Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers

Fitzroy Island Ferry departs several times a day from Cairns.

Departure Times:

  • From Cairns are at 8 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm.
  • From Fitzroy Island are 9:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 5 pm.

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

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. Moreover, Fitzroy Island Full Day Trip is ideal for everyone, with beautiful unspoiled, uncrowded beaches – making it perfect for family fun.

Furthermore, enjoy a day of snorkelling on the calm waters of Welcome Bay, or from the soft sands of Nudey Beach. Additionally, indulge in canoeing, beach activities, or explore the 800 acres of National Park. From mild rainforest walks to the more strenuous Lighthouse or Summit Walks, there are various nature walks to choose from.

In conclusion, the choice is yours!

Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

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 Map
Fitzroy Island Map

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  • Take in the view from the summit
  • Swim in the turquoise waters
  • Relax on Nuddy Beach


Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfer on a Fast Cat:

  • Departs Cairns Daily 8 am; 11 am; 1:30 pm
  • Departs Fitzroy Island at 12:15 pm; 5 pm

Each ferry journey takes about 45 minutes

Optional Extras

Fitzroy Island Optional extras – Can be booked on the Island at the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub

Fitzroy Island Sports Hub
Fitzroy Island Sports Hub
  • 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

What to bring

  • Towel and swimmers
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Money
  • Bottle of water and a camera for all the great photo opportunities
  • Walking shoes for Fitzroy Island fantastic hikes

How to get there

Cairns to Fitzroy Island: Check-in at the Fitzroy Island Booking Centre at Shop 2/1 Spence St at least 30-minutes prior to departure.

Fitzroy Island to Cairns: Make your way directly to the jetty at least 15 minutes prior to the transfer departure time.

Important Information

Due the increasing workplace health and safety requirements, the following restrictions apply:
• We can no longer accept beach trolleys on board the Fitzroy Flyer or other contracted vessels. These take up significant space in the limited area we have for safe luggage storage and are difficult to transfer on and off the vessels, particularly on Fitzroy Island.
• Day guests are asked to please no longer bring hard eskies to the island. Please consider using cooler bags and keep these with you at all times.
• Sea kayaks cannot be brought on any of our vessels. They cannot be stored in a safe manner that does not prevent access to muster stations in the unlikely event we need to evacuate our vessel.
Please ensure that you pack appropriately before check-in as we do not have facilities in the booking centre to store these items.

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Tour Features


Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers

Cairns to Fitzroy Island One-Way Ferry

Cairns to Fitzroy Island One-Way Ferry

Fitzroy Island Ferry departs several times a day from Cairns Choose from half-day and full-day.


Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers

Fitzroy Island to Cairns One-Way Ferry

Fitzroy Island to Cairns One-Way Ferry

Return ferry




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