Port Douglas Reef Tours | Snorkel, Scuba Dive, Helicopter, Great Barrier Reef Platform

Tour Code: 26

Prices From

au$253

Live Availability

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$130.50
Family: au$642.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Departing from Port Douglas choose to travel to the Great Barrier reef by helicopter or cruise by catamaran to the activity platform on Agincourt Reef. Once there, you’ll find a host of activities that you’ll wonder how you are going to fit everything in in just one day!

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Highlights

  • Cruising around the reef in a semi-submersible submarine is pretty cool. 
  • If you are prone to seasickness then this trip is great. If you wish to avoid a boat trip to the pontoon, you can even organise for a helicopter to take you one way, so you can avoid a boat journey.
  • Perfect tour for disabled guests in wheelchairs and non-swimmers

Perfect Selfie

  • If your camera isn’t waterproof you can ‘cheat’ and stand by the viewing glass of the underwater observatory and get a selfie with the fish in the background.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

You will cruise to the Great Barrier Reef pontoon on a spacious catamaran with full air conditioning and a licensed bar. On arrival you can choose from tea or coffee with pastries and focaccia. Kick back and relax and enjoy as you speed over the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef on our wave piercer catamaran. Our boat is fast and the best choice for guests who may suffer from seasickness as it is designed to cut thru waves and provide smooth passage to the reef pontoon. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return Wave piercer cruise from Port Douglas to our exclusive activity platform on Agincourt reef.
  • Reef education presentation by Marine Biologist
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Hot and Cold Tropical Smorgasbord lunch
  • Eco Reef Talk
  • All snorkeling equipment & instructions provided
  • Use of buoyancy vests and noodles
  • Qualified Lifeguard on hand
  • Underwater observatory
  • Coral Viewing Semi Submersible Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Fish feeding presentation
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Boat departs at 10:00

Departure Instructions

9.15am- Check in for 10:00am departure

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Pick up time to be confirmed at time of booking
Destinations

Agincourt Ribbon Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

This tour operates on Christmas Day, bookings need to be made well in advance

Duration

10:00 - 16:30
3.5 hours on the Outer Reef

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Rash vest for sun protection whilst snorkelling
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card for drinks and snacks
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Ocean Walker Helmet Diving
  • Snorkelling Tours with Marine Biologist
  • Return coach transfers
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium, Disabled

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Maximum weight for scenic heli flights is 100kg
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Children under 4 years travel FREE
  • Family : Maximum 2 Adults & 2 Children ages 4-14 years. Normal Fare applies for additional children. Not applicable to any other discount.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to travel without fees.

Additional Information
  • Scuba Diving/Ocean Walker - must be minimum of 12 years old and pass dive medical questionaire
  • Certified Scuba Divers must present dive card on day of travel
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility
Doorway Measurements For Wheelchair Access

All doors are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs

Number of Steps

There are ramps from the quay and the ponton to the catamaran.~|~Wheelchair ramps are available from the catamaran to the pontoon~|~8 steps to the Semi-submersible.

Boarding Access

Ramps

Onboard Access

Ramps at all points of access

Hearing Impaired Information

Information sheets are available

Facilities

Disabled toilets* are available onboard the catamaran

*From the pontoon, toilet access is via a ramp to the toilets on the catamaran

Additional Information

Transfer from Cairns/Northern Beaches accomodation to be organised seperately (speak to your tour specialist if you have any special requirements for this transfer)
Wheelchair Accessibility

There are ramps from the quay and the ponton to the catamaran.

All doors are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs

Number of Steps

4 steps to diving area~|~6 steps from diving area to entry water area

Boarding Access



There are ramps from the quay and the ponton to the catamaran.

Onboard Access

Wheelchair ramps are available from the quay to the catamaran

Wheelchair ramps are available from the catamaran to the pontoon

Tanks and weight belts can be put on and taken off in the water if you are unable to walk with equipment on

Ramps at all points of access – allows access to ground area and toilet facilities

Facilities

Disabled toilets are available onboard the catamaran

Additional Information

A certain level of mobility is required for this activity as there are steps to enter the diving areas that then lead with steps to the water entry area.
Wheelchair Accessibility

Catamaran - All doors are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs.

Helicopter – wheelchair will be bought over on the boat if you fly from Port Douglas to the pontoon or vice versa.

This tour is not suitable for non-mobile passengers. There is a step into the helicopter but a certain amount of mobility is required.

Boarding Access

There are ramps from the quay and the ponton to the catamaran.

The helicopter lands and takes off from a separate landing station away fro the pontoon that is reached by small boat

A certain amount of mobility is required stepping down into and out of a small boat (onto the pontoon and helicopter platform)

A certain amount of mobility is required stepping up and down off of the helicopter

Onboard Access

In seated position for the helicopter trip

Ramps at all points of access on vessel and at quay

Facilities

Disabled toilets* are available onboard the catamaran

*From the pontoon, toilet access is via a ramp to the toilets on the catamaran

Wheelchair Accessibility
Number of Steps

16 steps to the Underwater Observatory

Boarding Access

Wheelchair ramps are available from the quay to the catamaran

Wheelchair ramps are available from the catamaran to the pontoon

Facilities

Disabled toilets* are available onboard the catamaran

*From the pontoon, toilet access is via a ramp to the toilets on the catamaran

Wheelchair Accessibility

Hydraulic chair lift is on the pontoon to allow access to the water for snorkeling

Number of Steps

Wheelchair ramps are available from the quay to the catamaran~|~Wheelchair ramps are available from the catamaran to the pontoon

Boarding Access

There are ramps from the quay and the pontoon to the catamaran.

Onboard Access

Ramps at all points of access

Facilities

Disabled toilets* are available onboard the catamaran

*From the pontoon, toilet access is via a ramp to the toilets on the catamaran

Transfers

Transfer from Cairns/Northern Beaches accomodation to be organised seperately (speak to your tour specialist if you have any special requirements for this transfer)

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Sharon M

Reviewed on August 25, 2017

what an awesome experience! the helicopter flight was amazing, the only way to see the beauty of the barrier reef, the pilot was very informative all the way, the pontoon at the reef was awesome too, the staff were great, the food was great we couldn't fault anything on our day out with quick silver, highly recommend them.

reegan v

Reviewed on October 11, 2016

We changed to saturday the 8th as it was so windy. Loved our day out on the reef.very choppy but amazing. Staff were fabulous and food was great. So pleased we went

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Reegan, We are very pleased that you had a great day on the Great Barrier Reef. As you experienced first-hand, reef trip is worth doing even on a choppy day! Please don't hesitate to contact us next time you are visiting Cairns area and want to try some other adventures whether it will be the reef, rainforest or adventure activities!

Angela O

Reviewed on October 08, 2016

There is nothing more beautiful than this gift that God has created for us all! Your staff played a important role in this lifetime experience; the knowledge and the little things they did for me like find a giant clam! I have already sent pictures to my American friends and they are eager to come next year. Congratulations Quicksilver on a job well done! I'll be back soon

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Angela, We are very pleased that you appreciate this miracle of nature as much as we do. Great Barrier Reef is really something special and you will have to experience it yourself to truly appreciate it. Please let us know when you are travelling next time in Cairns and Port Douglas area, we would love to assist with your Great Barrier Reef and other amazing tours.

Tania V

Reviewed on October 08, 2016

The experience was good we all enjoyed snorkeling and the semi submersible

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you Tania, The quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise does offer a wide range of activities for all ages so we are delighted your family all got to experience this Natural wonder! The Agincourt Ribbon Refs do offer some of the best coral in the region and the semi-submersible is a great way to see and learn about it while staying dry

gerald c

Reviewed on June 23, 2016

Reef tour very good but the food was pretty average

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for your feedback Gerald, Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruises offer amazing snorkelling on Agincourt Reef & the fish feeding from the underwater viewing platform or observatory is also very exciting! We have noted your comment on the food and will follow this up with of chefs who do strive to mantin a variety of fresh & seasonal food options each day. We are glad you enjoyed your time onboard and look forward to seeing you on the Great Barrier Reef Port Douglas again soon

Richard M

Reviewed on March 13, 2016

Great tour. Too bad we had heavy rains but didn't stop us from enjoying and snorkelling. Not enough shrimp on lunch for everyone. Some people took large amounts before everyone ate and they ran out. Shouldn't advertise them if you are going to run out.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Richard, sorry about the prawns - it must have been a hungry crowd at he Outer Reef that day as the buffet on board Quicksilver is certainly large! We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Reef and made the most of the snorkeling. The Tour Specialists look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy all the Far North Queensland has to show!

Departing from Port Douglas choose to travel to the Great Barrier reef by helicopter or cruise by catamaran to the activity platform on Agincourt Reef. Once there, you’ll find a host of activities that you’ll wonder how you are going to fit everything in in just one day!

Read More

Highlights

  • Cruising around the reef in a semi-submersible submarine is pretty cool. 
  • If you are prone to seasickness then this trip is great. If you wish to avoid a boat trip to the pontoon, you can even organise for a helicopter to take you one way, so you can avoid a boat journey.
  • Perfect tour for disabled guests in wheelchairs and non-swimmers

Perfect Selfie

  • If your camera isn’t waterproof you can ‘cheat’ and stand by the viewing glass of the underwater observatory and get a selfie with the fish in the background.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

You will cruise to the Great Barrier Reef pontoon on a spacious catamaran with full air conditioning and a licensed bar. On arrival you can choose from tea or coffee with pastries and focaccia. Kick back and relax and enjoy as you speed over the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef on our wave piercer catamaran. Our boat is fast and the best choice for guests who may suffer from seasickness as it is designed to cut thru waves and provide smooth passage to the reef pontoon. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return Wave piercer cruise from Port Douglas to our exclusive activity platform on Agincourt reef.
  • Reef education presentation by Marine Biologist
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Hot and Cold Tropical Smorgasbord lunch
  • Eco Reef Talk
  • All snorkeling equipment & instructions provided
  • Use of buoyancy vests and noodles
  • Qualified Lifeguard on hand
  • Underwater observatory
  • Coral Viewing Semi Submersible Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Fish feeding presentation
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Boat departs at 10:00

Departure Instructions

9.15am- Check in for 10:00am departure

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Pick up time to be confirmed at time of booking
Destinations

Agincourt Ribbon Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

This tour operates on Christmas Day, bookings need to be made well in advance

Duration

10:00 - 16:30
3.5 hours on the Outer Reef

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Rash vest for sun protection whilst snorkelling
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card for drinks and snacks
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Ocean Walker Helmet Diving
  • Snorkelling Tours with Marine Biologist
  • Return coach transfers
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium, Disabled

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Maximum weight for scenic heli flights is 100kg
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • Children under 4 years travel FREE
  • Family : Maximum 2 Adults & 2 Children ages 4-14 years. Normal Fare applies for additional children. Not applicable to any other discount.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to travel without fees.

Additional Information
  • Scuba Diving/Ocean Walker - must be minimum of 12 years old and pass dive medical questionaire
  • Certified Scuba Divers must present dive card on day of travel
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Sharon M

Reviewed on August 25, 2017

what an awesome experience! the helicopter flight was amazing, the only way to see the beauty of the barrier reef, the pilot was very informative all the way, the pontoon at the reef was awesome too, the staff were great, the food was great we couldn't fault anything on our day out with quick silver, highly recommend them.

reegan v

Reviewed on October 11, 2016

We changed to saturday the 8th as it was so windy. Loved our day out on the reef.very choppy but amazing. Staff were fabulous and food was great. So pleased we went

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Reegan, We are very pleased that you had a great day on the Great Barrier Reef. As you experienced first-hand, reef trip is worth doing even on a choppy day! Please don't hesitate to contact us next time you are visiting Cairns area and want to try some other adventures whether it will be the reef, rainforest or adventure activities!

Angela O

Reviewed on October 08, 2016

There is nothing more beautiful than this gift that God has created for us all! Your staff played a important role in this lifetime experience; the knowledge and the little things they did for me like find a giant clam! I have already sent pictures to my American friends and they are eager to come next year. Congratulations Quicksilver on a job well done! I'll be back soon

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Dear Angela, We are very pleased that you appreciate this miracle of nature as much as we do. Great Barrier Reef is really something special and you will have to experience it yourself to truly appreciate it. Please let us know when you are travelling next time in Cairns and Port Douglas area, we would love to assist with your Great Barrier Reef and other amazing tours.

Tania V

Reviewed on October 08, 2016

The experience was good we all enjoyed snorkeling and the semi submersible

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you Tania, The quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise does offer a wide range of activities for all ages so we are delighted your family all got to experience this Natural wonder! The Agincourt Ribbon Refs do offer some of the best coral in the region and the semi-submersible is a great way to see and learn about it while staying dry

gerald c

Reviewed on June 23, 2016

Reef tour very good but the food was pretty average

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for your feedback Gerald, Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruises offer amazing snorkelling on Agincourt Reef & the fish feeding from the underwater viewing platform or observatory is also very exciting! We have noted your comment on the food and will follow this up with of chefs who do strive to mantin a variety of fresh & seasonal food options each day. We are glad you enjoyed your time onboard and look forward to seeing you on the Great Barrier Reef Port Douglas again soon

Richard M

Reviewed on March 13, 2016

Great tour. Too bad we had heavy rains but didn't stop us from enjoying and snorkelling. Not enough shrimp on lunch for everyone. Some people took large amounts before everyone ate and they ran out. Shouldn't advertise them if you are going to run out.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Richard, sorry about the prawns - it must have been a hungry crowd at he Outer Reef that day as the buffet on board Quicksilver is certainly large! We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Reef and made the most of the snorkeling. The Tour Specialists look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy all the Far North Queensland has to show!

Tour Code: 26

Prices From

au$253

Live Availability

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$130.50
Family: au$642.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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