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Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Swim among the fantastic marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day snorkel and scuba catamaran cruise from Port Douglas. Visit three different dive sites on Agincourt Reef, where you can choose to scuba, snorkel or both. Introductory and certified scuba dives are available, and expert guides are on hand to provide instruction and point out highlights of the underwater world. Enjoy a total of 5 hours on the reef, breaking to recharge with a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas is included.
  • Full-day cruise to Agincourt Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas
  • Snorkel or scuba dive from the back of the boat
  • Visit three different sites and five hours on the reef
  • Beginners can snorkel or try an introductory dive
  • Experienced divers can complete up to three certified dives
  • Cruise on a luxurious catamaran accommodating up to 80 passengers
  • Enjoy buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at Port Douglas hotels
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Use of Snorkeling equipment
Snorkel tour with reef guide
Lycra suits & Prescription masks
Lunch
Afternoon Tea & Coffee/Tea
Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas area
Environmental Management Charge
Drinks
Gratuities
Wetsuit hire for snorkellers (approximately AUD $15)
Optional activities (if options not selected)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina , 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
8:30 AM

Please arrive 1 hour 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Check-in is required by 8am. Cruise departs from the Reef Marina Port Douglas at 8:30am. Hotel pickups commence from 7am
Explore the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef with this full-day adventure to Agincourt Reef, which sits at the edge of the Continental Shelf. After pickup from your Port Douglas hotel, board a comfortable 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran and settle in among the inside cabin seats or sun decks for the scenic ride out to the reef. 

Throughout the day, visit three renowned dive sites that the cruise has exclusive access to, and customize your adventure with different options for exploring the reef. If you prefer to stay close to the surface, splash into the clear waters with provided snorkeling equipment and either snorkel on your own or join a guided tour. Or, go even deeper with a scuba experience. Beginning divers can try an introductory dive, and those with scuba certification can embark on up to three certified dives. 

No matter what you choose, you’ll get an up-close perspective on the spectacular ribbon reef teaming with an array of marine life such as schools of tropical fish, small reef sharks, massive coral formations and giant clams weighing up to 440 pounds (200 kg)!

When you come to the surface, recharge with a delicious buffet lunch on board, and break for morning and afternoon tea. Grab a drink from the fully licensed bar if you’d like something stronger (own expense), and stay comfortable with facilities including restrooms and freshwater showers. After approximately 5 hours at the reef, relax and soak up views of the Coral Sea on the return trip to Port Douglas. 

Note: Book early to secure your spot, and enjoy a flexible reservations policy that allows you to change the date of your tour at no additional charge once you arrive in Port Douglas. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Silversonic Dive & Snorkel
Your day begins with pickup from your Port Douglas hotel. The fastest ride out to the reef from Port Douglas, the ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three locations on Agincourt Reef, each showcasing a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. The cruise has exclusive access to 22 premier internationally recognised reef sites and you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both. The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Agincourt Reef
Agincourt Reef sits at the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, a ribbon reef running parallel to the Continental Shelf. There is a multitude of marine life at Agincourt Reef, from tiny iridescent fish seeking shelter in their coral homes to massive giant clams weighing up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds).
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Great Barrier Reef
If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water. We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns. Prebook and secure your booking, but relax in knowing you can make amendments at no charge.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years, the maximum age is 70 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Quicksilver Group
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas.

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star-5
FANTASTIC
Kezza
, Jul 2021
What a wonderful crew. So informative and friendly. They took the time to make sure I was feeling comfortable in the water and made sure I saw some amazing sites. The coral and fish were stunning. The Reef is looking amazing now and well recovered from what we were told. The 3 reefs we were taken to were amazing...each one different from the other. The food was one of the best you get on any tour, plentiful. The vessel is well kept and clean. Could not fault anything at all. Will definitely recommend to others this company and tour and would do it again in a heart beat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Was ok
Warrren_D
, Jul 2021
Crew and food was good. 1 out of 3 of the dive sites was worthwhile, the other two were overcrowded and visibility was average. Can’t blame the crew for that.
star-5
Great experience
Nicole_M
, Jul 2021
I did two intro dives. My instructor Simon did a wonderful job ensuring you felt comfortable with the whole process and was a great guide under the water always on the look out for cool marine life. I highly recommend.
star-5
Incredible service and so many fish!!
Bianca_P
, Jun 2021
My husband, 3 kids snd myself had an incredible time on the reef with silversonic. This is the second time I have been with them and both times the staff went over and above what is expected of them. Lots of great food available most of the day. Both times I have been I saw at least 20 times more fish than I ever. saw on previous reef trips with other companies (to the inner reef). I can’t recommend them highly enough.
star-4
Great snorkelling spots
Jolene
, Jun 2021
The Agincourt reef spots were fantastic! Great snorkelling and a lot of time on the reef which was great! All staff members were relatively friendly, Tami was our favourite, she was so lovely, Jamie was quite unpleasant and she really just did not want to be there. Other than that our day was good.
star-5
Great vibe
Tino
, Apr 2021
The team was fun and professional, they took a lot of care for everyone and the catering was yummy. I lived the trip, the extensive knowledge of the guided tours and the vibe on the very clean catamaran sailing boat - all finishing with a romantic sunset in a dramatic sky. Highly recommended - I’ll do it again.
star-5
Excellent experience!!
Amanda_C
, Apr 2021
Fantastic experience - awesome reef sites, great crew. Best snorkeling experience I have ever had. You won’t regret it!
star-5
Your crew were...
Gerard_K
, Apr 2021
Your crew were professional friendly and good at their jobs. They helped each other all day as well as us well done..choice of reef sites was varied and perfect. Prescription goggles were a bonus. Magic experience our ages ranged 12 to 70.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Thanks
Sarah_D
, Aug 2020
Team was super helpful getting us set up and comfortable in our gear ! Feed us with heaps of knowledge of the reef and all the fish and species living at each site ! Facilities were awesome and the food was great ! Dave took great photos of the both of us in and out of the water and all up an amazing first time seeing the Great Barrier Reef !!!
star-1
Refund
diyu2019
, Aug 2019
I booked the great barrier reef diving from viator for my sister and myself in $650. We did not know swimming and we were not told anything about it in advance or at the viator website. As soon as we left for the great barrier reef we were then asked to fill a form where they asked about swimming.so we were refused to be taken for diving. As i had already done diving in the past we were not prepared for it. So the entire day at was wasted and the money too. We were only refunded $140. There was no break up cost shown on the website. It was a very disturbing day for us.

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