Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Highlights

  • Multi-experience Agincourt Reef trip by catamaran from Port Douglas

  • Enjoy the reefs to the full with a choice of underwater viewing activities

  • Snorkeling, underwater observatory, semi-submersible, fish-feeding and more

  • Buffet lunch and snorkel gear; plus upgrade for scuba or helmet dive

Summary

Agincourt Reef is a fantastic base for discovering the outer Great Barrier Reef, featuring a permanently moored pontoon for easy underwater exploration. Your full-day adventure begins with a 1.5-hour high-speed catamaran cruise to the edges of the reef. During the voyage, relax on the sun decks, take morning tea and watch a snorkeling demonstration. When you arrive at Agincourt, splash into the water from a submerged platform to snorkel among tropical fish and coral gardens using provided snorkeling equipment. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still explore the world-famous reef from an underwater observatory or with an included semi-submersible boat tour. Many optional activities allow you to customize your reef adventure (additional expense). Go deeper with an introductory or certified scuba dive, take a guided snorkeling tour led by a marine biologist, embark on an Ocean Walker helmet dive or get an aerial perspective on the reef with a thrilling 10-minute helicopter flight. Families with children can take advantage of the Squid Squad Kids Club’s so parents can enjoy some adult exploration time. Savor a tropical buffet lunch onboard the catamaran midday, and recharge with afternoon tea. After approximately 3.5 hours at the reef, relax on the return ride to Port Douglas.  See Itinerary below for a complete description of all included and optional tours and activities. Select the guided snorkeling tour, introductory dive and Ocean Walker at booking; other activities are payable direct on the day of your tour.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Make the most of the Outer Greater Barrier Reef on a multi-experience trip from Port Douglas. Enjoy a hassle-free day with no transport or activities to organize—simply ride a catamaran to Agincourt Reef and enjoy the family-friendly activities. Snorkel, feed the fish, and view the corals from an observatory and semi-submersible; and upgrade for a scuba or helmet dive. A buffet lunch and use of snorkel gear are included.

What’s included?

  • Use of snorkeling equipment

  • Buffet lunch

  • Morning and afternoon tea

  • Use of lycra suit and buoyancy vests

  • Semi-submarine reef discovery tour with commentary

  • Underwater observatory

  • Informative talk by marine biologist

  • Environmental Management Charge

  • Drinks (available to purchase)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Based in Port Douglas and Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Quicksilver is proudly Australia’s most awarded reef cruise company. Quicksilver cruises daily to Agincourt ribbon reef on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. For the experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s high-speed wavepiercing catamaran takes guests in air-conditioned comfort to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very outer edge and acclaimed as amongst the most spectacular in the world. With the largest and most spacious activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and a high crew ratio, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort. All of our tours are accredited with Advanced Ecotourism Certification and each day, our team of marine biologists are also on han

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