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Address: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: 0402861011
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Description: Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the coastline and islands...
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).
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Sunset tour - perfect way to start the day.

I booked the sunrise tour with Brad in July 2015. Surprisingly, I was the only one on the tour and he did not hesitate to take me out - even though he may have enjoyed a sleep-in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We rented the kayak and went around Double island on our own as no tour were available. The owner/guide didn't really help when asking questions about do/donts around the area. We ended up blocked and scratched what turned out to be corals, and, we struggled to go back to the beach. The owner blamed it on us, made us pay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I booked the sunrise tour with Brad in July 2015. Surprisingly, I was the only one on the tour and he did not hesitate to take me out - even though he may have enjoyed a sleep-in more. The tour was great. Relaxing. Brad has plenty of stories about Double Island and surroundings. We didn't get the best weather, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My feller and I did a canoe trip with Brad from PC Watersports last Saturday it was the most perfect day just a little breeze and sunny. Whilst I always love any water sports my man is a muso and doesn't ordinarily enjoy this type of thing however for both of us it was the highlight of our short stay.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Given that tomorrow's morning tour was likely going to be cancelled, we chose to rent 2 kayaks for 1h30 to have a tour around Double Island. The scenery was fantastic but we finally got several bad surprises: - despite asking questions about the route to follow, we got very limited information ("go around double island clockwise"), and we ended up... More 

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palmcovewatersports, Owner at Palm Cove Watersports, responded to this review

Christophe there was a morning tour which went ahead the next day (today)and you never asked me about but it was written on the information board that there was going to be a tour . You chose to go on the cheap and hire equipment which is fine and i pass on as much information as i can . You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a private tour this morning kayaking from Palm Cove around Double Island. It was myself and 12 year old son in a double kayak and my husband and 9 year old daughter in another. Our guide was excellent (Dave). We met just before sunrise (6.40am) after firstly grabbing a coffee from Chill Cafe (great coffee). We then headed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a great morning for a paddle round the island thanks brad fresh fruit on the beach great tour fantastic sunrise Cheers John kate jack Next to caravan park end

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

On a dreary drizzly morning, you would think a kayak tour would not be on your "let's do this!" list. Well think again. Great tour, Brad is a very knowledgable guide, and you are in an awesome part of the world.

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Camperdown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This morning we did the sunrise tour which was fantastic, brad the instructor had lots of knowledge. The tour was spectacular watching the sun rise and exploring the double island we went through caves and had a delicious cake and fruit to fuel up again. Brad was a super nice man who helped us out when we needed. The trip... More 

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Narrabri, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Brad near jetty, is an awesome guide, informative, helpful making you feel at ease and safe. He explained everything well and kept us informed along the way with interesting information on the entire paddle and on the plants and animals in water and on island. It was an easy and relaxing paddle. Highly recommend the sunrise tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our daughter and her grid went out this morning for a 4 hour sunrise tour and had an awesome trip. They kayaked together in a double and the guide went ahead. They visited the 2 islands off Palm cove and explored the beaches and caves, saw loads of Rays and fish and had an awesome day

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Address: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: 0402861011
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove

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