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Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

Activity provider: Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

Activity provider: Calypso Snorkel & Dive
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From US$ 189.93 per person

Jump into the Great Barrier Reef with this 8-hour cruise from Port Douglas. Snorkel at 3 breathtaking reef sites at the pristine Opal or Agincourt Reefs. Experience diverse marine life with great quality equipment and exceptional crew.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup (for Port Douglas accommodation).

Experience

Highlights
  • See the colorful marine life up close
  • Visit 3 stunning locations chosen for the day's conditions
  • Experience the diversity of the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the journey with plenty of deck space to relax onboard
Full description

Experience snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Snorkel at 3 incredible reefs sites and enjoy relaxing breaks in between.

Your experience begins with a pickup from your hotel from where you will be transported to the Crystalbrook Marina. Arrive at the marina and be welcomed on board from 8:20 AM. Receive an outline of the day along with a safety briefing conducted by the crew.

Depart the marina and venture to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and at 10:15 AM arrive at the first reef site. Divers will be briefed while traveling to the reef. Once moored, divers are ready to go while all other guests are joined together for a snorkel briefing.

See much of the reef’s colors and marine life, visible within just a couple of meters of the water’s surface. Snorkelling offers all swimmers, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close. Morning tea is served before moving to the second reef site. A delicious buffet lunch will be served and you may choose to join the interpretive reef talk and or a guided snorkel tour.

Float effortlessly over rich, colorful coral gardens teeming with life from the cute and playful clownfish to the graceful beauty of the green turtle. Giant clams, stingrays, Maori wrasse, codfishes, and colorful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you may encounter.

At 1:40 PM Arrive at the third and last reef site for the day to snorkel, dive, relax, or spend the time as you wish. Afternoon tea is served before commencing the journey back to Port Douglas.

Arrive back at the Crystalbrook Marina at 4:15 PM for the transfer back to your accommodation if required.

Includes
  • Three spectacular reef sites visited in one day
  • Spacious vessel with ample exterior and interior seating
  • Air-conditioned for your comfort (during summer)
  • All snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, prescription masks, flotation devices, lycra suits, and wetsuits)
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Tea, coffee, and filtered water
  • Fresh water showers
  • Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 per person (this is to be paid on board on day of travel)
  • Photographs and USB's
  • Transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches, and Silky Oaks incur an additional fee.
  • Diving is an additional charge on top of the snorkelling/cruise fare (please prebook this prior to your tour)
  • A surcharge may be applicable to credit card transactions.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Consider the weather before you travel. Please contact the supplier office if you are concerned about the weather conditions.
  • If you suffer from or are concerned about sea sickness, please consult a pharmacist prior to day of travel. Cancellations and changes may incur a fee if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure.
  • The supplier reserves the right to cancel or change any tours due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Our trip was amazing, from the moment we stepped onto the boat we knew that we were going to be looked after. The whole crew were so caring and made sure we had all the information to have a great experience. We got to visit three sites, all spectacular. My wife and I are pushing 60 and couldn’t recommend this highly enough. If you’re up North it’s a must, great day and thanks to the crew.

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March 23, 2022

Overall is was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it. Staff were friendly, helpful and very informative about the reef. My dive guide put me at ease and spent time going through everything as I hadn't dived in a few years. The boat was clean and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone in some shade. Cups of hot tea and brownies were a welcome touch after being in the water. Lunch was healthy and tasty with plenty for those with a bigger appetite. There was ample time in the water with good snorkel and dive equipment. The whole day is well planned with just the right balance of relaxation and reef time. The pick up and drop off service was very convenient.

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March 10, 2022

Fantastic day out, bucket list item! All three areas of the reef we visited just kept getting better and better. I swam with a sea turtle that the crew had spotted, saw multiple small sharks, and beautiful fish. The crew were great, so professional and prepared. Travel sickness tablets readily available, lunch was great, loads of options. The snorkelling gear they provided was in excellent condition. Highly recommend!

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February 8, 2022

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