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Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

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Cairns, Australia
About Frankland Islands Reef Cruises
Frankland Island Reef Cruises is an exclusive Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour. Starting with a calm river cruise along the Mulgrave River, you are put you right on the Great Barrier Reef to begin your journey. Our destination is Normanby Island in the beautiful Frankland Islands National Park island group. The largest of the Frankland Islands, you are surrounded by vibrant fringing reefs, it’s home to many species of marine life, including turtles, octopus and the ever-popular anemone clownfish, Nemo. You have up to 4 hours to explore & enjoy this natural paradise, above and below the water. Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is the only company to hold a permit to visit Normanby Island, making ours an exclusive day tour option. With maximum daily passenger numbers of 100, and a high crew to passenger ratio, a Cairns Great Barrier Reef day trip to the Frankland Islands ensures you an intimate, personal and unforgettable tropical Island experience from Cairns and the northern beaches
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If you want to get far away from the crowded spots in the Great Barrier Reef, join this tour, which is the only operator visiting the pristine Frankland Islands. Following a river cruise and short open water crossing, embark upon an underwater adventure as you snorkel off the white-sand beach, looking out for colorful clown fish and maybe even a turtle. Includes morning tea and a buffet lunch, as well as the option to add on scuba diving or to rent a stand up paddle board or kayak.
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Russell H wrote a review Yesterday
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Such a great day with Frankland Island. Bus pickup from Cairns and leisurely drive to the boat. Boat trip out the river was very scenic. Arrived at the island and everything was so well organised getting snorkel gear and guided tours. Snorkeling was great with staff pointing out various features. Found Nemo and Crush. Lunch was a great combination and plenty on offer. Thoroughly recommend. Thanks Michelle for the snorkel tour!
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jag4655 wrote a review 24 Sep
Hervey Bay, Australia2 contributions
If you are looking for an authentic enjoyable day out on real tropical island with great snokelling, then this little hidden gem is hard to go past. I would highly recommend it to those who want a unique experience. Thanks to Michelle for making our kids have a truely memorable day, to Scotty for the talks and Scotty the skipper and his team. We will recommend to others and we will be back
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Date of experience: September 2021
Ben B wrote a review 24 Sep
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Such an awesome experience, the crew were amazing, made every effort to assist wherever possible and very knowledgeable on the reef. The food including coffee and tea was good. Would highly recommend this tour, the Franklin Islands are beautiful. Really enjoyed the drift snorkeling, special thanks to our guide Scotty, you legend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
Tonsid6 wrote a review 24 Sep
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We've spent over a week in the area and been to Agincourt Reef and Green Island. The visit to Normanby Island is one of our favourites, up there with Agincourt Reef. We had young adults late teens and they raved about it. The skipper and crew are professional and so friendly, the lunch excellent and the river cruise really beautiful. Saw loads of coral and fish and turtles. We'd love to do it again. Definitely recommend this, best value for money.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Portlangs wrote a review 21 Sep
Port Macquarie, Australia111 contributions47 helpful votes
We had a fabulous day with perfect weather. Snorkelling with Mario was enjoyable as he pointed out turtles and species of fish (including the Spanish Picasso style fish😉) The island is idyllic, lunch was great and all of the crew deserve 10/10. It was worth every cent and more enjoyable than the Green Island tours due to the setting, the small group and the bonus river cruise spotting crocs. Thankyou.
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