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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia

This filled day out on the water will see you diving into experiences you'll never forget across the famous Great Barrier Reef

Duration7 hrs 15 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time9:15 am to 4:30 pm
Minimum Age
Minimum AgeAll ages
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationPort Douglas
AccessibleWheelchair Accessible

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas Highlights

  • Get up to 10%cash back per person when you book with us! 

  • A full day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with access to the activity platform at Agincourt Reef

  • Use of lycra stinger suits, snorkelling mask, snorkel & fins to explore the dynamic & beautiful underwater world of the ribbon reef & coral gardens

  • All meals, including morning and afternoon tea on board the Wavepiercer as you sail, plus a tropical buffet lunch 

  • Insightful & interesting reef presentation by a marine biologist

  • A range of reef platform activities including semi-submersible coral viewing, an underwater observatory, & a fish-feeding demonstration by the crew

  • Qualified Lifeguard on hand for peace of mind

  • Environmental Management Charge, which contributes to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's management & conservation of the reef

  • Departs from the meeting point at Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas

  • Check-in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office

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What facilities are available on the platform?

  • Undercover tables and seating
  • Snorkelling platforms
  • Semi-submersibles – cruise as often as you like!
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Dive Area, Introductory Dive and Snorkel Pools
  • Showers (fresh water)
  • Change rooms
  • Toilets (onboard vessel)
  • Post Office Box
  • Sundeck
  • Licenced Bar
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Lunch

Bring along a towel, sunscreen, hat, swimwear and camera to capture your memories. Limited underwater digital cameras are available to hire onboard. A professional photographic service is also available for you to purchase photos of your day. For optional activities or onboard purchases like souvenirs or drinks from the bar, bring along your credit card or some cash.

Agincourt Reef is 72km NE of Port Douglas. Travelling time aboard the state-of-the-art Wavepiercer catamaran from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef is 90 minutes.

Yes, the daily buffet lunch provides food options for vegetarians. The meals are prepared daily by the  Catering Department utilising local produce wherever possible. All menu options are labelled with ingredients lists. Please contact The Operator directly if you have specific dietary needs.

Due to government regulations and the comfort of all passengers, smoking is not permitted onboard any of our vessels. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas at the outer reef platform and island. Please ensure cigarette butts are disposed of responsibly in the receptacles provided.

Providing there is availability you are welcome to change the dates of your cruise. On very rare occasions cruise services can be subject to the effect of weather. Should a cruise not operate for any reason, you will be offered an alternative day or a refund authorised.

Hopefully not. The Wavepiercer catamaran cruise to the Outer Reef provides the smoothest possible ride in all sea conditions. Where there is motion whether in a car, bus, plane or boat, some people will suffer from motion sickness. Motion sickness medication is available onboard for purchase. Ginger tablets are available as a natural alternative motion sickness medication on a complimentary basis. To be effective, motion sickness medications should be taken immediately prior to travel.

Yes. The largest lycra suit is XXL and the largest fin is size 13. The smallest lycra suit is size 2. There are small snorkels and masks for toddlers, and the smallest fins are sizes 1-3.

You'll spend 3½ hours at the reef.

The Wavepiercer catamarans and reef platforms are pram-friendly with ample room on the boat and ramped areas on the platform.

Yes, infants and children are welcome however it's recommended they are supervised and are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. The Operator suggests buoyancy vests are worn and these are available free of charge. Noodles/flotation devices are also available. There are many activities for children and families to enjoy together at the Outer Reef.

This Great Barrier Reef tour offers a unique and inclusive experience for disabled passengers. With a chair lift that enables easy access into the water for "snorkeling", Quicksilver ensures that mobility impaired individuals can fully participate in the adventure. The electric hoist is designed to lower passengers into the water, allowing for partial or full participation with the use of flotation devices. This exclusive feature is available only on the Agincourt 3 floating platform, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

While the Outer Barrier Reef may have some limitations in terms of accessibility, with stairs being the primary means of access to the underwater observatory, swim platforms, and semi-submersible coral viewing vessels, Quicksilver VIII is the most suitable vessel for wheelchair passengers. The vessel features ramp facilities from the vessel to the floating platform, as well as oversized toilet cubicles designed to accommodate most wheelchair passengers. Quicksilver V also has a wheelchair accessible toilet for added convenience.

Please note that while Quicksilver VIII is the primary vessel with wheelchair facilities, there may be occasions when backup vessels are used that do not have these facilities. Quicksilver is committed to providing the best possible experience for all guests, and our knowledgeable staff are trained to provide assistance and support to passengers with disabilities.

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Quicksilver Cruises
Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas