River Drift Experience

AUD $145.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Port Douglas, QLD
  • Product code: RDS

If you love nature and the water, then this is the perfect tour for you!

Escape into the rainforest on our River Drift Experience, a perfect retreat from the heat, located just 20 minutes north of Port Douglas. This unique tour offers a blend of hiking and serene river floating in the lush rainforest of the Mossman River. Begin with a rewarding walk upstream on a granite sand bed, towing your lightweight river sled behind amidst the rainforest canopy.
Uncover the fascinating history and significance of the Mossman River, learning about its vital role in the ecosystem, take refreshing swims in clear waters, and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings.
The journey takes an exciting turn as you board your river sled, setting off on a floating adventure downstream. Gliding through a secret creek, you'll merge onto the main Mossman River. Here, surrounded by rainforest and the gentle sounds of flowing water, the river carries you through its winding path.
This tour is an ideal mix of active exploration and relaxed floating, making it the perfect way to cool off and connect with nature, just a stone's throw from Port Douglas.

Who is this for?

To enjoy this active rainforest experience, guests require a reasonable level of fitness & high level of mobility.
When the river level is low (most of the year), our activity is generally suitable for all ages (4+) and swimming abilities.When the river level is higher, the faster flowing water is only suitable for strong swimming adults (15+) with good fitness and mobility.

If you have any concerns about your suitability, please contact us before booking.
Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour.

Guest requirements:

All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form.

Swimming Ability

All adults must be 
confident swimmers, and comfortable in moving water. Some flexibility may apply
when river levels are low; please contact our office to confirm.

Not suitable if you have limited mobility or injuries

e.g: difficulty walking, injured or limited movement of knees, ankle, back, shoulder etc

Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant

Due to risk of falling on stomach, sudden jarring movements and impacts

Max recommended weight limit is 120kg/264lb

Due to limitations of our equipment.
A good level of fitness and mobility is required if you are near or over this weight

While conditions do vary, all participants associated with this booking should be able to:
  • Walk without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20
  • Lay on your stomach and paddle for extended periods
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Swim/dog paddle 15m without stopping
  • Climb up tree roots to exit river, equivalent to climbing a 1.5m
  • Easily stand up from a sitting position on the ground, without
assistance at least 3 times in a row


  • Complimentary pickup & drop off from Port Douglas & Mossman
  • Boots
  • Complimentary tour photos
  • All Safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Snacks


  • Shorts to swim in, we recommend wearing a shirt to swim in as well.
  • Towel
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Any personal medications


  • Cancellations outside of 72 hours from departure — no charge
  • Cancellations within 48-72 hours before departure — 50% charge
  • Cancellations less than 48 hours before departure, or no show — 100% cancellation fee applies
  • Date changes are free of charge, but must be received by email or phone, 48 hours prior to tour departure
  • All changes are subject to availability and made at the discretion of the operator
  • Rain can influence the safety and overall enjoyment of this tour. If we cancel a trip any monies will be refunded in full