Experience of a lifetime Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef. Whichever way you choose, you’ll bring home…
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timeline-930Check in at the Quicksilver reservations counter to receive your boarding pass.
9:30 am – Boarding
Quicksilver Wavepiecer interiorAfter checking in, board the vessel and enjoy the complimentary morning tea/coffee on boarding. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be onboard the vessel 15 minutes before departure (10am).
10.00 am – Departure
Quicksilver touring the Great Barrier Reef Choose to sit in the air-conditioned cabins or on the outside decks as our Wavepiercer departs the Port Douglas Marina for the Outer Barrier Reef.
10:30 am – Presentation
Marine Biologists briefingA Marine biology presentation is shown on the vessel monitors 30 minutes after departure. A snorkelling demonstration will follow. If you’re participating in scuba diving or helmet diving, you’ll have a 30 minute briefing with the dive crew in readiness for your dive.
11:30 am – Outer Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon arialSwim and snorkel from the activity platform. Underwater observatory open for coral and fish viewing. Semi-subs depart every fifteen minutes from the rear of the platform. Pre-booked guided snorkel, scuba and helmet diving, and scenic helicopter flights commence as scheduled. Fish feed presentation conducted in the snorkel area.
12-1:30 pm – Lunch served
timeline-1200Lunch [included in the fare] is served. Enjoy a hot and cold tropical buffet, containing fresh prawns, pastas, meats, salads and fruit. There are full bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.
Great Barrier Reef SnorkellingTime for more reef activities or just relax and take in the view!
3.00 pm – Return
Agincourt Reef Great Barrier ReefDepart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Chat with the marine biologists, enjoy the reef video and even the photographers photos of the day on the homeward journey.
4.30 pm – Arrival at Port Douglas Marina
Quicksilver Cruises CrewArrival at Port Douglas Marina, Port Douglas.
Scheduled times may change depending on unforeseen circumstances.
9:30 am – Boarding
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From Cairns and Northern Beaches:
Our luxury air-conditioned coaches tour Cairns and Northern Beaches passengers along one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal drives with a full commentary. A pick-up service is available from your accommodation. Times will be advised upon confirmation of booking.
From Port Douglas:
Coach Transfers are available from your accommodation. Specific hotel transfer times will be advised at confirmation of booking.
Making your own way:
Check in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office, at the Port Douglas Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Parking is available free of charge at the Marina.
Underwater “digital” camera hire available onboard, limited numbers.
Professional photo service available onboard.
Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection.
Cash for drinks at the bar.
Credit cards for shopping and optional tours.