Explore the famous Fitzroy Island on this full-day trip from Cairns.

A visit to this tropical island is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. The lush rainforest meets sandy beaches before giving way to the marine life and coral of the Great Barrier Reef.

Fitzroy Island is an ideal full-day trip to explore the Reef and rainforest. Around 99% of the island is dense rainforest. During your Fitzroy Island Day trip, explore walking tracks with stunning views and opportunities to spot native birds and wildlife. In addition to nature spots, the island has rich wartime history, operating as a military base in World War II.

A short distance from the beach, you will find the coral reefs and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Take up the option to add snorkelling to your full-day trip pass when booking to explore this unique habitat. Above the surface, try the many activities on offer, such as glass-bottom boat tours, paddleboarding or relaxing on the famous Nudey Beach.

After boarding, the air-conditioned catamaran will arrive at Fitzroy Island in around 45 minutes. The Fitzroy Island Day Trip provides approximately 6 hours to explore the island.



  • Return transfers Cairns to Fitzroy Island onboard the Fitzroy Island Sundancer
  • Fitzroy Island National Park
  • Great Barrier Reef


  • Full Day on Island: 8.45 am departure from Cairns, 4.45 pm return to Cairns with 6.5 hrs on the island)

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to boarding directly at the boat, located at Berth 7 on A Finger at the Cairns Marlin Marina.


Your Fitzroy Island Day Trip includes Return transfers to and from Fitzroy Island only.

Optional Extras

You can add on Snorkel Equipment hire with your booking.

Return City Transfers are $25 per adult and $15 per child

Return Beaches transfers are $38 per adult and $25 per child

If you would like to hire a camera for the day, this is available onboard the boat. Please speak to the photographers (Calypso Imagery) to arrange your hire on the day.

What to bring

  • Towel, hat, sunscreen as well as swimwear and sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear if you intend to complete any of the Bushwalk Trails
  • Cash or credit card for snacks, drinks and souvenirs
  • In addition, you can bring along a picnic lunch, however, no alcohol is permitted due to the Resort liquor licensing. Foxy’s Bar is also open to purchase meals and drinks.

How to get there

Fitzroy Island Sundancer Transfers depart from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

Check-in is 30-45 minutes before boarding directly at the boat – the Fitzroy Island Sundancer, located at Berth 7 on A Finger at the Cairns Marlin Marina.


Important Information

The main beach at Fitzroy Island is a coral beach. This can be uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet, so we recommend keeping your shoes on. Once you head over to Nudey Beach, there are soft white sands which can be accessed with bare feet.



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