Only 45 minutes from Cairns, Fitzroy Island is a fantastic island to visit with beautiful beaches, clear water and lots of fun activities for all the family.
Fitzroy Island is one of 600 "Continental" or "High" islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home for a variety of fish and coral species.
Keeping to the calm waters of the coastline and passing spectacular scenery along the way, your ferry cruise to the island by fast catamaran takes just 45 minutes.
Once you arrive, this package gives you plenty of free time to explore the island. Activities on Fitzroy Island include kayaking, snorkelling, exploring the rainforest along many walking trails or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches.
Thing To Do On Fitzroy Island (extra cost):
Snorkel directly from the beach
Beach Hire of snorkel equipment, paddle ski, kayaks,
Giant ocean trampoline
Glass bottom boat tours
Nudey Beach (clothes optional - all over tan)
Bushwalking on National Park walking tracks
Return Ferry Transfers on a high speed ferry (45 min. transfer).
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
Your trip will depart The Marina in Cairns at 8.30am. Afternoon departure from Fitzroy Island is at 4.30pm.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Maximum 170 Participants
Fitzroy Island Day Trips are available for anyone, there is no experience or health requirements for this experience.
All children though must be accommpanied by an adult or guardian 18 yrs and over when travelling to the Island.
Child Age: 4-14 years
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Participants are encouraged to prepared for the trip as they would for a day at the beach.
There is a $5 per person Pay on Board fee/levy for insurance charges, port fees, fuel surcharges, administration charges & GST. This fee can be paid on the day of the trip.
As lunch is not included on this trip, participants will need to bring money along with them if they wish to buy lunch on the island.
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EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
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