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Fitzroy island Fastcat Ferry - Instant Booking | From$ 79

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Check availability and book instantly. Fitzroy Island Fastcat departs Cairns Marlin Marina to Fitzroy Island 3 times Daily. The journey is a relaxing 45 minute ride in the 190 seat air-conditioned catamaran Fast Cat from Cairns to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island. More
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About Fitzroy Island Ferry

Getting to Fitzroy Island

Getting to Fitzroy Island

The Fitzroy Island Ferry departs Cairns 3 times per day and takes 45 Minutes to get to Fitzroy Island.

Fitzroy Fast Cat Time Table

  • Departs Cairns Marina at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
  • Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm.

The journey is a relaxing 45 minute ride in the 190 seat air-conditioned "Fast Cat" from Cairns to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island.

Fitzroy Flyer Return Fares:

  • Adult $80 (14+ years)
  • Child $40 (4-13 years)
  • Family $211 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
  • Infant Free (0-3 years)

Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up to the ferry without a booking.

Departure Point
The Fitzroy Island Ferry departs Cairns Marlin Marina. Check-in directly on board 30 minutes prior to departure.  Walk down main A Finger Wharf in front of Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end) A sign marks the Fitzroy Island Fast Cat departure point.

Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling Options

Glass Bottom Boat

when you book you will be given the option to add Glass bottom Boat and Snorkelling to your day.
You nominate the time of your Glass Bottom Boat tour on the day or just include it in you booking notes.

10am | Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling | $16
10am departure is a wet tour.  45 minutes on the Glass Bottom Boat and 45 minutes snorkelling including snorkelling gear, at a secluded area that is unable to be accessed from the beach. 

3pm | Glass Bottom Boat Tour | $16
3pm departure is a 45 minute Glass Bottom Boat tour only.  Suitable for non-swimmers and families with young children.  

All Day Hire | Snorkelling Gear | $16
You can include snorkelling gear for the day so you have time to explore the reef surrounding the Island.

All Day Snorkelling Gear Hire + Glass Bottom Boat | $30
Includes snorkeling gear for the day and a glass bottom boat tour (Morning or Afternoon)

Fitzroy Ferry Departure Point

fitzroy island fascat departure point

Passengers for the Fitzroy Island Fastcat do not need to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal. 

Proceed directly down Marlin Wharf (A Finger Wharf) from the Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end.   The Fastcat Departs half way down on your right. If the Vessel is not there you will probably be able to see it returning from Fitzroy island.

Marlin Marina Distances

  • 15 Minutes by car from the Cairns Airport
  • Up to 25 minutes walk from Cairns Esplanade Hotels
  • Up to 15 minutes walk from Cairns City Hotels
  • 30 Minutes Drive from Palm Cove
  • 60 Minutes Drive from Port Douglas

Parking
The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal Car Park offers all day parking fro a cost of $10/day. The ticket machines can take payment via Credit Card or Cash. This car park is just 2 minutes walk from the Cairns Marlin Marina.

Things to do on Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Beach

Enjoy the abundance of activities available on the Island from the Dive and Adventures Centre including kayaking, snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours and paddle boarding (charges apply).

If you are looking for something more relaxed, simply soak up some sun on the beach and go for a swim in the surf. If you are the adventuring type go for one of the free self-guided walks through the secret garden in the Rainforest or challenge yourself with a walk to the Summit Lighthouse. 

The Island also offers fish feeding at 11:30am and 4:00pm daily from the Jetty.

Transfers for Resort Guests

Fitzroy Island Transfers for Resort Guests

Check availability and book return transfers for your stay on Fitzroy Island. Our form shows last seat availability and the total number of seats left on all of the departure times and dates.

Fitzroy Island Resort Check In & Check Out times

Check-in: 02:00pm. Pool towels and changing facilities are made available for early ferry arrivals.
Check-out: 10:00am. Bag storage and change facilities are available for guests departing on the last ferry.


Fitzroy Island Ferry Reviews

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0 Jodi Nelson

Fitzroy Island offers great off the beach snorkeling. Make sure you visit Nudey Beach. Walk through Foxeys grill and follow the path. There a few steep steps in areas but it is a beautiful walk and the snorkeling off the beach is fantastic. The coral gardens are just metres from the beach at low tide.

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1 Bronwyn Elsley

My family and I had a great time on Fitzroy Island highly recommend

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Fitzroy Ferry Departure Point Passengers for the Fitzroy Island Fastcat do not need to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Proceed directly down Marlin Wharf (A Finger Wharf) from the Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end. The Fastcat Departs half way down on your right. If the Vessel is not there you will probably be able to see it returning from Fitzroy island.


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Passengers for the Fitzroy Island Fastcat do not need to check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Proceed directly down Marlin Wharf (A Finger Wharf) from the Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end. The Fastcat Departs half way down on your right. I...

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