Fitzroy Island Flyer

Perfect Reef & Island Daytrip

  • 45 minute ferry ride | 3 Ferries daily
  • Rainforest & Coral Reef
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Fitzroy Island Flyer Info

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Flyer departs Cairns Marlin Marina to fitzroy Island 3 times Daily. This vessel is owned and operated by Fitzroy Island Resort.

The journey is a relaxing 45 minute ride in the 190 seat air-conditioned catamaran Flyer from Cairns to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island.

Need to Book the Fitzroy Ferry Last Minute?
We have last seat availability for the Fitzroy Island Ferry on our Tourism Town page. Book a day trip or multi-date transfers for resort guests. All times available with instant confirmation.
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Fitzroy Island Flyer Departures:

Vessel departs Marlin Jetty - Berth 20
Cairns – Fitzroy Island:  8am, 11am and 1:30pm
Fitzroy Island – Cairns;  9:30am, 12:15pm and 5pm

Please be waiting for the ferry 30 minutes prior to departure and board the boat directly.  Proceed to Marlin Wharf A Finger, Berth 20.  Look for small sign.  Allow 7-10 minutes' walk along jetty.  Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure.

A 45 minute Fast Cat ride will get you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for day trips to visit the Great Barrier Reef.  Of course the Fast Cat will also get you there and back again when you’re heading to the Island for a longer holiday too.

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 tropical Coral Sea. 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.

Glass Bottom Boat tours are available for purchase on the island:   
Suitable for non-swimmers and families with young children. 

Snorkel Gear option:   
Snorkel gear is available to hire on the island.   

Food and Drink:
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).

Students & Parents Please Note:   Fitzroy Flyer does not accept children or teenagers 17 years or younger travelling without adult supervision.  Raging Thunder Ferry does accept children or teenagers 16 years or older travelling without adult supervision.  Please book your ferry transfer with Raging Thunder if you are 16 or 17 years old.  The students who book with Fitzroy Fastcat will be turned back when they arrive on the island.  Raging Thunder is also available to book on this website. 

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Fitzroy Island Flyer Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

Morning on Fitzroy Island Adult Children Family Enquire
Morning Fitzroy Island Transfers | 8am - 12:15pm $82 $41 $215 Book
Island Guests - Return Ferry Adult Children Family Enquire
Return Fitzroy Island Transfers | Accommodation Guests $82 $41 $215 Book
Return Fitzroy Island Transfers | Resort Guests $82 $41 $215 Book
8am Departure | Ferry Transfers Adult Children Family Enquire
8am - 5pm | Fitzroy Island Day Trip $82 $41 $215 Book
11am Departure | Ferry Transfers Adult Children Family Enquire
11am-5pm | Fitzroy Island Day Trip $82 $41 $215 Book


Child Age = 4-13 years

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