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Fitzroy Island Ferry Day Trip - Same Day Return Departs Cairns

Explore the breathtaking Fitzroy Island at your own pace on a self-guided day trip departing Cairns! Bookings on Bookme are for same day return option only, meaning epic deals are available!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a full day trip to Fitzroy Island at your own pace!
  • Kayaks, snorkel gear and paddle board hire options available.
  • Enjoy refreshments and lunch at either Foxy’s Bar or the General Store.
  • Experience free fish feeding twice a day on the jetty.
  • Relax on the beaches or explore the land through one of the many bush walks available.
  • Fantastic day trip for the whole family!

Experience all that Fitzroy Island has to offer on this spectacular self-guided day trip at this incredible location!

Departing Cairns we’ll take a 45-minute ferry to the Island, and the rest of the day is up to you! We have three time options departing Cairns and 3 returning.

Once on the island you’ll be free to relax, play and explore this remarkable slice of paradise as you please.

There's plenty to do on the Island! You can hire kayaks, snorkel gear and paddle boards. There is also a café and general store so you’ll be set for lunch and snacks to keep you fuelled throughout the day. There is free fish feeding twice a day at the jetty, and a tour of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre can also be booked at additional cost on the day.

The Fitzroy Island is surrounded by the famous Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is perfect for snorkelling or diving. The reef system is world heritage listed and is an absolute must-see for anyone visiting the region!

The beaches are safe and sheltered, ideal for swimming with the kids or simply relaxing on the beachside and soaking in the picturesque scenery.

There is plenty to explore on land too with multiple walks through the lush island tropical rainforest.

A brilliant way to explore one of Australia’s iconic scenic destinations, and a fantastic day out that the whole family will love!

Important: Bookings must be same day return as this is for day trips to Fitzroy Island only, bookings returning on another day are not able to be honoured and will result in not being able to board the vessel.


Things to do:

  • Complimentary Fish Feeding: on the jetty at 11:30am and 3:30pm daily.
  • Nature Walks: There are many beautiful self-guided nature walks on the island.
  • Dive & Adventure Centre: You can hire equipment from the Fitzroy Island Dive Centre including kayaks, snorkel & fins and stand up paddle boards. Book your scuba diving and glass bottom boat adventures here too.
  • Turtle Rehab Tours: Take a tour of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island and meet the patients.

  • Island Facilities:

  • Foxy’s Bar: Enjoy a coffee, cold drink or lunch at Foxy’s Bar
  • General Store: Located adjacent to Foxy’s, you can purchase refreshments, snacks and general needs. You can also book your Turtle Tour at the General Store.

  • Departure:

    We offer three departure options from Cairns and three return from Fitzroy Island:

  • Departing Cairns - 8:00am, 11am and 1.30pm departing Cairns
  • Departing Fitzroy Island - 9.30am, 12:15pm and 5pm
  • Check in location: Please make your way directly to the Fitzroy Flyer boat for check-in. The Fitzroy Flyer is located on Finger A, Berth 20 of Cairns Marlin Wharf.

    Adult $41.00
    Child $20.50 (4 - 13 years)
    Family $107.50 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Infant $0.00 (3 years and under)

    What's included

    • Return ferry transfers from Cairns (priced one way) - you choose your departures however this must return on the same day
    • Complimentary Fish Feeding

    Location

    • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia.

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • Important: Bookings must be same day return, both departing from Cairns and returning to Cairns on the same day. Bookings returning on another day are not able to be honoured and will result in not being able to board the vessel.

      Please note: Check-in opens 60 minutes prior to departure and closes 15 minutes prior to departure.

      The trip will take approximately 45 minutes to get to Fitzroy Island. Please note there is limited parking available near the Reef Fleet Terminal.

    Pick Your Dates & Times

    Cairns to Fitzroy IslandAvailable Bookings from November 30 to December 06

    All prices are shown in AUD ($)

    Change Dates
    Mon 30 Nov
    Tue 1 Dec
    Wed 2 Dec
    Thu 3 Dec
    Fri 4 Dec
    Sat 5 Dec
    Sun 6 Dec

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$15.00
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$15.00
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$15.00
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$15.00
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$15.00
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    Fitzroy Island to CairnsAvailable Bookings from November 30 to December 06

    All prices are shown in AUD ($)

    Change Dates
    Mon 30 Nov
    Tue 1 Dec
    Wed 2 Dec
    Thu 3 Dec
    Fri 4 Dec
    Sat 5 Dec
    Sun 6 Dec

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$41.00
    • Child$20.50
    • Family$107.50
    • Infant$0.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Tatiane Pinheiro from Australia wrote on 14 July 2020

    Beautiful Place

    The place is amazing. I strongly recommend even it is only 45min take some tables 30min prior. My partner fell very sick and the staffs were very friendly and kind to him.

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    gilliane from Australia wrote on 20 November 2020

    Great value reef trip

    Great value trip to the reef ($200 for 3 adults return). Boat comfortable and on time. Staff friendly and helpful and gave personalised recommendations for things to do. Snorkelling was good considering it’s a bulk tourism destination. Water was bit murky and there is very little coral left but were happy to see lots of colourful fish, 5 turtles and 2 rays. The only annoyance was that the gear hire shop and public area cafe didn’t open till 10. Which meant we lost an hour in the water. Fortunately we were able to use the resort facilities whilst we waited for the hire shop to open.

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    Mark Wisz from Australia wrote on 31 October 2020

    Fiztory island ferry

    Friendly staff, clean ferry and very helpful with loading and unloading your items. We traveled with a 2yrold and they made sure well looked after.

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    Fran from Australia wrote on 29 October 2020

    Just accurate

    There isn't much to review as you are only booking a transfer to and from Fitz Roy Island. Be careful because you can book a return trip for 2 different days but in the end the company won't honour the ticket. So this is something that should be changed in the booking options. Apart from that it's all good

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    lynnez from Australia wrote on 29 November 2020

    Great value, helpful crew, Gorgeous island

    It was so easy to book this trip and save on "normal" prices. We found the crew very helpful with regards to what to do on the Island, lots of nature tracks, whether we needed stinger suits, etc. Very happy we took his advice and headed to Nudey Beach, just gorgeous! Loved the funny safety briefing on the way home - these guys have waaayy too much fun working!

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