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“A magical and fun way to spend an afternoon at Cape Tribulation”

Paddletrek Kayak Adventures
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Owner description: Half day guided sea kayaking tours where the rain forest meets the reef. Explore Cape Tribulation's tropical beaches, reefs, and mangroves. Spot marine wildlife like turtles, stingray and dugong. Enjoy spectacular views of the Daintree coastline and learn about this unique environment. Choose from a half day guided morning or afternoon paddle. No experience is required but a moderate amount of fitness is recommended. Tuition and all equipment is provided including sturdy single and double sit-on-top kayaks. Children age six and upwards are welcome to join their parents.
Canberra, Australia
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“A magical and fun way to spend an afternoon at Cape Tribulation”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

My wife and I booked in for the sunset trek not really knowing what to expect since we'd never really done much kayaking before. We enjoyed it so much!

We started off a little bit on the back foot due to a minor booking kerfuffle but our guide was very helpful getting us into the group and up to speed. Once we started off it was great fun - straight out into the open waters of Cape Tribulation bay. Moving along we encountered a school of fish that kept jumping out of the water all around our kayak and seemed to follow us around for a while.

While moving around the bay I looked up to see the mist forming on the mountains about Cape Trib and the sun starting to set over the mountains, everything was starting to quieten down. Not to be lulled too soon we got to have a bit of fun chasing small waves in our kayaks. Once all that was over our guide unexpectedely cracked out home made chocolate cake and drinks for everyone - there we were floating out in the bay, enjoying the sunset and the sounds of the rainforest with a tasty afternoon treat in-hand.

As we headed out toward open water we picked up a bit of speed and then as we moved out past the headland we got the help of some well placed prevailing tailwinds and currents that made the paddle home to our starting point such a relaxing and laid back experience - plenty of time to soak up the last rays of the day and the magical scenes of the Daintree rainforest and mountains above Cape Trib.

To top it all off, once we were finished we were treated to a spot of fresh coconut - a nice way to finish up with a sweet little energy boost.

Be prepared to have a bit of fun on this afternoon tour, get a little bit wet, do a bit of light exercise, and, importantly, soak up the relaxing experience that it offers up.

Visited July 2011
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Toora, Australia
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“Exhilarating!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2011

The lovely staff at PK's suggested a sunset tour with Pete of Paddletrek Kayak Adventures when Jungle Surfing was fully booked. My friend is a nervous adventure tourist to say the least but steeled herself for what turned out to be a terrific experience. Pete is effervescent, funny and helpful but also unhurried and clearly loves what he does. The serenity and beauty of Cape Tribulation fully unfolded whilst we ate homemade banana bread gazing back at the shore. A pity we didn't see any marine life but it honestly didn't affect our enjoyment. Whilst dropping us off at our accommodation Pete offered to assist us booking Whet (an excellent restaurant by the way) and even took time to point out an evening wall we may enjoy..................a lovely tour guide who went out of his way. Thankyou.

Visited July 2011
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“We had a good time”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

I really liked it. Our tour guide was real friendly and helpful. He took lots of pictures for us. We would like to do it again on a sunny day as it was raining and murky on our day.

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Brisbane
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“Great way to see the cape, fun guide and a good workout to boot”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

We wanted to do something a little bit more adventurous and physical within the space of half a day and this was one of the activities which grabbed our attention. We did the sunset kayak tour, and although the weather was dismal we still had a great time. Our guide was very friendly, we loved learning to 'kayak surf' (no standing required!), and we learnt many interesting things about the natural area. The pace is fairly gentle for inexperienced kayakers, but be wanred your arms may still ache a little aftewards. We'd reccommend it anyone visiting the region.

Visited June 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Awesome sunset paddle”
Reviewed June 23, 2011

What a great way to see the beauty that is Cape Trib - awesome family run operation - very personal service - would highly recommend to anyone visiting Far North Queensland.

And it's not that strenuous if you're worried that you might not be fit enough!

Visited June 2011
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