Cairns: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island Tour

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Experience the Outer Great Barrier Reef and the breathtaking Fitzroy Island on a 2-day tour from Cairns. Discover excellent snorkeling spots, visit a tropical island, and learn about local history.


  • Discover the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island on a 2-day from Cairns
  • Snorkel among vibrant coral and beautiful marine life at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a tasty buffet lunch onboard and enjoy a live didgeridoo performance
  • Explore the secluded Fitzroy Island by following rainforest and coastal trails
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches and snorkel on the shores of the island


Discover the vibrant colors of the Outer Great Barrier Reef and the tropical surroundings of Fitzroy Island on 2 tours from Cairns. Enjoy a snorkeling cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on the first day, followed by a visit to snorkeling spots off Fitzroy Island on the second day. Day 1 Meet your marine biologist guides and local cultural experts in Cairns and embark on a snorkeling cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore some of the top snorkeling sites, based on the the day's condition. Potential sites include Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman, or Thetford Reef. Enjoy 5 hours of snorkeling time from the boat, savor a delicious buffet lunch, and take some time to relax on the deck. You’ll have plenty of time to do as much or as little as you like, without feeling rushed. Interact with original clap sticks and fire poles, and enjoy live demonstrations of traditional dances and the didgeridoo. After a day of exploration, return to Cairns for the evening. Day 2 On the second day, enjoy a cruise to Fitzroy Island. Experience the rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and a tropical island all in one day from Cairns. Travel along the coastline and arrive at the island that is largely untouched. Explore this protected National Park with walking tracks through the rainforest and heathland. Head to the spectacular Nudey Beach, where you can enjoy some time for snorkeling or sunbathing, with a picnic lunch. After exploring the lush surroundings on the island, relax on the return journey to Cairns.


Boat cruise to the Great Barrier Reef (day 1) Delicious buffet lunch (day 1) Cruise to Fitzroy Island (day 2) Glass bottom boat tour (day 2) Packed picnic lunch (day 2) Snorkeling equipment (day 1 and 2) Guides (day 1 and 2)

Important Information

  • The Fitzroy Island tour is automatically scheduled for the day after the Outer Great Barrier Reef tour If you wish to change the date of the Fitzroy Island tour, please contact the activity provider directly

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