairns. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride and explore the many hiking trails. Admire the marine life native to the coral reef as you snorkel or observe from a glass-bottom boat.

Choose from a range of packages, including transfers for you to explore on your own, or a package including snorkel or glass-bottom boat activities. Explore the Island's 339 hectares of lush rainforest that covers 94 percent of the island and is protected and managed as a National Park. Walking trails are suitable for all levels of fitness, allowing you to explore areas of the island at your leisure. The fast catamaran departs from the Marlin Marina, with check-in directly on the vessel. Cruise south along the calm waters of the coastline to reach Fitzroy Island in just 45 minutes, giving you up to 7 hours to explore the tropical island.

  • Return boat trip from Cairns
  • Transfer by high-speed Fitzroy Island ferry
  • Snorkelling equipment (if option selected)
  • Glass-bottom boat experience (if option selected)
  • Packed lunch (if option selected)
  • AUD 20 fuel levy, payable onboard the boat for family ticket holders

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • There are 5 main walking trails in the Fitzroy Island National Park that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, each at varying fitness levels
  • Family packages are for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Child rate applies for those between 4 and 14 years old; under 4 years travel free of charge
  • There is an additional AUD 20 fuel levy, payable onboard the boat for family ticket holders
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 368 reviews

Review summary

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It was a pretty nice first experience to travel to an island with a reef. The staff on our boat were very friendly and helpful, and were very clear and concise when it came to delivering instructions and information about our day on the island. We had also booked the beginner’s tour for snorkelling as it was our first time. Although we weren’t very accustomed to snorkelling yet, our guide was very informative and supportive of us, and had helped us stay afloat whilst giving us a very detailed tour off the coast above the coral reef. We had plenty of time to explore the island and relax, and although the reef we had explored weren’t very clear or colourful we still enjoyed the experience.

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October 26, 2022

Great trip across and back. Roxy's cafe has excellent food and drink selection. It would have been good if the ferry crew had asked the turtle rehabilitation centre people what time they were doing their guided talk that day so we hadn't turned up by chance after it had started. Glass bottom boat was a waste of time due to the rough water conditions making visibility near impossible.

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October 23, 2022

I had plenty of time on the island to snorkel, go for walks and anything else I wanted to do. I did try to book the turtle rehabilitation centre in advance but unfortunately it was booked up for the day I was visiting the island, that was the only disappointing thing, just means I'll have to go back some other time. The staff were friendly and informative on the boat over and helpful.

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 37490