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I can't stress how great our trip to one of the Frankland Islands was... calm trip over to the island (winds had made other trips somewhat unpleasant).... only 45 of us on the island... no facilities...( tour took shade cloth and food and water with them... lunch was great.), great fish, coral, turtles, octopus, clams... all within easy snorkelling distance from shore ... the tour operators were competent and fun... good trip for anyone concerned about sea sickness, crowds, over commercialism and / or poor swimming skills... great scuba too!!

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I have to agree, out of all the one day reef trips i have done over many years, this has been the best day out as it combines wilderness, beach bbq, snorkelling, glass bottom boat and a bushwalk on one of the islands if you wish.

The crew were also great, they ensured it was a fun day out.

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Hi jooell,

Great to hear about the Frankland Island trip. We have been on many Reef trips over the years, and this is the next one we want to do. Can you just fill me in on where it leaves from? Do they have a courtesy coach that picks up from Cairns? Is the Island tropical with palm trees, white sand etc., or is it more rainforest?

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Would go so far to say that Franklands Islands are a "must do" for anyone staying in Cairns area. Locally described as "how Green Island was 40 years ago". Pick-ups are available from Cairns and its northern beaches and are included in tour price. You'll be transferred by coach to its river landing at Deeral, south of Cairns and much of the trip time is spent on the river where there's a chance of spotting a croc, and where birdlife abounds. From the mouth of the river at Russell Heads, its only a short hop of sea over to the islands, a huge advantage, if you tend do get seasick.

Visited only by one tour operator, Frankland Island Cruise and Dive - www.franklandislands.com, the island is never crowded. There's also a semi sub, diving and guided island walk option on trip, apart of course from snorkelling which is included in standard price.

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There are ample sandy beaches, much of the vegation is rainforest with ferns, fringing pandanus - website gives an indication.

Franklands Islands are only serviced by one tour operator - website is www.franklandislands.com

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Thanks for this info Galah - it will definitely be the next trip we do up there - sounds excellent!

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sounds great do they drop anckor at the island so you can be on the island or snorkelling. I dont want to be at sea for hours just in case as I do not have sea legs. How long approx is the trip?

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Yes, you can stay on the island for most of the day if you wish. They set up a BBQ area and you can just relax on the beach if you wish.

You will have a few hours on the beach, the entire trip was 8.00 to 3.30 ish from memory including coach travel from Cairns.

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