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Kayak Turtle Tour around Double Island - Palm Cove

Join us for our 3.5 hour guided kayak tour around Double Island and explore the beautiful coral fringing reef and spot a range of wildlife along the way.


  • Fully guided kayak tour
  • Visit one of Australia's best loved tourist destinations
  • Explore the coral reef
  • Spot a range of wildlife

Departing from the south end of Palm Cove, we take a leisurely paddle to Double Island, one of Tropical North Queensland's world-renowned attractions.

Enjoy the experience of paddling alongside coral reef and across beautiful white sandy shallow waters.

More often than not we see lots of different marine life like:

  • Eagle rays
  • Shovelnose sharks
  • Mangrove rays
  • Colourful fish
  • Sea Turtles

No experience is required, just a sense of fun and adventure!

The perfect way to experience the stunning part of Australia.

Adult $90.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $70.00 (Aged up to 14 years)

What's included

  • Kayaks
  • Life jackets


  • 3.5 Hours


  • Meeting point: opposite 73 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • 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.

  • 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.

    Self Drive:Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time

    This is a wind and weather dependent tour, please keep in contact with the operator leading up to your scheduled tour date

    Meeting point for tour: Opposite 73 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove.

    The paddle to Double Island takes 20-30 minutes. Once we get there, it is time to explore the reef. Before paddling back to our start point at Palm Cove.

Available Bookings from January 17 to January 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Mon 17 Jan
Tue 18 Jan
Wed 19 Jan
Thu 20 Jan
Fri 21 Jan
Sat 22 Jan
Sun 23 Jan

  • Adult$66.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$70.00

  • Adult$66.00
  • Child$70.00

  • Adult$66.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$70.00

  • Adult$66.00
  • Child$70.00

  • Adult$66.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$70.00

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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K Shaw from Australia wrote on 26 October 2020

Wonderful Experience

Absolutely wonderful morning out on the water. We were able to relax take in our surrounds and see sea turtles, sting rays, snorkel & explore. Andy was a fantastic guide and we our group enjoyed the entire experience. Highly recommended for Cairns Locals to get out and explore a local gem!

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Melissa Polkinghorne from Australia wrote on 27 September 2020

Great but

Lots of good things about the tour despite very windy conditions. There were some issues with what was advertised on the website and what is delivered. For instance, advertised morning tea was not supplied. Virus was the excuse, but use of bottled juice or water, and prepackaged fruit or muffins etc still allowed but not used. Start place and time inaccurate. We saw several turtles, and fish. One of us has never paddled and was quite nervous, but completed the tour with enthusiasm.

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Jane walsh from Australia wrote on 11 November 2021

Kayak Turtle Your double island

Highlight of our holiday, our tour guide friendly informtive Was so much more than kayaking tour, conditions on the day allowed snorkeling. Double Island so interesting we even got to pick a fresh oysters. Best value fantastic day out great people really love their environment. Can't wait to come back. Geoff Jane Adelaide.

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Robert Nixon from Australia wrote on 11 November 2021

The highlight of Cairns activities

We have done reef tours, rafting, tubing and electric bikes. They were all great activities, but this blew them away. Andy is a fantastic guide and you will see far more than turtles on this tour. On the reef beside double island, we saw amazing coral, more fish species than the barrier reef tours (like swimming through an aquarium) and even a ‘very small’ reef shark. Andy’s knowledge is shared in a very casual, friendly way. Highly recommended.

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Tara Ducker from Australia wrote on 12 June 2021

Great morning trip, highly recommended

Great tour, we saw turtles, tays, and a shark. The kayaks were good, and our guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this tour.

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    Child Aged up to 14 years

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