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Cairns: Snorkel & Dive a Secluded Great Barrier Reef Island

Product ID: 237852
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Escape the crowds on this exclusive Great Barrier Reef experience at the unspoiled and untouched Frankland Islands. From Cairns enjoy a rainforest river cruise, guided snorkel tour, buffet lunch, and ample time to relax and explore this pristine island.
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  • Discover the untouched Frankland Islands National Park on this exclusive tour
  • Snorkel or dive over the amazing coral and marine life at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Dine on a delicious tropical buffet lunch with fresh seafood
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise down the magnificent Mulgrave River
  • Relax on the pristine white sandy beaches and enjoy the serenity
  • Learn about the islands complex ecosystem with a Master Reef Guide/Marine Biologist
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Take a tropical island adventure and enjoy a leisurely 30-minute cruise down the colorful Mulgrave River. Soak up the beauty of the surrounding rainforest-clad hills from the cabin or shaded deck and admire the panoramic views. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles along the mangrove’s edge!

After a short open water crossing, arrive at Frankland Islands National Park, your tropical destination for the day. A secluded and ancient marine environment, the Frankland Islands are home to thousands of plants and animals species, all waiting to be discovered. Spend 4.5 hours relaxing and exploring this secluded part of the Great Barrier Reef, that sees no more than 100 visitors each day. Snorkel straight from the pristine white sandy beach, where an expert marine naturalist guides you over colorful corals and tropical fish while explaining this unique and wonderful ecosystem.

On the island, take part in our guided island walk, led by a resident Master Reef Guide or Marine Biologist, showcasing the amazing diversity of this protected national park. Across the day, choose from an array of optional activities such as the adventure snorkel safari, semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, sea kayaking, or even an underwater scooter. Included in the tour is a delicious buffet lunch served on the island with a choice of local fresh prawns, salad, chicken, ham, cheese, bread and an abundance of fresh tropical fruit. The boat departs the island in the afternoon and there’s coffee, tea, and cake on board to enjoy while you sail back to Cairns.
  • Spectacular 30-minute river cruise with commentary
  • Comfortable boat transfer to the Frankland Islands
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Up to 4.5 hours reef time
  • Pre-packaged lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Protection suit (summer only)
What’s Not Included
  • Extra activities (payable on the day)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Additional activities available on the day: guided island walk, certified diving, kayaks and stand up paddleboard hire and snorkel gear
• Certified divers: please bring your certification card and logbook.
• Certified and introductory divers: you will need to complete a medical declaration form. Certain medication and/or medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia.
• There are no transfers from Cairns. Please meet the local partner at Deeral at 8:00 AM
• No Buffet lunch will be offered, prepacked lunch will be provided
• No introductory diving offered
• Maximum of 30 passengers permitted on the island daily
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Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Product ID: 237852