Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers

Starting from: $AU75.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Fitzroy Island return transfer (full or half day option)
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 175 passengers
  • Number of sites visited in a day: Fitzroy Island
  • Tour duration: Departure Cairns at 8:30am or 10:45am & Departure Fitzroy Island at 2:15pm or 4:15pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45min to the Island
  • Time to explore the island: 6hrs and 30min
  • No meals included

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Fitzroy Island Ferry Transfers

Jump aboard our fast catamaran for a 45 minute transfer along the coast to Fitzroy Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Fitzroy Island is a continental island 29 km south-east of Cairns. Fitzroy is a tropical island covered in tropical rainforest surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The island has a total area of 339 hectares and the highest point of the island is 375 metres above sea level.

Fitzroy Island has so much to do and explore. Visitors can walk through the rainforest, swim in the calm waters of Welcome Bay, see the fish swarm underneath the jetty or build sandcastles at Nudey Beach. Also it is a great place for hiking with four walking tracks established on the island.

There are many activities available daily on the island such as guided glass bottom boat tour, guided sea kayaking tour, hire of snorkelling equipment, paddle skis, stand up paddle boards, ocean trampoline and much more.There are great package deals with the above activities included.

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Snorkelling around Fitzroy is a pleasant experience and perfect for kids or those ones who are learning how to snorkel. The reef is located just off the beach so the access to the snorkelling locations are easy and close to shore making it comfortable to snorkel.

At check ins at the Cairns Reef Fleet terminal Raging Thunder staff will provide clients with a map of the island showing the best snorkelling locations and walking tracks. The island will also not disappoint with the wide variety of corals and fish species.

This is a great opportunity to see one of the most beautiful islands in the Far North Queensland.

What's included in the main price

  • Fast catamaran transfer to Fitzroy Island (8:30am or 10:45am)
  • Fast catamaran transfer back to Cairns (2:15pm or 4:15pm)
  • Over 6 hours at leisure to explore Fitzroy Island
  • Complimentary use of the ocean trampoline
  • Equipment hire such as stand up paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, paddle skis & stinger suit
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Sea kayaking tour
  • Purchase at food & drinks from the Restaurant, Cafe or Beach Bar
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card (surcharges apply) for any purchases

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
8:00-8:30 Check-in at the Fitzroy Island desk Inside the Reef Terminal, Cairns
08:30 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is approx 45 minute on a fast stable motor catamaran
09:15 Boat arrives on Fitzroy Island
Enjoy around 7 hours exploring the beautiful Fitzroy Island
10:45 Second boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is approx 45 minute on a fast stable motor catamaran
11:30 Boat arrives on Fitzroy Island
Enjoy close to 3 hours exploring the beautiful Fitzroy Island
14:15 Boat departs the island
16:15 Second boat departs the island
17:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns

Please Note:
Beaches: The beaches on Fitzroy Island are not patrolled by surf life savers. Marine stingers are present in tropical waters from November – May and clients will be provided with a stinger suit for use while snorkelling during this period.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2022 - 2023 Rates Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Action
Ferry Transfers (Full Day - 8:30am - 4:15pm) $89.00 per adult
$56.00 per child
$239.00 per family
Ferry Transfers (Full Day - 10:45am - 4:15pm) $89.00 per adult
$56.00 per child
$239.00 per family
Ferry Transfers (Half Day - 10:45am - 2:15pm) $75.00 per adult
$56.00 per child
$211.00 per family

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $5.00 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Related Products

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1

This tour package is a great way to make the best of your day on the Great Barrier Reef. Clients can learn about the marine life on a guided glass bottom boat tour OR get up close to the marine life by snorkelling off the beach. Also included for the day is free usage of the paddle skis, stand up paddle boards and the ocean trampoline.

  • 6hrs and 30min exploring the island
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Optional transfer on the Thunder Bolt

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 2

In this tour package visitors can learn about the marine life on a guided glass bottom boat tour AND also get up close to the marine life by snorkelling off the beach. Also included for the day is free usage of the paddle skis, stand up paddle boards and the ocean trampoline.

  • Optional half day of full day on the island
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Glass bottom boat tour and snorkelling equipment included

Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking

The Sea Kayaking tour is quite special because it combines kayaking around beautiful tropical islands and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. Also, visitors have free time in the afternoon to explore Fitzroy Island or do extra activities. This is a day full of great adventure activities.

  • Maximum of 8 people per tour
  • No previous experience needed
  • Half day at leisure to explore Fitzroy Island

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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