Experience the Best of Nature and Culture:  Silversonic and Mossman Gorge

Embark on an unforgettable journey that combines the natural wonders of the  Great Barrier Reef with the cultural richness of Mossman Gorge.  This exclusive tour package offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Reef and delve into the traditions of the Indigenous people who call Mossman Gorge home.

First, you can do this tour in the order that suits you best.

Silversonic Port Douglas: Exploring the Depths of the Great Barrier Reef

Silversonic Port Douglas is a remarkable diving and snorkelling experience that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the awe-inspiring wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.  With its crystal-clear waters, vibrant marine life, and world-class facilities, Silversonic Port Douglas offers the adventure of a lifetime for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

Discovering the Underwater Paradise

Dive into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef with Silversonic Port Douglas and prepare to be amazed by the stunning beauty that awaits beneath the surface.  As you descend into the pristine turquoise waters, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colourful coral formations and an abundance of fascinating marine creatures.

Unparalleled Diving and snorkelling Experiences

Silversonic Port Douglas offers a range of diving and snorkelling experiences suitable for both beginners and experienced divers.  Whether you explore the Reef from the surface with a snorkel or plunge into the depths with scuba diving, Silversonic Port Douglas ensures a safe and exhilarating adventure.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Expect  

When you embark on a Silversonic Port Douglas, you can.  Canvases.  The vessel has modern amenities, including spacious dive decks, comfortable seating areas, and freshwater showers.  Highly trained and experienced dive instructors and guides are there to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Encounter a Diverse Marine Ecosystem

The Great Barrier Reef is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, and Silversonic Port Douglas allows you to witness this firsthand.  Dive alongside magnificent sea turtles, graceful manta rays, and schools of tropical fish that call this underwater paradise home.  Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Reef sharks and the vibrant nudibranchs that hide among the coral gardens.

Preservation and Conservation Efforts

Silversonic Port Douglas is preserving and conserving the Great Barrier Reef.  Deeply respecting this natural wonder, the team emphasises sustainable practices and educates visitors on protecting the Reef’s fragile ecosystem.  By choosing Silversonic Port Douglas, you actively contribute to the ongoing efforts to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site for future generations.

Conclusion for the Great Barrier Reef tour

Silversonic Port Douglas offers an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the beautiful world of the Great Barrier Reef.  With its breathtaking marine life, world-class facilities, and commitment to conservation, Silversonic Port Douglas guarantees an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories.  Whether you’re an avid diver or a curious snorkeler, include Silversonic Port Douglas in your travel plans for an experience that will take your breath away.

Next, explore the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet.

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure on our Active Tropics Explorer Cape Tribulation full-day tour, where nature’s most ancient wonders converge. Cape Tribulation is where the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests meet the world’s greatest living tropical reef, the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a unique gem where two natural World Heritage-listed sites coexist in harmony.

Our journey begins with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas. This route mirrors the allure of the famed Great Ocean Road, offering panoramic vistas of the glistening Coral Sea.

Mossman Gorge Indigenous Welcome to Country

Our first stop takes us to the enchanting Mossman Gorge, nestled in the southern realm of the renowned Daintree National Park. The Mossman River, flowing through imposing granite boulders, winds its way amidst lush rainforest. You’ll have the privilege of partaking in a “Welcome to Country” ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji people, the traditional custodians of this land. They’ll cleanse you of lingering spirits with a mesmerising smoke ceremony and adorn you with traditional rainforest body paint. Feel refreshed with a dip in the pristine waters.

Experience an exclusive and heartwarming Indigenous Welcome to Country at Mossman Gorge. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a warm greeting from the traditional custodians, the Kuku Yalanji. This special encounter includes a “Welcome to Country” ceremony, a profound and moving moment that immerses you in their rich heritage.

During this ceremony, you’ll be privileged to participate in a Smoke Ceremony, a ritual deeply rooted in their culture. The sacred smoke cleanses and purifies, uniquely connecting the land and its spiritual significance.

But the experience doesn’t end there. Engage in an enlightening presentation that delves into the weapons, customs, and culture of the Bama people, who are the guardians of the rainforest (Bama means Rainforest in their language). This informative session offers a glimpse into the profound knowledge and traditions passed down through generations.

Kuku Yalanji people

In this welcoming environment, you’ll gain a deep appreciation for the indigenous culture and their enduring connection to the land. It’s a remarkable opportunity to learn, respect, and honor the heritage of the Kuku Yalanji people, making your visit to Mossman Gorge truly unforgettable.

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation

Continuing northward, we cross the formidable Daintree River, heading towards Cape Tribulation for a delightful lunch within the rainforest’s embrace. After this culinary treat, embark on an insightful guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Our knowledgeable guides will unveil the rainforest’s secrets, offering fascinating insights into this ancient ecosystem.

Prepare to be astounded by the incredible diversity you’ll see on this short walk, which includes everything from low-lying ferns and shrubs to the towering rainforest canopy and even the distinctive mangrove ecosystems. Depending on timing, we may visit the Daintree Ice Cream Co., where you can savour delectable tropical fruit ice creams crafted on-site in small artisan batches (at additional cost).

We can’t miss the photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), which offers sweeping vistas over the Daintree River, its lush rainforest delta, and the expansive Coral Sea. In the afternoon, we set sail on a wildlife cruise along the river, where the possibility of spotting a crocodile awaits. We also learn about the delicate ecosystem of this serpentine river system.

Next, embark on a guided Rainforest Boardwalk tour, where you’ll discover the wonders of the lush rainforest. Your journey continues to Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef, creating a magical blend of truly awe-inspiring ecosystems.

Daintree River Cruise

For wildlife enthusiasts, hop on a Wildlife River Cruise to encounter crocodiles and many other fascinating creatures. Finally, explore the charming town of Port Douglas, where you can scope out the best dining, shopping, and relaxation options. These attractions are just a glimpse of the incredible experiences in this tropical paradise.

Returning Home

Finally, we return to Cairns, passing through the charming Port Douglas, a laid-back beachside village brimming with cosy bars and cafes. This journey promises scenic beauty and a deep connection with the natural wonders of Cape Tribulation and its surroundings.

Experience the breathtaking Scenic Coastal Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, where you’ll be treated to mesmerising coastal views. Along the way, immerse yourself in the rich indigenous culture at Mossman Gorge, a place filled with ancient stories and traditions. Don’t miss the iconic Daintree River ferry crossing, a unique adventure that takes you deeper into the heart of the rainforest.

 

Booking Your Silversonic and Mossman Gorge Tour Package

Embark on this exceptional adventure that combines the wonders of the Silversonic and Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.

Silversonic and Daintree Rainforest Conclusion 

Silversonic and Daintree Rainforest, Including the Welcome to Country Indigenous experience at Mossman Gorge.

This package explores two World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

 

Highlights

Silversonic Port Douglas

Three spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef locations at the beautiful Agincourt Ribbon Reefs.

Dreamtime Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Tour
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Great Barrier Reef Drive
  • Rainforest Tour
  • Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
  • Port Douglas

Itinerary

Your day on Silversonic 

 

  • 07:30 – First, Check-in at Quicksilver Reservations Counter.
  • 08:15 – Next, board Silversonic Port Douglas
  • 8:20   – Then enjoy a Complimentary morning tea/breakfast.
  • 08:30 – Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef.
  • Along the way, there are certified and introductory dive briefings.
  • 10:15 – Then, arrive at the first Reef location.
  • Next, scuba divers gear up while the snorkellers’ site briefing begins.
  • Then get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
  • 11:30 – Next, Silversonic departs for the second Reef location.
  • Snorkelers site briefing.
  • Noon – Lunch is a tropical hot and cold buffet.
  • 13:40 – Third Great Barrier Reef location
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 16:30 – Approximate Arrival time at Port Douglas Marina.
  • 16:55 – Coaches transfer guests back to the accommodation.
Dreamtime and Port Douglas Tour
  • 7:45 am – Pickup from Cairns City Accommodation
  • 8:20 am – Depart Cairns
  • 9:40 am – Pickup from Port Douglas Accommodation
  • Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre
  • Welcome to the Country and Smoke Ceremony
  • Mossman Gorge Guided Walk
  • Free Time to explore
  • 4:00 pm – Depart Mossman Gorge
  • 4:40 pm – Return to Port Douglas Accommodation
  • 6:10 pm – Return to Cairns Accommodation

Included

Silversonic Port Douglas Inclusions

  • Return coach transfer from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Up to 5 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • Three spectacular Reef sites.
  • Delicious morning tea, including focaccias and muffin cakes onboarding
  • Afternoon tea cakes, cheese and biscuits.
  • Delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch.
  • Reef Interpretation.
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins).
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site.
  • We have qualified lifeguard supervision.
  • Equipment for scuba divers, including wetsuits.
  • Hot freshwater showers.
  • Prescription masks
  • Lycra suits
  • Reef Levy
Included in the Dreamtime Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest
  • Scenic Coastal Drive (Cairns to Port Douglas),
  • Mossman Gorge (indigenous experience),
  • Daintree River (ferry crossing), Rainforest Boardwalk (guided tour),
  • Cape Tribulation (where rainforest meets reef),
  • Wildlife River Cruise (crocodiles and more),
  • Port Douglas(scope it out).

Optional Extras

Additional Costs for Scuba Diving:
Intro Diver – Full Gear 1 dive $76, and 2 dives $154
Certified  Diver with full Gear (1 dive) $60,  2 certified dives   $87.00 and 3 dives $107.00
 

Certified diver with tanks and weights one dive $63, 2 dives $93, and 3 dives $113

Underwater digital cameras are available for hire. 

Professional underwater photo and video services are on board.

What to bring

Silversonic Port Douglas

  • Camera.
  • Swimming costume and towel.
  • Hat, sunscreen and shirt.
  • Certification Card for Certified Divers.
  • Cash/credit card for drinks and snacks, photos and additional dives.

Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest tour

All you need to bring is a smile on your face and a thirst for adventure! Remember to pack a small day bag containing your ticket, swimwear, a towel, your camera to capture those memorable moments, comfortable walking shoes for exploring, insect repellent to keep those pesky bugs at bay, sunscreen for protection under the sun, and some money for drinks and snacks.

With this spirit of exploration and preparedness, you’re all set to embark on an incredible journey and make the most of your adventure. Enjoy every moment!

How to get there

This tour departs from the Port Douglas Marina.

First, check inside the Port Douglas Marina at Quicksilver’s reservations desk.

Coach Transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Silky Oaks are available for $34 per person.

Self Drivers, there is plenty of free parking at the Port Douglas Marina.

How to get to Dreamtime Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Tour

Courtesy Transfers are included in your tour. Please advise at the time of booking where you will be staying.

With this in mind, if you are staying at Yorkeys Knob, Machans Beach or Holloways Beach, you will need to make your way to the Smithfield Skyrail Station to meet your pickup.

Important Information

Silversonic Port Douglas

Important Information for Scuba Diving with Silversnnic Port Douglas

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland has strict scuba diving rules and the safest scuba diving record.

The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and complies with all regulations, including dive medical, as is the law.

We recommend passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire to make sure they can scuba dive.

Medical Questionnaire

We will be delighted to assist with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email [email protected].

Or you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1.

Flying after Scuba Diving

After scuba diving, do not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a single scuba dive.

You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.

If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning,  wait 24 hours after your dive.

We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

 

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Join your Guide on one of the boardwalks through the Rainforest.

Indigenous Experience and Cape Tribulation Tour

Cape Tribulation Tour

Indigenous Experience and Cape Tribulation Tour

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Reef Cruise Port Douglas

Silversonic Port Douglas

Silversonic Port Douglas is a remarkable diving and snorkeling experience that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the aweinspiring wonders of the GBR

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