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Fitzroy Island Flyer
Fitzroy Island Flyer
Perfect Reef & Island Daytrip
- 45 minute ferry ride | 3 Ferries daily
- Rainforest & Coral Reef
Inc. all levies & taxes
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 fitzroyisland.com 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.
Posted By Steven Price
Nice day on Fitzroy
Enjoyable trip out to Fitzroy Island, particularly because of Aaron.
Posted By Belinda Kejda
Enjoyed the ride and especially the crew who were very cheerful and helpful.
Posted By Richard Hockett
Great ferry ride. Very professional. Safe. Punctual. Highly recommend
Posted By Fiona Macdonald
Friendly staff, comfortable journey on the Fastcat.
Posted By Lorraine Bayliss
Very happy with overall service provided.
Very happy with overall service provided.
Posted By Lee Nicholson
My family and I had a great time on Fitzroy Island highly recommend
Posted By Bronwyn Elsley
Easy relaxed trip across to Fitzroy Island
Posted By Anita Baker
The sea was rough but a staff member was so pleasant and entertaining that it was an enjoyable journey.
Posted By Nicholas Gastrell
Posted By Owen Chan
Thanks for the good service!
Posted By Hiagi Mario
Fitzroy Island was great
The ferry service to Fitzroy Island was great. Fitzroy Island was very nice.
Posted By David Hoke
We are very pleased
We are very pleased of the helpful and friendly personal!
Posted By Marlene Schubert
Such a beautiful island
A fun way to get away to such a beautiful island we are already planning our return.
Posted By Graham
we had a lovely day
Posted By Lyn Price
I would recommend eating at the bar because food is better and cheaper than the restaurant.
I specially liked the fish and burger.
Posted By Akiko Nishiyama
On time pleasant crew, boat in good condition, booking service good
Posted By Adele Graham
Would highly recommend.
Trip out to Fitzroy was beautiful. Crew on board was very entertaining especially fellow who gave safety demonstration. Would highly recommend.
Posted By Randy Gaugler
Great value and friendly staff
Posted By Samantha Green
A better waiting area and better signage. The staff were excellent
Posted By Alan Mckoy
Wonderful day! Staff was excellent!
Posted By Anita Tarzian
A great way to spend the day! The boat crew were first rate and the island was an absolute joy - particularly enjoyed the hike to the Summit. Thanks to all for an excellent experience.
Posted By Mark Martin
I have had a wonderful experience traveling out to Fitzroy Island and back. My trip started in Cairns and even if it was a bit windy the tour went very smoothly both ways. All in all a good experience that you must try out yourself.
Posted By John Stougaard
Fitzroy Island was excellent
The trip to Fitzroy Island was excellent, the boat was very clean with very good service.
The crew of the vessel were extremely friendly with a good sense of humor.
The glass bottom boat viewing of the reef was the highlight of the day.
I would definitely do this day trip again or maybe next time stay over on this beautiful island.
Posted By Laurence Luplau
Great Service and assistance from Gene. Thank you very much. :)
Posted By Kim Jack
Top team - bang on time ;) Many thanks
Keep up the good work ...
Posted By Brendan Mclaughlan
Fitzroy island itself is beautiful.
Great day out. Friendly staff, ferry ran like clockwork. Fitzroy island itself is beautiful.
Posted By Todd
Travstar phone booking was so easy and managed to book for our trip leaving the next day no problem. The trip on the Fitzrot Fast Cat was great. Thanks to all the team!
Posted By Louise Alfonsi
Customer service from Natalie while going through the booking process was very high quality and without fault.
Posted By Sian Barnard
We enjoyed our stay at Fitzroy very much, but to rate the service and value for money as excellent.
Posted By Jakub
Really enjoyed the trip
Really enjoyed the trip, staff very friendly
Posted By Rexelle Clarke
An interesting, enjoyable day tour.
A sensitively presented experience of how tourism and nature can combine to the advantage of both. An interesting, enjoyable day tour.
Posted By John Doyle
Excellent and so too was our stay on the island
Posted By Shaun Smith
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
WE DO NOT CHARGE BOOKING FEES OR CREDIT CARD SURCHARGES
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