There are several ways to go to Fitzroy Island from Cairns. One of them is to catch The Fast Cat, a 45 minutes ride from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. This 339 hectares island is located just 29 km south-east of Cairns Queensland and it is the perfect paradise for holiday.
The Fast Cat is owned and operated by Fitzroy Island Resort. Run 3 times daily, The Fast Cat will depart from Cairns at 8am, 11am and 1.30pm. If you only planning for one day trip to Fitzroy Island, The Fast Cat will give you a ride back to Cairns at 9.30am, 12.15pm and 5pm. You can catch this ferry from Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20 from the Reef Fleet Terminal.
As soon you arrive at the wharf, Fast Cat's crews will take care of your luggage and when you arrive at the Welcome Bay at Fitzroy Island, a buggy will take your luggage to the resort's reception area.
You can choose to sit in the top area or at the bottom area. The top area also provides outside seating. Don't forget to apply some sunscreen if you decided to stay outside as the sun. The bottom area is completed with a restroom, drinking water fountain and bar.
While enjoying a selection of music chosen by the crew, before you know it, The Fast Cat will be docking near the Welcome Bay at Fitzroy Island. Please go to this website for bookings or call (07) 4044 6700 for any details.