Your Great Barrier Reef tour from Port Douglas starts with either a 90-minute boat ride by high-speed catamaran or a 35-minute flight that provides aerial views of the Daintree Rainforest and white-sand cays of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed reef; make your transportation selection when booking.
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.