Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Frankland Islands Reef Cruises
4.5
Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursWater SportsNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jessica D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Amazing time on the reef - the staff were incredible, Andy especially - who’s Snorkel Safari was so detailed and made the whole experience extra special! The lunch was great, the food generally was delicious & after trying a couple of Reef tours - I have to say this was by far the best!
Written 3 January 2024
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The cruise is indeed a major aspect out our tour that sets this tour apart from other day tours to the reef, as is our guided snorkel safari, thank you for sharing the experience you had with us with others.
Written 3 January 2024
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Irina M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing day, very well organised, a lot of extra activities, picnic lunch with good verity of food. We felt very well looked after in the water and on the boat. See a lot of beautiful corals, fish and turtles. Absolutely stunning island, crystal clear water. All staff were very friendly and professional. Highly recommended, will definitely do it again!
Written 30 December 2023
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Many thanks from all the crew.
Written 1 January 2024
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ishmeet s
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My family had a great time snorkeling due to the incredible staff; we received the individual attention every customer loves. Panchi was phenomenal, providing a great experience for my below average swimmer parents. Jesse was also very helpful. Highly Reccomend, especially because of Panchi and Jesse!
Written 30 December 2023
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We are delighted your family shared your experience with us, and both Panchi and Jesse appreciate the high praise, thank you.
Written 1 January 2024
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Sahra G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
That was the most amazing day ever ♥️this island is so amazing!!!! And saw so many turtles 🐢 The staff really looked out for everyone on board. They gave us loads of informations about the reef! Special shout-out to Kirsteen, who did my first ever intro dive with me. I was a lil scared but she made it so easy, I felt safe and I absolutely loved it. Such a lovely person who really took care of me and made sure i had the best time. I highly recommend this!!!!♥️
Written 4 December 2023
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Congratulations on experiencing an introduction to scuba diving and thank you for the kind shout out to your instructor Kirsteen.
Written 4 December 2023
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Sue W
London, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This Cruise Tour is ABSOLUTELY brilliant. Went with my son and 2 others - such good value for money and well organised. It felt like Robinson Crusoe where we stopped at an island for lunch - apparently the only company that includes lunch - it was a delicious spread. My son Chris and I went on the "pay for extra" scuba dive with Kirsteen - words cannot describe seeing a turtle, beautiful fish and of course stunning coral.
Written 28 November 2023
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You just chose the perfect words to describe the day, thank you for sharing this experience and congratulations on your introduction to scuba diving.
Written 28 November 2023
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Elizabeth M
Doha, Qatar4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
loved the whole day!
activities,scenery & service was good
good way to see some of cairns & area south
Written 28 November 2023
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It certainly does provide more than one tour in one tour, thank you for the BLISS review.
Written 28 November 2023
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Lisa B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The introductory diving with this Reef tour was outstanding. I have an intest fear of dicing but wanted to face my fears. Kristeen was awesome. She was patient and calm and encouraging and I can know say that I have scuba dived the great barrier reef. I have the certificate to prove it. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Best add on ever spent.
Annmarie.
Written 26 November 2023
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What a fantastic achievement and thank you for the strong recommendation to add introductory diving to this tour.
Written 27 November 2023
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peanutbutter684
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
amazing experience, had a such a great diving experience with kirsteen, im a nervous swimmer especially around marine life and it was my first time diving, she made me feel so safe and i was able to go so close to the coral and fishes without panicking. The entire crew was lovely and we had a wonderful time
Written 20 November 2023
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Congratulations on your first dive experience and thank you for choosing Frankland Islands.
Written 20 November 2023
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racheelrobertson
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We have had one of the best days ever! The main standout was doing the intro scuba dive with Kirsteen, I was super anxious about diving before and she has completely changed my outlook on everything. It was super relaxed and felt so personal as it was just me and my partner plus Kirsteen! She made me feel so comfortable and confident.
Couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone wanting to try scuba diving!! Thank you so much Kirsteen, Louisa and the rest of the crew for a fantastic day ❤️
Written 18 November 2023
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Kirsteen, Luiza and the entire crew are so grateful for the shout out and thank you for choosing the Frankland Islands to intro dive.
Written 20 November 2023
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Leonieke H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is the first time I went on a trip this well-organized. The staff were all very friendly and experienced. Briefing and guidance was really good. And lunch and snacks were delicious (and included). And ofcourse we saw a lot of beautiful nature, fish and turtles. For me this was the first time I went snorkeling. But I never felt afraid or not taken care of. It was a great experience and a day to remember.
Written 13 November 2023
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Excellent to hear, so many people cannot overcome their fear in the way you did, well done! Thank you for sharing this experience.
Written 14 November 2023
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