Great Barrier Reef Tours

One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, a truly amazing day out.

From Port Douglas you have the option of The Outer Reef which is 80 minutes away or the Low Isles which are 60 minutes away. Visibility is much better at The Outer Reef where you will be able to see an incredible selection of hard coral and marine life. The Low Isles offers soft coral and the opportunity to snorkel off the beach, turtles are often seen swimming by at the Low Isles.

Depending on your choice of day out you will have the opportunity to snorkel, dive (introductory or certified), glass bottom boat ride, view the coral from a semi-submersible, helicopter ride or take part in an ocean helmet walk.

Depending on the time of year you visit you may even see some Minke Whales – these are seen between the months of June and September as they migrate through the tropical waters off Port Douglas.


The Low Isles


Sailaway – Afternoon Cruise to The Low Isles

This is the most relaxing experience of the Great Barrier Reef!

An afternoon cruise with a departure at 1pm and returning at 6.30pm incorporates snorkelling, sailing and island exploring with a Sunset Sail back to Port Douglas, Suitable for adults only cruise (minimum age 12 years old)

Explore this protected Coral Cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Sailaway ensures your enjoyment with small numbers of guests, excellent service and personal attention from our helpful friendly crew. Sailaway moors in the sheltered blue lagoon, just relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on deck before an exhilarating sail back to Port.

Included in this relaxing afternoon cruise are Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas, Tea/Coffee freshly brewed & savoury snacks on arrival, Snorkelling equipment, optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits and flotation devices

3 hours at tropical Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island including heritage walk, Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance, Guided snorkel tour with experienced marine guide, Afternoon tea – freshly brewed tea/coffee, scones, strawberry jam, cream & fresh fruit platter, Glass bottom boat and interpretive reef narration, Pure, first class luxury sailing on Sailaway (when making a reservation please advise us of any dietary requirements).

Adult $248.00 – Suitable for adults only cruise (minimum age 12 years old)

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Port Douglas Reef Tours

Wavedancer – Full Day to The Low Isles

Imagine sailing aboard Wavedancer to the Great Barrier Reef Island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes… Low Isles A secluded tropical paradise.

Set like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that appeals to everyone. And why not, when this is everyone’s idea of a secluded tropical paradise! The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and families.

Visitors are limited to protect the reef’s ecology, so you’ll experience this island heaven with a select few. So Relax – the whole of this beautiful, palm fringed island beach is yours to explore and enjoy.

Included in this great island day out – Morning and afternoon teas on board, Reef presentation by marine biologist, Tropical smorgasbord lunch – special dietary needs can be catered for (please advise on booking),  all snorkelling equipment provided, qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand, Glass bottom boat coral viewing, Marine Biologist guided beach walk, guided snorkelling tour with a Marine Biologist.

Adult $194.00
Child (4-14 years old) $96.00
Family (maximum 2 adults & 2 children) $484.00

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Yachting the Great Barrier Reef

The Outer Reef


Poseidon

Departing daily from Port Douglas, Poseidon is a 24 metre catamaran designed for personalised dive and snorkel adventures as you visit 3 different reef sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef at the stunning Agincourt ribbon reefs.
Enjoy snorkelling in this marine wilderness, including a guided snorkel tour, or choose to scuba dive (additional cost). Certified and Introductory divers can enjoy up to 3 dives. With freshwater showers, a licensed bar, air-conditioned saloon and open deck areas, Poseidon makes a perfect setting to enjoy a day on the reef.

Poseidon also has a special permit allowing guests to swim with the dwarf minke whales.

Your day includes morning tea, tropical buffet lunch, afternoon tea – special dietary needs can be catered for (please advise on booking), snorkel equipment, guided snorkel tour, reef interpretation talk, prescription masks available and transfers to and from The Marina.

Introductory dives and certified dives are an additional cost, please contact us for more information.

Adults $236.00
Child (4-14 years old) $166.00

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Quicksilver

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance… Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Choose to dive, snorkel, Ocean Walk – Helmet Dive or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one metre underwater.

Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef.

Whichever way you choose, you’ll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

Your day includes tea or coffee when you board Quicksilver, lunch, afternoon tea – special dietary needs can be catered for (please advise on booking), snorkel equipment, reef presentation by marine biologist, semi-submersible, underwater observatory and fish feeding by staff.

Additional activities you may like to include in this amazing day out include – introductory dive, certified dive, Ocean Walk – Helmet Dive, scenic helicopter ride, please contact us for more information.

Adult 246.00
Child (4-14 years old) $124.00
Family (maximum 2 adults & 2 children) $616.00

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10 Minute Reef Flight

During your day out with Quicksilver why not make it the trip of a lifetime and add a scenic flight? There is only one way to see the expanse of the Great Barrier Reef – and that’s by helicopter, marvel at the sheer magnitude and beauty of one of the world’s most fascinating natural wonders.

COST $179 per person

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Silversonic

When you step aboard the ultramodern Silversonic, you are set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll have access to explore three stunning and exclusive reef sites at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs, each chosen for visual and ecological diversity for your dive and snorkel adventures.

Access to the water is so easy with the large submerged platform, relax on the spacious deck areas, there’s hot freshwater showers, change rooms and even a licensed bar to share tales of your adventure on the homeward journey.

As an added bonus during the whale season, Silversonic has one of the few permits available from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that allows our guests to swim with dwarf minke whales if encountered – a truly unforgettable experience!

Your day includes morning tea, hot & cold smorgasbord lunch, afternoon tea – special dietary needs can be catered for (please advise on booking), snorkel equipment, prescription masks available at no additional cost, guided snorkel tour, reef brief at each site, reef presentation and transfers to and from The Marina.

Introductory dives and certified dives are an additional cost, please contact us for more information.

Adults $239.00
Child (4-14 years old) $168.00

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Wavelength

Now has 2 boats – one for Wavelength III carrying 30 passengers and the other Wavelength IV carrying 46 passengers.

Wavelength was one of the first Advanced Eco-Accredited operators in the country and co-founders of the Eye on the Reef program, one of the largest reef monitoring programs in the world.

Each day the skipper on Wavelength chooses three outer reef sites by assessing weather and tide conditions to ensure you have the best experience possible. Wavelength aim to vary the sites to showcase the Great Barrier Reef’s amazing diversity, they have sites on the Opal, St Crispin and Tongue Reef.

Your day includes – transfer from your accommodation, all equipment for snorkelling, prescription masks available, guided snorkel tour, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea – special dietary needs can be catered for (please advise on booking), coffee, tea, & filtered water throughout the day, guided snorkel tour with marine biologist and an ecology presentation during your lunch

Adult $239.50
Child $209.00 14 years and under (minimum age is 8 years old)
Family $780.00 (maximum 2 adults & 2 children)

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Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with Wavelength

30 Minutes Reef Discovery

Low Isles is postcard perfect from a boat, from the air it really comes to life, as does the entire North Queensland coastline laid out below you. This is just the beginning of your Outer Reef odyssey that skips and soars over the greatest single natural asset on the planet. You will also be able to help your pilot spot for wildlife!

Cost     $399 per person

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40 Minutes Deluxe Reef Explorer

On this extended flight you will have heaps of time to view the scale of a vast beauty of Tongue & Batt Reef, between the incredible photos opportunities keep an eye out for the smaller details like turtles, dolphins and sometimes even whales!

Cost $499 per person

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60 Minutes Ultimate Reef & Rainforest Explorer

Want the best of both worlds? Why not! This great combination has it in abundance. One World Heritage area is special, but two side by side is exceptional and totally unique. Welcome to one of the rarest and best heli-scenic flights around. Watch emerald green rainforest become aqua blue reefs from the comfort of your own flying lounge chair – in real time. Just don’t forget to look out for those smaller details like turtles, dolphins and even manta rays!

Cost         $699 per person

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10 Minutes Port Explorer

Do this at the start or end of your holiday – either way it will put it all into perspective by seeing 4 Mile, rainforest mountain valleys, the bustling Marina and a palm clad coastline from the air. This flight will reveal the true lay of the land and some great photo opportunities, maybe the best ten minutes you’ll spend in Paradise!

Cost $175 per person

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