Frankland Islands Reef Cruises
Tour Operator
Great Barrier Reef
1 Day

Now available!

Available every weekend (Sat & Sun)

※Operating every Sat and Sun!
Operating Thurs-Sat during Christmas holidays! (3rd Dec 2020- 11th Jan 2021)

■Snorkelling Package($199 → $190+Reef Tax)

Kids can enjoy the new Treasure Hunt activity! Grab a map and follow the clues during the guided island walk
Mulgrave River cruise with commentary
All snorkelling equipment and tuition
Guided snorkel tour
Adventure Boat Snorkel Safari with experienced guide
Morning & afternoon tea
Boxed Picnic Lunch
Return Transfers

■Transfers Only($99 → $95+Reef Tax)

Return cruise to Frankland 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.

Important Information

  • You may not be able to travel if you show the following symptoms:  fever, sore throat, coughing, diarrhoea, tiredness etc.
  • You may not be able to travel if you have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case COVID-19 patient in the past 14 days.
  • Please let the staff know as soon as you start to feel unwell.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout the vessel and dive centre: please use as much as you like!
  • Staff may use masks during the tour.

Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is an exclusive Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour. It commences 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. The destination is the Frankland Islands, a cluster of pristine National Park islands, surrounded by vibrant fringing reefs home to turtles, octopus and many species of marine life, including the ever-popular anemone clownfish, Nemo. You have up to 4.5 hours to explore and enjoy this natural paradise, above and below the water.

A guided snorkel tour and all snorkeling equipment and instruction is included in your tour price, as is a tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Optional activities include an Adventure snorkel safari, Semi-submersible or Glass bottom boat tour, Guided island walk and Introductory or Certified scuba diving. Clear kayaks and Stand up paddle boards as well as Sea-doo scooters are available for hire. Frankland Island Reef Cruises is the only tour operator with a permit to visit these pristine, uninhabited islands, so there’s no crowds and plenty of space and time to maximise your Great Barrier Reef experience.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.

  TOUR OPERATORFrankland Island Reef Cruises
RETURN TIMEApprox 17:15
Standard Inclusions
  • Transfers from Cairns/Northern Beaches Accomodation
  • Mulgrave River Cruise with Commentary
  • Use of Snorkelling Equipment
  • Guided Snorkel Tour & Tuition
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Tropical Buffet Lunch including Prawns
  • Marine Biologist Led Island Walk and Rock Pool Discovery
  • Protection Suit (Summer Only)

Snorkelling Package

All of the standard inclusions, plus
Guided Snorkel Tour
Semi Submersible Tour

Adventure Package

All of the standard inclusions, plus
Adventure Boat Snorkel Safari with experienced guide
Free use of the sea kayaks and stand up paddle boards

Intro Dive Package

All of the standard inclusions, plus
1 x Introductory Dive with Dive Instructor

Cert Dive Package

All of the standard inclusions, plus
1 x Introductory Dive with Dive Instructor

  • 2nd Introductory Dive $99
  • 2nd Certified Dive $79

On Site Extras

  • Sea Kayak $20
  • Sea Doo $70
  • Stand up paddle $20
  • Prescription mask $15
  • Wet suit $15
  • Child price applies to 4-14 years
  • $20 fuel surcharge must be paid on site.
  • The minimum age for diving is 12 years.
  • Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swim wear
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.



07:10 : Pick up at accommodation

Pick up time defers depending on the accommodation.

08:45 : Arrive at the Deeral Port

Depart for Frankland Island

09:45 : Arrive at Frankland Island


12:30 : Lunch


14:00 : Prepare departure back


14:30 : Depart Frankland Island


15:50 : Arrive at Deeral Port and take the bus back to Cairns


17:15 : Arrive in Cairns

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

Frankland Island

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

I have been to the other islands as well but Frankland was definitely the best for snorkelling. The corals were colourful, beautiful and I encountered a few sea turtles while snorkelling. Snorkel Safari is highly recommended!

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