Discover the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and the world’s oldest living culture over 2 days
Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise. The 25 metre high performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique outer reef locations, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals.
Day 1 Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise and their friendly crew dedicated to making your trip memorable and a local operator whose environmental credentials and attention to detail have earned them many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure.
Day 2 Experience an exclusive cultural journey from coast to Rainforest to experience natural beauty and ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people. Walk in the steps of the ancestors… From Cooya Beach to Mossman Gorge, experience the Daintree Rainforest through the eyes of the traditional owners.
Departure Days: Tours do not have to be taken consecutively
Passions of Paradise depart daily from Cairns 8.00am Return 5.00pm
Daintree Dreaming Day Tour - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Departs: Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8am, Port Douglas 9am Returns: Cairns 6:15pm, Northern Beaches 6pm, Port Douglas 5pm
Inclusions Daintree Dreaming Day Tour -Experienced guiding and commentary • Welcome to Country smoking ceremony • Interpretive Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge • Swim at Mossman Gorge • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre • 2 hour coast and cultural walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member • Damper and catch of the day • Return hotel transfers
Inclusions - Passions of Paradise – Sailing on a stylish and fast catamaran to two unique outer reef destinations, All Snorkelling equipment including a free guided Snorkel Tour, Relax on the upper sun deck or the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat, An awarded and renowned chef prepared tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns & fresh tropical fruit. Morning and afternoon tea provided, Meet with our Eco accredited marine naturalist who provide presentations on coral fish and life.
What to bring
Shorts, T-shirt, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimwear & bottle of water, (poncho provided when required)
Travel with your Adventure North Australia guide to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu), the traditional hunting ground of the Kuku Yalanji. A member of the Kubirri Warra clan will introduce you to their traditional fishing and gathering techniques as you explore this coastal habitat. Any catch of crabs, mussels and fish is cooked up to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.
Continuing on to Mossman Gorge at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. You will also have time to explore the gallery and its artworks from prominent and emerging local artists.
After lunch, wander into the lush rainforest, the traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your Adventure North guide with an optional swim in Mossman Gorge before your day of adventure comes to an end and you are transferred to your accommodation.
0715 - 0800 Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal
0800 - 0815 Raise Sails and Safety Briefing
0815 - 1015 Sail to First Outer Barrier Reef Location
Passions of Paradise has a selection of more than 24 exclusive outer reef locations to choose from. Each day we will select the two best sites suited to the weather conditions to give our guests the best possible experience. Our exclusive sites include: Hastings Reef (Some sites Include: 1770, Coral Gardens, Turtle Bommie), Paradise Reef, Norman Reef – Shark Mountain, Long Bommie, Flynn Reef (Little Tracey & Three Sisters), Milne Reef (The Whale, The Edge) and MORE!
1015 - 1245 Arrive at First Outer Barrier Reef Location – THE POOL IS OPEN!
Snorkelling - Our reef sites are selected for their abundance of marine life and diversity of healthy corals. Access to and from the water is via snorkel platforms at the back of the vessel. Our snorkel guides are on hand to assist new or nervous snorkelers to feel comfortable and at ease.
Introductory Dives - are available for those who wish to try SCUBA Diving for the first time. These are fully guided dives in small groups under the competent instruction of one of our fully qualified and experienced Dive Instructors.
Certified Divers - have the opportunity to conduct two dives during the day. All dives are guided in small groups of no more than 6, by experienced dive masters.
1215 - 1245 Lunch
Lunch is served on-board; enjoy a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch including local prawns, selection of fresh salads and tropical fruits. Lunch is prepared daily by our chef on-board the vessel for maximum freshness and taste. Vegetarians are catered for daily.
1300-1445 Arrive second Outer Barrier Reef Location
Water activities begin with passengers free to snorkel, conduct another introductory or certified dive or simply soak up the sun on our large sun decks
1445 Depart Second Outer Barrier Reef Location
Time to enjoy a cold beverage from the bar as we set sails for a relaxing sail back to Cairns