2 Day Reef, Daintree Rainforest & Aboriginal Culture tour – Passions of Paradise
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: 2DPkgPoP
Combine the absolute best that our region has to offer, The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest & Aboriginal Culture, over 2 unique days.
Passions of Paradise departs Daily except New Years Day
DAINTREE DREAMING Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to 31st March 2018
Effective 1st April 2018 Departs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Passions of Paradise has a selection of more than 24 exclusive outer reef locations to choose from. Each day we will select the two best sites suited to the weather conditions to give our guests the best possible experience. Our exclusive sites include: Hastings Reef (Some sites Include: 1770, Coral Gardens, Turtle Bommie), Paradise Reef, Norman Reef – Shark Mountain, Long Bommie, Flynn Reef (Little Tracey & Three Sisters), Milne Reef (The Whale, The Edge) and MORE!
0815 - 1015 Sail to First Outer Barrier Reef Location
1015 - 1245 Arrive at First Outer Barrier Reef Location – THE POOL IS OPEN!
Snorkelling - Our reef sites are selected for their abundance of marine life and diversity of healthy
corals. Access to and from the water is via snorkel platforms at the back of the vessel. Our snorkel
guides are on hand to assist new or nervous snorkelers to feel comfortable and at ease.
Introductory Dives - are available for those who wish to try SCUBA Diving for the first time. These are
fully guided dives in small groups under the competent instruction of one of our fully qualified and
experienced Dive Instructors.
Certified Divers - have the opportunity to conduct two dives during the day. All dives are guided in
small groups of no more than 6, by experienced dive masters.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour - Passengers can enjoy an optional glass bottom boat tour with full
commentary by our marine naturalist.
1215 - 1245 Lunch
Lunch is served on-board; enjoy a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch including local prawns,
selection of fresh salads and tropical fruits. Lunch is prepared daily by our chef on-board the vessel for
maximum freshness and taste. Vegetarians are catered for daily.
1300-1445 Arrive second Outer Barrier Reef Location
Water activities begin with passengers free to snorkel, conduct another introductory or certified dive
or simply soak up the sun on our large sun decks
1445 Depart Second Outer Barrier Reef Location
Time to enjoy a cold beverage from the bar as we set sails for a relaxing sail back to Cairns
1700 Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
Passions of Paradise Optional Extras
Accommodation Return Transfers $18.00 City or $25.00 Northern Beaches
- Introductory and certified scuba diving $70.00
- Wetsuits and stinger -sun suits $8.00
- Underwater digital camera hire
- Prescription masks (be sure to let our office know in advance, so we can match your needs) $10.00
- T-shirts, assorted quality beers, wine and soft drinks.
DAINTREE DREAMING DAY TOUR Includes
- Return Hotel transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas
- 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land and sea bush tucker with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
- Eat your catch of the day with homemade morning and or afternoon tea
- Welcome to Country Ceremony - Mossman Gorge
- Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge
- Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
- Please note tour may be in reverse due to tide times along the beach
Pick up from your chosen accommodation
2 hour coastal and mangrove walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours.
Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the every changing mud-flats and tidal lagoons. The brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying home made damper on the balcony of the family home and taste your catch of the day.
Welcome to Country Ceremony at Mossman Gorge:
You are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward off evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people, you are accepted and honoured.
Mossman Gorge Centre -Lunch is included at the Mayi Cafe. The specially designed menu featuring predominantly locally sourced produce infused with Indigenous bush ingredients.
Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge.
Nestled in the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge contains the oldest, continuously surviving rainforest on earth. Experience this pristine natural wonder, with a guided rainforest walk with Adventure North's qualified guide who will unlock the secrets of this fascinating ecosystem. You will see strange primitive plants and there is time for a swim in this magical rainforest environment, so don’t forget your swimmers.
Optional Extra - A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous guides. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. The walks take visitors on a journey along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.
This is an excellent tour for people of all ages, you just need an adventurous spirit
**Please note: tour can operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach