River Drift Snorkelling Info

RIVER DRIFT SNORKELLING: If you love nature and the water, then this is the perfect tour for you! Within an ancient rainforest, 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.
This family friendly tour is a perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and is a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out to the reefs.

Small children can journey down the river on large river sleds.


  • Small group tour
  • Drift & snorkel under the rainforest canopy
  • Search for turtles and platypus
  • All equipment included
  • Family friendly activity
  • Pick-up from Palm Cove & Port Douglas

Pick up Times

AM Tour
8.30am Palm Cove
9:00am Port Douglas
9:15am Mossman

PM Tour
2.00pm Port Douglas
2.15pm Mossman

Drop-off Times

AM Tour
1.00pm Palm Cove
12.30pm Port Douglas
12.15pm Mossman

PM Tour
5.30pm Port Douglas
5.15pm Mossman


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

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.

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.

What to Bring:
Swimmers for under the wetsuit, towel, camera, shoes that can get wet.

We recommend guests wear their swimmers under clothes, as there are no change rooms at the river.

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