Frequently Asked Questions
On the Day
Yes, 7 days a week.
Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal. Hourly cost is from AUD $1.20 for indoor and outdoor parking. All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf at approximately $3 per day.
We have hotel transfers and prices vary depending on location of your hotel. Please call our team for more info. From $18 for Cairns and $22 for Port Douglas.
Yes, please check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (Look for Fitzroy Island signage) at least 30 minutes prior to your departure. Please present relevant vouchers or itineraries at check in exchange for your boarding passes.
All our vessels are pram friendly. However walks on the island can be rocky and include steps so are not advised when walking. Ask our friendly team at the beach hire hut to store the pram for you.
Approx 45 mins. We travel south along the Cairns coastline with spectacular views.
Hopefully not. This depends largely on the individual. Travelling on our fast, stable boats ensures the smoothest possible ride. If conditions are forecast 15 knots or below it will generally be smooth going.
At 20 knots and above it can get a little bumpy at times however our skippers are skilled in picking the best route to our destination. If you are prone to other common forms of motion sickness such as travelling in a car or plane you may wish to take precautions such as a sea sickness tablet approximately 30 minutes prior to departure for maximum benefit.
December-February: 29c, 83f
March-May: 25c, 76f
June-August: 22c, 72f
September-November: 25c, 76f
Yes. The island has plenty of trees inland and spots around the beach to seek shelter. The lyrca stinger suits are great sun protection too.
Bookings cancelled less than 24 HOURS before the tour departs will forfeit 100% of the total price paid (subject to any fees or penalties imposed by an operator other than Raging Thunder). If you need to reschedule or cancel due to an emergency or for medical reasons, please contact our team as soon as possible. If Fitzroy Island cancel due to weather, you will be offered another date to reschedule unless you have proof of departure from Cairns/Port Douglas area.
Experience Co were disappointed by Fitzroy Island Resort’s short sightedness in trying to enforce a $10 levy on customers going to the island. Fitzroy Island is a National Park with a wide range of public assets that everyone is entitled to have access. This includes public moorings, a jetty, campground and toilets, and walking trails. Experience Co are committed to ensuring our customers have the opportunity to experience the island, our activities at the beach hire and one of Australia’s best voted beaches at Nudey Beach. We would welcome further discussions with island stakeholders to achieve a sustainable outcome.
A fee will apply to the facilities at the Resort, Raging Thunder / Fitzroy Island Adventures guests will still be able to use the public facilities at the camping ground at no further charge. Please see the map on the left hand side for details. We thank you for your continued support of Fitzroy Island Adventures, Raging Thunder Adventures & Experience Co
To keep your day as safe as possible there are a few restrictions you should be aware before making your booking:
- We highly recommend having your own travel insurance
- Those under 16 must travel with a guardian or parent
- 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