- Choose to fly by helicopter or cruise by catamaran to the Great Barrier from Port Douglas
- Three hours on Agincourt Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef
- Swim and snorkel from a submerged platform with instructors on hand to help
- Underwater observatory for coral and fish viewing
- Fish feeding conducted from snorkeling platform
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What You Can Expect
You’ll arrive at your base for the day, a sheltered pontoon permanently anchored at Agincourt Reef on the edge of the Australian continental shelf. This ribbon reef is home to an array of tropical marine life and colorful coral. You have three hours on the pontoon to experience the reef however you wish, whether you want to get wet or stay dry, be active or just relax.
Snorkeling equipment is provided; you can go on your own or take a guided tour with an experienced marine biologist. If you’d like a few tips, the pontoon staff is happy to provide advice. Or, explore the reef on a semi-submersible submarine, which glides leisurely along the coral gardens, providing a water-surface view of multicolored fish and other sea life in enclosed comfort. You can also check out the underwater observatory to view the fish and coral.
A tropical buffet lunch is provided of hot and cold items like pasta, fresh prawns, salad, meats and fruit. You can purchase beverages from the full bar. When your time at Agincourt Reef is up, return to Port Douglas by catamaran or helicopter to end your tour.
Ashley S Australia
Fantastic experience, well worth it!
Great experience with lots of activities available, the helicopter ride was the highlight of the trip.
It's was the highlight of our holiday as it was our daughters 18th birthday and it was a fantastic experience. Thank you.
From beginning to end this was a fantastic trip that was well organised. We enjoyed the high speed catamaran trip out to the reef and while my husband did the snorkelling, which he said was out of this world, I took a trip on the semi-submersible which was brilliant. After a beautiful buffet lunch we then finished our day with a helicopter ride by to Port Douglas, during which our Pilot took us over part of the reef and along the coast, enabling us to see the beautiful coastline and beaches and the Daintree River. Would do it all again in a heartbeat. Brilliant
Great tour, well organised.
The trip out on the helicopter from Port Douglas was an experience of a lifetime. We had a beautifully clear and calm day and the pilot took us down to see turtles, sharks and rays. The reef are truly stunning and best appreciated some distance above them and underwater. If you don't want to get wet then there is a submersible which gives a guided tour and you can take good pics from. Lunch on board the catamaran was fine and the sail back was ok - but you don't appreciate the reefs this way - so if you do this once in your life book the helicopter trip.
Excellent all around. We did the cruise to the reef, helicopter back. The overall experience was fantastic.
This was an experience that will stay with me for life. All the people I dealt with were fantastic. The flight was amazing, seeing the majesty of the reef from the air. Then another first, snorkelling. Great fun. All in all something I am very glad I did.
We all had so much fun, both the cruise and the helicopter tour. Weather conditions were excellent. We saw lots of coral and fish in the semi-submerged boats. Food was delicious.