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Palm Cove Watersports

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Palm Cove, Australia
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About Palm Cove Watersports
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.
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Julie M wrote a review Apr 2022
Australia352 contributions30 helpful votes
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Best thing to do in Palm Cove!!! Had the best time kayaking out to Double Island today . Early start at 5.30 for safety briefing & given rashies , life jackets etc. We kayaked out to Double Island . Brad is very knowledgeable about the area and provided interesting commentary on the island around & flora & fauna. Do’s @ don’ts regarding indigenous preferences. Stopped @ serenity beach & cold orange juice & snacks provided. I’m a poor swimmer but I felt safe & supported. I had a single kayak but it was comfortable with a built in seat. Very good value for money, $60 for 2 & a half hours was very cheap. Highly recommend Brad & Palm Cove Water Sports, very prompt replying to enquiries. What a magical way to start the day!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Willow202 wrote a review Mar 2022
Palmwoods, Australia88 contributions16 helpful votes
A great morning paddling to 2 islands off the Palm Cove coast. Jeremy our guide was informative and didn’t rush us along. First stop was Scout Hat Island where we walked around then set off to Double Island where we did a walk on the beach spotting little rays.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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WorldTravla7 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cairns, Australia5819 contributions457 helpful votes
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I did the 3hr kayaking tour with Brad from 6-9am (meeting at 5.30pm) and it was magical from start to finish. The sunrise colours on the horizon were some of the best I’ve ever seen and totally worth the 4.45am wake up! After getting our stinger suits & life jackets fitted (plus a short training session) we headed straight out to Scout Hat (Haycock) Island with the awe-inspiring sunrise before us. On the way we stopped for some photos & commentary and spotted some reef sharks feeding close to shore over on Haycock Island. We saw a few turtles with their heads bobbing up along the way but none up close. We then kayaked to Double Island & spent some time on the island. Brad was super knowledgeable and gave us some great info & local history. The island once had a ferry service & fancy resort up until the mid 2000s and charged $11,000 a night but has since falling into disrepair, a bit like the Dunk Island resort. We saw some sting rays close to the shore. We learned that Keanu Reeves once stayed here for a week while filming one of the Matrix films and had his own gym built (now run down) including a Buddhist monument out the front which we walked past. He also did a fireworks display on New Years from here which was reportedly better than the one over at Palm Cove. We also got to meet the Polish caretaker and his two dogs (one was called Bieber!) and tasted some wild passion fruit & purple flowers which tasted like mushrooms & had refreshments before heading back to Palm Cove. The weather was beautiful and the water nice & calm and there were plenty of amazing visuals & photo opportunities. It was a great bunch of people too (about 15 of us). Cost was $80 and 110% value for money.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Nuala B wrote a review Feb 2022
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Had the most beautiful two hours from 6am-8am with the lovely Jeremy as our guide. Luckily for us we were the only two booked for this morning so we had a private tour 😀 Jeremy was friendly and knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had. We set out at 6am kitted out with stinger suits (just in case!). Kayaked across to Double Island where Jeremy told us all about the - now defunct - resort that once was a 5-star place in its heyday. He showed us all the plants and trees that are growing in the area and what is used as tucker and what plants were introduced. We got to taste little passion fruit and other edible flowers. We even licked a green ant - to my surprise that was a highlight! Managed to spot a turtle pop it’s head up but unfortunately not up close and personal. Hopefully next time - there will definitely be a next time! What a great business - delighted they survived covid. So handy too - right at the pier in Palm Cove. Five stars for these guys ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Cedric L wrote a review Jan 2022
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Went this morning with my youngest daughter. Brad was very professional and friendly bringing a chill atmosphere. Learnt a lot about the history of Double Island and North Beaches. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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