Silverswift & Daintree Dreaming
After a day of snorkelling and exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, experience ancient aboriginal culture and the Daintree National Park with Daintree Dreaming.
DAY 1: Silverswift Snorkel & Cruise
Tour Operator: Silverswift
Ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on the outer Great Barrier Reef, Silverswift is a luxury 29 metre catamaran custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling. Visiting three different outer reef sites, you’ll have 5 hours to explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures. Silverswift has exclusive access to an amazing selection of 19 quality reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and Thetford Reefs. The sites visited daily are selected to best suit the day’s conditions and maximum experiences. Unlimited adventure snorkelling is included in your day, with the option of introductory and certified diving at an additional cost.
With superb onboard amenities, you’ll be travelling in comfort and style. Silverswift features air-conditioned cabins, spacious sundeck areas, hot freshwater showers, change rooms and even a licenced bar. The large dive and snorkel platform provides easy water access for all water activities and the state-of-the-art ride control system helps ensure a smooth journey, even when travelling at up to 32 knots.
Your Silverswift day includes
- Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns
- Morning and afternoon teas
- Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
- Snorkelling equipment and instruction
- Use of lycra suits
- Snorkel brief at each site
- Qualified lifeguard supervision
- Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit
- Guided snorkel tour
- Prescription masks available at no additional cost.
Tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns
Departs Cairns: 8:30am, Returns Cairns: 4.30pm
DAY 2: Daintree Dreaming
Tour Operator: Adventure North Australia
This exclusive and fully immersive rainforest tour allows you to join in a genuine Aboriginal cultural experience in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Gain an understanding of the region’s original indigenous culture with this unique experience as you are guided through the traditional rainforest, mangrove and beach habitats of the Kuku Yalanji tribe.
The Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour will take you to the beautiful Cooya Beach, a traditional fishing ground, where you will join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on a beach, mudflat and mangrove walk. This area is filled with diverse wildlife as a meeting point for three different ecosystems; beach, mangrove and coastal reef. Here you will learn the ways of traditional fishing and gathering, a real chance to catch your own bush tucker! Back at the family home, your catch will be cooked up and served with homemade damper. Then it’s on to Mossman Gorge where you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. While at the Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy lunch at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the art gallery featuring work from local artists.
Following lunch, your guide will take you to explore the lush rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. During an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, learn about the flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem that makes this region completely unique.
At the end of your day, you can refresh yourself with a swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge surrounded by pristine rainforest before beginning the return journey.
Your Daintree Dreaming Tour includes:
- Complimentary hotel pickup from Port Douglas accommodation.
- 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk learning to catch and identify bush tucker
- Eat your catch with homemade damper
- Welcome to Country ceremony
- Guided interpretative tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with an Adventure North guide
- Swim at Mossman Gorge
- Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
- (Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to the tide.)
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.
Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
Tour departs: Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8:00am
Tour returns: Cairns 6:30pm, Northern Beaches 6:00pm.
Total Package Price
All taxes and levies included in total price.
|Tour Price||AU$ 453.00||AU$ 387.00|
|EMC *)||AU$ 6.50||AU$ 6.50|
|Total Package Price||AU$ 459.50||AU$ 393.50|