Water Activities in Port Douglas

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Whether you want to discover the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, cruise along the Coral Sea coast, or take part in thrilling water sports—there are plenty of ways to get on the water in Port Douglas. Here are your options for water activities.
 
Sailing Cruises
Catamaran cruises set sail from Port Douglas Marina and travel around the islands and coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, explore the scenic coastline on a sunset and stargazing cruise and enjoy views of the Coral Sea, the Low Isles, and surrounding mountains.
 
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
With some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs right on its doorstep, there are endless opportunities to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving around Port Douglas. Popular destinations include Agincourt or Opal Reef, both in the Outer Reef, and full-day tours often stop at several different dive sites, with lunch served on board.
 
White Water Rafting
Adrenaline junkies can also tackle the Class III rapids of Barron River on a thrilling white water rafting excursion. Paddle through the heart of Barron Gorge National Park and enjoy stunning views of Barron Falls and UNESCO-listed Wet Tropics rain forest as you hurtle downstream.
 
Kayaking
For a change of pace, opt for a kayaking tour and paddle to the beaches and bays around Port Douglas. In addition to beautiful views of Port Douglas, look out for sea turtles, dugongs, and dolphins along the way.
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Poseidon Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Port Douglas

Hop aboard the high-speed catamaran, ‘Poseidon,’ and you’ll have more time to spend scuba diving and snorkeling the outer Great Barrier Reef. This dive cruise from Port Douglas provides beginning and certified divers access to three different dive sites. Select among more than 35 pristine locations along the Agincourt Ribbon Reef. Bonus: you might swim in the natural habitat of seasonal dwarf minke whales. Lunch is provided.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$181.32 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$181.32 USD

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Discover the amazing coral formations and marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this snorkeling adventure cruise from Port Douglas. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Agincourt Reef and design your perfect day at sea with a wide range of family-friendly activities including snorkeling, fish feeding, a semi-submersible boat tour and a unique Ocean Walker helmet dive. Go deeper with an introductory or certified scuba dive, and savor a delicious buffet lunch midday. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$188.68 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Ride to the Low Isles on this Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkeling cruise from Port Douglas. You'll enjoy a full day relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling and sailing the reef in a glass-bottom boat. With an expert marine biologist as your guide, explore pristine tropical waters filled with marine life. You're served a buffet lunch by an attentive crew aboard a luxury catamaran, limited to 33 passengers.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$194.93 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Visit the outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style on a full-day cruise aboard a custom-designed vessel. Travel from Port Douglas to Agincourt or Opal Reef for snorkeling opportunities at three superb sites, and the option to do an introductory scuba dive — no experience required. Certified diving is available for advanced divers. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, hotel transfers, use of snorkel equipment, and guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$176.54 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Aquarius Luxury Sailing to Outer Barrier Reef from Port Douglas

Explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard a luxurious sailboat on this full-day snorkeling tour from Port Douglas. As the boat sails for the reef, relax on the spacious upper deck and enjoy morning tea. At the snorkel site, don the provided equipment and jump in, taking advantage of a guide's instruction if you wish. Alternatively, a coral-viewing boat is available for those who don't wish to swim or snorkel. A buffet lunch and afternoon tea round out this seamless tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$176.54 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Watch the sunset from the deck of a luxury catamaran on a relaxing 1.5-hour evening sailing cruise from Port Douglas. As you soak in the tropical scenery, enjoy a complimentary drink and a selection of hot and cold appetizers served up by the friendly crew. Your captain steers your vessel to prime viewpoints for watching the sunset and the Coral Sea, the Low Isles and the gorgeous coastline around Port Douglas.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$47.81 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day sailing catamaran cruise to Low Isles. Snorkel straight from the beach on this beautiful coral cay known for its resident population of green sea turtles. View coral gardens and tropical marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour, explore the tropical on a guided nature walk and relax on the pristine, sandy beaches. The fun-filled day at sea includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$150.43 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

Experience the fun and thrills of a half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Barron River, located just 20 minutes north of Cairns. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics as you raft through stunning terrain, including highlights such as Barron Falls. Your expert guide provides all necessary rafting equipment and paddling instruction for the 2-hour rafting trip, you simply bring clothes that can get wet. No experience needed for this fun and safe rafting excursion. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and the Northern Beaches.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$106.66 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$106.66 USD

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Port Douglas

Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef with this tour by helicopter and optional catamaran ride from Port Douglas. Your base for the day is a pontoon platform on Agincourt Reef on the outer reef, where you can explore this magical, World Heritage–listed underwater world by snorkeling, semi-submersible submarine or the underwater observatory. When booking, you have three transport options to mix and match the 35-minute helicopter ride and high-speed catamaran cruise to get to and from the reef. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$430.32 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran cruise to Low Isles — no scuba certification required! Snorkel among sea turtles and tropical fish, view giant clams and coral gardens on a glass-bottom boat tour or join a guided nature walk around the island. You can also simply relax and soak up the sun on the beach. This delightful full-day tour includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and round-trip hotel transport from Cairns or Northern Beaches.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$173.97 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$173.97 USD

Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass

Explore the Great Barrier Reef exactly the way you want and save with this great-value, customizable 3-day pass. Choose three different full-day cruises to suit your style and preferences, from certified and introductory scuba dive trips to snorkeling and glass bottom-boat adventures. Get a new perspective on the world-famous reef on every cruise, with diverse destinations including Green Island, Agincourt Reef and Low Isles. Tours depart from Cairns or Port Douglas can be taken over a 7-day period to suit your sightseeing schedule. It’s a fantastic way to discover Australia’s spectacular underwater world!
  • Duration: 3 days
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$376.25 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Port Douglas Half-Day Kayak Tour

The coast of Queensland is an ideal place to take in views of mountain rainforests and marine life such as sea turtles, dugongs, and dolphins. This tour provides the equipment and kayaking knowhow to explore the waters of the Coral Sea, using various locations around Port Douglas for departure based on tidal and weather conditions.
  • Duration: Flexible
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$80.91 USD
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  • Duration: Flexible
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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Marvel over colourful corals and schools of tropical fish on this 5.5-hour tour of the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. Set sail for a thrilling cruise around the Low Isles by luxury catamaran, including a delicious afternoon tea served on-board. Enjoy free time to swim or snorkel at the beaches or join a guided snorkeling tour or glass-bottom boat cruise, and learn more about the reef’s myriad sea life. This cruise is limited 33 passengers and includes hotel pick-up and snorkeling gear.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$194.93 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Step aboard the AquaQuest, a luxury dive and snorkel vessel, for an 8-hour cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Visit dive sites such as St. Crispin's Reefs, Opal, and Agincourt. Comfortable seating area, freshwater showers, and Nitrox available on board the boat. Lunch and snacks provided, all snorkel equipment (including wet suits) provided.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$176.54 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Mossman River Drift Snorkelling from Port Douglas or Mossman

Allow yourself to drift with the current on the Mossman River on this snorkeling excursion from Mossman or Port Douglas. With provided snorkel gear and a wet suit, watch freshwater fish and turtles in their natural environment, enjoying the feeling of weightlessness as you travel. Perfect for first-time snorkelers, this laid-back activity even accommodates small children, who can drift on river rafts.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$72.82 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Early Morning

Daintree River Wild Watch offers you an early morning bird-watching tour experience.Not only is it a special time on the river that only early mornings can offer, but it is the optimum opportunity for some great bird-watching and photography.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$44.14 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Yacht Cruise From Port Douglas to The Great Barrier Reef

Relish the good life on a private luxury yacht tour with a renowned, expert host from Port Douglas, to visit one of the seven wonders of the natural world; The Great Barrier Reef. This wonderful excursion will feature an abundance of spectacular scenery and splendid activities, such as snorkeling, sightseeing, and immersing among nature! *Guests staying in Cairns will be provided with complimentary private transport to and from Port Douglas Marina to embark on this cruise. 
  • Duration: 1 day
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$3,677.21 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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