Fitzroy Island Adventures Full Day Trip with Optional Lunch

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Highlights & inclusions

45 minute return ferry to Fitzroy Island
Up to 6 hours to explore Fitzroy Island
Snorkel with clownfish and sea turtles
Optional activities once on the island
Enjoy walks through the rainforest
Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

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Sat, May 18, 2024

What you can expect

For the quickest and most effective way to get to the beautiful, unspoiled Fitzroy Island, this option includes ferry transfers from Cairns that is not only an efficient way to get "from A to B" but makes for a spectacular tour in itself! Heading out from the Cairns Marina, you'll board a comfortable vessel and cruise out across the pristine reef waters towards the wonderful shores of Fitzroy Island on a journey that takes roughly 45 minutes. Once on Fitzroy Island, you'll have five hours to explore its many stunning natural offerings, taking part in a range of activities on both land and water including snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, kayaking, island adventures and much more.

Departing at 8:30am and 10:45am, this Fitzroy Island ferry tour offers a full day of enjoyment at one of Cairns' most popular and accessible Great Barrier Reef areas without breaking the budget. So if you're wanting to get an amazing reef experience without committing too much time or money, be sure to book online today.


What you need to know

  • Please note seasonal rates apply
  • Off Peak dates: 24th April - 24th June; 1st November - 20th December; 16th January 2024 - 28th March 2024
  • Peak dates: 1st April - 23rd April; 25th June - 31st October; 21st December - 15th January 2024; 29th March - 31st March 2024
  • Return ferry transfers to Fitzroy Island
  • Up to 6 hours on the island
  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs
  • Depart Cairns at 8:30am or 10:45am, depart Fitzroy at 4pm (2:15pm departure subject to availability on the day). Arrive in Cairns at approx. 4:45pm
  • Guests will receive a text message the afternoon prior to departure with berth number and vessel as well as a link to a map directing them to the correct location
What To Bring
  • Voucher
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash/credit card for food and drinks on the island
Additional Information
  • If selecting the full day trip with lunch, please specify if you would prefer a hot or cold lunch at the time of booking. If no preference is given, guests will receive the cold option (sandwich and wrap)
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

4.659 reviews

Great experience, beautiful island, wonderful staff.

Had a lovely day on Fitzroy island, the ferry to and from was great, and the staff were informative and quite funny. Loved getting to sit on the sundeck during the ferry ride and the bar and ice cream on the way back was an added bonus. Will definitely be booking again.

Jessica Harvey about 1 month ago

Raining but wonderful! The walk to nudey is stunning!

Even though it was raining it was still amazing. There’s a restaurant/cafe/bar with food and drinks and plenty to see and do! The walk to nudey beach was gorgeous. Jaz and Richard on Fitzroy Island Tours were lovely and will definitely book again! Don’t forget reef shoes there’s coral everywhere.

Natalie Capper about 2 months ago

Beautiful island, excellent snorkelling, professional, friendly

We chose the full day Fitzroy island day trip (8.30-4) as we had heard the snorkelling around the island along with the natural beauty there was fantastic - we didn’t do any other reef tours so cannot make comparison. Boat trip was nice size and crew-friendly (not too big compared to other providers). Left on time and arrived back on time. We hired snorkelling gear from the island resort for $12 per item, $36pp in wet season. We booked the glass bottom tour directly with Reef Unlimited (the tour provider) after initially booking just the ferry in and out. The glass bottom tour $25 pp ended up being a disappointment. Ok if you don’t snorkel but not worthwhile otherwise. They take you around the corner to Shark Fin Bay, talk about the coral for 5 mins then bring you back. We didn’t do the turtle rehab or the long hike. We found snorkelling was best a little ways up the beach from the jetty saw some big tropical fish, interesting coral, stingrays, and even some turtles out there in the deeper section. We loved the view at Nudey Beach, worth 20 mins return walk. We found there was a fair bit of shade on the island under the trees and despite large crowds of people, there was enough space to spread out. For most cost-effective would recommend you book the full-day ferry return $80-90pp and then purchase the gear on the island for $36 pp (fins, stinger suit, mask) unless you find a better package deal.

Sam Franklin 4 months ago
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SAVE 15% on travel to Fitzroy Island. Valid until 9th June 2024