The Frankland Islands group offers some of the best Cairns island snorkelling you can experience. Normanby Island and the surrounding fringing reefs sit within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and are home to a wide range of marine life.
During your Frankland Islands day trip you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a guided snorkel tour and our popular adventure snorkel safari. These activities are included in the full day tour price, or you can add them on if you have chosen the transfer-only rate. All guests are also free to snorkel at their leisure throughout the day.
If you’ve never snorkelled before, don’t worry – our crew will give you all the instruction and briefing you need. Flotation devices are available so you can float along with ease and just enjoy the sights as you explore the reef.
Both snorkel tours are guided by experienced instructors, including our Master Reef Guides. They know where to find all the best marine life, from turtles and fish to giant clams and impressive corals.
Stunning coral gardens and diverse marine life …
Fully guided snorkel tours
One of the best things about Cairns island snorkelling trips is being able to snorkel right off the beach. Simply strap on your mask, grab a snorkel and fins, and step into the crystal-clear waters. Straight away you’ll be surrounded by colourful tropical fish and a myriad of other marine life.
We see green or hawksbill sea turtles on almost every trip. Snorkelling with sea turtles is an amazing experience, floating alongside them as they swim and feed. Don’t forget to look for our amazing electric blue anemone with its resident clownfish just off the shore!
You’ll be fully guided by experienced instructors, including our Master Reef Guides. They know these waters and will show you the best marine life on the Great Barrier Reef.
For even more impressive Cairns island snorkelling, we can take you by boat to the western side of the island for our adventure snorkel safari. Hop into the water and drift snorkel back around to the beach. On your way you’ll discover coral gardens, full of hard and soft corals, giant clams and an abundance of colourful fish.
Once again, our snorkel guides will be with you along the way to point out the highlights of our beautiful reefs and ensure your safety at all times.
Experts say the clean, clear water and more remote location make the Frankland Islands the best islands for snorkelling near Cairns. Come and see for yourself on a day trip with Frankland Islands Reef Cruises.
Pristine waters full of marine life
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