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Calypso Reef Cruises

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise

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(4.5)

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  • Full day Great Barrier Reef experience
  • Visit 3 spectacular sites at Agincourt Reef
  • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • FREE return transfers from Port Douglas Hotels
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Experience the beautiful Great Barrier Reef with a snorkel and dive cruise departing Port Douglas. Aboard a luxurious, stylish and comfortable catamaran, you'll venture out from the mainland to one of the best reefs in the region, Agincourt Reef. This reef is regarded as one of the best and most significant sites in the entire Great Barrier Reef and with this day cruise you'll be able to head below the surface and explore one of them for yourself.

You'll be treated to a full day of adventure, relaxation and education, with interpretive reef talks and guided snorkel tours included in the day tour. You'll also be given access to all snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, lycra suits and prescription masks as well as being treated to tea and coffee throughout the day and morning tea, a tropical buffet lunch and afternoon tea on board the vessel.

If snorkelling isn't enough, you can get kitted up and venture into the deeps with a diving expedition (optional extra), for a more in-depth look at the chosen reef for the day.

Tours depart the Reef Marina in Port Douglas at 8:45am and return at 4:30pm, so you'll have an entire day exploring the reef and cruising around this beautiful part of the world. If you're looking for an awesome day out on the Great Barrier Reef with food and equipment included, then this snorkel and dive cruise is the way to go!

Inclusions

  • Full day experience to 3 breathtaking Great Barrier Reef sites
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious tropical lunch
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day
  • Transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Wetsuits, lycra suits and prescription masks

Exclusions

  • $6.50 per person Environmental Management Charge payable on the day of the cruise
  • Scuba Diving available for purchase on the day of the cruise
  • Hotel transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels are available at an additional charge. Bookings are essential and can be arranged upon reconfirmation of your reef experience

Highlights

  • Custom designed vessel
  • Visit 3 spectacular Great Barrier Reef sites
  • Submerged platform for easy access
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Sumptuous buffet lunch
  • Comfortable indoor/outdoor seating
  • Sun decks with day-bed style seating
  • Air-conditioned saloon
  • Toilets with showers

Time

  • Tours depart from the Reef Marina, Port Douglas at 8.45am (or earlier from your hotel) and return at 4.30pm. Boarding commences at 8.20am

What To Bring

  • $6.50 per person Environmental Management Charge
  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Credit Card or Cash (Bankcard, MasterCard, Visa and EFTPOS accepted)

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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Emi Nakakuma 2 months ago Absolutely value for money. It was our first time to do snorkelling and we loved it so much. As one of us was a weak swimmer, we were a bit nervous before the cruise. Before snorkelling, they provided her with a life jacket and snorkelling mask was marked with red tape so that the staff could recognise where she was in the ocean. Additionally, the staff instructed her in the ocean until she was comfortable and confident with being in the water! Thanks to their support we were able to enjoy it without any fear! Great staff, fabulous snorkelling and cruise as well as plenty of food & snacks. Highly recommended.
Instructions were very good
Laura Romig 2 months ago

Instructions were very good. In regards to safety. The trip can be affected by lots of snorkelling causing overcrowding. I was told not to take my stinger suit off even though I was talking it off as I was coming out of the water. The scuba instructor was very stern about getting his scuba people in the water and doesn’t treat the other snorkelers as paying customers. Another boat broke down so we had to assist them. It is a young crowd who is employed. The captain is not friendly but seems very competent. Lunch was mostly eaten prior to me getting it because there was no warning about when it was served when you are snorkelling. So I did not see anything different from other trips. Thanks!

Absolutely value for money
Emi Nakakuma 2 months ago

Absolutely value for money. It was our first time to do snorkelling and we loved it so much. As one of us was a weak swimmer, we were a bit nervous before the cruise. Before snorkelling, they provided her with a life jacket and snorkelling mask was marked with red tape so that the staff could recognise where she was in the ocean. Additionally, the staff instructed her in the ocean until she was comfortable and confident with being in the water! Thanks to their support we were able to enjoy it without any fear! Great staff, fabulous snorkelling and cruise as well as plenty of food & snacks. Highly recommended.

Calypso cruise was so good they looked after us so well
Davinder Kapoor 2 months ago

Calypso cruise was so good they looked after us so well. Having 2 infants with us was not easy but all the staff made it so comfortable for the entire family. We requested for a vegetarian meal and it was catered beautifully with enough quantity. I would strongly recommend to book through Experience Oz and find great deals!

Our experience was great
Joey Welbourn 1 year ago

Our experience was great! We got picked up from our hostel in the morning and taken to the port. We were then greeted at the boat by Michelle who was very friendly and helpful. We then got on board and Kelsi fitted us with our snorkelling equipment and did our brief. We then headed out to Opal reef after our biscuits and tea. The boat ride was great, a little choppy to start with due to the weather but was fine on the open water. We had 3 snorkelling sites around Opal reef, even though the weather was grey and cloudy, we still saw hundreds of fish at each site. The sun did peak through the clouds at the 2nd site which made the reef look incredible! We were also greeted by Murray the local humphead wrasse who came and said hello! Dan was great, really funny and even took us on a tour around the reef and pointed out different species of fish and coral. Kelsi was great too and helped us equalise properly so I could dive down underwater. We were also lucky enough to see not only one, but two reef sharks and the white tip reef shark was within 5m of us! We even got it on our underwater camera! Epic! Lunch was great a good selection of food and after our final snorkel, the brownies were even better! Overall the day was amazing!

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