Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
from AUD $92.40
Escape to Fitzroy Island, a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef located only 45 minutes by high-speed ferry from Cairns. Spend your day doing as much or as little as you please; relax on the beach, swim and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, take a glass-bottom boat tour – the choice is yours. You have the option to include only the round-trip ferry from Cairns, or to make the most of your day on Fitzroy Island, select the Activity Pass option which includes snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour, the use of stand-up paddle boards, paddle skis, a floating trampoline and a delicious picnic lunch.
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In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
8 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fitzroy Island Adventures with Raging Thunder, Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Enjoy Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder. Relax on the beach or explore the island and walk to the summit. Glass bottom boat is available or snorkelling equipment.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Raging Thunder Adventures, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Raging Thunder will get you to the island.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Fitzroy Island National Park, Fitzroy Island, Queensland 4871 Australia

Enjoy snorkelling or walking at Fitzroy Island. Spend a full day or just half a day.

Duration: 7 hours


  • Use of snorkel gear (if option selected)
  • Use of stinger suit (if option selected)
  • Glass-bottom boat tour (if option selected)
  • Use of ocean trampoline and paddle skis (if option selected)
  • Picnic lunch (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Fitzroy Island Adventures with Raging Thunder
  • Entry/Admission - Raging Thunder Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Fitzroy Island National Park


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • All Fees and Taxes

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Fitzroy island is absolutely beautiful! If you want to snorkel definitely go on either side of the pier to the big rocks on each side. We saw 4 turtles, a couple of blue spotted rays, and a vast array of fish. Even a couple of white tip reef sharks but they scare easily so don’t worry about them. Getting gear at the beach hut was easy and the staff of raging thunder were very nice and informative. The lunch they provide was delicious! I would say check out Nudey beach because it’s a great beach area and more secluded but if you want to snorkel don’t do it there because there isn’t much reef within the nudey beach section. My only bad review is that they need better snorkels, they tend to leak. So if you can bring your own snorkels, I’d say do that, at least until they upgrade.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
We had a great day at Fitzroy Island. There was plenty to do from snorkeling to hiking and the picnic lunch was great! Also, loved the glass bottom boat tour.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Gorgeous island! The beaches have coral so need shoes to walk around. Nice hikes available. Recommend snorkel safari - extra charge but a marine biologist will snorkel with your group to describe the types of coral and animals that you see. We snorkeled near nudey beach on other side of the island and there was a lot of coral variety- including an amazing blue one! Had to wear stinger suits due to the time of year. Liked the glass bottom boat as well! Turtle hospital unfortunately was closed the day we were there. Amazing drinks at Foxys with a nice view to relax.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
We just took the ferry over for our last afternoon in Cairns. We walked the secret garden path. So many birds! Just a wonderful relaxing end to our 3 weeks in Australia.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
The boat which took us to Fitzroy Island was very comfortable and you received some amazing views on the way. The sea was crystal clear, the rainforest breathtaking and the activities endless. The location was perfect for snorkelling and kayaking and the food and drink on the island was delicious. On the Island the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is something not to be missed. A perfect day in every way.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Fitzroy Island is located 45 minutes by boat from Cairns. It's a beautiful island - with coral beaches, giant boulders and rainforest walking tracks. It's a true paradise! We had a great time there. If you visit Cairns, make sure to visit Fitzroy Island.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Visited the island which was a beautiful place. Great snorkelling session with Phil amazing .. brill
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We bought the F2 option with lunch. So that we could enjoy everything the island had to offer. Lunch was good. The wind was a little strong so that we didn’t use the SUP for long. Hike to the lighthouse was very steep and demanding in some places.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I really enjoyed the beautiful scenery,peace and serenity in the island.Great tour.Thanks.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2018
Less crowded than Green Island. Tour company was great. Get snorkel gear and head opposite Nudey beach which is crowded. Lunch option was tasty. Showers on island. Glass bottom boat can be skipped as you can't really see anything. Ferry fills up fast. SUP and kayak also available. SUNSCREEN!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
We had a good time on Fitzroy Island. Very beautiful place. It's more relaxing on the beach. It better to buy food in the Fitzroy Island you will find it there few restaurants and bars with lot of delicious menu. It good day for just relaxing.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2018
Great day trip as we have been to the Great Barrier Reef platform. We snorkeled several shipwrecks that were very amazing! Lunch was Fantastic! The staff were very accomodating and informative. Thank you for a great day!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2018
Beautiful Island. The staff were very nice fun and helpful even though it was just a transport trip.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2017
Had a great day from start to finish.well worth the activities package and would advise for all ages. Big thanks to Fitzroy cruises
• Submitted 23 Nov 2017
Sehr empfehlenswert, der Insel und sein Strände selber ist die Beste und schönste die ich je gesehen habe. Kristallklares warmes Wasser zum Schnorcheln ideal. Der kleine zweite Strand eine halbe stunde Spaziergang ein Traum! kaum Menschen und die fische und Korallen gleich paar Meter schwimmen sind zum sehen. Das Team war sehr hilfsbereit auch, hat alles passt
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
I was an amazing day trip . The island itself is beautiful. Raging Thunder very well recommended.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017
It's an amazing place. I strongly recommend this activity, perfect balance between price and service received.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2017
It was a wonderful trip. Everything that was specified at booking was just as how it was during this activity. Really enjoyed our day trip to this beautiful Island.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
We have a 7, 5 and 3 yr old and it was all great. We loved it and so did they. So nice to do things on your holiday where you're not constantly looking at the clock anxious about the next bus leaving or the next show you're going to miss. Just relax, snorkel, hike, kayak, ocean trampoline have a cocktail and enjoy your day whenever and however you like. Staff were really friendly too.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
I would go on this again and again! The island is beautiful, there is so much to see and do. We paid for the package and used all of it. The glass bottom boat wasn't what I expected, but filled with useful information. Snorkeling and paddelboaring was a lot of fun. And the staff was helpful and fun
• Submitted 14 Jun 2017
Very good trip, would recommend the activity package, nice bar nearby for a drink before the trip home, had a great day.
• Submitted 25 May 2017
We signed up for activity pass and very glad we did. It was so much fun, the island is beautiful. Traveling with a 2 year old, I am glad we chose this trip. The boat ride was pleasant but not too long, and they had equipment that she could use. We also chose the lunch included which was a very nice sandwich, fruit, juice, water and nut bar. There was plenty for us and some we could share with our toddler. The staff were great, friendly and informative. I am very happy with our experience and recommend it to anyone who wants to see the reef and just have a pleasant and beautiful day.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2017
Must do! A great way to either relax or do as much as you want! I would recommend going for the activity pass 2 as it means you don't have to pay for each activity on the day. Kayaking was great, but as my first time snorkelling it was an experience I'll never forget!
• Submitted 06 Mar 2017

In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
8 hours 30 minutes

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