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Snorkelling & Diving Port Douglas | Calypso

Tour Code: 50

Departing: Port Douglas

Snorkel or Dive Port Douglas
  • Calypso Ten is a 24m catamaran capable of carrying 85 guests  
  • Departing from Port Douglas visiting 3 spectacular outer reef sites on the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs for scuba diving and snorkelling. 
  • If one person wishes to snorkel only and one person wishes to scuba dive then this full day reef trip offers both options.
  • 3 Reef sites are chosen daily from the Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef
  • All snorkel gear and dive gear is provided on the boat. Introductory dive tours are on offer for the novice.

Included In Price

  • 1.5 hour journey to the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Visiting three reef sites on either Agincourt or Opal Reefs
  • New and comfortable vessels with ample exterior and interior seating
  • Snorkel & dive vessel with latest dive and snorkel gear
  • Dedicated snorkelling vessel (subject to availability)
  • Tropical buffet lunch (please inform us of any dietary requirements at time of booking)
  • All snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, lycra suits or wetsuits, flotation devices and prescription masks)
  • Filtered water, tea and coffee are available all day (please note: hot drinks will not be served while vessel is travelling). Guests can bring their own water bottles and refill using filtered water on board
  • All dive gear is supplied if diving is selected. If certified divers are travelling with their own BCD and dive computer, tanks and weights are all that's required
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Transfers from Port Douglas accommodation available

Port Douglas Reef Tour - Full Day Snorkel & Diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Plus swim with Minke Whales (June - July)

This Port Douglas  Reef Tour offers a great day out on the Great Barrier Reef - snorkel or dive the pristine reef sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

Visit three different reef sites within the one day - selected on the day with the best conditions for snorkelling and diving.  Each of the three coral reef sites at Opal Reef and Agincourt Reefs will have its very own eco-system and support a differing varierty of marine life at each one - look out for some of the Great Eight and see some turtles, maori wrasse, groupers, sharks and more.

The large back platform makes it for easy access into the water with the reef just meters away for your snorkeling adventure!  During the annual whale watching season, (usually June to July) this is one of three boats which has a permit to allow you to swim with whales!    Learn more about the places to see whales on the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable experience! 

This spacious snorkel and dive boat is custom-designed for the Great Barrier Reef day tours, and offers a comfortable day out on the reef with plenty of space for all to move around or relax.

Your Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive Tour From Port Douglas

Departing from the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas, this full day Great Barrier Reef tour is great for snorkelling and scuba diving.   With the spacious decks, and day bed seating and top deck you can relax and enjoy during your day on the reef, and soak up the sunshine.

As a certified scuba diver, you can choose to do three dives during your day.  An introductory scuba dive is also available for those that want to explore the underwater world, and advised to prebook.  Please note some medical conditions and medications may prevent you from diving without a Queensland Dive Medical.

Snorkellers are well catered for on the reef tour, with all equipment provided, interpretive reef talks and guided snorkel tours to ensure you experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef.

Port Douglas Reef Tour Itinerary

6:50 - 8:20am - Guests are collected from their Port Douglas accommodation
8:15am - Guests who are making their own way are to check in at the Calypso Shop at Crystalbrook Marina.
Once guests board the vessel, they are asked to remove their shoes (and place them either in an allocated shoe container on board or in their
own bags) and are fitted with a mask, snorkel and fins. These are kept with the guests for the day.
8:45am - Vessels depart the Crystalbrook Marina. Guests are welcomed on board, an outline of the day announced and safety briefing
conducted by the crew
10:15am - Arrive at first reef site. Divers will be briefed while travelling to the reef. Once moored, divers are ready to go while all other guests are
joined together for a snorkel briefing. Morning tea is served before moving to our second reef site
11:55am - Second reef site. Snorkelling and diving available. Lunch is served and an interpretive reef talk is conducted by one of the crew.
Guests can join in on a guided snorkel tour.
1:40pm - Third and last reef site for the day. Snorkelling and diving available. Afternoon tea is served.
2:45pm - Vessels depart outer Great Barrier Reef
4:15pm - Arrive back at Crystalbrook Marina
4:25pm - Transfers commence back to Port Douglas accommodation
Please note: timings above are a guide only.

Swim with Dwarf Minke Whales

Port Douglas is the place in the world where you can swim with Dwarf Minke Whales!  The season is generally June - July when the water temperature is warmer for the whales.

Permits to swim with whales are very limited and only three boats out of Port Douglas have one.

Ten guests will be allowed in the water at one time and will be holding on to a rope the whole time, guests are then rotated to give everyone a turn.   Minke Whales are very curious by nature and will come up close to swimmers.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no guarantee you will see whales even during whale season as they are wild animals and very unpredictable.  Read more about swimming with Dwarf Minke Whales on the Great Barrier Reef.

See all Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas and Low Isles.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Boarding at 8:20am, departs at 8:45am, returns 4:30pm

Departure Instructions

Please check in at least 30 minutes before boarding time

Destinations
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Opal & Agincourt Reefs
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

8 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Soft drinks, bottled water and chocolate bars
  • Onboard purchases: soft drinks, bottled water and chocolate bars
  • Alcoholic beverages (only available while travelling home and maximum of two drinks per person)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • DIVERS PLEASE NOTE: Some medical conditions and medications may prevent guests from diving.
  • Languages offered when possible: German & French
  • Please note: a credit card surcharge will apply to credit card payments at the prevailing rate for any onboard purchases
  • Please note: no responsibility will be accepted for loss of personal items while on board. Guests are urged not to bring valuable items.
  • With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases, the levy will be collected on departure
  • Swimwear, towel, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Change of clothes - showers are available on board
  • Certified divers need to bring their certification cards on board

Child price applies to children 4 to 14

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking

Operator's Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee of 100% will apply if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure.

Some services may be cancelled or modified as a result of weather/tidal conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

In the rare event that the tour operator needs to cancel, the guest will be provided with an alternate day of travel, or offered another Great Barrier Reef tour or a full refund.

Snorkelling & Diving Port Douglas | Calypso

Tour Code: 50

Departing: Port Douglas

Snorkel or Dive Port Douglas

From

au$289.00

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

Child: au$189.00
Family: au$767.00

Tour Code: 50

From

au$289.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

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

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