We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great for families”

Palm Cove Watersports
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Mudgee, Australia
2 reviews
“Great for families”
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.

Visited September 2012
Thank Kaytee62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PalmCoveWatersports1, Manager at Palm Cove Watersports, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
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 you. I am crazy about family pictures myself and would feel terrible if you didn't get yours from that day. Kind regards, Denise McGregor
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect day on the waves”
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.

Thank Mal L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Experience”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I went on the Kayak trip will in Palm Cove, Denise was great, very passionate about what she was doing. Denise gave me lots of confidence and encouragement, I had never snorkeled before so she encouraged me to have a go and I am so glad she did. Her knowledge was huge but she also made the trip fun. We serched the rock pools on the Scouts Hat Island and saw many different creatures then onto Double Island for a snorkel, relax on the beach with a nice morning tea then around to the other side of the island to experience the stingrays,we also saw a pod of dolphins in the distance unfortunatlly the turtles had there skates on and were moving to fast for us to see.
But it was a great way to spend a morning I would do it again.
I Judd

Visited September 2012
Thank RennoJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great experience, perfect way to spend the morning”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We were lucky enough to spend the morning with Denise and 3 others in the most perfect conditions. Turtles, rays, coral and huge fish and a morning tea on a deserted beach - couldn't get much better!! Would highly recommend this trip.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank indi311
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Coupeville, Washington
2 reviews
“A Must in Palm Cove”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Last week I went on a kayak tour and was blown away when we saw a pod of dolphins near by!! Honestly, I could not believe my eyes. The island was just beautiful- seeing the turtles, stingrays & flying fish right there swimming near my kayak. I couldn't believe how easy it is- it's definately for all ages, the girl running it was fantastic and helps you every step of the way. I can't wait to go back and do it again!

Visited August 2012
Thank T0talPackage
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Palm Cove Watersports also viewed

Palm Cove, Cairns Region
Palm Cove, Cairns Region

Been to Palm Cove Watersports? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing