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Palm Cove Watersports

Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
0402861011
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Palm Cove
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the coastline and islands of tropical north Queensland. We have amazing encounters with dolphins,... more » Owner description: Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the coastline and islands of tropical north Queensland. We have amazing encounters with dolphins, turtles, stingrays and other marine life while paddling around history rich Double Island. Tours are offered year-round catering equally for those seeking a peaceful paddle or a bit of adventure. Our sunrise and half-day tours run daily. Paddling techniques and safety information are clearly explained and demonstrated. Our highly stable single and double, sit on top, kayaks are well suited for beginners to experienced kayakers. Each tour visits Double Island and includes fresh fruits, sweet treats and juices. Half-day tours include snorkelling. Tours depart south of the Palm Cove Jetty. Sunrise Tour 6am-7:30am $48 per person. Half-day Tour 8:30-12:30 Adults $88 Children $68 (plus $5 reef tax and insurance fee). « less
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Caurns
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went with my 9 yo son for the 2 hour sunrise kayak. Stunning. Tom the guide was very helpful and fun. Very safe and a great intro to paddling.

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Dongguan, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is the best experience ever. with the Hobie kayaks which you could paddle or pedal, it is amazing the kayaks is so functionality, stability and quick acceleration. we were paddle and pedal working together to the scoutt hat island, it was fantastic surround, the habiat and we were explored island, the tour guilde showed us all different kinds of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

I am sure if you actually take the tour it will be good but in line with another reviewer we were disappointed by the service to book. We rang the night before at 6pm to be told there were no other bookings so there was no morning tour but we could rent a kayak anytime after 8:30. We said we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Booked the sunrise tour. Guide I had spoken to the day before was not there.... I called, he had car trouble, flat battery, was coming in his girlfriends car... then showed up in the same car he had the day before. Anyway, we missed his tour window so the tour was off... we took the kayak, and went for the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our family (2 adults and two children, 5 and 7) hired some kayaks, we paddled out to the reef around Double Island, we saw some amazing corals and marine life just looking over our boats into the clear water, we saw sea turtles and some flying fish. The gentleman who hired our kayaks to us was informative and gave us... More

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have my own kayak at home in the UK so I knew exactly what to expect as far as the paddling and have spent most of the last 14 years working and studying marine flora and fauna so I already had an idea of what I would see. Instead of just hiring a kayak I thought I'd do the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I'm a local Cairns resident and did this trip with my friend from Melbourne this morning. I can't recommend it enough. After checking in and signing our waiver form and paying for our trip, we were given a brief safety instructional with regard to life jackets etc, chose our waterproof 'bootees' (you will need them for walking over rocks and... More

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Coolangatta, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Booked a half day sea kayaking tour based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. It was a lovely day at the sea, and although Denise was a good guide, she lost the control of the group a few times, as she kept changing the route without telling the whole group. Perfectly understanding the fact that the trip is weather dependent, communication... More

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Mudgee, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Booked on a half day kayak trip. My husband and I and our two children (12 and 13 yrs) loved it. Wasn't as difficult as I thought! Our guide was very informative. Really liked going into the cave. Guide took photos to post on facebook but have never seen any, so recommend taking a disposable waterproof camera.

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PalmCoveWatersports1, Manager at Palm Cove Watersports, responded to this review

I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. I believe all of the photos have been posted but sometimes they can be difficult to find on the facebook site. If you want to send me a message to my facebook account with the month and day of your tour I will try and find the photos for... More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

An awesome morning, and a great day on the waves. We saw turtles (well, others did, I wasn't that lucky) and stingrays. Denise was awesomely great as our guide, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the environment and ocean stuff. A really great way to be active, part of nature, and get fit. I'm really unfit, but managed it fine.

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