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Tropical Journeys

Tropical Journeys is proud to be one of the region's leading tour operators providing first class experiences to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

It is the only Port Douglas-based operator to provide services to these two important national World Heritage sites through Calypso Snorkel & Dive, Calypso Snorkelling, Aquarius Low Isles, Aquarius Sunset Sailing and Daintree Tours.
Explore this unique region, whether it be luxury sailing, diving, snorkelling, rainforest and 4WD experiences - your time with Tropical Journeys will be one to remember, whatever you choose to do..

Tropical Journeys is owned by the Jones' family who have dedicated their time in creating tours to encapsulate the best of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Take a look and see what we can offer you.

  Packages
Outer Reef Cruises - Agincourt Reef - Snorkel & Dive

Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. Made up of four separate reefs that face out to the South Pacific Ocean, Agincourt Reef is regarded as one of the most significant sites of this natural wonder.

Explore rich, diverse coral gardens that help form these protective ocean walls, filled with hard and soft corals as well as the reef’s most iconic species such as sharks, stingrays, turtles, whales*, groupers and cods, maori wrasse and parrotfish.

Calypso Reef Cruises offers a fleet of modern vessels that ensures your visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a memorable and comfortable as possible.

All custom designed, Calypso vessels offer the very best in comfort with spacious decks, day-bed style seating, air-conditioned saloons and submerged platforms, extending the width of the vessel, to allow for easy access to and from the water.

*Whales are typically present on the Great Barrier Reef between June and September. Please note sightings of whales or other marine species are not guaranteed.

Please note: On days with low passenger numbers or unsuitable weather conditions, it may be necessary to move people between Agincourt and Opal Reefs. On the rare occasions that this occurs we will pick the tour and locations that will provide the best possible outer reef experience. It may not be possible to provide notice prior to travelling.


 
no. package price
1. Outer Reef Cruises - Agincourt Reef - Snorkel & Dive - Adult AUD$ 231.50
2. Outer Reef Cruises - Agincourt Reef - Snorkel & Dive - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 171.50
Outer Reef Cruises - Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling

Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Great Barrier Reef with Calypso Snorkel, a dedicated snorkelling vessel departing Port Douglas daily.

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible experiences a person can enjoy. With much of the reef’s colour and marine life visible within a couple of metres of the water’s surface, snorkelling offers all swimmers, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close.

Float effortlessly over rich, colourful coral gardens teeming with life from the cute and playful clownfish to the graceful beauty of the green turtle. Giant clams, stingrays, maori wrasse, cods and colourful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you will encounter during your visit to Opal Reef with Calypso.

This 21-metre vessel offers comfortable day bed style seating, spacious decks and professional experienced crew ensuring a unique and personalised Great Barrier Reef experience for every guest.

For more information please visit our Calypso Reef Cruises website.

Please note: On days with low passenger numbers or unsuitable weather conditions, it may be necessary to move people between Agincourt and Opal Reefs. On the rare occasions that this occurs we will pick the tour and locations that will provide the best possible outer reef experience. It may not be possible to provide notice prior to travelling.


 
no. package price
1. Outer Reef Cruises - Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling - Adult AUD$ 231.50
2. Outer Reef Cruises - Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 171.50
Outer Reef Cruises - Private Reef Charters

Calypso's vessels have been custom-built for comfort and maximum stability while cruising and mooring, all with large deck areas and spacious saloons. They are specially designed for snorkelling and diving and are available for day charters to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • All Calypso's vessels have roving permits which allow access to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas to Cape York and Lizard Island.
  • Each charter is custom-designed to meet your individual desires and requirements.
  • Pricing of each charter cruise is comprised of vessel hire, number of passengers, catering and activities – certified diving, introductory diving and snorkelling.
  • Catering options include meals, morning and afternoon tea and a scrumptious lunch with gourmet and seafood options
  • You can unwind while you cruise, snorkel and admire the amazing marine life, take a dive or just relax on board and enjoy a refreshing drink.

 
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1. no. of Persons. Outer Reef Cruises - Private Reef Charters AUD$
Daintree Rainforest - Mossman Gorge & Cape Tribulation

Explore the ancient rainforests of the Daintree with a luxury tour from Daintree Tours. Believed to be more than 160 million years old, this heartland of tropical north Queensland is rich in flora and fauna, containing 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, 18% of Australia's bird species, 65% of the country's bat and butterfly species and approximately 12,000 species of insects.

Daintree Tours' mission is to showcase some of the highlights of this incredible natural wonder, with visits to Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and a river cruise exploring the waterways rich in flora and fauna.

Enjoy interpretive rainforest walks, secluded lunch site, exclusive estuarine crocodile and wildlife spotting on Cooper Creek as well as friendly and knowledgeable local guides.

Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef and guests will also have the opportunity to stroll along the Kulki Boardwalk and enjoy the views over magical beaches.

Daintree Tours vehicles are comfortable, spacious and offer great visibility from every seat. The Mercedes Sprinters carry 11 passengers, a great sized group for experiencing this natural wonder.

Highlights of a Daintree Tours day:

  • Mossman Gorge: walk through ancient rainforest and see the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River flows over giant boulders
  • Daintree River Ferry
  • Rainforest boardwalks: be guided through this pristine rainforest and discover its incredible diversity
  • Cape Tribulation: learn about Captain Cook's journey and the reason behind the name, Cape Tribulation. Enjoy a walk along the beach and up to the lookout and see the views across the bay. This is where the rainforest meets the reef.
  • Cooper Creek River Cruise: enjoy a cruise spotting estuarine crocodiles and other wildlife along the banks of this mangrove lined creek.
  • Heritage Lodge: this hidden rainforest resort is the location for lunch and a swim in the creek afterwards.
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company: taste four delicious scoops of tropical fruit ice cream in a cup. Relax and enjoy your ice cream in a tropical garden and fruit orchard. (ice cream at guests own expense)

 
no. package price
1. Daintree Rainforest - Mossman Gorge & Cape Tribulation - Adult AUD$ 190.00
2. Daintree Rainforest - Mossman Gorge & Cape Tribulation - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 160.00
Daintree Rainforest - Private Rainforest Charters

Experience a personalised custom designed tour. Daintree Tours caters for groups of various sizes and requirements by recommending an itinerary to suit. Enquire about an exclusive charter for two or a complete package of reef, rainforest and outback for your family, group or for an event.

For example: Off The Beaten Track - Bloomfield
Take a journey with Daintree Tours to the upper reaches of the historic Daintree Rainforest - The Bloomfield. Experience firsthand the beauty of the rugged mountain ranges, wild flowers, deep red earth, fresh streams and wildlife.

Appreciate the true beauty of the area with Stingray Bay, fresh water creeks, falls and indigenous rock art. Travel in comfort with the 200 series Landcruisers.

Bloomfield Falls is a special place, where nature rules the power of water. Indigenous rock art is present near the falls, which are easily accessible by short walking tracks. Here the guides explain how the local indigenous people lived in this area.

Other areas Daintree Tours can explore are:

  • Cooktown: Endeavor River, Archer Point, Cooks Lookout, the Goldfields, Palmer River and the coastal tracks north
  • Atherton Tablelands: Wetlands, coffee plantations, caves, gold mines, tropical wineries and remote waterfalls
  • Kuranda: Sky Rail, Kuranda Markets, Butterfly Sanctuary, Historical Scenic Railway, Barron Falls and Black Mountain Road
  • The Outback: Lake Mitchell, Mareeba Wetlands, bird watching, historic mining towns and the McLeod River

With a range of permits covering much of the Far North, Daintree Tours can design a tour to take you anywhere! Our fleet includes 2 x Mercedes Sprinters (11 passengers each), 2 x Toyota Landcruisers (6 passengers each) and more.


 
no. package price
1. no. of persons - Daintree Rainforest - Private Rainforest Charters AUD$
Daintree Rainforest - Cruise Ships

Daintree Tours Cruise Ship Special – Port Douglas

Daintree Tours offer Cruise Ship passengers the opportunity to discover the Daintree Rainforest in just 4 hours. Sit in air conditioned comfort while our experienced guides offer knowledgeable commentary of the region as you travel to the Daintree River.

At the river, guests board a river cruise for an hour spotting wildlife such as estuarine crocodiles, birds, frogs, etc. After the river cruise, our guides will take you into the Mossman Gorge.

At the Daintree National Park guides will take you through the ancient rainforest. Keep your eyes open for Boyd's Forest Dragons and Australian brush turkeys in amongst the leaf litter.

Daintree Tours Cruise Ship Special is the perfect way to explore the Daintree National Park and still have time to shop and enjoy Port Douglas. Timings of this tour depend on each individual ships arrival time.

Tour includes:

  • Daintree River Cruise – 1 hour
  • Guided walk through ancient rainforest at Mossman Gorge
  • On board commentary from our friendly, knowledgeable guides
  • Comfortable air conditioned vehicles
  • Tour of Port Douglas township
  • Opportunity to purchase food and drinks

 
no. package price
1. Daintree Rainforest - Cruise Ships - Adult AUD$ 80.00
2. Daintree Rainforest - Cruise Ships - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 55.00
Luxury Sailing - Aquarius Sail & Snorkel - Low Isles

The Ultimate Low Isles Experience
A place as unique and special as the Low Isles should have an equally special means of transport to get you there.

Tropical Journeys' Aquarius is just that and is recognised as one of the most modern and luxurious sail boats to operate out of Port Douglas.

With only 23 guests, Aquarius is a dedicated snorkel only vessel, offering a personalised experience to this stunning tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Relax on the spacious upper deck between guided snorkelling tours before tucking into a delicious seafood buffet lunch as well freshly made cakes for morning and afternoon tea.

Aquarius Port Douglas crew provide supervision and tuition as well as a comprehensive safety brief at the start of each day. Flotation devices are provided for snorkelling from the platform of Aquarius and the beach.

A journey to Low Isles is not complete without a trip ashore to learn about the history and environment that makes Low Isles what it is today. Enjoy the easy pace of the interpretive island walk and see first hand the historical Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected.


 
no. package price
1. Luxury Sailing - Aquarius Sail & Snorkel - Low Isles - Adult AUD$ 266.50
Luxury Sailing - Aquarius Sunset Sailing

It could be described as one of the most romantic sailing experiences ever for honeymooners and couples, but there is no doubt Aquarius' sunset sail is also popular among other travellers as well.

It is not every day you have the opportunity to sip champagne and nibble on canapés while watching the sun set over the mountains of the Daintree Rainforest.

Let the highly experienced team take care of your every need as you sail effortlessly through the Dickson Inlet of Port Douglas and out over the Coral Sea.


 
no. package price
1. Luxury Sailing - Aquarius Sunset Sailing - Adult AUD$ 60.00
2. Luxury Sailing - Aquarius Sunset Sailing - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 50.00
Luxury Sailing - Sailing Charters on Escape

Innovative, spacious and sophisticated, this 58 ft Beneteau is ideal for sailing the Coral Sea.

The interior is comfortable, spacious and practical, finished with rich mahogany, and the saloon easily seats ten people. With three queen sized cabins, a full domestic kitchen and spacious saloon, Escape is the perfect vessel to enjoy a day of sailing with friends.

Shown for the first time at the Cannes International Yacht & Boat Show, she was a source of admiration for yachtsmen and members of the industry.

Highlight of the Beneteau cruising range, the Oceanis 58 'Escape' combines unequalled comfort at sea and at anchor, as well as luxury and functional design.

Aquarius is available for charter for either the day sail to Low Isles with a maximum of 23 guests or for a sunset sail with friends and family for up to 45 guests. Very popular for birthdays, special occasions or just for a sail.


 
no. package price
1. no. of persons - Luxury Sailing - Sailing Charters on Escape AUD$
Half Day Reef Tours - Morning Reef Cruise to Low Isles

Our comfortable, spacious vessel travels to Low Isles in 30 minutes, allowing 2 hours of snorkelling in the calm lagoon or stay dry by viewing the reef from our glass bottom boat.

Relax on the beach and take in the peaceful surroundings of Low Isles or explore the spectacular variety of corals and marine life, such as giant green sea turtles, giant clams, parrotfish, clownfish and much more while snorkelling.

A journey to Low Isles is not complete without a trip ashore to learn about the history and environment that makes Low Isles what it is today. Enjoy the easy pace of the interpretive island walk and see first hand the historical Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected.

Morning and afternoon departures operate daily (subject to availability). This tour is perfect for visitors who have limited time and want to explore the picturesque Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Maximum of 24 guests.

Guests make their own way to The Reef Marina for their scheduled departure. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on board.


 
no. package price
1. Half Day Reef Tours - Morning Reef Cruise to Low Isles - Adult AUD$ 120.00
2. Half Day Reef Tours - Morning Reef Cruise to Low Isles - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 100.00
Half Day Reef Tours - Afternoon Reef Cruise to Low Isles

Our comfortable, spacious vessel travels to Low Isles in 30 minutes, allowing 2 hours of snorkelling in the calm lagoon or stay dry by viewing the reef from our glass bottom boat.

Relax on the beach and take in the peaceful surroundings of Low Isles or explore the spectacular variety of corals and marine life, such as giant green sea turtles, giant clams, parrotfish, clownfish and much more while snorkelling.

A journey to Low Isles is not complete without a trip ashore to learn about the history and environment that makes Low Isles what it is today. Enjoy the easy pace of the interpretive island walk and see first hand the historical Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected.

Morning and afternoon departures operate daily (subject to availability). This tour is perfect for visitors who have limited time and want to explore the picturesque Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Maximum of 24 guests.

Guests make their own way to The Reef Marina for their scheduled departure. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on board.


 
no. package price
1. Half Day Reef Tours - Afternoon Reef Cruise to Low Isles - Adult AUD$ 120.00
2. Half Day Reef Tours - Afternoon Reef Cruise to Low Isles - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 100.00
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Product Name Tropical Journeys
Address Cnr Grant and Warner Streets, Port Douglas
Tropical North Queensland
Queensland, Australia
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Email info@tropicaljourneys.com
Phone (07) 4099 6999
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