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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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AlannahMurray wrote a review Apr 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
We had Jeremy as our tour guide and he was absolutely fab. We had quite a young group so he kept the tour of Double Island light hearted and informative. The tour was fab with an amazing sunrise on the paddle over. Would absolutely recommend to a friend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Tracy M wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions13 helpful votes
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Went out on an early morning family kayak trip with our 3 girls led by Brad. Made our way to Double Island. Thankfully stopped halfway there for a breather and a bit of chat about the history of the island and the abandoned resort on it. Had a wander, ate weird and wonderful bush tucker, saw some small rays and were suitably impressed by the beauty of the surrounds. Carried on kayaking clockwise round the island. Word to the wise - if you are on a solo kayak, don’t try doing what Brad does and straddle the kayak, drag it backwards through your legs and get in that way. Not unless you’re confident that the leg length to kayak width ratio is working for you :) The other side of the island is gorgeous. We stopped for cake, fruit and drinks on serenity beach. Just fab. Covered in coral and shells, with these funny little cake eating skinks that put in an appearance! The far side of the island is a little choppier, but still great fun, and the last gruelling leg (for me as the solo kayaker bringing up the rear. All the way) was spent cruising the reef edge looking for turtles. A couple were spotted, but not super close... Definitely do yourself a favour and book this activity. It’s so much fun and Brad is awesome. We all totally loved it
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Jessica wrote a review Mar 2021
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We absolutely loved our sunrise tour. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable – he taught us about bush tucker, the island’s history and some hilarious celeb stories. The sunrise on the water was gorgeous. And the kayak around double island was stunning. This was my first sea kayak and I felt safe, so it’s fun for beginners too. I did the double kayak with my boyfriend, which I think made it more fun. Would highly suggest this tour as part of your Palm Cove stay.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Inspiration278082 wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent way to start the day. Small tour where the guide was able to communicate easily with everyone compared to bigger group we saw. Saw everything they promised. Very happy with the value and experience of the organisation
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jonesy wrote a review Jan 2021
Brisbane, Australia224 contributions78 helpful votes
My wife and I enjoyed a morning kayak tour with Brad around Double Island for 2 hours. We found the kayaking relatively easy going, some fitness is required. I'd also recommend this tour for families and small groups. With Brad's assistance we spotted turtles, stingrays and other marine life. Overall a great way to start the day! For this tour we were provided with stinger suits, life jackets and a refreshing morning tea. I recommend bringing your own sun screen, water, hat and sunglasses. Please note that you should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the tour start time so that all equipment can be issued promptly. I'd also recommend booking the tour directly through their website rather than a reseller.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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