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Palm Cove Sea Kayak Tours

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Sunrise tour $70.00 $60.00 N/A N/A N/A
Palm Cove Double Island Kayak Turtle Tours $90.00 $70.00 N/A N/A N/A

Miniumum age is 4 years.

Rates valid until 31.03.2024

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Sunrise tour 6am – 8am

What a wonderful way to start the day a 30min paddle at first light. We gently glide over the fringing reefs of Double Island waiting for those first streaks of sunlight to burst from the horizon. Once on the island we setup fresh fruit and juices before trekking along the shore line looking for Blue Spotted Lagoon rays, Mangrove rays, Eagle rays, Shovel Nose sharks and an array of fish and crabs - not to mention the birds of prey. With the sun now glistening over the water we start our journey back to Palm Cove whilst looking deep into the reef beneath. You won’t be disappointed getting up early for this tour!


Palm Cove Double Island Kayak Turtle Tours 7am – 10am

Starting from our location right alongside Palm Cove jetty we are a short 5 min paddle straight across to Haycock Reef where we begin our search for sea turtles gliding over the shallow reef stopping along the way on Double Island for some refreshments. From there we will look for stingrays and learn about the history of double island and haycock island and might even try some bush tucker (foods) with an introduction to Aboriginal bush foods and medicines utilising plant life along the shorelines. There is still plenty to see on the paddle home with an abundance of marine life at this location.


Double Island Half day kayaking & snorkelling 8.30am – 12.30pm

You will be amazed at the beauty of what Double Island and it's surrounding reefs hold. We start the tour with an introduction to paddling a sea kayak and quick safety talk. It's not long before we are paddling over the beautiful fringing reefs with fish and rays jumping in front of us and Ospreys overhead. We pull the kayaks up to the beach at Scout's Hat and explore the rock pools for octopus, sea cucumber, crabs, soft corals and a vast array of Great Barrier Reef fish.

This is also a great area to snorkel depending on the swell, with coral bombies emerging from the deep waters below. from here we paddle around the eastern side of the Island and explore some great sea caves - in some cases we will snorkel into these caves. Just around the corner is our resting place on the coral fringed beach. Fresh fruit and juices are laid out on the natural rock table. Everybody can snorkel or swim here as the waters are always calm. Around the western side we stop again on the beach next to the exclusive Double Island Resort. This is where the movie stars stay whilst in FNQ. We again explore the shoreline with Blue Spotted Lagoon rays, Mangrove rays, Shovel Nose sharks and a host of other marine life can be seen. During the paddle home, turtles and dolphins can quite often pop up in front of us.


Minimum numbers and weather conditions under 10knts apply.

Tours depart from Palm Cove +$25.00 per person for Cairns CBD bus transfers.


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