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 and Palm Cove 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 Palm Cove (Clifton Village & Palm Cove)/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/Palm Cove (Clifton Village & Palm Cove)
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Self-drive to Wildlife Habitat or Mossman Raintrees to avoid this transfer fee.
January - December
No tours operate Christmas Day (25th Dec)
Cairns Iron Man (5th June) will prevent Cairns & Palm Cove pickups
Northern Beaches return transfers: 2 pickup locations Clifton Village & Palm Cove
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
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.