Mossman Gorge Adventure Day & River Drift Snorkelling (Ex: Port Douglas)

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  • Mossman Gorge Adventure Day
  • Cairns/Palm Cove add-on
Full Day Tour (Adult) Ex:Port Douglas/Mossman (Family 2A2C)
$265.00
Full Day Tour (Child4-15yrs) Ex:Port Douglas/Mossman
$225.00
Full Day Tour (Family 2A2C) Ex:Port Douglas/Mossman
$880.00
Cairns/Palm Cove Transfer add-on (Adult)
$70.00
Cairns/Palm Cove Transfer add-on (Child)
$50.00
Cairns/Palm Cove Transfer add-on (Family2A2C)
$210.00

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

More time in the rainforest than any other tour!

All departure times are approx. and will vary depending on the day and pickup location. We will advise you of your pickup time when booking.

Cairns* (with extra cost)
7.30am – return 6.00pm

Palm Cove* (with extra cost)
8.00am – return 5.30pm

Port Douglas (Free Transfer)
9.00am – return 5.00pm

For Self-drivers:
Below times are a guide and will vary depending on the day.

Mossman – George Davis Park in front of toilet block (under the giant trees)
Approx. 9.20am

Port Douglas – Wildlife Habitat bus stop
Approx. 9.05am

A Daintree adventure not to be missed!

Beginning the day at a secret location on the Mossman River for our one of a kind River Drift Snorkelling tour; searching for turtles, water dragons and the elusive platypus.
After a well earned lunch, enjoy a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony at the Mossman Gorge; where you’ll be cleansed of bad spirits and have traditional rainforest body paint applied. and Yummy Lunch Provided Exploring the Daintree National Park at an easy pace, this interpretive 1.5hr walk, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this breath-taking rainforest..
A Daintree adventure not to be missed!Exploring the Daintree National Park at an easy pace, this interpretive 1.5hr walk, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this breath-taking rainforest

Pick up from Port Douglas

Full Day Tour
9.00am –  17.00pm
Welcome to country
Traditional “Welcome to Country” and smoke ceremony with a Kuku Yalanji guide; the traditional custodians of Mossman Gorge. 

River Drift Snorkelling
It’s swimming, snorkelling, floating and a rainforest walk. All combined into the best rainforest experience in the region!
Learn about this hidden rainforest ecosystem, as your river guide takes you on a journey you’ll never forget!

Green wonderland
Surrounded by lush green rainforest, your guided walk takes you through some of the most stunning parts of the Daintree National Park

Dragons are real!
Keep on the lookout for the Boyd’s Forest Dragon. Learn about these wonderful creatures found nowhere else on earth!

Safe Refreshing Water
Enjoy a refreshing swim in paradise! The perfect location for an afternoon snack, as you bliss out besides this beautiful waterhole.

Giant Strangler Figs
As you explore Mossman Gorge, stand in awe beneath these giants of the rainforest. Your guide will teach you all about their unique life-cycle.


River Drift Snorkelling Tour Fact

An amazing eco-immersion adventure that’s different every time!

It’s swimming, snorkelling, floating and a rainforest walk. All combined into the best rainforest experiences in the region!
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.
You’re in control… 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 snorkelling before heading out to the reef.
Our experience can be both fast paced and slow, depending on how much water is in the river. If you’re not a confident swimmer, or have low mobility and or fitness this activity may not be suitable. More information can be found here

What can I see

As you explore one of the cleanest rivers in Australia, keep an eye out for some of the friendly inhabitants

Turtles
Over 30 species of fish
Water Dragons
Colourful birds
Electric blue butterflies
Elusive platypus!

If you’ve never snorkelled before, don’t worry! Our experienced guides will be there to help you explore the underwater environment. They’ll provide guidance and support, ensuring you’re comfortable with the equipment and techniques before you start.

However, if you decide that snorkelling isn’t for you, that’s perfectly fine too. The rainforest above the water is equally impressive and there’s plenty to see and enjoy while others are snorkelling. Our tour is about experiencing the beauty of the river environment, both above and below the water, in a way that suits you best.

Remember, your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities. Whether you’re snorkelling or simply soaking in the sights of the rainforest, we’re here to ensure you have a memorable experience.

  • River sled to float on (Small children can share with an adult)
  • Wetsuit, boots & snorkel mask (Max wetsuit size 3XL, Boots US 13 ,Prescription masks are available)
  • Life jacket (PFD) Can be provided if request
  • Experienced river trained guides
  • Light snacks after the tour )We provide drinking water and biscuits.

Tour Inclusive

  • Return transfers ex Port Douglas/ Mossman
  • Full Day Rainforest Wet and Dry Tour
  • Traditional Welcome Ceremony
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • River Drift Snorkelling
  • Lunch and snacks
  • BPA-Free water bottle for the walk
  • Walking pole if requested
  • All wetsuits and snorkelling gear
  • Prescription masks (limited)
  • All Safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Free tour photos of Drift Tour Posted on our Facebook Page after each tour. Free to download. Due to the nature of our tour, photos are not guaranteed.
    You are always welcome to bring a waterproof camera with wrist strap along with you.

Tour Exclusive

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personnel Consumption
  • Cairns Transfer at extra Cost

Transportation

  • Free Hotel transfers from Port Douglas & Mossman
  • Extra Cost Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches
    Available for our morning tour only.
    $70 adult / $50 child
    Cairns & Northern Beaches transfers Including: Yorkey’s Knob, Smithfield, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove, are available for an additional cost when booking.
  • Self-drivers
    While we still need to drive you the last bit, this is a great option if you’re travelling up from Cairns, or simply wanting a more flexible day.
    The closest place to meet us is in Mossman, 5 minutes away. This is a great place to meet us if you are planning to continue north towards the Daintree after tour.
    - Self drive to Mossman : This is the closest meeting point to where our tour operates, and a great option if you’re planning to visit Mossman Gorge or travel north to the Daintree. We meet guests at George Davis Park Mossman, in front of the toilet block (under the giant trees).
    Pickup is approx. 20 minutes after our Port Douglas pickups
    - Self Drive to Port Douglas
    The closest pickup point from Cairns & Palm Cove self-driver . We meet guests at the Wildlife Habitat carpark.
  • Transfers
    Return transfers from all major Port Douglas accommodations are included in your tour price. There may be times where we ask you to meet close by at an alternative location.
    Cairns & Northern Beaches transfers Including: Yorkey’s Knob, Smithfield, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove, are available for an additional cost (available when booking).
    If you are not waiting at your pick-up point at the date and time specified in your booking, you will forfeit 100% of the total price paid.
    Pick up times are approximate and can vary due to factors outside our control. Wherever possible we will contact you directly or your hotel reception to inform you of any delays/changes.
  • Please  fill in your accommodation details when you make a booking.

Notices

  • Price list in AUD.
  • Children love this tour, however please note the below requirements:
    Minimum age is 4*
    Child price is for ages 4-15 inclusive
    All children 4-8 are required to wear a PFD/life jacket (provided)
  • Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18
  • Guests aged 16 & 17 must have their waiver and medical form signed by a parent or guardian over 18
  • Child booster seats available free of charge for children under 7
  • You are responsible for the safety of any children in your care
  • Our family rate is for 2 x adults + 2 x children (4-15) If a family rate is booked with children older than 15, we will update your booking to reflect the correct charges and send a payment request for the remaining balance.
  • All guests are required to complete a medical declaration form & sign our liability waiver to participate in this tour.
    Assumption of risks
    Your safety is our number one priority.  However there will always be risks involved with participating in recreational activities.
    By signing our liability waiver, you acknowledge that there are numerous risks you may face during your involvement in the activities.
    Medical declaration
    For safety reasons, some medical conditions, disabilities or impairments may exclude participants from our River Drift Snorkelling tour.
    You understand that this activity requires physical exertion and it is your responsibility to make sure you’re healthy enough to participate.
    Any serious medical condition or history may disallow you from participating in the tour.
  • Can I be a spectator?
    Unfortunately not.  Due to the tour starting and finishing in different locations, there are no suitable areas to sit and watch.
  • Do we still run the tour if it is raining?
    Generally yes! However, it depends on how much rain and also where the rain is falling. 1-5mm of rain will hardly wet the ground in the tropics, so please don’t worry if this is the forecast. If you have any concerns, please contact us for an update on the river conditions, as heavy rain can influence the safety and overall enjoyment of this tour. As this tour is weather dependent, it may be cancelled in conditions of heavy rainfall or extreme weather. If this occurs, an alternative date will be offered, or you will be refunded in full.
  • What about crocodiles?
    We don’t swim with crocs! You should always be Croc-wise in Croc country; that is why you can rest assured that our tour operates in a very safe, Croc-Free stretch of water. Crocodiles use the water, sun and shade to maintain their preferred body temperature of 30–33°C. Where we swim is too clear, too cold at 16-22°C, and too shaded for crocodiles. The cool water is one reason we provide you with a very fashionable wetsuit to use during your tour. The best way to see crocodiles in the wild, is with Bruce Belcher’s wildlife cruises on the Daintree River (not the same river)
  • What to bring?
    Swimmers to wear under your wetsuit
    There are no change rooms at the river, so please wear your swimmers underneath your clothes
    Towel & comfortable footwear
    Thongs or sandals are fine as boots are provided
    You can’t spend any money on this tour
    Leave all valuables behind, including any loose fitting jewellery and rings that can be removed
    Waterproof camera
    Gopro’s and waterproof cameras can be brought at owners risk. We highly reccomend a wrist strap.
    Prescription glasses with case
    These can be worn to help with walking to the river, our guide can store them in a waterproof bag when you’re in the water.
    Anything you won’t be swimming with, will be left in our vehcile at your own risk.
  • Free tour photos
    Free tour photos are available for all guests on our shared tours. Examples of previous tour photos can be viewed on our Back Country Bliss facebook page.
    Due to the nature of our activity, there may be times we are unable to guarantee photos. All guests are required to sign a media release as photos are shared online, and may be used to advertise Back Country Bliss Adventures on social media & print advertising.All guests can easily choose to opt-out of photos when completing their waiver form if they do not consent. You are welcome to bring your own waterproof camera (at own risk). We highly reccomend a wrist strap.

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