Cairns Activities

Cairns Activities

Hey everyone, this blog is all about Cairns activities. Cairns is the ultimate when it come getting outdoors and having a good time. There are so many different activities to do in the area. We guarantee you will be wanting to come back for more!

In This blog we will give a bit of an insight to what there is to do in this beautiful part of the country.

In Cairns we have the Great Barrier Reef as our front yard and stunning rainforest as our back yard, meaning there are endless places to explore and so many different ways of doing it.

 

Cairns Activities – Stand up paddle boarding in Cairns

 

When it come to Cairns activities, stand up paddle boarding is definitely up there.Cairns is pretty much completely protected by the Great Barrier Reef, meaning we don’t get a lot of swell on our costal beaches. We do get a small wave from time to time though, which aren’t ideal for your standard surf board. The great thing about stand up paddle boards though is they can pretty much catch any wave. Not only are they good for catching waves, they are also amazing for cruising down our amazing rivers surrounded by rainforest. They are also a great way to explore the fringing reefs off Double Island, go snorkelling  or adventure through the mangroves. The big advantage of Stand up paddle boarding over a coral reef, is you get such a great view, meaning spotting marine life and different corals is easy. It’s also great fun, good for fitness and the perfect way to make new friends.

Cairns activities – Kitesurfing Cairns

Cairns activities

Cairns activities

Kitesurfing has exploded all over Cairns the last few years. Whether you’re at Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob or Machans Beach, you will see the beautiful colours of the kites everywhere. Here at Pacific Watersports we are you local Palm Cove kite school. We offer lessons, gear sales, gear hire and advise on everything kitesurfing. Kiteboarding Cairns operates at Yorkeys knob offering the same services.

Cairns is world renowned for it’s kitesurfing. With perfect flat water lagoons all along the coast and a consistent long season, Cairns is the ultimate kitesurfing location.

 

Cairns activities – Double Island Kayak Turtle Tour

The Double Island Kayak Turtle Tour is a great activity for the whole family.  Led by one of our experienced and knowledgable guides, Pacific Watersports will take you on an unforgettable morning around the breath taking Double Island.

Leaving just after sunrise (7am) we cruise across to the coral reef which surrounds Double Island.  Here we stop for a while and equipped with a snorkel and mask each, experience the majesty of the reef. The abundance of marine life around Double Island is phenomenal. You really have to see it to believe it.  Turtles, rays, reef sharks and fish of all colours and sizes dwell here, and during our Double island Kayak Turtle Tour you get to spend time with them in their natural habitat.

After our snorkel, we continue our Kayak adventure around to the other side of the Island, where we stop for a rest and a bite to eat and if the tides right, enter Double Island’s Cave.

Out of all the Cairn’s activities, this is the one that you can’t afford to miss!

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Cairn’s Activities – SUP Yoga (Yoga on a Paddle Board!)

Cairns activities

Yep, that’s right. Yoga, whilst trying to balance on a Paddle board!

Now this really is an activity you have to try when you are in Cairns!

Pacific Watersports has teamed up with Hartig Yoga to bring Cairns this amazing new phenomenon.  Practicing yoga on a paddle board brings a whole new dimension to your practice.  Asanas (postures) that you are used to practicing on land become a whole lot harder!

Sup Yoga requires more focus, more stabilisation and more core strength than yoga on the land, which makes for a good and fun work out for your body.  But as well as increased strength and intensity, yoga on a paddle board offers deeper relaxation.  Relaxing and surrendering into the practice becomes a whole lot easier when floating on a pool of water.

A must try!

Well I hope is blog is of some help to you during your stay in our beautiful city. If you would like to know more about the above activities, just give us a bell or shoot us an email and we’ll be more than happy to help.

 

 

 

Kayak Snorkelling Tour – May 3

Kayak Snorkelling Tour – May 3

Kayak Snorkelling Tour

Check out this. We just had another awesome day kayaking out to the coral reef that lies off Double Island. This is in fact part of the Great Barrier Reef, and is also the closest piece of the reef that you can get to from the coast line in the Cairns Northern Beaches area.

It’s a short kayak from Palm Cove to the reef. We head out to the reef at around 7am and get there 20 -30 minutes later.  This is an experience not to be missed.

 

Kayak Snorkelling is certainly a great a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef in the Far North Queensland.  Up here at Palm Cove we are truly lucky to have the Great Barrier Reef right on our door step.  There is no where else in the Far North Queensland where you can access coral reef snorkelling so quickly.  We are the only place where you can just jump on one of our kayak tours and go snorkelling at the same time.

So what are you waiting for?  Come on down experience snorkelling and our amazing Kayak Turtle Tours out at the closest area of the Great Barrier Reef in the Cairns Northern Beaches area.

Interested To Know More On Kayak Snorkelling Tours?

If you are keen to come along on one of our tours, or if you would just like to  know more, please feel free to call us on 0413732999. We would love to chat with you.  After all, this is our passion.  If you are the type of person that likes to reserve online, thats easy!  We have a fully automated reservation system.

 


Palm Cove kayaking Tours

Palm Cove kayaking Tours

Hey everyone, over the last couple of months we’ve taken some great pics on our Palm Cove Kayaking Tours, heading out to Double Island. Double Island has a lot to offer from all it’s marine life to it beautiful surrounding reefs. We have been running tours out to Double Island for 4 years now and we never get bored with it. Everyday is a new adventure and full of surprises. Over the years, being a guides in the area, we’ve got to know the area pretty well and i guess our passion is in sharing our knowledge and those experiences with the people that make our job so great.

Check out some of these photos we took on our Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Wow Palm Cove Kayaking Tours don’t get much better than this!

This Picture here was taken heading back over from one of our Palm Cove Kayaking Tours. This particular part of the reef is great for snorkelling. The Coral is thriving and we often see turtles here. It’s is also amazing to kayak above! We ofter see turtles, rays and different fish swimming under the kayaks.

Palm Cove kayaking tours

Palm Cove kayaking tours

The cave is probably my favourite part

This limestone cave is an exhilarating experience. It really pays to have an experienced guide with you when entering this cave. The entrance to the cave can fill up if swell comes through from the north side. Here at pacific watersports we know Double Island better than anyone and all out guides know the best, safest way to enter the cave.

Palm Cove kayaking tours

Palm Cove kayaking tours

Rugged Little Island

Haycock Island, also know as Scouts Hat is a rugged little island to the southeast of Double Island. It is believed that the Americans used to test their explosives and ammunition on the island giving it the odd shape it is today. If the conditions are right we often stop on Haycock Island for a short break during our Palm Cove Kayaking Tours.

Kayak Great Barrier Reef

Kayak Great Barrier Reef

Just another perfect day in FNQ 🙂

This pic was take heading around the western side of Double Island from the north. The is a Resort located on this part os the island. Being privately owned, we aren’t actually allowed on the island. We are however allowed up to the high tide line on the beach, which mean there’s still plenty to explore by foot.

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

The sand bar on the south side of the island is a great place to pull up and have a break during our kayaking tours. This is where we often see Shovel Nose Sharks and small rays feeding in the shallows. It’s also the perfect place for all the small juveniles to hide out from the big baddies 😉

 

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

 

If you’re ever up for a fun filled adventure around this pristine island, just jump on our website and shoot us an email or give us a bell. We run tours daily, although we are weather dependent. If you’re unsure on what the weather is doing in the area, just give us a call anytime or check out this great  weather site.

Palm Cove Kayaking Tour

Palm Cove Kayaking Tour

Here at Pacific Watersports we offer a Palm Cove Kayaking tour. We believe there is no better way to experience the surrounding area than to do it by kayak. The surrounding reefs of Double Island are truly breathtaking.

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Marine life

During our Palm Cove Kayaking Tour you are sure to be blown away by the marine life. You are almost guaranteed to see turtles, sting rays and all sorts of colourful fish. Occasionally you can see whales on the horizon. We have also been lucky enough to see mata rays on the outer reefs of Double Island.

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Snorkelling

 

We often stop to go snorkelling during our Palm Cove Kayaking Tours. There’s plenty of great snorkelling spots all around Double Island, knowing where they are is the key though. Really you need a guide to show you all the secret spots.

 

What’s included

 

We provide pretty much everything you need for the Palm Cove Kayaking Tour. All safety equipment is included. We also provide snorkelling equipment, fresh fruit and juice. All you need to bring is sun protection and swimwear.

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

 

How to get there

 

All of out tours depart from the south end of Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove. Simply head north from Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway. It’s a bout 25 kms from Cairns. You will see the the sign for Palm Cove about 200 metres before the turnoff.

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Palm Cove Kayaking Tours

Parking

parking can be an issue at Palm Cove, especially during school holidays and weekends. If you Can’t find a park along the esplanade, your best bet is to head in a block and find a park there. Or if you want to be cheeky, you can always park at one of the resorts.

 

To find out more information about our tours, check out our website. Our website/contact page is full of information. Also, any questions don’t hesitate to call or shoot us an email.

Contact page

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Double Island – Abundant Marine Life

Double Island – Abundant Marine Life

 

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Travelling across the sea from Pam Cove beach to Double Island by paddleboard or kayak is an amazing experience.  First of all, the conditions need to be right for this to happen. Thats why we always head over on nice calm days or first thing in the morning before the wind gets up. The first thing you see when you get to Double Island is the coral reef. It comes out of nowhere and with it, an abundance of marine life.  (more…)