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Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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    Stop At: Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Discover one of Tropical North Queensland’s best-kept secrets! Hosting vibrant fringing reefs, rock pools, white sandy beaches and dense rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef’s Frankland Islands are a pristine archipelago that are not to be missed. Escape the crowds on this exclusive day tour that takes in the incredible sights of the Reef, Rainforest and River. Take our comfortable, air-conditioned coach or meet us at our departure point south of Cairns. Hop onto a luxury boat that will take you on a 30-minute leisurely cruise down the Mulgrave River. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles along the mangrove’s edge! A short open water crossing will take you to your tropical island destination for the day - Frankland Islands National Park. You’ll have 4.5 hours to relax and explore this secluded part of the Great Barrier Reef that sees no more than 100 visitors each day. Snorkel 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. This guided tour is included for all travellers.

    Choose to purchase an array of optional activities such as an adventure snorkel safari, semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour, scuba diving or a guided island walk, or hire a stand up paddle board or Sea-Doo underwater scooter. Included in your tour is 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. Enjoy coffee, tea and cake on board our air-conditioned vessel before transferring to our coach or your car to arrive back in Cairns around 5:00 PM.

    Duration: 8 hours
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    Reviewed yesterday

    I've done quite a lot of reef trips and this was by far the best. The trip up and down the river is beautiful and interesting (lots of crocs to spot), the snorkel guiding was fantastic, and the island walk; the lunch excellent and the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank georgiact
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Our first reef tour here in Cairns. We didn’t want commercialism, and this was perfect, with our son and daughter-in-law visiting on their honeymoon. They did a dive, and were so glad of the support they got. I’m not a strong swimmer, and it’s the...More

    1  Thank debbiegA4771DX
    Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Hello and thanks for the review and 5 stars! Great to hear you had a good experience with us and appreciated our guided tour! We hope you now have a love of snorkelling and the reef and can come back and visit again!

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    I snorkelled & scuba dived & had an amazing day. I saw turtles, reef sharks fabulously coloured corals both hard & soft & even some pretty nudibranchs. I’ve done a lot of diving on the Whitsundays, along the Nth coast of PNG & even cave...More

    1  Thank 859julesc
    Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our tour! Great to hear we rate as the best diving you have done. It's always nice when guests appreciate the smaller, harder to see highlights of the reef like the nudibranchs. We hope you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great experience. Submersival worth the money. Well organised and ran to time. We saw humpback whales on the journey out.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Pauline H
    Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Pauline thank you for your review and it is great that you enjoyed the day and got to see the Humpback Whales!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We went on this trip on a recommendation by our hotel and had an enjoyable day. We were picked up from our hotel in Cairns on a coach, and driven to the boat. Along the way the driver told us about our surroundings and the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank FVRUK
    Franklands, reservations at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We're happy you had a good time. Due to the weather on this particular day, which is beyond our control, this has affected the visibility on your dive so it's a shame that your visibility on the dive in this...More

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    24 February 2019|
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    Response from AlexC451 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. They have a very large range of stinger and wet suits available. However the water is so nice a wet suit is probably not necessary from the perspective of warmth.
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