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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 1 week ago

Being a local, this is about the 8th time I've done this reef trip. Whenever overseas visitors come it is our first pick especially for the non swimmers. This time, I went with a swimmer and a non swimmer who was very tentative about even...More

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

Hi Nicky, How wonderful for your visiting friend to have a true Great Barrier Reef experience at Frankland islands! We pride ourselves on having amazing crew who strive to ensure each and every guest enjoy their day no matter their swimming / snorkelling ability and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great trip with knowledgeable guides. The river cruise is beautiful, and I was happy to be able to be completely shaded from the sun, but still on the top deck enjoying the view, then it seems only minutes to Franklin Island. There's...More

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

Hi & Thank you for your great review. We do pride ourselves on being able to cater to all passengers, whether just to relax for the day or take up all the optional extras & with a limited number permitted on the Island this makes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful way to spend the day !! Pristine island friendly crew- such a passionate group happy to share their knowledge of the reef and its ecosystem.had 2 nervous swimmers with me and they were able to conquer their fear and go on snorkelling...More

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

Hi Melissa, Thanks very much for your feedback of your day - we do strive to make sure everyone has the best possible experience and we look after all ages and abilities! It is fabulous your friends did have a go at snorkelling. Hopefully it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a FNQ local of 15 yrs and have dived & snorkeled all over this region since 2000. I LOVE this place! To have a pristine island to yourself is such a precious experience... The staff (& particularly Ali, the marine biologist) are amazing,...More

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

Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review of your day! Its great that you have now experienced our pristine Great Barrier Reef tour to Frankland islands. It is a very unique and special place that we are privileged...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on my own as my husband was working but everyone was friendly and I had a great day on my own. Bus picked us up from the hotel and then the day starts at a river cruise out to the sea and to Frankland...More

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Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW! KARA - what a great review of your day with us visiting the Great Barrier Reef. It's great that you felt comfortable on the tour alone and had a great day. We will certainly pass your feedback onto the crew. And hopefully you can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip and awesome crew. The snorkelling was good, the information by David was really informative, lunch was delicious and the glass bottom boat was really interesting too. Overall, a great day out!More

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Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello FarAway! Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback on your tour. It is great that you had a fabulous day and found it informative too! We pride ourselves on providing a tour that has something for everyone. Fun, Interesting and if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolutely fabulous way to see our awesome reef with family. We are locals of Cairns who took out our visiting mum/nana. Our children had never been to the reef so there was alot of excitement with a few high expectations and the Cruise...More

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Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the fantastic feedback on your family day with our family owned and operated business ! We are super happy that you had a good time and that all of you enjoyed the activities that we have to offer our guests. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've done quite a few of the day reef trips and I liked the Frankland Islands as an alternative. A bit more variety in getting to laze around or explore the island all to yourself as well as snorkelling and scuba. The young crew were...More

1  Thank WadeR97
Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! and thank you very much for the great feedback on your day with us to the Great Barrier Reef! We are glad you enjoyed the snorkelling and other activities as well as all our fabulous crew. Please come again when you next have friends...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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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Franklands, Receptionist at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We are very proud of the staff, who do go the extra mile & the Island is amazing. Even having a maximum 100 is still comfortable for all activities & we do have great feed back by singles &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Franklands, Owner at Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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

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tnboop
3 May 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
30 April 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
13 November 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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