Islands & Sand Cays
Day trips to the Islands from Cairns are a comfortable and a relaxing experience. Usually, only a short boat crossing from the mainland to the Islands, you can experience very good snorkeling directly from the beach at Michaelmas Cay. With easy access in and out of the water visiting one of the Islands is great with children or people who do not swim.
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Beautiful Sandy Cay Luxury!
Fitzroy Island $78.00
3 Ferry Departure times a day. Relax on the closest Island to Cairns!
40 Minute Ferry Ride
Green Island + Reef!
Lizard Island Private Charter $1490.00
Private Charter Fly to Lizard Island.
Dive Agincourt Reef!
Islands of The Great Barrier Reef
Did you know the Great Barrier Reef has over 900 Islands & sand cays? They are a collection of raised sandy cays and tropical islands, some colonized with thick tropical rainforest. Many different species of animals live amongst the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. On land, you can find goannas, lizards, mainland birds and many different species of seabird. In the water, Islands are a popular hangout for sea turtles, dugongs, stingrays, giant clams, anemonefish, many species of soft and hard corals.