I was so happy to be able to take this tour as it was the best of three trips to the Great Barrier Reef in 3 days. The seas were calm and the fish were everywhere. Although we had booked directly with Quicksilver for our tour in Cairns, we were pleasantly surprised that the operator was Quicksilver again. Thank you for making it very easy to book a tour!
Once in a lifetime experience. Excellent staff, very organized. Enjoyed the different activities available - snorkeling, underwater submarine tour, observatory, diving and even the helicopter rides. Lunch buffet was also delicious. Highly recommended!
Great tour. Staff was very dedicated to my enjoyment. The boat was great for both comfort on the ride out to the reef, and ease of getting on and off while at the reef. Simply an amazing sight to behold. Don't get to this area without seeing the reef. Surprisingly, even the lunch on the boat was very good.
The reef was beautiful...outstanding coral and visibility. The boat crew does an excellent job at taking people with a range of abilities...from those who can barely swim to experienced divers...and making sure they have a great day. A beautiful, modern boat and snorkel/dive equipment was in good shape.
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.
Great experience, got to visit three different sites. The staff was very friendly and informative.
Crew is amazing. the selected places are great. the boat is clean, everything organized and safety. I truly recommend.
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!
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!
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.
an excellent day out on the reef, a great lunch as well, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves .
A great day out extreemly well looked after by the crew plus super catering. Snorkeling a wonderfull experience.
Amanda R Australia
The trip out was a little rough to say the least but once out on the reef, its something that we wont forget in a hurry! The crew were supportive, showed you the best places to go, the on board food and drinks were great. Another trip that I would do again.
Mark L United Kingdom
The trip was well-organised, and with a slightly rough sea the crew were very attentive and ensured we all still had a great time. The on-board lunch was fantastic, and the guided snorkel tour was definitely worth doing. The service was great, complete with the pick up and drop off direct to our hotel.
Mark L United Kingdom
Good value for money, friendly and helpful staff and a good itinerary for the day.
Jemma P United Kingdom
This trip was fantastic! Great service, good food, good value for money, and lots of activities to do on the Reef for everybody's taste. We did the introductory scuba dive. I wasn't sure how much we'd actually be allowed to do but we did a 30 minute 12 meter dive on the Reef and it was amazing!!
Amy C United Kingdom
All the locations on this trip were amazing for both snorkeling and diving. There was so much to see, plus an on board marine guide for if you wanted to take a guided snorkel tour. This package is definitely worth doing to get up close to the reef and its creatures.
John R United Kingdom
Fantastic, done this twice now and the last time was the best! Facilities were excellent, snorkeling superb and the dive was unbelievable. If they suggest stinger suits, then wear them!!! Took a bit of getting used to swimming with the jellyfish but all in all very memorable!
John A Canada
Diving was good, instructors were helpful and the scenery was fantastic.
Its a costly tour, but well worth it. All 3 areas we snorkeled were absolutely stunning, staff had great knowledge of the areas aswell as the marine life in the area. Snacks and lunch were fresh, tasty, and filling. Great experience and would recommend.
With 30 knotts of wind, I was pleasently supprised with the visability in the water but the colours of the coral were dissapointing, but the boat, crew and food were great.