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Come for the Day
Day Trips | Tours & Activities
Come for the day and explore the incredible beauty of Fitzroy Island, just 45 minutes by boat from Cairns.
Accessible, affordable and friendly, the island’s safe, sheltered waters and pristine natural environment are here for all to explore and enjoy.
Anyone travelling to Fitzroy Island under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note: The 11am and 12:15pm services do not run Monday to Thursday starting 24th January to 31st March 2024.
Day Trip Options
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.
Full Day Trip: $90 per adult, $45 per child and $245 for a family
The Fitzroy Flyer will also get you to Fitzroy Island when you’re heading to the Island for a longer holiday too.
Resort Guests please book your transfers at the time of booking or via the link below.
“Fantastic snorkeling off the beach”
“This is a great spot for a few days relaxing and snorkeling. The reef at the front of the resort is lovely, with turtles, hard ( many coloured) and soft corals as well as hundreds of fish. Rooms are comfortable and many have kitchens so you can bring food with you from the mainland. There is no sand on the main beach so bring your reef walkers!”
“An amazing must stay for tropical get away”
“No words can describe this luxurious get away, it is a must to add to the holiday itinerary and to extend your already amazing tour of the Barrier Reef. Would recommend if you can to go midweek to get great savings and avoid the crowds, however if not there is still plenty to do, and great entertainment put on by the island to keep everyone happy.”
“Amazing scuba dive”
“Big thanks to Jeff, Tania, Rika and Tim for the friendly service and awesome experience.
I did an open water dive course with the Fitzroy Island dive centre, the crew made everything fun and safe, I highly recommend going out for a dive or even a day snorkelling. You won’t be disappointed
Good job guys!”
Can’t wait to come back!
“To be honest we were nearly not going to come here due to the reviews, but we are so glad we went with our gut and decided to come. We have stayed at Fitzroy island for our honeymoon and it has been an amazing experience. We stayed in one of the beach cabins – it was absolutely perfect. Clean, modern, new and with the most amazing view. We have ate at both Foxys and Zephyrs and all food was amazing, SO fast to come out and all the staff were absolutely amazing. You can tell they are busy and working hard, but they always gave us the time of day and always with a smile on. We are really sad to leave (today is our last day). The beaches and views are AMAZING and like no experience we’ve ever had in Aus (and we’ve stayed at a lot of places). We cannot wait to bring our little one back. Thanks to all the beautiful staff that made our stay one of our most memorable travel experiences to date. If you read the below reviews – make your own decision. If you’re rude and expect a lot – might not be the place. But if you’re happy to experience a beautiful place and appreciate hard working staff – make sure you visit. We will be back. Thank you Fitzroy island! Vanessa & Chris.”
“Relaxing stay at Fitzroy Island”
“Nice place to go and relax. If you want to snorkel and relax with ideally scenery then come here. Has everything you need to unwind.
You can book at day trip to Moore reef or a fishing charter which are excellent. Nice walks into the rainforest.”
“Had a great stay on the island! Tropical paradise”
“Had a great stay last time! Looking forward to coming back! ? The staff were really nice! Great hiking trails, beautiful turtles to see out at turtle beach, and the famous nudey beach!
Great ferry ride, just a short distance from Cairns.”
A must do on the island – May 2022
“Up close and personal with Tommy the turtle was a wonderful way to learn about the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and what they do. Tania was an engaging and informative host, but Tommy was the star of the show!”
Awesome experience – May 2022
“Awesome experience. Tania was very informative and lovely to speak with answering everyone’s questions :)”
Linda & Gail
Short and sweet lovely talk and tour
“A short and sweet little tour, you get to view one tank to see a turtle which is undergoing rehabilitation and the guide gives a talk about turtles and the work they do which I found very interesting. Worth a visit to donate to their cause as the work they do is incredible and you’ll get to see a turtle!”