Fitzroy island Day Trip from Cairns

From: $99.00

  • Return ferry from Cairns
  • Enjoy 6 hours on the island
  • Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Center
  • Explore famous Nudey Beach
  • Take one of the walks on the island
  • Have a cold beverage at Foxy’s bar


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The Fitzroy Island 1-day return ferry makes this island a popular holiday spot for both locals and tourists in Cairns. The island is made up entirely of lush rainforest and boasts stunning beaches and amazing hiking trails. There is also an abundance of coral and marine life, and it offers a wide range of adventure sports.


  • Departs Cairns  8.45 am
  • Cairns returns at 4.45 pm 

Sunlover offers a daily full-day Fitzroy Island experience that includes round-trip ferry travel to the island. And the option to rent snorkelling gear for an additional fee. You may snorkel just off the beach and see incredible marine life and sea turtles, or you can just relax on the secluded shores of the well-known Nudey Beach, which has been named the best beach in Australia.

For lunch or a drink, Foxy’s Bar is available every day. You may also visit the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center or go on a bush walk to the island’s top or lighthouse.

The 45-minute trip on the air-conditioned catamaran of Sunlover will take you to this tropical paradise.

Snorkle hire

If you are wanting to hire snorkel gear on the island, please pre-book with Cheap Az Travel at least 24 hours prior to departure. The cost is $30 extra per person if you decide to hire.

Fitzroy island return ferry itinerary

  • 7.30am -8.15am Check-in opens
  • 8.00am Commence boarding
  • 8.45am Depart Cairns Marina
  • 9.45am Arrive Fitzroy Island
  • 4.00pm Depart Fitzroy Island
  • 5.00pm Arrive Cairns Marina

Important info before travel

Simply pack a bag as if you were going to the beach for the day. Suggested items include:

  • swimming costume and beach towel
  • sunscreen (SPF 30+) that is reef-friendly is recommended
  • sun-protective clothing such as t-shirt or rash vest, hat and sunglasses
  • cash or credit card for purchases on the island
  • food and drinks for the day (you can also purchase on the island)
  • reusable water bottle
  • sturdy footwear if you intend on bushwalking
  • camera (we also rent GoPro’s out on board)
  • reef shoes

Day visitors to Fitzroy Island have a chance to arrange snorkel hire, GoPro’s, paddle boards, kayaks, and glass bottom boat tours onboard the vessel. Snacks and drinks are also available for purchase. You may bring your own snorkelling equipment and food; however, alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought to the island.



A full refund will be offered to customer requested cancellations up until 24 hours prior to travel, cancellations made within 24 hours of travel will result in a 100% cancellation charge. This includes no-shows. Cancellation charges may be waived at the discretion of management if the cancellation is a result of:

  1. ill health (medical certificate may be required)
  2. minor changes to number of guests travelling
  3. rescheduling within reason

Should Sunlover be required to cancel or the operation of the tour for any reason, including on the rare occasions due to inclement weather, an alternative date or itinerary will be offered to the passenger. If the alternative date or itinerary cannot be arranged or agreed upon, a full refund of all monies paid to Sunlover Reef Cruises will be authorised. If the passenger accepts the alternative date or itinerary, no refunds will be issued.

If the booking was made through a third party agent the passenger may be required to contact their agent for a refund and a refund is at the descresion of the agent.

On occasion and for factors outside Sunlover’s control various included elements of the tour may regrettably not be in operation, this may include but not limited to Glass Bottom Boat and/or Semi-Submersible tours, waterslide, marine biologist presentations etc. One these rare occasions and when the majority of the tour can operate no refund on the full day tour will be offered.

Some package tours operate in conjunction with other tour operators and Sunlover acts as an agent for these companies. Conditions and cancellation policies for these tours are subject to operating conditions of these companies.