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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

  • 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
Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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Round-trip ferry to Fizroy Island including a glass-bottom boat tour, picnic lunch and use of snorkel gear, ocean trampoline and paddle skis.
From US$93.95
Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfer
Round-trip ferry to Fitzroy Island with free time to enjoy the island at your leisure
From US$64.81
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.
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 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.
Reviews (170)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Nudey beach in Fitzroy Island, one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth

The catamaran trip itself was great, friendly staff, picturesque sights. Fitzroy Island looks like a screen from a Pirate movie. Nudey beach located close to the island's port, accessible through a comfortable, exotic short rainforest walk. Voted the most beautiful Australian beach in 2018. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank edith338
Reviewed 3 November 2018
Beautiful spot to spend a day or a night

This is an oasis in the top end not far at all from Cairns (short boat ride out from wharf). I only did the 11am-5pm half day trip which really was not enough. I was able to hike to the Summit and lighthouse which provided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
7  Thank JJB316
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Best island day trip from Cairns

OMG - beautiful, stunning, the snorkelling and view across the sea at Nudey beach are phenomenal. Relaxed vibe, although we didn't stay, the accommodation looked comfortable and the pool was great. Will return again!

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank ClareM9999
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile
Pleasant day, take the snorkel trip

We had a great day today going to Fitzroy island. PROS: The snorkel trip is $35 and worth every penny. Phil is a biologist and was an outstanding guide. The snorkeling is by far better where the trip takes you than around the public access...More

38  Thank G5673ZUmichaelm
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Excellent trip. We enjoy the entire trip and save so many sea life and beautiful beach. The scenery was beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank Thomastchen
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