NGARO INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOURS

Immerse yourself in a unique experience with your own Ngaro Indigenous Guide - learn about the history of these ancient island sea people, their customs and how they hunted and sourced “bush tucker”. 

Be part of a small exclusive group for the day where we explore two islands, visit a cave featuring aboriginal rock paintings, enjoy a stroll through some rain forest, learn how to throw a traditional fishing spear and have the opportunity to learn about the diverse native flora & fauna of the region. 

  • Departs Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour
  • Meet 9.00 am for 9.15 departure, returning 4.00 pm.
  • Learn how to throw a traditional fishing spear (and have so much fun at the same time).
  • Private Guided Indigenous Cultural Tours for families or couples - Maximum of 5 persons. Full day trip: $1,200.00



  • What is ROC

    The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) program encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities.

    ROC certified tourism operators are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples’ spiritual connection to the land and water.

    Origins of ROC

    The ROC program is a tourism industry development tool designed by Aboriginal Tourism Australia (ATA) and administered by Ecotourism Australia. It was produced through an ongoing national consultation by ATA with Indigenous communities, industry stakeholders and tourism operators.

    ROC embraces national accreditation standards, making sure tourism experiences meet customer expectations in a professional and sustainable way. It also encourages the industry to operate with respect for Indigenous cultural heritage.

    COVID-19 PRICING AND ALTERATIONS 

    WHAT IS SUPPLIED:

    • Guest towels and sun umbrella (full day trips)

    • Canned drinking water, Ice and Eski – all trips.

    • Snorkel equipment, Stinger suits & SharkBanz bracelets (full day trips)

    WHAT IS NOT SUPPLIED:

    • Catering – we are not providing any food as we wish to minimize all risks where possible. Catering, if required, can be organized through our regular suppliers directly by the guest, however, we can collect if necessary.
    • “By the Seat” or “Shared” charter – we are only catering to couples and family groups at this time as we want to ensure that our guests are not being exposed to a potential Covid-positive contact from any outside influence. 

    All guests will be required to complete a Covid-19 declaration and have their temperatures taken (Infra-red forehead thermometer) prior to departure. 
    Guests bags and equipment may be subject to a sanitization treatment.
    Payment – Booking deposit of 15% may be required, balance taken on day at vessel unless by prior arrangement – Terms strictly 7 days from date of charter.

    Read more about COVID-19 price and tour alterations HERE.