Fitzroy Island - Half Day Tour

Tour Code: 598

Departing: Cairns

Family Deal Save $57
  • Whilst on your half day tour of Fitzroy Island take the opportunity to experience the incredible Lighthouse Walk if you are feeling fit and take a triumphant selfie at the top with views beyond to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • The Secret Garden Walk is a simple track through the lush Fitzroy Island forest. Immerse yourself in nature and keep your ears and eyes peeled for local wildlife.
  • Be sure to upgrade to include snorkel gear for the day and head to Nudey Beach to snorkel straight off the beach.
  • On our half day Fitzroy Island tour you can hire snorkel gear, book a picnic lunch, try stand up paddl boarding, go on a glass bottom boat tour, book a guided snorkel tour, book a visit to the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre 
  • Family Deal - Save $91 based on 2 adults & 2 children

Included In Price

  • 45 minute return boat transfers to/from Cairns to Fitzroy Island

Spot cute clown-fish, friendly sea turtles and much more. The best value half day reef trip in Cairns.

With a 11:00am departure you can enjoy a leisurely morning in Cairns grabbing breakfast at a local cafe or just enjoying a sleep-in before hopping aboard our ferry tour boat for the 45 minute cruise to Fitzroy Island.

Getting there will be half the fun as you watch the beautiful scenery pass you by!

Once part of the Australian mainland, Fitzroy Island now sits just off the coast south of Cairns and provides an idyllic tropical setting to relax an afternoon away in paradise.

There is a range of fun activities on the island with something to keep everyone happy, from snorkelling to hiking a trail through the forest to enjoy the incredible 360 degree view from the island’s summit. 

Fitzroy is also home to Nudey Beach (not a nudist beach), a small hidden cove with gleaming white sand that was voted in the Top 10 of the 101 Best Australian Beaches.

Take a short walk through the forest from the main beach to discover this hidden gem. 

You will have over two hours to spend on the island before the cruise back to Cairns, arriving back on the mainland at approximately 2:45pm.

Fitzroy Island 

With it’s idyllic mix of beautiful white-sand beaches, easily accessible coral reefs, rainforest hiking trails and a range of fun activities for kids and adults, there is good reason why Fitzroy Island is one of the most popular reef destinations for both travellers and locals alike.

The island was originally part of the Australian mainland and still forms part of a mountain range south of Cairns.

A large fringing reef wraps around most of the island and visitors can enjoy easy access to beautiful coral gardens by simply wading off the beach to snorkel.

The reef is home to a wide range of marine species, from tiny brightly coloured fish hiding amongst the coral, to large pelagic fish species that are a prized catch for fisherman. You can also see small reef sharks cruising above the reef and graceful sea turtles that seem to glide through the water as if they were flying.

The steep hike to the summit of the island will be rewarded with amazing 360 degree views from the peak, with the wide open expanse of the Pacific Ocean to the east and the lush green mountains of the mainland to the west and the bright azure blues and coral patches of the island's reef down below.

Fitzroy Island has something for everyone and you’re sure to enjoy a half day exploring this tropical paradise on your afternoon cruise.  

Great Barrier Reef Tour Highlights

  • Ride on a comfortable air conditioned boat to a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.
  • Relax and swim at one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches - Nudey Beach. 
  • Kids and anyone young at heart will love riding around the coral reefs in a glass bottom boat
  • Spot a friendly sea turtle as you snorkel around the fringing reefs on Fitzroy Island.
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Depart Cairns at 10:45AM, depart Fitzroy at 2:15PM. Arrive in Cairns at approx. 3PM

  • Fitzroy Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour | 30 minutes
  • Snorkel Equipment Hire
  • Picnic Lunch | Dietary Requirements must be advised prior to travel
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Baggage, weather, medical and seating restrictions apply
  • Activities on the island include tracks which are graded as difficult, requiring a high level of fitness
  • Guests visiting the island are to use the public bathroom facilities at the camping ground at no further charge
  • Please note the beaches on Fitzroy Island are not patrolled by surf life savers
Additional Information

Guests can bring own snacks and bottled water

Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Hat
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases
  • Sandals or walking shoes
  • Sun safe clothing
  • Water bottle

  • Child Fare 4-14 years inclusive
  • Infants 3 and under travel free but must be booked
  • Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Operator's cancellation policy:

A cancellation fee of 100% will apply if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure.

Some services may be cancelled or modified as a result of weather/tidal conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

In the rare event that Fitzroy Island Adventures needs to cancel, the guest will be provided with an alternate day of travel, offered another Reef Unlimited product, or a full refund.

Fitzroy Island - Half Day Tour

Tour Code: 598

Departing: Cairns

Family Deal Save $57



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$56.00
Family: au$239.00

Tour Code: 598



15 yrs & over

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1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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