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Tour ID: 10063427

Fitzroy Island is just a short 30 minute trip from Cairns on our high-speed Thunderbolt Cruise. Spend 4 hours at lesiure on the island, and expeirience a tropical island paradise without spending an entire day.

  • High Speed Cruise vessel to get you there and back faster
  • Relax and unwind on the beach and
  • Use of the Ocean Trampoline
  • Hire some water sports equipment and explore the underwater world.

Explore the beautiful Fitzroy Island with four hours of your free time on the island. There is plenty to do on Fitzroy Island with snorkelling, kayaking, and glass bottom boat tour available from the beach hire hut, or you might choose to go bushwalking or spend your time sunbathing on the beach.

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal by 9.45am and you'll be directed to board your high-speed transfer vessel which will carry you Fitzroy Island. The high-speed ThunderBolt takes just 30 minutes to reach Fitzroy Island, and is the fastest transfer boat available, leaving you with 4 whole hours to explore the island. (Unfortunately, children under 8 years of age, or under 120cm in height are unable to travel on this vessel, and we would not recommend it for pregnant women or anyone with existing neck/spinal injuries)

Fitzroy Island is part of the 600 continental islands of the Great Barrier Reef, which was attached to the mainland before it was separated by rising waters. Over time, a coral reef flanked the island and provided refuge to a variety of corals and fish.

If you feel like exploring the island on or in the water, you can hire snorkelling equipment at the Beach Hire hut. Here you'll also find hire equipment such as Sea Kayaks and Paddle Boards, or perhaps you'd like to join a Glass Bottom Boat Trip. The Beach Hire staff can help you with all that you need.

Don't forget, you'll have access to the Ocean Trampoline throughout the day too, so there is plenty to keep you occupied.

With Walking Tracks around the island, you can simply explore on foot if you prefer, or perhaps walk around to Nudey Beach, which oddly, isn't a nudist beach. Nudey Beach is a secluded coral sand beach, which is just a little distance away from the action, but worth the walk.

So, hop aboard for an exhilarating trip to Fitzroy Island, but don't forget your swimmers, hat, sunscreen and a towel. Afterall you'll want to take advantage of that cool water and warm sun.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return Ferry Transfers on a high speed ferry (30 min. transfer), use of Ocean Trampoline (subject to availability).

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Available from the Beach Hire Hut:-
    Snorkelling equipment
    Paddle ski kayaks
    Glass bottom boat tour
    Stand Up Paddle Board

  • Duration:

    4 Hours on Fitzroy Island, 5 hours in total including transfers.

  • Departure:

    10:00 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Daily Departures: Ex Cairns: 10am / Ex Fitzroy Island: 2.30pm.
    Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at 9.15am.

  • What to bring:

    Towel, swimming costume, sunscreen, hat.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children 8 - 14yrs old pay child price, and must be at least 120cm in height.
    Infants and children under the age of 8 years are unable to travel on this high-speed vessel.
    All passengers under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Additional Information:

    Passengers who are pregnant, or have neck/spinal injuries should not travel on this half day cruise.

    Baggage restrictions apply - transfer not suitable for overnight island guests.

    A $5.00 per person Pay on Board fee for insurance charges, Cairns Port Authority per passenger levies, fuel surcharges, government taxes & charges and administration charges is payable on the day of travel.

  • Destinations:

    Fitzroy Island

Optional Extras

  • Plus Snorkelling

    Use of Snorkel Equipment throughout the day.

    Adults: $20.00 | Children: $10.00 | Family: $50.00

  • Plus Glass Bottom Boat

    Join a glass bottom boat trip on the island.

    Adults: $20.00 | Children: $10.00 | Family: $50.00

  • Plus Snorkelling AND Glass Bottom Boat

    Adults: $40.00 | Children: $10.00 | Family: $100.00

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