Outer Barrier Reef Luxury Boat Sailing Tour from Port Douglas

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Port Douglas

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Sail to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Aquarius is recognized as one of the most modern and luxurious sail vessels to operate out of Port Douglas. With only 30 guests, Aquarius is a dedicated snorkel only vessel, offering a personalized experience to a stunning reef site on the Great Barrier Reef. A coral viewing boat is available for those who don't wish to get wet but will still get a great view of the coral gardens and marine life. Aquarius crew provide a comprehensive safety brief at the start of the day, supervision and tuition while in the water. Flotation devices are provided for snorkeling from the platform of Aquarius. Relax on the spacious upper deck between guided snorkeling tours and devour the delicious buffet lunch as well as freshly made cakes for morning and afternoon tea.
7:50am - Pick up from Port Douglas accommodation commence.8:20am - Guests begin boarding SV Aquarius at the Reef Marina. As you board SV Aquarius, you will be greeted with fresh muffins, fruit and freshly brewed coffee and tea. Your friendly crew will give a safety briefing and an outline of the day ahead. 8:45am - SV Aquarius departs the Marina and heads out to Tongue Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.11am - On arrival at Tongue Reef, you will be briefed on snorkeling, from beginners to experts, everyone is catered for. You have the option to snorkel or see the reef from our coral viewing boat. A guided snorkel tour is conducted at this spectacular reef site.12pm - A delicious lunch is provided on board the vessel. 12:45pm - Another snorkeling opportunity is possible off the back of the vessel. The crew may take guests on a coral viewing boat tour. 1:45pm - Afternoon tea is served while Aquarius sails peacefully back to The Reef Marina. 4pm - Guests will then be dropped back at their accommodation. Aquarius travels to Tongue Reef with 30 guests. Children under the age of 8 years are not catered for.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • All activities
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

What’s not included

  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Cairns and Northern Beaches transfer costs