About Fitzroy Island Cairns

Fitzroy Island Ferry & Day Trips

Fitzroy Island Cairns

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

Fitzroy Flyer
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

Sunlover Ferry at Fitzroy Island

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.

Fitzroy Island Cairns Reviews


Lin Yang

8am-5pm | Fitzroy Island + Glass Bottom Boat

The trip down is fantastic. Fistroy island is one the best place to visit. And the trip to and fro is on time and pleasant. For anyone who does not like a bumpy ride, esp when water is rough can consider to sit at the back row


Linda Stewart

Moore Reef & Fitzroy Island In A Day

Took my kids and grandchildren ages 6mths through to 32. They catered for everyone and we had a fantastic day


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