Live out all your tropical fantasies
So you’ve come to Tropical North Queensland with three #lifegoals – to find Nemo, to find magic in the oldest rainforest in the world and to live out all ‘I’m on a boat’ fantasies.
Despite scrolling through a thousand conversation threads on TripAdvisor, you’re no closer to choosing an adventure guide because you’re spoiled for choice.
We agree, they’re all pretty awesome. But it’s about who ’s going to be the best for you (and ply you with equal amounts of information and snacks, let’s be honest).
Enter Tropical Journeys. With a fleet of several boats and buses take see out your reef and rainforest dreams, Tropical Journeys covers all bases for your Tropical North Queensland adventures.
1. Livin’ Large in Love: Aquarius Sunset Sailing
There's nothing more romantic in the world than sailing on a luxury yacht, champagne in hand, while watching the sun set over the ocean.
Add in that mix being on the Coral Sea in Tropical North Queensland, and that sun setting over the mountains of the Daintree Rainforest… baby, if that doesn’t make you fall in love with the world, someone needs to call a doctor for that cold, dead heart.
Tropical Journeys’ other luxury sailing boat, Aquarius, is equipped for luuuurve. Leaving the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina every afternoon at around 4.30pm returning at dusk.
This trip is perfect for romancing and viewing the natural coastline from a different vantage point while the experienced crew effortlessly make sure your drinks are topped and your canapes are served. Total bliss.
Want something a little longer lasting? Aquarius also now offers full snorkelling-only day trips to the reef.
Catering to smaller groups this luxurious sail boat will have you torn between relaxing in comfort on the upper deck and snorkelling with your favourite tropical fish in the GBR.
Jump aboard for departure at 8.20am, returning at 4.00pm.
2. Magic Happens: Daintree Tours
It's taken 160 million years to create the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest - and magic definitely exists here.
Keep your eyes peeled for cassowaries, prehistoric-era monitor lizards and The Green Dinosaur (calm down – it’s just a tree). Tropical Journeys operates Daintree Tours for intimate groups up to 11 people, trekking all the way to Cape Tribulation from Port Douglas.
Known as the spot where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’, this trip includes:
entertaining, expert guides armed with as many dad jokes as fun facts
guided walks through the beautiful rainforest
a spot-a-croc cruise,
a dip at the unspoiled Mossman Gorge to finish
Tours depart at 7.20am, but for those who fancy a sleep in, there’s an 8.20am departure just for you.
3. Snorkelling for Nemo: Calypso Cruises
Get excited about exploring the outer edge of the Continental Shelf with Nemo and Dory on a full-day sailing voyage to Agincourt Reef with Calypso Cruises.
Pristine blue waters, counting fish until you’re dizzy and marveling at colourful corals will inspire your inner artist. The best thing about this trip is that you’ll spend more time off the boat than on, despite its spacious decks and full size day beds that tempt you to lounge about on board like you owned it.
For those who book trips with their stomach, lunch includes an array of fresh local produce, deli meats, salad options, homemade cakes and local tea and coffee – reason enough for anyone to sign up.
Tropical Journeys all important deets
The Crystal Superyacht Marina
Shop 44, The Reef Marina Port Douglas
Queensland 4877 Australia
P: +61 7 4099 6999
Free Call (Australia only): 1800 005 966