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Great Barrier Reef Sunrise Kayak Tour

Wake up with the sunrise and explore the colourful Great Barrier Reef under the early morning light on a guided kayak tour from Palm Cove.
Great Barrier Reef Sunrise Kayak Tour


  • Sunrise Great Barrier Reef kayak tour

  • Paddle to coral reefs

  • Explore the mangroves to see rays and baby sharks

  • Spot sea turtles

  • Opportunity to swim or snorkel

  • Departure from Palm Cove

Set the alarms early for a breathtaking kayaking tour of the Great Barrier Reef just as sunrise takes place in Palm Cove. Explore the colourful reef brimming with activity as the early morning light filters over Australia’s greatest natural wonder. You'll have the best seat in the house from your own double kayak to admire the scenery above and below the water.

Heading out from Palm Cove, follow experienced guides for a gentle paddle over to Double Island. Check out the famous turtle spot where green and hawksbill turtles are often found. Next, the kayaking tour continues to the mangroves. Keep a lookout for tropical fish, sea turtles and rays that forage here. If you’re keen for a swim or snorkel, there is plenty of time to dip your toes into the water to explore a magical underwater world.

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Environmental Management Charge is payable when arriving at the tour $3.50 per person.


  • 2-2.5 hour paddling experience
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Life jackets and safety gear
  • Professional guide
  • Stinger suits (November – May)
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment


  • Kayak over the Great Barrier Reef to Double Island at sunrise
  • Explore stunning coral reef below you
  • Stop to swim or snorkel
  • Look out for an abundance of marine life
  • Professional guide
  • Stinger suits (November – May)


  • Please allow 3.5 hours for this experience
  • Available 364 days a year
  • Closed on Christmas Day

Departure Location

  • This tour departs from Palm Cove, QLD.
  • The tour departs from 73 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879. Palm Cove is a 25 minute drive north of Cairns City. This is a shuttle bus service and there is also public transport available.

What To Bring

  • Swimwear, a hat and sunscreen
  • Full water bottle
  • Towel

Additional Information

  • A minimum of two participants is required for this experience
  • There will be a maximum of 14 participants
  • This tour is weather dependent. The operator reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel the activity if conditions are unsuitable.

Terms And Conditions

  • Minimum age for participants is 8 years
  • No kayaking experience is necessary

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking

  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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