Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ferry from Cairns

Whether you’re planning a thrilling Fitzroy Island day trip or an extended stay, our ferry transfers offer the perfect mode of transportation. With our air-conditioned catamaran, we offer a full day Fitzroy Island package to help you experience the most of the island, as well as one way transfers and return ferry transfers.

Fitzroy Island Full Day Package

All Inclusive

Adult $129  |  Child $79  |  Family $337

A favourite destination for Cairns locals, Fitzroy Island is 90 per cent National Park with rainforest covered mountains descending to rocky headlands, unspoilt coral beaches and the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

You can snorkel straight off the beach and discover amazing marine life and sea turtles, or simply sit back and soak up the serenity on the sandy shores of the famous Nudey Beach – voted the best beach in Australia. Our glass bottom boat tours are another great way to discover the fascinating marine life around the island.

For those looking for land activities, there are 9kms of walking trails through tropical rainforest where you’ll have spectacular views out to Green Island from 269 metres above sea level. You can also check out the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, an organisation that rehabilitates turtles back to health in a special facility on the island.

From adventure seekers to families and those who just want to relax, you can create your own island adventure with Sunlover.

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Pricing valid between: 01/04/23 – 31/03/24


Included in your package

  • Return ferry from Cairns to Fitzroy Island
  • Snorkel equipment hire including fins, mask, lycra suit
  • Glass bottom boat tour


  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Kayak hire
  • Stand up paddleboard hire
  • On board camera hire


  • 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

Fitzroy Island Ferry

Getting there has never been easier. Sunlover offers one way and return ferry transfers between Cairns and Fitzroy Island. 

One Way: Adult $46.50  |  Child $26.50
Return: Adult $93.00 |  Child $53.00 

Island & Reef – 2 Days

All inclusive$374 Adults  |  $224 Kids  |  $972 Family

Maximise your Great Barrier Reef snorkelling by booking a two-day package that combines Fitzroy Island with a trip to our Moore Reef pontoon. These distinctly different reef adventures can be booked within seven days, giving you time to rest in between. Contact our reservations team to book.

Rather an adventure to the Great Barrier Reef?

With clear water, abundant fish life and friendly resident turtles, the Moore Reef pontoon is the ultimate destination to experience all that the outer reef has to offer. Included in your full day tour is snorkelling equipment, semi-submersible and glass bottom boat tours (subject to weather conditions), underwater observatory, touch tank presentations, tropical buffet lunch and 30-metre spiral waterslide.

Fitzroy Island Map

Summit Circuit 4.2km
Fitness Level: High
3 Hrs Return

Lighthouse Track 3.6km
Fitness Level: High
2 Hrs Return

Secret Garden 700m
Fitness Level: Moderate
45 Mins Return

Nudey Beach 1.2km
Fitness Level: Moderate
45 Mins Return




Fitzys for food and drink, restrooms, boat dock

Food & Drink


Docking Location

Kayak & Paddleboarding Area




Little Fitzroy
Bird Rock
Nudey Beach

Walking trails are as marked on all the maps. The rest of the Island is off-limits as it is a national park.

Do’s and Don’ts on the island

  • Resort and resort pool is off limits unless you are a guest of the resort.
  • Do not touch any wildlife, on the island or in the water.
  • No standing on live coral.
  • No swimming/ kayaking/ paddle boarding past the boat channel markers.
  • Pick up your litter.
  • Bring plenty of water for the day, or purchase at Foxy’s.
  • Reef shoes are suggested (and available on board).

How to secure your belongings

  • Bring a waterproof bag.
  • Take waterproof bag with essentials on the kayak or paddleboard.
  • Cover your items on the beach with a towel to protect from sun.
  • Only bring what you need, leave jewellery and expensive items at home/hotel.

Safety issues

  • Every ocean has currents, if you are not a strong swimmer, stay near the beach in shallow water, request a buoyancy vest, let our staff know.
  • Stingers can be around all year, please wear a stinger suit, available on board for hire.
  • The island has high tide and low tide, please confirm best snorkelling times with crew before departing the vessel.

    More to see and do… 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Pontoon Activities

    Moore Reef Full Day Tour

    What our Guests Say

    My husband and I had an awesome time on the Sunlover Reef Cruise. Staff were super helpful and the activities and equipment that we were provided with exceeded our expectations. We got to spend such a decent amount of time out snorkeling on the reef and had lots of freedom and choice to enjoy our day how we wanted too. Was great fun!

    Madeleine Stephen – Google Business Review