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Double Island Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling, Half Day Tour - Cairns


A fantastic half day kayak out to Double Island. This is a wonderfull snorkeling adventure! Come with us as we explore the island and the reef!

You will be amazed at the beauty of what Double Island and its surrounding reefs hold.

We start the tour with an introduction to paddling a sea kayak and a quick safety talk. It's not long before we are paddling over the beautiful fringing reefs with fish and rays jumping in front of us and ospreys overhead.

We pull the kayaks up to the beach at Scout's Hat and explore the rock pools for octopus, sea cucumber, crabs, soft corals and a vast array of Great Barrier Reef fish.

We then paddle around the eastern side of the island and explore some great caves - in some cases we will snorkel into these caves! Just around the corner is our resting place on the coral fringed beach. Fresh fruit and juices are laid out on the natural rock table. Everybody can snorkel here as the waters are always calm

Around the western side of the island we stop again to explore the exclusive Double Island resort, this is where the movie stars stay while in FNQ! We again explore the shoreline with blue spotted lagoon rays, mangrove rays, shovel nose sharks and a host of other marine life can be seen.

During the paddle home, turtles and dolphins can quite often pop up in front of us.

*Snorkeling is dependent on conditions during the day (visibility etc)*

What to bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Small bottle of water

Palm cove Watersports is located at the Palm Cove pier. We depart at 8.30am, returning by 12.30pm, please arrive prior to this time. Palm Cove is a seaside village situated 25 minutes drive north of Cairns city centre and a 45 minute drive south of Port Douglas. It is an easy bus ride from Cairns on the local bus service.

Pick up from Cairns available - $15 per person

Price: Adult $120, Child (5 - 16years) $90

Prices above do not include the Environmental Management Charge of $7 per person, this is payable on the day

This trip is very weather dependent. The operator reserves the right to postpone or cancel due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances. Please provide a contact phone number or email that can be regularly checked in case of changes to your trip, some flexibility may be required! You will be contacted very shortly after booking.

Adult $120.00
Child $90.00


Available Bookings from 11 Aug to 17 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$90.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Rebecca Broadhurst from Australia wrote on 23 March 2017

Sea kayak and snorkelling

Could not recommend Brad at Palm Cove Watersports highly enough. Had a fantastic time on the 1/2 day Sea Kayak and Snorkelling. Brad was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Saw more than I expected and didn't want the trip to end. Great trip ��

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Shannon Grantley from Australia wrote on 11 January 2019

Half day tour

We had an awesome day! Guide was great, equipment excellent and we enjoyed the snorkeling so much! Very flexible in our request to change the route due to young arms being tired! Thankyou for a memorable day!

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Svenja Seher from Germany wrote on 14 August 2018


We had an amazing day! Thank you so much!

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Rebecca Nascimento from Australia wrote on 19 February 2018

Incredible !

This an absolutely incredible experience. When we got to the jetty to meet Brad our tour guide he quickly took us down to the beach to point out the beautiful mantaray that had come to the shore line to feed (a very rare sighting). Then the rest of the tour we kayaked to 3 stunning islands on perfectly calm,crystal blue waters. I was a bit nervous about snorkelling because of the stinger season but Brad was fully prepared with stinger suits for us and we did not encounter a single jellyfish. We learnt so much about the history of the land/islands and saw so many beautiful fish when we were snorkeling. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone and can’t wait to come back and do it again!

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Gabriela Clarkson from Australia wrote on 24 September 2017

Absolutely Amazing

I did this tour with my 2 sons and we had such an amazing time! I would recommend to anyone who wants a unique personal experience. The tour guide was so informative and entertaining.

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