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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$ 90.47 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
  • Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, floating, and walking through the rainforest
Full description

Embark on an amazing eco-immersion adventure that’s different every time! Explore the rainforest and swim, snorkel, float, and walk in the natural atmosphere.

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. Navigate down a flowing rainforest river with your sturdy river sled. The perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and a great introduction to snorkeling before heading out to the reef. This experience can be both fast-paced and slow, depending on how much water is in the river.

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from hotels in Port Douglas
  • All wetsuits and snorkeling gear
  • Tour Photos
  • Prescription masks
  • All safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Snacks
  • Swimwear to wear under the wetsuit
  • Towel
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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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 suitable if pregnant or for those with mobility issues
  • Ability to swim is required
  • Minimum age is 4 years old and children aged 4-8 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 164 reviews

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Super fun activity! Our guides were very knowledgeable about the plants and wildlife and looked after us all the way and made the river rafting a blast! It managed to be safe and exhilarating at the same time! We will never forget the final section floating down the river lying on our backs looking up at the rain forest canopy. Magical. They took loads of photos for us too. Highly recommend

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November 22, 2022

We loved our snorkelling and river drift tour. From the moment we booked, communication was excellent, including organising a pick up in Mossman since we were already there exploring the gorge. Our tour guides, Vincent, Corey and Augustine were very personable, friendly and welcoming, and provided excellent insights and information about the area and the environment. My husband appreciated that there were prescription masks available. The tour itself was amazing, a very different experience to the usual snorkelling on the reef. While snorkelling we saw lots of different types of fish, an eel and a small saw shell turtle. Riding the rapids on the rafts was great fun. This tour is suitable for all fitness levels. Even with the full wetsuits the water was cold!

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November 13, 2022

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

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