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. A 45 minute Fitzroy Flyer ride will get you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for a Day Trip to visit the Great Barrier Reef or a longer holiday at the Resort.

Anyone travelling to Fitzroy Island under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Current availability is shown via the online booking system. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Day Trip Cancellation Policy: If the reservation is cancelled or changed at least 48 hours prior to the day of arrival, we will refund your booking less a 10% cancellation fee*. No refund for bookings cancelled within 48 hours of travel.

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Fitzroy Flyer Pricing

Return Transfers – Day Trip & Resort Guests

  • Adult $90 (14+ years)
  • Child $45 (4-13 years, 0-3 years free of charge)
  • Family $245 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Pricing includes transfers only.
Family rates are only available for the same day return.
48 hour cancellation policy applies.

For departure times please refer to the timetable at the top of this page. Vessels in use may change, please check your ticket carefully.

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Fitzroy Island Transfer Times

Departing Cairns

  • 8:00am – Fitzroy Flyer
  • *11:00am – Fitzroy Flyer
  • 1:30pm – Fitzroy Flyer

Departing Fitzroy Island

  • 9:30am – Fitzroy Flyer
  • *12:15pm – Fitzroy Flyer
  • 5:00pm – Fitzroy Flyer

*11am and 12:15pm services do not run Monday to Thursday starting 1st February to 31st March.

Please check updates as schedules and prices may change for the above. See boarding instructions below.


Boarding Instructions

From Cairns

Please check into the Fitzroy Island Booking Centre at Shop 2/1 Spence Street at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
Vessels in use may change, please check your ticket carefully.

From Fitzroy Island

Please be at the Fitzroy Island Jetty at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.

For departure times please refer to the timetable at the top of this page.

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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

  • Cost: $35 per night.
  • Bookings: Please contact us to book a mooring.
  • Location: Latitude 16 deg 93.0S, Longitude 145 deg 98.6E

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Cairns Mainland Parking Facilities

If you are staying overnight at the Resort and have a vehicle that requires overnight secure parking, we would recommend either parking undercover at the Pier or at the nearby Casino or Hilton, ranging from $20 per overnight park. If travelling to Fitzroy Island as a “day guest”, Council parking is available outside the Pier for $2.00 per hour, or you can park undercover at the Casino or the Pier for about $10 for the day. There is also all-day parking for $2.00 at the outdoor carparks near Trinity Wharf on Wharf Street, about two blocks away.

The Cairns Regional Council has a dedicated parking page, click here. The council also provide a map showing the location of the carparks, click here.

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