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“A very special experience”

Palm Cove Watersports
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“A very special experience”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

All tourists to Far North Queensland want to see the Great Barrier Reef and there are dozens of tours that will take you (along with 200 others), to experience the colours, the coral, the fish, the wonder, etc,. It's rewarding, but so mass produced. Thankfully, you can also go sea-kayaking in Palm Cove. Wow! Our fabulous guide Denise led 3 adults and 3 eight year olds, (yes, this is completely suitable for kids) through a half-day tour of the sea/reef around Double and Scout's Hat Islands. You have to paddle your own kayak and the weather will determine how hard that is and what you see, but that's the whole point. This is an authentic and close-up adventure led by an experienced and amiable guide full of insights and passion for the environment she lives in. Lunch on the beach, seeing turtles, angelfish and stingrays, hearing stories about walking trees, holding an elephant cucumber, tasting green ants, riding the waves! Unforgettable.

Visited August 2012
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“Turtles, rays, stunning sights, caves and more.”
Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

My sister and I went on the half day double island tour. First of all they provided a transfer from and to port Douglas and our driver was absolutely lovely. Stopped on the way back to let us take pics at the lookout.
On the tour, there was a mix of experienced and beginners in the group and it provided a great mix for different skill levels. The guide was very friendly and full of interesting info about the area and marine life. The sights were amazing. Saw plenty of turtles, some rays, and held a star fish. For me, the cave was a highlight.
This tour was great value and the sights were spectacular. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area - beginners and kayaking enthusiasts alike.
Thanks for a great day.

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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“This ticked all the boxes!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

If you're looking for an amazing experience in Palm Cove, this tour ticks all the boxes... My highlights include getting up close to a Brittle Sea Star and (slimy) Black Sea Cucumber,exploring Scout's Hat Island, snorkelling and our yummy picnic lunch. We spent the whole time giggling and I can't speak highly enough of our beautiful guide Denise, a marine life genius!

My besties and I took the half-day tour and were lucky enough to have Denise all to ourselves.

There is so much to do at Palm Cove, but this tour is a definite must!

Visited June 2012
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PalmCoveWatersports1, Manager at Palm Cove Watersports, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thanks for your feedback Sarah and for sharing a day of your vacation with us. I am glad your first experience kayaking was a good one. I enjoyed meeting you and your freinds and hope if you are back in the area you will come out for another day on the water!
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