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Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour From Port Douglas

Check the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list!
Port Douglas, Australia
Duration
Duration
8 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 8am, End 4pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not Included
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Port Douglas

What's Included

  • Explore up to 3 outer reef sites on a snorkeling tour!
  • Cruise on a luxury catamaran
  • Experience a guided snorkel tour
  • All snorkel gear & lycra suits
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Easy access for getting in & out of water

What's Excluded

  • No scuba diving option

What to Expect

Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Great Barrier Reef on this snorkel tour from Port Douglas. Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef is an incredible experience during a Port Douglas vacation! This tour departs on a dedicated vessel daily.

 

 

A 21-metre vessel offers comfortable day bed style seating, spacious decks, and a professional experienced crew who ensure a unique and personalised Great Barrier Reef experience. This snorkelling tour offers all swimmers of all skill levels the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close. Most of the reef’s colour and marine life visible within a couple of metres of the water’s surface! Giant clams, stingrays, maori wrasse, cods, and colourful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you'll encounter during your visit to Opal Reef. 


 

Float effortlessly over rich, colourful coral gardens teeming with life from the playful clownfish or the graceful green turtle. This snorkel tour includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, gear, guide, and interpretive reef talk. 

 


Itinerary:

  • 7:00am to 8:20am: Check in. Transfers are not available. Please make your way to Crystalbrook Marina to check-in and board.
  • 8:20am to 8:45am: Boarding Commences. At 8:20am at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas. As the crew welcomes you aboard, you will be fitted with your own snorkelling equipment before relaxing with light refreshments.
  • 8.45am to 10:10am: Cruise Time. It is time to sit back and relax while you travel to the first site.
  • 10:20am to 11:15am: First Snorkelling Site. Enjoy an informative talk about how to use the equipment and to snorkel safely. The crew are in the water to help as everyone explores our first snorkelling site. Morning tea is served.
  • 11:50am to 1:30pm: Second Snorkelling Site. The tour travels to the second breathtaking site where guided snorkelling tours are available before a tropical lunch is served. After a good meal, a reef interpretive talk will be conducted by one of the crew.
  • 1:45pm to 2:45pm: Third Snorkelling Site. A short cruise to our final snorkelling site before enjoying afternoon tea.
  • 2:45pm to 4:15pm: Cruise Home. Returning at approximately 4:15pm.
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  • Crystalbrook Marina
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  • Pickup Cairns
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Frequently Asked Questions

The tour takes approximately 90 minutes to travel to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel cruises at a comfortable 18-20 knots while travelling to Opal Reef and approximately 22 knots when travelling to Agincourt Reef.

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Please bring swimmers, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sea sickness tablets (if required), a change of clothes (there are fresh water showers on board) and credit card (VISA, MasterCard or EFTPOS, sorry no cash) for any on board purchases. The tour does not provide towels for guests.

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When the Outer Great Barrier Reef is in calm seas (0-15 knots) with low tide in the middle of the day. Unfortunately, we don’t experience weather like this all the time. Selecting the day with the least wind and the right tide are the most important factors to consider when choosing a day to travel. The tour has over 34 different reef sites to choose from and three are selected each day depending on the weather conditions.

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Rain doesn’t affect the day-to-day operations of the Great Barrier Reef. Tours are not cancelled due to rain as it does not affect the quality of the reef.

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Stingers are a generalised term for jellyfish. During the summer months (November through to May), marine stingers, Irukandjis and box jellyfish, are present in the waters off the coast of Tropical North Queensland. All vessels are equipped with lycra suits (free of charge) during these summer months. As well as a precaution, lycra suits have other benefits such as sun protection and also reducing the amount of sunscreen in the water.

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Yes, you can travel to the reef. Snorkelling is low impact and a non-strenuous activity great for pregnant women. Flotation devices are perfect for extra buoyancy and gentle kicking will provide enough propulsion for you to get around and explore the reef.

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The lunch provided onboard is a cold buffet, which includes a selection of meats, salads, Mediterranean vegetables, breads, and condiments.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • On days with low passenger numbers or unsuitable weather conditions, it may be necessary to move people between Agincourt and Opal Reefs. On the rare occasions that this occurs, the tour will pick the location that will provide the best possible outer reef experience. It may not be possible to provide notice prior to travelling.
  • Coach transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches are currently not available.
  • Free car parking available at Crystalbrooke Marina.
  • No Diving Options are available with this product.
  • Tours provided by Calypso Reef Charters Pty Ltd & Experience Daintree Pty Ltd can pose a legitimate risk to health and safety of infant children or wheelchair bound Passengers, and it is not practicable to make adjustments to the natural environment, or otherwise provide safety on certain group tours.

Cancellation Policy:

  • You can cancel or amend your tour to a different date (subject to availability) if you notify us 24 hours or more prior to travel. If you need to cancel or change dates within 24 hours of travel, a 100% cancellation fee applies.
  • Please note a ‘no show’ (where passengers do not turn up to the specified pick-up point or departure point without notification) automatically incurs a 100% cancellation fee.
  • On very rare occasions, tours can be subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. If a tour does not operate for any reason, passengers will be offered a full refund or an alternative day of travel.

Pickup Locations

  • Adobe Motel @ 06:55
  • Agincourt Beachfront Apartments @ 07:20
  • Alamanda Palm Cove @ 07:30
  • Alassio Palm Cove @ 07:30
  • Artist's Nook 2/48 Mudlo St @ 08:20
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