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Fitzroy Island Adventures Half Day

FROM: $89

Departure Times

Departs: 10:45 am - Daily
Returns: 3:00 pm - Daily

Departure Point: Counter 6, Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City

Pricing Options

$89 AUD / Person - Adult Return Ferry Transfers (15+) (Between: 16 Jan 2024 and 28 Mar 2024)
$56 AUD / Person - Child Return Ferry Transfers (4 - 14 yrs) (Between: 16 Jan 2024 and 28 Apr 2024)
RRP $72.5 $59 AUD / Person - Family Return Ferry Transfers (2A + 2C) ($236 Total) (Between: 16 Jan 2024 and 28 Mar 2024)
$139 AUD / Person - Adult Transfers With Snorkelling & Glass Bottom Boat (Between: 16 Jan 2024 and 28 Mar 2024)
$86 AUD / Person - Child Transfers With Snorkelling & Glass Bottom Boat (Between: 16 Jan 2024 and 28 Mar 2024)
RRP $116.5 $94 AUD / Person - Family Transfers With Snorkelling & Glass Bottom Boat (2A + 2C) ($376 Total) (Between: 16 Jan 2024 and 28 Mar 2024)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0 - 3 yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)

Join Experience Co all aboard the natural experience of a lifetime as you venture to the flourishing Fitzroy Island! 

  • Walk through lush rainforest boardwalks, relax at pristine beaches, enjoy island life and spot native wildlife.
  • The perfect half-day option for adults, kids, swimmers and non-swimmers alike! 
  • Add on snorkelling, a glass-bottom boat tour and a picnic lunch to your reef journey.
  • Explore the wonders of marine life and island wildlife for a day of accessible fun for everyone!

Fitzroy Island, nestled away amongst the Great Barrier Reef, is an utter island paradise laden with rich rainforests, dazzling beaches and unique wildlife. So, what are you waiting for? Hop aboard the Fitzroy Island Adventures ferry for the perfect half-day experience bound to immerse you in the magic of nature. Whether you’re an avid snorkeller, keen marine life lover, looking for a family-friendly day or simply want to perch yourself on the shores of world-class beaches, you won’t be disappointed! With an array of add-on activities, design your own itinerary and do as much, or as little, as you would like! 

Couple snorkelling off the blue waters of Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island

Highlights 

  • Deluxe ferry ride to Fitzroy Island National park
  • Visit the iconic Nudey Beach
  • Build your own adventure with optional add-ons
  • Learn about the marinelife below from marine biologists
  • Activities for all ages
  • Wander along rainforest boardwalks
  • Beachside relaxation
  • Add on snorkelling and a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Optional picnic lunch option available for a worry-free day
  • Excellent service & friendly crew
  • Pre-book optional extras and save!

Extend your time in paradise with the Fitzroy Island Full Day adventure! 

Let the good times row as natural marvels amaze you on a day of easy adventuring through paradise!

Sample Itinerary

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Island Rainforest Walks

Lace up those shoes and embark on a boardwalk rainforest journey into the depths of this incredible National Park. Brimming with lush tropical plants, shady canopies, interesting wildlife and natural tranquillity, breath easy and soak up the incredible environment around you! Please note that all walking tracks on Fitzroy Island are through unpatrolled National Park, and...

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Island Rainforest Walks

Lace up those shoes and embark on a boardwalk rainforest journey into the depths of this incredible National Park. Brimming with lush tropical plants, shady canopies, interesting wildlife and natural tranquillity, breath easy and soak up the incredible environment around you! Please note that all walking tracks on Fitzroy Island are through unpatrolled National Park, and visitors are asked to take care as they walk these trails at their own risk.

woman walking through a rainforest on a boardwalk with a backpack

Beachside Relaxing

Are you more of a beachside chiller? Well, perfect! Head down to the iconic Nudey Beach where white sands, clear waters and abundant coral gardens await. Cool off with a dip, sprawl out with a book on the shores or watch while your little ones play amongst the sand. With additional options like a picnic lunch or snorkelling available, you can really make a sublime day of it here on Fitzroy Island.

A family playing in the white sands of Nudey Beach

Deluxe Reef Cruising 

All aboard the spacious, smooth Fitzroy Island Ferry! Not only is this vessel the perfect way to get from Cairns to the island easily and quickly, it’s also an exciting adventure in itself! Hit the sun-soaked deck and drink in the stunning island vistas… you are in tropical paradise after all! Move around easily as smooth cruising awaits you across turquoise waters and bustling reefs below! 

Fitzroy Ferry with signage and passengers

Snorkelling & Glass-bottom Boat Tour (optional add-ons)

To add even more adventure to your time out on the reef, experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkel. With great-quality snorkels, masks, fins and lycra suits available for hire, you can dive into kaleidoscopic fringing reefs and rub shoulders with glistening fish, friendly sea turtles and maybe even spot a giant clam! Or, if you want to stay dry while experiencing the spectacular reef, add on a glass-bottom boat tour to your day and watch as the marvels below come to life before you… all the while staying dry! Please note these add-ons must be pre-booked and are not included in your ticket price.

Green sea turtle amongst coral reefs

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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Pre-book a charming picnic lunch at an additional cost to enjoy a seamless day of alfresco island dining! 

Platter of fruit and a picnic-packed wrap lunch

Picnic Lunch Pricing 

  • Adult $20pp
  • Child $20pp

Please note that the picnic lunch is not included in the tour and must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Options such as vegetarian, coeliac, glute...

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Pre-book a charming picnic lunch at an additional cost to enjoy a seamless day of alfresco island dining! 

Platter of fruit and a picnic-packed wrap lunch

Picnic Lunch Pricing 

  • Adult $20pp
  • Child $20pp

Please note that the picnic lunch is not included in the tour and must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Options such as vegetarian, coeliac, gluten-free, dairy/lactose-free, nut-free and vegan can be arranged with notice.

Dietary requirements must be noted at the time of booking and may incur an additional fee.

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What To Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit card for onboard purchases

What's Included

  • 45 minute return ferry transfers
  • 2 hours on the divine Fitzroy Island
  • Rainforest walks
  • Activities for all ages
  • On-board marine biology presentations
  • Beachside relaxation time
  • Excellent Service
  • Friendly Crew

What's Extra

  • Snorkel gear hire
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Picnic lunch ...

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What To Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit card for onboard purchases

What's Included

  • 45 minute return ferry transfers
  • 2 hours on the divine Fitzroy Island
  • Rainforest walks
  • Activities for all ages
  • On-board marine biology presentations
  • Beachside relaxation time
  • Excellent Service
  • Friendly Crew

What's Extra

  • Snorkel gear hire
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Picnic lunch 
  • Any dietary requirements fees
  • Onboard purchases

Terms and Conditions

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions.


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transport

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Information & Advice

All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

Bookings cancelled less than 24 HOURS before the tour departs will forfeit 100% of the total price paid.

Dates can be changed up to 24 HOURS before the tour departs at no additional charge.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Cairns Tours/ Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the boat depart from?

Boarding starts at 10:15 am for a 10:45 am departure. The Fitzroy Island Adventures Ferry is located at Finger A, Cairns Marlin Marina. You can check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street.

How long does the ferry take to get to Fitzroy Island?

The journey over to Fitzroy Island takes about 45 minutes.

Are hotel transfers included?

Unfortunately Fitzroy Island Adventures does not offer hotel return transfers. You will need to make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. It’s centrally located, and easy to walk to if you are staying in the city centre.

Can I take a pram onto Fitzroy Island?

Fitzroy Island Adventures vessels are pram friendly. However, there are very limited paths on Fitzroy Island suitable for prams. You have to walk through the rainforest to get to Nudey beach, where the path has many stairs and rocks.

What facilities are on Fitzroy Island?

Day visitors not staying at the resort have access to all of the island including bathrooms, cold freshwater showers and Foxy’s Bar and Restaurant. Some facilities such as the pool, are reserved for in-house guests staying at Fitzroy Island Resort.

Is it safe to swim at Fitzroy Island? Are there sharks or crocodiles?

Reef sharks are quite common and are a wonderful sight to see. They are quite shy creatures, so don’t fret if you see one. It will likely swim away from you. Crocodiles prefer to hang around the murky waters of rivers, lakes and swamps. So the water is too clear for them out at Fitzroy Island. Stingers are present in the summer months, so it is highly recommended that you wear a stinger suit or full body protective swimwear to avoid being stung.

What if I’m not a strong swimmer, can I still snorkel?

The beaches on Fitzroy Island are not patrolled by surf life savers. If you are not a confident swimmer, it is recommended you stay close to the shore and use flotation devices to assist when snorkelling. Fitzroy Island Adventures can provide these to you free of charge. Just ask the crew on board before you get to Fitzroy Island.

Is there somewhere I can park my car close to the Marina?

There is underground parking located at the Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-La Hotel opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal. You can purchase a “Reef Parker” ticket for around $15 per day. Another option is to park at Trinity Wharf near the Cruise Liner Terminal and walk about 5 mins along the boardwalk.

What is there to do on Fitzroy Island?

There are plenty of activities you can do on Fitzroy Island! You can hire snorkel equipment, do a glass bottom boat tour, or even hire stand up paddle boards and kayaks. For the adventurous, maybe visit the lighthouse via one of the walking tracks, or perhaps relax on one of the beaches and soak up the sun, or simply take a nap in the shade!

Will the water be cold?

Fitzroy Island is located in Tropical North Queensland, so the water temperature is very pleasant all year round. Approximate average water temperatures throughout the year range from 29C/83F in December - February (summer), to 22C/76F in June - August (winter).

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