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Full-Day Cruise Tour to Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef

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Includes this and other experiences
Location Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland, Australia
Location Queensland, Australia
$329.00
Participants For 2 people
Overview
Frankland Islands Reef Cruises are the only commercial operator allowed to land on stunning Normanby Island, offering ample space and time for relaxation and exploration. Customize your day trip with a variety of optional activities on our all-inclusive tour.

The islands are also home to several endangered species like the green turtle, hawksbill turtle, spectacled flying-fox, and beach stone-curlews. Explore the vibrant underwater world with 200 coral species around Normanby and Mabel islands, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park's total of 600 species.

On Frankland Islands, stars aren't just in the sky—they're beneath your feet! Baclogypsina sphirulata, known as Sand Stars found on Normanby Island, are typically rare and found on beaches across the Indo-Pacific. They're often considered unique to Okinawa, Japan, but it's our hidden delight that you can also discover them in a secluded spot on Normanby Island.
Fully Inclusive Tour
Activities: Snorkel Safari, Semi-Submarine Tour, Marine Biologist led Island Walk, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Snorkel Equipment
Food & Drinks: Morning & Afternoon Tea as well as a Fresh Tropical Buffet Lunch are provided. Water is available throughout the day too.
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 8 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • River and Island Cruise
  • Return transfers to and from select accommodation in Cairns
  • Use of Snorkeling Equipment, Kayaks and Stand up Paddle boards
  • Lycra Suits (seasonal)
  • Fresh Tropical Buffet Lunch
  • Guided Adventure Snorkel Safari Tour
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea and fresh water throughout the day
  • Marine Biologist led Island Walk
  • Spectacular 30-minute calm water cruise along the Mulgrave River
  • Spacious and comfortable boat
  • Varied drinks including soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Introductory Diving
Meeting point
If you are making your own way to the boat, please meet us at 8.15am for an 8.30am departure from Deeral Jetty - 169 Ross Rd, Deeral QLD 4871, Australia. Please note the Deeral Jetty is 40 minutes south of Cairns.
Return details
If you are making your own way to the boat, please meet us at 8.15am for an 8.30am departure from Deeral Jetty - 169 Ross Rd, Deeral QLD 4871, Australia. Please note the Deeral Jetty is 40 minutes south of Cairns.
Explore the pristine Frankland Group National Park, part of the Great Barrier Reef, featuring five uninhabited islands—Normanby, High, Russell, Round, and Mabel—surrounded by vibrant fringing reefs. Dive into a world of diverse marine life including 200 coral species found around Normanby and Mabel islands.

Your journey begins with a scenic coach ride from Cairns, followed by a tranquil river cruise down the Mulgrave River. Enjoy the shortest open water crossing to Normanby Island, where Frankland Islands Reef Tours offers exclusive access, being the only commercial operator licensed to land on Normanby Island. Experience a snorkel safari with our marine biologist, a semi-submarine tour with commentary, guided island walks, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and a beachside buffet lunch. Relax on your return journey aboard the Turtle Islander, arriving in Cairns by late afternoon, filled with memories of your unforgettable Frankland Islands adventure.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All guests are required to wear lycra suits that are provided during stinger season
  • All guests are required to complete a snorkelling safety acknowledgement prior to entering the water.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that there are no paved walkways. Prams must be carried or pushed in the sand.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather.
    If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    Full-Day Cruise Tour to Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef

    Part of Happy Holiday gift box
    Includes this and other experiences
    Location Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland, Australia
    Location Queensland, Australia
    $329.00
    Participants For 2 people

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