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Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

Product ID: 178263
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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.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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You will be picked up form your hotel in Port Douglas

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  • 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
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If you love nature and the water, then this is the perfect tour for you!
Enjoy a complimentary pick-up from your Port Douglas or Mossman accommodation. A short drive north through historic sugar cane fields will see you arrive at the Daintree Rainforest's Mossman River; where your river trained guide will help you get fitted out with a wetsuit, boots and a snorkel mask.

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- it is a rare sight! More than 30 species of fish live in this river, so you are sure to spot more than a few lizards, butterflies and rainforest birds are also frequently spotted on this river adventure.

This amazing eco-immersion adventure can be fast and exciting or slow and relaxing, depending on the weather and currents. A family-friendly tour, perfect for staying cool in the hot tropics. This is a great introduction to snorkeling before heading out to the reefs. Small children can journey down the river on large river sleds. After an unforgettable time drifting under the rainforest canopy, it’s time to dry off. A short drive back south will see you arrive back at your accommodation. 
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Swimwear to wear under the wetsuit
  • Towel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• Camera/phone can be brought with you (can be placed in a dry bag)
• 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

From US$ 77.11 per person

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Product ID: 178263