The next day we drove to Port Douglas and visited with a tour the Daintree NP. We walked on a boardwalk through the rainforest, had a trip by boat on the river and then stopped at a waterfall. It was nice but (except a turtle) virtually no wildlife. We haven’t seen the cassowary.
The other day Andre had booked a snorkeling tour with Wavelength and after a two hours trip we snorkeled at three different points in the Reef. The sea was very swallow and it was plenty of colorful fishes turtles and even small sharks and corals. In some places the water was only 0.5 m deep and it was forbidden to snorkel to avoid destroying the corals. We had stinger suits on but just for precaution. The guides told us there is no danger. And we were very lucky because the sea was very calm. In that places it is not necessary to dive. The water is very swallow and wonderful corals lie just underneath the surface. It was one of the absolute highlights of the trip. Unfortunately my wife was sick and stayed in Port Douglas.
We enjoyed quiet and trendy Port Douglas.