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Frankland Island Cruises - Reef & Island Snorkel and Dive Day Tour (excludes $20 levy)

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Join us for an unforgettable day tour to the incredible Frankland Islands on the Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights

  • Start the day with a scenic drive from Cairns passed rainforest clad mountains of sugar canefields to our departure point
  • Take a scenic river cruise down the beautiful Mulgrave River to the coral sea
  • Short Cruise across the open ocean to the Frankland Islands
  • Snorkel straight off the beach! See a variety of colourful coral species, tropical fish, turtles and more
  • Option to see the reef from our semi sub or glass bottom boat (condition dependent)
  • Have a delicious buffet lunch on the beach
  • Explore the uninhabited island
  • Padi and SSI accredited guides will take you scuba diving if you wish
  • Return with a cruise up the Mulgrave – your chance to spot a crocodile in the wild!

If you are looking for an authentic Great Barrier Reef & Island experience away from the crowds, this is for you. Frankland Island Reef Cruises are the only commercial operator who are allowed to visit the totally uninhabited islands.

Snorkel the reef throughout the day, try Scuba diving, explore the island, and use our watersports equipment! There is no shortage of ways to fill the day.

Feel the anticipation build as you board our luxurious catamaran and feel life stresses pass you by as you relax and take in the incredible views en route to the paradise that is the Frankland Islands.

Optional Extras:

  • If requiring transfers - $20 per person for coach transfer from Cairns, and $22 for Northern Beaches or Palm Cove (please note on your way through to the check out if you will be self driving or require pick up)
  • Introductory Dive - $132 adult
  • Certified Dive - $99 adult
  • Sea-doo $70 per person
  • kayak and stand up paddle boards for hire $15 (30 minute use)
  • Guided Island Walk with Rock Pool Discovery Tour $5 per person on the day
  • Semi submersible or glass bottom boat $5 per person on the day
  • Advanced snorkelling tour $10 per person on the day
  • Let us whisk you away to paradise on a truly memorable day tour that will be the highlight of your visit - perfect for all ages.

    If self-driving and not requiring pick up - Frankland Island Cruises will be in contact to advise of a meeting location (approx. 40 minute drive south of Cairns)

    Adult $179.00
    Child $109.00

    What's included

    • Stinger Protection suits are available free of charge
    • Marine Biologist onboard to explain the Frankland Island's unique eco system
    • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included
    • Semi submersible or glass bottom boat (optional tour)
    • Guided Snorkelling Tour
    • All snorkelling equipment and tuition provided
    • Guided Island Walk with Rock Pool Discovery Tour (optional tour)
    • Hotel transfers – we pick you up and return you to your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation – extra charge

    Notes

    • EXCLUSIONS Prices do not include $10 EMC Levy and $10 Fuel Levy- payable on the day. Prices do not include accommodation pick up - these can be selected under optional extras as you proceed through the checkout
    • Child: Age 4-14 years old. Ages 0-3 years go free.

    Available Bookings from February 20 to February 26

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    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$179.00
    • Child$109.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$99.00
    • Child$89.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$179.00
    • Child$109.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$179.00
    • Child$109.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Grace Hetmsnski from United Kingdom wrote on 12 September 2017

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    Great way to see the barrier reef

    Such a great way to see the great barrier reef! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The island is beautiful and the snorkelling is fab!

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    From Frankland Island Cruises - Reef & Island Snorkel and Dive Day Tour (excludes $20 levy)

    Thank you, Grace, for your great review 😊 We are glad that you enjoyed your day - we are lucky to be able to share such a beautiful part of the world. Kind regards, Management Frankland Island Reef Cruises

    Hayley Kuehn from Australia wrote on 08 September 2017

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    Awesome day trip!!

    We had an amazing day!!firstly cruising down the river we were lucky enough to see the huge crocodile sunbaking, then across to the beautiful island the reef is amazing i have done alot of reef trips, this was by far the best reef i have seen!! Turtles swim just of the shore line. Staff were friendly and very helpful adding to a great day. :-)

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    From Frankland Island Cruises - Reef & Island Snorkel and Dive Day Tour (excludes $20 levy)

    Hi Hayley, Thank you for your great review 😊 That is so fantastic to hear that we have the best reef you have seen ! We are lucky to be able to share such a beautiful part of the world & are pleased you enjoyed your day. Kind regards, Management Frankland Island Reef Cruises

    Charlene K from Australia wrote on 14 October 2017

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    Just Amazing

    Was absolutely beautiful!! Staff was great! Was just a real magic day out!! A MASSIVE THANK YOU!! Really made our quick break away wonderful

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    From Frankland Island Cruises - Reef & Island Snorkel and Dive Day Tour (excludes $20 levy)

    Hi Charlene, We are pleased you had such a magic day out :-) Thanks very much for the review. (cool photo) Frankland Island Reef Cruises

    Jade from Australia wrote on 18 May 2018

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    Nice day

    Had a nice day, unfortunately rained most of it. Thanks to Ale, the Marine Byologist for making the trip really interesting even if we expected more from the snorkeling. Lunch was ok but could get some improvement..

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    From Frankland Island Cruises - Reef & Island Snorkel and Dive Day Tour (excludes $20 levy)

    Hi Jade, Thank you for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate it. We're sorry the weather didn't play nice, we hope you get another chance to visit and experience the Beauty of the islands on a day the weather is perfect. I will pass on your kind words to Ale and the crew and also your feed back to the caterers. Thanks again Franklands Islands

    Nicole from Australia wrote on 04 January 2019

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    Nicky

    The boat left late as one of the buses was running late. The water was very clean. We saw small fish when snorkelling off the beach.There was several different types of coral with not much colour in it. Stinger suits were uncomfortable and not a huge range in sizes. All the instructions about activities were shouted in Japanese first when we arrived at the island and it was difficult to hear. There needs to be a better system to organise glass bottom boats etc The lunch was nice.Food bought off the boat was expensive $4 for a can of coke, so byo drinks. Some of the crew were helpful.Overall a good day and slightly better then Green Island but more expensive.

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    From Frankland Island Cruises - Reef & Island Snorkel and Dive Day Tour (excludes $20 levy)

    Hi there Nicky, thanks for the feedback and it is a shame you didn't think our experience was worth 5 stars! I do hope you joined our marine biologist who was onboard that day for the guided snorkelling tour which is included in the tour fee. It is the best way to see our reef and all that it has to offer. We will certainly take on your feedback regarding the range and sizes of protection suits and activity schedules. We do try to keep the pricing as low as possible and have value for money for all activities, snacks and tour fees. Regards, the Frankland islands team

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