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 Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour, guided island walk and buffet lunch. Optional activities include 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 special rate is back! Pay just $139 per adult for our all-inclusive tour or $89 transfer-only. See all prices
Visit beautiful Normanby Island on board our spacious vessel the Turtle Islander, with plenty of air-conditioned interior seating and shaded outdoor decks. Tour numbers are limited to just 100 people per day, ensuring first class customer service and comfort.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and sea country on which we operate, the Mandingalbay Yidinji and Gungandji peoples. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging, and to all traditional owners of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Area.
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