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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns provided by Fitzroy Island Adventures

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 including paddle boarding and snorkeling.
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.
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  • 1
    Fitzroy Island Adventures
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Fitzroy Island National Park
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 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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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
  • Fun activities such as paddle boarding, snorkeling, and paddle skiing
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of snorkel gear (if option selected)
  • Use of stinger suit (if option selected)
  • Glass-bottom boat tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Fitzroy Island Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Fitzroy Island National Park
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • All Fees and Taxes
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Glass bottom boat, snorkel equipment and guided snorkel tours now require pre-booking. Please update these items where mentioned
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Picnic lunch and beach hire equipment including stand up paddle boards and paddle skis are no longer available. Please update where these items are mentioned 
  • Covid Procedures: High levels of signage about distance and hygiene, we will have hand sanitizers around the vessel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
282Reviews
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Blair M wrote a review 11 Jan
Hervey Bay, Australia10 contributions
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.
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded yesterday
Thanks for the review Blair. Regards, Chris
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Karen W wrote a review 10 Jan
Redland City, Australia115 contributions39 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Amanda C wrote a review 1 Jan
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 3 weeks ago
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
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Holly O wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
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
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padba05 wrote a review Dec 2020
Whyalla, Australia159 contributions24 helpful votes
We booked including beach hire. A great day although it started by being directed to the wrong boat then redirected to the correct boat. An easy boat ride with an entertaining safety demo. We grabbed a couple paddle boards on arrival and had a quick paddle then grabbed
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the 4 stars Padba. Regards, Chris
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Fitzroy Island Adventures
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Ozcouple123
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Great trip to the island excellent staff
Had a good run out to the island. Was warned about the toilet situation on board use of public toilets were to the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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