Frankland Islands Cruise - Reef Cruise

Frankland Islands Cruise & Dive is the only tour operator licensed to visit the untouched beauty of the Frankland Islands. Our vessel takes up to a maximum of 100 passengers which ensures your day on the reef is both service and safety orientated.

Your day begins with a morning cruise along the Mulgrave river. From the mouth of the river our destination on the Great Barrier Reef is already in sight, making it the shortest open sea crossing in North Queensland. Welcome to Normanby Island, one of the five stunning islands that comprise the Frankland Islands.

The island's pristine waters are a coral haven for snorkelling and diving. Visitors share the immaculate reef with green sea turtles, tropical fish and giant clams. While leisurely guided island walks take you through rainforests, rock pools and along secluded sandy beaches. You can satisfy your appetite when you dine under a canopy of trees with our tropical buffet lunch including prawns, fresh salads and tropical fruits.

The Frankland Islands offer visitors the unique experience of abundant marine life and untouched beauty on The Great Barrier Reef. These are uninhabited islands, with uninhibited beauty.

Please note that becasue this reef trip departs from the Mulgrave River, about 45 minutes drive south of Cairns, you are encouraged to book the return hotel transfers so that you can be assured to find the right place to board the boat. The boat does NOT depart from the Cairns marina.


  • Mulgrave River Cruise with Commentary
  • Use of Snorkelling Equipment & Tuition
  • Guided Snorkelling Tour with our Marine Biologist
  • Guided Rock Pool Discovery Tour
  • Tropical Lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Environment Management Charge & National Park Fees
  • Protection Suit (Summer Only)

Rates & Availability

Period Adults Children Families Option
24 Feb 2017 – 31 Mar 2018 $169.00 $99.00 $437.00
Prices Including Additional Charges: $7.00* $176.00 $106.00 $444.00
*Additional Charges: An additional $7 per person ($6.50 Environmental Management Charge + 50cent Admin fee) is payable on the day of travel.
Optional Extras: If required, Coach return transfers are an additional $18 per person from Cairns & $22 per person from Northern Beaches accommodation and is payable on the day of travel.
Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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