Whether you want to discover the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, cruise along the Coral Sea coast, or take part in thrilling water sports—there are plenty of ways to get on the water in Port Douglas. Here are your options for water activities.
Catamaran cruises set sail from Port Douglas Marina and travel around the islands and coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, explore the scenic coastline on a sunset and stargazing cruise and enjoy views of the Coral Sea, the Low Isles, and surrounding mountains.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
With some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs right on its doorstep, there are endless opportunities to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving around Port Douglas. Popular destinations include Agincourt or Opal Reef, both in the Outer Reef, and full-day tours often stop at several different dive sites, with lunch served on board.
White Water Rafting
Adrenaline junkies can also tackle the Class III rapids of Barron River on a thrilling white water rafting excursion. Paddle through the heart of Barron Gorge National Park and enjoy stunning views of Barron Falls and UNESCO-listed Wet Tropics rain forest as you hurtle downstream.
For a change of pace, opt for a kayaking tour and paddle to the beaches and bays around Port Douglas. In addition to beautiful views of Port Douglas, look out for sea turtles, dugongs, and dolphins along the way.