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World Heritage Frankland Islands Cruise and Snorkeling Experience

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Pass through Cairns' World Heritage rainforest and across the Mulgrave River to the Frankland Islands. Try snorkeling or diving, coral viewing from a glass bottom boat or join a guided island tour.

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Standard Plan

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Snorkeling equipment / Guided snorkeling tour / Guided island tour / Morning,afternoon tea service / Semi-Submersible OR Glass Bottom Boat Tour / Lunch / Cruise fee
  • Seadoo +

    Take a ride on a Seadoo jet ski. Must be 16 years or older to ride. May require a license. Activity time: 30 min.

  • One Introductory Dive(Adult, 19 years or older) +
  • One Introductory Dive(Child, 16-18) +
  • Two Introductory Dives(Adult, 19 years and over) +
  • Two Introductory Dives(Child, 16-18 years old) +
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  • Start

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Central Cairns

  • 07:45

    Departure from Cairns

    Relish the amazing landscapes and ocean views of Cairns as you make your way to your first destination.

  • 08:30

    Mulgrave River and Cruise to Frankland Island

    Hop on a cruise vessel at the bank of Mulgrave River and enjoy a relaxing sail to Frankland Island across crystal clear waters. Peek into the ocean and see clusters of corals and diverse sea life.

  • 09:30

    Snorkeling Tour

    Join in a snorkeling tour of Frankland Island's beautiful blue waters and swim among the colorful marine life. Alternatively, you can view the coral and fish from a glass bottom boat.

  • 12:30

    Buffet Lunch by the Beach

  • 13:00

    Free Time

    You may choose to relax on the beach and explore the island yourself, select an optional diving experience (for an additional fee) or participate in the Island Discovery Tour. This tour is guided by marine naturalists who will take you to the island's top attractions.

  • 14:30


  • End

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Cairns


  • Children ages 12 and over may participate in the extra diving activities.

  • Guests participating in optional scuba diving tours MUST note:

  • Do not drink alcohol within 8 hours of scuba diving.

  • Guests may not fly within 24 hours of a two-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.

  • Guests may not fly within 12 hours of a one-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.

  • Guests may not scuba dive if you have any medical issue indicated on the "PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire". Those with medical issues must consult with a physician and complete the "RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver's Physical Examination" on their behalf.

  • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests who are suffering from the ill-effects of the excessive consumption alcohol or are under the influence of alcohol on the day of the activity, are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Sandals

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Snorkeling mask rental is $10 (with a separate insurance deposit of $50 required.)

  • Please note that there may be times that the river cruise is cancelled due to tide conditions.

  • Due to the tide conditions, Frankland Cruises departure times may be one hour earlier or later than stated. The exact departure and arrival times will be provided when your reservation is confirmed.

  • The tour includes a semi-submarine or glass bottom boat ride. For other options, please choose from the add-ons or pay additional activity fees on site.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 00:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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