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Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

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From US$ 83.88 per person

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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.

About this activity

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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
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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 143 reviews

Review summary

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Highlight of our trip in Far North Queensland. Trent & Guy our guides were friendly and had such passion for the local environment, animals and community. Perfect blend of safe paced action and letting the current of the Mossman take you, simply amazing. Middle aged Mum & teenage daughter - Book it !

September 20, 2022

A fabulous day learning about the local environment. Lots of fun and really getting into nature, not just standing on the sidelines. Our guides were funny, informative and took safety seriously. Doesn't matter what the weather is doing, this activity is perfect year round. Thank you for such an awesome afternoon.

July 27, 2022

Lots of fun and a great way to experience the Daintree. Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful which was great as we had our 6 and 7 year old snorkelling with us. The water was so inviting and the scenery is magical. An experience the whole family can enjoy. Highly recommend!

April 11, 2022

Product ID: 178263