Fitzroy Island Cairns and Outer Reef tour

Visit two iconic Great Barrier Reef locations in one day, combining a visit to Fitzroy Island and an outer reef trip to Moore Reef pontoon.

Fitzroy Island Cairns

While on Fitzroy Island, explore the lush rainforest that covers 99% of the island. Snorkel off the beach or relax on the white sands of Nudey Beach- once voted the best beach in Australia.

Following the morning on Fitzroy Island, head to the outer reef for a day full of activities.

Outer Reef Trip

Snorkel in the naturally coral-fringed lagoon while trained lifeguards keep watch. There are two snorkel platforms on the pontoon with water access via stairs, providing easy entry to explore Moore Reef. An enclosed ocean pool is excellent for kids to swim in the saltwater at wading height, while a slide down the 30-metre spiral waterslide is a great way to enter the tropical ocean.

If you prefer to stay dry, there are still plenty of options to explore. A semi-submersible tour is a great way to tour the reef without jumping in the water, while a glass-bottom boat tour provides views from above. Onboard the pontoon, visit the underwater observatory to view the impressive natural fish tank with views of the outer reef coral and marine life. A visit to the touch tank gets you up close to marine life while learning about this unique ecosystem.

other options to explore the reef

Want to spend more time on Fitzroy Island Cairns and the outer reef? Try this two-day option.

If you are keen to dive into the Great Barrier Reef, try a day trip to visit two locations.

Spend a night on the Great Barrier Reef.


Fitzroy Island

Moore Reef Pontoon


Included in your Fitzroy Island and Outer Reef Trip

  • Return transfer in an air-conditioned catamaran
  • 1 hour on Fitzroy Island
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • 30-metre spiral water slide into the ocean
  • Glass bottom boat tour and semi-submersible tour
  • Lunch along with tea and coffee while stationary
  • Marine life touch tank
  • Kids ocean pool enclosure
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentations
  • Marine naturalist presentations
  • Lycra suit and buoyancy vest

Optional Extras

  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Seawalker helmet dive
  • Introductory scuba dive
  • Certified scuba dive

What to bring

What do I need to bring?

  • swimming costume and beach towel
  • sunscreen (SPF 30+) reef friendly is recommended
  • sun protective clothing such as t-shirt or rash vest, hat and sunglasses
  • cash or credit card for purchases, snacks and optional activities while onboard
  • camera (you can also hire an underwater digital camera onboard)

How to get there

Important Information

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

Some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you complete our Scuba Diving Questionnaire prior to booking. After all, we want you to be able to enjoy every aspect of your adventure.

On the other hand, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.  If you are joining multiple dives, however, you will need to wait 24 hours after your last dive. Additionally, this also includes Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning. However, we recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible

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Tour Features


The Moore Reef Pontoon is the only Pontoon completely surrounded by Coral!

Moore Reef Pontoon

Moore Reef Pontoon

The Moore Reef pontoon is the perfect destination to experience all that the outer reef has to offer. Visitors of all ages and abilities can view and interact with the reef in so many ways.


Fitzroy Island views of the beach

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Full Day Trip

Return boat transfer from Cairns to Fitzroy Island.




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