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Daintree Rainforest Tours | Mossman River Drift & Rainforest Walk | Half Day

Tour Code: 1064

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Half Day River Snorkel & Rainforest Walk
  • This is a very unique tour operated from Port Douglas, combine river drifting and rainforest walk
  • This is a great half day activity you will all enjoy, perfect for families, groups of friends, cruise ship passengers. 
  • Educational insight into the complexity of the Daintree Rainforest its wildlife and its underwater world which will totally surprise you.
  • This is a wildlife tour like no other of the Daintree Rainforest and a snorkelling tour that is totally unexpected.

Included In Price

  • Complimentary pickup & drop off from Port Douglas & Mossman
  • Boots
  • Complementary tour photos
  • All Safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Snacks
  • Rainforest walk

Would you like to do something unique in amongst the Daintree Rainforest that is one of a kind in Australia? This small group half day tour will see you drift with the river current and snorkel in the cool refreshing waters of Mossman River.

What to Expect

Set out for a really unique adventure to explore the heart of the Daintree Rainforest with the River Drift Experience. This half-day tour from Port Douglas allows you to engage with nature through a combination of hiking and river floating. Ideal for those looking to escape the tropical heat, this excursion offers a unique opportunity to explore the serene Mossman River, just a 20-minute drive north of Port Douglas to see the beauty of the underwater world in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.

Features & Highlights

Unique Rainforest Experience

River Drift Snorkelling:
  • Begin your half day tour adventure with a peaceful hike upstream along a granite sand bed, pulling along your river sled. As you reach a designated point, you’ll enter the Mossman River water and let the gentle river current guide you downstream.
Rich Biodiversity:
  • The Mossman River is home to a diverse ecosystem. As you float, keep your eyes peeled for 33 species of freshwater fish, rare birds, Butterflies, water dragons, and elusive creatures like platypus and turtles.
Educational Insight:
  • Learn about the ecological significance of the Mossman River and its surroundings. Your guide will share insights into the local flora and fauna, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the rainforest.

Comfort and Accessibility

Equipment Provided:
  • All necessary gear, including wetsuits, wetsuit shoes, and snorkel masks, are provided to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the tour.
Family-Friendly Options:
  • Suitable for children and adults, with special accommodations like child-friendly water sleds for younger or nervous swimmers.
Fitness Level:
  • Designed for guests with a reasonable fitness level. The river snorkelling tour is generally suitable for ages 8 and up, depending on river conditions, which can vary the tour’s intensity. When the river level is higher, the faster flowing water is only suitable for strong swimming adults 15+ with good fitness and mobility

Itinerary and Logistics

Convenient Pickups:
  • The half day tour includes pickups from accommodations in Port Douglas and Mossman. Self-drivers can meet at a designated pickup point in Port Douglas.

Detailed Schedule:

  • 8:40 am/9:15 am: Pickup at Port Douglas/Mossman accommodations.
  • 9:20 am: Arrival at the river snorkelling site, gear up and prepare for the river drift.
  • 9:35 am: Begin the trek through the rainforest to the river start point.
  • 9:40 am - 11:50 am: Engage in river drifting, starting with a safety briefing and swimming test, followed by the drift experience.
  • 11:50 am - 12:10 pm: Wrap up and enjoy light snacks.
  • 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm: Return drive through the scenic sugar cane fields back to your accommodation.

This half-day Daintree Rainforest and Mossman River Drift Experience offers a blend of adventure and tranquillity, providing an intimate encounter with one of Australia's most stunning rainforests. This is a great half day tour from Port Douglas that suits adventurous folks looking for something different.

It's also a great tour for cruise ship passengers whose ships are berthing off Port Douglas.  

Perfect for those staying in Port Douglas or Mossman Gorge, this tour promises a refreshing and enlightening escape into nature, making it an essential addition to your travel itinerary.

See all Daintree Rainforest tours from Port Douglas.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time
  • AM Tour: Port Douglas 9.00am to 12.30pm
  • PM Tour: Port Douglas 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Departure Instructions
  • Self-drivers
  • While we still need to drive you the last bit, this is a great option if you’re travelling up from Cairns, or simply wanting a more flexible day.
  • Mossman: this is the closest meeting point to where our tour operates, and a great option if you’re planning to visit Mossman Gorge or travel north to the Daintree. We meet guests at George Davis Park Mossman, in front of the toilet block (under the giant trees). Pickup is approx. 20 minutes after our Port Douglas pickups
  • Port Douglas: The closest pickup point from Cairns & Palm Cove. We meet guests at the Wildlife Habitat carpark.
Pickup Locations

Port Douglas

Destinations
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Mossman River
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

No tours operate Christmas Day (25th Dec)
We will have a public holiday surcharge (15%) in place on Boxing Day (26th Dec)

Duration

3.5 hours including transfers

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions
  • Max wetsuit size 3XL, max shoe size US 13.
  • Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour.

Weight: Up to 120 Kg / 265 Lb

Additional Information
  • We don’t swim with crocs!
  • You should always be Croc-wise in Croc country; that is why you can rest assured that our tour operates in a very safe, Croc-Free stretch of water.
  • Crocodiles use the water, sun and shade to maintain their preferred body temperature of 30–33°C.
  • Where we swim is too clear, too cold at 16-22°C, and too shaded for crocodiles.
  • The cool water is one reason we provide you with a very fashionable wetsuit to use during your tour.
  • Shorts to swim in, we recommend wearing a shirt to swim in as well.
  • Towel
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Any personal medications

  • Minimum age is 8
  • Child price is for ages 8-15 inclusive
  • Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18
  • Guests aged 16 & 17 must have their waiver and medical form signed by a parent or guardian over 18
  • Child booster seats available free of charge for children under 7
  • You are responsible for any children in your care
  • When the river level is low (most of the year), our activity is generally suitable for all ages (8+) and swimming abilities.When the river level is higher, the faster flowing water is only suitable for strong swimming adults (15+) with good fitness and mobility.

Our Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Tour Operator's T&Cs

As this tour is weather dependent, it may be cancelled in conditions of heavy rainfall or extreme weather. If this occurs, an alternative date will be offered, or you will be refunded in full.

  • Cancellations outside of 72 hours from departure — no charge
  • Cancellations within 48-72 hours before departure — 50% charge
  • Cancellations less than 48 hours before departure, or no show — 100% cancellation fee applies
  • Date changes are free of charge, but must be received by email or phone, 48 hours prior to tour departure
  • All changes are subject to availability and made at the discretion of the operator

Medical declaration & liability waiver
All guests are required to complete a medical declaration form & sign our liability waiver to participate in this tour.

Assumption of risks

Your safety is our number one priority.  However there will always be risks involved with participating in recreational activities.
By signing our liability waiver, you acknowledge that there are numerous risks you may face during your involvement in the activities.

Medical declaration

For safety reasons, some medical conditions, disabilities or impairments may exclude participants from our River Drift Snorkelling tour.

You understand that this activity requires physical exertion and it is your responsibility to make sure you’re healthy enough to participate.

Any serious medical condition or history may disallow you from participating in the tour.

If you have any concerns about your suitability, please contact us before booking.

Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour.

Do we still run the tour if it is raining? Generally yes!

However, it depends on how much rain and also where the rain is falling.
1-5mm of rain will hardly wet the ground in the tropics, so please don’t worry if this is the forecast.

If you have any concerns, please contact us for an update on the river conditions, as heavy rain can influence the safety and overall enjoyment of this tour.

As this tour is weather dependent, it may be cancelled in conditions of heavy rainfall or extreme weather. If this occurs, an alternative date will be offered, or you will be refunded in full.

Guest requirements:
All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form.
 
Swimming Ability: all adults must be
confident swimmers, and comfortable in moving water. Some flexibility may apply
when river levels are low; please contact our office to confirm.
 
Not suitable if you have limited mobility or injuries
e.g: difficulty walking, injured or limited movement of knees, ankle, back, shoulder etc
 
Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant

Due to risk of falling on stomach, sudden jarring movements and impacts
 
Max recommended weight limit is 120kg/264lb

Due to limitations of our equipment.
A good level of fitness and mobility is required if you are near or over this weight
 
While conditions do vary, all participants associated with this booking should be able to:
 
Walk without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20
minutesMossman 
Lay on your stomach and paddle for extended periods
Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
Swim/dog paddle 15m without stopping
Climb up tree roots to exit river, equivalent to climbing a 1.5m
ladder
Easily stand up from a sitting position on the ground, without
assistance at least 3 times in a row.
 
Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour.
 
 

Daintree Rainforest Tours | Mossman River Drift & Rainforest Walk | Half Day

Tour Code: 1064

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Half Day River Snorkel & Rainforest Walk

From

au$145.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$110.00
Family: au$510.00

Tour Code: 1064

From

au$145.00

15 yrs & over

8 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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