About Fitzroy Island Cairns
Fitzroy Island Ferry & Day Trips
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.
Ferry Options Summary
The Flyer is a large & modern catamaran which departs Cairns 3 - 5 times daily. When booking the flyer you can add extras such as snorkeling equipment and glass bottom boat tours.
Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure at the Fitzroy Island Resort Booking Centre Shop 2/1 Spence Street
- Departs Cairns at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
- Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm
The Fitzroy Flyer is ideal for resort guests who need to book the ferry one way or return with different departure dates.
Fitzroy Island Adventures
Fitzroy Island Adventures offers a full and half day option. The full day departs Cairns at 8:30am and returns at to Cairns at 5pm giving you 5 Hours to explore Fitzroy Island. The Half Day departs Cairns at 10:45am and returns at to Cairns at 3pm giving you 2 Hours to explore Fitzroy Island. Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat options are available.
Full Day Option
- Departs Cairns at 08:30am
- Departs Fitzroy Island at 4pm
Half Day Option
- Departs Cairns at 10:45am
- Departs Fitzroy Island at 2pm
Sunlover Reef Cruises Ferry
Sunlover Reef Cruises is a large catamaran that stops at Fitzroy Island on the way to and from the outer Reef. Sunlover is introducing more time options for their ferry service to Fitzroy Island in April 2023.
- Departs Cairns Marina at 8:45am
- Departs Fitzroy at 4:00pm
News By Fitzroy Island Cairns
New Ferry Times for Sunlover
By Fitzroy Island Cairns
09 Dec 2021
As of 18 December2021, Sunlover will be extending the Fitzroy ferry times, with 2 additional return transfers per day.
Sunlover Fitzroy Island Ferry Time Table
Departs Cairns Marina at 8:30am, 9:30am, 1:00pm
Departs Fitzroy at 11:30am, 4:00pm, 4:30pm.