Thunderbolt Great Barrier Reef Tours to Fitzroy Island

The Thunderbolt takes only 25 minutes to Fitzroy Island on the Great Barrier Reef and is the fastest boat from Cairns. Get there FAST from only $84.

Fitzroy Island is the perfect half day tour destination allowing you to experience the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest and a tropical island with an early return time of 3pm to Cairns.

Once you reach the island you have four hours to explore the National Park walking tracks, relax on the beach, swim, jump on the ocean trampoline or hire snorkel gear from our hut in Welcome Bay.


  • Return Great Barrier Reef Tours from Cairns to Fitzroy Island
  • Ocean trampoline

Great Barrier Reef Tours aboard Thunderbolt to Fitzroy Island Prices

Adult $84
Child 8-14 years $54
2 Adults and 2 Children
Family rate saves $46
Prices valid to 31st March 2019.
Total price includes a levy of $5 per person for recovery of Fitzroy Island facilities licence fees, admin costs & charges.
Lunch option must be pre-booked for catering purposes
  • Children must be 8 years and minimum height of 120cm or taller
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Medical conditions including but not limited to; back, neck or spinal injuries, current or past heart conditions, whiplash
  • Seating and baggage restrictions apply

Great Barrier Reef Tours to Fitzroy Island Depart

  • Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 10.00am located in the heart of the city at the end of Spence Street
  • Fitzroy Island 2.30pm returning to Cairns at approximately 3:00pm

Return bus transfers from the Reef Fleet are available from $19 to Cairns Hotels and $22 to Northern Beaches hotels.

Lunch Options

  • Bring your own lunch with you
  • Purchase lunch on the day at Foxy’s bar
  • Upgrade to our hot or cold packed picnic lunch for $10 per person, with dietary choices available

Beach Hire Options

From our beach hut in Welcome Bay you can hire:

  • Snorkel gear with masks and fins
  • Paddle skis
  • Stand up paddle boards

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Half Day Great Barrier Reef Tours to Fitzroy Island Special Conditions

To keep your day as safe as possible there are a few restrictions you should be aware of before making your booking :

  • We highly recommend having your own travel insurance
  • Those under 16 must travel with a guardian or parent over the age of 18 years
  • 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