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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. On this tour, set sail for the remote outer reefs and its renowned dive sites, and increase your chances of spotting rare marine life by stopping at three different spots. Opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
  • Visit three snorkel/dive sites along the Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Tour for all abilities: snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
  • Hassle-free and great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and two teas included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Port Douglas and a short transfer to the marina. Set sail for the Outer Reefs aboard a custom-built, snorkel-only vessel that allows you access to the remote outer reefs, including Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs. As you arrive at the first site, the crew goes through basic snorkeling techniques and helps you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Depending on your experience level and the tour option chosen, either enjoy swimming and snorkeling around the reef; join an introductory dive in a small group of up to four, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive instructor; or take part in a certified dive in a small group of up to seven, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive master. Back onboard, have a tasty morning tea as you cruise to the second destination. Here, enjoy a second dive, take part in a guided snorkeling excursion, or enjoy swimming and snorkeling at your leisure. After working up an appetite in the water, refuel with a buffet lunch onboard before setting out for the third and final site of the day. After a full day at sea, enjoy afternoon tea as you take in your last views of the Great Barrier Reef en route back to Port Douglas. On arrival at the cruise port, a driver takes you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us to arrange pick up time from your accommodation in Port Douglas. If your accommodation is not listed, please call us to arrange pick up.
Departure Time
8:20 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Afternoon tea
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Environmental Management Charge (AUD$6.50). Please note: amount increases to $7 on 1st April 2020
  • Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Soft drinks / chocolate bars
  • Photos (if available)
  • Souvenirs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 per person is payable on day of travel. It is not included in amount paid to Trip Advisor Experiences. Please note, this amount increases to $7 on 1st April 2020. Any bookings made for travel after 1st April 2020, EMC will be included in price.
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Additional dives may be booked and paid for on board (subject to availability). Maximum of three dives in a day.
  • Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to dive.
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If its raining on your day of travel, the tour will still go ahead. If Calypso cancels due to poor weather, mainly high winds, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Cancellation fees may apply if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
I chose the certified dives option on this cruise, I was only going to do two dives but decided to book a third as I loved the first two so much. As a recently certified diver, I found the staff (in particular Chad) extremely comforting and approachable. Chad and Bella and the
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We weren’t sure what to expect with this snorkeling experience, but it was nothing short of amazing. The weather and clarity of the water of course added to the experience, but the standard was set from the port. The process was efficient and fun and they handled our family
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This is the best way to see the reef. Stunning scenery, abundant and colourful marine life, brought to you by an affable, informative and cheerful crew. Would happily recommend to anyone inquiring about snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
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We went with Calypso to the outer reef today. They took us to Opal Reef snorkeling at 3 different sites. All unique, all amazing and most of all, we had the whole reef to ourselves. The boat never seemed crowded, everything ran so smoothly and just happened. It was nice to be on
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much Nick, Sounds like you had an amazing day with here at Calypso Reef Cruises. Thanks for taking the time to write in. Regards, Chris
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We had a fantastic day on the outer reef with Calypso. From the moment we stepped on board we were looked after, from the cake and food to the marine talk and tour. We saw lots of different fish and coral. The boat lowers steps into the water so it is easy to get on and off it.
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Great to read we helped you tick one off the bucket list Shhart ! Thanks for your 5 stars. Regards, Chris
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