This Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise is great for beginners, non-swimmers and first-time visitors to Tropical North Queensland. You can watch fish feeding, go on a snorkelling expedition, try scuba diving, see the coral and marine life on a semi-submersible submarine, and enjoy a tasty buffet lunch. Transport between Cairns and Port Douglas is included.
- Ideal choice for families
- Popular choice with kids
- Cruise from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef
- See the underwater world without getting wet
- Snorkel gear included
- Buffet lunch included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Conducted in English
Agincourt Reef sits at the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, a ribbon reef running parallel to the Continental Shelf. Clear water provides great underwater visibility and encourages rich coral growth which supports a variety of fish life, both large and small. Schools of damsel fish, solitary clown fish and small reef sharks are common visitors to this part of the reef, along with brightly-coloured parrotfish and elegant angel fish.
Departing from Port Douglas, your 90-minute high speed catamaran cruise takes you directly to Agincourt Reef. The permanent pontoon moored here provides a sheltered base for your day on the reef. During the trip a snorkelling demonstration will get you ready for your adventure, and the staff will take you through your options for the day.
You’ll have around 3.5 hours to enjoy the reef at your leisure. Grab a snorkel and hit the water on your own, or join an optional guided snorkelling tour with a qualified marine biologist. Snorkelling is a great way to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and there are friendly staff on hand to show you how.
Prefer to stay dry? You can explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible submarine. You’ll take a leisurely cruise through colourful coral gardens, giving you a divers view of the marine life without getting wet.
For a little more adventure, try an introductory scuba dive. or a unique Ocean Walker Helmet Dive – no diving experience necessary.
Departure Point: Cairns and northern beaches hotels
Departure Time: Cruise departs from the Marina Mirage at 10:00am. Hotel pickups are between 7:30am and 9:00am.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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The weather was a bit rough on the way out on our trip, but once anchored at the platform all the sea sickness soon wears off at the sights of this amazing place. The staff are really friendly and helpful whenever you need anything.
Reviewed by: Neil K, United Kingdom