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2-Day Moore Reef Fitzroy Island Package

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal $$$ Saver
  • Enjoy a day on our state-of-the-art, multi-level Outer Great Barrier Reef floating activity pontoon with super-sized sundeck and one-of-a-kind spaghetti waterslide that even the adults enjoy that departs from Cairns.
  • On our Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour you will meet some of Moore Reef’s resident characters, including Wally the giant, intricately marked Maori Wrasse fish and Dora the friendly sea turtle
  • This 2 day combo package tour deal from Cairns offers 2 amazing snorkelling locations – snorkel the fringing reef from the beach on Fitzroy Island, explore the coral gardens and marine life at Moore Reef on the outer Barrier Reef.
  • Great fun, great value 2 day Great Barrier Reef tour to visit Fitzroy Island and an outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon from Cairns. 

Amazing value, Cairns 2 Day Great Barrier Reef tour and an Island adventure combo deal. Snorkel the Outer Barrier Reef from a pontoon, explore Fitzroy Island, and much more. Save with this great value combo tour deal.

From Cairns experience a Great Barrier Reef island and an Outer Barrier Reef tour over 2 days on this combo package tour deal to Fitzroy Island and our Moore Reef interactive pontoon.

You'll be spoilt for choice with a huge range of reef and island activities to choose from including snorkeling, diving, helicopter flights & rainforest walks.  

Day One – Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour to Moore Reef Interactive Pontoon

Depart from Cairns Marlin Marina and take a boat cruise to Moore Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef in just 90 minutes aboard a modern, high-speed catamaran. Enjoy fresh coffee and tea on your journey to the Barrier Reef, learn some snorkelling tips and find out fascinating reef facts from a marine naturalist.

State-of-the-art Moore Reef floating pontoon

The choices are almost endless once you reach the new two-storey Moore Reef floating pontoon. Recently upgraded in mid-2017 and 45 metres in length, the new pontoon boasts one of the region's largest second-story sundecks offering plenty of room for sunbathing and relaxing.

Big kids and little kids will love the new theme park style spaghetti waterslide, the only one of its kind on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, that will have you splashing directly into the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

The pontoon also has two large scuba dive platforms which make getting in and out of the water quick and easy so you can enjoy snorkelling and exploring the reef at your own pace throughout the day. 

A hot and cold buffet lunch on the floating pontoon is included. 

Great range of activities to suit everyone

Enjoy a range of in water and out of water activities, including snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours.

This is the perfect Great Barrier Reef tour option for non-swimmers.

Optional activities include guided snorkelling tours, scenic helicopter flights, introductory and certified scuba diving, and helmet diving. Flotation devices are available for individuals with limited mobility/non-swimmers.

Day Two – Fitzroy Island

Depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 9.30am, then sit back and relax with complimentary tea and coffee served onboard your high-speed catamaran for the quick 45-minute trip to Fitzroy Island. 

You'll have over five hours to explore beautiful Fitzroy Island's pristine beaches and untouched forests, and enjoy a host of water and land-based activities.

  • Snorkel straight off the beach and explore the stunning fringing reef
  • Relax on the pristine beaches
  • Take a self-guided rainforest walk and spot the unique birdlife, flying foxes and reptiles that inhabit the island.
  • Head to the Raging Thunder Beach Hut to hire your choice of water activities equipment or book a tour: 
    • Stand up paddle boards
    • Paddle skis
    • Snorkelling equipment
    • Ocean trampoline
    • Coral viewing board
    • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
    • Glass bottom boat tour
Dining options on Fitzroy Island

Head to Foxy's Bar and Cafe on the island for some delicious casual cafe-style food and coffee. Foxy's is fully licensed and offers a great selection of beers, wine and cocktails. 

There is also a General Store located next to Foxy's. 

If you are a non-swimmer but still wish to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef then this is the tour for you.

Day 1: Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour

Cruise to a floating pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef

Departing from Cairns city hop aboard your high-speed catamaran, grab a fresh coffee and ltake in the views of East Trinity and Yarrabah as you’re entertained by a Great Barrier Reef presentation and get some snorkelling tips from a knowledgeable marine guide.

The state-of-the-art Moore Reef floating pontoon is your activity centre for the day. 

  • Explore the spacious two-storey pontoon and relax on the super-sized sundeck
  • The kids will love the fully enclosed children’s pool
  • Whiz down the one-of-a-kind waterslide into the reef
  • Experience the unique marine life touch tank
  • Visit the underwater observatory
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch with seafood and tropical fruits

From the moment you arrive, feel free to pop on your snorkel and dive into the sparkling water, home to stunning coral gardens and a multitude of reef fish and marine life. 

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkel amongst stunning coral formations and tropical rainbow-coloured fish that are unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. 

 And don’t be surprised if a sea turtle suddenly appears; an appearance that will captivate snorkellers of all ages! 

This is the location you will also get to meet Wally the famous Maori Wrasse who just loves seeing himself in selfies.

Glass bottom boat tour

The glass bottom boat tour is custom-made for those who prefer not to get wet, aren’t strong swimmers, or are simply feeling a little waterlogged after snorkelling. 

No less detailed or impressive than a diving birds-eye view, you’ll view the stunning underwater world through the glass perspex on the bottom of the boat.

View cabbage-shaped coral flowers; watch as sparkling yellow and blue parrotfish peer through the boat windows; and be on the lookout for rays or even a ribbon of eels peeping out from a coral crevice. There will likely be more marine life than you can count, and you'll find out fascinating information from an onboard marine biologist about each species you spot.

Semi-submersible submarine tour

Located one metre under the water's surface, the specially designed semi-submarine will propel you in dry comfort to get an up close perspective of Moore Reef. Enjoy thirty minutes of up-close Reef viewing in air-conditioned comfort.

As part of the onboard package, you'll also enjoy an interactive marine presentation, which you can listen to as you gaze through the windows at some of the Reef's rare marine species.

There is also a range of exciting optonal activities to choose from:

Interactive snorkel adventure (optional extra activity)

Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this interactive snorkel tour. A marine naturalist will lead the tour and provide you with some fascinating facts about the diverse marine life you spot along the way, such as sea cucumbers, brilliant starfish and perhaps a sleepy ray hiding in the sand. 

Introductory scuba diving (optional extra activity)

Moore Reef and its world heritage environment are all about discovery. And after snorkelling in this marine park, you might feel you are ready to expand your experience and to try your first ever dive. 

We highly recommend pre-booking to avoid missing out.

An experienced instructor will teach you every skill needed for this endeavour. With an introductory dive, you are given a taste of the thrill of the world beneath the surface, diving first as a group and then separating to explore a little more independently.  

Certified scuba diving (optional extra activity)

You haven’t scuba dived until you have scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef! You'll be paired up with a dive buddy of equal experience for this unforgettable underwater journey. Moore Reef offers some spectacular dive sites where you'll witness an ever-present array of unique reef fish and stunning coral canyons, spot clownfish (Nemo) colonies, sea turtles, and ‘Wally’ the giant Maori Wrasse - the friendliest fish on the Reef!

Seawalker platform helmet diving (optional extra activity)

Seawalker is an exciting way to experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet. No prior dive knowledge or experience is required and you will be guided on your adventure by a qualified instructor.

You will need to pre-fill out a Medical Questionairre for all underwater experiences.

Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. 

Seawalker offers all the excitement of scuba diving without getting wet and is ideal for non-swimmers.

Scenic helicopter flight (optional extra activity)

View the vastness and beauty of the Reef from above on a scenic helicopter flight. This exciting and breathtaking experience gives you the chance to see the brilliant coral formations, groups of turtles, sharks and rays as you cruise approximately 500ft over the Great Barrier Reef and pass the coastline of Cairns.

Day 2: Fitzroy Island Tour

After checking in at 8.30am you'll depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 9.30am to begin your cruise.

Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee served onboard the spacious, high-speed catamaran, then sit back and relax for the quick 45-minute cruise to Fitzroy Island. 

You'll have over five hours to explore beautiful Fitzroy Island's pristine beaches and untouched forests, and enjoy a host of water and land-based activities.

You may want to begin the day with an ice-cream from the Pacific Islands Trading Store, or perhaps get right into snorkelling among the fringing coral that surrounds this tropical island paradise.

You can also choose from five scenic walking treks around the island, and for beachcombers and lovers of the sun, deserted coves and pristine beaches await.  

Snacks can be purchased on the island, and for those who’ve built up a real appetite, Foxy’s Bar and Café can tempt you with a deli-style lunch. The afternoon is yours to choose to do as much or as little as you'd like.

Hike Fitzroy Island Trails

Fitzroy Island is 99 per cent national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and is famed for its range of exhilarating, scenic hiking trails.

Some lead to deserted beaches and others to compelling lookouts over the island. There are short walks to the mythical Secret Garden, which is a mere 45-minute round trip.

Another option for the keen flora and fauna explorer is a long walk to the historic lighthouse and magnificent summit where you have 360 degree views all over the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Keep an eye out for birds of paradise, red flying fox, glimmering blue Ulysses butterflies and giant monitors lazing on the boulders.

Snorkelling on Fitzroy Island (optional extra activity)

Head to the Raging Thunder Beach Hut to hire your snorkelling equipment for the day then snorkel straight off the beach to explore the stunning fringing reef which forms part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional optional island activities

Head to the Raging Thunder Beach Hut to hire your choice of water activities equipment or book a tour: 

  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Ocean trampoline
  • Coral viewing board
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
  • Glass bottom boat tour

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Included In Price

  • Air-conditioned catamaran
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
  • Informative presentation hosted by marine naturalist
  • Tropical buffet lunch on Day 1 - Moore Reef pontoon
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour at Moore Reef
  • Semi-submersible boat tours at Moore Reef
  • All snorkeling equipment and expert instruction
  • Freshwater showers and change rooms on board the pontoon at Moore Reef
  • Tea and coffee prior to leaving the pontoon
  • Fish feeding presentations (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Fully enclosed kids' wading pool (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Underwater observatory (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Self-guided rainforest walks (Fitzroy Island)
  • Marine life touch tank (Moore Reef pontoon)
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

9.30am

Departure Instructions
  • Departs from Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Boarding from 8.30am - 9.15am on both days
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Pick up time from accommodation will be advised upon booking
Destinations
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Moore Reef - Outer Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

This tour operates on Christmas Day
Tours can be reversed - visit Fitzroy Island on Day 1 and Moore Reef on Day 2

Duration

First day: Total time on Outer Great Barrier Reef - 4 hours
Second day: Total time on Fitzroy Island - 5 hours
Both tours depart from Cairns Marlin Marina at 9.30am and return at 5.30pm.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Transfers to and from accommodation in Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Palm Cove for a small extra fee, please pre-book with us
  • Introductory and certified scuba diving (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Seawalker helmet dive (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Guided snorkelling tours (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Scenic helicopter flights (Moore Reef pontoon)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Medium fitness is required for snorkel safari tour.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from helmet diving and scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF30+ water resistant)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash ($AUD) or Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard) for any on board purchases, drinks and snacks.

  • Family fare available
  • Infants under the age of 4 travel free
  • Parents can take prams, strollers and capsules on boat

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.

No refund if booking is cancelled or amended within 24 hours of travel.

Great Barrier Reef Tours, 2-Day Reef & Fitzroy Island Combo Package

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal $$$ Saver

From

au$285.00

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

Child: au$163.00
Family: au$771.00

Tour Code: 448

From

au$285.00

15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

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