Swim with Turtles Gold Coast

- Tweed Heads -

Swim with Turtles Gold Coast

This Swim with Turtles Gold Coast experience takes you on a short but epic adventure to Cook Island, close to the Tweed Heads shoreline. Cook Island enjoys incredible biodiversity and is home to hundreds of Sea Turtles, so customers are guaranteed to see them or they’re invited back to retry for free.

Tours run for an easy-going 3-hour round trip, suitable for ages five and up. You’re provided all of the necessary equipment and there are trained guides accompanying you every step of the way. This top selling Gold Coast experience books fast, so its important to book your seats well in-advance.

Book today and prepare for a turtle-y awesome adventure!







Minimum Age



4 OUT OF 10



Adult Rate 15 years +
Child Rate – 14 years.

Price includes:
– Water and sunscreen available on board 
– Experienced and knowledgeable in-water snorkel guides
– Photos taken by the crew through the trip are uploaded to Facebook.
– 3mm Wetsuit, Mask* & Snorkel and Fins** (Average Sea Temperature: 23°C-26°C).

*Corrective Lens Masks aren’t available to hire. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you wear contact lenses or consider purchasing your own prescription mask. These can be ordered through our affiliated dive store, CLICK HERE 
**You’ll be asked to state your shoe size on the following page.

Turtle sightings guaranteed or return for free – If you don’t see Turtles from the boat, you will be provided with the option to return FOC. This is not transferable, is subject to availability and must take place within 12 months of your original tour date.

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from entering the water if they deem it unsafe. If any of the below is not found out until on the day, you may not be permitted to join the tour and you may not receive a refund.

    • Minimum Age: 5 years +. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times, on-board or in-water.
    • Swimmers of ALL AGES must be able to swim to a reasonable ability. You’ll be asked to rate your swimming ability (1 to 10) on the following page.
    • You MUST be able to understand and speak English to a reasonable standard. You’ll be asked to rate your fluency (1 to 5) on the following page
    • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking prescription medication or you are suffering from any injury or illness, then it is important that the tour provider is made aware in-advance. If they deem it too dangerous or unsafe, they reserve the right to prohibit you entering the water or joining the tour. Please state as such within the ‘Special Requirements’ on the following booking page.
    • If you are pregnant, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.
    • If you are unable to walk on-board or are wheelchair bound, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.

This tour operates out of Tweed Heads (Gold Coast region), NSW.

Please check-in with the team 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time, at address: Fingal Boathouse, Fingal Road, Fingal, New South Wales, 2487

Customers are contacted by phone/email the day prior to you tour (between 3pm and 5pm) to confirm. You’ll be asked to state a preferred contingency date, for in the event that your trip is unable to run.

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information, e.g. CONTACT NUMBERS,  ADDRESS ETC.

Please wear your swimmers ahead of arrival. Towel, Water Bottle, Sunscreen (Reef safe, please), warm clothing/ windproof jacket, and polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Medication: (If you require to take medication throughout the duration of this tour, please remember to bring this with you. If you deem it necessary, please inform a member of staff, on board your vessel, where within your belongings this can be found).

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

Step on board “Ocean Dive” an 8.4 metre ‘Alfarm Fisher’. Aluminium built and powered by 250HP outboard engines. The vessel is covered providing plenty of shade and there is dry storage onboard.

On-Board: Maximum of 9 passengers

Distance to Cook Island: 4km down the river, 4 km from the river mouth.

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (info@saltyswims.com.au), or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a full refund.

What if you cancel?

If you wish to cancel/transfer your booking more than 72 hours before your departure, you’ll receive a full refund.

If you wish to cancel/transfer your booking within 72 hours of your departure, you will not receive a refund.

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