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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
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From US$ 57.02 per person

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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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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 340 reviews

Review summary

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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

Thoroughly enjoyed our day on Fitzroy Island. We found the trip through Get Your Guide, along with many other things to do. We also booked the glass bottom boat. Booking was easy. We were pleased to have the option to delay payment until a couple of days before. We were required to upload Fitzroy Island Adventures boarding tickets to our phones, but the process was quick and easy.

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September 17, 2022

Loved Fitzroy Island. It was an excellent day and we snorkelled with turtles the highlight of our trip ... However in the future I would spend the night to take full advantage of the snorkelling at different times of the day and also probably take a bigger vessel to Fitzroy. Unfortunately we had unseasonable weather and the crossing was quite choppy... it was bearable for those who don't get seasick but it wasn't so pleasant for those who do. Being on a larger vessel may have helped this a little.

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July 25, 2022

Product ID: 37490