Fitzroy Island Ferry

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About Fitzroy Island Ferry

Getting To Fitzroy Island

Getting to Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy island is located 29 kilometres south-east of Cairns and is only 45 minutes by ferry. All of our day trips depart from the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns City.

Ferry Options from Cairns

Fitzroy Flyer
The Flyer is a large & modern catamaran which departs Cairns 3 - 5 times daily. When booking the flyer you can add extras such as snorkeling equipment and glass bottom boat tours.

Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure at the Fitzroy Island Resort Booking Centre Shop 2/1 Spence Street

  • Departs Cairns at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
  • Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm

The Fitzroy Flyer is ideal for resort guests who need to book the ferry one way or return with different departure dates.

Fitzroy Island Adventures
Fitzroy Island Adventures operates a smaller catamaran vessel with seating inside and a large outdoor seating area on the second level. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure at Marlin Marina A finger. The transfer takes 45 minutes.

Full Day Option

  • Departs Cairns at 08:30am
  • Departs Fitzroy Island at 4pm

Half Day Option

  • Departs Cairns at 10:45am
  • Departs Fitzroy Island at 2pm

Snorkelling & Glass Bottom Boat Options
You can pre-book Snorkelling Gear & Glass Bottom Boat with your Fitzroy Island transfers.

Sunlover Reef Cruises Ferry
Sunlover Reef Cruises is a large catamaran that offers daily transfers to and from Fitzroy Island. Snorkeling and Glass Bottom Boat Packages are available with this service.

  • Departs Cairns Marina at 8:45am
  • Departs Fitzroy at 4:00pm

Fitzroy Ferry Departure Point

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Fitzroy Island Check-in Location
All Threee Ferry options depart fro the Marlin Marina in Cairns City.

Marlin Marina Distances

  • 15 Minutes by car from the Cairns Airport
  • Up to 25 minutes walk from Cairns Esplanade Hotels
  • Up to 15 minutes walk from Cairns City Hotels
  • 30 Minutes Drive from Palm Cove
  • 60 Minutes Drive from Port Douglas

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal Car Park offers all day parking for a cost of $10/day.
The ticket machines take payment via Credit Card or Cash. This car park is just 2 minutes' walk from the Cairns Marlin Marina.

Things To Do On Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Beach

Enjoy the abundance of activities available on the Island from the Dive and Adventures Centre including kayaking, snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours and paddle boarding (charges apply).

If you are looking for something more relaxed, simply soak up some sun on the beach and go for a swim in the surf. If you are the adventuring type go for one of the free self-guided walks through the secret garden in the Rainforest or challenge yourself with a walk to the Summit Lighthouse.

The Island also offers fish feeding at 11:30am and 4:00pm daily from the Jetty.

Transfers For Resort Guests

Fitzroy Island Transfers for Resort Guests

Our Fitzroy Island Flyer booking form offers flexible times and dates for resort guests. Check availability and book return transfers for your stay on Fitzroy Island. Our form shows last seat availability and the total number of seats left on all of the departure times and dates.

Fitzroy Island Resort Check In & Check Out times

Check-in: 02:00pm. Pool towels and changing facilities are made available for early ferry arrivals.
Check-out: 10:00am. Bag storage and change facilities are available for guests departing on the last ferry.

Fitzroy Island Sports Hub

Explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy an abundance of water activities available on the island from the newly opened 'Fitzroy Island Sports Hub'. FISH is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm daily and can be accessed via the steps to the left of the swimming pool. Hire services can be booked upon arrival and a credit card imprint, refundable deposit or other form of security deposit is required for all rentals.

Equipment Available for hire

  • $10 Mask & snorkel | per day
  • $10 Fins | per day
  • $10 Floatation | vests per day
  • $20 Kayaks | per 30 mins
  • $20 Stand Up Paddle Boards | per 30 mins.
  • $10 Stinger Suits | per day

Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Talks

  • Learn about the centre and meet a sea turtle.
  • Held daily at 1pm, 1:45pm & 2:30pm.
  • Duration is 30 minutes.
  • $12 | Adult
  • $7.50 | Child (4-14 years)

Sunday Junior Marine Biologist Program

  • Includes hands-on activities, a packed lunch and certificate.
  • Held every Sunday from 9am to 12pm.
  • $45 | per Child (5+)

Guided Snorkel Tours

  • Held on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday's at 10am.
  • Duration is 1 hour.
  • Includes mask, snorkel & fin hire.
  • $35 | per person (14+)

Stand Up Paddle Board Tours

  • Held Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays at 10:30am, 12:00pm & 1:30pm.
  • Duration is 1.5 hours.
  • $60 | Adult
  • $40 | Child (8-14years)

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

  • Held daily at 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm.
  • Duration is 1 hour.
  • $20 | Adult
  • $10 | Child

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Passengers for the Fitzroy Island Fastcat do not need to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Proceed directly down Marlin Wharf (A Finger Wharf) from the Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end. The Fastcat Departs half way down on your right. I...

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