Daintree Rainforest Tours | Mossman River Drift Snorkel Tour | Half Day

Tour Code: 1064

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Half Day Daintree Rainforest - River Snorkel Tour

Included In Price

  • Complimentary pickup & drop off from Port Douglas Accommodation
  • All wetsuits and snorkelling gear
  • Prescription masks (limited)
  • All Safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Snacks

You will be able to explore the activity below the surface of a freshwater river amongst a tropical rainforest not far from the Daintree National Park.

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 boats are berthing off Port Douglas.   

Cool off in the crystal clear waters of Mossman River while you snorkel drift along with the river current. This is a relaxing way to take in the Daintree Rainforest on a half day tour without too much walking. Just drifting!  

Snorkel equipment is provided for you to see what goes on under the surface of a freshwater river. View the flora and fauna of the rainforest while floating along with the sun shining light beams through small openings of the rainforest canopy top.

There are 33 species of freshwater fish that live in the Mossman river. However, there are rare bird species, reptiles such as Water Dragons, plus the elusive Platypus, Turtle, Eels and Butterflies that live in this rainforest too. So be on the lookout on your journey.  

If you are lover of nature, and tranquillity is your thing, this unique river drift snorkel tour is certainly one for the senses. Quiet and away from the buzz of the real world you will come away feeling relaxed and revitalised.

You can even skip the snorkelling bit if you prefer, and go along for the ‘drift’ while taking in the sounds and smells of the rainforest. 

Not the sort of snorkelling tour you thought you were going to be doing while visiting the Great Barrier Reef?  Try this tour for an introduction to snorkelling before you head out to the deeper waters of the Reef!

Travelling with young children?  There are water sleds that they can float on down the river if they are feeling nervous about snorkelling. 

Suitable for all ages May-Oct and strong swimmers Nov-Apr – When booking, it is advisable to check on the current water conditions as at some times of the year the tour may be more suitable for strong swimmers only.

This half day tour is perfect as an addition to your day if you are planning on a visit to Port Douglas and/ or Mossman Gorge.   

As this tour picks up from Port Douglas and Mossman only, please note that transfers are available from Cairns and Northern Beaches to Port Douglas to meet your complimentary pick up. Ask us for further information if your accommodation requires transfers.  


8.40am/9.15am: Pickup Port Douglas/Mossman accommodation

9.15am - 9.20am: Drive to River Snorkelling site

9.20am - 9.35am: Get outfitted with your wetsuit and snorkeling gear; wetsuit shoes and snorkel mask

9.35am - 9.40am: Short walk through rainforest to the river

9.40am - 11.50am: Starting with a safety briefing and swimming test, spend the next 2-hours drifting along and exploring the crystal clear waters

11.50am - 12.10pm: Remove wetsuits, and safety gear. Dry off while enjoying light snacks before heading back

12.10pm - 1.00pm: Drive back through Sugar Cane country, arriving in Port Douglas/Mossman/

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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-drive to Wildlife Habitat or Mossman Raintrees to avoid this transfer fee.

Pickup Locations

Port Douglas

  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mossman Gorge
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


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


3.5 Hours

Fitness Level Required


  • Not recommended if pregnant
  • Guests must be able to walk easily over uneven surfaces and through moving water.
  • Ability to swim is an advantage.
  • Max wetsuit size 3XL, max shoe size US 13.

Weight: Up to 125 Kg / 276 Lb

Swimwear to wear under the wetsuit, Towel, Camera (can be placed in dry bag) and any personal medications

  • Child age is 4-14 inclusive
  • Children aged 4-8 must wear a PFD
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child seats available FOC

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.



  • Operator’s Cancellation Policy:
  • 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.
  • Rain can influence the safety and overall enjoyment of this tour. If we cancel a trip any monies will be refunded in full.
  • Please note all confirmed bookings are still subject to minimum numbers to be reach. If minimum numbers are not reach your tour can be rescheduled, refunded (minus the bank merchant fee) or you can use your credit towards another tour/activity

Daintree Rainforest Tours | Mossman River Drift Snorkel Tour | Half Day

Tour Code: 1064

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Half Day Daintree Rainforest - River Snorkel Tour



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

Child: au$110.00
Family: au$450.00

Tour Code: 1064



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

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

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