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Kayak Turtle Tours - Experience the Inner Great Barrier Reef By Kayak (only 20min paddle to the edge of the reef)

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Come on our Kayak Turtle Tour. We are open daily for tours. We head off from the south end of Palm Cove and paddle out to Double Island from there. Once we are over there, it's an incredible experience.  There are mangroves to explore, coral reef to paddle over and even a cave to explore if the conditions are right.

More often than not, the water is crystal clear.  There is an abundance of  small rays and turtles swimming  through the water, and its even possible to see a dolphin, dugong or pod of whales on the tour, but you have to be very lucky.

What we supply
  • Kayaks
  • Life jackets and safety gear
  • Juice
  • Fruit


How long is the tour

Our tours normally runs from 3.5 - 4 hours. First we paddle over to Double Island. this usually takes about 20 minutes.  Once we get there, it is time to explore the reef.  More often than not we see lots of different marine life like:


  • Eagle rays
  • Shovel nose sharks
  • Mangrove rays
  • Colourful fish
  • Sea Turtles

So join us for the amazing KayakTurtle Tour

EMC Charge

For every person that comes on the Great Barrier Reef with us, we are required to pay the following Environmental Management Fee

Up to 3 hours - $$3.25

Over 3 hours - $6.50

This price is not included in the cost of the tour and is added on as an additional cost.  Thank you for your understanding

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 240
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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info Information

  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $80.00pp
  • Beginners Welcome
  • All Equipment Provided


  • All Equipment
  • Refreshments Available
  • Full Instruction
  • Food and Refreshments Available

question_answer Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for Kayaking at Palm Cove?

    The minimum age for Kayaking at Palm Cove is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Kayaking session at Palm Cove last?

    The average Kayaking session at our Palm Cove centre is 3 hours 50 minutes.

  • Is Kayaking Palm Cove open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Kayaking is busiest at the weekend - and our Palm Cove centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Kayaking Palm Cove open for bookings at weekends?

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

  • How popular is the Kayaking Palm Cove center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Kayaking locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Kayaking Palm Cove center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Kayaking Palm Cove?

    Yes you can buy Kayaking Palm Cove 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 Kayaking Palm Cove vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • Where is Kayaking Palm Cove?

    The Kayaking Palm Cove center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Kayaking centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Kayaking at Palm Cove?

    The average package price of Kayaking at Palm Cove $89.50. The lowest price is $80.00 with the most expensive option being $99.00.

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