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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

4.5 / 5

68 reviews

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

From US$ 186.21 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. 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 6.50 per person is payable direct to the tour operator on the day of travel
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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Quicksilver reservations office, Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street Port Douglas

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  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Additional Cost: EMC Government Environment Management Charge of AUD 6.50 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 68 reviews

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1. Excellent Ferry 2. Great views 3. Nice food (vegetarian) 4. Supportive staff 5. Good activity for all ages 6. Very nice information presentations 7. Excellent lifeguards 8. Excellent hosts 9. Good photographs 10. A total memorable experience 11. Very nice underwater submarine experience 12. When we were going in ferry Underwater person explained things very well, I wish we had more of that 13. Beautiful views from the side glasses of submarine, I wish we had some glass bottom too. 14. We had clear skies, beautiful views of water and mountains and of course the reef experience was really memorable 15. I wished that we could have spent some more time there. 16. Someone said go only with quicksilver, thank god we did that 17. The check in was a breeze 18. Kiosk was good. 19. The information brochure was good. 20. The single factor needs improvement is to not allow people who come first hold up too many seats by just putting their bags unnecessarily. This is un Australian behaviour.

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January 7, 2020

Great experience

Great experience. The food is great and the Great Barrier Reef is amazing. We had our four year old with us which proved to be difficult time wise as we had to tag team the snorkeling. It’s not four year old friendly in terms of activities. Negative: The commute back and forth made us sea sick. It was dangerous walk around and there should be railing everywhere.

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September 5, 2019

Very friendly staff, and comfortable cruise experience to the reef. Many aquatic options were offered. We focussed on and enjoyed the underwater viewing vessel. Sadly, the overcast weather did not provide enough light to enhance the natural beauty of the coral. We would have also appreciated having the glass windows a little cleaner to maximise the underwater viewing experience.

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August 17, 2019

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