A visit to this tropical island is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. The lush rainforest meets sandy beaches before giving way to the marine life and coral of the Great Barrier Reef.
Fitzroy Island is an excellent full-day excursion for exploring both the reef and the rainforest. The island is almost entirely covered in thick rainforest. Explore walking trails with spectacular views and chances to see local wildlife and birds during your Fitzroy Island Day Trip. The island has a significant military history, having served as a military base during World War II.
The Great Barrier Reef’s coral reefs and marine life are only a short distance from the beach. To explore this fascinating habitat, choose the option to add snorkeling to your full-day travel pass when making your reservation. Try one of the many available activities above the surface, such as glass-bottom boat cruises, paddleboarding, or simply relaxing on the renowned Nudey Beach.
The air-conditioned catamaran arrives at Fitzroy Island after 45 minutes.
The Fitzroy Island Day Trip provides approximately 6 hours to explore the island.
Fitzroy Island National Park
Great Barrier Reef
8:30 am – Check-in Opens 9:15 am – Check-in Closes 9:30 am – Depart Cairns Marina 10:15 am – Arrive at Fitzroy Island 4:20 pm – Depart Fitzroy Island 5:30 pm – Arrive at Cairns Marina
*Please note, that seasonal departures may apply
Your Fitzroy Island Day Trip includes Return transfers to and from Fitzroy Island only.
You can add on Snorkel Equipment hire with your booking.
If you would like to hire a camera for the day, this is available onboard the boat. Please speak to the photographers (Calypso Imagery) to arrange your hire on the day.
What to bring
Towel, hat, sunscreen as well as swimwear and sunglasses
Sturdy footwear if you intend to complete any of the Bushwalk Trails
Cash or credit card for snacks, drinks and souvenirs
In addition, you can bring along a picnic lunch, however, no alcohol is permitted due to the Resort liquor licensing. Foxy’s Bar is also open to purchase meals and drinks.
How to get there
Fitzroy Island Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.
Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, between 8:30 am and 9:15 am to collect your boarding passes.
The main beach at Fitzroy Island is a coral beach. This can be uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet, so we recommend keeping your shoes on. Once you head over to Nudey Beach, there are soft white sands which can be accessed with bare feet.
If your booking is affected for any reasons during COVID, we will allow you to change your travel date.
If you are unsure when you will travel, your booking will be open dated with NO expiration date.
Cancellation fees are as follows
20% cancellation fee 30 days or more before departure
50% cancellation fee if within 30 days before departure
100% cancellation fee within 14 days before departures
Schedules subject to change without notice
Scuba Diving Insurance
All passengers are strongly advised to purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy that includes trip cancellation insurance and Evacuation & Medical cover for scuba diving.
Please be aware that not all Travel Insurance companies cover scuba diving and in-water activities. Please read the wording of your policy carefully.
Any evacuation, vessel relocation, or medical expenses are the diver's financial responsibility in a Medical Emergency. We strongly recommend the purchase of dive insurance.
Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy
We reserve the right to change vessel, dive locations, and prices without notice.
Please note we must receive at least 48 hours' notice from you when choosing to cancel or reschedule a reservation. Cancellation refunds are not given within 48 hours' notice. This includes factors beyond your control, including medical problems, airline delays, bad weather, etc.
Please refer to the Trade Practices Act 1974. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
Please contact our office if you require any further information.
Terms And Conditions
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Children’s prices are from 8 – 15 years of age
Please call to confirm your trip 48 hours in advance on +61 7 4037 2700
We are not liable for changes to tours, pricing or itineraries; all of which are subject to change without notice.
Neither this site, nor any associated company or agent advertised through this site is responsible for your costs or losses resulting from alterations, cancellations, loss of personal belongings, property damage, delay or personal injury.
All passengers are strongly advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation insurance, evacuation and medical cover. Please read the wording of your insurance policy carefully and ensure it covers you for all potential activities. In a medical emergency, any evacuation, vessel relocation, medical or other expenses are the financial responsibility of that passenger. Please be aware that scuba diving and other in-water activities are not covered by all travel insurance companies.
Please inform us of any special requirements prior to your date of travel; such as dietary requirements, allergies, mobility and disability issues. This can be done in the 'Booking Message' section of your online reservation or by contacting our friendly reservations team