Cairns Boat Tours

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

Frankland Island Cruises

Full day river, reef & island tours

The Frankland Islands—High, Normanby, Mabel, Round and Russell—lie about 10km offshore from the mouth of the Russell and Mulgrave rivers at Russell Heads, about 45km south-east of Cairns.

Frankland Islands Cruises depart daily from the Deeral landing on the banks of the Mulgrave River to carry day passengers to Normanby Island. The fringing reefs surrounding the Frankland Islands are a great place to enjoy swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Why Choose Frankland Islands Cruises?

  • The only commercial operator allowed to visit the totally uninhabited Frankland islands

  • Tour includes a river cruise, reef and island experience

  • A plethora of water activities including introductory scuba diving, SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards), Kayaks, See-doos, snorkelling and a semi-submersible coral viewer

  • Normanby Island is a National Park part coral cay continental island with a healthy and vibrant surrounding coral reef community – perfect for snorkelling, diving or just paddling by the beach

  • Expert marine biologist on-hand to explain the Frankland Island’s unique ecosystem

  • The Frankland Island Cruises vessel is fully air-conditioned, modern, spacious and comfortable for people of all ages

  • One of the quickest tours to the Reef

  • Passenger safety is our priority; we have plenty of trained and experienced crew members to assist you on your trip

  • Protection suits are available free of charge

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