Tour ID: 10064073

Discover one of Tropical North Queensland’s best-kept secrets! With vibrant fringing reefs, rock pools, white sandy beaches and dense rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef’s Frankland Islands is an undeveloped, pristine archipelago that is not to be missed. Escape the crowds on this exclusive day tour that takes in the incredible sights of the Reef, Rainforest and River.

  • Enjoy a guided snorkelling tour straight from the pristine white sandy beach
  • Learn from a marine naturalist
  • View coral from the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat
  • Guided walk
  • Tropical lunch

This is an "all inclusive package" that includes hotel transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches, guided snorkel tour and all equipment, your choice of an adventure snorkel safari or semi-submersible tour, marine biologist-led nature walk of the island, tropical buffet lunch and all taxes and levies. Limited time offer!

This tour departs from the Mulgrave River which is a lovely 40 minute drive south of Cairns. The river cruise is in completely calm water and the journey in open water to the island is just 6 miles - approximately 30 minutes.

Enjoy a guided snorkelling tour straight from the pristine white sandy beach, where an expert marine naturalist will guide you over colourful corals and tropical fish, explaining this unique and wonderful ecosystem. Choose to explore the fringing reefs further on the adventure snorkel safari that takes you to the other side of the island. Alternatively, stay dry and choose a coral viewing from the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat. Next up is a guided Island Discovery walk that takes in the coral cay forest, sandy beaches and the reef's nursery. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch served on the island with a choice of fresh local prawns, salads, chicken, ham, cheese, bread and an abundance of fresh tropical fruit.

After departing the island in the afternoon, enjoy afternoon tea around 2:30pm on the lovely return cruise along the river and be back at your accommodation with plenty of time to enjoy your evening!

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    · Return hotel transfers
    · Snorkelling equipment and a guided snorkelling tour
    · Choice of semi-submersible tour or adventure snorkel safari
    · Guided Island Discovery walk
    · Tropical buffet lunch including prawns
    · Morning and afternoon tea
    · Comfortable boat transfer to the Frankland Islands
    · Spectacular 30-minute river cruise with commentary
    · Up to 4.5 hours reef time
    · All taxes and levies

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    You can add-on scuba diving when making your booking. Other optional activities can be purchased onboard - sea kayak hire and stand-up paddleboard hire, souvenirs, drinks and snacks are available for sale.

  • Duration:

    Approx 9 hours including 5 hours on the island.

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Mission Beach, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Kewarra Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Transfers are included from/to all Cairns, Cairns Beaches and Palm Cove accommodation. Please call us 24hr prior to departure on 07 4033 0081 using the information provided on your confirmation to reconfirm pick up times.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunscreen, towel, swimming costume and shoes for beach combing that are able to get wet.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    4-14 years inclusive, childrens rates apply. Infants 0-3 years travel free-of-charge.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Beaches and Frankland Islands

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