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Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive

The Great Barrier Reef – one of the natural wonders of the world, and Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive can help you experience its greatness like no one else.

Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive operates a sleek 24-metre, AUD 1.4 million catamaran to this tropical paradise daily. As they are the only commercial operator visiting Normanby Island and the Frankland Islands group, rest assured that your day is an intimate affair shared with only a select few.

The day begins with a leisurely cruise down the magnificent Mulgrave River. Learn about the area’s unique flora and fauna while taking in the beauty of the surrounding rainforest clad hills. At the mouth of the river, the Frankland Islands slowly come into view and it is only a short open water crossing to our destination for the day.

Frankland Islands is a snorkeller’s dream. Drift over an amazing variety of corals and marine life, including fish, sea turtles and octopus that inhabit the area. For the less intrepid, the guided snorkelling tour, which is included in your fare, offers a chance to discover and interact with the reef under the guidance of the marine naturalists. Equipment is provided as is the tuition to get you comfortably using your mask, fins and snorkels. For those wishing to discover an underwater world without getting wet, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours run at intervals, as well as an informative and interactive guided island walk; look in the rock pools- you may find a starfish or a rare sea urchin!

The sumptuous barbecue lunch is also a highlight. Dine on the island, featuring innovative cuisine using native ingredients. A glass of chilled white wine compliments what is one of the best lunches you’ll have in Australia.

Introductory and certified diving is also available.

Touring Options

Frankland Island Cruise and Dive

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

Activites and Experiences at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive

  • Bushwalking Guided island walk included.
  • Cruising Frankland Islands Day Tour incorporates river and open water cruise.
  • Scuba-Diving Optional extra.
  • Snorkelling Guided snorkel tour included. Snorkelling equipment also provided.
  • Swimming
  • Animal Viewing Snorkelling and diving available as well as viewing from semi-submersible vessel. Island walk also involves viewing of island and marine wildlife.
  • Marine Animal watching Guided snorkel tour included, glass bottom boat or semi-submersible tour included.
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Public toilet On the vessel.
  • Beach The Island boasts pristine white sand beaches as it is a coral cay.
  • Diving Additional cost.
  • Island Coral Cay surrounded by fringing Coral Reef.
  • Marine Abundance of coral and various Barrier Reef Marine life including fish, turtles and octopus.
  • National Park Part of the Marine National Park.
  • Nature based The Island is totally uninhabited and undeveloped.
  • Rainforest Part Continental Island.
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wildlife
  • French
  • Japanese
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Japan Credit Bureau
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning Coach and vessel.
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Host/Hostess
  • Interpreter Service
  • Meal
  • Meet & Greet
  • Pickup
  • Resource Material
  • Toilet On the vessel.
  • Coach Pickup and return to accommodation.
  • Cruise Ship Cruising catamaran.

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