Discover & Learn on Fitzroy Island with a School Excursion

Are you looking for an Educational Tour for your students? Look no further than the affordable Fitzroy Island located just 45 minutes from Cairns via boat. Fitzroy Island is a listed National Park that is home to a Turtle Rehabilitation centre, the Reef Restoration project and Australia’s Best Beach for 2018, Nudey Beach.

Students will learn about the Great Barrier Reef, our ecosystems and the importance of preserving the reef and the things we can do to help protect our planet. We have a range of educational activities available including ‘touch & feel’ marine talks, ‘Become a Marine Biologist for the day’ program, Beach Clean Up and educational talks on the Reef Restoration, Eye on the Reef Monitoring, Sustainability and more.

Our resident Marine Biologist Azri is dedicated to student development and providing a thorough understanding of the island and marine life. Azri is heavily involved with the Coral Nursery on Fitzroy Island and is passionate about our planet and educating others.

Come and experience the unique environments, history and marine life on Fitzroy Island.

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Day Trips for Students

Our Day Trip program is aimed at students aged 13-17 and includes return transfers from Cairns, lunch at Foxy’s and various activities with our Marine Biologist and Tours & Activities Coordinator.

The below itinerary could be split across 2 half days for groups staying overnight in our campground or resort accommodation.

Sample Schedule

Costs

  • $95 per person with transfers, lunch & activities
  • $70 per person not including transfers
  • Minimum 10 students, maximum 30.

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All Inclusive Camping for Students

Have your students stay overnight on Fitzroy Island to get the most out of our educational programs. Our ‘hands on’ activities will immerse your students into the underwater world and encourage them to start making environmentally friendly choices. Our events team can tailor make a package to suit your needs and requirements.

Sample Schedule 

Day One

  • 1330 – Travel from Cairns to Fitzroy Island on the Fitzroy Flyer
  • 1400 – Check-in and set up tents at the campground
  • 1530 – Fish feeding on the jetty
  • 1630 – Reef Restoration Presentation
  • 1800 – Dinner at Foxy’s
  • Overnight camping at the Fitzroy Island campground

Day Two

  • 0730 – Breakfast at Zephyr Restaurant
  • 0900 – Become a Marine Biologist Program
  • 1200 – Lunch at Foxy’s
  • 1300 – Become a Marine Biologist Program
  • 1800 – Dinner at Foxy’s
  • Overnight camping at the Fitzroy Island campground

Day Three

  • 0730 – Breakfast at Zephyr Restaurant
  • 0900 – Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Tour
  • 1000 – Free time for snorkelling and swimming (snorkel hire available at an extra cost)
  • 1200 – Takeaway Packed Lunch
  • 1215 – Depart Fitzroy Island to Cairns aboard the Fitzroy Flyer

Cost

  • From $185 per person including transfers, all catering, 2 nights camping & activities
  • Minimum 22 pax

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Activities Available

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Terms & Conditions

  • Parental consent is necessary for snorkelling – must fill in paperwork from dive shop in advance.
  • 1 teacher FOC per 15 students.
  • Snorkel gear is not included in pricing but is available for hire at an extra cost.
  • Minimum 10 students for Day Trip.
  • Minimum 22 students for overnight camp.
  • Maximum 30 students – larger groups will have to split across different days.