Frankland Island Day Cruise with Snorkelling and Meals

Frankland Islands, departing Deeral
For 1 person
1 Day
$194 each
1 Adult
$194 each

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  • Explore the uninhabited Frankland Islands National Park on a spacious vessel
  • Discover an abundance of marine life with a guided snorkel tour
  • The only commercial operator licensed to visit the Island

Escape the crowds for a unique Great Barrier Reef experience. Explore the spectacular Frankland Islands, a completely unspoilt and uninhabited ecosystem with a thriving coral reef community. Enjoy a guided snorkel tour or relax on the nearby white sandy beach - the choice is yours!

What's Included?

  • Travel on a fast air-conditioned vessel
  • Guiding by experienced marine interpretation specialist
  • Mugrave river cruise with commentary
  • Guided snorkelling
  • Protection suits (seasonal)
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Personal floatation devices

Discover one of Cairn's best-kept secrets! Embark on a full day adventure visiting the hidden gem of Frankland Islands, a completely unspoilt and uninhabited ecosystem. Your day begins with a leisurely cruise down the Mulgrave River while listening to fascinating commentary about the local landscape and wildlife. If you're lucky, you may even spot a crocodile catching some sun! Afterwards, you'll board the Turtle Islander vessel for a short 30 minute journey to the Frankland Islands. Learn all about the reef and it's unique inhabitants from an expert marine biologist until it's time to discover the ocean floor for yourself. Enjoy a spectacular guided snorkelling session, suitable for all experience levels, and force yourself out of the water for a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Morning and afternoon tea is also included, with drinks available for purchase from their licenced bar.

Optional extras at additional cost:

  • Semi-submersible tour with commentary
  • Guided island discovery tour
  • See-doo underwater scooter
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
  • Bus pick up and drop off from your hotel

Session Length

Tour leaves Deeral landing at 8:15am and returns around 4:15pm, depending on weather and tidal conditions.


Additional Cost: Fuel Levy $10.00 per person


    • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under four travel free of course as long as seated on a parent or guardians lap
    • Children must be 12 year old to scuba dive
    • Please advise if you have any dietary requirements at the time of booking
    • Guests must be 18 years or older to consume alcohol; ID may be required


    Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

    • Cancellations require a minimum notice of 24 hours. All other cancellations are at the discretion of management

    Numbers on the Day

    Minimum 12 passengers; maximum 100.


    If weather conditions are deemed unsafe to travel then the provider will endeavour to arrange an alternate day to travel if possible and at the discretion of management.

    Dress Code

    Please bring sun protection, swimwear, a towel and enclosed shoes if you wish to walk around the Island.

    Other Info

    Bus pick ups are available from Cairns for $20 and Northern Beaches from $22. Fuel Levy to be paid direct is $10.00 per person

    This experience takes place between the Mulgrave River and Frankland Islands, located 40 minutes south of Cairns.