Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Quicksilver Port Douglas Pontoon

Help code: 2432-E35
Tour Duration: 6:30 hours

Reasons they will it

  • 6 hour reef cruise tour
  • Delicious tropical buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible reef viewing
  • Snorkelling equipment included
  • Underwater observatory
  • Marine biologist presentation

Your gift recipient will join one of the region's most respected and longest running reef tour operators for a day out on the water aboard their spacious and fast air-conditioned catamaran. They will discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life when they experience the Outer Barrier Reef - Australia's most awarded reef cruise. The high speed wavepiercing catamaran will take them in air-conditioned comfort to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very outer edge showcasing unsurpassed coral formations, colourful marine life and spectacular underwater visibility.

From the spacious activity platform, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort. Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure they enjoy and gain the most from their day. Snorkel amongst the coral gardens, or stay dry and explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible with informative commentary or from the underwater observatory. And don’t miss the fish feeding presentation by the crew.

Exciting optional activities include introductory and certified diving, helmet diving, marine biologist guided snorkel tours and scenic helicopter flights.

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Important stuff


  • Full day Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea
  • Delicious hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Coral viewing semi-submersible vessel
  • Underwater observatory
  • Informative talk by marine biologist


  • An Environmental Management Charge of $7 per person is not included and is payable on the day of the tour


  • The Great Barrier Reef - the world's most unique and amazing marine spectacles
  • Sleek Wavepiercing Catamaran giving you the smoothest ride
  • Spacious Floating Platform with the ultimate in facilities
  • Viewing amazing coral and fish species
  • Tropical Smorgasbord lunch
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible sub
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing


  • Cruises depart Reef Marina, Port Douglas at 10am and return at 4.30pm. Boarding commences at 9.30am

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and shirt for sun protection
  • Cash for drinks at the bar
  • Credit cards for souvenirs and optional tours

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

Why people loved this gift

9 reviews
Krissy Buckman 7 months ago

A beautiful day out on the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Cruises. My husband and two teenage daughters went diving for the second time, however, stated that they felt safer, more informed and less rushed than their first experience. I felt safe in the instructors' ability, experience and knowledge and because of this my family had an exceptional day, with many fond memories to be cherished.

Tony Barber 9 months ago

Seamless booking and boarding getting to the Reef. Fun time doing all the activities and a breeze getting back all good. The food provided was good the staff was friendly and very informative, they constantly asked questions and catered to our needs, they explained everything we needed to know well run indeed. Would recommend to anyone.

Emma Gee 2 years ago

This trip comes with a mixed review. As a family with children, it would have got a 5 star. The boat ride was great - kids can move around and have lots of fun. For the child who didn't want to snorkel, he could go on the submarine or laugh at us snorkelling through the windows of the pontoon. So excellent value for him! As an adult, I would give it a 3 star (hence the average of 4 stars). The boat was VERY crowded, the pontoon and water were crowded. Also, the area for snorkelling was very restrictive. If you paid more money you were allowed to go further away but if not stay within the roped area which at times was crowded with people. Also, the "marine biologist" was very condescending about the fact that I had only paid for the basic package when I accidentally strayed beyond the roped compound. The sea life and especially the turtles were AMAZING. The reef was pretty but not like the photos - lots of damage and bleaching. In short - if you have small children this is a great option. If you prefer something a bit more personal then this is NOT the boat for you.

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