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Fitzroy Island Adventures with Raging Thunder

#21 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
| Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 7990
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited Fitzroy Island a little over a week ago using Raging Thunder. No complaints about the vessel or the staff. The boat was clean and comfortable enough for the 45 minute transfer and the staff were friendly and interacted well with the passengers. On the...More

Thank freemanthefirst
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I went on my own, and loved the island and all the attractions. Found it was more of a family or group holiday destination though. Would highly recommend for couples, families or groups, but if you're traveling solo, you may have a bit of a...More

1  Thank Monica09195
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Kyaking was great with great guides. Takes roughly 3 hours including a landing of the kayaks for about an hour, during which we were able to go for a brief bush walk and do some snorkling(snorkelling gear included in Kyaking trip). Great packed lunch including...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great way To get to Fitzroy island. It only takes 30 mins to cover the 24kms on the thunderbolt $75 return which is a reasonable fair. Not to bumpy a ride and the skipper makes it fun bouncing around in other boats...More

Thank Atikus1
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The staff were great, the snorkelling was good for fish and green turtles so that was awesome but facilities were dodgy as, no change room, my girls used a manky toilet. The packed lunches were great except they included a pseudo juice drink with a...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took a trip to Fitzroy Island with this guys, it was fun, very enjoyable. They were very helpful and professional. Only a short trip from Cairns and would recommend to anyone.

Thank Oscar B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The boat is very punctual, the staff provide for hire snorkeling gear, stand up paddles and glass-bottom boat tours. They offer two different boats to get to the island, one large catamaran which takes about 1 hour to get there, and a fast thunder boat,...More

Thank MarcioGhiraldelli
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The team at raging thunder were awesome! Personable, friendly and so helpful!! We went snorkeling to the right of the jetty and while the water was clear, we didn't see much. Neither of us are strong swimmers and the water was a bit choppy so...More

Thank Suttsm0302
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my 11 year old for the day and thoroughly enjoyed using all the equipment available during the day. Disappointed with the boat trip as we didn't really see any fish as they are scared off by the boat. Staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We could have gone to Green Island with the mass of tourists but I'm glad we didn't. There isn't as many people here and that made it better. Make sure you pack some reef shoes as most of the beaches are coral beaches not sandy...More

1  Thank Anita1976
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Hi, planning on going snorkelling (not kayaking) in a couple of weeks. Wondering if i need to wear reef shoes when out in the shallows? Then I guess I'd have to carry them whilst snorkelling? Any feedback on best Fitzroy Island snorkel sites much appreciated. Thanks, Deni
1 November 2016|
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Response from Raging_Thunder | Property representative |
Hi Demi! I do recommend flip flops or sandals for walking on the beach at the welcome bay on Fitzroy Island as it is covered in coral rubble, which can be a little harsh on feet. However, once in the water, the bottom is... More