River Drift Snorkelling

Port Douglas, Queensland

Join this Port Douglas day tour to enjoy a relaxing river drift snorkel under the Tropical North Queensland rainforest canopy with return hotel transfers.

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Book this half-day Port Douglas tour to enjoy a relaxing 3-hour river drift snorkel in the rainforest with return hotel transfers from Mossman and Port Douglas included. Experience the rainforest like never before as you jump on your own river sled and gently float down the river under the ferns of the rainforest canopy. This family-friendly activity in Port Douglas will see you snorkelling the river to see a bounty of fish. If you are quiet, you may even spot a few shy turtles and platypus as you make your way down the river.

This Port Douglas river drift snorkel is a unique way to experience the rainforest and all of its wonderful creatures in a safe environment. Tours are available twice a day at 9 am and 2 pm so that you can easily squeeze in another Port Douglas activity into your itinerary in the morning or afternoon. Book online here for a unique rainforest experience near Port Douglas.


  • Back Country Bliss asks for ages of children (if applicable) as a child seat may be required (FOC) and sometimes river conditions may not be suitable for small/young children.


  • 3 Hour River Drift Snorkelling Tour
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off at your Port Douglas Accomodation
  • All snorkels, wetsuits and safety gear provided
  • Friendly safety trained river guide
  • Snacks


  • Palm Cove transfers – available for an additional $25 per person and must be arranged directly with the operator


  • Small group tour
  • Drift under the rainforest canopy
  • Search for turtles and platypus
  • Learn about this incredible river
  • All equipment included
  • Family friendly activity


Morning Tour

  • Pick ups commence from 8:40am from Port Douglas/Mossman accommodation. Drop off to Port Douglas/Mossman accommodation from 12.15pm – 1pm

Afternoon Tour

  • Pick ups commence from 2pm from Port Douglas/Mossman accommodation. Drop off to Port Douglas/Mossman accommodation from 5.15pm – 5.30pm

Hotel Pickup

  • Pick ups available from Port Douglas and Mossman accommodation
  • Palm Cove transfers are available for an additional $25 per person and must be arranged directly with the operator
  • If Self-Driving, pick up available from Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas or Mossman Raintrees Café, Mossman

What To Bring

  • Swimwear to wear under the wetsuit
  • Towel
  • Camera (can be placed in dry bag)
  • Any personal medications

Additional Information

  • When the river level is low (most of the year), our activity is generally suitable for all ages (3+), and swimming abilities
  • When the river level is higher, the faster flowing water is only suitable for strong swimming adults (15+) with good fitness and mobility
  • Minimum age of participation is 3yrs and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 3-8yrs must wear a PFD
  • Child seats are available free of charge
  • Tour is not recommended during pregnancy
  • Participants must be able to walk easily over uneven surfaces, through moving water and walk up tree roots to exit
  • Wetsuits are provided up to 3XL
  • Maximum weight limit applies of 135kg/297lb
  • Maximum shoe size US 13
  • Please wear swimwear under clothing as there are no change rooms at the river
  • Please leave all valuables and loose fitting clothing at accommodation

Terms And Conditions

  • Guests require a reasonable level of fitness and good mobility
  • Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour

River Snorkelling requirements

  • All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form
  • Not suitable if you have limited mobility or injuries e.g: difficulty walking, injured or limited movement of knees, ankle, back, shoulder etc
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant due to risk of falling on stomach, sudden jarring movements and impacts
  • Max recommended weight limit is 135kg/274lb. Due to limitations of our equipment a good level of fitness and mobility is required if you are near or over this weight

While conditions do vary, all participants associated with this booking should be able to:

  • Walk without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Lay on your stomach and paddle for extended periods
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Swim/dog paddle 15m without stopping
  • Climb up tree roots to exit river, equivalent to climbing a 1.5m ladder
  • Easily stand up from a sitting position on the ground, without assistance at least 3 times in a row

Booking Information

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! – Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements


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