Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Port Douglas

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  • 8 hours
  • Port Douglas
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Great for beginners, non-swimmers and first-time visitors to Tropical North Queensland cruise to Agincourt Reef from Port Douglas. You can watch fish feeding, go on a snorkeling expedition, try scuba diving, view the coral and marine life on a semi-submersible submarine, and enjoy a tasty buffet lunch.

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Stop At: Quicksilver Cruises, Wharf Street Marina Mirage, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia

Departing from Port Douglas, your 90-minute high speed catamaran takes you directly to Agincourt Reef. The permanent pontoon moored here provides a sheltered base. During the trip a snorkeling demonstration will get you ready for your adventure, and the staff will take you through your options for the day.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia

You'll have around 3.5 hours to enjoy the reef at your leisure. Grab a snorkel and fins and hit the water on your own, or join an optional guided snorkeling tour with a qualified marine biologist. Snorkeling is a great way to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and there are friendly staff on hand to show you how.

Prefer to stay dry? You can explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible submarine. You'll take a leisurely cruise through colorful coral gardens, giving you a snorkeler's view of the marine life without getting wet.

For a little more adventure, why not try an introductory scuba dive. or a unique Ocean Walker Helmet Dive - no diving experience necessary.

We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns.

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Agincourt reef is located on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the most incredible places in the world full of diverse and beautiful marine life

Duration: 4 hours

  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch - 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

  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • 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.
Departure Point

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


28 Nov, 2022

Our travel agent booked this trip for us and I was worried about it being to commercialised - I shouldn’t have. All the staff did their best to educate everyone on board about the reef and fish. The snorkelling was out of this world, we saw so many different species of fish, coral and was lucky enough to see a shark and turtle. The reef looks really healthy and an absolute delight to see. Had to pinch ourselves that we were actually snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef - a big tick off the bucket list All the staff were very friendly and helpful, we felt very safe on the reef. Recommend the underwater submarine as well


28 Nov, 2022

A great day on the Quicksilver Tour. The crew were excellent and had lots of knowledge. Lifeguards helpful, special shoot out to Jacko. Lots of time to Snorkel, whilst still having time to do the other activities offered at the Pontoon


27 Nov, 2022

Wow, what a fantastic day we had on this trip. I was a bit apprehensive being scared of open water but picked this as I could stay on pontoon. However, it was so well organised that I took the plunge and took it slow to get use to the snorkel and so glad I did it. It was absolutely amazing. Crew were fantastic and a fabulous buffet lunch too. Don't be put off by it being a large cruise people wise, as a lot of crew members aboard to make it personal and it never felt like too many people in one space. If I can do it anyone can but there are other options for non swimmers too


26 Nov, 2022

A perfect day thanks to Quicksilver and this exceptional tour package. The staff were excellent and Ethan in particular was terrific! Highly recommend as snorkelling off the pontoon is far superior to the beach snorkelling offered by other tour companies. This was our second Quicksilver tour to the outer GBR in recent years, put it on your bucket list!!


25 Nov, 2022

It was lovely snorkelling with my husband. An experience of joy and wonder, very peaceful under the water with fish and coral

User's Picture Gallery


Reef experience


Great way to see the reef for the first time


Great day out on the reef


Superb -Amazing day out


Amazing day out on the reef


Can't help the weather - but when is a cancellation appropriate?


Making memories


This is a must do!


Great way to spend a day


Just do it! Visit the reef with Quicksilver


Great day out


Don’t miss this day out!


"Just keeping it real"




Reeftastic Adventure


Highlight of our Port Douglas trip


Amazing 2 days


Little disappointed but interesting.


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