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About Port Douglas, Australia

An hour north from Cairns City in Queensland, Australia is the city of Port Douglas, a beautiful tropical retreat. It’s a quiet spot for families and travelers looking to escape the party scene of Cairns and relax in the stunning nature and heat of this region of Australia. It boasts beautiful beaches, lovely resorts, and great opportunities to get out and enjoy the ocean.

While it’s warm and sunny mostly year-round in this part of Australia, the best time of year to visit Port Douglas is after March through November, when it’s the dry season. December through March is the wet, monsoon season, so you’re more likely to have rain spoil your trip. It’s also very humid during the rainy season, so avoid it and go during the dry months.

To get to Port Douglas, you can catch a flight to the international airport in Cairns and rent a car for the one hour drive north, or book a shuttle transfer. Having a car is the best option since it will give you the freedom to explore beyond just Port Douglas, to nearby points of interest like Cape Tribulation or the Daintree Rainforest.

Boat Rentals & Water Experiences in Port Douglas, Australia

Renting a boat while in Port Douglas is a must. The waters of this part are stunning, with pristine beaches and a rugged, tropical coastline. From luxury yacht charters out into the Pacific to kayak rentals on the Daintree River, you can find the perfect experience to get you out on the water during your stay in Port Douglas.

Rent or charter a motor yacht in Port Douglas for the ultimate day of cruising. A captain can take you to other points along the east coast of Australia; you can stop for swims, and soak up the sun on your private boat deck. Luxury yachts are a great option to charter if you’re bringing a big family or group to Port Douglas on a trip.

Scuba diving is the favorite watersport of choice in Port Douglas, Australia. Book yourself on a scuba diving charter and head out on a catamaran with a divemaster to lead you on some epic scuba diving. You’ll touch bits of the Great Barrier Reef, a bucket list experience for anyone visiting this region of Australia. All your scuba gear will come included on a charter, and you can go on your own from the boat if you’re certified, or earn your certification with your instructor. You can also stay at the surface and snorkel in the waters of Port Douglas if you prefer.

Whether you’re an aspiring angler or a fishing pro, a fishing charter in Port Douglas, Australia, is guaranteed to be a fun time. Head out on a Jon Boat, Cuddy Cabin, Center Console or Trawler and spend a day reeling in great catches, with a fishing captain to take you to all the best spots. Deep sea fishing is a favorite activity, and you can catch fish like Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin Fish and Juvenile Black Marlin to name a few. No need to rent fishing equipment or get bait and tackle - all that stuff is included in a fishing charter.

Boating Events in Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas Race Week is a big boating event in this part of Australia, that runs in May and brings together sailors from all over to compete. Other activities in Port Douglas that are fun to attend include the Port Douglas Carnivale and the Great Barrier Reef marathon. Check a local events calendar to check what’s on when you visit Port Douglas.

Top Things To Do in Port Douglas, Australia

While on land, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy and things to do in Port Douglas. There is fun for all ages and interests, especially if you’re a nature lover. Visit Mossman Gorge on a day trip for a lovely nature hike, to stop for a swim in the river and see some wild birds. Drive up to Cape Tribulation to explore some of the most pristine and quiet beaches in the country, with white sand and massive waves. For an excellent wildlife tour, book a river cruise on the Daintree and see crocodiles in their wild habitat, being guided on an Airboat tour.

Marinas in Port Douglas, Australia

Whether you’re renting a boat or looking for some maintenance facilities for your own, there are several spots in Port Douglas to stop at. Visit with the staff at Port Douglas Marina, Half Moon Bay Marina, Yorkeys Knob Boating Club or Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Visit the marinas to enjoy a meal at a waterfront restaurant, watch the sunrise, or sit and relax as boats cruise in and out of port.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Port Douglas.

  1. mh
    Rent these Reef Boats in Port Douglas, Cairns, Australia

    Andrew was there on time after coming to Port Douglas from Cairns the boat was clean and ready to go. We picked a good day and had a blast. I was a bit rusty as captain but went out to the reef fished and made it back with a good feed and a sunburn so all in all a great day was had by my family. So do your self a favour and book these boats

  2. MY
    Charter 51' Liquid Desire Cruising Catamaran in Port Douglas, Australia

    Loved the day out on the reef with Anthony. His local knowledge meant we went to parts of the reef that were alive and had no other boats close by.... something the big boat operators cannot provide. Boat was excellent and comfortable, onboard dining was also on the mark. Very relaxed day on the water with everything taken care of. Highly recommend and we will certainly do this again the next time we are in Port Douglas.

  3. LM
    54' Power Mega Yacht Trips in Port Douglas, Australia

    Seeing the Great Barrier Reef in person was so awe inspiring and stunning. We should continue to do what ever we can to protect this precious resource.

  4. RE
    Reel Therapy and Reel Escape

    Would book again with this Boat. Thanks for the great day out