Fitzroy Island, a beautiful national park nestled on the fringing Great Barrier Reef, is just 50 minutes south east of Cairns. Covered in lush rain forest, surrounded by calm water beaches and its own fringing reef Fitzroy Island really has it all. Experience a guided snorkel excursion, a coral viewing tour on the Glass Bottom Boat, snorkel on your own or try a scuba dive with our professional island based reef team. Hire a sea kayak or a SUP board for a unique view of the shore line and awesome marine life encounters! Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre to see these incredible animals up close and support a good cause!


The activities on Fitzroy Island with Cairns Dive Centre will make the experience of the Island even more pleasurable. The dive shop is located right next to the resort pool. Once on the island make your way to the dive shop and either book your activity or redeem your booked activity. 

Transfer to Fitzroy Island

  • Boarding at 7:00am at E Finger at Marlin Marina - onboard MV Sunkist
  • Departing Cairns at 7:30am to Fitzroy Island arriving 8:20am
  • Meet at the Fitzroy Island Jetty for a 3pm departure to Cairns arriving at 4:30pm 


Snorkel Hire

  • Mask and snorkel
  • Fins 

Explore the wonders of Fitzroy Islands fringing reefs, all within Welcome Bay or Nudey Beach.

Wet suit and stinger suit hire also available

Snorkeling in Welcome Bay

Snorkeling in Welcome Bay

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

  • Check in with FIDC
  • Departs 3:00pm - visits either (Sunkist Day Trip guests are unable to attend this tour)
    • Welcome Bay
    • Shark Fin Bay
    • Little Fitzroy Island Bay
Coral Viewer Tour at 3pm

Coral Viewer Tour at 3pm

Glass Bottom Boat Snorkelling Tour

  • Learn about the island's vast reef system with one of our experienced  marine guides during the coral viewing tour.  Then you will have the chance to explore the natural beauty first hand during our guided snorkel tour. Includes mask, snorkel and fin hire.

  • Departs 10:00am
  • Returns 11:30am


Coral Viewer snorkel Tour at 10:00am

Coral Viewer snorkel Tour at 10:00am

PADI Introductory SCUBA Dive 

Ever thought about breathing underwater on the Great Barrier Reef? See the incredible sea life while being in the safe hands of our professional instructors. A truly unique experience!

Includes theory, pool session and ocean dive. 

FIDC as a 5 star PADI training facilities

FIDC as a 5 star PADI training facilities

SCUBA Diving

A fantastic opportunity for certified divers to join us for an easy entry guided beach dive. Plenty of macro life will even enthuse the most experienced divers! Seasonal sightings of manta rays, humpback whales, schooling barracudas and more.

All equipment is included.

Kayak hire

What a beautiful way to explore the island's tropical foreshore, frequent turtle encounters! Beginners welcome, available are single and double kayaks.

SUP Board Hire

Want to know what all the fuss is about stand up paddle boarding? Try it out for yourself in our calm bay, plenty of marine life can be spotted from the high view position.

Guided SUP Board Tour

This awesome tour takes you to areas you wouldn't normally see! Hop off your board to snorkel the amazing reef surrounding the island.

Tour includes Return Transfer from Cairns, snacks and all equipment.

SUP Board Lessons

Join our professional instructors for a 1 hour lesson on a Stand Up Paddle Board. This a great start to give you the skills to take on other SUP adventures and hire with confidence.

Tour includes Return Transfer from Cairns and all equipment.