Half Day | 10:45am - 2pm | Fitzroy Island Adventures

Duration | 3 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

If you're short on time and looking for the quickest and most effective way to get to the beautiful, unspoiled Fitzroy Island, this half day option includes ferry transfers from Cairns and allows you some time for a sleep in! Heading out from the Cairns Marina, you'll board a comfortable vessel and cruise out across the pristine reef waters towards the wonderful shores of Fitzroy Island on a journey that takes roughly 45 minutes.

Departing at 10:45am, this Fitzroy Island tour offers a half day of enjoyment at one of Cairns' most popular and accessible Great Barrier Reef areas without breaking the budget. So if you're wanting to get an amazing reef experience without committing too much time or money, be sure to book online today.


Return ferry transfers to Fitzroy Island
Up to 3 hours on the island

Check-in Procedure
Check-in for the Fitzroy Island Adventures Ferry is at the Fitzroy Island Adventures counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal.  Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure.  The Reef Fleet Terminal is near the Cairns Marina.  The Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marina is within easy walking distance from many city hotels.

SMS Confirmation
Guests will receive an email and SMS message the afternoon prior to their day of travel outlining everything they need to know. This includes a map of the marina and where the vessels are located.

Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal. Hourly cost is from AUD $1.20 for indoor and outdoor parking. All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf at approximately $3 per day.

Family Friendly
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

All our vessels are pram friendly. However, walks on the island can be rocky and include steps so are not advised when walking. Ask our friendly team on board to store the pram for you.

About Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island is only 45 minutes from Cairns and is one of the most popular islands on the Great Barrier Reef.

Being a continental island, it is large and covered with lush, pristine rainforest.  Adventurous hikers will enjoy the National Park rainforest walking tracks, including a hike to the lighthouse and summit circuit.  From here discover breathtaking views of the island and surrounding reefs.  There is also a shorter hiking trail to Nudey Beach and a secret garden track as  well as numerous water sports options.

Spend the day snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, where tropical fish present a rainbow of colour.  It's as easy as stepping off the beach.  

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure the Fitzroy Island Activity Pass
Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.



Kate Wilson

We had a great time at Fitzroy Island. Nudey Beach was spectacular. The food for lunch was nice, a bit expensive but you would expect that on an island.

The only thing we would suggest is better signage to direct you to access the different beaches eg Nudey Beach. The signage was rather poor.


John Lambert

It was a rough trip across with waves crashing on the sides. But the boat pushed its way through them well and the crew were terrific, especially for a group of three who found the waves and weather challenging. On a practical note, the booking was easy, on-line, and the boat left on time at both endss of our day trip.


Olympia Pauline Watson

We had the boat to ourselves and it was great fun sitting on the top deck wind in your hair


Cecilia Montoya

Staff are friendly, approachable and will look after you even when you're feeling a little dizzy. I had a great time.


Shamik Banerjee

Wonderful experience must visit if going to Cairns


Neil Hinton

Took the Fitzroy Island day package and had a great day. More than enough activities to fill the day, so much in fact will have to go back.

More Reviews

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Please be waiting for the ferry 30 minutes prior to departure and board the boat directly. The ferry departs from Marlin Marina A Finger. Look for small Fitzroy Island Adventures logo. Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure. You will receive an email and SMS message the afternoon prior to their day of travel outlining everything they need to know.