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This nature lover's dream adventure combines swimming, snorkelling, floating, and a rainforest walk through the Daintree for a unique perspective on this World Heritage-listed destination.

Mossman River Drift Snorkelling Adventure Highlights

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Journey down the Daintree River with a combination of swimming, snorkelling, river sled floating, & rainforest walks
  • Use of all required adventure equipment including wetsuit, boots, snorkel, mask, river sled, life jacket (when required)
  • Small groups only to maximise your enjoyment & ensure you can hear your guide
  • Post-adventure snacks to replenish your energy
  • Return transfers from Port Douglas (Cairns & Palm Cove pickups are available for the morning session only at an additional cost paid to operator after booking)

Where we Visit:

  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mossman River

What's Excluded

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

To enjoy this active rainforest experience, all participants require a reasonable level of fitness, and a high level of mobility.

River Snorkelling requirements:

  • All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form
  • Not suitable if you have limited mobility or injuries e.g: difficulty walking, injured or limited movement of knees, ankle, shoulder etc
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant due to risk of falling on the stomach, sudden jarring movements and impacts
  • Max recommended weight limit is 125kg/274lb, due to limitations of our equipment & our guides ability to safely rescue you in an emergency.
  • A good level of fitness and mobility is required if you are near or over this weight

 

When the river level is low (most of the year), this activity is generally suitable for all ages (4+) and swimming abilities. When the river level is higher, the faster flowing water is only suitable for strong swimming adults (15+) with good fitness and mobility.

 

While conditions do vary, all participants associated with this booking should be able to:

  • Walk without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Lay on your stomach and paddle for extended periods
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Swim/dog paddle 15m without stopping
  • Climb up tree roots to exit river, equivalent to climbing a 1.5m ladder
  • Easily stand up from a sitting position on the ground, without assistance at least 3 times in a row

 

If you have any concerns about your suitability, please contact us before booking. Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour.
 

  • 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 recommend a wrist strap.
  • Contact lenses
  • Anything you won’t be swimming with will be left in our vehicle at your own risk.

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.

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.

Unfortunately not.

Due to the tour starting and finishing in different locations, there are no suitable areas to sit and watch.

The water temperature varies between 16-22C (60-71F) year-round. We provide an extra thermal layer during winter, gloves are also available to use.

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.

If you have any concerns about your suitability, please contact us before booking.

Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour.

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Pickup Locations

  • -- PALM COVE Transfer 8:00am--
  • -- PORT DOUGLAS LOCATIONS --
  • -- SELF DRIVE MEETING POINTS --
  • --- CAIRNS Transfer 7:00am ---
  • 201 LAKE STREET APARTMENTS
  • 21 Limpet Ave, Port Douglas: Air BNB
  • 23 Solander Blvd: Air BNB
  • A1 INN THE CITY
  • ACACIA COURT
  • ADOBE MOTEL
  • ASPECT CENTRAL (Grove Motel)
  • ASYLUM CAIRNS BACKPACKERS
  • At The Mango Tree Port Douglas
  • BAILEY BY CRYSTALBROOK
  • Balboa Apartments
  • Barrier Reef Tavern
  • BAY VILLAGE TROPICAL RETREAT
  • Bay Villas
  • Beach Terraces Holiday Apartments
  • Beach Villa 2
  • Beaches Port Douglas
  • Beachfront Mirage (pickup from gated entrance)
  • Beachfront Terraces
  • BIG 4 INGENIA HOLIDAY CAIRNS COCONUT
  • Big 4 Port Douglas
  • Birch Resort
  • BOHEMIA RESORT
  • BOUNCE CAIRNS
  • BREAKFREE ROYAL HARBOUR
  • By The Sea Port Douglas
  • CAIRNS AQUARIUS
  • CAIRNS CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL (MCLEOD ST)
  • CAIRNS CITY BACKPACKERS
  • CAIRNS CITY PALMS
  • CAIRNS CITY SHERIDAN
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  • CARAVELLA BACKPACKERS
  • CASCADE GARDENS HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
  • CASTAWAYS - CAIRNS
  • Casurina Units
  • Cayman Villas
  • Central Plaza Port Douglas
  • Chez Willow Appartments
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  • CITYSIDER APARTMENTS
  • CLARENDON ON SPENCE
  • Club Tropical
  • Coconut Grove Apartments Port Douglas
  • COMFORT INN CAIRNS
  • Coral Beach Lodge
  • Coral Sea Villas
  • CORAL TOWERS
  • CORAL TREE INN
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
  • Demi View Motel
  • DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CAIRNS
  • Dougies Backpackers Resort
  • Dreamcatchers Apartments
  • DREAMTIME TRAVELLERS REST
  • Driftwood-Mantaray Apartments
  • EL DORADO HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
  • FLORIANA VILLAS
  • FLYNN - CRYSTALBROOK
  • Freestyle Resort
  • Garrick House
  • GETAWAY ON GRAFTON
  • GILLIGANS
  • Global Backpackers
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  • GLOBETROTTERS INTERNATIONAL BACKPACKERS
  • Gratitudes Boutique Suites
  • GROSVENOR INN CAIRNS
  • Heritage Villas Port Douglas
  • Hibiscus Resort & Spa
  • Hibiscus Resort & Spa
  • HIDES HOTEL
  • HILTON CAIRNS
  • HOLIDAY INN HARBOURSIDE (formerly Mercure)
  • IBIS STYLES CAIRNS
  • IL CENTRO APARTMENTS
  • IL PALAZZO
  • INN CAIRNS BOUTIQUE APARTMENTS
  • JJ'S BACKPACKERS
  • KOALA BEACH RESORT
  • KOALA COURT
  • LAKES RESORT
  • Lakeside Retreat Port Douglas
  • Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
  • Le Cher Du Monde
  • Lychee Tree
  • Macrossan House
  • MAD MONKEY BACKPACKERS VILLAGE
  • Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments
  • Mantra Aqueous
  • MANTRA ESPLANADE
  • Mantra Heritage
  • Mantra in the Village
  • Mantra on the Inlet (Pickup at Port Village Macrossan St)
  • Mantra Portsea
  • MANTRA TRILOGY
  • Marina terraces Holiday Apartments
  • Martinique on Macrossan
  • Mediterranean port Douglas
  • Meridian
  • MID CITY LUXURY SUITES
  • Mossman Caravan Park
  • Mossman Motel & Holiday Villas
  • Mossman Motel & Holiday Villas
  • Mowbray By The Sea
  • MUMMA'S HOSTEL CAIRNS
  • Nautilas Holiday Apartments
  • Nimrod Apartments (nautilus street)
  • Niramaya Villas
  • NJOY TRAVELLER'S RESORT
  • NORTH COVE WATERFRONT SUITES
  • NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS RESORT
  • NRMA CAIRNS HOLIDAY PARK
  • OAKS HOTEL CAIRNS
  • Oaks Resort Port Douglas (QT)
  • OASIS INN CAIRNS
  • Ocean Palms Apartments Port Douglas
  • PACIFIC CAY
  • PACIFIC HOTEL CAIRNS
  • PALM COVE Alamanda
  • PALM COVE Holiday Park
  • PALM COVE Imagine Drift
  • PALM COVE Mango Lagoon Resort & Spa
  • PALM COVE Mango Lagoon Resort & Spa
  • PALM COVE Mantra Amphora
  • PALM COVE Melaleuca Resort
  • PALM COVE Paradise On The Beach Resort
  • PALM COVE Peppers Beach Club
  • PALM COVE Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple
  • PALM COVE Sanctuary Palm Cove
  • PALM COVE Sarayi Boutique Hotel
  • PALM COVE The Grand Chancellor
  • PALM COVE The Palms at
  • PALM COVE The Reef House
  • PALM COVE The Reef Retreat
  • PALM COVE The Sebel
  • Palm Villas
  • Pandanus Caravan Park
  • Paradise Links Resort
  • PARK REGIS CITY QUAYS
  • PARK REGIS PIERMONDE APARTMENTS
  • Peninsula Boutique Hotel
  • Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas
  • Pink Flamingo
  • Pool Resort Port Douglas
  • Port Douglas Apartments
  • Port Douglas Artists' Treehouse
  • Port Douglas Backpackers
  • Port Douglas Beechfront Terrace
  • Port Douglas Coral Apartments
  • Port Douglas Cottage & Lodge
  • Port Douglas Cottage & Lodge
  • Port Douglas Motel
  • Port Douglas Outrigger
  • Port Douglas Plantation Resort
  • Port Douglas Queenslander
  • Port Douglas Retreat
  • Port Douglas Sands Resort
  • Port Village Shuttle bus pickup - Macrossan Street
  • PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL
  • Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
  • Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
  • PULLMAN REEF HOTEL CASINO
  • QUEENS COURT CAIRNS
  • Ramada Resort Port Douglas
  • Rattle & Hum Port Douglas
  • Rattle N Hum Port Douglas
  • Reef Club Resort
  • REEF FLEET TERMINAL
  • REEF GATEWAY APARTMENTS
  • REEF PALMS MOTEL
  • Reef Resort Port Douglas
  • Reef Terraces On St Crispan
  • Reflections of Port Douglas Acc
  • Regal Port Douglas
  • Retro Port Douglas Apartments
  • RILEY - CRYSTALBROOK
  • ROYAL HARBOUR
  • ROYAL PALM VILLAS
  • RYDGES ESPLANADE
  • Salt Water Luxury Apartments
  • Self Drive: Mossman - Meet at George Davis Park, Mossman
  • Self Drive: Mossman - Meet at Raintrees Cafe, Mossman
  • Self Drive: Port Douglas - Meet at Wildlife Habitat Carpark, Port Douglas
  • SHANGRI-LA HOTEL
  • Shantara Apartments
  • Sheraton Mirage
  • Silkari Lagoon (Oaks)
  • Silky Oaks Lodge
  • SOUTHERN CROSS ATRIUM
  • SUMMER HOUSE BACKPACKERS
  • Sunseeker Apartments
  • SUNSHINE TOWER
  • Tamarind Units AirBNB
  • Thala Beach Lodge
  • THE BALINESE MOTEL
  • The Beach terraces
  • THE HOTEL CAIRNS
  • THE JACK
  • The Newport on Macrossan
  • The Pavillions Port Douglas
  • THE SEBAL CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS
  • The White House
  • Ti-Tree Resort
  • TRADEWINDS McLEOD
  • TRAVELLERS CASTLE
  • TRAVELLERS OASIS
  • Tropic Breeze Caravan Park
  • TROPIC DAYS BACKPACKERS
  • Tropic Sands
  • TROPIC TOWERS APARTMENTS
  • Tropical Nites
  • Tropical Reef Apartments
  • Verandahs Accomodation
  • Villa San Michele
  • VILLA SHANGRI-LA
  • VILLA VAUCLUSE
  • VISION APARTMENTS
  • WATERFRONT TERRACES
  • WATERS EDGE APARTMENTS
  • Wayfarer Port Douglas
  • WHY NOT BACKPACKERS
  • YHA CAIRNS CENTRAL
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