About Frankland Islands Reef Cruises



Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is an exclusive Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour. It commences with a rainforest river cruise, followed by the shortest open water crossing of any of the Cairns day tour boats, to put you right on the Great Barrier Reef. Our destination is the Frankland Islands, a cluster of pristine National Park islands, surrounded by vibrant fringing reefs home to turtles, octopus and many species of marine life, including the ever-popular anemone clownfish, Nemo. You have up to 4.5 hours to explore and enjoy this natural paradise, above and below the water.

A guided snorkel tour and all snorkeling equipment and instruction is included in your tour price, as is a boxed picnic lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Optional activities include an Adventure snorkel safari. We’re the only commercial operator with a permit to visit these pristine, uninhabited islands, so there’s no crowds and plenty of space and time to maximise your Great Barrier Reef experience.


  • Modern Boat
  • Spectacular 30-Minute River Cruise
  • Marine Interpretation
  • Marine biologist onboard daily
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Protection suits (seasonal)
  • Flotation Devices
  • A boxed picnic lunch
  • Up to 4.5 hours reef time
  • All snorkelling equipment

News By Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Frankland Island Reef Cruises - Additional Cruise day for school holidays

Frankland Island Reef Cruises

By Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

22 Jun 2020

The first weekend of school holidays has already sold out, so we have added an additional cruise day on Monday, 29th June. Head over to www.franklandislands.com.au to book your space and enjoy a day out on the Great Barrier Reef.

Locals can use the Promo Code LOCAL40 to receive a 40% discount on check out.

Adult: $59 transfer only BYO food and drinks

Child: $41 tranfser only BYO food and drinks

40% off for locals from June 13 2020.

Franland Island Reef Cruises locals rate

By Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

09 Jun 2020

From the 13th of June 2020 locals can travel to Frankland Island for the day for just $59 per person with Frankland Island Reef Cruises.


Frankland Islands Reef Cruises Reviews


Diana Lynch

This was in the top best 10 days in my life ever! An amazing experience in every way. The staff were freindly and sooo helpful. The snorkling was incredible. Lunch was wonderful. I am hoping we get another visitor who wants to go snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef and I will be back in a flash! I think I will be back again very soon without a visitor.... this is a lovely (have I used enough adjectives yet?) family based company and it feels like it. Thank you for one of the greatest experiences of my life.


Nyera Lopez

What an amazing experience! If you come to Cairns it's a must do !!!! Amazing crew!! Great island. Great food. Amazing views!! Awesome Glass boat tour!!! Thanks guys for an amazing day. Our family loved it! We will be back!


Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Frankland Island reef cruises departs from Deeral just 45 minutes’ drive south of Cairns. CHECK IN AT 8:15AM FOR AN 8:30AM DEPARTURE Please allow 45 minutes on Bruce Highway. Approximately 15 minutes after Gordonvale, you will get to the township of Deeral. Stay on the Bruce Highway until you see Ross Road on your left. (If you see the actual service station, you’ve gone too far). Parking available on-site.

Direct Contact Info

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Sat - Sun: Closed.

240 Severin St, Parramatta Park
QLD 4870

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