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Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Island Snorkel Tour with Buffet

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.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pick-up service

Pickup service at hotels in the Northern Beaches
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the untouched Frankland Islands National Park on this exclusive tour
  • Snorkel over the amazing coral and marine life that inhabit 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
Full description
Your tropical island adventure begins with pickup from Cairns and the northern beaches in an air-conditioned bus and travels south through UNESCO World Heritage Listed rainforest mountains and fields of sugar cane. Hop off the bus and onto a luxury boat 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. 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, choose from an array of optional activities such as an adventure snorkel safari, semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour, scuba diving, guided island walk, stand up paddle boarding, or 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Cairns and Northern Beaches
  • Spectacular 30-minute river cruise with commentary
  • Comfortable boat transfer to the Frankland Islands
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Up to 4.5 hours reef time
  • Tropical buffet lunch including prawns
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Protection suit (summer only)
What’s Not Included
  • Extra activities (payable on the day)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note, the transfer is only available from Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation. Please re-confirm your pickup time
• Additional activities available on the day: semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour, guided island walk, adventure snorkel tour, introductory or certified diving, kayaks and stand up paddleboard hire, and underwater scooter hire
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From US$ 151.35 US$ 143.79 per person

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Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Product ID: 237852