Set sail to paradise with the Fitzroy Island Ferry!

Fitzroy Island Ferry departs several times a day from the Cairns Marlin Marina. Choose from half-day or full-day excursions. Sit back and relax. You will reach Fitzroy Island in a quick 45-minute boat ride.

Fitzroy Island Ferry prices

Prices start at $99 for adults, $49.50 for children, or $259.00 for the entire family.

Departure times

Cairns Transfer to Fitzroy Island: Board directly onboard the Fitzroy Flyer.

  • Departing at 8 am, Fitzroy Island is on a 3-hour tour, returning to Cairns at 12:15 pm.
  • Departing at 11 am, Fitzroy Island takes a 5-hour tour, returning to Cairns at 5 pm

Things to do on Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a beautiful tropical island located off the coast of Cairns, Australia, and offers a variety of activities for visitors. Here are some of the things you can do on Fitzroy Island:

  1. A fringing coral reef surrounds the island, making it ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. The waters teem with marine life.
  2. Kayaking: Rent a kayak and explore the island’s coastline at your own pace.
  3. Hiking: Several hiking trails on the island take you through the lush rainforest and offer spectacular ocean views.
  4. Beachcombing: Fitzroy Island has several beautiful beaches, including Welcome Bay, Nudey Beach, and Little Fitzroy Island Beach. Spend a day lounging on the sand and combing the beach for shells and other treasures.
  5. Glass-bottom tours: If you prefer to stay dry, take a glass-bottom boat tour to see the reef and marine life without getting wet.
  6. Fishing: Close by, Fitzroy Island is an excellent place for fishing, with various fish species, including barramundi, coral trout, and Spanish mackerel.
  7. Stand-up Paddleboarding: Rent a stand-up paddleboard and explore the calm waters around the island.
  8. Turtle Rehabilitation Centre: Visit the Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and learn about the conservation efforts to save the endangered green sea turtle.
  9. Beach Volleyball: Join in on a game of beach volleyball on one of the island’s beaches.
  10. Sunset Cruise: End your day on the island with a sunset cruise and enjoy the stunning views as the sun sets over the ocean.


Relax on beautiful Fitzroy Island

Food and Drinks

Foxy’s Bar enjoys coffee, cold drinks and lunch

The General Store adjacent to Foxy’s has snacks, refreshments, and merchandise.

Turtle Rehabilitation

Take a tour of the rehabilitation centre and learn what you can do to protect our good friends, the turtles.

Getting to Fitzroy Island is a breeze. The family owns the Fitzroy Island Ferry, which provides the best way and price to get to Fitzroy Island.

Fitzroy Island is a large tropical island surrounded by fringing coral reefs and located off the mainland of Cairns, North Queensland. A 45-minute cruise to Fitzroy Island is ideal for everyone. With beautiful, unspoilt, uncrowded beaches, Fitzroy Island is perfect for family fun.


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