Silverswift & River Tubing

Silverswift & River Tubing

This fun package combines adventure snorkelling at three remote outer reef sites and gentle river tubing amongst towering rainforest trees on freshwater streams.

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: River Tubing- Half Day

Tour Operator: Aussie Drifterz / Foaming Fury

This half day rainforest river tubing tour departs daily for approximately two hours of tubing fun, combining adventure and action set amongst towering rainforest trees on freshwater streams.

Fully supervised, with a minimum of two guides on the water, all equipment and instruction is provided. This is a fun, safe water activity conducted on professional, high quality, twin chamber tubes. 

Your river tubing experience will be at the fantastic rainforest locations or either Behana Gorge or the Mulgrave River. The location is seasonal and is selected to maximise your fun. The freshwater Mulgrave River is perfect for tubing with clear, shallow waters with some fast runs and fun rapids, set against a backdrop of granite boulders, mossy stones and rainforest trees. Behana Gorge is set amid stunning natural rainforest, an arching canopy of trees and gently tumbling cold waters. 

No previous tubing experience necessary and suitable for people aged between 5 and 70 years old. 

Tour departs Cairns - morning and afternoon.

  • Morning Tour: Pick up at approx 7.45am, returns 12pm
  • Afternoon Tour: Pick up at approx 1.45pm, returns 6pm

Your River Tubing experience includes:

  • Up to 2 hours river tubing
  • All tuition and safety equipment, no experience is necessary
  • Professional and certified river guides
  • Snack provided.
  • Pick-up from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and return accommodation transfers.

What to bring: Hat, swimming costume, sunscreen, towel, waterproof camera, waterproof footwear. 

Waterproof shoes and spray jackets are available to hire.

Total Package Price

All taxes and levies included in total price.


  Adult Child
Tour Price AU$ 279.00AU$ 207.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50
Levy **)AU$ 15.00AU$ 15.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 300.50AU$ 228.50

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Day 1 is self-drive to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Coach transfers are available at an additional cost. 

Additional Costs

*EMCA Government Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This charge is included in the total price.

**Mulgrave River levy: River rafting levy of $15 per person is payable direct to Foaming Fury/Aussie Drifterz on the day of travel.

General Conditions

  • River Tubing: Minimum age is 5 years. All participants must complete a liability waiver prior to commencing river tubing activity.
  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years. Medical conditions apply.
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2020.

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