Discover the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and the world’s oldest living culture over 2 days.
Poseidon is a 24 metre catamaran designed for personalised dive and snorkel adventures as you visit 3 different reef sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef at the stunning Agincourt ribbon reefs. This is a day well suited to experienced divers and confident snorkellers. Enjoy snorkelling in this marine wilderness, including a marine biologist guided snorkel tour. First time divers can try an introductory scuba dive and certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives (additional cost). Poseidon also has a special permit allowing guests to swim with the dwarf minke whales if encountered.
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
Poseidon depart daily from Port Douglas 8.30am Return 4.30pm
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 of Poseidon - Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation • Return Poseidon cruise from Port Douglas • Morning tea, coffee with fresh muffins and focaccia on boarding; afternoon tea with cake and tropical fruit platter • Tropical buffet lunch with prawns • Reef interpretation talk • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided • Lycra suits and flotation devices • Prescription masks available at no extra cost.
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.
- Vessel boarding
- Complimentary tea, coffee served until departure, muffins & focaccia. 8.30am
Depart for Outer Barrier Reef 10.20am
Arrive at 1st Agincourt Reef Site 11.20am
Transit to 2nd Agincourt Reef Site 11.30am
Arrive at 2nd Agincourt Reef Site 12.00pm
Buffet lunch served 1.20pm
Transit to 3rd Agincourt Reef Site 1.30pm
Arrive at 3rd Agincourt Reef Site 1.30pm
Afternoon tea served 2.30pm
All passengers board for final passenger count 2.40pm
Commence return journey 4.30pm
Arrive at Port Douglas Marina