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Frankland Islands Cruise & Dive

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Frankland Islands Cruise $169.00 $99.00 N/A $437.00 $7.00


$7pp EMC is payable on the day of travel.

Bus Transfers to/from Cairns - $18 per adult and per child.

Bus Transfers to/from Northern Beaches - $22 per adult and per child.

Optional activities are additional to cruise price:

Children: Aged 4-14 years.

Family Rate: 2 adults and 2 children

Rates valid until 31st March 2018.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.


* Free Cairns hotel bus transfers - valid until 31st March 2018

* 2 for the price of 1 Certified or Introductory Dives-valid until 31st March 2018

You can be part of a select few when you cruise in our new catamaran to this group of uninhabited and undeveloped island south of Cairns. Snorkel, dive and explore the island with our friendly crew and no more than 100 other guests. Experience Cairns' best-kept secret - you won't be disappointed!

The Cruise: The Frankland Islands are a short open water cruise from the mainland. Your day begins and finishes with a gentle 25 minute cruise along the Mulgrave River. An interesting commentary provides an insight into the river environment and significant local features.

The Islands: The Frankland Islands area unique Great Barrier Reef experience. Our daily destination, Normanby Island, offers a comprehensive reef system with an island displaying the features of a coral cay and a continental island.

The Reef: Snorkelling and reef viewing are easily accessed from the beach. Our guided snorkelling trails offer a simple and comprehensive introduction to the reef and provide and an excellent opportunity to observe this diverse marine environment.

Coral Viewing: Join our Biologists for one of our semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour.

The Discovery: Leisurely island walks explore the rainforest and surrounding rock pools and reef-flats. You will be amazed at what we can show you along the way.

The Lunch: Our delicious lunch includes a selection from the barbecue, complimented by fresh salads and tropical fruits under the cool shade of our large canopy among the trees.

The Crew: Our dedicated crew will help you enjoy a very special Great Barrier Reef island experience. They will provide personal assistance, information and service to you throughout the day.

The Experience: Because we take no more than 100 people per day, you'll be part of a very small select group to spend up to five hours in our natural paradise. And, you'll leave with memories that will last you a lifetime.

Scuba Diving: A day at Normanby Island can also offer a fabulous dive experience for either the certified diver or the uninitiated adventurer looking forward to an introductory dive with our experienced dive instructor. (Diving must be pre-booked and is an additional cost).


Departs Deeral (approx 40 minute drive South of Cairns City) - Bus transfers are an additional $18pp from cairns and $22pp Northern Beaches and are payable onboard - must be pre-booked.


Check in: 8.00am-8.15am Deeral

Departs Deeral: 8.30am

Returns Deeral: 5.00pm


  • A maximum group of only 100 passengers
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour 
  • Guided island walks and informative commentary throughout the day
  • Mulgrave River Cruise with commentary
  • Tropical lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Coral viewing boat tour (glass bottom/semi-submersible)
  • Protection suit (summer months only - wetsuits available for hire)
  • Diving - optional extra (must be pre-booked)



Introductory Diving - 1st Dive $132 pp

Certified Diving - 1st Dive $99pp

Helmet Diving - $175pp (minimum of 6 pax)

Sea-Doo (Underwater scooter) - $70pp - 30 mins use

Stand Up Paddle Boards - $15pp - 30 mins use

Sea Kayaks - $15pp - 30 mins use

**Diving - Minimum age is 16 years. Diving is subject to medical condtions and we recommend waiting 24 hours before flying after diving.

What to bring: Hat, 15+ sunscreen, comfortable shoes for beach-combing, swimmers and a towel. You will transferred from our boat to the island by dinghy so footwear may get wet.

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