EXPLORE THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

The one stop sports and activity hire centre on Fitzroy Island.

Explore the magic and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island boasts its own fringing reef, abundant sea life and sea turtles. Fitzroy Island Sports Hub is located in the Resort, close to the reception. Hire services including snorkel gear, kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be booked on arrival.

Open daily 9:15am to 4.00pm.

We are no longer offering scuba diving. We’re constantly evaluating our activities to ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Our incredible reef can be explored by snorkelling, kayaking, glass bottom boat or SUP!

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Tour & Activity Timetable at FISH

 

ACTIVITY DURATION WHEN
Snorkel Safari Tour 1 hr 45 mins Daily / 10:00am + 1:00pm
Intro Snorkel Adventure w/ Snorkel Safari 2 hrs 15 mins Daily / 9:30am + 12:30pm
SUP Guided Tour 1 hr 30 mins Daily / 9:30am 
Glass Bottom Boat 1 hr Daily / 9.30am + 3pm
Kayak Guided Tour 1 hr 30 mins Daily / 11am
Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Tour 45 mins Tue-Sun/ 1pm & 1:45pm
Junior Marine Biologist Program 3 hrs Every Sun / 9.30am + 1pm
Marine Conservation Program 7 hrs Every Mon / 9.00am

*Times may be subject to change. Some tours are available on request, please see our Team @ FISH.
Guided snorkelling will not be operational on Christmas Day 25th December and New Years Day 1st January.

HIRE SERVICES

Enjoy the abundance of water activities available on the Island. Explore the beauty Welcome Bay at your own pace snorkelling, kayaking or by stand up paddleboard. Keep an eye out for sea turtles!

Equipment Cost Duration
Mask & snorkel, fins $12.00 per item per day
*Single & double sea kayaks + 6 ft stand up paddle board* $25.00 per item per 30 mins
Floatation vests, lycra & wetsuit hire (stinger suits) $12.00 to $20.00 per item per day

Credit card imprint refundable deposit or other form of security deposit is required for all rentals.
*Hire via What’SUP Cairns.
*It is advised to also bring cash to the island if wanting to hire any of the “What’SUP” equipment, including stand up paddle boards and kayaks.

Hire at FISH on Fitzroy Island

Snorkel Tours

Discover the magic of the underwater world with our guided snorkel tours in the calm sheltered waters around Fitzroy Island. Encounter a variety of different marine life and corals, you may even spot a friendly Green Sea Turtle that frequent the waters around the island!

Snorkel Tour Options:

  • Snorkel Safari Guided Tour – Take a short cruise to one of the stunning snorkel sites surrounding the island – ideal for intermediate or above level snorkelers looking for a more advanced experience.
    $60 per Adult | $50 per Child | $195 per Family
  • Intro Snorkel Adventure with Snorkel Safari – Your knowledgeable tour instructor will teach you the techniques for snorkelling and then take you on our guided snorkel trip – The Snorkel Safari.
    $85 per Adult | $75 per Child | $280 per Family

All Snorkel Tours include full day hire of snorkel, mask & fin!

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Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Suitable for all ages, this 1 hour guided tour will showcase the coral reefs and marine wildlife surrounding Fitzroy Island, all from the comfort of a glass bottom boat. Make sure to keep an eye out for the local sea turtles that inhabit Welcome Bay!

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • When: Daily at 9.30am and 3pm
  • Cost: $25 per Adult | $15 per Child | $65 per Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

*Schedule is subject to change.

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Guided SUP Tour with What’SUP Cairns

Cruise the idyllic island waters of Welcome Bay by stand up paddle board (SUP) and see the true beauty of Fitzroy Island! Your experienced instructor Allie provides a 20 minute lesson in the shallow waters, before paddling out to see coral, marine life and a stunning view of the island.

Tours are intimate with just 4 people, or up to 9 people when pre-booking.

The Details:

  • When: Daily
  • Costs: $79 Adult | $59 Children 10+ | Children under 10 yrs are free and ride parents board)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Includes: All equipment, lesson on paddling, rescues and a full guide looking for turtles.
  • Group Numbers: Max 4 in a group for private tours. Groups of 9 possible if pre requested.
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential – click here.

Guided Kayak Tours

Cruise the idyllic island waters by kayak, uncovering gorgeous views of this magical destination.

This 1.5 hours tour includes a full lesson: learn how to kayak safely and correctly, learn some really cool tricks and most importantly rescues. This will be followed by a guided kayak tour looking for turtles and viewing the reef from above. Perfect for all ages.

The Details:

  • When: Daily
  • Duration: 1.5 hours (please arrive 10 minutes early)
  • Cost: $69 per Adult | $59 per Child
  • Includes: Kayak, life jacket and guided tour. Stinger suits are not included but will be required during stinger season at an additional cost.

Please book Kayak tour at FISH or book online.
*Schedule is subject to change.

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