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Port Douglas: Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises

Port Douglas: Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises

From US$ 185.23 per person

Cruise to vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life at the Outer Great Barrier Reef on board the Quicksilver catamaran, Australia’s most awarded reef cruise. Sail to the Agincourt Reef and snorkel among colorful coral reefs and reef fish.

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Duration 7 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail aboard the award-winning Quicksilver catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel the pristine ribbon reefs of Agincourt Reef, where the underwater visibility and biodiversity is at its highest
  • Enjoy a wide range of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers alike
  • Add on optional extras, such as introductory dives, marine biologist guided dives, and scenic helicopter tours
Full description

Climb aboard a Quicksilver catamaran for a full-day cruise to Australia’s renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of the Continental Shelf.

Showcasing unsurpassed coral formations, colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility, you can snorkel or view the sights from the comfort of a semi-submersible. The Quicksilver's stylish wave-piercing catamaran transports you in air-conditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, moored in a protected lagoon, enjoy the widest range of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. A friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you gain the most from your day. Snorkel among the coral gardens, or stay dry and explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible.

Enjoy an informative reef commentary and see the reef from an underwater observatory. Add on exciting optional activities for a complete adventure. Get an introductory dive of the reef, or enjoy certified diving, helmet diving and marine biologist-guided snorkel tours. You can even take a scenic helicopter flight and fly over the reef to see it from another perspective.

  • Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas Marina
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • 3.5 hours at Agincourt Reef Activity Platform
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction provided (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
  • Fish feeding (conducted by crew)
  • Optional activities: Introductory scuba diving; Certified Scuba Diving; Marine biologist guided snorkel tours; Oceanwalker helmet diving; Scenic helicopter flights (all available for an extra fee)
  • EMC Government Environment Management Charge of AUD 7 per person
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
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Quicksilver reservations office, Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street Port Douglas

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Additional Cost: EMC Government Environment Management Charge of AUD 7 per person is payable direct to the tour operator on the day of travel
  • Luxury coach transfers are available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas accommodations. Guests joining the cruise from Cairns or the Northern Beaches will enjoy full commentary on the journey along one of Australia's most beautiful scenic coastal drives
  • Boat departs at 10:00 AM. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to boat's departure. Boarding commences at 9:30 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 104 reviews

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Really straightforward process. Booked online and went to collect the tickets 1 hr before the departure time from the Quicksilver office in the marina and then took the big boat out to the platform for scuba diving. All equipment was part of the package including an all you can eat cold buffet lunch and fruit!

August 9, 2022

From start to finish the staff on board the cruise where extremely tentative towards my sons who suffered sea sickness. Once out on the reef the day just flowed and before we knew it, we had to depart. What a magical part of the world that we saw. From the fish feeding demonstration to the semi submerged boat that takes you so close to the coral is something that my boys will remember forever.

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June 12, 2022

Amazing experience! Easy check-in at the marina, comfortable cruise out to the reef and plenty of experiences on offer. We paid extra for the helicopter tour (worth every cent), went in the semi submersible and snorkelled on the reef. We did not feel rushed at all squeezing everything in and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food was buffet style with quite a few options to choose from and was far better than I was anticipating out on the reef!

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January 16, 2022

Product ID: 26999