Abc Snorkel Charters
Abc Snorkel Charters
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
ABC is a very small Australian family business and a SNORKEL ONLY OPERATION. 1st class service as we take just 12 passengers to the best parts of the Great Barrier Reef. Our marine guides actually get in the water with you and take you snorkelling. We take you to low use reef areas which are the best areas for coral condition and fish life.
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Sally M
Albufeira, Portugal16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great day on the outer reef with team -Sam Callum and Toby. Nice small group of people on board. The team were really informative on board and while snorkelling on the reef. Swam in 2 different parts and the underwater scenery was amazing. Really great to swim with small numbers and had the reef to ourselves. Great lunch and snacks on board too.
Written 28 February 2024
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Love the review title Sally! Fantastic to hear that you & Phil had such a great day with us. So glad that you enjoyed the smaller group tour, there really is nothing like snorkelling out on the Great Barrier Reef in a tiny group without another boat in sight. As you say 'it feels like you have it to yourself'. Having less than 12 passengers really allows us to get out to those stunning sites off the beaten track, that are just brimming incredible marine life. Our small hand-picked team really love to make the day as informative as possible so you can really satisfy your curiosity about everything Great Barrier Reef. Hope to see you both again soon for another amazing day on the reef. A big thanks from our small but passionate team here at ABC.
Written 28 February 2024
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Jo T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
What a fabulous experience we had today with Toby, Callum and Sam.
Their knowledge about the reef was second to none and definitely made the trip even more special.
Having Sam and Callum (both marine biologists) in the water with us was a bonus as they could immediately identify what we were seeing and guide us to the best spots.
Having done a trip in a much larger boat a number of years ago we would highly recommend going with ABC. We loved being in a small group. This has truly been the highlight of our time in Australia. The snacks and lunch provided were spot on too! Shout out to the Grant St Bakery!
Written 27 February 2024
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Awesome review! Thank you Jo, was an absolute pleasure to have you & the family on board! : - ) To hear it was the highlight of your time in Australia is the best feedback we could ask for. So glad you appreciated being the smaller more personal style tour. Taking 12 passengers or less & then dividing into two smaller groups to snorkel really makes you feel like you have the whole reef to your self while you are out there. Being away from the crowds means you can have some incredible marine encounters at sites that are pristine & teaming with life. Glad you also loved learning about all the marine life we really aim to make the day so everyone can really satisfy their curiosity on all the marine life. & are able to ask all the questions they want both on board & as they snorkel. We can't wait to take all of you to the reef again next time you are in Port Douglas. A big thanks from the whole team at ABC.
Written 27 February 2024
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William V
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This trip was the absolute highlight of our vacation. Sam, Callum and Toby were amazing hosts in every way possible. From being incredibly knowledgeable and completely professional to surprising us after the first snorkel with fresh cut oranges , delicious pastries and tea.

Sam and Callum were incredible in the water. Showing/teaching through the experience. Their passion (along with Toby) for the reef just poured out of them.

Words simply cannot convey how much we loved this experience.

Beyond the guys, the small group is the only way to go. Could not imagine doing this with large groups.

If you truly want see the GBR under the best guidance go with this group

BTW - Thanks for the videos Sam!!!
Written 27 February 2024
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Wow! Amazing to hear this was 'the highlight of your vacation'! So happy you & Jane enjoyed your day so much - thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. Our small but dedicated team all love sharing their passion & Knowledge for the incredible Great Barrier Reef & really making the whole experience as interactive & as exciting as possible. Having just 12 passengers on board really means that everyone on board can relax & get the most out of their day. Grant Street are an amazing local bakery that do a fantastic job n our on board food, it really is the icing on the cake of an already amazing trip to the reef. We hope to see you you both again for another incredible trip to the reef. A big thanks from our small team here at ABC!
Written 27 February 2024
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Lindsay & Tommy
Florida1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was an amazing charter from start to finish. We had Toby and Callum as our guides/ Captain and they were both very knowledgeable and passionate about what they did. I loved snorkeling and getting to see all the beautiful coral and fish. I also really loved the small group experience, being about to ask questions while snorkeling or if Callum saw something he would try to show us all! It was an amazing experience!!
Written 25 February 2024
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a brilliant review Thomas : - ) Thrilled to hear that you both enjoyed your day so much. Our small hand-picked team love sharing their knowledge & passion for this incredible natural wonder, we really aim to create a day where you can ask all the questions you want about the incredible marine life, both on board & while you snorkel. Being guided at every snorkel sites means you won't miss any of the incredible species often overlooked by the untrained eye. Look forward to your next trip to the Great Barrier Reef with us. A big thanks from the whole team at ABC.
Written 27 February 2024
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Compass07957874626
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were very glad that we chose a smaller tour.
We had a great adventure on the GBR with Callum and Toby. We learned a lot about the many corals and fish, and a guy in the group spotted a conger eel! An excellent experience with a helpful and knowledgeable crew.
Written 24 February 2024
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Thanks for the fantastic review! So happy to hear you had such an awesome day : - ) Very glad you enjoyed our more imitmate style tour. We really aim to give the personal experience of the Great Barrier Reef having less than 12 passengers on board. Our small hand-picked crew really aim to give the highest level of customer service & really cater to everyones needs & their curiosity. We really trying to make the day as fun & as educational as possible. Looking forward to taking you to the reef again next time you are in Port Douglas. A big thanks from the whole team here at ABC.
Written 27 February 2024
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Mick B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing day out, Toby & Callum absolutely nailed it. From the time we boarded the very well appointed vessel it was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable guys, this was our 3rd trip with ABC snorkeling, will be back again, thanks again for a great day👍
Written 23 February 2024
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Awesome review too! So happy to hear you both had another amazing day out with us Mick! Thank you for really supporting a small family owned business, there is no better feeling than knowing people had such a good time they came back again. There's no better feed back, the crew will be thrilled to hear they ''nailed it''. Taking 12 passengers or less, really is a game changer, you can really relax & enjoy the reef without the crowds. We're pretty fortunate to be able to go parts of the reef where we may not see another boat the whole day & that means the sites we visit are just pristine & teaming with life. See for you soon, for your 4th trip trip to the reef with us. A huge thanks from ''the little guys'' in Port Douglas.
Written 27 February 2024
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Margi B
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
ABC are the best people to take you on a Reef experience.
Toby is the best Captain and Callum was so informative. They are the friendliest and reassuring team on the reef.
This was our third trip with ABC and we wouldn’t go with anyone else.
They are amazing and every time we have been with ABC the experience is amazing.
Written 23 February 2024
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Wow! Third trip with ABC, that is fantastic! Thank you for joining us again & for writing such a lovely review. It's always amazing to hear that people have come back to experience the Great Barrier Reef with us again. As you mentioned, we really don't want people to come on board & feel like just another number, we aim to give the most friendly & personal experience of the Great Barrier Reef. Having just 12 passengers or less really means that everyone can get the most out of their day & our dedicated crew can really tend to each individual person on board. We can't wait to see you for your 4th trip to the reef with us! : - ) All the best from the whole team at ABC.
Written 27 February 2024
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Theisen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great tour! They took us out to a reef where there were no other boats. Lots of great information along the way. Sam, Callum, and Toby were super knowledgeable and easygoing! Would go again!
Written 13 February 2024
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Thanks so much Theisen! An absolute pleasure to have you & Veronica out with us for the day : - ) We are very privileged to have so much freedom, running with just 12 passengers allows us to get some incredible parts of the Great Barrier Reef. Our aim is that you get to see the reef & its inhabitants in the most authentic way possible - with minimal human interaction. No crowds, just seeing the marine life behaving naturally. Very happy to hear you enjoyed learning about the reef, our passionate team love sharing stories & knowledge about the reef while on board & while snorkelling. A massive thanks from our small, dedicated team here Port Douglas. We look forward to your next trip with us soon!
Written 13 February 2024
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Veronica
Amsterdam, The Netherlands37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I had an amazing experience with the guys from ABC (Sam, Callum, and Toby) today doing the day tour out to the GBR. We had nine people on the tour plus all 3 of them to guide us. It was amazing because they are able to take us to the outer reef with our smaller group. We didn’t see another single boat all day and we had the reefs to ourselves. The guides took great care of us- with their marine biology and diving backgrounds, they were all super knowledgeable about the reefs, the animals, and the area. Felt very safe the whole time. We also got some awesome local recs of things to do around Port Douglas from them. If you’re doing a reef tour from port Douglas you should absolutely do it with ABC!
Written 12 February 2024
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Thanks so much Veronica! So happy to hear you enjoyed getting away from the crowds with us : - ) Glad that you loved our sites so much, having only 12 passengers or less on board really means that we are able to get 'off the beaten track' to those beautiful locations. This gives us so much freedom of choice so we're are able to get to those locations that really suit the conditions on the day & most importantly are teaming with life. Our small hand- picked team love being able to share their knowledge & really bring the experience to life. Enjoy the rest of your trip in this amazing part of the world, we look forward to another trip one day in the future. A big thanks from the 'little guys' in Port Douglas.
Written 13 February 2024
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EdMohar
Parker, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
ABC Snorkeling is the BEST!!! My wife and I just got back to Colorado from our trip “Down Under”. We were gone for 1 month and the highlight of our trip was the snorkeling trip with ABC Snorkeling out of Port Doulass, Australia. Sam, Callum and The Captain made the day unforgettable.

Sam was the BEST!!! My wife can not swim but wanted to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Sam was so patient and calming when he was in the water with her. I will never forget his kindness and big heart. Sam, the Captain & Callum and the information and knowledge these young men had was incredible.
Written 9 February 2024
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The BEST review! : - ) Thank you so much for the awesome feedback Ed! It makes us all so happy to hear that it was the highlight of your month long trip, So happy that Judith was able to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef as well! She did so well. We really aim with our small groups to make the Great Barrier Reef accessible to everyone, no matter their physical, or swimming ability. We think everyone should have the opportunity to experience the incredible marine life. Taking just 12 passengers on board & snorkelling in tiny groups with a guide really makes this more accessible. Our crew love sharing their knowledge & passion. We look forward to taking you & Judith out to the reef again one day in the future. A big thanks from the whole team at ABC Snorkel.
Written 13 February 2024
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