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About Reef & Island Fun Package
Holiday Package Includes
- 3 nights at Fitzroy Island Resort
- Resort Studio room
- Optional upgrades available at extra cost
- Return ferry transfers from Cairns
- Great Barrier Reef Outer Reef cruise
- Snorkelling equipment
(Package is based on 2 persons sharing)
Day 1: Fitzroy Island
Day One: Check in to Sunlover Reef Cruises, Cairns
Check-in starts from 8.30am and closes at 9.15am for a 9.30am departure.
After a short 45 minute ferry ride from Cairns the view of Fitzroy Island Resort with it's impressive majestic mountainous backdrop will come into view. Here you can experience the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef with impressive fringing coral reefs off the island. There is a hiking trail up to the Summit of the island and also to the Lighthouse. Both walks offer spectacular views over the surrounding Coral Sea and islands.
Day 2: Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
Day Two: Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
Join the friendly Sunlover crew for a memorable trip to our Outer Barrier Reef pontoon at Moore Reef.
You will have approximately 4 hours to experience the numerous included activities.
Snorkelling: At the pontoon you can explore the reef by yourself, under the watchful eyes of the trained lifeguards. If you have never snorkelled before or need a refresher make sure you listen to the snorkelling demonstration presented on the lower deck.
Snorkelling Equipment: All snorkelling equipment is included in the day. It is recommend to use a buoyancy vest, snorkel with a partner and remain in the designated area at all times. Guided snorkel tours are also available.
Reef Presentation: Enjoy morning tea and coffee during your cruise to the reef whilst learning about the wonders the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Sunlovers Specialised Reef Naturalists will present an informative talk, which is a great opportunity for you to learn about what you are about to see.
FREE Semi submersible / Glass bottom boat tours: If you prefer a reef experience without getting wet, Sunlover offers both the semi-submersible and glass bottom boat tours. These tours depart every 20 minutes from the back of the pontoon.
Touch Tank: The touch tank introduces you to some of the unique creatures of the reef.
Fish Feeding: Before leaving the reef each day, there will be a fish feed conducted from the back of the pontoon. The result is an amazing spectacle that you can view either from the deck or the underwater observatory. This feed is done in accordance with strict Marine Park guidelines.
Children’s Pool: Small children can also enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in the safety of an enclosed pool area. Fish can swim inside the enclosure for a true reef experience.
Lunch: A hot and cold buffet lunch will be served at 12.30pm at the pontoon. This delicious smorgasbord features fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruits.
Depart 10:15am and arrive 4:30pm
* Fast air-conditioned catamaran to the reef
* 4-5 hours at the reef
* Afternoon Tea
* Informative presentation hosted by a marine naturalist
* All snorkelling equipment and instruction
* Snorkelling enclosure with rest and view stations
* Glass bottom boat tours
* Semi Submersible tours
* Fully enclosed kids pool
* On-board touch tank to experience unique marine life up close
* Underwater observatory
* Fish feeding presentation
* Freshwater showers and change rooms
* Delicious chef-prepared buffet luncheon featuring fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and sumptuous tropical fruits
* Full bar facilities
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (charges apply and must be pre-booked):
* Certified Scuba Diving
* Introductory Diving
* Guided Snorkel Tours
* Scenic Helicopter Flights
These options and prices are available when booking. OBR stands for Outer Barrier Reef which is where these activities take place.
Please advise us if you require quotes for these extras. Prescription Lenses available for $5 hire with $50 deposit.
Day 3: At Leisure
Day Three: At leisure to explore the island
Fitzroy Island is covered with magnificent rainforest and features many walking tracks ranging from a short stroll to Nudey Beach through to a more challenging hike to the Summit. The island is surrounded by beautiful fringing reefs which are teeming with marine life. The best snorkelling is off the rocks between Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach. Expect to see Turtles, tropical fish and many colourful corals. It is possible to pre-book an activities package for an additional cost that includes Snorkel Hire (1 day), Glass Bottom Boat Tour (1 hour) and Kayak (1 hour).
Day 4: At Leisure
Day Four: At leisure to explore the island
Ferry departs at 4:40 pm for your transfer back to Cairns. Arriving into Cairns at 5:30pm.
Please be mindful when booking flights of these times.
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