Fitzroy Island Return Ferry Cruise - Departs Cairns

  • Fitzroy Island Return Ferry Cruise - Departs Cairns

Fitzroy Island is a 55 minute cruise, located just 29 km from Cairns. The island is surrounded by a beautiful fringing reef system and is one of the most unspoilt destinations on the Great Barrier Reef, rugged with diverse landscapes from granite outcrops, rainforest, to coral beaches.

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$56 child (4 - 15)
$254 family (2 adults + 2 children)

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  • Description
    • Get out on the water for a return cruise from Cairns to Fitzroy Island
    • Enjoy over six hours of free time on the lush tropical island
    • Swim, relax on the beach and take self-guided rainforest walks

    Less than an hour off the shore of Cairns, Fitzroy Island is a little slice of absolute tropical paradise. Set sail for the island and spend over six hours in beach and rainforest heaven with this return cruise ferry from Cairns. This is a must-do for Cairns locals and visitors alike. 

    You’ll be heading out in the morning from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal on a comfortable, air-conditioned catamaran that will take you over crystal blue water to Fitzroy Island. Then the day is yours to enjoy as you please. 

    With 99% of the island landscape covered in lush tropical rainforest, you might want to explore some of the self-guided rainforest walks. There are also granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, and of course, the pristine coral beaches are a huge draw card. Lounge on the golden sandy shores, go for a swim in the azure water, hire snorkels, and enjoy your time however you like while in tropical paradise. 

    In the late afternoon you’ll be taken back to Cairns on board the catamaran after an unforgettable day on Fitzroy Island.

    This ticket is for ferry only. Snorkel Equipment Hire can be prebooked directly with the operator.

    This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because it’s ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • This ticket is for ferry only. Snorkel equipment hire can be prebooked directly with the operator

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Casual and comfortable clothing
    • Swimwear recommended
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat

    What is Supplied

    • Return ferry from Cairns to Fitzroy Island
    • Over six hours on Fitzroy island
    • Complimentary tea and coffee on boarding vessel
    • Fast air-conditioned catamaran to and from the island
    • Access to self-guided rain forest walks and pristine beaches
    • Beach activity equipment hire available
    • Restaurant and bar facilities available

    More Information

    • Available seven days a week
    • **BOARDING PASS REQUIRED** Check-in 07:30 -08:20am at the Sunlover Cruises counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal. Boarding closes 08:30am for Departure at 8.45am sharp
    • Reconfirm return boarding time at the Island with the crew on board.
    • This experience departs from the Cairns Marina; 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870. Check in directly at the Sunlover Cruises counter inside the Reef Fleet terminal prior heading to Fitzroy Island Sundancer for departure.
    • You do not need to collect tickets, you can bring your booking confirmation (printed or digital) straight to the boat


    • The return boat leaves Fitzroy Island at 4pm. You should be at the Jetty on the island between 3:30pm – 3:50pm for a prompt 4pm departure.
    • This will arrive back in Cairns at 4:45pm.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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Fitzroy Island (Cairns)

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