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Frankland Islands: Boat Tour with a Fully Inclusive Package

Product ID: 389900
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Cruise to the Frankland Islands on this boat tour. Start with a rainforest river cruise, followed by the shortest open water crossing to put you right on the Great Barrier Reef. Take in this breathtaking nature and enjoy your day.
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  • Explore the day on a secluded, unspoiled National Park island on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Leave the crowds behind and enjoy the nature
  • Snorkel straight from the pristine white sandy beach and see a wide variety of colorful corals and tropical fish
  • Benefit from a marine biologist and Master Reef Guide to explain this amazing and unique ecosystem
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Embark on an adventure and cruise to the stunning Frankland Islands National Park, an island archipelago located 45 km southeast of Cairns. Visit the beautiful Normanby Island, offering small groups the opportunity to snorkel and dive the healthy fringe reef.

Start as you drive down to the meeting point at Deeral and travel south through UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest mountains, fields of sugar cane, and the iconic Walsh’s Pyramid which is the highest freestanding natural pyramid in the world.

Board a luxury boat, the Turtle Islander, and enjoy a leisurely 30-minute cruise down the colorful Mulgrave River, lined with rainforest and mangroves. From the mouth of the river, it’s a short 10 km open water crossing to the Frankland Islands, the shortest crossing of any Great Barrier Reef day tour. This archipelago is a natural haven for all kinds of wildlife, and a protected national park. 

Take in the stunning Normanby Island surrounded by pristine sandy beaches, with rock pools and healthy fringing reefs which can be snorkeled from the beach.

Relax for 4 hours and enjoy the breathtaking nature. Snorkel or dive the reef, hire kayaks, paddleboards, or simply soak up the tranquil beauty of this special place. You can also join the marine biologist and Master Reef Guide for an island walk and discover the diverse wildlife that flourishes under the water, in rocky pools, and in the rainforest.

Savor a boxed picnic lunch on the island and enjoy outstanding customer service throughout the day, and plenty of time to explore a pristine Great Barrier Reef National Park island.
  • Spacious and comfortable boat
  • Spectacular 30-minute calm water river cruise
  • Marine interpretation
  • Marine biologist led island walk with rock pool discovery
  • Pre-packed lunch boxes (Wraps, fruit, sandwich) – can accommodate for GF, Vegan and Vegetarian but must be advised in advance
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Protection suits (seasonal)
  • Flotation devices (life jackets/pool noodles)
  • Access to kayaks and stand up paddleboards
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

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Meeting point

169 Ross Rd, Deeral QLD 4871 Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts

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What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Waterproof shoes
Know before you go
Infants (0-4 years old) travel free but must be pre-booked
Please contact the local partner with any dietary requirements you may have prior to your departure
Guests are welcome to bring portable prams, but please note there is no paved walk so they will need to carry or push them on the sand, the shaded picnic area is a lovely spot for a nap for the little ones

From US$ 146.14 per person

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Product ID: 389900