Great Barrier Reef Island Day Tours

We are very fortunate to have some beautiful Great Barrier Reef Islands day trips on our doorstep in Cairns. 

Fitzroy IslandLocals enjoy Fitzroy Island a short 45-minute fast ferry ride from Cairns, departure times are from 8.00am 9.00am, 9.30am 11.00am. Prices vary on the operator booked and start from $83.00 Adult $42.00 Child 4-15yrs Family $208.00 2 ad 2ch

Green Island – Is a coral cay 27 km off the coast od Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Popular with locals and visitors Green Island is a 45 minute fast ferry ride. You can choose to snorkel, experience a glass bottom-boat tour or a semi-submersible tour. Big Cat Cruises and Great Adventures have been operating to Green Island for over 30 years. Departure Times 8.30am, 9.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am & 1.00pm (subject to availability)

Frankland Island – This is my favourite of all the Island Reef Trips – why? long white sandy beaches, fantastic guided snorkel tour, I always see turtles, there is only one operator on the Island, maximum 80 guests at any one time. (no crowds), an Island Paradise.

 

Fankland Island Great Barrier Reef

Frankland Islands Reef Cruise

Departs Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays to 31st March 2022 – $205.00 Adult $124.00 Child Family 2ad 2ch $534.00

Departs Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from April 2022

This day is a spectacular all inclusive River, Reef and Island Cruise experience travelling on the only commercial operator permitted to visit the totally uninhibited Frankland Island. Normanby Island is a National Park, part coral cay continental island with a stunningly healthy and vibrant surrounding coral reef community. You can literally snorkel straight off the beach, with a vast array of tropical fish and the opportunity to swim along side sea turtles. With the shortest open water crossing you are there and home again in perfect timing.

Green Island Cairns

Green Island Cruise – from Cairns with Great Adventures

Departing Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Surrounded by white sand beaches and the beautiful coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is an idyllic coral cay located only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns. It offers the best elements of the tropics in one destination: beautiful island beaches, shady emerald rainforest and a world-renowned coral reef. Travelling with Big Cat Island Reef Cruises, your day can be as active or relaxing as you want. Choose between resting on the beach or indulging in some of the many activities available. Suitable for all ages, couples and families.

Green Island Cairns

Green Island Cruise – from Cairns with Great Adventures

Departing  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Surrounded by white sand beaches and the beautiful coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is an idyllic coral cay located only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns. It offers the best elements of the tropics in one destination: beautiful island beaches, shady emerald rainforest and a world-renowned coral reef. Travelling with Big Cat Island Reef Cruises, your day can be as active or relaxing as you want. Choose between resting on the beach or indulging in some of the many activities available. Suitable for all ages, couples and families.

Ocean Spirit Cruises

Fitzroy Island - from Cairns

Full Day Depart 8.30am or 10.45am
Adult $89.00 Child $56.00 Family 2ad 2ch $239.00

Experience a full day to a tropical Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Go snorkelling, swimming, bushwalking, paddle board or canoe this tranquil island. There is something for everyone.

Fitzroy Island is a National Park covered in tropical rainforest. There are bush walking tracks throughout the island. Visit the Lighthouse and summit with views of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit Nudey Beach, (by name only) it is one of North Queensland’s most iconic and photographed beaches.

Ocean Spirit Cruises

Fitzroy Island Full Day -Cairns

Return Ferry  9.30am to 5.30pm
Adult $83 Child $42 Family $208

Return ferry + snorkel equipment OR glass bottom boat                         Adult $99 Child $58 Family $272

Return ferry + snorkel equipment AND glass bottom boat Adult $115 Child $74 Family 2 ad 2 ch $336

Fitzroy Island full-day experience that includes return ferry transfers, snorkel equipment hire and a glass bottom boat tour. You can snorkel straight off the beach and discover amazing marine life and sea turtles, or simply sit back and soak up the serenity on the sandy shores of the famous Nudey Beach (by name only) – voted the best beach in Australia. 

*Please note Fitzroy Island is a coral cay and the beach is made up of coral and sand…..wear sandals, thongs or beach shoes for comfort.