Fitzroy Island Sea Kayak Tour

Sea Kayaking offers a unique close up experience of paddling and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. From our starting point on Fitzroy Island your guide will choose the best snorkelling location for the day, and take you on a fully guided adventure.

No prior paddling experience is necessary, and after your tour you have a half a day to explore Fitzroy Island. Swim, snorkel off the beaches or walk through the rainforest trails to Nudey Beach or the Secret Garden.

Sea Kayaks give us easy access to exclusive snorkelling spots on the Great Barrier Reef, which are not easily reachable by large commercial vessels.

These unspoilt locations such as Little Fitzroy Island and Shark Fin Bay (named after a naturally shaped rock), offer hidden wonders to those who visit them, and for many are the highlight of their Cairns holiday.


  • Fast catamaran transfer to Fitzroy Island
  • Half day guided Sea Kayak tour
  • Snorkelling gear with mask and flippers
  • Packed picnic lunch
  • Half day at leisure to explore Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island & Sea Kayak Tour Prices

Adult - No lunch $150
Adult - With Lunch $165

Prices valid to 31st March 2020.
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 14 years
  • 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

Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking Departures

  • Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 09.00am located in the heart of the city at the end of Spence Street
  • Fitzroy Island 4.00pm returning to Cairns at approximately 5:00pm

Return bus transfers from the Reef Fleet are available from $18 to Cairns Hotels and $22 to Northern Beaches hotels.

    Beach Hire Options

    From our beach hut in Welcome Bay you can hire:

    • 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