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Frankland Islands Cruise offers visitors the #1 nature based island tour on the Great Barrier Reef. Totally uninhabited, Normanby Island is a national park and the destination for guest on board Frankland Island Cruises. The largest of the Frankland...more
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4033 0081
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful island all to ourselves and we were lucky to only have around 50 on our trip. Lovely soft sand and turquoise warm sea. Snorkelling was amazing especially the advanced session. I am not a very strong swimmer but always felt safe and well looked...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our family trip to Cairns! Travelling with an 18 month old naturally we were nervous about how the day would go... but we had the best time in the end!! The cruise out to the island itself was nice and...More

Thank Amo8491
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Amo! Thanks for taking the time to write such a great detailed review of your experience with us to the magical Frankland islands on the Great Barrier reef! We think its great that you all enjoyed the day and appreciated being able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional tour including river cruise and boat trip to the island. The staff are knowledgeable, professional, welcoming and encouraging. I did my very first introductory scuba dive. Wow! The island is picturesque and beautiful to snorkel and swim around. Organisation was very good and the...More

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Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Joesphine and thank you for your kind words of Congratulations! As a small family run business it is great to see our efforts and those of our fabulous crew are noticed! Its great you got to experience your first scuba dive - hopefully the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is the most convenient and comfortable way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. It's so close to Cairns (a 30-minute calm river cruise + 30-minute smooth ocean crossing), perfect for people who worry about getting seasick on those longer trips to the...More

1  Thank MMereW
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your 5 stars and review of your day with us to the magical Frankland islands! It is great to see you enjoy what we have on offer - a unique, exclusive Great Barrier Reef tour with a short open...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fantastic day on the Island as a family with young children. The staff onboard were very informative in the trip out to the island and were great once we were out there. The facilities, as you would expect were very sparse, but...More

1  Thank PeteS1_12
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience visiting our exclusive great barrier reef tour to Frankland islands. You have made some great recommendations to future guests - we do try to let people...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best day ever! Brilliant day trip where our (all age) group had a whole coral island atol to ourselves; exploring with great marine biologist, and snorkelling and scuba dive instructors. Something for everyone as they provide extensive kit, including kayaks and glass bottom boat for...More

1  Thank munrofam
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Thanks for the 5 stars and review of our day. We are very glad you enjoyed all we have on offer and especially enjoyed the snorkeling with the great coral, lots of turtles and giant clams we have at Frankland islands. Keep spreading...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot have asked for a better crew! The care taken from pickup, through to snorkel tutorial, to lunch and guided walk, this team know what they are doing! The drifting snorkel experience was the highlight for our family and is the must do for anyone...More

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Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there - thanks for the 5 stars and the review of your day with us! It's great your whole family enjoyed our Great Barrier Reef experience. As a small family run business we do rely on word of mouth and reviews to let others...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day for the family. Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef was awesome saw lots of fish and the staff were very friendly and helpful finding things. Scuba Diving was the best for the second time I have ever done. Food great and the it...More

1  Thank terripettingill
Franklands, Receptionist at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are a local family company & pride ourselves on being able to assist all passengers in enjoying their day & it is one of the most pristine areas of our Great Barrier Reef to see the wonderful sea...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great adventure for the family (helped by perfect weather). learned to snorkel, went paddle boarding, canoeing. Crew are wonderful. Only suggestion would be the admin upfront isn't very efficient (one ipad for 60+ people) and the glass sided boat needed the glass cleaned. but don't...More

1  Thank katrinastanmore
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for the 5 stars and the great feedback! We appreciate it so we can improve our guest experience. Great to hear you enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef island and got to experience snorkelling, the yummy lunch and some of the activities we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Snorkling on the Barrier Reef has always been on my bucket list and this experience was incredible. Staff were very friendly and helpful,The cruise out was interesting and we spotted a crocodile sunning on the river bank which added to the excitement of the day....More

1  Thank Diana L
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diana! Great to read your 5 star, first class review of your day with us to the Great Barrier Reef, Frankland islands! We really do pride ourselves on providing the best experience for all our guests no matter what swimming ability and snorkeling experience....More

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tnboop
May 3, 2018|
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Response from Franklands | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your question and interest in our tour! Yes we can accommodate snorkellers as well as divers on the same tour. We are the only boat visiting this location so apart from when the divers are in the water you will... More
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Sunalways
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Franklands | Property representative |
Good Morning, Yes we pick up at Palm Cove normally around 06:55am. Thanks
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WilsonsHuddersfield
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Franklands | Property representative |
Hello Denise, We apologise for the delayed response to your questions. No - we do not pick-up from the Port Douglas area, however you can self-drive to the Northern Beaches (Palm Cove is the closest one) & we can pick you... More
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