Frankland Islands Tour

Frankland Island Tour takes you to an unspoiled, pristine archipelago located about 10km offshore, and 45km south-east of Cairns.

The fringing reefs around the Frankland Islands are a part of the Great Barrier Reef and home to a diverse array of marine life.  You can see these with us, exploring the underwater world on a guided snorkel tour or scuba dive.

You don’t want to get wet?  Then we have a glass-bottom boat and semi-submersible that allows you to be immersed under the water without getting wet!

And don’t forget we are on an island so there is so much to experience on the pristine white sandy beach.  Maybe you would like to join our guided island walk with our marine naturalists.  You can explore the island’s rock pools, see the birdlife and the lush tropical vegetation.

There are no crowds and no rush as we are the only operator permitted to visit this amazing location.

Escape the crowds, and explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef!

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  • Sandy Beach
  • Sparking Blue waters
  • Snorkelling
  • Kids treasure hunt

  • 6:55 am – Pickup from Cairns City Hotel
  • 8:15 am – Check-in at Deeral
  • 8:30 am – Depart to Normanby Island (part of the Frankland Islands Group)
  • The Schedule can be different each day, so the crew will let you know onboard what the days plan is. Activities include Snorkelling, Island Walks, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Guided Snorkelling Tours and Island Walks, as well as Semi-Submersible Tours.
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Return to Deeral
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Return to Cairns


Included in your day at Frankland Islands
  • Spectacular 30-minute river cruise
  • Up to 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Guided snorkel tour PLUS adventure snorkel safari
  • Semi-sub tours around the island
  • Island walk with marine biologist
  • Buffet lunch, Morning and afternoon tea
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Protection suits (seasonal)
  • Flotation devices
  • Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Coach transfers from Cairns

You can join Scuba diving on your trip, with this in mind, please note it is subject to availability and minimum numbers apply.

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Hat, Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes that can get wet and sandy.
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Cash or Credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for onboard purchases or optional activities.

This tour includes pickup and dropoff to your Cairns City Hotels.

Frankland Islands important information for scuba divers

Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical – as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we recommend you complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking. As some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Scuba Diving Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.

If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We certainly recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible



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