Half Day
Great Barrier Reef
No Limits

Take the fastest boat out to the reef! Please note that the Thunderbolt is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant, has back or spinal injuries and children must be above 120cm.

Please note that this tour is a transfer option only, you can still hire snorkel equipment and buy lunch on the island.


More than just a Great Barrier Reef tour, Fitzroy island’s coral reefs and National Park have so much more for you to experience. Snorkel right off the beach over the fringing coral reefs in Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach, with hard and soft corals only metres from the shore.

See the Great Barrier Reef up close aboard our custom built coral viewing vessel, with a guided commentary to some of the most beautiful reef locations.

Fitzroy Island great adventures don’t stop at the water’s edge, with National park walking tracks to the summit, the lighthouse and the rainforests of the Secret Garden.

This is a tour that fits every member of the family, when the kids can learn to snorkel right off the beach. Rather than being confined to a boat, there is room to explore with rainforest walks, the ocean trampoline and beach hire options.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
DEPARTURE TIME 09:30 AM Check In at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

10:00 AM Departure

RETURN TIME 02:30 PM Departure back to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
WEAR Comfortable clothing, swimmers, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, cash or credit card for any on-tour purchases. Take a smaller bag for the Thunderbolt.
Thunderbolt Return Transfer Half Day on Fitzroy Island
Ocean Trampoline Famous Nudey Beach
Sea Turtle Rehab Hiking Tracks
Snorkel Equipment Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Lunch $5 Reef Levy Per Person

Check in - 09:30 AM

Check-in from 09:30 am at Cairns’ Reef Fleet Terminal, at the Raging Thunder Fitzroy Island desk. After check-in, proceed to boarding.

Departure - 10:00 AM

Departing Cairns for a 30 minute fast Thunderbolt Ride to the Island.

Activities on The Island

– Sunbathing
– Snorkelling
– Ocean Trampoline
– Famous Nudey Beach
– Hiking Tracks
– Glass Bottom Boat Tour
– Cocktails and Lunch at the Foxy’s Bar
– Kayaking and/or Paddle Board Hire
– Sunbathing

Departure - 02:30 Pm

Find your way back to the Thunderbolt boat, hold on to your belongings and enjoy the beautiful mountain views back home to Cairns.

Return - 03.00 Pm

The tour will return back to the Reef Fleet Terminal.

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