Explore the famous Fitzroy Island for a Half Day Afternoon trip!

Travel to paradise on board the Fitzroy Island Sundancer to experience lush rainforests and perfect beaches for a half-day afternoon trip.

Enjoy this afternoon’s half-day trip to explore the Reef and rainforest. Around 99% of the island is dense rainforest. During your Fitzroy Island Day trip, explore walking tracks with stunning views and opportunities to spot native birds and wildlife. In addition to nature spots, the island has rich wartime history, operating as a military base in World War II.

After boarding the Fitzroy Island Sundancer, the air-conditioned catamaran will arrive at Fitzroy Island in around 45 minutes. The Fitzroy Island PM half-day trip provides approximately 3.5 hours to explore the island.

Things to do on Fitzroy Island half-day trip

Add on snorkelling equipment and enjoy snorkelling right off the beach.  The island boasts several stunning self-guided nature walks, the most popular being the walk to Nudey Beach – which has recently been Australia’s best beach!

A local favourite, Foxy’s is the perfect place to stop and purchase a bite to eat or a refreshing drink before returning to beautiful Cairns.

Next, explore more Great Barrier Reef tours.





  • Return transfers Cairns to Fitzroy Island onboard the Fitzroy Island Sundancer
  • Fitzroy Island National Park
  • Great Barrier Reef


  • Half Day (Afternoon) on Island:  11.45 am departure from Cairns, 4.45 pm return to Cairns with 3.5 hrs on the island)

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to boarding directly at the boat, located at Berth 7 on A Finger at the Cairns Marlin Marina.


Your Fitzroy Island Day Trip includes Return transfers to and from Fitzroy Island only.

Optional Extras

You can add on Snorkel Equipment hire with your booking.

Return City Transfers are $25 per adult and $15 per child

Return Beaches transfers are $38 per adult and $25 per child

If you would like to hire a camera for the day, this is available onboard the boat. Please speak to the photographers (Calypso Imagery) to arrange your hire on the day.

What to bring

  • Towel, hat, sunscreen as well as swimwear and sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear if you intend to complete any of the Bushwalk Trails
  • Cash or credit card for snacks, drinks and souvenirs
  • In addition, you can bring along a picnic lunch, however, no alcohol is permitted due to the Resort liquor licensing. Foxy’s Bar is also open to purchase meals and drinks.

How to get there

Fitzroy Island Sundancer Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in is 30-45 minutes before boarding directly at the boat – the Fitzroy Island Sundancer, located at Berth 7 on A Finger at the Cairns Marlin Marina.


Important Information

The main beach at Fitzroy Island is a coral beach. This can be uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet, so we recommend keeping your shoes on. Once you head over to Nudey Beach, there are soft white sands which can be accessed with bare feet.



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