Fitzroy Island Flyer

Perfect Reef & Island Daytrip

  • 45 minute ferry ride | 3 Ferries daily
  • Rainforest & Coral Reef
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Fitzroy Island Flyer Info

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Flyer departs Cairns Marlin Marina to fitzroy Island 3 times Daily. This vessel is owned and operated by Fitzroy Island Resort.

The journey is a relaxing 45 minute ride in the 190 seat air-conditioned catamaran Flyer from Cairns to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island.

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We have last seat availability for the Fitzroy Island Ferry on our Tourism Town page. Book a day trip or multi-date transfers for resort guests. All times available with instant confirmation.
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Fitzroy Island Flyer Departures:

Vessel departs Marlin Jetty - Berth 20
Cairns ? Fitzroy Island:  8am, 11am and 1:30pm
Fitzroy Island ? Cairns;  9:30am, 12:15pm and 5pm

Please be waiting for the ferry 30 minutes prior to departure and board the boat directly.  Proceed to Marlin Wharf A Finger, Berth 20.  Look for small sign.  Allow 7-10 minutes' walk along jetty.  Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure.

A 45 minute journey will get you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for day trips to visit the Great Barrier Reef.  Of course the Fitzroy Flyer will also get you there and back again when you?re heading to the Island for a longer holiday too.

Things to do on Fitzroy Island:

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 tropical Coral Sea. 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.

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.
Request your time on the day.
Duration is 1 hour.
$20 | Adult
$10 | Child

Food and Drink:
Foxy?s Bar and Café provide a wide range of food and drink options including Kids meals and coffee. The General Store also has a range of food, drinks and general needs including pies, sandwiches, ice-creams, BBQ packs, soft drinks and sunblock. (charges apply).

Lunch at Foxy's can be pre-booked with your ferry transfers.

  • Adult $25
  • Child $12.5
  • Family $60

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.

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

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Fitzroy Island Flyer Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2022

Island Guests - Return Ferry Adult Children Family Enquire
Return Fitzroy Island Transfers | Resort Guests $85 $43 $215 Book
8am Departure | Ferry Transfers Adult Children Family Enquire
8am - 12:15pm | Fitzroy Island Day Trip $85 $43 $215 Book
8am - 5pm | Fitzroy Island Day Trip $85 $43 $215 Book
1:30pm Departure | Ferry Transfers Adult Children Family Enquire
1:30pm - 5pm | Fitzroy Island Day Trip $85 $43 $215 Book
11am Departure | Ferry Transfers Adult Children Family Enquire
11am-5pm | Fitzroy Island Day Trip $85 $43 $215 Book

Optional Extras

Prices valid from Prices valid from now until 31 March 2022

Glass Bottom Boat | Family $65
Glass Bottom Boat | Adult $20
Glass Bottom Boat | Child $16.5
Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkel | Adult $30
Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkel | Child $26.5
Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkel | Family $100
Snorkel Hire | Person $10
Group Rate 10+ | Lunch at Foxy's Beachfront Bar | Child $12.5
Group Rate 10+ | Lunch at Foxy's Beachfront Bar | Family $60


Child Age = 4-13 years

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