5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration:8 - 10 hours

Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

See the Great Barrier Reef's coral and marine life on this full-day trip from Port Douglas. Whether you are a snorkeler or a scuba diver, experienced or a novice, this snorkel and dive cruise from Port Douglas is the perfect day out on the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting three different dive sites you'll discover the abundant marine life and diversity of coral which the Great Barrier Reef is world-famous for.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise

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). Perhaps you will see a small harmless reef shark or a boulder coral hundreds of years old.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

First time at the Reef and first time snorkeling for both of us. It was a fantastic experience all around. The three different sites were all terrific opportunities to see many kinds of coral and dozens of kinds of fish. The strong optical masks made it possible for us to see details of everythingsomething we were a bit concerned with, since we both have significant near sightedness. The crew were professional, efficient, and generally friendly. We appreciated the fact that there was more than one vegetarian option at the lunch buffet and that no one blinked at a same-sex couple. In fact we were treated like any other couple for things like photos and getting our gear. It made everything that much more enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great experience, got to visit three different sites. The staff was very friendly and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Crew is amazing. the selected places are great. the boat is clean, everything organized and safety. I truly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent Tour to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staff on boat to the reef were friendly and attentive, included food and drinks on board was fantastic.
I highly recommend this tour even if your not a great swimmer as the staff fit you up for all the snorkelling gear on the trip to the reef and you get a good briefing before each snorkel. I would recommend taking their advice on using a floatation vest or a spaghetti noodle as they help with floatation and enhances the snorkel experience. This tour went to three different reefs and they were all spectacular in their own way, the coral and fish were amazing, even got to swim with a sea turtle!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

An absolute must if you're in the area! Had a fantastic day on the Reef. Signed up for an introductory dive and loved it so much that I ended up diving again.

Was picked up at my hotel at Port Douglas and taken to meet the boat. It's about a 90 minute ride out to the first stop - and beautiful the whole way. Each place we stopped for diving/snorkeling was fantastic and there was plenty to see. We even saw a shark!! Staff were VERY nice, and the boat itself was great as well.

Make sure to pack sunscreen, some water, and a towel!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Absolutely brilliant. Can't fault any of this trip. The crew were fantastic, the boat (Silversonic) was excellent, the food on board was great and the diving and snorkelling were unbelievable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Excellent really had a great time and would recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

an excellent day out on the reef, a great lunch as well, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves .



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012


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