Move into the calm, crystal clear water inside an ancient rainforest, and float with the current as you discover life under the surface of the water.
See the fish run in and around the stones of the river, and hold your eyes on the occasional turtle. This family oriented Snorkelling tour from Palm Cove is the ideal way to stay cool in the hot tropics, and is a fantastic introduction to snorkelling before heading out to the reefs. Small kids can ride down the river on big river sleds.
Secure, enjoyable and a relaxing experience. Both wetsuits and snorkelling equipment are given, along with an experienced instructor who will accompany you on this special voyage. In dry season, ideal for all ages, and good swimmers in the wet. Please inquire about current conditions when booking. ‘Do Go-with-a-Guide’ because this ensures your health and the best possible experience.
This incredible eco-immersion experience is a must try as seen on the TV travel show ‘Getaway’ and used as the location for the Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg series ‘The Pacific.’
River Snorkelling Requirements
Suitable for all ages and swimming abilities when the river is calm and relaxing. With faster, more exciting conditions, ideal for strong swimmers.
- Not suitable for guests with limited mobility
- Must be able to walk over uneven surfaces
- You may need to climb over tree roots to exit the river
- Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
- Max wetsuit size 3XL, max shoe size US 13
- Max weight limit is 120kg/264lb*
*This is due to the weight limit for our River Sleds*
- We highly reccomend having your own travel insurance
- All participants will be required to sign a liability release form
For safety reasons, some medical conditions, disabilities or impairments may exclude participants from our River Drift Snorkelling tour.
If our guides deem it unsafe for you to participate, we will provide you with a full refund. Prior to your tour, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and sign our liability waiver.
More Tours by Back Country Bliss Adventures
- Transfers from Palm Cove/Port Douglas/ Mossman
- Wetsuit, boots & snorkel mask
- Prescription masks (limited)
- Safety equipment & River Sled
- Safety trained river guide
- Small groups – maximum 12
- Food and drinks
- Travel Insurance