Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventures

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventures

An exciting day designed for dive and snorkel adventures on the Great Barrier Reef! Departing daily from Port Douglas aboard the luxurious Silversonic, you'll have over 5 hours at the outer reef to explore 3 stunning Agincourt Reef sites.

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AquaQuest Port Douglas

Divers Den

Established in 1974, Divers Den is Cairns and Port Douglas’ longest established dive company specialising in Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trips, Liveaboard Trips and PADI Dive Courses. Divers Den have certified over 120,000 divers on the Great Barrier Reef and offer exclusive experiences, such as Sh...

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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

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Nautilus Aviation

Nautilus Aviation

For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation’s luxury helicopters are a memorable way to enjoy North Queensland’s reef, rainforest and outback! Depart on a scheduled flight, design a tour of your own or take the controls and fly yourself! Enjoy local rates and experience th...

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Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Calypso's custom-built vessel allow access to renowned sites at Opal Reef which provide the perfect day of snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Opal Reef is perfect for snorkellers. See the diversity of this natural wonder from walls of coral, large bommie's protruding from the ocean floor, to...

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Sailing to Great Barrier Reef on Aquarius

SV Aquarius is a Lagoon 620, the perfect vessel for sailing to the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring large deck spaces, a stylish saloon and spectacularly large sails, SV Aquarius provides a unique reef experience from Port Douglas. SV Aquarius is bound for Horseshoe Bay, a stunning reef site approximat...

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Agincourt Reef - Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. Made up of four separate reefs that face out to the South Pacific Ocean, Agincourt Reef is regarded as one of the most significant sites of this natural wonder. Let Calypso take you to the outer edge and explore the rich and...

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Aquarius Twilight Sailing

Aquarius sailing

Choose to end your day with Aquarius' Twilight Sail. Departing at 4.45pm from the Crystalbrook Marina, this one and a half hour sail over the Coral Sea promises relaxation as you sit back and take in the tropical surroundings. Watch the sun dip below the mountains of the Daintree while sipping on y...

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Low Isles Half Day Tours - Calypso

Low Isles

Experience the picturesque Low Isles with a half day snorkelling and island tour. Our fast motorised catamaran travels to the island in 30 minutes from Port Douglas. Early mornings and afternoon and prime times of day for seeing amazing wildlife without the crowds. Guests can snorkel from the bea...

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Marine Encounters

Marine Encounters

Swim with dwarf minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef this June/July with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters. As the only permitted operator with no fixed itinerary, we are free to make the most out of changing sea conditions and animal behaviour, ensuring you get the very best whale watching experien...

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours

Sailaway Low Isles and Sunset Sailing

SAILAWAY PORT DOUGLAS invites you to enjoy "a day to remember" with a reef and island sail for snorkelling and exploring Low Isles, an unspoilt coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. With only 1 of 4 reef tour licenses to moor at Low Isles there is limited access. With a maximum of 33 passenge...

Hinterland Aviation

Hinterland Aviation

In addition to our regular service to Cooktown we also provide flexible charters anytime, anywhere. Conducting over 5,000 flights per year and averaging 50,000 passengers, Hinterland Aviation operates at the highest safety standard in aviation! Our diverse clientele includes the likes of Ergon Energ...

Monsoon Reef Charters

MV Monsoon is an affordably luxurious charter vessel operating tailored itineraries for up to ten guests to idyllic destinations on the northern Great Barrier Reef in classic Port Douglas style. Your Monsoon crew combine enthusiasm & generosity with professional knowledge & a deep commitment to your...

Dive in Australia

Dive in Australia specialises in promoting Australia’s most popular - Day Trips - Liveaboard Dive Trips -Ship Wreck Dives – Special Interest diving - Dive education from beginner courses through to completing your professional Dive Master and Dive Instructor Courses as well as Dive Internships and M...

Reef Sprinter

Reef Sprinter

Reef Sprinter caters for those looking for a true half-day reef experience without spending all day getting there. We have two options: Low Isles Reef & Outer Reef.

Shaolin Port Douglas

If you are planning to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Isles, why not go aboard the unique Chinese Junk "Shaolin" offering an unforgettable day where getting there is half the fun! Shaolin is an original hand crafted masterpiece originally built in Hong Kong in 1965 she has a colourful history incl...

Phantom

The ultimate private charter vessel based in Port Douglas Australia offers personalised luxury day and extended charters aboard a 19.8m Precision Cruiser.With a tailor made charter to suit any itinerary, experience the spectacular Great Barrier Reef of Australia in style.Spend leisurely days on the...

Zulu Game Fishing Charters

Zulu Gamefishing Charters and Levante Fishing Charters are based out of The Reef Marina, Port Douglas – the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We have a fleet of first class vessels available to mix and match at your disposal. We offer the most convenient private charter options to explore the wond...

North Queensland Aero Club

If experiencing the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, then you’ve come to the right place. With 65 successful years of business behind us, you’re in the hands of some of Cairns most experienced pilots. Let us take you on a magical, aerial adventure, where you will get a birds eye view of on...

SAIL TALLAROOK - PORT DOUGLAS

We have redefined the way in which the Great Barrier Reef is visited, your time on Tallarook will be truly unforgettable. Her sheer size and strength provides a huge amount of deck space and an effortless comfortable ride. The covered lounge and deck area, allows for plenty of shade on those hot sun...

Helitours North Queensland

Helitours is the newest helicopter touring company in North Queensland. Helitours North Queensland gives you access to areas that you just can’t normally reach. Our fleet is designed to get you to our chosen destinations in comfort and safety. Our pilots have thousands of hours of flying experience...

Wavelength Reef Cruises

Wavelength provides small personalised snorkelling tours to the Great Barrier Reef with no more than 46 passengers. On average, other Great Barrier Reef tour operators take group sizes of 90 passengers or more to the reef on one boat, and some of the larger boats can take as many as 450 passengers....

Tallarook Sail and Dive

Tallarook Sail and Dive

We have redefined the way in which the Great Barrier Reef is visited, your time on Tallarook will be truly unforgettable. Her sheer size and strength provides a huge amount of deck space and an effortless comfortable ride. The covered lounge and deck area, allows for plenty of shade on those hot sun...

GBR Helicopters

GBR Helicopters

Reef, Rainforest, Outback! Our friendly and professional staff will ensure that we do our best to provide you with an experience and memories that will last a life time, and leave you with photographs that will preserve these memories for eternity.

Scuba IQ

Scuba IQ are Port Douglas's local experts in delivering outstanding guided reef tours and PADI dive courses. We offer a wide range of trips and dive education programs from beginner through to expert and professional level and with our experienced team, we are confident that your time with us will...

Australian Superyacht Services Cairns

Australian Superyacht Services welcomes you to Cairns and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropics Rainforest; the only place on Earth where two World Heritage-listed areas meet. Captain Pat McLoughlin and Nikki Guimelli are your agents in beautiful Cairns. Whatever your requirements and...

Pacific Watersports

Palm Cove location

Welcome to Pacific Watersports. We are a family owned watersports business. The truth is, we love what we do. Our work is our play and our passion. And here at Pacific Watersports we want to share our passion with you. Starting off with a small van and a handful of kites to teach kitesurfing, we...

Poseidon Dive

Poseidon Dive

Based in Port Douglas Australia, Poseidon operates a 5 star cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkellers & Scuba Divers can enjoy 3 spectacular sites at the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Poseidon III, the ultra modern high speed catamaran gives "The Ultimate SNORKEL & SCUBA DIV...

About Great Barrier Reef Tours For Port Douglas

Port Douglas is an idyllic gateway to fascinating islands and some spectacular outer Reef experiences.  Here you can immerse yourself in the largest aquarium in the world!  The Great Barrier Reef is a magical place to experience and create incredible memories to last a lifetime.  It is possible for people of all ages and swimming abilities to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.

When considering your choice of operator ask yourself a few questions that should help you to make a decision.

If you  are travelling with young children or a non swimmer it is possible to visit the reef but will be easier if you take a trip with a Pontoon operator.   The Quicksilver tour visits the Outer Barrier Reef and has a stable pontoon with an underwater observatory and also semi-submersible tours giving non-swimmers the opportunity to experience the reef without getting wet.  For families with babies in prams or people with disabilities the Quicksilver caters very well.

Alternatively you may find that a daytrip to Low Isles is the best option.  Here, children can play on the beach, paddle in the shallows and do the glass bottom boat tour.  The quality of the coral gardens is still very good for snorkellers and the island is a very pretty destination.   Low Isles is a great introduction to the diversity of the beautiful coral and marine life.    

If this is your chance to see the Great Barrier Reef and you really want to see the coral bommies sprouting out of the depths of the coral sea aat the Outer Barrier Reef with non-swimmers or young children in tow then the Quicksilver trip is right for you.   

All trips  to the islands and great barrier reef include snorkelling gear. If you are uncertain about snorkelling a good idea would be to practice in the resort swimming pool before you get to the reef. Or, you could visit an island such as Low Isles for the day to practice.    All trips offer floatation devices and guided snorkelling tours.

It is also possible to try an Introductory Dive. This is an awesome experience that some people liken to being weightless. People of all swimming ability can try this once they have completed a medical questionaire before taking the plunge. These dives are preceded by a dive lesson with an experienced dive instructor. Introductory Dives are generally limited to a maximum of 25 minutes diving and to a depth of around  6 metres. Most of the colour that you see on the reef is close to the surface so depth is not an issue. Expect to be accompanied by up to  4 other Introductory Divers.

If you are a Certified Diver there are trips designed specifically for you and some of these will also cater to those divers wanting to use Nitrox.

If you prefer limited numbers or a private charter this is also possible.

And, if you just want to sleep in every day on your holiday there is even a trip designed precisely with you in mind with a very late departure time.

With so many excellent Great Barrier Reef tour operators we can assure you that you will have a mind blowing experience and we encourage you to get  wet. 
 
We are all passionate about taking care of our greatest and most beautiful asset. Make sure you spend a day or two seeing the reef up close and personal. It is the most exhilerating and inspiring experience for people of all ages. Due to our diligence and monitoring of the reef and constant research we are very proud to show you our excellent high standard certified tour operators who have taken additional actions to become the most advanced and innovative protecting our most important and most beautiful asset for our future generations. Visit the Great Barrier Reef daily from Port Douglas.

Aristocat Reef Cruises Aristocat Reef Cruises Snorkel and Scuba

- Advanced Ecotourism

Calypso Reef Charters Calypso Daily Reef Cruises - Full Day

- Advanced Ecotourism

HABA Dive and Snorkel HABA Dive and Snorkel Tours

- Ecotourism

Low Isles Sailaway Sailing Day Tour to Low Isles

- Advanced Ecotourism

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises 5 Star Cruise to the Outer Reef

- Advanced Ecotourism

Quicksilver Connections Quicksilver Connections Tour

- Advanced Ecotourism - Climate Action Innovator

Silversonic Port Douglas Silver Series Dive and Snorkel Tour

- Advanced Ecotourism - Climate Action Innovator

Synergy Reef Sailing Synergy Full Day Luxury Sailing and Snorkelling

Cruise - Ecotourism

Wavelength Eco Snorkelling Wavelength Eco Snorkelling

- Advanced Ecotourism