Cairns Island Tours – Frankland Islands

Tour Code: 634

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Family Deal Save $129
  • Our Frankland Island tour has the best coral gardens on the northern facing side of the island protecting it from any winds or bad weather making it a great year round reef trip choice
  • The coral reefs on the northern side of Frankland Island are spectacular and are home to many sea turtles and the odd Dugong now and again
  • Upgrade to all the Frankland Island options and try paddle boarding, sea kayaking, scuba diving, or Sea Doo to enhance your Great Barrier Reef tour experience from Cairns
  • Only 100 guests are permitted on this Great Barrier Reef tour on this gorgeous tropical island each day and we are the only boat operator to visit the Frankland Islands.
  • You will be snorkeling and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia within 30 minutes of leaving the boat harbour
  • Family Deal - Save $129 based on 2 adults & 2 children

Included In Price

  • All Inclusive Inclusions:
  • Cairns city return accommodation transfers
  • Buffet Lunch under the trees
  • Adventure Snorkel Safari
  • Guided Island Eco Walk
  • Use of Stand up Paddleboard & Kayak
  • Lycra suits Nov - Apr
  • All snorkel gear and tuition
  • Ferry Only Inclusions: Ferry transfers between Deeral and Frankland Islands and Reef Levy

Unique Cairns island tour of Frankland Island on the Great Barrier Reef. The adventure begins when you board the boat which cruises along the Mulgrave River up to the mouth of the Coral Sea to see this magnificent Cairns Island.

Cairns Island Tours - Great Barrier Reef Tour - Frankland Islands National Park

Your Frankland Island tour guides talk about the importance of the mangrove-fringed banks and the stories of the Yidiniji indigenous Aboriginal people. They also talk about what to expect on your Cairns island tours itinerary.

This Cairns Island tour on the Great Barrier Reef has the shortest open water crossing ride in Queensland to the Frankland Islands and this company is the only tour operator allowed to visit the uninhabited and undeveloped pristine Normanby Island. Self drive from Cairns or book a coach pick up to meet the boat at the departure point in Deeral.

The journey combines a river cruise as well as a reef and Island experience. It is a visual delight to have the backdrop of the mainland all day.

Frankland islands reef cruises visits the largest of the five islands in the group, Normanby island.

They are the only operator who are permitted to visit this location which makes for an exclusive day exploring this Cairns Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

There are no other tours and no crowds at this beautiful island, it's all you and Mother Nature!

This tropical island boasts an abundance of plant and wildlife species, vibrant and colourful rainforest which is met by beautiful, unspoilt beaches and brilliant coral gardens which are home to tropical fish, giant clams and, most notably, green sea turtles; a popular calling card for Frankland Islands Reef Cruises and one which takes pride of place in adorning their logo.

Due to their natural beauty and abundance of flora and fauna, the islands are classified and protected by both National Park as well as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

It truly is a privilege for guests to be able to visit this unique group of Cairns islands. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Coach transfers begin in Cairns: 6.55am - 5.00-5.30pmpm (Daily)
  • Departs and Returns Deeral (self drive): 8.15am - 4.00pm (Daily)
Departure Instructions

Self-drive guests will need to make their own way to Deeral, 45 minutes south of Cairns

Pickup Locations


  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Frankland Islands National Park
  • Mulgrave River
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Currently operating daily except Wed


9 hours (approx)
Approximately 4 - 4.5 hours on island

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Prescription masks
  • Wetsuits
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Guests must be able to walk up to 100 m on sand / uneven ground
  • Not suitable for disabled passengers
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel and shoes that can get wet for island walk and boat transfers
  • Camera
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Child rate applies to children age 4 to 14
  • Infants 0-3 years travel free of charge
  • Proof of age may be required
  • All children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Exceptions are school groups, when children are accompanied by a teacher and have filled out a disclaimer form.

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • Bookings may be cancelled, or dates changed up to 48 hours prior to departure with no cancellation or change fee (subject to seat availability). After this time cancellation or failure to board will incur 100% cancellation fee.
  • By booking you agree to be bound to the following conditions of travel: • We reserve the right to change fares or itineraries to suit prevailing conditions • We reserve the right to refuse to board any passenger and/or goods at our discretion • We can not guarantee weather conditions on date of travel this includes in water visibility • Tours are operated in wet weather. However, where flooding and associated dangers occur preventing access to tour routes, management may refuse the right to conduct tours at its discretion • We recommend personal travel insurance be obtained and we will not be liable for any damage, loss, injury or inconvenience whether as a result of our negligence or otherwise • Travelling on the open water carries an inherent risk and we will not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise to any passenger and/or belongings whether as a result of our negligence or otherwise.

Cairns Island Tours – Frankland Islands

Tour Code: 634

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Family Deal Save $129



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$129.00
Family: au$567.00

Tour Code: 634



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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