Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Quicksilver Port Douglas Pontoon

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4.825 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

6 hour reef cruise tour
Delicious tropical buffet lunch
Semi-submersible reef viewing
Snorkelling equipment included
Underwater observatory
Marine biologist presentation

What you can expect

Discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life when you experience the Outer Barrier Reef on this Quicksilver Port Douglas reef tour. Jump aboard the high-speed wave-piercing catamaran and cruise in air-conditioned comfort to the world-famous Agincourt Reef known for its stunning coral formations, colourful marine life and underwater visibility. The Port Douglas Quicksilver cruises reef tour will dock at the spacious reef activity platform where you join a semi-submersible tour, go snorkelling and sit in the underwater observatory and marvel at the marine life swimming on by. The friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you gain the most from your day out on the Barrier Reef. Exciting optional activities such as introductory and certified diving, helmet diving, marine biologist guided snorkel tours and scenic helicopter flights can be booked on the day. And, a delicious tropical buffet lunch is included while you are out on the reef. If you are looking for a Port Douglas reef tour to suit swimmers and non-swimmers then this one is an excellent choice with activities to suit travellers of all ages and abilities. Tick the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list and book yourself onto this award-winning Port Douglas reef tour here.


What you need to know

  • An Environmental Management Charge of $7 is levied on all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This charge is included in the above rates
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea
  • Delicious hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Coral viewing semi-submersible vessel
  • Underwater observatory
  • Informative talk by marine biologist
  • Return hotel transfers
  • Scuba Diving
  • Ocean Walker Helmet Diving
  • Advanced Adventure Snorkel Tour with Marine Biologist
  • Introductory Adventure Snorkel with Marine Biologist
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
  • All optional extras can be purchased on the day of your cruise
  • The Great Barrier Reef - the world's most unique and amazing marine spectacles
  • Sleek Wavepiercing Catamaran giving you the smoothest ride
  • Spacious Floating Platform with the ultimate in facilities
  • Viewing amazing coral and fish species
  • Tropical Smorgasbord lunch
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible sub
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Cruises depart the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas at 10am and return at 4.30pm. Boarding commences at 9.30am
What To Bring
  • Camera
  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and shirt for sun protection
  • Cash for drinks at the bar
  • Credit cards for souvenirs and optional tours
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.825 reviews

A top-notch experience of the reef, I highly recommended it to everyone. The journey to the pontoon could be a bit dizzy if the ocean is not settled on the day so better to take medicine in advance just to make the entire experience a great one!

The 3 hours spent on the pontoon went by so quickly for us. Although we didn't do the snorkelling (I am a bit scared of ocean water), my spouse did the scuba dive and she thoroughly enjoyed it and rated it better than her dive experience at Gold Coast. The trainers were very professional and had ropes for all divers to go in rather than directly jumping in the water. There is an underwater platform where you can see all the divers go in on one side and on the other side we have the reef view of fish. It's good to have for anyone who doesn't want to dive in but can still see all those divers swimming with the fish under the ocean. The submersible experience is also cool. Gives you a good view of different types of reefs with a guide talking. If you are lucky you may see the small sharks and turtles but even without them the reef below looks gorgeous. The stand out for us was the helicopter ride. It's only 15 min but worth the time and money. The ocean view from the top with different colored reefs is just breathtaking, which one can never experience when on the ocean surface.

Yogjeet Rajput 5 months ago

This tour was very informative with a marine biologist on board telling us all about the Great Barrier Reef. The snorkelling was next-level fun with what you get to see under the reef.

Amazing experience we went on the semi-submersible underwater boat and saw some amazing coral different coloured fish large small, striped Fluro orange tails, bright blue and green fish too. Amazing fresh food and seafood and a variety of different food too. The staff and service were also great!!!

Christina Difilippo 6 months ago

Great snorkelling experience with lots of staff on standby to ensure safety of everyone in the water

Overall, a very safe snorkeling experience with lots of fish and corals to see. Improvement I can think of: (1) have someone in the water leading the group where to look; (2) insist on everyone to use hand sanitizer at the beginning of the buffet lunch queue (there were plenty of staff onboard so having one person handing out sanitizer should not be a problem).

Barbara McCauley 12 months ago

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