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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas
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Tour snapshot
Multi-experience Agincourt Reef trip by catamaran from Port Douglas
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
300
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2448_OBREXPD
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia Crystalbrook Marina, Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Check in is required by 9am
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years, the maximum age is 70 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia Crystalbrook Marina, Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Check in is required by 9am
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years, the maximum age is 70 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Dec. 2021
A note from Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas
It will be a requirement that proof of vaccination must be shown for all customers 16 years and older. At vessel boarding passengers must check-in by using the QLD app or show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination printed copy certificate.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    Crystalbrook Marina, Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Check in is required by 9am
    See address & details
  • 1
    Quicksilver Cruises
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Agincourt Reef
    See details
  • 3
    Great Barrier Reef
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
229 reviews
Excellent
158
Very good
41
Average
15
Poor
6
Terrible
9

Hammer_Zino
Newcastle, Australia14 contributions
Our planned day (three dives for me and snorkelling for my partner) was changed after boat damage forced Quicksilver to accommodate us on a platform for the day instead, with two dives. It was a stellar effort under tough circumstances, and that professionalism extended to every second of our day. Hiromi was a great dive master and my partner’s snorkelling was top shelf despite her initial hesitations. Having dived with the company out of Cairns too, I’d wholeheartedly recommend them for anyone keen for a day on the water.
Written 9 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nicnac8668
Queensland, Australia196 contributions
Nov. 2020
Our family of 5 went on the tour to Agincourt reef and really loved it. It's all very organised with efficient equipment and suit distribution. The glass bottom boat tour is amazing as that was our first view of the reef, it can be a little claustrophobic though as it's enclosed. We saw several turtles on that boat tour. The company was operating at reduced capacity due to Covid and that made it very comfortable for guests, we enjoyed the space. We then had lunch, my daughter was seasick after the trip out there and the glass boat tour but the staff were fantastic at helping her. The snorkeling was incredible and we had wonderful clear vision of the reef. You will feel very safe as you're watched by lifeguards the whole time and there are clear boundaries about where you can snorkel out to. Swam with turtles up close and so many fish and coral. Breathtaking. Everyone should do this at least once in their life.
If I could mention a couple of aspects we were disappointed with, that still didn't take away from our 5 star rating but might be improved on, the lunch was not really very appetising. We did a second tour with another company that week and their lunch was similar but so much better than Quicksilver. We also felt a bit pressured by the man selling helicopter rides on board. We politely said no but he kept trying to talk us into it, that was unpleasant. I was also a bit disappointed when the marine biologist said at the end of her introduction to come and ask any questions, so I waited for a time when she was not busy, just sitting down and asked if she could come and answer some questions about sharks that a nervous first-time snorkeling family member had, but she instead told me the other marine biologist was giving a talk about them upstairs and we should go and listen to that. then she continued to sit doing nothing. It wasn't really an option to go upstairs as it was difficult to walk around the boat when it was moving and we'd already tried to walk up there. And the photos are insanely expensive, again we went on another tour that week with a company who took 105 action photos of us and gave them all to every tour member for free on their website. Much better way to do business.
But all in all we thoroughly recommend this tour to everyone, they are a very professional company who take safety seriously and will provide you with an incredible experience of one of the great wonders of the world.
Written 15 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shuxtable
Port Noarlunga, Australia107 contributions
The trip out 1.5hrs, the trip back 1.5hrs, 3 hrs on the boat just travelling, as soon as you arrive lunch is served :) salads, cold meat, prawns, nice food! Staff on the boat are very friendly.
Ok pontoon- this is where you lose points.
It absolutely is outdated and it stinks of bird poo, almost enough to make you dry reach. Once you in the water you obviously dont notice, but not a pleasant smell at all. The reef is always beautiful and the water is warm, I personally hate that you are all crammed into such a small space to swim.
The underwater viewing on the pontoon is ok but needs new glass. I think 200ppl x $250 per person ($50k for a day) take out a % to upgrade the facilities on the pontoon. It wll only be of benefit to the business.
Written 27 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

oyster_bug
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
We booked this trip because it had options for non swimmers otherwise I wouldn't really recommend it. The underwater submarine and walk was good for the people with us who didn't want to get into the water. There was the opportunity though for beginners to jump into the water if they wanted too as there were life jackets and floatation devices available. Everything was provided for snorkelling and an area was roped off to make sure no one floated away with life guards overlooking the water. Lunch was a buffet with plenty of food for everyone.

There are other optional extras but make sure you book in early. I tried to sign up for the beginner scuba diving but I was told it was booked out even though I lined up as soon as the announcement was made to go sign up. I'm not sure if there was a way to book before getting on the tour but I'd recommend doing it that way.

Definitely get to the ship early to make sure you get a seat otherwise you may get stuck standing for the whole trip out to the reef. Try and make your own way to the dock as the tour provided transport got us there a bit late. Once the boat docked it felt a little less crowded but I would recommend claiming a table inside the boat for a spot for lunch and then a spot back.

Overall it wasn't a bad trip if you don't mind the 200+ other travellers, especially if there is a cruise ship that has docked. It is good way to see the Great Barrier Reef if you have non swimmers with you otherwise I'd recommend looking into smaller tours out to the reef.
Written 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shelby S
6 contributions
Last minute cancellation,Completely commercial, jam packed, not COVID safe and far too rushed.

After experiencing reef trips with other companies, I would not recommend picking quicksilver.
They called us 2 days before hand to cancel our diving, meaning we had travelled all the way from Europe and couldn’t dive the reef. They offered no compensation or options to make up for thisZ

The trip itself was far too busy, with no COVID protocols in place. The day is rushed - once you’re on the pontoon it’s a mad rush to do activities, eat lunch and then get back on the bot, which wasn’t enjoyable.

Pick something else, this was not worth the huge amount of money.
Written 15 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle P
Brisbane, Australia177 contributions
I would first of all like to say this is a wonderful company and I highly recommend them for Great Barrier Reef tours. The staff are truly amazing and make your day and can’t do enough for you.

My original tour from cairns was cancelled due to low numbers, but they upgraded me at no extra cost to the port Douglas one and offered hotel pickup to get me there. I was very impressed.

There was however issues with reservations. I was told they could not pick me up from my hotel due to “covid” the day before and not having enough resources, and I’d have to make my way to a nearby hotel. It was extremely hot so I got in an Uber. As I could not walk the 2km. I could not get to the hotel due to big roadworks. I was worried I’d miss the bus so I called reservations and made my way to another hotel. I ended up spending $25 on an Uber. The bus meets me and I told the driver what had happened and he said he had already picked up passengers from my hotel I was staying at before hand. So that was a complete waste of time. He said he would drop me home after the tour. So big mess up reservations! I know this happened to another lady I met too.

Otherwise the tour was amazing. Staff were soooooo good! Some of the nicest people. The only thing is if you don’t snorkel there aren’t many activities for you. I don’t like snorkelling so I didn’t. I did the underwater observatory and the boat and that was awesome, but otherwise there was nothing else for me to do, so I got a bit bored sitting there watching the snorkellers. I wanted to do the helicopter or helmet diving but they weren’t available that day. That was disappointing and I feel we should have been told before the tour if those activities weren’t available.

It was a good day but you need to have a few more options for the non snorkellers, otherwise it’s a long day.

Great safety and social distancing measures in place.
Written 15 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

scaffolder1888
swindon,england5,170 contributions
Feb. 2020
We booked this tour from Quicksilver's office down at the marina in Port Douglas and were given a 15% discount for 4 of us booking.
We drove to the marina and parked up in the large Car Park alongside before going to register,no queuing involved and we were quickly on board the impressive Catamaran that was to take us out to the Pontoon that is located 70km off shore.
The Catamaran really is very spacious and has all the required amenities such as a good bar/cafe and clean toilets,there was ample seating and none of that annoying jostling involved to get good seats.
I spent the majority of the crossing out on the top deck enjoying the scenery and fresh air,but do be careful as it is a real sun trap so do wear protection.The journey out to the Pontoon takes around 90 minutes so plenty of time to relax.
Once at the Pontoon we made straight for the Snorkeling equipment to get kitted out,there are plenty of Quicksilver crew around at all times to help out if required.
I believe we had approximately 2-3 hours of time on the Pontoon and you can get in and out of the water at anytime,it never felt overcrowded in the water and there was an ample buoyed off area to explore,it really is an amazing experience and we did see plenty of Fish swimming amongst the Coral.
There are other activities to do on the Pontoon of which some incurred a further charge,lunch is served on the Catamaran buffet style,although we did not have ours until later on due to us being too busy Snorkeling.
They do also serve a late tea before departure so we didn't go hungry,the return journey again was thoroughly relaxing and was a good time to have a doze after the Snorkeling exertions.
An amazing day and an unforgettable experience,we also loved the nice touch when all of the crew lined up to bid their goodbyes as we disembarked.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi scaffolder1888, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your time and experience with us. It sounds like you made the most of your time at the pontoon and we are glad to hear that you went away having had an unforgettable experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Kind regards, Team QSG
Written 11 March 2020
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Deborah K
4 contributions
Apr. 2021
This tour was absolutely amazing! We did the tour with our 15yo and 9yo and they both loved it too. I was a bit concerned when I heard there were nearly 300 people on the cruise, but it honestly didn't feel like that many people at all. The boat was spacious and each group had their own seating section, and then at the pontoon there was plenty of room to spread out too. We took one of the staff's advice and did the semi-submersible trip first, that way avoiding the rush for the snorkelling area. The semi-sub was fantastic and we saw 4 turtles and a spotted ray. We then had lunch, and although my picky eaters didn't like a lot of the food, they just went back for seconds of the two items they did like, so no one went hungry.

Then we went snorkelling, and there was a large area for everyone to spread out, so it didn't feel crowded. It probably also helped that we went in after lunch, when others were coming out of the water. Health issues were handled very professionally (my 2 kids have asthma) and we felt very safe and looked after, with multiple lifeguards keeping watch. Stinger suits were provided (the staff member handing them out was very experienced in guessing everyone's size - got us all right just by looking us over!), which helped with sun protection too as it was a hot day. We also all used the life jackets / flotation devices, as it then takes less effort to swim (and my 9yo isn't a great swimmer). My 9yo snorkelled for a bit, and then enjoyed just standing on the platform (where you enter the water) with the lifeguard, watching the large fish that hang around the whole time.

There were plenty of staff to help and answer questions and they were all friendly and helpful. We absolutely loved our day and would love to come back again!
Written 18 April 2021
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sachin joshi
1 contribution
Dec. 2020 • Family
This was the worst experience we had. Totally commercial and really poor customer service. Crew was focusses only on money. First of all, website did bot mention that you need to be a swimmer to take introductory assisted snorkel tour. We were surprised to find that on the cruise itself and on top of that a marine biologist by the name of Alicia came and informed this. This Alicia lady was totally arrogant and did bot make my wife and sister comfortable by any sorts. She offered a small tour as a favour and on top of that she said “ she is not life guard and she is not snorkelling guide”. After hearing this that in case of emergency, she will call lifeguards, who will get a motivation? She did not take any effort to make ladies comfortable and was really arrogant in answering. Eventually my wife could not go as no effort was taken by Alicia. She did not even refund the money and flatly refused it.

Good facilities and vessel but really poor customer service by entire crew. All of them were clearly after money. Really bad experience.
Will bot recommend this to anybody. On the contrary, we had such a good experience of “Reef Experience” tour. Very helpful and excellent customer service.
Written 30 December 2020
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Karl A
2 contributions
What can I say about this day trip? From the get go , the staff made my partner and myself so comfortable! We had actually booked very late for the trip and wanted to do a bit of diving , which we got to do because of the same accomodating staff, even though they were booked out.
From the get go the trip was amazing. Amazing sights , food on board and chats about the reef were spectacular. Each sight was better than the next with lots to see.

Have I mentioned the staff of the Silver Sonic already? My partner and I get very sick on boats (didn’t realise I would get so sick) but the crew were just absolutely amazing in looking after us all day , I felt so bad as they were constantly checking up on us , handing us cold towels and water. In all honesty it was the best service and care I have had ever had! They really made the day wonderful, as they were all so friendly , polite and congenial/affable I was blown away.

The dive and snorkelling no itself was fantastic, as each site provided so much to see and explore, that I felt one trip is just scratching the surface !
I highly recommend the Quick silver group for your diving and especially the Silver Sonic trip!
To the Silver Sonic crew of 12/4/22, thank you for making mine and my partners trip amazing !
Karl and Bec!
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Voyager33145222598
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Excellent staff and overall very comfortable
The scuba diving was excellent and the staff seemed very experienced and knew what to do. The boat that took us tha
Mandi H
Mandi H
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Outer reef
After a 2 hour journey to get out to the pontoon we were able to view a small section of the reef via the underwate
amandaeV7424XS
amandaeV7424XS
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Great experience, really happy with our course, our instructors and the whole shebang!
So excited to have achieved my PADI Open Water Dive Certification. As an over 50 person I felt safe and in good han
480terrencet
480terrencet
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A memorable family experience
A perfect day out, from the luxurious catamaran, to the substantial feast, nothing was left to chance from the enth
TonyBonnici
TonyBonnici
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Next Time There's An Active Monsoon, Offer A Refund Rather Than Send People Snorkelling
When Port Douglas is experiencing monsoonal weather, any company sending people into the water to snorkel should of
ShutTheFrontDoor
ShutTheFrontDoor
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Great Christmas Eve
Staff on the boat were lovely and very accommodating. We felt easily able to space ourselves out from others. The l
Casey M
Casey M
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Amazing day out for all ages
Staff were fantastic, everything was very well organised and ran like clockwork. Lunch was great and plenty of it!
JAeisha
JAeisha
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Rude!!
The staff at the reception counter at port Douglas, particularly the lady at the front door were very abrupt and so
shaanb2015
shaanb2015
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Outer Reef Trip with Children
We are a family of five, and were immensely looking forward to introducing our children to the Great Barrier Reef.
Lucia092
Lucia092
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Great day out !
We loved our day trip with Wavedancer low isles reef experience. We had the perfect weather conditions and the cata
blazert
blazert
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Wonderful Barrier Experience
My husband and I loved this cruise. Received a discount being a member of RACV. Bonus. This outer reef cruise was e
855LaurenK
855LaurenK
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Terrible boat, don’t book
Boat didn’t work and they couldn’t fix it, wasted half a day while they tried to. Wish we booked with someone else,
obipatten
obipatten
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Barrier reef and snorkelling
So worthwhile doing the quicksilver personel were very professional and very helpful. We had alot of fun thanks
Jim L
Jim L
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Low Island Cruise was enjoyable and kept us fully engaged
Really friendly staff went out of their was to make sure every aspect of the cruise was engaging, informative and e
963spet
963spet
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Excellent day - loved the marine biologist talk
Last minute decision to book - normally like smaller group/self guided tours - very well organised to cater for the
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