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
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
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
Half Day Option
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.
Fitzroy Island Check-in Location
All Threee Ferry options depart fro the Marlin Marina in Cairns City.
Marlin Marina Distances
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.
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.
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.
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
Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Talks
Sunday Junior Marine Biologist Program
Guided Snorkel Tours
Stand Up Paddle Board Tours
Glass Bottom Boat Tours
The island is beautiful and fabulous snorkelling straight off the front beach. Plenty of fish and several turtles and I even passed a reef shark. The island activities offered all the family simple pleasures and we thoroughly enjoyed a few nights of merriment at Foxys! I would recommend it as a lovely short stay family holiday.
absolutely stunning island, full of beautiful people honestly couldn't ask for a better place to sit back enjoy the view and relax and also heaps of activities for the kids and adults. absolutely love this island I never wanna leave.
Wow! Fitzroy Island Resort is the PERFECT getaway! You get to see the ocean waves crash and you have a full range of beautiful tropical plants and palm trees. At night it was heaven because you could hear the sound of the ocean waves from your room!!! The pool was great for relaxing and everything is easy access. I highly recommend doing the Turtle Rehab Centre Tour. I learned so much from Jen and it really raised my awareness about what the Sea Turtles. They are really do great things for them! Even the ferry staff are very helpful and kind. If you are staying in Cairns you DEFINITELY need to make a trip here and stay for a few nights! I enjoyed my time there and cannot wait to go back :)
Enjoyed the ride and especially the crew who were very cheerful and helpful.
A fun way to get away to such a beautiful island we are already planning our return.
We are very pleased of the helpful and friendly personal!
The ferry service to Fitzroy Island was great. Fitzroy Island was very nice.
My family and I had a great time on Fitzroy Island highly recommend
Fitzroy Island offers great off the beach snorkeling. Make sure you visit Nudey Beach. Walk through Foxeys grill and follow the path. There a few steep steps in areas but it is a beautiful walk and the snorkeling off the beach is fantastic. The coral gardens are just metres from the beach at low tide.
The newly opened Fitzroy Island Sports Hub 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 fo... + More
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...