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Great Barrier Reef Fitzroy Island: Fitzroy Flyer Return Ferry Transfers Departs from Cairns, with Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Snorkel Hire + Lunch at Foxy's

  • Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • Departs at 08:00 (approximately 9 hours) / Departs at 11:00 (approximately 6 hours)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Return ferry transfer from Cairns to Fitzroy Island by Fitzroy Flyer (each direction: 45 minutes)
  • 2. Snorkeling gear hire & Glass bottom boat tour
  • 3. Lunch at Foxy's (1-course)
From AUD
$126.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Return ferry transfer from Cairns to Fitzroy Island by Fitzroy Flyer (each direction: 45 minutes)
  • 2. Snorkeling gear hire & Glass bottom boat tour
  • 3. Lunch at Foxy's (1-course)

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to rides / shows / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20 (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Departure Time: 08:00, 11:00^
^ 11:00 services do not run during February and March
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability
● Arrives back at Cairns at approximately 17:00
Address Fitzroy Island, Cairns, QLD 4870
How to get there ● By Car
- Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal (Approximately 2 minutes walk).
- All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf (Approximately 6 minutes walk).
- Parking fees apply.

● By Public Transport
- Please check the Transport QLD timetables (https://translink.com.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Cairns to Fitzroy Island 08:00, 11:00^ Boarding Time: 07:30, 10:30^
Fitzroy Island to Cairns 17:00 Boarding Time: 16:30
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements If you are making your own way to the boarding terminal, please arrive at the ticket office 60 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money / credit card for optional purchases

2 Overview

Fitzroy Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island is a National Park, discover spectacular walking trails, abundant marine life, and local wildlife. Located 45 minutes from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Fitzroy Island is easily reached by regular ferry transfers on the air-conditioned Fitzroy Flyer. Fitzroy Island is ideal for families, a visit with friends or a romantic gateway. Come for a day or stay overnight at our boutique resort.

Great Barrier Reef Fitzroy Island: Fitzroy Flyer Return Ferry Transfers Departs from Cairns, with Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Snorkel Hire + Lunch at Foxy's

  

Fitzroy Island Fitzroy Flyer

At Fitzroy Island, you can relax and escape, you can dive right into adventure or you can do a little of both. Accessible, affordable and friendly, the island's safe, sheltered waters and pristine natural environment are here for all to explore and enjoy.

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.  All Fitzroy Flyer services depart from Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20.

 

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a 45-minute boat transfer by the Fitzroy Flyer (about 30kms) from Cairns in Queensland and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef. Idyllic beaches lead into the safe, sheltered waters, which are also ideal for swimming and water sports as well as yachting and boating.

  • Island Facts
    • Total Area 339 hectares (838 acres)
    • National Park Area 324 hectares (796 acres)
    • Summit Height 269 metres (882 feet)
  • Close to Cairns

    Fitzroy Island has long been close to the heart of the Cairns and surrounding local community. This is hardly surprising given the close proximity of this pristine paradise and the safe, sheltered waters. The island has always been freely accessible to the public, with a number of Fitzroy Flyer services travelling back and forth daily and local fisherman and private yachts making good use of the secure public moorings.

  • Climate

    Fitzroy enjoys a typical North Queensland tropical climate but with the added advantage of the cooling effects of the prevailing South Easterly ocean breezes for the majority of the year. Welcome Bay is sheltered and protected by the Summit. Temperatures range from 24-31 C (75-88 F) in summer and 19-25 C (66-77 F) in winter.

  • Covered By Nature

    Fitzroy is a continental island 4 square km in size, 97% of the island is National Park, covered in tropical rainforest and freely accessible to the public via an established network of clearly marked walking tracks.  The gentle, hilly terrain inland makes for great walking throughout the whole island, including to the two main beaches, Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach, the Summit the highest vantage point on the island and the historic lighthouse at the Eastern end.

 

Foxy's Bar & Grill

Foxy's Bar & Grill is a large Pacific Islands bar with a 70s structural theming, situated right on the beach front, about 100 metres from the resort buildings, south of the main creek. Foxy's has an excellent casual cafe style food menu and it also has one of the best sound systems in Cairns with live entertainment most weekends.

 

Things To Do
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour:

    The glass bottom boat tours allow to get up close and personal with the Great Barrier Reef. The sheltered waters around Fitzroy Island abound with soft coral and marine life including wild sea turtles.

  • Complimentary Fish Feeding: on the jetty at 11:30 and 15:30 daily.
  • Nature Walks: There are many beautiful self-guided nature walks on the island.
    • Secret Garden Walk 1km return - 45 mins

      Explore the western edge of the jetty, taking in the giant granite boulders and lush tropical rainforest.

    • Nudey Beach Walk 1km return - 45 mins

      A nice leisurely walk, the Nudey Beach Track takes you through tropical rainforest and coastal woodlands before opening onto a stunning award winning white coral beach.

      Nudey Beach was voted Australia's #2 best beach and here you'll find calm blue waters, perfect for swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach.

    • Self-Guided Historical Hike return - 2.5 hrs

      During the warmer summer months it is best to tackle the hike early in the morning before the day heats up. In the winter it can be lovely to trek in the afternoon- but always make sure have good walking shoes, plenty of water and sunscreen. The Self-Guided Historical Hike is a great option for those looking to connect to the islands’ past as well as learning some interesting facts and amusing antidotes along the way.

    • Self-Guided Summit Historical Hike

      This walk adds an extra dimension to the popular Summit and Lighthouse hike. In addition to enjoying the changes in the scenery (from the lush rainforest to open woodlands) and the stunning views overlooking Welcome Bay.

 

Fitzroy Flyer Transfers Timetable*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice.

Departure Point Time
Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20 08:00, 11:00^ (^ 11:00 services do not run during February and March.)
Fitzroy Island Resort Jetty 17:00

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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