One of the best things to do in Cairns ever! This sea kayaking tour to beautiful Snapper Island National Park is simply amazing! The two day trip across the Great Barrier Reef surrounded by dolphins, dugongs, and turtles, camping on pristine untouched beaches, will have you wanting to become a modern Robinson Crusoe and stay in the Daintree forever!
Snapper Island National Park is situated 2 kilometres from the mouth of the Daintree River, and 11km from Cow Bay Beach, Cape Tribulation. Uninhabited, filled with tropical rainforest and surrounded by magnificent coral reef and white sandy beaches you will have no trouble filling up your time snorkelling, walking, lazing and exploring.
Your trekking adventure starts around 8am at Daintree Crocodylus Village in Cow Bay where you will be fuelled up for the 11km paddle by a hearty breakfast. Here you will also receive your orientation and camping paraphernalia e.g. dry bag, sleeping gear, snorkel sets, and stinger suits. Then its off to the beach where you will pair up, jump in our stable 7m double kayaks, then off you go!
The 11km kayak is taken at a slow pace to ensure everyone makes the most of the spectacular views of the Daintree Coastline and can spend time posing for photos and spotting all the sea life that accompanies you along the way - turtles and sea birds for sure and maybe even a dugong or whale!
Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by our expert (and entertaining) guide who will keep your safe, prepare your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, set up your tents and sing you to sleep (well at least send you to sleep with his jokes and ghost stories).
Once on the island you will have plenty of time to explore Snapper Islands rainforest and fringing coral reefs before settling down to dinner and a spectacular sunset then its off to bed in your true room with a view two man tent to rest up for tomorrow's next adventure.
Wake up next day to the amazing sunrise and if you are really lucky breakfast in bed (well maybe a coffee or tea at least) then its off again to kayak slowly back to Cow Bay beach visiting Shipwreck Cove, Robinson Crusoe and Coral Cove along the way for morning tea and lunch and possibly just one more snorkel.
The paddle trek departs from Daintree Crocodylus Village in Cow Bay, Far North Queensland at approximately 9.30am and returns to Crocodylus the next day around 3pm.
We recommend staying overnight either side of the trip at Daintree Crocodylus.