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Fitzroy Island Adventures with Raging Thunder
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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“Worth doing”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very laid back, less touristy than Green Island, but not as much to do. The walk to the lighthouse was nice (but steep!), but the snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef was what made the day! You only have to go a few meters out to see it. Absolutely worthwhile! The beaches are made mostly of dead coral, just be aware. There are a couple of sand beaches, so if you want that, ask someone where they are.

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Best birthday experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My boyfriend booked this as a suprise for my birthday and it was beautiful - little paradise island ! Thr snorkelling here is amazing and so clear we had a great time just chilling out and being able to see coral and a fish only a few metres in from the beach -something extremely special! Done the glass bottom boat very informative . LOvely relaxed day and to top it all of it is worth the money just for the views to and from the island on the noat -truly breathtaking '

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Easy fun”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Had a good day with these guys

Well maintained equipment, plenty to do, easy snorkelling off the beach in a stunning location.

Probably the only thing that let them down was that there maybe wasn’t enough direction when you asked for it – it was more like equipment hire place to take and go off and do your own thing but in all it was a nice easy, relaxing day.

If you are looking for somewhere for a soft sand sunbaking time this is probably not the place for you, the beach was prickly with coral, horrid to lie on for too long.

Oh and if the sea is a bit rough – avoid sitting on the top deck of the boat on the way over – we almost got soaked from the water coming over the sides but It did make for an interesting ride.

Visited August 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Group booking all too hard”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Group booking with Raging Thunder service for my Hen's party on Fitzroy Island. Desk staff were rude and incompetent. A very straightforward booking for any tour operator became a nightmare at 8 am in the morning - thank God for cool and calm fiancee who had to jump the counter to help the desk staff sort out the booking. Find another ferry company to go to Fitzroy with - awesome island.

Visited July 2013
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Raging_Thunder, Manager at Fitzroy Island Adventures with Raging Thunder, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Mrs Scandanavia S, we're glad to read your comment that "Fitzroy is an awesome island" although disappointed you think we have "rude and incompetent staff". Our staff did their best on the morning to match up the people travelling in your group when they hadn't been given a name list, and therefore had no idea who would be joining you.

Your fiance was very helpful in assisting when we invited him to walk around to the other side of our counter to look at the computer screen and match individual payments with invited guests, and he agreed the booking was a tad confusing given the circumstances.

We trust all went smoothly for the remainder of your hen's party and subsequent wedding.
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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“Fun family day out”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I visited Fitzroy Island with my 10 year old son. The trip over is comfortable with beautiful views of the coastline. We opted for the picnic lunch, snorkel equipment, stinger suits and kayak use. The water trampoline is also included. The picnic lunch is delicious, healthy and satisfying. We kayaked in the bay and enjoyed this. My son especially loved the water trampoline and this kept him entertained for hours. We walked to Nudey Beach for a snorkel and the equipment was fantastic. I highly recommend Raging Thunder and the package is value for money. Fitzroy Island is fantastic for children and I advise to bring your own snacks and extra water as the mini store is very expensive. An waterproof camera is a good idea too and you can hire these on the mainland. I love the freedom of the Fitzroy day package. I'm looking forward my next Fitzroy Island trip with Raging Thunder.

Visited January 2013
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