From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

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From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

From US$ 59.12 per person

Enjoy a self-guided day to Fitzroy Island on this return catamaran transfer from Cairns. Experience a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest, boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, and coral beaches.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore Fitzroy Island at your own pace
  • Enjoy a short travel time of just 45 minutes to the island
  • Lounge on the beach or participate in thrilling activities
  • Spend 5 hours at the island oasis
  • Enjoy self-guided rain forest walks to the summit, lighthouse, secret garden, and beach
Full description
Depart from Cairns Marina and visit Fitzroy Island, a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, coral beaches. Walk to the lighthouse, dine at the restaurant, or relax at the famous Nudey Beach, voted the best beach in Australia. This return catamaran transfer gives you 5 hours to explore paradise at your own pace. Check in at Cairns Marina is between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM. Enjoy tea and coffee on board the vessel before your departure. At 9:30 AM, depart Cairns Marina for Fitzroy Island. Enjoy the ferry ride to Fitzroy Island on an air-conditioned catamaran. Travel for just 45 minutes until you are there. Arrive at Fitzroy Island at 10:15 AM. On arrival, enjoy over 5 hours on the island. With up to 5 hours free time you will be able to explore the island through self-guided rainforest walks to the summit, lighthouse, secret garden, and Nudey Beach or, soak in the magic of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. At Fitzroy Island, you can snorkel the fringing reef only meters from the beach. You also have the option to bring a picnic lunch or purchase a casual lunch from the Fitzroy Island cafe. Extra activities include Foxy's Bar & Café, Pacific Island Store, snorkel hire, dive and activities center - all available on the island at an extra cost. Depart Fitzroy Island at 4:20 PM for the leisurely, relaxing cruise home. At 5:20 PM, arrive back at Cairns Marina. 
  • Return catamaran transfer to Fitzroy Island from Cairns
  • Tea and coffee onboard
  • Extra activities
  • Snorkel equipment
  • All meals and refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Sunlover Stand, located inside Cairns Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Credit card
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Minors must travel with a parent or guardian over 18 years old
  • All times are approximate
  • Should a cruise or package tour not operate for any reason, then an alternative date will be offered to the passenger.
  • On the rare occasion where bad weather prohibits a tour from operating the scheduled itinerary, an alternate itinerary will be offered to the passenger. If the passenger accepts this alternate itinerary then no further refunds will be given
  • Snorkeling equipment is not included
  • Extra activities are not included
  • Meals and refreshments are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Fitzroy Island is simply spectacular! A tropical island paradise. Plenty of activities, well priced and it was worth the walk to Nudey Beach. Snorkelling was easy and safe and there's plenty of fish to see close to shore. Other people saw turtles and stingrays too! Great food and drinks on the beach at Foxy's. Go with Sunlove cruises, you get the whole day and kids under 16 are half price so it's the best value!

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June 21, 2021

What a great day, weather was a bit touch and go so we didn't snorkel but it cleared up by the end of the day. We did a full day but I think half a day would've been enough due to the crap weather. We had some breakfast at the hotel which was really tasty and reasonably priced then lunch and a few drinks in the bar located on the way to Nudey beach. Make sure you go to Nudey Beach as it was so beautiful.

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May 11, 2021

Efficient transfer and great way to take in the view while travelling to the Island. Great stuff keeping me updated on the return ship back to Cairns. Enjoyed the day on the island starting with a hike to the lookout, intense as it was hot, but totally worth it. Also walked to the lighthouse and got to see a cool goanna/monitor type reptile on the path! Then cooling down at beautiful Nudey beach with a snorkeling session! Very nice day and probably even better when there is no rain at all.

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January 28, 2021

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