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Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling and Underwater Observatory – From Cairns

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"snorkeling on reef" ruth rich


  • Facilities for swimmers and non-swimmers
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing rides
  • Informative presentation by a marine biologist
  • Commentary along the coastline and an opportunity to see Port Douglas.
  • Agincourt Ribbon Reef systems provide unsurpassed coral formations, colourful marine life and spectacular underwater visibility
  • Cruise to a ribbon reef by fast wave-piercing catamaran


Enjoy a cruise on the wave-piercing catamarans on the Outer Barrier Reef and observe the beauty of unsurpassed coral formations and colorful marine life. This tour gives swimmers and non-swimmers the opportunity to experience this stunning reef world.

Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, an underwater observatory, or snorkel and dive in an underwater world of unique color and marine life. Optional activities include ocean walker or an adventure snorkel tour with a marine biologist.


You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in a coach to Port Douglas Marina Mirage which is the departure point for this tour.

Board and travel in a catamaran to the Outer Barrier Reef and marvel at the beauty of the stunning reef world either from the comfort of a semi-submersible, an underwater observatory, or as you snorkel and dive amidst a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and fascinating marine life.

You could join a marine biologist guided snorkel tour to discover more about the magnificent marine life of this amazing ecosystem. You could also participate in the 'introductory' dive and dive with a friendly guide, or opt for the certified scuba diving option to dive in select diving sites. (Please note: certified divers must produce an internationally recognized SCUBA certified card.) The third option you have is the Ocean Walker (optional, payable directly), where wearing a helmet you walk under water on a platform to view fish and coral. Here you will be accompanied by a dive crew to assist you should you need help.

The tour ends at your hotel in Cairns.

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  • snorkeling on reef

    We bought the extra tour of the reef with the marine biologist we saw ao much more marine life with him. well worth the extra exspense....

    Ruth Rich
  • QuickSilver is awesome!!

    Everything is great the only problem is in the overall is such a short time on the reef, if they increase the tour one more hour would be just perfect...

    Ricardo Castelo Branco
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



About 10 hours

Start time

Start Time: Approx. 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Cairns (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Cairns

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  • Cruise by fast wavepiercing catamaran.
  • Informative presentation by Marine Biologist.
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing rides.
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • Facilities for swimmers and non-swimmers.
  • Underwater Observatory coral viewing.
  • Transfers to/from Cairns accommodation.
  • Morning and afternoon tea.
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch.


  • Environmental management charge of approximately AU$5.50 per person and fuel levy - payable direct
  • Other Activities like Ocean Walker and Diving (for extra cost, payable directly)


Remember to take swim wear, towel, hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water and a camera.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • Medical form must be completed on board prior to diving.
  • Certified divers must produce an internationally recognized SCUBA certification card.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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