5 Water Activities to Enjoy at Fitzroy Island

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If you go on a holiday to Fitzroy Island, you’ll never run out of activities to enjoy. No matter what your preferences are, there are so many options to choose from! Below are only some of them:

Scuba Diving

Of course, we’re starting this list with a banger! The famed Fitzroy Island scuba diving experience is certainly a must-have on everyone’s bucket list.

If you’re giving scuba diving a go, you might as well do it at Fitzroy Island. The diving spot is no other than the world-famous Great Barrier Reef! Who wouldn’t love to discover this natural wonder, right?

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system, so if you’re going diving there, you’ll see the most beautiful corals and the most colourful marine life on Earth!

Aside from a great natural diving spot, the island resort also offers several programs both for the newbies and the pros.

Discover Scuba Diving – perfect for newbie adults who want to get their skin in the scuba diving game

Refresher Course – this is for professional drivers who haven’t gone scuba diving for over 6 months. This is just to refresh their diving knowledge and familiarize themselves with the underwater again.

Bubblemaker Program – if you brought your kids with you that didn’t reach the age limit, they can still experience the joy of scuba diving. They can gear up with diving gears and explore the shallow waters under the supervision of a PADI diver instructor.


This is another way to appreciate the colourful marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. This is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beautiful reef, but don’t want to suit up with the heavy and a little complex scuba diving gears.

With snorkelling, you only need to suit up with a suit, a mask, a snorkel, and a pair of flippers. Which you can all rent on the island.

There are several snorkelling tours that you can book. There are options for every kind of tourist. No matter how newbie or pro you are in snorkelling, there’s a tour for you!

Sea Kayaking

If you’re the type of tourist who really doesn’t want to get in the water but would love to join in the fun of exploring it, sea kayaking is the best activity for you.

We must warn you, however, that it may sound east but sea kayaking is a full-body workout. It’s certainly not a walk in the park.

But the good thing is, you won’t feel the effort because of the gorgeous sights that you’ll witness as you explore the island.

Fitzroy Island offers several sea kayaking tours so you don’t have to look for the best spots yourself. You just have to tag along!

Glass-bottom Boat Tours

Now, if you’re really not in the mood for seawater during your trip, don’t worry you’re not really missing out at all. You’ll still get to enjoy the Island and the Great Barrier Reef with the Glass-bottom Boat Tours.

As the name suggests, it’s a tour where you hop on boats with glass panels at the bottom so you can enjoy the view of the corals below as you cruise away.

The calm currents of Fitzroy Island are pretty crystal clear so you don’t worry about not getting clear visuals of the marine life. We’re sure you’ll do!

The best thing about it is that perfect for all ages so you can bring the whole family with you. It’s a safe but also a memorable experience for your holiday on the island!    

Reef Fishing Charter

If you want a different kind of sea adventure, then you might want to sign up for the Cairns Reef Fishing charter where you’ll get to test your angler skills at the best fishing spots of the Great Barrier Reef!

The crew will bring you to several spots where you can reel in some big fish like marlin, coral trout, codfish, and more.

These charter trips are organized all year round make sure to try this when you visit the island! Just make sure to bring a hat, a pair of sunnies, SPFs, and some beverage of your choice.

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