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“Great family day at Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder ferry” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder

Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder
PO Box 1109, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
61 (07) 40 307 900
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Ranked #62 of 133 Activities in Cairns
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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“Great family day at Fitzroy Island with Raging Thunder ferry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great trip over, lovely weather even though it's the "wet season". The kids were initially a bit hesitant as there were "jellyfish" but there weren't any dangerous ones, just the ones the turtles love to eat! Saw a turtle on the glass bottomed boat tour, do the midday tour of that, then you will see the great coral/fish and where to spend the rest of the day snorkling, walk past the resort and turtle rehab place to the far end of the beach and snorkle from there! Absolutely fantastic.

Visited January 2014
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New Albany, Ohio, USA
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“Fitzroy Island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Went kayaking and snorkeling. Kayaking was strenuous. Snorkeling not as good as scuba, but could really see lots of colorful fish in all sizes.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“this is amust do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place is a fantastic day for the wholle family plenty of activies tp do or just relax any enjoy the senery at the bar great family full day trip

Visited December 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Beautiful Island but staff need more customer training”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Visited Fitzroy Island for a sea kayaking tour on my day two holiday adventure with Raging Thunder. I am not disappointed but comparing this adventure to white water rafting, hot air balloon, sky rail/rainforest trip, and outer great barrier reef, where all the crew and staff were extremely helpful, I find this trip the least exciting. Don't get me wrong, the island is beautiful although the water was not clear due to algae on the day of my visit but I think Raging Thunder missed the most important part of adventure package, which is the people running it. I had some difficulty (and also a swiss tourist) putting on my life vest and we were told four times how to do it properly blah blah, and I sarcastically remarked "What will I do without you? You just saved my life!" The Swiss tourist told me later that she wanted to say that she was paying for the tour and it was their job to assist her! When we had the chance to have a chat in the small island, I felt the guides were genuinely warm, nice people and highly competent and the company should invest more on human relations or how to make the two hour sea kayaking more exciting rather than just making the tourists feel that they were being trained to be professional kayakers.

Visited December 2013
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“excellent place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I love fitzroy island and will visit it again. This island is more organic with less tourists. The beach is all formed of dead coral, which so different. When snorkelling, it was very easy to spot beautiful coral. The facility on the island is pretty basic but not bad at all.

Visited December 2013
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