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Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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    Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: 240 Severin St, Parramatta Park QLD 4870, Australia
    2: 169 Ross Rd, Deeral QLD 4871, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from all Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove hotels, ports or major attractions - please note that Palm Cove is the most northern pickup point that we cater for and we do not pickup from Port Douglas. Please contact us if you are unable to find your pickup point. Please note that transfers are at an additional cost and are payable on board.

    Ports
    Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Yorkey's Knob Port (pick-up at Yorkeys Knob Boating Club)
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    Cruise + One Introductory Dive
    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise + 1 Introductory Dive
    5/21/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise Only
    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise, Snorkel Safari + Kayak
    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise + Snorkel Safari
    5/21/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    SPECIAL All Inclusive Package!
    9/1/2019 - 11/30/2019Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    12/3/2019 - 1/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise + Semi-Submersible Tour
    5/21/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise + One Certified Dive
    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise + 1 Certified Dive
    5/21/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM

    Cruise + Semi Submersible Tour
    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:45 AM - 08:15 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Guided Snorkelling Tour
    • Morning and afternoon tea
    • Buffet lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Protection suits (seasonal)
    • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
    • National Park Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive
    Exclusions
    • Return coach transfer (AU$20-22 pp). Payable on check in. Advise hotel in booking form.
    • Extra activities (payable on the day)
    • Fuel levy ($10 per person - payable on the day)
    • Drinks including soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All guests will be requested to wear protection suits provided free of charge during certain times of the year.
    • All guests will be requested to complete a snorkelling safety acknowledgement prior to entering the water.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dietary requests may be made, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Hotel transfers are available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove only. We do not offer transfers from Port Douglas.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor. You will be requested to complete a pre diving questionnaire.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband and I booked the tour via tripadvisor very spontaneously (the night before departure) and they wrote us even in the night our departure time. The tour was amazing. We were picked up at the hotel (then a little tour other hotels), then absolut 60 minutes on a boot (30
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    Had a great time visiting Normanby Island back in December. The island is amazing - it felt very isolated and pristine compared to more frequented locations. The snorkeling was very good as well. Don't miss the island walking tour in the afternoon. Our marine biologist
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    Response from Franklands, Operations at Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we love to hear that you have had a great day and that you enjoyed your walk with our marine biologist and our beautiful reef and Island.
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    Visited today with my mother and my 10 yo daughter. This was the perfect tour for a three generation family trip. Picked up from our hotel at 7:30am, and after three more hotel pick ups we were on our way to the river jetty where we embarked on our cruise out to the island.
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    From start to finish, this tour was superb. Our marine biologist Ale was not only very informative, but captured everyone's attention with her sense of humour. Regardless of your swimming, snorkelling or diving ability, all staff were always on hand to ensure that everyone was
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    Response from Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hello and thanks for your review and joining our tour! Its great that you enjoyed all the aspects that we offer - the crew, the lunch, the reef and the view! We look forward to your next visit. In the mean time safe travels and Merry Christmas!
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    From start to finish this trip was top notch! Collected from our hotel door on time, given an insight into what the day entailed. A comfortable half hour bus ride to our boat and then a half hour or so trip on the boat to a wonderful remote island. Coffee, tea and biscuits on
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    Response from Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    Thanks for the 5 stars! Great to see you enjoyed all aspects of our tour, appreciate our staff and our amazing reef and marine life. We look forward to your next visit.
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