Fitzroy Island Day Trip - Full Day

Tour Code: 115

Departing: Cairns

Family Deal Save $53
  • Hike your way to the top of Fitzroy Island for the view from the lighthouse across the vista of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
  • As soon as you reach the island book a tour to visit the Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and leave a donation 
  • There are wonderful walking trails on Fitzroy Island to the Secret Garden, Nudey Beach (keep your clothes on), the Lighthouse and other beach trails.  
  • Family Deal - Save $91 based on 2 adults & 2 children

Included In Price

  • Fast air-conditioned catamaran to and from the island
  • Enjoy a full day with 5 hours on the island or a half day with 3.5 hours on the island
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Access to self-guided rainforest walks and pristine beaches

Take a 45 minute scenic boat ride from Cairns to spend a day snorkelling and scuba diving on Fitzroy Island, or do some hiking up to the top of the island up to the lighthouse then thru the rainforest to the Secret Garden.

From Cairns we provide fast ferry boat transfers to and from Fitzroy Island daily so visitors can spend a full day exploring the coral reefs and the mountainous terrain on the Island. 

Check in for the Fitzroy Island ferry tour is directly at the Cairns Marina.

Fitzroy Island Ferry Boat Tours - Great Barrier Reef Activities on the Island

Fitzroy Island is a mecca for fun water and land activities, relax or be active both can be enjoyed here.

A large range of beach hire equipment is available for hire on the island.

Explore the island by foot as there are many hiking tracks suited to different fitness levels on Fitzroy Island.

Take a tour through the turtle rehabilitation centre or just relax under a tree beachside.

A Day on Fitzroy Island - Great Barrier Reef

Choose the option that suit you best.

Full day Fitzroy Island - 08:45am Departure

8.00am Check in opens
8.45am Depart Cairns Marina
9.30am Arrive Fitzroy Island
4.00pm Depart Fitzroy Island
4.45pm Arrive Cairns Marina

Snorkeling Equipment Hire - needs to be prebooked

Please ensure you prebook your snorkel equipment, it includes:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Lycra suit
  • Life jacket

Snorkelling equipment will be given out on board the vessel enroute to Fitzroy Island.

Passengers must return items once re-boarding vessel.

Activities on Fitzroy Island

The Fitzroy Island Sports Hub Fitzroy Island Sports Hub is located in the Resort, close to the reception.
Fitzroy Island Sports Hub is located in the Resort, close to the reception.

  • Snorkel Safari Tour - 90 minutes
  • Kayak or SUP Guided Tour
  • Kayak or SUP Hire
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Tour - 45 minutes - 1.45pm

Fitzroy Island Hikes

Discover Fitzroy Island by foot with a variety of hikes that venture up through the mountain range and amidst tropical rainforests that cover the island.

A variety of reptiles, birdlife and flying foxes call Fitzroy Island home and may be seen as you follow the tracks.

Choose a hike to suit your fitness levels:

  • Lighthouse Road – 3.6km return – 2 hrs
  • Summit Track – 2.6km return – 3hrs
  • Secret Garden – 1km return – 45 mins
  • Nudey Beach – 1km return – 45 mins
  • Boulder Lookout - 300m return – 30 minutes

Dining on Fitzroy Island


Foxy’s is a large Pacific Islands bar with a 70s structural theming, situated right on the beach front, about 100 metres from the resort buildings, south of the main creek (on the way to Nudey Beach). Foxy’s Bar features the best beachside view for sunset, pool tables, a dance floor and big sports TV.

Foxy’s has an excellent casual cafe style food menu including kids meals and provides a wide range of beers, wine and soft drinks plus a cocktail menu and the essential cappuccino! Food and drinks are also served from Zephyr Restaurant and the Pool Bar. 

Join the Happy Hour daily from 3-4pm and 8-9pm on Friday & Saturday evenings.

The General Store is located next to Foxy’s.

Opening Hours:

Beverage: 10:00am to late
Lunch service: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Dinner service: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Opening hours are subject to change

***Zephyr Restaurant***

Zephyr Restaurant on Fitzroy Island is open daily for breakfast and dinner and overlooks the calm waters of Welcome Bay offering a true tropical dining experience. At night the outdoor terraces come alive with diners enjoying the alfresco setting for a la carte dining offering Modern Australian Cuisine. 

Zephyr is the perfect venue for families, friends or a romantic dinner. For a truly intimate experience, book a private dinner for you and your loved one – perfect for a proposal or celebration. 

The team at Zephyr pride ourselves in offering an unparalled dining experience delivered with a warm smile, and great views. The restaurant is fully licensed and has a wide selection of wines and beverages available.


Opening Hours

Breakfast: 7:30am to 11:00am, last booking at 10:30am 
Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:00pm (last booking at 8pm)*

Food and drink service is also out of Foxy’s and the Pool Bar. Opening hours are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for both breakfast and dinner.

We recommend you make your preferred breakfast & dinner booking time on arrival as the restaurant can get busy during the weekend and school holidays. 

Read our blog - Green Island or Fitzroy Island.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • 8.00am Check in opens
  • 8.45am Depart Cairns Marina
  • 9.30am Arrive Fitzroy Island
  • 4.00pm Depart Fitzroy Island
  • 4.45pm Arrive Cairns Marina
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Full day 6.5 hours on the island

Available for Purchase / Hire

Restaurant and bar facilities available on Fitzroy Island

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Camera
  • Hat, sunscreen and sun safe clothing
  • Swimming costume and towel
  • Credit cards or cash for food, drinks and optional activities
  • Light jacket for cool/windy days
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Walking shoes and socks

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Child Fare 4-15 years inclusive
  • Infants under 4 years travel for free.

Cancellation policy:

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.

Tour Operator's Cancallation Policy:

100% cancellation fee will be charged for passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure.


Fitzroy Island Day Trip - Full Day

Tour Code: 115

Departing: Cairns

Family Deal Save $53



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

Child: au$53.00
Family: au$239.00

Tour Code: 115



16 yrs & over

4 - 15 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
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+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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