River Drift Snorkeling Tour
River drift snorkeling is an activity that most of us that live in the tropics of North Queensland partake in on a regular basis. On a hot summer’s days there is nothing better than drifting down stream in the crystal clear waters of the jungle. The water is surprisingly cool and beautifully refreshing. This River Drift Snorkeling Tour allows visitors to the area to experience an activity that usually only the locals know about!
River Drift Snorkeling – No Crocodiles
The tour is of 3 hour duration, and commences with a pick up from your accommodation. After a short 20 minute drive you will arrive in the jungle close to Mossman Gorge which is part of the Daintree Rainforest. With your experienced local and very knowledgeable guide on our Drift Snorkeling Tour, you will then drift downstream. Of course the conditions can change depending on the time of year. In our tropical winter known as the “Dry”, the pace of the River Drift Snorkeling Tour will be quite slow and leisurely. During the hot summer months however, the conditions can be quite different… fast and furious! It really all depends on the amount of rain we have had.
River Drift Snorkeling – Amazing Wildlife
There will be lots of wildlife to see on the river drift snorkeling tour. Commonly seen in the river are Jungle perch Also commonly encountered are Rainbow Fish. Found in this area are over a third of the total species of freshwater fish of Australia. Small turtles, yabbies, and Archerfish can also be seen on a river drift snorkeling tour.
See the amazing birdlife whilst on this tour. Obviously you can only see the birds when you take a rest stop on your journey downstream! There are plenty of kingfishers around, along with Silver Eyes and other rainforest birds.
Your guides on the river snorkeling tour are long term locals – both with outdoor education qualifications. Operated by a full accredited Wet Tropics Heritage Operator.Want to try shared charter snorkeling on the reef? Port Douglas Reef Charters can help.