Fitzroy Island is beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt. It provides a perfect escape from all the hustle and bustle of city life and into laid back tropical island living. A popular Cairns day tour choice for both locals and visitors, with a mere 45 minute cruise allowing you to maximise your day and island pleasures.
Fitzroy Island allows visitors to get back to nature and celebrate untouched landscapes with its rainforests and white beaches. The perfect reef trip for families, kids of all ages can learn to snorkel right off the beach. Spend the day snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, stroll through the National Park rainforest walking tracks, or for the more adventurous hiker, discover breathtaking views of the island and surrounding reefs. There are hiking trails and guided walks as well as numerous water sports options available. Fitzroy Island is a day trip full of adventure!
Once you are on the island, visit Beach Hire located to the right of the jetty in Welcome Bay to hire your snorkeling gear, coral viewing boards, paddle skis, SUP’s or to book a glass bottom boat tour. Or pre-book and save with an Activity Pass which includes your ferry transfers, lunch and beach hire activities with optional glass bottom boat tour.
The Raging Thunder Beach Hire Hut offers snorkel gear, glass bottom boat tours and kayaks. Located to the right of the jetty in Welcome Bay. Here you can hire snorkeling gear including mask, snorkel, flippers and stinger suit. Prescription masks are also available to -5.
Fitzroy Island Dive Centre
Fitzroy Island Dive Centre is open to all visitors to the island, including resort guests.The centre offers certified and introductory dives, snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours.
Certified divers have the option to book a guided dive or hire full gear for unguided diving. Guided dive rates include full gear hire and a dive professional to show you all the great spots around Fitzroy Island. If you prefer to dive with a buddy, you can hire a full set of scuba gear including mask, fins, snorkel, computer, BCD, tanks and weights. Tank refills are available if you feel like doing multiple dives.
Never tried Scuba before? It's easier than snorkelling! Fitzroy Island Dive Centre offers guided introductory dives for first time divers. Included in this rate are all dive equipment and professional dive guide. Intro divers also have the option to try out a FREE discover scuba lesson in the resort pool before taking on ocean dives.
Please Note: Certain medical conditions may preclude people from participating in an Intro Dive, unless they have had a Dive Medical Exam ahead of time and receive a “Fit to Dive” certificate. One common condition is asthma (and the person just has to have it in his/her history, not necessarily currently or recently suffering from it). Please note that overseas dive medicals or diver fitness certificates CANNOT be accepted unless the assessment certificate clearly and specifically states that the Dive Medical was carried out to the Australian Standard AS4005.1. The minimum age for diving is 12 years.
Glass Bottom Boat
Stay dry and discover Fitzroy's magical underwater world! Glass bottom boat tours depart from the Fitzroy Island Dive Centre daily at 11:30am and 1:30pm.
Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking Guided Tour
The Sea Kayaking tour run by Raging Thunder is extremely popular and a great way to explore the island. Visit beaches only accessible by kayak. This fully guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island (and requires no previous experience).
After receiving a safety brief and paddling instructions, join your highly trained kayaking guide to explore this remote island's magnificent shoreline and hidden delights. Learn about the abundance of marine life that call the waters of Fitzroy Island home. You will then have the afternoon to explore Fitzroy Islands beaches, fringing coral reefs and walking tracks with full use of the snorkelling gear. This 3 hour Sea Kayak departs Fitzroy Island at 10:30am (weather dependant).
Food and Drink
Foxy’s Bar and Café provide a wide range of food and drink options including Kids meals and coffee. The General Store also has a range of packaged food, drinks and general needs including pies, sandwiches, ice-creams, BBQ packs, soft drinks and sunblock.