Join us for an unforgettable day tour to the incredible Frankland Islands on the Great Barrier Reef.
Step on board our luxurious boat the Turtle Islander at Deeral, just 45 minutes south of Cairns, for a spectacular calm water cruise down the Mulgrave River. Keep an eye out for crocs from the panoramic windows as you sit inside in air-conditioned comfort, or step out onto the shaded outdoor decks for a closer look. From the mouth of the river it is only 10km to the Frankland Islands.
The Frankland Islands archipelago is a natural wildlife haven and a protected national park. Beautiful Normanby Island is surrounded by pristine sandy beaches, with rock pools and healthy fringing reefs which can be snorkelled from the beach. Here you have up to 4 hours to relax and enjoy, without the crowds.
Your day tour includes guided snorkelling from the beach, with equipment and instruction. For a limited time it also includes our popular adventure snorkel safari, snorkelling from the boat along the island’s western reefs. A pre-packed picnic lunch, morning and afternoon tea are also included in your tour. After lunch, join our marine biologist and Master Reef guide for a walk around the island, discovering the diverse wildlife that flourishes under the water, in rocky pools and in the rainforest. Choose from a range of optional extras to enhance your day (see below).
Tours are currently restricted to just 50 passengers per day. Enjoy the opportunity to have this hidden gem all to yourself!
Your Day Trip includes:
Ferry Transfer Only Option
If you want the day on the Frankland Islands and self cater for your own needs why not book a Transfer Only option? This just includes your boat ticket to the Islands and excludes all the extras. Bring your own food and the option to pay direct and upgrade to snorkel equipment/diving is available on the day. However you can still join the Island eco walk with the marine biologist!
Free coach transfer option:
There is a free couch pick up taking you to the boat from Cairns CBD accomodation and designated meeting points in Cairns.
Self Drive option to departure point:
Tours depart Deeral at 8.30am and return at 3.30pm. Deeral is an easy 45-minute drive from Cairns – please allow time for the drive and check in at the vessel by 8.10am.
Enjoy outstanding customer service throughout the day, and plenty of time to explore a pristine Great Barrier Reef National Park island.
Optional Extras:(Payable on the day)
Meeting point: Meet at Deeral jetty for check in. 45 minutes’ drive south of Cairns.
Reef Tax: Reef Tax $20 per person payable directly to the operator on the day of travel. This is currently not being charged however will recommence for travel from November 1st 2020.
All prices are shown in AUD ($)
Hi Sarah, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very proud of our tour, Island & crew. Also glad you enjoyed the food & were able to see the beautiful reef around our Island. Take Care & kind regards
Hi Ricardo, Thank you very much for the 5 star review and for taking the time to let us know about your day! We are a small family run business and rely on reviews from people like you to spread the word about our beautiful slice of paradise. You have been lucky to be one of our many travellers recently to swim with a dugong. Our staff love their job and love to share their knowledge with our guests! Enjoy the rest of your trip and we hope to see you again soon.
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