Fitzroy Island Ferry Boat Tour
Fitzroy Island Ferry Boat Tour
Located just 45 minutes southeast of Cairns on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is Fitzroy Island. A large tropical continental island surrounded by its own fringing coral reef. From Cairns we provide fast ferry boat transfers to and from Fitzroy Island daily so visitors can spend the day exploring the coral reefs and the mountainous terrain on the Island. Whether it’s lazing on one of the many coral beaches, sipping cocktails at the beach bar, hiking or enjoying one of the many in water activities, Fitzroy Island is the perfect day adventure for all ages.
Fitzroy Island Ferry Boat Tour
Check in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns at 8.30am – 9.15am with the transfer catamaran departing at 9.30am.
The friendly staff at the ferry counter will issue your Fitzroy Island boat tickets and direct you to the Marlin Marina.
Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee on board before departing.
The return transfer will collect you from Fitzroy Island jetty at 4.30pm and arrive back in Cairns at 5.30pm.
Great Barrier Reef Activities on the Island
Fitzroy Island is a mecca for fun water and land activities, relax or be active both can be enjoyed here. A large range of beach hire equipment is available for hire from the Raging Thunder Beach Hut.
Explore the island by foot as there are many hiking tracks suited to different fitness levels on Fitzroy. Take a tour through the turtle rehabilitation centre or just relax under a tree beachside.
In-Water Activities on Fitzroy Island
The Beach Hut is located just to the right of the Fitzroy Island jetty as you disembark your ferry boat transfer vessel. Hire your choice of water activities equipment or join a tour:
• Snorkelling equipment - explore the fringing reefs and rocky outcrops home to many species of colourful reef fish and marine life including a number of Green Turtles that inhabit the area. Buoyancy jackets and lycra suits also available.
• Stand up paddle boards – take a relaxing paddle around the calm waters of Fitzroy. Keep an eye out for turtles surfacing for a breath of fresh air.
• Paddle Skis – cruise around the clear blue waters of Welcome Bay in a single or double paddle ski.
• Ocean Trampoline – bounce yourselves silly on this purpose built trampoline located just off the beach.
• Coral Viewing Board – keep your hair dry and view the remarkable reefs and marine life that are just metres off the beaches.
• Glass Bottom Boat Tours – stay dry aboard the Glass Bottom Boat tour as it ventures out to favourite reef spots off Fitzroy to witness the corals and huge variety of marine life.
Fitzroy Island Activities
Discover Fitzroy Island by foot with a variety of hikes that venture up through the mountain range and amidst tropical rainforests that cover the island. A variety of reptiles, birdlife and flying foxes call Fitzroy Island home and may be seen as you follow the tracks. Choose a hike to suit your fitness levels:
• Lighthouse Track – 3.6km approx. 1.5 hours return
• Summit Circuit – 4.2km approx. 2.5 hours return
• Secret Garden – 1km approx. 45 minutes return
• Nudey Beach – 1.2km – approx. 45 minutes return
Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and meet the current patients. Tours depart daily at 2pm for a maximum of 15 people. Bookings are taken on the day only and can be organised at the Fitzroy Island Resort reception. All monies go toward assisting the on-going turtle care.
Dining On Fitzroy Island - Foxy’s Bar and Café
Open daily for lunch Foxy’s has an appetising casual dining menu and overlooks the pristine coral beach. Foxy’s is fully licensed with a great selection beers, wines and tropical cocktails to match the scenery.
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Day Tour
Join us for an Outer Barrier Reef tour at beautiful Moore Reef where you can scuba dive, snorkel, swim with a huge variety of marine life and/or take in a scenic helicopter flight from the pontoon to see the reef from above and below the water’s surface. See today’s best deal here.
Included in Price
Travel to Fitzroy Island on-board our air-conditioned catamaran
Free tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
Over 5 hours to explore Fitzroy Island
Self-guided rainforest walks
For Bookings Call Now!
1300 761 612
Return accommodation transfers, please pre-book
Snorkel equipment available for hire on the island
Drinks, snacks and souvenirs can be purchased on the Fitzroy Island
45 minute cruise to Fitzroy Island
Over 5 hours on Fitzroy Island
8:30am - check in starts
9:15am - check in closes
9:30am - boat leaves Cairns
4:15pm - please be at The Fitzroy Island wharf
4:30pm - boat leaves Fitzroy Island
5:30pm - boat returns to Cairns
Days of Operation
Departs FromReef Fleet Terminal Cairns
If you are making your own way / self drive to the Reef Fleet Terminal, please note your check in is at 8:30am
- Cairns Beaches
- Palm Cove
What To Bring
Sun protective clothing,
Sunscreen SPF 30+,
Cash & credit card
Fitness Level RequiredLow - Medium
Child rate is applicable between the ages of 4-15 years inclusive.
Family rate comprises of 2 adults and 2 children.
Infants under 4 years travel for free.
One child travels free as part of a family (2 adults & 2 children)
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Any bookings cancelled by the customer within 72 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for FIT passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for groups (10+ passengers) cancelling within 72 hours of departure. No cancellation charges will apply for passengers failing to travel due to:
a) Ill health (medical certificate may be required);
b) Minor changes to group numbers;
c) Group or FIT passengers re-scheduling.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.
Extend your stay and overnight at the luxurious Fitzroy Island Resort or enjoy the great outdoors in the island’s campground. Your return transfer can be booked to return on a day other than the arrival date.
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2019 - 20201 Apr 19 - 31 Mar 20
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