Port Douglas Snorkelling Tour | 12 Guests - ABC Charters

Tour Code: 1155

Departing: Port Douglas

Small Group Tour
  • Small group snorkelling tour - Only 12 guest onboard for a memorable experience on the outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • We have a roaming permit so there is no set itinerary which allows the captain to choose the best reef locations on the day.
  • Guided snorkelling tours included with our marine guides who will talk to you about what you are seeing below the water.

Included In Price

  • All in water activities are guided
  • Interpretive Marine talk
  • Morning Tea
  • Deli style lunch

A highly personalised small group snorkelling tour from Port Douglas that takes guests to the best spots on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

You will not experience another snorkelling tour like this from Port Douglas. With our exclusive Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority permit, we have the flexibility to explore our chosen reef locations freely, away from the crowds of tourists and popular reef spots. There are no set schedules or itineraries on our snorkelling tours – we often visit multiple locations in a single day to provide a diverse Great Barrier Reef tour for our guests.

Departing Port Douglas, we offer an exhilarating chance for individuals seeking to snorkel in remote locations 20-30 miles offshore, where they can encounter rare marine creatures up close for the first time! Each one of our snorkelling tours accommodates a maximum of 12 passengers, ensuring a highly personalized and exclusive guided snorkelling adventure.

We are not tied down by the need to stick to permanent moorings, allowing us to seek out truly remarkable destinations. If we come across something extraordinary along the way, we take the opportunity to dive in and explore. If it captivates us, we linger and enjoy the experience.

Our capacity to cruise and venture into uncharted territory from Port Douglas allows us to offer exceptional, traditional exploratory days that are truly unforgettable.

There is no other snorkelling tour that offers the outer reef experiences like this day tour unless you book your very own private charter boat.    

Book this vessel for you own private charters.

Snorkelling Tour Itinerary

07.45am  Check-in at our vessel and meet our Captain and Crew..
08.00am  Departure to the Great Barrier Reef. Morning and safety briefings while underway to the first reef location. Participate in interpretive Marine Talks. Receive snorkelling instructions and get changed for the snorkelling adventure.
10.00am  Explore the first location till 11.30am. Guided exploration with our warm and friendly guides. Option to explore independently. Learn about these pristine environments in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner.
11.30am  Enjoy morning tea/coffee, fresh cut fruit & a pastry while moving to the next reef location.
12.00pm  Explore the second location Until 1.30pm. Guided exploration with our warm and friendly guides. Option to explore independently. Learn about these pristine environments in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner.
1.30pm  Departure to Port Douglas. Enjoy a Deli style lunch roll and cookie at your own leisure.
1.30pm  Alcoholic drinks (beer/wine) will be available. Summary of the day's wildlife encounters.
3.00pm  Arrive back in Port Douglas at Maranos Wharf.

Port Douglas Snorkel Tours - The Boat

This custom-built vessel measures 16 meters in length and 5 meters in width. It is capable of traveling up to 200 nautical miles offshore, ensuring that guests have a comfortable and enjoyable day exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Licensed for 25 passengers and 4 crew, this 48-foot Monohull is specifically designed for our Reef snorkeling day tours, with a maximum capacity of 12 guests to ensure a personalized and enjoyable experience. We are excited to have you join us on board for an unforgettable snorkelling tour adventure.

Our vessel is outfitted with state-of-the-art safety gear, top-quality snorkelling equipment, and all the essential amenities to ensure a fun-filled day. With a beamy design measuring approximately 5 meters wide, this vessel boasts a comfortable cruising speed of 20-22 knots and can reach a maximum speed exceeding 28 knots. The shallow draft allows us to access lagoon reef sites that are inaccessible to larger boats, providing a unique and exclusive experience for guests.

Inside the air-conditioned cabin, you will find a cozy dining area with seating for 4 individuals. The extensive rear deck features covered seating for 12 guests: two tables for 6 people each and an additional seating area for 6 more, all sheltered from the elements.

At the front of the boat, the compact bow offers a perfect vantage point for observing the mesmerizing underwater world of the Reef. Accessibility to the water is made easy with two large ladders located on the rear platform.

Our vessel is well-equipped to handle relatively rough sea conditions, accommodating winds of up to 20-25 knots. This vessel provides a smooth ride in various sea states and is furnished with two restroom facilities for added convenience.

Read more about our Great Barrier Reef tours on our blog.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time


Departure Instructions

Check in directly at the vessel 07:45


Great Barrier Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



7 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Alcohol (after inwater activities)
  • Camera Hire
Fitness Level Required


Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Camera (charged)
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to the booked tour date or ‘no shows’ are subject to 100% cancellation charge with no refund.
  • Cancellation Policy for Outer Reef  Private Charters: Cancellations made within 5 days of charter date are subject to a 100% cancellation charge – If a cancellation takes place outside the 5 day period then there is a $300 admin charge.

Port Douglas Snorkelling Tour | 12 Guests - ABC Charters

Tour Code: 1155

Departing: Port Douglas

Small Group Tour



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

Child: au$515.00
Family: au$2,060.00

Tour Code: 1155



15 yrs & over

7 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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