Day Tour - from £129
Departs from Cairns
A full day to explore the Frankland Islands, and spend time on an unspoilt National Park island on the Great Barrier Reef. There is plenty of opportunity to relax on the un spoilt beach or enjoy some of the many optional activities available.
Your Tour Includes:
- Hotel transfers from Cairns
- River cruise along the Mulgrave River
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Use of snorkelling equipment and guided tour
Your Day Tour
Your tropical island adventure begins with pickup from your hotel before travelling south through UNESCO World Heritage Listed rainforest mountains and fields of sugar cane. Board a luxury boat and enjoy a leisurely 30-minute cruise down the colourful Mulgrave River where migratory and breeding birds can be seen. Soak up the beauty of the surrounding rainforest-clad hills from the cabin or shaded deck and admire the panoramic views. After a short open water crossing (30 minutes) arrive at Frankland Islands National Park, your tropical destination for the day. Spend 4 to 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 colourful corals and tropical fish while explaining this unique and wonderful ecosystem. All snorkelling equipment and tuition on how to use masks, fins, and snorkel is provided. During the summer months, a protection suit is provided. Included in the tour is a delicious tropical buffet lunch served on the island with a choice of local fresh prawns, salad, chicken, ham, 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 on return to Cairns. A drop off to your hotel is included.
Pick up: Cairns accommodation
Approximate time: 07:00
Duration: 9 hours