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Snorkeling Fitzroy Island Tour

- with lunch from Cainrs

From AUD $98

Top attraction

All Year

Wildlife, Nature



What you need to Know?

Start Location:

Counter 6, Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns (Marlin Marina)

Departure Time:

8:30am (check in from 8:00am) or 10:45am (check in from 10:30am)

Return Time:



7 or 5 hours

Free date changes:

Subject to availability


  • Up to 6 hours to explore the wonders of Fitzroy Island.
  • Relaxing 45-minute ferry ride to and from Fitzroy Island.
  • Dive into the underwater world with snorkeling gear provided, including a lycra suit.
  • Freshly prepared picnic lunch paired with a refreshing bottle of water.
  • Wander through the lush rainforest at your leisure, offering ample time to explore, relax, and immerse yourself in nature's beauty.
  • Tax (GST)


Experience Fitzroy Island: A Tropical Escape

Step into paradise with a day trip to Fitzroy Island, just a short cruise away from Cairns. Discover untouched rainforests, pristine beaches, and vibrant marine life. All waiting to be explored in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Dive into Adventure

Your journey begins with a scenic cruise to Fitzroy Island, brimming with anticipation as you gear up for an underwater adventure. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, where colourful coral gardens and exotic fish create a mesmerising aquatic world. Keep an eye out for graceful sea turtles gliding through their natural habitat.

Explore Natural Wonders

Wander through Fitzroy Island’s National Park, where ancient rainforests and winding trails lead to spectacular viewpoints. From the summit, soak in panoramic views that stretch over turquoise waters and verdant landscapes. Descend to Nudey Beach, a serene haven for swimming and sunbathing on soft, sandy shores.

Marvel at Marine Life

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, where each snorkeling session at Fitzroy Island unveils new treasures. Encounter intricate coral formations and glimpse reef sharks as you witness the diversity of marine species thriving in this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Relax and Indulge

After your underwater exploration, unwind with a delightful picnic lunch on the beach, savoring tropical flavours under the sun. Whether lounging with a cocktail at Foxy’s bar or exploring the island’s trails, Fitzroy Island offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Embrace the Island Dream

Escape to Fitzroy Island for a day of pure tropical bliss, where every moment invites you to embrace nature’s beauty and revel in island life. Whether you seek thrilling snorkeling encounters or tranquil rainforest walks, Fitzroy Island promises an unforgettable escape into Australia’s tropical paradise.

Experience the allure of snorkeling Fitzroy Island on a memorable 1-day tour, combining the best of tropical adventure and relaxation in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Traditional Country: Gunggandji 

Why do we love "Snorkeling Fitzroy Island Tour"


Melinda says: Imagine cruising away from Cairns to Fitzroy Island, feeling the excitement build as you approach this slice of tropical heaven. You dive into the water, snorkeling among colourful corals and catching glimpses of majestic sea turtles gracefully gliding by. After exploring the lush rainforests and basking on Nudey Beach, you feel completely immersed in nature’s beauty. Fitzroy Island isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience that stays with you long after you’ve left its shores.



Know Before You Go

What should I birng?

For your adventure we recommend bringing:

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Smartphone/Camera at your own risk
  • Water bottle
  • Money for any extras
  • 50$ cash which is required for all rented snorkeling equipment on the day, refundable upon return of all gear.

What is NOT included?

Tour does not cover the glass-bottom boat experience or guided safari tours. However, you’re welcome to snorkel independently at your leisure in safe areas of your choice.

Additionally, pickups and drop-offs from Cairns accommodations are not included.

Enjoy the freedom to explore the island and its underwater wonders on your own terms.

What else should I know before I go?

Passengers no longer need to check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal. Guests traveling to Fitzroy Island can now check in directly at the vessel located at Finger A, Marlin Wharf.
The afternoon before their travel day, guests will receive an email and SMS outlining all necessary details, including a marina map indicating vessel locations and information on required proof of vaccination.

For your picnic lunch, you have the following options:

  • Double Smoked Leg Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Dijon Mustard, Tomato, and Lettuce Baguette
  • Marinated Chicken Breast, Cucumber, Carrot, Herbed Mayonnaise, and Salad Half Wrap Options also include Seasonal Whole Fruit, Carmen’s Chocolate and Cranberry Muesli Bar, Bottled Water, and Juice.

Dietary requirements such as vegetarian, celiac, gluten-free, or pork-free must be confirmed by calling 07 4030 7990 at least 24 hours before departure.

A $50 cash deposit is required for all rented snorkeling equipment on the day, refundable upon return of all gear.

Children under 16 years of age must travel with a guardian or parent.

Between November and May each year, the water may contain jellyfish stingers. We strongly recommend wearing a lycra suit during this period, available for hire.

Please note that some walks, including those to Nudey Beach, may involve steep terrain and are not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Participants walk at their own risk. Our friendly island team can provide advice on the day.

We hope this information helps you prepare for your snorkeling Fitzroy Island Tour.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • If you need to change your tour date, we offer flexibility at no charge. Simply let us know at least 48 hours before your scheduled date, subject to availability.
  • However, if you change your mind or need to cancel for any other reason, a cancellation fee will apply according to VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions available on our website.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours of the tour date are non-refundable.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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