Explore with Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Frankland Island Reef Cruises Franklands Island Reef CruiseInformation

  • Tours depart daily.
  • Coach transfers from Cairns CBD accommodation commence at 6.55 a.m.
  • If you prefer to self-drive, please allow time for the drive and check-in at Deeral by 8.15 a.m.
  • The Turtle Islander departs Deeral at 8.30 a.m. and returns approximately 4 p.m.
  • Please note that tours may depart and return later than scheduled on certain dates due to tides. Our reservations team will notify customers travelling on these affected dates.

Discover an Exclusive Paradise Frankland Islands Reef Cruises offers an exclusive day tour to the pristine Frankland Islands within the Cairns Great Barrier Reef region. With breathtaking scenery, many marine life, fringing reefs, and various exciting activities, this hidden gem promises an exceptional experience. With a group size limited to just 100 individuals, you’ll have ample time to interact with our knowledgeable crew and explore these uninhabited islands.

Journey to Paradise

Following a brief open-water crossing, your adventure begins with a beautiful river cruise through the rainforest. Enjoy a tranquil river cruise down the Mulgrave River before making the quickest open water crossing of any Cairns day tour to Normanby Island, which puts you in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.

Exclusive Access to Normanby Island

Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is the only commercial operator licenced to land on beautiful Normanby Island, so you can relax and explore with plenty of space and time. Plus, once you’re on the island, you can customise your day trip to suit your interests; our all-inclusive day tour has a fabulous range of optional activities.

A Day of Adventure and Relaxation

Frankland Islands Marine biologist tour

Set off on an adventure snorkel safari guided by our marine biologist, explore the sea floor while staying dry on our semi-submarine tour with commentary, join our marine biologist for an informative guided island walk, go for a paddle with our kayaks or stand-up paddleboards, and savour a delicious beachside buffet lunch. Do as much or as little as you like. You’re on island time!

Your Return to Cairns

Once you’ve had enough vitamin sea, reboard the Turtle Islander and enjoy your relaxing return to Cairns, arriving in the late afternoon.



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