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Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder

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Address: 52 - 54 Fearnley Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 61 (07) 40 307 900
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Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking
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$50*
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Always a great day out!

Very cool staff, never feel rushed. A visit to the Sea Turtle Rehab Center is a must, run by an amazing army of volunteers headed by and incredible local, Jenny. Would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott R

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool staff, never feel rushed. A visit to the Sea Turtle Rehab Center is a must, run by an amazing army of volunteers headed by and incredible local, Jenny. Would definitely recommend heading to Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder, thanks again guys!

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Thank Scott R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fitzroy is definitely worth a visit for kayaking, sunseeking and water sports. I would not recommend the snorkelling however, the reef where we snorkelled off the shore seems dead and ruined from too many tourists standing on it. Also, the day that we visited, the water was choppy and at low tide so many members of our group got cut... More 

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Thank Kimberley F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a local and having not visited Fitzroy Island for a few years, it was disappointing to see all the changes, (including the deletion of the public pool and sitting area) with full privileges only going to the Resort stayers(they have a pool). The day trippers have little comforts, limited shady areas and the very old toilet amenities need a... More 

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2 Thank Adam H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the best experience we had in Australia so far. Low key not pretentious service from the guys who took us there. Pleasant ride on their boat.It takes an hour to get there,but when you get there and see crystal clear water nice beach is all worth it. We were able to use all equipment Kayaks,snorkeling equipment .We even... More 

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Thank slabinski c
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the quick trip there and back on the Raging Thunder fast boat. Lots of activities available at Fitzroy Island for a day trip. Not a lot of shade or shelter available and the ocean trampoline needs some maintenance. All in all still had a fun day at the beach.

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Thank Leanne D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I did the sea kayaking trip with Dom and Malcolm and had a great time. Both guides were fun, knowledgeable, and were good for some cheeky banter. The trip itself was well paced and organised. The kayaking was fun and there was time for some snorkelling on the reef. So if you are interested in seeing the... More 

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Thank Brendan J
Robina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We travelled to Fitzroy Island 3 Jan. We had a challenging experience on the kayak trip due to the extreme wind prevailing from the north. The conditions prevented us from having any stops for snorkelling or exploring along the way & it was a huge battle to get back to the launch point with many capsizes & the group becoming... More 

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Thank Rarth2013
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cant thank the crew from raging thunder enough. Their customer service skills are beyond expectations. They gave me and my partner a good laugh. They came around and offered vomit bags nearly every 10 minutes for those getting sea sick. Music going on the boat, set a good atmosphere. I love how cruisy the staff are, no shoes, board... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Fitzroy Island is a must see spot while you are in Cairns! The tropical, colourful fishes and beautiful coral and turtles are just a few steps away from coast. Snorkeling here is highly recommended I was lucky to see a big green turtle and swam with it!

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Thank Omid S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I was booked to redeem a voucher that our son had purchased for us to spend Christmas Day tomorrow on Fitzroy Island travelling with Raging Thunder. As the weather has deteriorated we have had second thoughts. Over the last week I called the office of Raging Thunder 3 times, gave my name and asked what their policy regarding this would... More 

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Raging_Thunder, General Manager at Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, as with most businesses once a bookings is made for a particular date we reserve this seat for you and then staff our business based on the number of passengers travelling each day. We give our passengers the flexibility to change their date of travel, either for personal or weather related reasons, right up until 24... More 

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