Frankland Islands

Snorkel, dive and explore this uninhabited island with no more than 99 other guests. Frankland Islands

Enjoy a river cruise as well as the white beaches and abundance of coral and marine life. Participate in the many activities independently or under the guidance of our friendly crew and marine biologist. You may choose to just lie back on the pristine sands and relax.

EXCLUSIVE: There is only one tour operator licensed to visit the untouched beauty of the Frankland Islands. Rest assured that your day is an intimate affair and provides an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience.


Your day begins with a morning cruise along the Mulgrave River. From the mouth of the river, our destination on the Great Barrier Reef is already in sight, making it the shortest open sea crossing in North Queensland. Welcome to Normanby Island, one of the five stunning islands that comprise the Frankland Islands.Turtles at Frankland Islands


The Frankland Islands offer visitors the unique experience of abundant marine life and untouched beauty on The Great Barrier Reef. These are uninhabited islands, with uninhibited beauty.

What To Bring

Like you are going for a day at the Beach; i.e

  • hat
  • 30+ Sunscreen
  • swimmers
  • towel
  • comfortable shoes for beachcombing

You will be transferred from the boat to the island by dinghy so footwear may get wet.

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