FITZROY FLYER DAY TOUR OR RESORT TRANSFER TIMETABLE

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 Tour to visit the Great Barrier Reef or a longer holiday at the Resort.

Half Day Tours Full Day Tours Resort Transfers ex Cairns Resort Transfers ex Fitzroy Island
8:00am – 12:15pm 8:00am – 5:00pm 8:00am 9:30am
1:30pm – 5:00pm 11:00am – 5:00pm 11:00am 12:15pm
1:30pm 5:00pm

*11am and 12:15pm services do not run Monday to Thursday during the months of February & March. 

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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Fitzroy Flyer Pricing

Half Day Tour:

  • Adult $65 (14+ years)
  • Child $42.50 (4-13 years, 0-3 years free of charge)

Full Day Tour / Resort Transfers:

  • Adult $85 (14+ years)
  • Child $42.50 (4-13 years, 0-3 years free of charge)
  • Family $220.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Pricing includes transfers only.
Family rates are only available for the same day return.

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

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

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Boarding Instructions

From Cairns

Please check into the City Side Fitzroy Island office at 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 $1.80 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 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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