After an informative guided coach transfer through World Heritage rainforest mountains and fields of Queensland sugar cane, the day begins with a leisurely cruise down the magnificent Mulgrave River. Soak in the beauty of the surrounding rainforest, as you keep an eye out for crocodiles and water birds along the mangrove edge! At the mouth of the river, the Frankland Islands archipelago slowly comes into view and it is only a short open water crossing to our destination for the day. After disembarking, the day is spent snorkeling over the amazing variety of corals and marine life that inhabit the area, including an abundance of colourful fish, sea turtles and octopus. The guided snorkeling tour offers a chance to discover and interact with the reef under the guidance of the marine naturalists. Equipment is provided, along with tuition to get you comfortably using your mask, fins, and snorkel. Perfect setting for snorkelers of all levels. Alternatively, guests can choose to stay dry and join a coral viewing tour from the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat. The guided “Island Discovery walk” is a must - join our marine naturalists for an informative and fascinating exploration of the island's coral cay forest, sandy beaches and the reef's nursery - the rock pools- full of star fish and marine life up close. Divers can discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a certified or introductory dive (optional extra) A tropical buffet lunch is served on the island and the menu is catered by our contract Chefs, providing a choice of several salads, chicken, ham, prawns, cheese, breads and an abundance of cut fruits. The day is yours to enjoy as you wish. There are some adventurous optional tours (additional cost) to enjoy - otherwise snorkel, discover and simply relax on the pristine white island beach and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the island paradise. After departing the island at the end of the day, afternoon tea is served on board before arriving at 5pm
Bookings must be made directly with Frankland Island Reef Cruises. Not in conjunction with any other offer.
Discover a hidden great barrier reef tropical paradise… Frankland Islands Archipelago is so magnificent that only 100 people per day can visit, ……and our company holds the only permit for that privilege. Spend a day on an unspoilt secluded national park island.