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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$ 176.08 per person

Likely to sell out

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on this guided cruise starting at Port Douglas. Explore three reef sites at the pristine Opal or Agincourt Reefs and experience diverse marine life.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup (for Port Douglas accommodation).


  • 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.

  • 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
  • Photographs
  • Transfers from Port Douglas, Cairns, Northern Beaches, and Silky Oaks are only available for an additional fee
  • Environmental management charge of $7.00 per person starting July 2023
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 147 reviews

Review summary

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Fantastic day trip exploring three very different spectacular reefs. Colourful coral with an amazing variety of textures, shapes and sizes. Some feathery and flowing, some hard and spikey and everything in between. Feasting on, and hiding in the coral were tropical fish of all sizes, colours and shapes. I just loved this magical experience. Giant clams, reef sharks and even a whale far off in the distance added to the magic. The crew are very friendly and focused on safety and providing a positive experience for everyone no matter your swimming ability etc. The food was plentiful and tasty. I highly recommend this snorkelling day trip and will definitely do it again when I return with my kids.

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August 24, 2022

The staff created an fabulous experience for us in every way. We are older and inexperienced, and they kept an eye on and supported us without taking away from the others. Their laid-back attitude masked their highly-trained, professional credentials. They were very knowledgeable and took us to three wonderful spots on the Great Barrier Reef. We could not have had a better day. Thank you Calypso.

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August 22, 2022

Calypso Tours were amazing.. All the tour guides on board had great knowledge and made sure that everyone was attended to. The Reef is spectacular. If there is one thing you must do while up North Qld it is the Reef Snorkel or Scuba day trip.. Absolutely amazing.. So Beautiful. It was like swiming in a fish bowl, and even better my husband and l had a giant turtle swimming underneath us..

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August 16, 2022

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