Tully Raft, Passions Reef & Daintree Info
3 DAY TOUR PACKAGE - Option 9: Tully River Rafting, Passions of Paradise Reef Cruise and Cape Tribulation Safari.
DAY 1: Raging Thunder - Tully River Rafting
GET WET with a Full Day White Water Rafting adventure through the rainforest on the Mighty Tully River and EXPLORE the Rainforests of Cape Tribulation. SWIM amongst the coral gardens and beautiful fish of the Great Barrier Reef
The Tully Gorge is 2 hours from Cairns. Pick-up included from Cairns Accommodation Daily at 6:00am (returns approx 5:30pm)
Approximately 5 hours of white water rafting on Tully River
Guaranteed water levels all year round
All tuition, no experience necessary (minimal swimming ability required)
Safety equipment including life jacket, helmet and life jacket (allowing you to float along the river should you happen to fall out)
BBQ lunch beside the river
Tully Rafting levy
The Tully River is about 2.5 hours south of Cairns and is rated Grade 3 and 4 which means there are exciting rapids and a good chance you will be in the water at some stage during the day. With over 27 rapids on the river this is the longest Tully River rafting trip available.
Each raft holds a maximum of seven passengers and one river guide, who will guide you safely down your river adventure.
* Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
DAY 2: Passions of Paradise - Sailing Reef Trip
Passions of Paradise visits two unique outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef.
The crew at Passions are dedicated to providing a truly unique and personalised reef experience.
Award Winners: Having recently won the Queensland State Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for Adventure Tourism you can be confident you are in great company. Passions of Paradise is also awarded as a Climate Innovator with Eco-Tourism Australia. Passions of Paradise have made significant progress towards reducing their carbon and environmental footprint.
Sailing on stylish and fast catamaran
2 Outer Reef locations
Dedicated snorkelling instructor:
FREE tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
On-board marine naturalist presentation on coral
Snorkel gear including masks, snorkels, fins and floatation vests to aid non swimmers
10 minute FREE scuba diving demonstration
Morning tea including freshly brewed coffee and muffins
Lunch tropical smorgasbord, two hot dishes, cold meats, salads, fresh tropical fruit, bread rolls and prawns.
Cheese platter for afternoon tea
Two unique outer reef sites visited daily:
Each day we will select the site best suited to the weather conditions to give our guests the best possible experience. Our exclusive moorings include Flynn - Little Tracey, Flynn - Point Break, Milne - Three Sisters, Milne - The Whale, Milne - The Edge, Milne - The Drop, Thetford - 360. Thetford - Nolans Bommie, Moore - East Timor, Moore - West Timor, Moore - 5 Ways, Moore - Wildside, Pretty Patches, Breaking Patches - Long Bommie, Breaking Patches - Paradise Reef, Hastings Reef - 1770, Hastings Reef - Stepping Stones, Hastings Reef - Split Bommie and Norman Reef and so on...
All sites include stunning coral gardens, structures and fish. Some are notable for swim-throughs while others have very shallow lagoons. All reefs are different but you can be assured of having an enjoyable day with the best possible reef options offered on the day subject to tides and weather conditions.
Certified scuba divers can experience depths of up to 25 meters along the edge, water clarity is good and the Outer Reef is host to many exciting fish species.
Optional Extras: (charges apply)
Introductory diving is safe, fun, easy and the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. You will be given a full on-deck briefing, shown how the equipment works and in small groups of no more than 4 divers, be led on a diving instructor controlled dive.
A FREE "try before you dive" policy which means that you are welcome to join in the briefings, get into the water and use the apparatus for approximately 5 minutes before deciding to continue with the dive.
Certified Diving: Includes fully guided dive with all your equipment, including wetsuits and computers.
Prescription Masks and Lycra/wet suits are available on board.
Cairns & Northern Beaches Hotel Transfers can be arranged for an additional cost: Most Hotels in Cairns City are close to the Reef Fleet Terminal and generally it is easy to walk.
Underwater digital camera hire, T-shirts, assorted quality beers, wine and soft drinks.
Check-in Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns at 7:30am for an 8am departure.
The Reef Fleet Terminal is located at 1 Spence St.
The trip returns into Cairns at 5pm.
What to Bring:
Bring, hat, sunscreen, bathing gear, sunglasses, towel, etc. as you would for travelling to the beach.
DAY 3: Adventure Company Cape Trib & Daintree
Enjoy an unforgettable day of discovery with Adventure Company exploring the World Heritage Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation where the Rainforest meets the Reef.
What makes it Great?
- Explore World Heritage Rainforest
- Wildlife Habitat
- Mossman Gorge
- 1 hour Daintree River Cruise
Inclusions & Highlights:
Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) at 7:00am returning at 6:30pm (times confirmed on booking)
Coastal Drive – Travel to Port Douglas on one of the most renowned scenic coastal roads in Australia. Have your camera ready for breath taking views.
Wildlife Habitat – 1 hour to visit the award winning Rainforest Wildlife Habitat where you will venture through purpose built native habitats of some of Australia’s rare, endangered and beautiful native animals. You have a chance to have morning tea with the birds (optional extra), hand feed a Kangaroo and see a Koala doing what they do best…..sleeping! If you visit Rainforest Habitat you will not have 1 hour free time in Port Douglas.
Mossman Gorge - Enjoy a guided walk through this magnificent rainforest area taking in the boardwalk and waterholes.
Alexandra Lookout – The perfect location to view where the Daintree Rainforest, Daintree River and the Coral Sea merge into one spectacular panoramic reflection. Ideal spot for those post card photo opportunities.
Lunch Time – Only meters from Cape Tribulation Beach you will be treated to a Chef prepared lunch. Indulge in a set menu choice of local barramundi (fish), Steak and a Vegetarian option all served with a fresh garden salad & chips, daily baked bread finished off with a tropical fruit platter to share at your table. Bring your towel & swimmers for a dip in the resort pool or in the ocean (marine stingers are present during the stinger season Oct to June).
Cape Tribulation Beach – Already there for the lunch break you now have free time for a walk along the full length of the magical Cape Tribulation Bay (takes 30min unguided) or simply kick back and relax under the fringing rainforest of the Daintree where the “Rainforest meets the Reef”!
Daintree River Wildlife Cruise – Your journey continues to the majestic Daintree River for a 1 hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration. This is a rare location to see wildlife at play in their native habitat and retrieve knowledge and tales of the area from a local naturalist guide.
Rex Lookout – On the return trip back to Cairns, stop briefly at Rex’s Lookout. A popular spot for tourist’s to take scenic photos of the coast line and out to Green Island. It’s also a popular spot for dare devil hang gliders to enjoy the uplifting sea breeze.
Great tour package, loved all aspects of our adventure. Highly recommend the delux Cape Trib safari
Posted By Kirra
A wonderful experience.
A wonderful experience. The tour guide Daniel was excellent. The path to the Daintree river was very uneven and rocky but Daniel helped me all the way as he was determined that I should see it.
Posted By Yoma Nazareth
Fabulous way to organise your holiday will always do the same in the future hard work was done we just turned up, very grateful
Posted By Natalie Hunt
Daintree - was great!! Lots of driving but the lookouts were stunning, meals were very tasty. The wildlife park was also 10/10, many friendly wildlife and staff were also great. We actually saw a croc AND her babies on the croc river cruise.
Posted By Tiarna Cook
Amazing time and amazing team!
Posted By Anais ILIOU
Complete package for a top day !!!
We had a terrific day. It was well organised, facilities were excellent, staff were great (particularly Alex who took us diving) and the weather was perfect. To top it off we swam with a turtle. How good does it get? Just the complete package for a top day!!!
Keep up the great work!!
Posted By Steve
Wonderful trip. Friendly and efficient and locally owned too!
Posted By Kate L-S
Just an awesome day, we were so impressed with the overall experience and the flawless delivery by really impressive team. The food was spot on for the activities we were doing.
Posted By Glenn Crimmins
Great day with a great team on Tully River
My family and my friends family had a great day with a great team - Thanks Nori and co.
Posted By Robert McNulty
Posted By Deborah Rios tijerina
Another awesome experience delivered by a professional crew. Their expertise and patience made for a great day. My partner was a little nervous beforehand, but the expert tuition and care by \"fish\" our guide, really made it an extremely enjoyable experience.
Posted By Glenn Crimmins
Leon was an awesome River Guide. I went twice! The first time with my my children (aged 18-24). The second time a group of four who were aged 50+. We all had a fantastic time.
Posted By Andrew & Marianne Corbett
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