Fitzroy Island Ferry for Resort Guests
The Fitzroy Island Ferry departs Cairns 3 times per day and takes 45 Minutes to get to Fitzroy Island.
Fitzroy Ferry Time Table
Departs Cairns Marina at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm.
The journey is a relaxing 45 minute ride in the 190 seat air-conditioned "Fast Cat" from Cairns to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island.
Fitzroy Flyer One Way Fares:
Adult $41 (14+ years)
Child $20.50 (4-13 years)
Family $107.50 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Infant Free (0-3 years)
Adult supervision is required for people under the age of 18.
Fitzroy Ferry Departure Point
Please be waiting for the ferry 30 minutes prior to departure and board the boat directly. The ferry departs from Marlin Wharf A Finger, Berth 20. Look for small fitzroyisland.com sign. Allow 7-10 minutes' walk along jetty. Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure.
Marlin Marina Distances
- 15 Minutes by car from the Cairns Airport
- Up to 25 minutes walk from Cairns Esplanade Hotels
- Up to 15 minutes walk from Cairns City Hotels
- 30 Minutes' Drive from Palm Cove
- 60 Minutes' Drive from Port Douglas
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.
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 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.
Transfers 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.
Foxy’s Bar and Café
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).
I chose Fitzroy Island Flyer over other operators because their transfer schedules between Cairns and Fitzroy Island suit me best. Online booking is straightforward.
Went above and beond
The staff and voyage to Fitzroy Island were excellent, making our day on Fitzroy very enjoyable. The staff made sure everyone was safe and as comfortable as possible on the rough seas experienced at the time. The Island is relaxing and great to explore, especially the snorkeling.
The trip was great and we got to snorkel with turtles which was amazing. Only issue was the dive shop on the island. We needed stinger suits and it took almost an hour to queue to get them. And we were only on the island from 11 to 2:30 so more than a quarter of our time was spent in a queue. Otherwise a great experience and recommended just make sure to get there earlier and book a later departure!!
Loved the trip, staff were helpful & professional. My only constructive \"critism\" is that the boat was way over crowded. I am sure within the legal limits but unpleasantly crowded for passengers. We were right next to others in the baking sun with no capacity to move into the shade.
I really appreciate the assistance with cancelling our original booking in June and then rebooking in September. It was a very simple process with no loss of money.
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.