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Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove provided by Pacific Watersports

Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove

Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove
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Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Come on our Kayak Turtle Tour.  Tours operate daily from the south end of Palm Cove and paddle out to Double Island from there.  Once we are at Double Island, it's an incredible experience.  There are mangroves to explore, coral reefs to paddle over and even a cave to explore if the conditions are right. More often than not, the water is crystal clear.  There is an abundance of small rays and turtles swimming  through the water, and it's even possible to see dolphins, dugongs or whales on the tour, but you have to be very lucky. Kayaks, life jackets, juice, water and fruit is provided.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Departing from Palm Cove, we paddle our way over to the coral reefs that fringe Double Island and Haycock Island (Scouts Hat). The first stop is our turtle spot. This is the place where the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle can be seen basking in the ocean. More often than not we have numerous turtle sightings. This is an exciting part of the trip for all of our customers. From here on, we either travel to the north side of the island or we move in to the south side and explore the mangroves, depending on what the tides are doing and the wind direction. Its not uncommon to see many rays and shovel nosed sharks playing and feeding in the shallows along the tidal part of the beach. If we venture to the north side of the island and with a low tide, we will check out the lime stone cave. When the tide is right, we go right inside the cave. Here we find small stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave. Next stop is the beach for a swim and some fresh fruit and juice. Snorkeling equipment will be provided, so if anyone feels like a snorkel, you are more than welcome to give it a go. After all this, its time to head home. If the northerly wind kicks in, we head back to Palm Cove.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Departing from Palm Cove, we paddle our way over to the coral reefs that fringe Double Island and Haycock Island (Scouts Hat). The first stop is our turtle spot. This is the place where the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle can be seen basking in the ocean. More often than not we have numerous turtle sightings. This is an exciting part of the trip for all of our customers. From here on, we either travel to the north side of the island or we move in to the south side and explore the mangroves, depending on what the tides are doing and the wind direction. Its not uncommon to see many rays and shovel nosed sharks playing and feeding in the shallows along the tidal part of the beach. If we venture to the north side of the island and with a low tide, we will check out the lime stone cave. When the tide is right, we go right inside the cave. Here we find small stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave. Next stop is the beach for a swim and some fresh fruit and juice. Snorkeling equipment will be provided, so if anyone feels like a snorkel, you are more than welcome to give it a go. After all this, its time to head home. If the northerly wind kicks in, we head back to Palm Cove.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25600P2
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Use of all necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick Up Fees - $20 per person (if requested)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up any hotels in Cairns city area. ($20 p/p)
  • Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland Please wait for Pacific Watersports van at the outside of the hotel entrance
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Use of all necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick Up Fees - $20 per person (if requested)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up any hotels in Cairns city area. ($20 p/p)
  • Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland Please wait for Pacific Watersports van at the outside of the hotel entrance
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Fiona M
2 contributions
Thoroughly recommend
Oct 2021
I thought this kayak tour might be a bit too strenuous for me, but from from it.
Luke, our guide, ensured we had regular stops, where he would give informative talks about Double Island and surrounding marine life.
We were fortunate to view approximately 12 - 15 turtles popping their heads up over the reef as the tide was coming out - which was a highlight for a turtle lover like me.

Thoroughly recommend, and you definitely don't have to be super fit to do this kayak tour. (Although must admit, I was in a tandem kayak and my husband shared the paddling with me!)
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emma K
1 contribution
Fun and easy going.
Oct 2021 • Friends
The weather was perfect and we were lucky enough to have a small group, which made the whole experience very relaxed and easy going! Andrew was an awesome leader, lots of laughs. We saw lots of turtles, even a small shark! As the weather was good we got to go snorkelling which was an added highlight! Swimming off of double island was also amazing in the beautiful blue clear water.
I would highly recommended and will definitely do it again!
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen G
3 contributions
Not to be missed
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great start to the day. Paddled over to Double Island with Luke and stopped off here first to look at the old resort and say hello to the local dogs. Then we paddled around to the north side and had a great snorkel seeing lots of sea life. Then the paddle back seeing rays and turtles. Great rip well worth the money and Luke was relaxed and full of information. Made our holiday. Thanks heaps Luke!
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fitzy
1 contribution
Great Morning Kayak Trip!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Andrew is a top bloke and tour guide.
We had a small group which was great. We seen lots of turtles and rays swimming around up close and early in the morning even some Dolphins. We stopped for a snorkel on the coral reef to the North side of Double Island.
Even Seen Keanu Reeves gym where he trained for the Matrix and met the local friendly dog. Worth every cent. 10/10
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alanna G
10 contributions
Highly recommend!!!
We had the best time today with Luke and Chief! Such an amazing tour with so much to do! We kayaked out to Double Island and saw turtles, dolphins and some beautiful coral on the way! Then got to have a snorkel and explore on the island itself - perfect way to spend a morning!!! Thanks so much guys!
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon C
1 contribution
Beautiful, serene and great fun!
Oct 2021 • Family
We had a great morning kayaking out to Double Island and then around the whole Island before coming back.
The weather was beautiful and the conditions perfect for a family with an 8 and 11 year old.
Stopping on the Island was a highlight as we got to see Blue Spotted Ribbontail Rays mating up close, a unique experience. The island dogs were very welcoming and a hit with the kids!
Andy was the perfect guide; relaxed, helpful, informative and good fun. The pace of the paddling was easy going and suitable to all abilities.
We were unable to go into the caves due to the tide, but it is a great reason to go back again!
Would recommend this to anyone and would do it again ourselves! It was the highlight of our holiday and well-worth the early start. Good value for money.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sara
Hyde Park, Australia17 contributions
Ian Adelaide
A informative, pleasant guide with plenty of times to stop ,rest and explore double island.
Andrew was knowledgeable about winds and currents which made for a very successful and enjoyable trip.
Written 7 October 2021
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LisaEstella71
Adelaide, Australia752 contributions
What a great and memorable day!
Tour was recommended by family, found on trip advisor and booked online. Phone calls returned quickly, questions answered. Great tour from start to finish. Only saw turtles heads and too murky to snorkel. So enjoyable and good value. What a great and memorable day. Our guide was the best!
Written 6 October 2021
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BubbleGirl13
Darwin, Australia340 contributions
Just Do It
Like Nike’s catch phrase, I say “just do it”. I’m super nervous in the ocean as is my 11 year old son. But we were so glad we went on this adventure. My 7 year old son also loved it. Not too much wildlife today but a wonderful kayak and seas flat as a tack. So great to see some of Double Island as well and the mystery cave. I felt like I was a character in “The Famous Five”. The owner operators are capable but chilled and will instill confidence in you if you’re nervous. Just Do It.
Written 1 October 2021
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Tracy M
2 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2021 • Family
Fantastic morning
Both Luke and Chief full of knowledge and experience. Would definitely do it again
Written 30 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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504jacquieh
504jacquieh
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Best afternoon in beautiful surroundings
A great experience as always! I’ve been out on the kayak tour previously but the paddle boarding really takes the c
33Vee2015
33Vee2015
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Highly recommend
Firstly Luke and Andy are good guys to hang out with so I can imagine they would make any of their trips great. I
BeefyB4
BeefyB4
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Awesome Kiteboarding Experience
I have been out with Andy and Luke a couple of times now and every time it has been a great day out, I am learning
rwmott
rwmott
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Kite surfing lessons
I booked a group kite boarding lesson for my teenage children (19&15 years old). Both Andy and Luke were fantastic
Edgar D
Edgar D
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Barwon River is the rain
We had a great time out on the Barwon River with Andy. It rained a lot that day but it was a fantastic experience.
U480CSandyf
U480CSandyf
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Wonderful Experience
Andy and Luke were excellent instructors and guides. The journey down the Barron river on the paddle boards was pea
Aza1405
Aza1405
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Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing lessons with Andy and Luke ,couldn't recommended them more , awesome instructors, great Location, fun
Charles M
Charles M
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Kite Surfing
Kite surfing lessons with Pacific Watersports was absolute fun safe and progressive.Andy and Luke run such a profes
NATodd
NATodd
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Unique and beautiful way to see the rainforest
Last week, my fiance and I did the Kuranda Rainforest Paddleboarding Adventure Tour (and the Kayak Turtle Tour from
Cartersadventures
Cartersadventures
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SUP Kuranda Rainforest tour & Sunrise Kayak Reef tour
What a fabulous time we had! Andy & Luke were the most amazing father son team taking us on our SUP tour of the Bar
Stacey H
Stacey H
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Paddleboarding
Well this was awesome....what an amazing tour! So nice to enjoy the rain forest while having a paddle. It was espec
Heather9988
Heather9988
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A wonderful morning out on the water
A wonderful morning out on the water. Luke was a great guide and we saw plenty of turtles popping their heads out o
sandyshore405
sandyshore405
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Not to be missed!
This adventure was definitely a highlight of our trip to Cairns and Palm Cove. The host was skilled, knowledgeable
stevoh800
stevoh800
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Kayak tour
Great morning out on the water, like and chief are legends, highly recommend this if you are in the area. Thanks gu
Whitsinoz
Whitsinoz
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Team Building Activity
We used this activity as a team building activity. It was easy to organise with Andy nothing was an issue. Quick
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