This idyllic tropical island is within easy reach of Cairns in North Queensland, whether you are looking to catch a ride over on the Fitzroy Flyer, or take your own boat. Please note our capacity onboard the Flyer is currently reduced with safety distancing measures in place.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Our boarding procedure has changed. If you have booked on the “Fitzroy Flyer”, please make your way directly to Berth 20 on Marlin Wharf at least 30 minutes prior to departure. If you have booked with “Fitzroy Island Adventures”, please make your way to the “Big Cat Cruises” desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Our Spence St. Booking Centre is currently closed, please proceed to the boat 30 minutes prior to departure for assistance or phone us on 07 4044 6700.

Fitzroy Island Flyer Transfers

A 45 minute Fitzroy Flyer ride will get you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for day trips to visit the Great Barrier Reef.  The Fitzroy Flyer will also get you there and back again when you’re heading to the island for a longer holiday too.

Departure Times from Cairns

  • 8am, 11am* and 1.30pm

Departure Times from Fitzroy

  • 9.30am, 12.15pm* and 5pm

*11am and 12.15 pm services do not run Monday to Friday during the months of February and March.

Fitzroy Flyer Return Transfer Fares:

  • Adult $82 (14+ years)
  • Child $41.00 (4-13 years)
  • Infant Free (0-3 years)
  • Family $215.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Please check updates as schedules and prices may change for the above. Arrive at the wharf 30 minutes before departure for check-in (no bag drop available).

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Day Tours

Fitzroy Flyer Return Transfer only

  • Adult: $82 
  • Child: $41.00 
  • Infant: Free (0-3 years)
  • Family: $215.00 

(A family is 2 adults and 2 children. Family rates are only available for the same day return. Child 4-12 years, Infants 0-3 years.)

Day Tours offer 2 options:

  • 8am to 12.15pm
  • 11am to 5pm
  • *11am and 12.15 pm services do not run Monday to Friday during the months of February and March.


Take Your Own Boat

Visiting the Island in your own yacht or boat gives you even more freedom to take things at your own pace, with the 15 nautical mile trip from Cairns offering a safe passage along scenic coastline. At Fitzroy Island you’ll find secure moorings and anchorage in naturally sheltered waters for private vessels.

Public moorings are located at Latitude 16 deg 93.0S, Longitude 145 deg 98.6E

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