Fitzroy Island
Half Day or Full Day Reef Cruise

On The Great Barrier Reef

Fitzroy Island half day trips $79, or spend a full day for $84 on the Great Barrier Reef. Only a 45 minute fast catamaran cruise from Cairns along the scenic coastline.

On arrival you can hire hire snorkel gear with masks and fins, paddle skis and stand up paddle boards from our beach hut.

Plus Fitzroy Island has so much to do and explore for free.

With walks through the rainforest, swimming in the calm waters of Welcome Bay, seeing fish swarming underneath the jetty or building sandcastles at Nudey Beach.

Check out beautiful
Fitzroy Island

Once part of mainland Australia, over time fringing coral reefs have formed around the island, with an amazing range of marine life, hard and soft corals.

When you check in at the Cairns Reef Fleet terminal, we will give you a map of the island showing the best snorkelling locations including those in Welcome Bay and world famous Nudey Beach.

Fitzroy Island Full Day

Departs Cairns 9am     Departs Fitzroy 4pm

Fitzroy Island Half Day

Departs Cairns 11am     Departs Fitzroy 2pm

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  • Family is 2 Adults + 2 Children
  • Child age is 4-14 years
  • Infants travel free but must be prebooked

Restrictions for Thunderbolt

  • Minimum age 8 years & minimum height 120cm
  • Not suitable for anyone who has a medical conditions including but not limited to; back, neck or spinal injuries, current or past heart conditions, whiplash
  • Seating and baggage restrictions apply

Prices valid to 31st March 2019.


  • Fast 45 minute transfer to Fitzroy Island aboard our fast catamaran
  • Ocean trampoline

Fitzroy Island Full Day

  • Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 9.00am
  • Fitzroy Island 4.00pm*

Fitzroy Island Half Day

  • Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 11.00am
  • Fitzroy Island 2.00pm*


  • You can hire snorkel gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards once you are on the island from our Beach Hire hut
  • Upgrade to our hot or cold packed picnic lunch from $20 per person, with dietary choice available
  • You have the option to change your Fitzroy Island departure time to 2pm OR 4pm on the day if there are seats available

Fitzroy Island Booking Conditions

To keep your day as safe as possible there are a few restrictions you should be aware of before making your booking :

  • We highly recommend having your own travel insurance
  • Those under 18 must travel with a guardian or parent
  • You must check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal located at 1 Spence Street no later than 20 minutes before your departure
  • The beaches on Fitzroy Island are not patrolled by surf life savers
  • Marine stingers are present in tropical waters from November – May. Lycra suits are available for use during this period
Author Scott Lahney last modified this page September 2nd, 2018

Fitzroy Island Adventures

On The Great Barrier Reef

Located only 45 minutes from Cairns, Fitzroy Island was once part of mainland Australia and is located just off the coast.

Come and see why Fitzroy Island is the favourite Great Barrier Reef holiday destination for Cairns locals and visitors alike.

07 4030 7990
to book your next adventure