Fitzroy Island Flyer + Guided Snorkel Safari

Duration | 10 Hours
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The Fitzroy Island Flyer & Snorkel Safari Package tour combines a full-day visit to Fitzroy Island with a 2-hour snorkel safari to one of the island's exclusive bays. It's a great way to experience the reef and enjoy the island.

The Fitzroy Island Flyer departs from Cairns Marina at 8am. The 45-minute cruise in a 190-seat air-conditioned catamaran takes you to the sheltered waters of Welcome Bay on Fitzroy Island. The tour includes a snorkel safari that departs from the main beach and explores the surrounding bays, offering a chance to snorkel right off the boat.

Tour Features

  • Full Day on Fitzroy Island
  • 2 Hour small boat Snorkel Safai
  • Snorkeling gear included

08:00am - Depart Cairns Marina
The journey begins with a relaxing 45-minute cruise from Cairns to Fitzroy Island on an air-conditioned catamaran. Enjoy the views as you travel to Welcome Bay.

08:45am - Arrive at Fitzroy Island
Upon arrival, disembark and prepare for the day’s activities on the island.

09:45am - Check-in at Fitzroy Island Sports Hub (FISH)
Check-in at the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub next to the Resort Pool. The staff will provide you with snorkeling gear and instructions.

10:00am - Snorkel Safari Departs Fitzroy Island
Board the safari vessel for a short cruise to one of the exclusive bays. Before diving in, guides will give a detailed talk and snorkeling instructions. Explore the vibrant fringing reef and its marine life.

12:00pm - Return to Fitzroy Main Beach
After the snorkel safari, return to the main beach for leisure time on the island. You can explore the island, relax on the beach, or visit other attractions.

05:00pm - Fitzroy Island Flyer Departs
Board the catamaran for your return journey to Cairns.

05:45pm - Return to Cairns Marina
Arrive back at Cairns Marina, concluding your tour.

Meeting Point & Times

Fitzroy Island Flyer Check-in Location
Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure at the Fitzroy Island Resort Booking Centre Shop 2/1 Spence Street (Reef Fleet Terminal Building)
Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure

Snorkel Safari Meeting Point & Time
Check-in at Fitzroy Island Sports Hub (FISH) next to the Resort Pool at 9:45am

Instant Booking & Mobile-Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure the Fitzroy Island Flyer & Snorkel Safari Package
Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.
If you require hotel transfers, please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

Special Child & Family Rates
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up-to-date family pricing.



Lin Yang

The trip down is fantastic. Fistroy island is one the best place to visit. And the trip to and fro is on time and pleasant.

For anyone who does not like a bumpy ride, esp when water is rough can consider to sit at the back row


Jennifer Grainger

I want to thank Jodi for his efficient service and help we had to change times etc and he was very helpful in getting all the changes for us. I would use this company again


Melinda Dolling

Very entertaining trip to Fitzroy. The deckhand doing the safety instructions was very entertaining. Boat was on time and smooth trip.


Wayne Shanahan

A great day out at Fitzroy Island. Cheerful and helpful crew on the ferry


Paul Harms

The ferry ride over to Fitzroy Island was good - we enjoyed it, but the island had uneven terrain, including walking on coral and as we both have mobility issues, this tour was inappropriate for us. Also, the beach had coral, not sand, and was on a steep angle. Even the eating area was not open, so we went back early rather than being in pain for a further three and a half hours. For Fitzroy Island hikes, you need to have the warning that a reasonably high level of fitness is required, in your marketing material.



I got 2 messenges and 2 emails the day before to remind me of my upcoming trip. Seems a bit much. 1 reminder would have been enough. Funny and friendly staff on the boat.

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Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure at the Fitzroy Island Resort Booking Centre Shop 2/1 Spence Street (Reef Fleet Terminal Building)
After you check-in the reservation team will direct you to the vessel on the Marlin Marina.
Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure.