Palm Cove Water Sports
These Tours are offered year round catering equally for those seeking a peaceful paddle or a bit of adventure. Sunrise and half-day tours run daily.
You will learn paddling strokes and techniques to give you maximum benefit from your effort. All safety information is clearly explained and demonstrated. Highly stable single and double, sit on top, kayaks are well suited to kayaker's from beginners to experienced. On each tour you visit Double Island departing 100 metres South of the Palm Cove Pier.
Sunrise Tour - Depart Palm Cove beach Approximately 6a.m.
Lazily paddling your kayak you can see the first fingers of dawn reaching out over Double Island. The exhilarating feeling of sitting so close to the water and the rhythmic action of the paddle will almost send you into a state of meditation, the trance can be broken by a turtle, fish or sting ray suddenly popping out of the water as if to say good morning. The fringing reef surrounding the island wakes.
The Sunrise over the water will grapple your attention away from the busy marine animals. After a 30-minute paddle (approx) you beach your Kayak's on Double Island. Over chilled refreshments and juicy fruits the panorama of Palm Cove unfolds and tide permitting, a walk along the sand bank to look for more marine life. After spending half an hour on the island its time to depart for the kayak back to Palm Cove arriving around 7.30am. It is the most exhilarating way to start your day.
Half Day Tours
The half-day tours depart twice daily. Morning tour departs at 8.30am and arrives back at 12.30p.m. The afternoon tour departs at 1.00p.m and arrives back at 4.30p.m.
On the first leg of your journey you depart Palm Cove and head off toward Double Island. About 500 meters from the island you will notice the water becoming shallow and the first signs of the fringing reef emerge.
This is your opportunity to start looking for the plethora of marine life that live in the area. Beach your kayak and tide permitting, a walk along the sand bank to see what other aquatic animals you can discover. Here your guide will give you an insight into the amazing history of the island and you can take in the beautiful panorama of the coastline and surrounding islands.
The tour then kayaks around to the northern side of the island to a secluded, sheltered little beach nestled in between rocky cliffs and Pandanus trees. Chill out here and enjoy the stunning views of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, while enjoying a morning or afternoon tea consisting of tropical fruits, juice and cakes.
Between May and November you are able to don a mask and snorkel and explore the reef.
- Morning/Afternoon tea
- All equipment
- Qualified guide
- Instruction and safety equipment
- Stinger suit if required