Quicksilver Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Cruise
This tour is an excellent option for everyone, including families and non-swimmers. A range of activities is available for all levels of ability. With so much to do, the Quicksilver Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef tour has something for everyone.
Ultimate Comfort On The Reef
Quicksilver pontoon is comfortable and provides easy access to the water. It is just like a floating island on the Coral Sea. It is a spacious, all-weather modern dual level platform with fantastic facilities for reef viewing and relaxation.
Covered areas provide shelter from the elements. You don’t even have to get your feet wet by joining the semi-submersible tours and visiting the underwater observatory!
Snorkelling is an activity included in your Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef day tour, and if you need help, the friendly staff will be able to give you great tips on how to have the best snorkelling experience.
Marine Biologist Snorkelling Tour
A marine biologist snorkellling tour is an awesome way to learn about the Great Barrier Reef while you are on the reef. The marine biologist will be enhance your experience by explaining the parts of the coral reef and the marine life that lives there.
Try the Oceanwalker, Helmut diving for a fun and unique way to experience being able to breathe underwater. To try the Oceanwalker, you need to be at least 12 years old.
The Quicksilver Port Douglas is family-friendly and disability-friendly.
- 09:15 am – Check-in a the marina to collect your boarding passes.
- 09:30 am – Enjoy complimentary morning tea directly after you board.
- 10:00 am – The boat departs. The large, stable vessel provides a smooth journey to the Outer Barrier Reef.
- 10:30 am – Marine biology presentation and diving briefings.
- 11:30 am – Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon. The boat stays here for 3.5 hours, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer.
- 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch is served buffet style- with full bar facilities available in case you want to purchase drinks
- 3:00 pm – The vessel departs the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon.
- 4:30 pm – The boat arrives back in Port Douglas.
- 3.5 hours at a fixed Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
- Stunning Outer Great Barrier Reef site
- Unlimited Snorkeling
- All snorkeling equipment and instruction
- Semi-Submersible tours with commentary (weather permitting)
- Qualified lifeguard to watch all swimmers
- Underwater Observatory – See the life beneath without getting wet!
- Reef Presentation by a qualified marine biologist
- Educational fish feeding show
- Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch, including prawns
- Morning & afternoon tea
- Environmental Management Fee
Get More Out Of Your Day!
- Scenic Helicopter Flights.
- Underwater Digital Camera Hire available on board.
- Professional photography packages.
- Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour – Beginner Tour or Advanced Tour options are available.
- Scuba Diving* for qualified divers (Certified). Up to 3 dives available.
- ‘Resort Scuba Diving’* for beginners. No experience needed. (minimum of 12 years old)
- Ocean Walker Helmet Diving*
- Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, ice cream, alcohol, etc.
- Prescription mask hire is available if you require vision correcting glasses.
- Hotel transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.
*Subject to medical conditions – see ‘Important Information for Scuba & Ocean Walkers’ below.
What to bring
- Cash or credit card for extra purchases – Note: credit card surcharges may apply
- Swimming Costume & Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
- Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver
- Booking Voucher/Confirmation
Important Information for Scuba Diving & Ocean Walker
Safety Always Comes First
We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.
Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record. The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.
To avoid disappointment, we recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.
It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.
We are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],
Or you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1
Flying after Scuba Diving
For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive. For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible