Fitzroy Island Transportation

  • Sunset at Cairns harbour
    Sunset at Cairns harbour
    by Assenczo
  • on the boat. Cairns on the background.
    on the boat. Cairns on the background.
    by mario_spring_83
  • From the wharf (about to board ferry)
    From the wharf (about to board ferry)
    by Marpessa

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    Fitzroy ferry

    by Assenczo Written Sep 17, 2007
    Sunset at Cairns harbour

    Fitzroy island is closest to the mainland and it takes no more than 45min to reach it by ferry from Cairns. The word ferry is used loosely in this case. There is one trip in the morning(8:30h) to the island and one trip back in the afternoon(17:00h). There is a great chance of seeing whales(for free!?!) on the way and the price is lower than any of the other companies around.

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    Ferry to Fitzroy Island

    by Marpessa Written Dec 31, 2004

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    From the wharf (about to board ferry)

    The only way to get to Fitzroy Island is by ferry. It is a 45 minute trip from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. There are 3 departures a day from either side:

    Dep. Cairns: 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am & 3.45pm

    Dep. Fitzroy: 9.30am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm & 5.00pm

    (Check the website for any changes)

    It's a nice ride, and you can sit up top in the sun (although make sure to put a hat and sunscreen on) or below (the seats are more comfortable inside the ferry as the ones on the top are plastic)

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    Getting To Fitzroy.

    by seamandrew Written Sep 18, 2004

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    The ferry is docked at the pier unloading guests.

    Well, there's really only one way to the island and that's by ship. The ferry service runs from the Trinity Wharf in Cairns to Fitzroy and runs several times a day. Reservations in advance are encouraged, but the ship is pretty big so I don't think it will be too much trouble to get a spot on the boat. The ride takes a mere 45 minutes and it's over before you know it. You pull in onto the pier where you disembark the ship and prepare for all the fun. Before disembarking, the crew makes you well aware of the last ship for the day, so be on time for that one unless you plan to overnight on the island.

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    The Fitzroy Island ferry

    by Alain_Smeets Written Feb 7, 2004

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    the ticket

    There is one option to get to get to Fitzroy Island, and that is to take the Fitzroy Island ferry. It's a nice 45 minute trip towards this island just off the shore. A round ticket cost around 36 dollars (2004) and there only a few departures daily, so it's best to book in advance and make sure that if you stay over on the island that you have your accommodation arranged.

    Departure times
    Ex Cairns: 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am & 3.45pm

    Ex Fitzroy: 9.30am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm & 5.00pm

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    From Cairns to Fitzroy island

    by mario_spring_83 Written May 1, 2006
    on the boat. Cairns on the background.

    Here is a good boat service between cairns and Fitzroy Island. The journey lasts abpout 40 minutes and offers beautyful views over the australian coast and the ocean.

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