River Drift Snorkelling Info


River Drift Snorkelling is a 4 hour half day experience departing from Port Douglas & Palm Cove.

Morning and Afternoon options are available. Drift with the flow of the pristine Mossman River while you explore life under the water?s surface.

Allow the gentle waters to guide you through the rainforest on this unique half-day journey. Experience the magic of the rainforest from above and below the water. Safe, fun and very relaxing.

Operating only 15 mins from Port Douglas, this tour gives informative local history, flora and fauna information as well as the chance to float effortlessly through an ancient rainforest river. Expect to see freshwater fish, turtles, butterflies, birds and platypus.

The River Drift Snorkelling Times

River Drift Snorkeling offer a complimentary pickup & drop off from your Port Douglas and Palm Cove accommodation.

For people staying in Cairns. the closest pick-up `point is the Clifton Village shopping Centre.

Morning Experience Pickup Times
8.30am Palm Cove
9:00am Port Douglas
9:15am Mossman

Afternoon Experience Pickup Times
2.00pm Port Douglas
2.15pm Mossman

Morning Experience Dropoff Times
1.00pm Palm Cove
12.30pm Port Douglas
12.15pm Mossman

Afternoon Experience Dropoff Times
5.30pm Port Douglas
5.15pm Mossman

Included in Your Day

Complimentary pickup & drop off
All wetsuits and snorkelling gear
Prescription masks (limited)
All Safety equipment
Safety trained river guide

What to Bring
All snorkelling, wet suit and flotation equipment is provided. We recommend guests wear their swimmers on the day as there are no change rooms at the river.

River Drift Snorkelling is a great family experience. Children can safely journey down the river on large river sleds.

About your Guides
Back Country Bliss Outdoor Education Instructors have a combination of over 10 years of experience in leading groups in remote areas of Australia. Their exceptional safety standards, combined with a high level of enjoyment, mean that guests will have a great experience every time within the natural environment.

River Drift Family Pricing
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up to date family pricing for your group.
Children (4 - 14 years) 15% off
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) Aditional 10% off

Mossman gorge is located 20 mins drive from Port Douglas

Safety Requirments

Not recommended if pregnant
Must be able to walk easily overuneven surfaces and through moving water.
Ability to swim is an advantage.
Minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Children aged 3-8 must wear a PFD
Max wetsuit size 3XL, max shoe size US 13.
Max weight limit is 140kg

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