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Island Hopping Kayaking Tour - Inner Great Barrier Reef - Pacific Water Sports


Join us for a truly memorable kayaking tour and discover the scenic delights of the Inner Great Barrier Reef.


  • Palm Cove, Double Island, Haycock Island
  • The Limestone Cave
  • Secluded lagoons and beaches
  • Unique marine life

This fully guided 6 hour tour will showcase the very best of what this iconic part of Australia has to offer.

Your kayaking adventure begins when we set off from Palm Cove and paddle across crystal clear waters surrounded by picture perfect islands and dazzling reefs.

Upon arrival at Haycock Island, you will have time to explore or simply relax and soak up the island atmosphere. The more adventurous are welcome to use the snorkel sets provided and discover the islands magical underwater world. After some island time we will return to the kayaks and go off in search of the magnificent sea turtles. An awesome experience where you’ll get to drift along the reefs and see the turtles come up for breath!

Next up is a visit to the secluded Double Island where we will stop for a bite to eat and guests are welcome to swim and snorkel the calm turquoise waters. After some fun on the island, we will kayak to limestone cave and, conditions permitting, enter the cave which boasts a small beach on the inside and stalactites on the ceiling. We will then journey onto a pristine white sandy beach where we can spot an array of marine life including Blue Spotted Lagoon Rays and Shovel Nose Sharks. Here, we will take a stroll to the mangroves and you can even sample the areas delicious oysters straight from the rocks!

After an epic day, we will make the return journey home. If the weather pemits, we will journey back through Buchans Point/Elis Beach where your return transport to Palm Cove will be waiting. Alternatively, if the wind is down, we will make our way directly back to Palm Cove.

No experience is necessary to join this outstanding kayaking trip…Just a sense of fun and adventure!

Adult $129.00
Child $99.00

What's included

  • All Kayaks, Lifejackets and Paddling Equipment, Juice and Fruit, Awesome Guide


  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


  • South End Of Palm Cove - opposite 73 Williams Esplanade. (Look out for the trailer on the seaside of the road).

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Lesson and Tour Cancellation Policy:

    A 15% cancellation fee will apply to any booking cancelled prior to 48 hours notice of the booking date.

    A 50% refund will be given to customers that cancel their tour or lessons less than 48 hours before the date of the tour.

    Any customer who cancels less than 16 hours before the tour or lesson starts or any customer who fails to attend a tour or lesson will be charged 100% cancellation fee.

  • Location: South End Of Palm Cove - opposite 73 Williams Esplanade. (Look out for the trailer on the seaside of the road)

    Pick up time in Cairns - 45 minutes before tour.

    Important: Prices exclude $6.50 per person EMC (Environmental Management Charge). This is payable on the day of travel direct to the tour operator.

    Transport: If you require pick up from Cairns this can be arranged direct with the operator after booking. $15 per person one way, of $20 per person return, minimum numbers apply.

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sandrav1 from Australia wrote on 28 December 2021


Andy and the boys are extremely helpful and patient. Anyone with or without experience can do this tour as they explained everything and provided help when needed. They know the area so well and they are very knowledgeable of tides and winds to make sure we were all safe. We were lucky to be able to taste an oyster that they just caught from the rocks and also a small fruit from a nearby shrub. Will do it again without hesitation.

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