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  • Samantha K
    4 contributions
    Absolutely the best day ever and worth every penny . We booked to go ( mother & daughter ) A long held dream to visit the GBR . My daughter is a diver & I wanted day to be a joint experience despite me just snorkelling .
    From beginning to end it was a full day of magic with great views, a lovely boat and fantastic food. The staff were really knowledgeable and hands on in terms of interaction and helping you get the most out of your chosen swim / dive . Everything was provided and I can’t recommend highly enough . Thanks Quicksilver ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • NaomiKnight16
    Sydney10 contributions
    The trip was very well organised, fun and relaxing. The boat was amazing and the staff were good fun and very accomodating.
    It was nice to get a welcome drink and food on board as well .. we really enjoyed it!
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • LOR186
    x16 contributions
    A very well organised day trip snorkelling off the Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Our experienced and knowledgeable guide swam with us and was able to show us not only the many different types of coral, but explained the range of fish which we could see. Amongst the many highlights was actually swimming alongside turtles. The buffet lunch was good, but we were also given a snack on arrival and coffee, and then mid-afternoon a further snack. The guides allowed us each to go at our own pace, and for those not wanting a second snorkel we had a really informative trip across the coral Reef on a glass-bottomed boat
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • ClockworkNellie
    Essex, UK377 contributions
    Lovely boat. Drew the captain was entertaining, informative and very funny. Claire was great crew too. We didn’t get to see a croc but not despite Drew trying but it is that time of year when they spend more time in the water. But it didn’t matter. We had a brilliant time. We learned loads and enjoyed a complimentary drink and snacks. Incredible value and definitely a must do. Highly recommended indeed!!
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Jo K
    3 contributions
    Amazing day, staff were all excellent, helpful and friendly, refreshments during the day and a lovely lunch included, the snorkelling on the reef was amazing, a perfect day out, highly recommended.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • chriso12342019
    3 contributions
    The tour was well put together and executed, largely thanks to our excellent and thoughtful guide, Mel. Lots of fun and lots of insight about the rainforest were shared.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Susan L
    Solihull, UK100 contributions
    My husband and I and our 2 friends booked the Wave dancer trip in the uk before our trip to Australia, we were so glad we did. The day was amazing from start to finish. From the moment we boarded the catamaran we were given very thorough safety instructions and loads of information on marine life and snorkelling. When we arrived at the beautiful Low isles we were quickly shuttled across to the island and given first class equipment. The guided snorkelling trip was great and we felt very safe at all times. When we got back on the catamaran at lunchtime there was a fabulous buffet waiting for us comprising of king prawns, chicken, beef and an array of delicious salads followed by fresh fruit and later cheese and biscuits
    We couldn’t have asked for more, then on the return journey we were serenaded by this lovely man with a glass of bubbly to round off an amazing day, I didn’t get any of your names but all the crew were brilliant and super friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this trip it was first class.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Nicole S
    1 contribution
    Booked sunset cruise for Valentines Day, was an amazing experience, crew were informative, friendly and attentive - unfortunately we were the couple running a little late, crew called and checked we were firstly ok and then enquired if we were still attending this evenings sunset sail, luckily we had just arrived at the marina and we’re on our way to the boat, when we arrived we were met by a lovely crew member Claire who welcomed us with a smile and ran us through all the safety procedures and requirements to ensure we had the best experience, Claire continued to serve us canapés and drinks navigating the boat beautifully, I might add no spilt drinks or dropped food. A huge shout out to Claire for her amazing customer service.
    Thoroughly recommend booking - it’s a must do in Port Douglas.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Tony C
    Ennis, Ireland12 contributions
    The Helicopter portion of this trip to the Great Barrier Reef was amazing. Mike our pilot was a fantastic guy and made it all so interesting and special for us. We were lucky. The helicopter can accommodate up to 8 passengers and there were only there of us. We all got excellent seats either up front or at a window.
    Mike took the long way out to the reef and we saw some of the Daintree rain forest as well as some stunning views of the GBR on the way out. Mike landed the helicopter skilfully on the smaller landing platform near Quicksilvers large platform where all the scuba diving and swimming activities are based.
    We had a great day out there at the GBR. As I’m not a swimmer we didn’t get the full benefit of everything that can be done out there. But the marine biologists and the guides and the captain of our boat back home were so helpful and kind and really wanted us all to have a fabulous experience
    The helicopter trip is the best way to see and appreciate the GBR. You really don’t get the same appreciation of the spectacular colours and features of the reef from the boat trip home. So if you can do it be sure to get the helicopter out there or back as it’s such an amazing natural treasure.
    Written 31 July 2023
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  • Jamie H
    6 contributions
    Great adventure for young and old. An introduction to Aboriginal culture, rafting down a rainforest rives and snorkelling to see small turtles and fish, and reallly instructive walk through the rainforest with a guide. That, plus pick-up and drop-off at the apartment, made for a brilliant day out.
    Written 11 December 2023
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  • Curiosity47371304865
    1 contribution
    TL;DR: Great for both SCUBA and Snorkel (also have "crash course SCUBA"). Three dive sites w/min down town between. Great dive guides! State of the art dive equipment. Closed heel fins. Bring your own towel. Good food w/veg option and beer for sale. Certified Advanced Eco Tourism. Would 100% book again!

    I highly recommend the Poseidon Snorkel & Dive Cruise! My husband and I are SCUBA certified, but our friends are not and like to snorkel. This was the best cruise to accommodate both SCUBA and Snorkel. We did 3 dive sites at the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs which were amazing! They broke down the SCUBA groups into 3 major groups; Experienced, Novice, and "Crash Course SCUBA". I am a novice and my husband is experienced, but they put him in my group so we could be buddies. Kevin, our dive guide, was great. He knew I was a novice so he checked on me often during the first dive, then talking with him after he did less "check-in's" the remaining 2 dives, since he knew I felt comfortable. I overheard some of the training for the "crash course SCUBA" class and it was all good material to refresh myself on (since I just got certified and I learned units in imperial). This would be a good option for someone who is comfortable in the water and wants to SCUBA, but does not want a certification.

    The food on board was great and offered vegetarian options. There was beer for sale which was great for the ride back. The boat is large enough to bring a small bag with towel and change of clothes, which I recommend for the ride back.

    They provided Lycra suits for SCUBA and snorkel since it was "stinger" season. I brought my own mask since I felt most comfortable with it. The gear was exactly what I trained on with separate secondary regulator. They pack your BCD with an extra snorkel and inflatable signal tube. They do provide closed heel fins, so if you are between sizes on fins you should bring your own dive socks to be more comfortable.

    On the ride back you can order pictures/USB they took along the way and had them ready before we left the boat. All in all a great day!
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Foodie traveller
    South America28 contributions
    If you are looking to explore the Daintree forest….do not hesitate to book this tour. Allister is the Australian guide you need. Allister goes above and beyond and is very interesting to talk to, you will get a great insight into Australia life! And the waterfall swim at the end is just the cherry on top of a wonderful day.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • SydneyTraveller
    Sydney, Australia15 contributions
    Such a wonderful experience. We had the most amazing driver who kept us entertained during the whole trip and shared a lot of information about Cape Tribulation and its history. Pick up and drop off were effortless.

    The river tour was great and we spotted several crocodiles. Clearly the ferryman has a very personal connection to these animals and it made the trip even more memorable. You could tell how heartbroken he was when he told stories about crocodiles who had to be shot in the past because tourists interfered with them (at night, while being drunk, ignoring numerous warnings) and were subsequently attacked - please stay away and respect the wildlife, people!

    The zipline tour was a lot of fun, we were first timers and it was really easy. The instructors were very helpful and patient with everyone. I would say that the zipline tour can be done by most people including children, however, a very basic fitness level is required. Mentioning this because we had a lot of elderly participants in our group who had trouble climbing the few stairs and seemed to be surprised that they had to engage in physical activities at all.

    We were also served morning tea and lunch, and stopped at an ice cream factory in the afternoon, they had delicious tropical flavours made from fruit harvested at their own farm.

    So many wunderful activities packed in just one day, highly recommend!
    Written 8 December 2023
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  • Jackson P
    Manila, Philippines95 contributions
    We had a great day out in the rainforest. Alister our guide was amazingly informative showing us lots of cool things in the bush. The trek up to the private waterfall is an easy hike but beautiful. We loved taking a dip and our daughter couldn’t get enough of the rope swing.

    Lunch was good with the highlight learning about all the exotic fruits from around the world. We were lucky enough to taste a number of them.

    On the river safari we were lucky enough to spot two female crocodiles. Even if we didn’t see any crocodiles we would have been happy as the trip on the water is therapeutic in the solar powered boat.

    Great day out!! Highly recommend.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • Dom M
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    I would absolutely book another trip with these guys. We had children and adults, total newbies and experienced fishers, and everyone was catered for.
    Tour guide shared some knowledge throughout the day, but was keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently to make sure we all spent more time fishing and less time trying to put the bait on our lines (that would be me!).

    The only downside was a disappointing number of catches, and nothing worth keeping. Can't blame this on the crew though.

    If you do go fishing in Port Douglas check with the local tourist info office or restaurants as there are places that will cook your catches for you. Sadly we had to cancel our booking for that as we didn't bring back any fish! Great excuse to try again another time though.
    Written 1 December 2023
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