Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Port Douglas

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Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Port Douglas information and booking

8 hours
Departs from
Port Douglas, Meridien Marina
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm. Please note this can vary due to the tides.
Time of departure
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Tour description provided by Viator

For a prestigious Great Barrier Reef experience, take a ride on an ultra-modern, high-speed, luxury catamaran to three Outer Reef sites for the best diving and snorkeling out of Port Douglas. The cruise includes a seafood buffet lunch, a reef interpretation talk and a guided snorkel tour of Agincourt Reef. Enjoy a greater level of comfort and service on this luxury cruise to some of the Great Barrier Reef’s premier diving sites.

Cruising from Port Douglas aboard the high-speed Poseidon III , an ultra-modern, luxury catamaran, you’ll have more time to spend at three fabulous snorkeling and diving sites on Agincourt Reef’s outer limits. Renowned for its coral and marine life, the reef is known for being the best diving and snorkeling day trip destination from Port Douglas.This cruise suits experts and beginners alike, whether you’re a certified diver or you just want to go snorkeling. If you’re a diver, you can take up to three dives into the Great Barrier Reef’s coral gardens. You have your choice of diving from the mooring site, doing a drift drive back to the vessel or taking an excursion to less easily accessed sites.If you’d prefer to stay on top of the water, go snorkeling in sheltered lagoons with breathtaking drop-offs. Learn about the Great Barrier Reef’s fragile ecosystem during a reef interpretation talk, and then take a guided snorkel tour for a firsthand look at the reef’s tropical fish and coral.Not only is the Poseidon III super-fast, it’s been specially designed to enhance your snorkeling and diving adventure, with more space and comfort than typical tour boats, a lowering transom for easier access to the water, an air-conditioned saloon and open deck areas for relaxing on the reef. You’ll also have plenty of chances to hydrate and re-fuel with an included morning tea, afternoon tea and buffet seafood lunch.

What's included

  • Great barrier reef sailing cruise
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Reef interpretation talk
  • Professional photography on board
  • Snorkeling equipment and tuition
  • Coach transfers in port douglas area

What isn't included

  • Drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Environmental management charge (au$6.50 per person payable on board)
  • Scuba diving (optional extras)