About Fitzroy Island Ferry
Getting to Fitzroy Island
The Fitzroy Island Ferry departs Cairns 3 times per day and takes 45 Minutes to get to Fitzroy Island.
Fitzroy Fast Cat Time Table
- Departs Cairns Marina at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
- Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm.
New Times available from the 26th June 21
These additional times have been added for the school holiday period and will continue on weekends after the June, July school holidays.
- Departs Cairns Marina at 10am, 4.30pm
- Departs Fitzroy at 2:30pm, 7pm.
The journey is a relaxing 45 minute ride in the 190 seat air-conditioned catamaran from Cairns to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island.
Fitzroy Flyer Return Fares:
- Adult $85 (14+ years)
- Child $42.50 (4-13 years)
- Family $220 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
- Infant Free (0-3 years)
Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up to the ferry without a booking.
Fitzroy Ferry Departure Point
Fitzroy Island Check-in Location
Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure at the Fitzroy Island Resort Booking Centre Shop 2/1 Spence Street
After you check-in the reservation team will direct you to the vessel on the Marlin Marina.
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 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.
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.
- Duration is 1 hour.
- $20 | Adult
- $10 | Child
News By Fitzroy Island Ferry
Introducing the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub
By Fitzroy Island Ferry
01 Apr 2021
The newly opened Fitzroy Island Sports Hub 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
Fitzroy Island Ferry Reviews
Fitzroy Island Ferry
Passengers for the Fitzroy Island Flyer check-in directly at the Fitzroy Island Shop located at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Please don't be late as the ferry departs on time. Allow for at least 30 minutes to check in and board prior to departure. Shop 2/1 Spence Street (Reef Fleet Terminal Building) Open 7am to 6pm.
Passengers for the Fitzroy Island Fastcat do not need to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Proceed directly down Marlin Wharf (A Finger Wharf) from the Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end. The Fastcat Departs half way down on your right. I...