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Fitzroy Island Ferry - Same Day Return Trip From Cairns

Explore the breathtaking Fitzroy Island at your own pace on a self-guided day trip departing Cairns!

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 two time options, departing Cairns at 8:00am or 11:00am and returning at 5:00pm.

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!

 

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.
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    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.
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    Departure:

    We offer two departure options from Cairns

  • 8:00am departing Cairns & departing Fitzroy Island at 5pm
  • 11:00am departing Cairns & departing Fitzroy Island at 5pm
  • Adult $80.00
    Child $40.00 (4 - 13 years)
    Family $211.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Infant $0.00 (3 years and under)

    What's included

    • Return ferry transfers from Cairns
    • Complimentary Fish Feeding

    Location

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

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • 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.

    Available Bookings from November 01 to November 07

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    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$80.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$80.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$80.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$80.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$49.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • Infant$0.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$80.00
    • Child$40.00
    • Family$211.00
    • 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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    Michael from Australia wrote on 09 September 2020

    Great service, friendly staff

    Really enjoyed our day trip on the ferry. They were very covid safe, ferry was clean and staff were great, we would definitely use this service again

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    anitag from Australia wrote on 19 August 2020

    Awesome boat crew!

    The boat crew was lovely and looked aftrr us, smooth ride there and back to a beautiful island.

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    Shanay Sharman from United Kingdom wrote on 07 September 2020

    Not clear boarding instructions

    Fitzroy Island itself was absolutely beautiful my favourite island so far not much to do but the island was an absolute dream! Main issue was when you book they don’t give you departure point so meant at 7am we was running around cairns trying to work out where we needed to be before missing our ferry!

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    jeanetted from Australia wrote on 08 August 2020

    Ferry crew were lovely, booking agency very slow

    I called several times to reduce the time on the island due to my itinerary changes and even caught an Uber to speak to someone on the day Of the trip I finally received an agreement to change the return time. The crew members hadn’t even been updated!! The crew however were lovely, accomodating for everyone. Easy journey. The island doesn’t have a lot to do if too cold to go on the water. Pretty but 2 hours is enough.

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