Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is an exclusive Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour. It starts with a rainforest river cruise, followed by the shortest open water crossing of any of the Cairns day tour boats, to put you right on the Great Barrier Reef.
Our destination is Normanby Island in the beautiful Frankland Islands National Park island group. Surrounded by vibrant fringing reefs, it’s home to many species of marine life, including turtles, octopus and the ever-popular anemone clownfish, Nemo. You have up to 4 hours to explore and enjoy this natural paradise, above and below the water.
Your day includes coach transfers from Cairns CBD accommodation, a guided snorkel tour, guided island walk and buffet lunch. Optional activities include certified scuba diving and our adventure snorkel safari, or grab a kayak or stand up paddle board and explore.
Transfer-only rates are also available – bring your own gear and lunch and enjoy the tranquillity. We’re the only commercial operator with a permit to visit these pristine, uninhabited islands. Relax and explore with no crowds and plenty of space and time to maximise your Great Barrier Reef experience.
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Our spacious vessel the Turtle Islander has plenty of air-conditioned interior seating and shaded outdoor decks. While it can carry up to 180 guests, Frankland Island Reef Cruises limits day tour numbers to just 100 people (currently 50 due to social distancing measures), ensuring first class customer service and comfort.
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