Discover the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and the world’s oldest living culture over 2 days. Experience the Reef with Ocean Spirit Cruises luxury Sailing Catamaran to Michaelmas Cay.
Day 1 Set sail onboard Ocean Spirit sailing and motor catamaran to Michaelmas Cay, a vegetated sand cay surrounded by spectacular reef and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. Enjoy a wide range of activities to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, cruise in the semi-submersible or just relax and enjoy a leisurely day.
Day 2 Experience an exclusive cultural journey from coast to rainforest. See a 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
Ocean Spirit Departs Daily
From Cairns 8.00 AM Returns Cairns 5.00 PM
Daintree Dreaming Day Tour
Departs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Returns Cairns 6:15 PM, Northern Beaches 6.00 PM, Port Douglas 5.00 PM.
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
Ocean Spirit Cruises:
• 8.5 hours experience with 4 hours at Michaelmas Cay
• Morning tea including muffins and focaccia
• Afternoon tea
• Hot and cold buffet lunch including prawns
• Snorkelling equipment and instruction
• Buoyancy vests and lycra suit (from 1.4.16) Marine Biologist presentation
• Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
• Fish feeding presentation
• Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on the homeward journey.
What to bring:
• Swimwear & bottle of water
• Poncho provided when required
8.00am: - Vessel boarding commences. - Morning tea and coffee served on board vessel until departure.
8.30am: - Depart Cairns for Michaelmas Cay. - Safety demonstration, reef brief and snorkelling demonstration.
9.30am: Informative Marine Biologist reef presentation.
10.00am: Dive brief for introductory divers.
10.30am: Arrive at Michaelmas Cay, Reef Activities and beach transfers commence: - Fish feeding presentation (onboard) - Snorkelling from beach - Semi-submersible coral viewing tours - Scuba diving sessions for introductory divers 11am, 12:15 & 1:30pm.
12-1.30pm: Buffet lunch served onboard Ocean Spirit. Time to enjoy more Reef Activities.
2.30pm: Afternoon tea served onboard.
3:00pm: Depart Michaelmas Cay for Cairns.
5.00pm: Arrive at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.
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.
Adventure North AustraliaIf you are into history, botany, adventure and 4 Wheel Driving through amazing rainforest and outback, then Adventure North Australia tours to Cooktown are the tours for you.
We take great pride in offering quality 4WD tours from Cairns and Port Douglas. Travel with us through unique and stunning countryside of Australia. Traverse the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, along with the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track to Cooktown. Our vehicles are modern, purpose-built and comfortable. Our guides are qualified, experienced passionate and knowledgeable about the region.
We are proud to be part of the Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys, an innovative partnership forged 10 years ago with 3 highly acclaimed Aboriginal owned and operated tours from Cairns through to Cooktown. We offer unique 1 and 2-day Aboriginal cultural experiences.
Our signature product is the Daintree Dreaming Day Tour. This fun, exclusive day tour allows you to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. (Mossman Gorge).
A spectacular cultural journey taking you from coast to rainforest through the eyes of the traditional owners - The Kuku Yalanji people. Learn to hunt and gather along traditional fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people searching for bush tucker (food) of mud crabs, fish and mussels. A ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward of evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people, you are accepted and honoured.