From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

Activity provider: Sunlover Reef Cruises

From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

Activity provider: Sunlover Reef Cruises
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From US$ 59.80 per person

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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 a day enjoying the island
  • 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. With up to 6 hours of free time, you will be able to explore the island through self-guided rainforest walks. 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.

  • Return catamaran transfer to Fitzroy Island from Cairns
  • Tea and coffee onboard
  • Optional activities on Fitzroy Island
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sunlover Stand, located inside the Reef Fleet Terminal. Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal no later than 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Once you've collected your boarding passes, head down to the Sunlover Catamaran to board and await departure.

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Important information

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 141 reviews

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Easy to book Staff were helpful and friendly It really is just a ferry over to the island and in no way anything more however it gets you to and from Fitzroy which is the most incredible place to visit. Perhaps a bit pricey for what it is , $89 to simply sit on the ferry across. Can hire snorkel gear on board and there are also refreshments to purchase. However maybe this should be included in the $89.

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July 30, 2022

Sun lovers boat was really good Staff excellent The activities were explained on the trip for people going to the reef From a previous experience we did not get this but has been added to teach how to snorkel which I would have loved to have done but I was just going to fitzroy island for a visit New things had been added to do on the reef so if doing the reef tour this would all be excellent I went in June last year and the day was perfect to the reef Early May we had rain and very overcast

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May 10, 2022

Everything is good Just when we return we all stay under the sun for 30 minutes but just not able to get aboard. Don’t know what we are waiting for. If you really need us to wait. Please let us know and so we don’t need to stay on the ferry for that long time.

April 10, 2022

Product ID: 194261