Our standard day tour price includes:
Alternatively, select the Transfer Only rate which offers coach transfers from Cairns and transport to and from the island. Bring your own gear and an esky with your lunch. Snorkel equipment hire and optional extras will be available to book on the day.
Please note Infants (0-4yrs) travel free but must be pre-booked.
Pay just $517 for 2 Adults & 2 Children – click here to book.
Cairns locals receive a 30% discount! Simply enter the promo code LOCAL30 when booking. (Local ID required at check-in.)Prices are in $AUD and include all taxes and levies. Valid until 31 March 2021.
with our friendly, professional crew
Your tropical island adventure beings with a scenic 30 minute cruise down the beautiful Mulgrave River, lined by rainforest and mangroves. From the river’s mouth it’s a quick crossing to Frankland Islands – the shortest of any Great Barrier Reef day tour.
Complimentary coach transfers from Cairns to our departure point at Deeral are included in your fare.
The pristine Frankland Islands are a place of exceptional natural beauty. From their fringing reefs and rock pools, to their white sandy beaches, lined with pandanus and other native species, and shaded green interior. Join our marine biologist and Master Reef Guide for an informative and fascinating exploration of the island.
Get adventurous! Jump off the boat and snorkel along the Western reef of the island, guided by our marine biologist. These small group tours will enable you to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef. During your snorkel safari you’ll see a vast array of hard and soft coral gardens, complete with giant clams, an abundance of colourful reef fish, and turtles.
The safari is included in our standard day tour price. Transfer Only passengers are welcome to join the safari – $30 charge applies.
Certified scuba divers are in for a treat – The Frankland Islands is a great place to dive, with abundant marine life including but not limited to turtles, anemonefish, giant clams and manta rays to name just a few. Briefing is provided on the way to the islands, so you can maximise your reef time.
Please Note: Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from diving. Please see our Diving page for more information. No refund is offered should you be unable to dive.
FREE (for a limited time)
Little pirates of all ages will enjoy a guided hunt around the island in search of buried treasure. Follow the clues as you explore the island and learn about the some of its unique natural features. A great activity for the whole family!
Want to SUP the Great Barrier Reef? With Frankland Islands Reef Cruises you can! Our Kona boards are easy to use and the waters surrounding the islands are relatively calm, making them the perfect location to try paddle boarding. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced boarder, this is the perfect place to go stand up paddle boarding on the Great Barrier Reef. 30 minutes hire time.
Two-seater kayaks are available for hire during the day. Glide along over the clear tropical waters enjoying amazing views over the corals, fish and marine life below. 30 minutes hire time.
Want to camp on a pristine National Park Island? Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is the only commercial operator with a permit to visit the Frankland Islands, a part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service do permit some camping on the adjacent Russell Island. Camping permits must be obtained through them and we can provide your transfers. Minimum fees apply. Please contact our office for further information and a quotation.
Frankland Islands Reef Cruises also has a range of special equipment available for hire during your day tour. This includes snorkelling equipment for Transfer Only passengers ($20), prescription masks ($15), wetsuits ($15) and underwater cameras ($35). These can be booked and paid for, on the boat, on the day of travel.
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