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Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour

Destination: Frankland Islands, Normanby Island and Mulgrave River Cruise
Duration: Day Tour

Departs: Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Daily
Returns: Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Daily

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Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
  • Frankland Islands - Island Day Tour
The Cruise

The Frankland Island Group are located 45 kilometres south of Cairns and are an untouched North Queensland treasure. Totally uninhabited, covered in lush vegetation and surrounded by rich and diverse reefs, the Frankland Islands are an exceptional forum for reef and rainforest interpretation and general lifestyle activities associated with the best of  the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland.

Your day begins and finishes with a gentle cruise along the lush, verdant green rainforest lined Mulgrave River. An interesting commentary provides an insight into the river environment and significant local features of the landscape.

At the mouth of the river, the Frankland Islands slowly come into view and it is only a short open water crossing to your destination for the day.

Frankland Islands is the perfect location for snorkellers to drift over the amazing variety of corals and marine life that inhabit the area, including fish, sea turtles and octopus.

The day is yours to enjoy as you wish. You have a variety of tours included in your package with quality Marine Biologist led snorkel tours. Participants can choose between tours, one of which is suitable for persons with Advance to intermediate swimming skills which will see those exploring coral bombies located further off of the island with a Marine Biologist in a small group. The other option allows Novices and Beginners to choose to do the easier Marine Biologist led snorkelling tour which departs from the island's sandy beaches and will allow for snorkelling directly in the shallow and sheltered island lagoon areas. 

After your in-water activities in the morning a tropical buffet lunch is served on the island and includes a choice of delicious fresh salads, cold meats including chicken and ham, prawns and an abundance of tropical fruits.

When you're satisfied and full from a genourous serving of the tropical lunch buffet, a guided island nature walk led by a marine biologist will start at 1pm. This tour includes the island's rock pools which are host to many small marine creatures and is optional. 
You can of course opt to go for another snorkel, play on the kayaks and paddleboards, semisubmersible tour  or just simply relax on the pristine white beach and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Frankland Island paradise.

At 3.000pm, it is time to depart the island and transfer passengers back to main vessel. Afternoon tea of cake is served enroute before arriving back to Cairns at approximately 5.15pm.

Frankland Islands Day Tour Package Includes
  • A maximum group of only 100 passengers
  • Return transfers to Cairns and back Included in the price (self-drive optional)
  • Stunning rainforest lined Mulgrave River Cruise with informative commentary on the eco system
  • Fresh Tropical lunch  (vegetarian available upon prior request)
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Full use of quality Snorkelling Equipment including Marine Protection Suits (summer season only)
  • Guided Island Rockpool Discovery Tour Led by a Marine biologist allowing participants to learn about the island's eco system 
  • Quality Guided Snorkelling Tours
  • Semi Submersible Tour
Day Tour Rates - Valid from 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • Adult AU$229.00 - Includes Government Reef Tax amount
  • Child (4 – 14 years) AU$129.00 - Includes Government Reef Tax amount
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4-14 years) AU$587.00 - Includes Government Reef Tax amount

Important Booking Notes On making a Reservation please use Comments Box in the Booking Form to indicate if requiring the Return Coach Transfers from Cairns or if wanting to Self Drive to Deeral Landing (30 minutes by car south of Cairns with self drive maps supplied).

Please use Comments Box in Booking Form to outline any additional Optional Activities if required
Please advise of any special dietary requirements if required on making a reservation.
Optional Extra - Introductory Dive with Full Gear Hire, Instruction & Guide 
  • Introductory Dive with Full Gear Hire, Instruction & Guide AU$179.00 

Diving Terms & Conditions
Diving is available to Introductory Divers on successful completion of a Dive Medical Questionnaire. Certain medical conditions or medications may prevent you from scuba diving unless a current Queensland Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the Dive Instructor. For example: heart disease, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, ear nose & throat problems, high blood pressure & pregnancy can preclude you from participation, unless getting prior medical clearance from a doctor. If you are unsure of this, please contact us prior to booking any Introductory Diving .

Due to the limited number of Intro Dive slots per day (6 total per trip), no refunds will be provided for pre-booked Intro Dive experiences. Failing the medical clearance or change of mind will not be valid reasons for refunds of the Intro Dive cost.
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