Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking & Snorkel Tour

Cruise crystal clear waters and explore Fitzroy Island's hidden gems.

Cairns, Australia
Duration
Full Day
Start time
08:00 am
Minimum age
14 yrs
Fitness level
Low
Languages
English
Meals
Included
FromAUD $149
Levy $10 included
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What's Included

  • Return ferry transfers
  • 3 hour fully guided sea kayak tour, with all tuition provided and no experience necessary
  • Picnic lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment including prescription masks if required, which can be used all day
  • Stinger Suits (Nov - May)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Would you like to explore the Great Barrier Reef? Ever thought about sea kayaking and getting a unique close-up experience of the Reef? Our experienced guides select the best sites, and take you there. They will take you paddling around stunning little Fitzroy Island on a fully guided adventure. You don’t need any prior paddling experience.


Explore the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island on this fully guided laid-back tour. No previous experience is required. A fast ferry takes us to Fitzroy Island. There we will get a safety briefing before taking to the water. Time to explore the island's hidden delights and private beaches! In the afternoon there is time to explore the Fitzroy Island beaches, fringing coral reefs and walking tracks with full use of the snorkelling gear.

 

Explore the beauty of the Reef and Fitzroy Island on this fully guided laid-back tour. No previous experience is required. A fast ferry takes us to Fitzroy Island. There we will get a safety briefing before taking to the water. Time to explore the island's hidden delights and private beaches! In the afternoon there is time to explore the Fitzroy Island beaches, fringing coral reefs and walking tracks with full use of the snorkelling gear.

 

Itinerary

Check-in time at the Reef Fleet Terminal starts at 08:00 am. We meet at the Reef Fleet Terminal at 08:15 am and check in at the Fitzroy Ferries desk for our Ferry transfer which will take us to Fitzroy Island. Boarding closes at 08:50 am. You will find the Reef Fleet Terminal on the waterfront between the Pier Marketplace & Hilton Hotel.
 

At 09:00 am, our fast ferry will depart and bring us to Fitzroy Island from Reef Fleet Terminal.
 

We will arrive at the island at 09:45 am. There we will get time to change into our kayak gear and take a short break before meeting our experienced guide.
 

In the morning, we will meet our experienced sea kayak guide at the Beach Hire Hut next to the jetty for a safety briefing.
Our guide will take us paddling to stunning beaches and amazing bays around Fitzroy Island. Keep your eyes wide open! Along the way, we will get to see wonderful marine life. You might even get the chance to snorkel at some secluded locations and admire underwater beauty.
When we return at the beach hire hut at around 13:30 pm, you can collect your lunch. 

 

After 14:00 pm, you can enjoy a free and relaxing afternoon on the island. Sit back and enjoy the sun, use the ocean trampoline, try out the paddle skis or use your snorkel gear to explore more marine life. Please return your snorkel gear to the Beach Hire Hut by 15:30 pm. 
 

We will leave the island at 16:30 pm and return to Cairns by ferry. We will reach Cairns at approximately 17:15 pm. 

 

Departure

Departures: Daily from Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns at 09:00 am 
Returns: 17:15 pm

 

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Money for drinks & Levy
  • Ticket

 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • We highly recommend having your own travel insurance
  • Minimum age is 14 years and those under 18 must travel with a guardian or parent
  • The locations visited on this guided tour are weather dependent and subject to minimum numbers
  • You must check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal located at 1 Spence Street no later than 20 minutes before your departure
  • The beaches on Fitzroy Island are not patrolled by surf life savers
  • Marine stingers are present in tropical waters from November – May and you will be provided with a stinger suit for use while snorkelling during this period


Cancellation Policy:

Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour departs are entitled to a full refund 


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