Fitzroy Island Full Day/Half Day Tour

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Half Day Island Transfers(Adult)
Half Day Island Transfers(Child 4-14yrs)
Half Day Island Transfers Family(2A+2C)
Full Day Island Transfers(Adult)
Full Day Island Transfers(Child 4-14yrs)
Full Day Island Transfers Family (2A+2C)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 1(Adult)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 1(Child 4-14yrs)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 1 Family(2A+2C)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 2(Adult)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 2(Child 4-14yrs)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 2 Family(2A+2C)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 3(Adult)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 3(Child 4-14yrs)
Island Transfers+Activity Pass 3 Family(2A+2C)
Infant(0-3yrs)
Picnic lunch

Tour Information

Time

  • Cruises depart daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (a short walk from most Cairns accommodation)
  • Half Day Tour departs at 11am and return at approx 2:45pm, Check in opens at 10:15am
  • Full Day Tour 9am and return from Fitzroy Island at approximately 4pm, Check in opens at 8:15am

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.

You can either choose half day or full day tours.

Departing at 11am, this Fitzroy Island ferry tour offers a half 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, book online today.

Full day Fitzroy Island tour provides you up to 6 hours to explore its many stunning natural offerings, taking part in a range of activities on both land and water including glass bottom boat tour, snorkel gear and full use of all beach hire equipment all in the one package, as well as an included picnic lunch (optional extra). Snorkelling in Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach offers the chance to explore a fringing reef which supports many species of fish and invertebrates. For everything, you'll need for the comprehensive Fitzroy Island experience.

Full Day Tour includes Half Day Tour includes
  • Up to 6 hours to explore Fitzroy Island
  • 45 minute ferry to Fitzroy Island return
  • Depart Cairns 9am – Depart Fitzroy 4pm
  • More time to explore, relax and play!
  • Enjoy more optional extras
  • Walk through the rainforest
  • Picture perfect scenery
  • Over 2 hours to explore Fitzroy Island
  • 45 minute ferry to Fitzroy Island return
  • Depart Cairns 11am – Depart Fitzroy 2pm
  • Great option if you wish to stay dry
  • Swim at various beaches
  • Walk through the rainforest
  • Picture perfect scenery

Options

  • Snorkel directly from the beach
  • Beach hire of snorkel equipment and paddle skis
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Sea Kayaking full day tour
  • Bushwalking on National Park walking tracks
Snorkel Hire
Uncrowded, untouched, unbelievableHire snorkel gear and explore the fringing coral reefs in both Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach, with hard and soft corals only meters from the shore.

Glass Bottom Boat
Explore below from above!Stay dry and book a ride around the island to see some of the best coral reefs around the island. Spot sea turtles and colorful fish as you are guided by our expert staff.
Beach Hire
You control the fun!Rock up to the Beach Adventure Hut and speak to our friendly staff about hiring fun beach activities such as Paddle Boards, Kayaks (to use in the bay only) and more. Open until 3.30pm

Snorkel Experience Tour
Would you like to learn more about the Reef?Our friendly and expert marine biologists will take a small group out to visit some of the abundant coral reefs Fitzroy Island has to offer such as Shark Fin Bay.A boat will take the group out for an approx 35 minute snorkel tour and all equipment is supplied. A perfect introduction for first time snorkellers.

Sample Menu for Packed picnic lunch

(please choose this option at time of purchase if you would like lunch included in your experience)

  • Cold option – fresh wrap + sandwich
  • Hot option – beef and potato curry
  • Dietary options vegetarian, celiac, gluten, pork free (must call to arrange)
  • No infant lunch available
  • Plus all options come with a piece of seasonal fruit, muesli fruit bar, juice and bottle of water.

Recommended Itinerary (Based on a Full Day tour)

  • 8:30am - Arrive: Check in at Fitzroy Island Adventures counter at Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns
  • 9.00am - Departure : Sit back, relax and talk to our friendly team while you cruise to Fitzroy Island
  • 9:45am - Pick up hired snorkel gear : Head to the Adventure Hut to hire snorkel equipment, paddleboards, kayaks and life vests
  • 10:00am - Swim + Beach Hire Activities : Keep cool and enjoy the multiple options you can hire and do at Adventure Beach Hut including snorkeling, glass bottom boat, paddle boarding or kayaking. Want some more adventurous? Book in early for the guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist
  • 12:30pm - Lunch : Grab your cool delicious healthy picnic lunch and drink and enjoy it anywhere on the island
  • 1:30pm - Rainforest Walks : Walk off the lunch with multiple walks around the National Park including a summit walk and a short 20min walk to the famous Nudey Beach
  • 2:15pm - Swim + Beach Hire Activities : Keep cool and enjoy the multiple options you can hire and do at Adventure Beach Hut including snorkeling, glass bottom boat, paddle boarding or kayaking.
  • 3:15pm - Relax : Fitzroy Island is the perfect place to relax
  • 3:45pm - Board boat : Head back to the wharf to get ready for departure at 4pm

Tour Inclusive

Fitzroy Island Half Day Tour includes:

  • Return ferry transfers to Fitzroy Island
  • Up to 3 hours on the island
  • Total price includes a levy of $5 per person for recovery of Fitzroy Island facilities licence fees, admin costs & charges.

Fitzroy Island Full Day Tour includes:

  • Return ferry transfers to Fitzroy Island
  • Up to 6 hours on the island
  • Total price includes a levy of $5 per person for recovery of Fitzroy Island facilities licence fees, admin costs & charges.

Fitzroy Island Full Day Island Transfers + Activity Pass 1,2 or 3 Package includes:

  • Return Transfers aboard Fast Catamaran (approx. 45 min each way)
  • Activity Pass 1 includes Snorkel Equipment + beach hire equipment
  • Activity Pass 2 includes Glass Bottom Boat + beach hire equipment
  • Activity Pass 3 includes Snorkel Equipment + Glass Bottom Boat + beach hire equipment
  • Use of all other beach hire equipment are subject to availability
  • Total price includes a levy of $5 per person for recovery of Fitzroy Island facilities licence fees, admin costs & charges.

Tour Exclusive

  • Private consumption
  • Travel insurance (can be purchased from FIT Travel)
  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs
  • Optional activities once on the island
  • Packed picnic lunch (please choose this option at time of purchase if you would like lunch included in your experience)

Transportation

  • Please check-in at the Fitzroy Island Adventures desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal, which is located at the end of Spence Street opposite the Shangri La Hotel.
  • Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time with your booking confirmation ready.
  • There is no parking at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Metered outdoor street parking is available near the terminal and in the Esplanade Lagoon carpark. The Pier shopping complex also provides undercover car parking. It’s only a few minutes on foot to the Reef Fleet Terminal from both of these locations.

 

Notices

  • The itinerary is quoted in Australian dollars (AUD).
  • Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, we will let you know at the time of booking if this might affect your tour.
  • Prices listed on this site are per person, unless otherwise specified.
  • Prices advertised include GST.
  • Tours and pricing are subject to change without notice.
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Child Policy

  • Infants (0 - 3 years old) travel free of charge on the Fitzroy Island ferry, number of infants travelling must be advised at the time of booking.
  • Child: 4-14 years old inclusive.
  • Family: 2 adults + 2 children (4-14 years old).
  • All passengers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What To Bring

  • Voucher
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash/credit card for additional purchases once on the island

Thing to Know

  • Public Toilets -
    Fitzroy Island is home to a private resort which is exclusive to their guests. Public bathrooms are located near the camping grounds. See map for more info.  If you wish to use the bathroom facilities near Foxy’s Bar, you will need to ask for a coupon when purchasing a beverage or food per person.
  • Walks -
    Some walks including the one to Nudey Beach, can be steep and not suitable for wheelchairs, prams etc. Please speak to our friendly team on the island for advice on the day
  • Stinger Season -
    Between November and May each year, the water contains jellyfish stingers. We highly recommend a lycra suit to be worn during this period which you can hire at the Adventure Beach hut.

Q&A

  • Where do I park?
    Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal. Hourly cost is from AUD $1.20 for indoor and outdoor parking. All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf at approximately $3 per day.
  • Do I need to check in on the day?
    Yes, please check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (Look for Fitzroy Island signage) at least 45 minutes prior to your departure. Please present relevant vouchers or itineraries at check in exchange for your boarding passes.
  • Do you have hotel transfers?
    We have hotel transfers and prices vary depending on location of your hotel. Please call our team for more info. From $18 for Cairns and $22 for Northern Beaches.
  • Can I take a pram on board?
    All our vessels are pram friendly. However walks on the island can be rocky and include steps so are not advised when walking. Ask our friendly team at the beach hire hut to store the pram for you.
  • How long does it take to get to Fitzroy Island?
    Approx 45 mins. We travel south along the Cairns coastline with spectacular views.

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