Frankland Islands

Frankland Island Tour departs at Deeral at 8:30 am, guests check-in at 8:15 am, Tour spends four hours on  Normanby Island. The Day includes guided island walks and snorkelling. Prices start at $219 for an adult, $139 for a child and infants 0-4 are free.

Frankland Islands

Frankland Islands, Uninhabited and unspoilt, boast beautiful beaches and brilliant coral gardens.

With a short open water crossing of only 30 minutes, these untouched islands are the perfect location to escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful day exploring the crystal waters of the reef.

Normanby Island is the largest of the islands and the destination for this tour. The Frankland Island Reef Cruise is the ONLY operator permitted to visit this area commercially, departing from Deeral, approximately 40 minutes south of Cairns.

Your day begins with a cruise along the Mulgrave River and a chance to learn about the biodiversity of the surrounding rainforest and possibly even spot a lurking crocodile!

The five islands are covered in lush vegetation, hosting an abundance of plant and wildlife species.


  • Snorkelling
  • Adventure Snorkel Safari
  • Guided Island Walk Free
  • Scuba diving starting from $99
  • Kayaks $20
  • Standup Paddleboards $20

While snorkelling straight off the beach, alongside a vast array of tropical fish, making it perfect for first-time snorkelers.

The marine life is incredibly diverse here, with various coral, octopus, manta rays and sea turtles to discover.

Once on the island, you can either relax on the sand or make a splash with one of the many water activities.

When you are on the island,  you may join the boat’s Marine Biologist on a guided snorkelling tour to all their favourite spots or go scuba diving in the pristine waters.

Take part in a guided island walk and learn a little extra about the local ecosystem.

The tour includes a delicious tropical lunch on the beach, as well as morning and afternoon tea.

The Frankland Islands are truly Cairns’ best-kept secret.  Book