Whale Watch Cruises from Cairns

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Highlights & inclusions

Up to 4 hours free time on Fitzroy Island
Take part in the island activities or just relax
Eco certified - committed to sustainability
90 minute whale watching cruise
Australian owned & operated
Informative cruise led by qualified Marine Biologist

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Sat, Apr 13, 2024

What you can expect

Witness the spectacular migration of the majestic Humpback Whales off the coast of Cairns and enjoy time on Australia's number one white sand beach, Nudey Beach, at the picturesque Fitzroy Island. From mid July to the end of August, Humpback Whales take a holiday of their own leaving the cold waters of Antarctica to frolic in the Great Barrier Reef and give birth to their young calves. You can enjoy a front row seat to this natural spectacle on this Cairns adventure which includes a 90 minute whale watching tour and a choice of 2 hours or 4 hours free time on Fitzroy Island. Choose the 9 am ferry from Cairns and enjoy up to 4 hours free time on Fitzroy Island plus a midday Cairns whale watching cruise. However, if you prefer a sleep in, the 11 am ferry departure from Cairns gives you the option to join the midday Cairns whale watching cruise with only 2 hours free time on Fitzroy Island. Get in quick and book your Cairns Whale Watching and Fitzroy Island adventure right here before the Humpback Whales leave for another year.


What you need to know

  • 45 minute catamaran transfer to Fitzroy Island
  • 90 minute whale watching tour
  • Up to 4 hours (9am departure) OR up to 2 hours (11am departure) on Fitzroy Island
  • Hotel transfers - these are available at an additional cost ($25 from Cairns City or $35 from Northern Beaches). Transfers must be pre-booked directly with the tour supplier and are payable on the day of your tour. Tour supplier's contact details are available on your tour voucher
  • Witness the spectacular migration of the majestic Humpback Whales off the coast of Cairns
  • Enjoy time on one of Australia’s top ten beaches, Nudey Beach, at the picturesque Fitzroy Island
  • Australian owned and operated, spotting whales since 2009
  • Activities for all ages and experience levels
  • Tours operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Tours depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 9am (returns 2.50pm) and 11am (returns 4.50pm)
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure inside the Cairns Reef Fleet terminal
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
or 4 x $24.75 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience
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