Awesome staff Great scuba Best snorkel ever Tasty lunch Great overall day I would highly recommend this company for your Great Barrier Reef adventure. I have been with them twice now, the first 13 years ago and I still remembered from then how awesome they...More
Hi, Firstly your going to have an amazing time! Visiting the GBR is an incredible experience! Poseidon is a roaming vessel so it doesn't moor to a pontoon at any point during the day it just moors to lines at different... More
Hi, Firstly your going to have an amazing time! Visiting the GBR is an incredible experience! Poseidon is a roaming vessel so it doesn't moor to a pontoon at any point during the day it just moors to lines at different reefs, which gives the skipper freedom to pick the perfect reef to visit based on the weather and conditions on the day! The boat is catered to snorkelling and diving. Throughout the day the marine biologist on the boat will do a talk about marine life and discuss anything people have seen whilst in the water which is interesting and I'm sure the children would enjoy! It is the most amazing reef trip I have been on and I would certainly recommend it to anyone! Floatations devices can be provided for anyone from children to adults to help with fatigue and confidence however you would need to be with your children all day as there is no child care facilities on the boat. If you are worried the children would need entertaining I would take some colouring or an iPad with games etc to help entertain them. However the reefs that you visit would be amazing for the children to see, especially if they are confident in the water! You visit 3 separate reefs throughout the day so it's a pretty busy day with little time to get bored! If you think the younger child might not be keen to snorkel at all though then then you may want to look into the quicksilver boat which leaves from port Douglas as well. This boat goes out to a pontoon. They have underwater viewing platforms and a semisubmersible and there is a lot more space, which is needed as this boat takes about 300 people out in a day as opposed to the 60-80 that Poseidon takes out. I hope this helps!