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Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

Activity provider: Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

Activity provider: Calypso Snorkel & Dive
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From US$ 195.70 per person

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Jump into the Great Barrier Reef with this 8-hour cruise from Port Douglas. Snorkel at 3 breathtaking reef sites at the pristine Opal or Agincourt Reefs. Experience diverse marine life with great quality equipment and exceptional crew.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup (for Port Douglas accommodation).


  • See the colorful marine life up close
  • Visit 3 stunning locations chosen for the day's conditions
  • Experience the diversity of the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the journey with plenty of deck space to relax onboard
Full description

Experience snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Snorkel at 3 incredible reefs sites and enjoy relaxing breaks in between.

Your experience begins with a pickup from your hotel from where you will be transported to the Crystalbrook Marina. Arrive at the marina and be welcomed on board from 8:20 AM. Receive an outline of the day along with a safety briefing conducted by the crew.

Depart the marina and venture to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and at 10:15 AM arrive at the first reef site. Divers will be briefed while traveling to the reef. Once moored, divers are ready to go while all other guests are joined together for a snorkel briefing.

See much of the reef’s colors and marine life, visible within just a couple of meters of the water’s surface. Snorkelling offers all swimmers, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close. Morning tea is served before moving to the second reef site. A delicious buffet lunch will be served and you may choose to join the interpretive reef talk and or a guided snorkel tour.

Float effortlessly over rich, colorful coral gardens teeming with life from the cute and playful clownfish to the graceful beauty of the green turtle. Giant clams, stingrays, Maori wrasse, codfishes, and colorful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you may encounter.

At 1:40 PM Arrive at the third and last reef site for the day to snorkel, dive, relax, or spend the time as you wish. Afternoon tea is served before commencing the journey back to Port Douglas.

Arrive back at the Crystalbrook Marina at 4:15 PM for the transfer back to your accommodation if required.

  • Three spectacular reef sites visited in one day
  • Spacious vessel with ample exterior and interior seating
  • Air-conditioned for your comfort (during summer)
  • All snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, prescription masks, flotation devices, lycra suits, and wetsuits)
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Tea, coffee, and filtered water
  • Fresh water showers
  • Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 per person (this is to be paid on board on day of travel)
  • Photographs and USB's
  • Transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches, and Silky Oaks incur an additional fee.
  • Diving is an additional charge on top of the snorkelling/cruise fare (please prebook this prior to your tour)
  • A surcharge may be applicable to credit card transactions.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Consider the weather before you travel. Please contact the supplier office if you are concerned about the weather conditions.
  • If you suffer from or are concerned about sea sickness, please consult a pharmacist prior to day of travel. Cancellations and changes may incur a fee if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure.
  • The supplier reserves the right to cancel or change any tours due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 128 reviews

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This was the most remarkable tour. My partner had done a Great Barrier Reef snorkeling/diving tour previously and couldn’t believe how much more of a remarkable experience this one was. The three snorkel sites were incredible and our experience as first time intro divers was one of the most incredible experiences. Our instructor Pamela, was one of the most kind, calm, informative and energetic instructors. She made us feel like we were professionals diving and we couldn’t get over what a wonderful experience it was, you could really tell just how much she loves her job. When snorkeling we saw turtles, reef sharks, and the most incredible arrangement of fish. The day was unforgettable and we couldn’t recommend it more!

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August 12, 2022

We had a great day snorkelling. Booking process was clear and easy. On the day all the staff were helpful and friendly. Charlie was full of enthusiasm, but they all were to be honest. Snorkelled at 3 sites on Opal reef. Visibility was great and we saw reef shark, rays and loads of tropical fish and stunning reef. Also saw a dwarf minke whale from boat. Others in the group saw turtles but I missed those! Would recommend this for anyone although focus is on snorkelling so wouldn’t be worth any non swimmers who might get more out of a cruise or trip to low isles. A memorable day

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July 10, 2022

We had a great day exploring the Great Barrier Reef! After a very choppy crossing we stopped at 3 beautiful spots. The guide gave a tour at the second spot pointing out some of the amazing things we were swimming over. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were all provided and were excellent. The only downside we found was that it wasn’t really made clear things that were included and things that were additional costs (such as soft drinks). Other than that though it was an excellent day!! We would definitely go again!

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June 29, 2022

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