Things to do in Cairns

Fitzroy Island half day reef cruise


  • 5 hours in total

  • Transport included

  • Pick up at a meet-up point

What To Expect

Our high speed Thunderbolt vessel dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes you to get to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Traveling South from Cairns, we rocket through the calm waters along the coastline to Fitzroy Island. Once part of mainland Australia, Fitzroy Island is now home to a fringing coral reef with 94% of the island protected and maintained as National Park.

You'll also find that Fitzroy Island has so much to do and explore for free, and its massive!

You can swim in the calm waters of Welcome Bay, see fish swarming underneath the jetty, walk through the rainforest or building sandcastles at Nudey Beach.

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Itinerary

  • 10:00 am: Pick up at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal located at 1 Spence Street
  • Discover Fitzroy island
  • Picnic lunch (optional)
  • 02:30 pm: Depart from Fitzroy island and return to Cairns at approximately 3:00 pm

Note

  • You can hire snorkel gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards once you are on the island from our Beach Hire hut
  • You can upgrade to our hot or cold packed picnic lunch from just $15 per person, with dietary choices available
  • 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

What's included

  • Super fast 30-minute ride to Fitzroy Island aboard Thunderbolt
  • Ocean trampoline
  • Half day to explore the island

What's not included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Picnic lunch (You can upgrade to our hot or cold packed picnic lunch from just $15 per person, with dietary choices available)
  • Other activities not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Small group tour
  • Instant confirmation
  • Join group message after payment
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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Small group tour with picnic lunch
  • Instant confirmation
  • Join group message after payment
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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US$60  per person

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximize your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

My question is not listed here. What should I do?

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