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Cairns-Fitzroy Island

From: £57.00

Crossing Cairns ⇔ Fitzroy Island
Sailings Up to 5 times per day
Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia
Distance 18 MIles, 29 km
Duration 45 mins.
Operated by Fitzroy Flyer

The ferry to Fitzroy Island can be booked as a Full day (we advise the full day for this island) or a Half day. You will leave at Cairns Ferry Terminal which is located at Spence Street in Cairns.

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The quickest way to get to Fitzroy Island is by ferry from Cairns.

A spectacular tour that starts from Marlin Wharf. When you book through one of our partners your tickets are scanned at the ticket counter and you are free to go. It's as easy as that. Especially the views on this ferry are amazing.

Don't forget to travel to Nudey beach when you arrive at the island, what we also really liked was the glass-bottom boat.

A very important tip on this transfer: When you go to Fitzroy Island, book a full day, on a half-day trip you can only do one activity. Which you will regret when you are traveling back. A full day gives you a much better experience.

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Tickets and booking

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Cairns and Fitzroy Island is currently operated by: Fitzroy Flyer.

How long does the Cairns-Fitzroy Island crossing take?

The travel time of the Cairns-Fitzroy Island ferry is around: 45 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with. The harbor of Cairns is easy to reach.

How often does the Cairns-Fitzroy ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Cairns to Fitzroy Island 3 times per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry, and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Cairns and Fitzroy Island?

The distance between Cairns and Fitzroy Island is approximately 18 miles or 29 km.