Water activity

Port Douglas: Silversonic Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises

Port Douglas: Silversonic Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises
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From US$ 181.90 per person

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Cruise to vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life at the Great Barrier Reef on board the Silversonic catamaran. Sail to the Agincourt Reef and snorkel and dive among colorful coral reefs and reef fish at 3 separate locations.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail aboard the stunning Silversonic catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel the pristine ribbon reefs of Agincourt Reef, where the underwater visibility and biodiversity is at its highest
  • Visit 3 separate dive sites and enjoy 5 hours at the reef
  • Swim with the dwarf Minke whales in season, on one of the few vessels that has a permit to swim with the inquisitive whales
  • Learn more about the remarkable ecosystem on a guided snorkel tour
Full description

Climb aboard the Silversonic catamaran for a full-day cruise to Australia’s renowned Agincourt Reef on the edge of the Continental Shelf. Dive into the turquoise waters for a refreshing swim or enjoy snorkeling at 3 different sites to see the coral formations and the diverse marine life. 

The ultramodern 95-foot (29-meter) Silversonic catamaran is custom-designed for small groups of adventure-minded people. You will spend over 5 hours at the reef, visiting 3 different Agincourt ribbon reef sites, each chosen for its visual and ecological diversity. First-time divers can enjoy up to 2 dives and take the plunge in complete confidence with an experienced dive instructor. Certified divers will enjoy up to 3 dives, all guided to maximize your experience. Silversonic features everything you’ll need to experience an underwater world of colorful marine life in safety and comfort, including a state-of-the-art ride control system ensuring a super smooth journey.

Enjoy hydraulic dive and snorkel platforms for easy water access, spacious deck areas, hot freshwater showers, change rooms, and even a licensed bar to share tales of your adventure. As an added bonus during the whale season, Silversonic has one of the few permits available from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that allows guests to swim with dwarf Minke whales if encountered – a truly unforgettable experience from July through September.

Includes
  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodations
  • Return Silversonic cruise from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment, such as mask, snorkel and fins
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard safety officer on hand
  • Equipment for divers, including wetsuit
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Lycra suit
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost
  • Scuba diving (additional cost and subject to availability)
  • EMC Government Environment Management Charge (AUD $7.00 per person payable direct to the activity provider on the day of travel)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving. For advice, contact the activity provider
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Was very fortunate to have great weather and calm seas (mid Oct) The day was "as per brochure" with all the stars turning up ... Nemo and friends Bruce (reef shark) and Crush (a very relaxed green sea turtle) Seriously it was amazing snorkelling amongst the plentiful, colourful, varied reef fish and other marine life amongst beautiful coral formations like underwater mountains. I spent approx 5 hours in the water and was still in awe of the beauty I was seeing. When on the boat the organisation was smooth and informative, with ease of preparing to snorkel, sessions to educate about the reef and some of its coral and marine species. Staff were knowledgeable and assisted with whatever was necessary. The ground crew at the "check in" office were also really helpful. It was a truely a great day out!

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October 20, 2022

I came on this trip with my family - my parents (in their 70s) had never snorkelled before and were nervous but wanted to experience the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were amazing and assisted my mother in the water, building up her confidence and allowing her to experience the reef - it is an experience she will not forget! They were knowledgeable and there was plenty of food available throughout the day.

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August 19, 2022

Great tour. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the harbor. We were told the ride out to the reef would be very rough and warned in advanced; we could not change dates due to our schedule. Several people got sea sick on the way out to reef and the crew was very helpful with all and make sure everyone felt good. They really warned us to take sea sick pills one our before our return and once again were veer helpful to the few who got sick on the renter. We did 3 sports on the reef, everyone very helpful and the snorkeling was amazing. Would not have missed this event if they told us a hurricane was approaching.

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October 12, 2019

Product ID: 27363