Water activity

Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

From US$ 85.38 per person

Step into the cool, crystal clear water of the Daintree: an ancient rainforest. Drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface. Snorkel along the river and find many species of fish and turtles.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time


  • Snorkel in the Mossman River under rainforest canopy of the Daintree
  • Search for turtles and platypus in the river as you float
  • Learn about this incredible rainforest river and the various wildlife
  • Explore the oldest rainforest in the world
Full description

Benefit from a complimentary pickup from your Port Douglas or Mossman accommodation. Arrive at the Daintree Rainforest's Mossman River after a short drive north through historic sugar cane fields. Get fitted out with a wetsuit, boots, and a snorkel mask with the help of your river-trained guide. Step into the cool, crystal clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle. Try to spot the elusive platypus that calls this river home.

Try to spot lizards, butterflies, and rainforest birds on this river adventure. Enjoy an unforgettable time drifting under the rainforest canopy. Arrive back at your accommodation after a short drive back south.

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from hotels in Port Douglas
  • All wetsuits and snorkeling gear
  • Prescription masks (limited)
  • All safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Snacks
  • Swimwear to wear under the wetsuit
  • Towel
  • Transfers from Palm Cove $25 extra per person
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please leave all valuables including jewelry at your accommodation
  • Please wear your swimwear under your clothes for pick-up as we have no change rooms at the river
  • Not recommended if pregnant or for those with mobility issues
  • Ability to swim is an advantage
  • Minimum age is 3 years old and children aged 3-8 must wear a safety jacket
  • Max wetsuit size available is 3XL and max shoe size is US 13
  • Max weight limit is 120kg or 265 lbs
  • A Palm Cove transfer option is available for an extra $25 AUD per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

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One of the best tours I have ever done! A really unique way to see the rainforest and beautiful wildlife. I went with a group of friends and we had so many laughs and a heap of fun racing through the little rapids, bumping into eachother (and occasionally the guides!) It was so much more than what we expected. Transfers being included in the package price made it a very hassle free experience and the guides were super funny but very professional. You could really tell they all loved what they do. Thanks for an amazing day out!

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February 27, 2021

I would highly recommend this experience for anyone...Especially young families. The water was beautifully refreshing with plenty of fish to see whilst snorkelling. I enjoyed flowing down the rapids but think I enjoyed just laying back looking up at the forest canopy whilst floating down the river the most. Beautiful morning out.

January 18, 2021

What an amazing tour- the guides were incredibly knowledgeable and so willing to share information. Tours with young kids can be tricky but the team were so willing to ensure everybody had a great time whilst prioritising safety. This was the perfect mixture of fun, knowledge and tranquillity; we would not hesitate to recommend this tours to others (we are even wanting to do it again ourselves!)

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January 5, 2020

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