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    Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Discover one of Tropical North Queensland’s best-kept secrets! Hosting vibrant fringing reefs, rock pools, white sandy beaches and dense rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef’s Frankland Islands are a pristine archipelago that are not to be missed. Escape the crowds on this exclusive day tour that takes in the incredible sights of the Reef, Rainforest and River. Take our comfortable, air-conditioned coach or meet us at our departure point south of Cairns. Hop onto a luxury boat that will take you on a 30-minute leisurely cruise down the Mulgrave River. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles along the mangrove’s edge! A short open water crossing will take you to your tropical island destination for the day - Frankland Islands National Park. You’ll have 4.5 hours to relax and explore this secluded part of the Great Barrier Reef that sees no more than 100 visitors each day. Snorkel straight from the pristine white sandy beach, where an expert marine naturalist will guide you over colourful corals and tropical fish, explaining this unique and wonderful ecosystem. This guided tour is included for all travellers. Choose to purchase an array of optional activities such as an adventure snorkel safari, semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour, scuba diving or a guided island walk, or hire a stand up paddle board or Sea-Doo underwater scooter. Included in your tour is a tropical buffet lunch served on the island with a choice of fresh local prawns, salads, chicken, ham, cheese, bread and an abundance of fresh tropical fruit. Enjoy coffee, tea and cake on board our air-conditioned vessel before transferring to our coach or your car to arrive back in Cairns around 5:00 PM.
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Departure Point
319 Draper St, Parramatta Park QLD 4870, Australia 169 Ross Rd, Deeral QLD 4871, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided Snorkelling Tour
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Protection suits (seasonal)
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • National Park Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive
Exclusions
  • Extra activities (payable on the day)
  • EMC, PORT AUTHORITY & FUEL AT $20 PER PERSON PER DAY
  • Drinks including soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All guests will be requested to wear protection suits provided free of charge during certain times of the year.
  • All guests will be requested to complete a snorkelling safety acknowledgement prior to entering the water.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dietary requests may be made, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Hotel transfers are available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove only. We do not offer transfers from Port Douglas.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor. You will be requested to complete a pre diving questionnaire.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Randi S wrote a review 8 Mar
46 contributions10 helpful votes
This trip was definitely the best trip on our Australian vacation. The crew was amazing. The lunch was delicious. And Conor is the most skilled and fantastic photographer. We had such a wonderful time. We booked a second trip to go snorkeling in another location after our trip
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gillianps2016 wrote a review Feb 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain9 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just returned from our Frankland Island reef excursion. It is all that is promised and more. We can’t thank all the crew enough for their competence and knowledge, combined with a genuine friendly manner. We were assigned to Caroline’s group and she was amazing with all
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mark from Connecticut wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
Boat is a pleasant bus ride (30 minutes from town) Very scenic ride and worth the effort to distance one's self from the abundance of tour ships in the main harbor. The crew has the process down pat- very well organized and terrific team interaction. Did not see another reef
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Johanna wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions
My husband and I booked the tour via tripadvisor very spontaneously (the night before departure) and they wrote us even in the night our departure time. The tour was amazing. We were picked up at the hotel (then a little tour other hotels), then absolut 60 minutes on a boot (30
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Chris B wrote a review Jan 2020
Bethesda, Maryland2 contributions
Had a great time visiting Normanby Island back in December. The island is amazing - it felt very isolated and pristine compared to more frequented locations. The snorkeling was very good as well. Don't miss the island walking tour in the afternoon. Our marine biologist
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Franklands, Operations at Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we love to hear that you have had a great day and that you enjoyed your walk with our marine biologist and our beautiful reef and Island.
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639randis
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Unbelievable! Thought we were looking at a movie set
This trip was definitely the best trip on our Australian vacation. The crew was amazing. The lunch was delicious. A
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gillianps2016
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Amazing day out!
We have just returned from our Frankland Island reef excursion. It is all that is promised and more. We can’t thank
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markconnecticut12
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A few additional details
Boat is a pleasant bus ride (30 minutes from town) Very scenic ride and worth the effort to distance one's self fr
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Johanna L
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Amazing das at the Island
My husband and I booked the tour via tripadvisor very spontaneously (the night before departure) and they wrote us
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mdtraveler100
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Amazing Island
Had a great time visiting Normanby Island back in December. The island is amazing - it felt very isolated and pris
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qbsydney
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Fabulous intro to Barrier Reef and snorkelling
Visited today with my mother and my 10 yo daughter. This was the perfect tour for a three generation family trip.
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579giannav
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An experience not to be forgotten
From start to finish, this tour was superb. Our marine biologist Ale was not only very informative, but captured ev
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stevewN8245EU
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If I could give more than five star rating I would
From start to finish this trip was top notch! Collected from our hotel door on time, given an insight into what the
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Florencia A
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Excellent!
I visited the island last week with my boyfriend. The experience was perfect! All the crew is so friendly, they are
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georgief2013
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One of a kind Great Barrier Reef experience
My friend and I had an amazing day out with Frankland Islands. I have done a lot of Great Barrier Reef tours but th
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nolanh653
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Dream Come True Snorkel Safari
Untouched reef snorkel tour that lived up to the expectation. I would recommend to anyone searching for the best gr
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PeteC860
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Father and son snorkel trip
The adventure boat trip snorkel was excellent. Great coral and an abundance of fish. The marine biologist Alex, was
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JannG_13
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Perfect day in Paradise
Where to start! The day was PERFECT, with a slight breeze. We were collected from Trinity Beach and taken into Cair
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anjulic2018
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Wonderful all the way around
Great and friendly knowledgeable staff, easy trip, no hassle, lots of fun for all family members from 5-1
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Scoobysmom2
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Amazing and relaxing day of snorkeling and sunshine
We loved this tour to the Frankland Islands. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is visiting the Ca
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