Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas

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Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef's environment.
For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, a jewel-like ribbon reef of spectacular coral formations, colourful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. Departing from Port Douglas, this pontoon is perfect for all swimming confidence levels. Activities such as the Semi-submarine, fish feeding and underwater observatory make this a unique option.

Your Day Includes:

- Return Cruise transfers from Port Douglas
- 3.5 hours at the Outer Reef
- Unlimited underwater observatory access
- Tea & coffee
- Tropical Buffet lunch (vegetarian options available)
- Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
- Semi Submarine tour
- Stinger suits for protection from jelly-fish & the sun
- Prescription masks available on request (small deposit required)
A compulsory government reef tax of $6.50pp is payable on the day of departure. Drinks & Snacks are available for purchase on board.

Scuba Diving: If wishing to experience the wonders of diving on the Great Barrier Reef for the first time, customers have the option to purchase an Introductory dive (optional extra - $177.00)

Certified Divers have the option to do up to 2 dives - Guides and dive gear is included in the price.
- 1 Certified Dive = $128.00 pp
- 2 Certified Dives = $180.00 pp

If diving for the first time please advise us if you have a past history or suffer from any of the following medical conditions:

*Any history of asthma or wheezing *High blood pressure *Persistent chest pain *Ear surgery *Chronic sinus *Diabetes *Chronic surgery *Collapsed lung *Fainting, seizures or blackouts *Prescribed medicines *Epilepsy *Chronic bronchitis *Long term lung disease *Pregnancy

Helmet Dive* - $177 per person
Scenic Helicopter* - $189 per person
Cairns return transfer - $33 Adult - $16 Child

*please note minimum diving age is 12 years old and each person will have to fill a dive medical form in before diving. Helicopter price is for 3 years to Adult 0 - 2 years are free of charge
What to bring: Simply pack as if you are going to the beach for the day.

- Swimwear
- Towel
- Sunscreen
- Change of clothes
- Water bottle
- Money for any additional purchases
- Diver License for Divers (If you don't have it with you they will be able to do a PADI check).

Departs: Daily at 10am
Check in: 9:30am Reef Marina (44 Wharf st)
If you require a transfer from Cairns please enter your accommodation name and address in the special requirements.

Q - Can I change the date of my cruise?
A - If you give us enough notice providing there is availability we will happily change the date at no extra charge.

Q - How far is the Outer Barrier Reef / Agincourt Reef?
A - The Outer Reef is over 70km from Port Douglas and the travel time is roughly 90 minutes.

Q - Is there easy access to the water for snorkelling from the platform?
A - Yes, the snorkelling platforms are situated right on the waterline and there are bench seats on the snorkelling platform where you can put on your fins, mask and snorkel before entering the water.

Q - How deep is the water at Agincourt Reef?
A - The maximum depth around the platform at Agincourt Reef is approximately 8-9 metres.

Q - Are there any sharks at Agincourt Reef?
A - Yes, but they are harmless white tip reef sharks which only grow to a length of approximately 5 feet. If you are lucky to see one, don’t be frightened as they are very timid.

Q - Does lunch cater for vegetarians or other special diets?
A - Yes our daily buffet lunch provides food options for vegetarians. Our meals are prepared daily by our Catering Department utilising local produce wherever possible. As our lunch is presented as a buffet it's easy to choose gluten or lactose free options. All menu options are labelled with ingredients lists. Please contact us directly if you have any more specific dietary needs.

Q - Can we sit anywhere onboard the boat?
A - Yes, there is no reserved seating and you are free to sit where you prefer. It’s up to your personal preference whether you would like to sit inside in the air-conditioned cabins, on the outside decks undercover or in the sun.

Q - Can I take a pram on the boat / platform?
A - Our Wavepiercer catamarans and reef platforms are pram-friendly with ample room on the boat and ramped areas on the platform.

Q - Is it safe for babies / children?
A - Yes, infants and children are welcome however we recommend they are supervised and are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. We suggest buoyancy vests are worn and these are available free of charge. Noodles/flotation devices are also available. There are many activities for children and families to enjoy together at the Outer Reef.

Q - Are there any babysitting facilities if I want to dive with my husband?
A - We do not have babysitting facilities onboard. Our crew can help you schedule separate dive times to ensure your child is always supervised.

Q - Will I get seasick?
A - Hopefully not. Our wavepiercer catamaran cruise to the Outer Reef provides the smoothest possible ride in all sea conditions. Where there is motion whether in a car, bus, plane or boat, some people will suffer from motion sickness. Motion sickness medication is available onboard for purchase. Ginger tablets are available as a natural alternative motion sickness medication on a complimentary basis. To be effective, motion sickness medications should be taken immediately on boarding prior to travel.

Q - Do you have lockers onboard?
A - We do not have lockers however we do have safety bags which can be used for smaller items like wallets, passports, jewellery and small cameras. This is at no cost and can be accessed by checking with our bar staff.

Q - Do you have prescription masks?
A - Standard masks magnify objects underwater by 25%. However prescription masks are also available ranging from -4 to -7 in strength. Prescription masks are available at no extra charge. To obtain one of these masks, see our safety supervisors on the snorkelling platform.

Q - Can I wear my glasses or contact lenses under my mask?
A - No. We do not recommend contact lenses are worn as water may get into the mask. Glasses cannot be worn under the masks however standard masks do magnify objects. For prescription masks, see the safety supervisors on the snorkelling platform.

Q - What is the temperature of the water?
A - The warm waters of Tropical North Queensland range in temperature from 22-29 Celsius (75-85 Fahrenheit) and make for year round comfort for water activities.

Q - What if the weather is really bad?
A - Providing we have availability you are welcome to change dates of your cruise. On very rare occasions cruise services can be subject to the effect of weather. Should a cruise not operate for any reason, you will be offered an alternative day or a refund authorised.

Q - Can I smoke at the reef or on the boat?
A - Due to government regulations and comfort of all passengers, smoking is not permitted on board any of our vessels. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas at the outer reef platform and island. Please ensure cigarette butts are disposed of responsibly in the receptacles provided.

Q - Do you have facilities for wheelchair passengers?
A - We recommend our Outer Reef cruise and our Quicksilver VIII vessel as the most suitable for wheelchair passengers. At the Outer Barrier Reef (Agincourt Reef) there are ramp facilities from our vessel to our platform, and a wheelchair access toilet on the vessel.
However access to the underwater observatory, snorkel platforms and our semi-submersible vessels is by stairs only. For guests confined to a wheelchair, our specially designed water powered lift allows for easy access into the snorkel pool. This is available only at our Agincourt 3 platform. We recommend guests call us to discuss arrangements prior to travel.
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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: Full Day
Maximum number of people: 200
Location: Outer Great Barrier Reef
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