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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, plus book your 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:Fitzroy Island Booking Centre Shop 2, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

Check in time:Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

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 COVID INFORMATION

    Due to new Government regulations, all guests must electronically check-in on arrival at the Fitzroy Flyer and present photo ID showing name and address. If you cannot electronically check-in and/or present appropriate ID will result in boarding denial and no refunds issued.

    More information can be found online -https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/business-activity-undertaking-direction/guest-and-staff-contact-information-requirements

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Cairns to Fitzroy IslandAvailable Bookings from December 10 to December 16

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Fitzroy Island to CairnsAvailable Bookings from December 10 to December 16

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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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Wei Xiang Loh from Australia wrote on 07 May 2021

Heaven

Arrived at the jetty with call beautiful turquoise water and you can see some corals under the water with small fishes swimming around welcoming you. I was travelling with two small children so we chose to walk to Nudeys beach. The walk was relatively easy but you do need to be fit as there were a few big boulders and steep hills to climb. We went through the beautiful rainforest and arrived at this beautiful heaven looking coral beach. Let the pictures describe my experience, I can only say you must go to this place at least once in a lifetime.

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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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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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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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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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