Fitzroy Island Ferry

Fitzroy Ferry departs several times a day from Cairns.  Choose from half-day, full-day and resort accommodation.  Prices start at $82 for an adult, $41 for a child or bring the whole family for $215

Departure Times

From Cairns are at 8 am, 11 am and 1:30 pm

From Fitzroy Island

9:30 am, 12:15 pm and 5 pm

Fitzroy Island is a continental island, just 45-minute boat trip from Cairns.

Getting to Fitzroy Island is a breeze the family   own the Fitzroy Island Ferry providing the best way and price to get to Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a large tropical island surrounded by fringing coral reefs. Located off the mainland of Cairns North Queensland with a Cruising time to Fitzroy Island of only 45 Minutes. Fitzroy Island Full Day Trip is ideal for everyone, with beautiful unspoiled, uncrowded beaches – Fitzroy Island is perfect for family fun.

Enjoy a day of snorkelling on the calm waters of Welcome Bay, or from the soft sands of Nudey Beach, canoeing, beach activities, or explore the 800 acres of National Park. Nature walks from the mild rainforest walks to the more strenuous Lighthouse or Summit Walks.
The choice is yours!

Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Tours

Fitzroy Island’s turtle rehabilitation centre is open for tours daily.  Learn about this fantastic program that recovers sick and injured turtles, caring for them until they can be released back onto the Great Barrier Reef.



Fitzroy Island Day Trip

To read more about our region and view more awesome tours in Cairns, click HERE!


  • Take in the view from the summit
  • swim in the turquoise waters
  • relax on Nuddy Beach


  • Return Ferry Transfers on a Fast Cat
  • Departs Cairns Daily 8 am; 11 am; 1:30 pm
  • Departs Fitzroy Island 12:15 pm; 5 pm

*PLEASE NOTE* The 11.00 am Fast Cat from Cairns and the 12.15pm Fast Cat from Fitzroy Island is not operational during February and March.

Optional Extras

  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Snorkelling Tours
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Ocean Trampoline (hire on the island)
  • Paddle Skis (hire on the island)
  • Per person pay on the island for the lycra suit for protection from Jellyfish from November to May (compulsory)
  • Lunch

How to get there

The Fitzroy Flyer departs Cairns several times a day.



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