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Located less than 1km off Fingal Headland, the tiny volcanic
outcrop of Cook Island is home to a large permanent population of Green
Turtles. These gentle giants have no fear of humans and will come close up for
a photo and maybe even a scratch.

The hard and soft corals of the reef also provide lots of
hiding places for cheeky clown fish, anemones and wobbegongs, as well as a huge
variety of tropical and sub-tropical species.

From June to November, you’re likely to see the humpback
whales on their annual migration. At the height of summer, the graceful (and
perfectly harmless!) leopard sharks may be around. And at any time of the year,
we are often joined by a pod of dolphins as we head out to the island.

This tour definitely rates as the experience of a lifetime.
It will leave you in awe of the Tweed’s natural beauty and we guarantee you’ll
be talking about it for months to come as the highlight of your holiday!

Tour itinerary

·  Your Snorkel with the Turtles experience starts with gearing up and going through a snorkel brief before we leave the dock.

·   Enjoy a 15-minute boat ride along the Tweed River, through the Tweed bar and past some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.

·   We’ll anchor off Cook Island, make sure everyone is kitted out with snorkelling gear and then … dive in!

·   Our snorkelling instructor will be in the water with you to help any beginners and to make sure you don’t miss any turtle sightings. Plus give you a educational tour throughout your snorkel.

Tour details

WHEN: Available 7 days a week, all year round departing at 8.30,11.00 & 1.30  NSW time if first boat is full. (please be flexible with your times and be aware that we will fill up the morning boats first)– weather permitting. Departures are usually scheduled for mornings to ensure the best conditions.

WHERE: Departs from and returns to Fingal Boathouse, Fingal Road, Fingal

HOW LONG: Approximately 2.5 hours 

SUITABLE FOR:  Beginner, intermediate and experienced snorkellers. Children from age 5 and up are welcome – children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

WE CATER FOR: Individuals, couples, families and groups of up to 9 people

Due to constant changing weather conditions if you are booking within 24 hours of departure please call or sms 0430 082 890 to confirm.

WE SUPPLY:    

Snorkel guide        

All snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits

Lifejackets 

Sunscreen 

Water

Q&A:

Q: Does Cook Island have a beach?

A: Cook Island is a volcanic outcrop which had been awarded a marine reserve park status so no access to the Island is granted.

Q: What if I have never snorkelled before:

A: Our staff are highly trained and qualified and can teach you the necessary skills. Alternatively we provide private snorkel lessons if desired.  

Q: Do you need to be able to swim?

A: Yes, this is very important for both your experience and the others on the boat. Our guides are there not only to keep you safe but to also show you the delights of the underwater realm of Cook Island. 

Q: How big is the boat?

A: We take exclusive tours of only 10 snorkelers at any time to ensure you have the best experience possible! This allows a personal experience and to make sure you see the turtles. 

Q: Is it possible that I will get sea sick?

A: This is dependant on the individual. If you have previously been sea sick in the past it is a possibility due to the varying conditions on the day. 

Q: Will I see turtles?

A: Cook Island is home to a large variety of Green Turtles and also Hawkesbury Turtles. It is extremely uncommon to snorkel the Island and not encounter the turtles. 

Q: Will I see a shark?    

A: We have never sighted a dangerous shark at Cook Island. We do however get to see Wobbegongs & Leopard Sharks.

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 180
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • What is the minimum age for Eco Tours at Fingal Head?

    The minimum age for Eco Tours at Fingal Head is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Eco Tours session at Fingal Head last?

    The average Eco Tours session at our Fingal Head centre is 3 to 4 hour.

  • Is Eco Tours Fingal Head open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Eco Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Fingal Head centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Eco Tours Fingal Head open for bookings at weekends?

    Eco Tours at Fingal Head is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Eco Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Eco Tours Fingal Head center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Eco Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Eco Tours Fingal Head center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Eco Tours Fingal Head?

    Yes you can buy Eco Tours Fingal Head gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Eco Tours Fingal Head vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Eco Tours Fingal Head?

    The postcode for Eco Tours Fingal Head is Fingal Head NSW 2487. Please note that sometimes our Eco Tours centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Eco Tours Fingal Head on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Eco Tours Fingal Head?

    The Eco Tours Fingal Head center is located at the following address: 10 Lighthouse Parade, Fingal Head NSW 2487, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Eco Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Eco Tours at Fingal Head?

    The average package price of Eco Tours at Fingal Head $145.00. The lowest price is $109.00 with the most expensive option being $1,395.00.

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