Located less than 1km off Fingal Headland, the tiny volcanic outcrop of Cook Island is home to a permanent population of Green, Hawksbill & Loggerhead Turtles.
You may find some of these gentle giants even getting nice close & personal ready for a photo.
The hard and soft corals of the reef also provide lots of hiding places for cheeky clown fish, anemones and wobbegongs, as well as a huge variety of tropical and sub-tropical species.
From June to November, you’re likely to see the humpback whales on their annual migration. At the height of summer, the graceful ( and perfectly harmless! ) leopard sharks may be around. And at any time of the year, we are often joined by a pod of dolphins as we head out to the island.
This tour definitely rates as the experience of a lifetime. It will leave you in awe of the Tweed’s natural beauty and we guarantee you’ll be talking about it for months to come as the highlight of your holiday!
Voted #1 Best Wildlife Experience on the Gold Coast!
Your Snorkel with the Turtles experience starts with gearing up and going through a snorkel brief before we leave the dock.
Enjoy a 15-minute boat ride along the Tweed River, through the Tweed bar and past some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
We’ll anchor off Cook Island, make sure everyone is kitted out with snorkelling gear and then … dive in!
Our snorkelling instructor will be in the water with you to help any beginners and to make sure you don’t miss any turtle sightings. Plus give you a educational tour throughout your snorkel.
WHEN: Available 7 days a week, all year round departing at 8.30AM, 11.00AM & 1.30PM NSW time if first boat is full. ( Please be flexible with your times and be aware that we will fill up the morning boats first! ) – weather permitting. Departures are usually scheduled for mornings to ensure the best conditions.
WHERE: Departs from and returns to Fingal Boathouse, Fingal Road, Fingal Head, NSW 2487.
DURATION: Approximately 2.5 HRS
SUITABLE FOR: Intermediate and experienced snorkelers. Children from age 6 YRS and up are welcome – children under 14 YRS must be accompanied by an adult.
WE CATER FOR : Individuals, couples, families and groups of up to 9 people.Due to constant changing weather conditions if you are booking within 24 hours of departure please call or sms 0430 082 890 to confirm.