Cairns Island Tour – Great Barrier Reef Tour

Tour Code: 634

Prices From

au$189

Live Availability - Book Now

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

Child: au$119.00
Family: au$527.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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This Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns is totally unique that there is only one boat per day permitted on this island and it carries only 100 guests making the day casual, unhurried and uncrowded.

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Highlights

  • This 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 reef on the northern side of this island are spectacular and are home to many sea turtles
  • Only 100 guests are permitted on this gorgeous tropical island per day and this is the only commercial operator to visit this location.
  • You will be snorkelling and scuba diving within 30 minutes of leaving the harbour

Perfect Selfie

  • Snap a photo of yourself paddle boarding or sea kayaking surrounded by nothing but turquoise tropical waters and palm fringed coast

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Frankland Islands Reef Trip - Cairns

This Great Barrier Reef tour just out of Cairns is unlike any other- whether you are self-driving or choosing to book the coach transfers, your day will start with a nice scenic drive just South of Cairns to a charming Deeral township.

That’s where you will board the boat to enjoy 30 minute river cruise down the beautiful Mulgrave River and have the opportunity to go wildlife spotting to see various birds, butterflies and with a bit of good luck- Crocodiles sunbaking on the river banks.

After the river cruise it is only a short 30 minute ocean crossing to the stunning Frankland Islands, which makes it a perfect trip for someone who is worried about seasickness.

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Included In Price

  • Maximum of 100 guests - No big crowds
  • Only one Great Barrier Reef tour boat permitted on Frankland Islands
  • Guided snorkel tour off the beach
  • Use of snorkelling equipment & tuition
  • 30 Minute Mulgrave River Cruise
  • Use of lycra suit (seasonal)
  • Return island Cruise
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • EMC - Reef Tax
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 7:30am ex Cairns - returning 5:15pm (approx)
  • 6:55am ex Northern Beaches/Palm Cove - returning 6:00pm (approx)
  • Self Drive check in at 8:15 am at Deeral
Departure Instructions
  • Self-drive guests will need to make their own way to Deeral, 45 minutes south of Cairns
  • Self-drive directions will be provided with your booking confirmation
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Mulgrave River
  • Frankland Islands
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Daily - except on the following Australian public holidays: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Duration

9 hours (approx)

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel and shoes that can get wet for island walk and boat transfers
  • Camera
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Certified and Introductory scuba diving - minimum age 12
  • Return accommodation transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation (payable on day of travel direct to operator)
  • Sea Doo Motorised Scooter Guided Tour
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • 4-14 years inclusive, children's rates apply
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (4 to 14)
  • Scuba diving minimum age 12
  • Children 0-3 years travel free
Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled within 36 hours from date of travel or failure to board will incur 100% cancellation fee. Guests may change the date of their tour without penalty up to 48 hours prior to tour departure, subject to availability.

Additional Information
  • Not suitable for disabled passengers
  • Frankland Islands Reef Cruises reserve the right to cancel the tour, change fares and itineraries including vessel type or provider to suit prevailing conditions or in the unlikely event of mechanical issues. Prices are in AUD. All passengers will be requested to complete a snorkelling safety questionnaire and divers will be requested to complete a medical questionnaire. 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. Only the semi-submersible OR the glass bottom boat will run daily the selection of which is at our discretion. All other optional tours are weather permitting.
This Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns is totally unique that there is only one boat per day permitted on this island and it carries only 100 guests making the day casual, unhurried and uncrowded.

Read More

Highlights

  • This 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 reef on the northern side of this island are spectacular and are home to many sea turtles
  • Only 100 guests are permitted on this gorgeous tropical island per day and this is the only commercial operator to visit this location.
  • You will be snorkelling and scuba diving within 30 minutes of leaving the harbour

Perfect Selfie

  • Snap a photo of yourself paddle boarding or sea kayaking surrounded by nothing but turquoise tropical waters and palm fringed coast

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Frankland Islands Reef Trip - Cairns

This Great Barrier Reef tour just out of Cairns is unlike any other- whether you are self-driving or choosing to book the coach transfers, your day will start with a nice scenic drive just South of Cairns to a charming Deeral township.

That’s where you will board the boat to enjoy 30 minute river cruise down the beautiful Mulgrave River and have the opportunity to go wildlife spotting to see various birds, butterflies and with a bit of good luck- Crocodiles sunbaking on the river banks.

After the river cruise it is only a short 30 minute ocean crossing to the stunning Frankland Islands, which makes it a perfect trip for someone who is worried about seasickness.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Maximum of 100 guests - No big crowds
  • Only one Great Barrier Reef tour boat permitted on Frankland Islands
  • Guided snorkel tour off the beach
  • Use of snorkelling equipment & tuition
  • 30 Minute Mulgrave River Cruise
  • Use of lycra suit (seasonal)
  • Return island Cruise
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • EMC - Reef Tax
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 7:30am ex Cairns - returning 5:15pm (approx)
  • 6:55am ex Northern Beaches/Palm Cove - returning 6:00pm (approx)
  • Self Drive check in at 8:15 am at Deeral
Departure Instructions
  • Self-drive guests will need to make their own way to Deeral, 45 minutes south of Cairns
  • Self-drive directions will be provided with your booking confirmation
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Mulgrave River
  • Frankland Islands
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Daily - except on the following Australian public holidays: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Duration

9 hours (approx)

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel and shoes that can get wet for island walk and boat transfers
  • Camera
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Certified and Introductory scuba diving - minimum age 12
  • Return accommodation transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation (payable on day of travel direct to operator)
  • Sea Doo Motorised Scooter Guided Tour
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • 4-14 years inclusive, children's rates apply
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (4 to 14)
  • Scuba diving minimum age 12
  • Children 0-3 years travel free
Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled within 36 hours from date of travel or failure to board will incur 100% cancellation fee. Guests may change the date of their tour without penalty up to 48 hours prior to tour departure, subject to availability.

Additional Information
  • Not suitable for disabled passengers
  • Frankland Islands Reef Cruises reserve the right to cancel the tour, change fares and itineraries including vessel type or provider to suit prevailing conditions or in the unlikely event of mechanical issues. Prices are in AUD. All passengers will be requested to complete a snorkelling safety questionnaire and divers will be requested to complete a medical questionnaire. 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. Only the semi-submersible OR the glass bottom boat will run daily the selection of which is at our discretion. All other optional tours are weather permitting.

Tour Code: 634

Prices From

au$189

Live Availability - Book Now

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

Child: au$119.00
Family: au$527.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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