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Half Day Kayak Turtle Tour From Palm Cove

Paddle through limestone caves, encounter turtles and explore coral reefs on this half-day kayak turtle tour from Palm Cove to Double Island in Cairns.
Half Day Kayak Turtle Tour From Palm Cove


  • Epic kayaking tour from Palm Cove to Double Island

  • Spot green and hawksbill turtles in the ocean

  • Paddle to coral reefs

  • Enter a limestone cave

  • Plenty of time to swim at a secluded beach

  • Explore the local mangroves to see rays and baby sharks

Discover the magical wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a half-day kayak turtle tour from Palm Cove to Double Island with special appearances from curious native turtles. If you’re looking to get out on the water and get up close to the creatures of the Great Barrier Reef then a Cairns kayak tour is a great option.

The journey begins in a picturesque spot at the southern end of Palm Cove where friendly guides will get you set up in preparation for your kayaking adventure. The first stop of the tour is a famous turtle spot where green and hawksbill turtles can be seen basking in the ocean.

From here, paddle to the south side of the island to explore the mangroves where rays and shovel nosed sharks feed in the shallows. Next, check out the limestone cave to view small stalactites suspended from the roof. The final stop is a secluded beach where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean. The Cairns kayaking tour winds down with a gentle paddle back to Palm Cove.

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Environmental Management Charge is payable when arriving at the tour $7.00 per person.


  • 3.5 hour kayaking experience
  • Kayak hire
  • Safety equipment
  • Friendly guide


  • Get out on the water for an epic kayaking adventure
  • Paddle through crystal clear water from Palm Island to Double island
  • Get up close with the Great Barrier Reef marine wildlife
  • Refreshments and snacks on the island
  • Perfect opportunity to get active
  • An unforgettable reef experience


  • Please allow 3.5 hours for this experience
  • Available all days except Christmas Day

Departure Location

  • 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

  • Wear swimwear
  • Bring a sunhat and sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera (if you have one)
  • Snacks

Additional Information

  • A minimum of two participants is required for this experience to run, and there will be a maximum of 14
  • This tour is weather dependent. The operator reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel the activity if conditions are unsuitable
  • Minimum age is 8 years old

Cancellation Policy

A 15% cancellation fee will apply to any booking cancelled prior to 48 hours notice of the booking date. A 50% refund will be given to customers that cancel their tour or lessons 24 hours – 48 hours before the date of the tour. Any customer who cancels their tour or lesson less than 24 hours before the commencement time, or fails to attend a tour or lesson will not be refunded.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at the time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please print the voucher and present on the 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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