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Frankland Islands Reef Cruise & All Inclusive Guided Tour

  • Hotel pickup
  • Mobile ticket
  • Transfers included

Forget your worries about hotel transfers, lunch, snorkeling gear, and kids' activities. Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef with experts.

Highlights

  • Escape into a secluded island and reconnect with nature alongside local guides ready to spill the secrets of Frankland.

  • Cruise the Mulgrave River! Spot pelicans stalking the wetlands or fruit pigeons foraging in the rainforest canopy on this comfy 30-minute boat ride.

  • Walk with marine biologists or snorkel with reef experts to see reef fishes and green sea turtles going about their daily lives in their unique homes.

  • Sunbathe, savor a fresh tropical beachside buffet, or watch your kids turn into underwater stars. There's something for everybody on the island!

  • Fun fact: Blacktip and Whitetip reef sharks are frequent to the Great Barrier Reef. They don't harm humans, so you can catch them on the hunt!

Inclusions

  • 4.5 hour tour of Frankland Islands

  • Experience guide (English and Japanese)

  • Hotel transfers from Cairns

  • 30-minute cruise along the Mulgrave River

  • Buffet style fresh tropical lunch

  • Island activities

  • Equipment & guide for activities

  • All-day tea and fresh drinking water

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Start your tropical island adventure with a journey down south Cairns, past ancient mountains and lush sugarcane fields.

Experience the Great Barrier Reef

A comfortable 30-minute cruise will give you a glimpse of the sandy beaches, mangroves, and dense rainforests that line the Mulgrave River. Aboard the lux Turtle Islander, you will be able to observe the diverse and abundant wildlife of the island seated in comfort. Get to know the behaviors of water birds as your knowledgeable guide helps you spot and name different species. Your guide will also tell you about the Mandingalby Yindinji and Gungandji Aboriginal people — from how they fished, hunted, and gathered food on these islands to their customs and myths. Finally, your cruise will take you to Normanby Island, a secluded hidden gem you can explore peacefully.

Become a snorkeling star

Once you reach the Frankland Islands, you can indulge in activities that suit your preferences. Go on guided snorkeling safaris, kayak, or paddleboard to marvel at the scenic island, or walk with marine biologists to understand the reef ecosystem better. The pristine coral reefs of the Frankland Islands are home to an abundance of marine life, so you may get to greet some endangered fishes on your dive.

If you have kids, this tour is a perfect opportunity for you to watch your little ones make core memories with sea turtles and befriend the ‘Nemo’ clownfish. Sign them up for kid-friendly snorkeling tutorials and see their faces light up when they get certificates.

What to bring

  • Carry a swimsuit and towel to participate in the island activities.

  • Bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself against the tropical sun.

  • Wear waterproof shoes, comfortable for walking on the sandy beaches.

  • Drinking water is available throughout the day. Please bring along refillable water bottles.

  • Carry a debit/credit card to shop for souvenirs, grab a bite, or book extra activities.

Accessibility

  • Please note that there are no paved walkways on the island. Prams/ strollers can be inconvenient as they'll be difficult to carry/push in the sand.

Additional information

  • You can call or email to notify about any special dietary requirements.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Customers have an option to either opt for hotel transfers or choose to reach the meeting point on their own.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

Meeting Point (If not Opted for Hotel Pickup)

  • Meet your guide at Deeral Boat Ramp.

  • Address: 169 Ross Rd, Deeral QLD 4871, Australia.

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