Travel in safety and air-conditioned comfort with a state-of-the-art vessel that speed across the waters and get you to our spacious platform at the very edge of the Outer Barrier Reef. Here at Agincourt, the ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef’s environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. Included in your day are complimentary morning and afternoons teas, tropical smorgasbord lunch, snorkel equipment, coral viewing semi-submersible, underwater observatory and informative talk by a marine biologist. We also have many optional extra activities you can add on to enhance your experience such as helicopter flights and scuba diving!
Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique viewing platform and underwater observatory located directly in front of the platform. From here, you can also view “first time” divers taking part in introductory dives. You can see the reef vibrate with the hues, stripes, and shimmering’s of a myriad of fishes.
SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE BOAT TOUR
Even without entering the water, you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver sub. Seated just one metre underwater, experience a diver’s view of the reef as you glide slowly through the reef lagoons and colourful coral gardens in air conditioned comfort. The semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour takes approximately 25 minutes and includes an informed commentary on the marine life observed during the journey and an overview of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES
You can choose to add on an introductory dive, certified dive or even a scenic helicopter flight!
- Morning and afternoon teas on board.
- Reef presentation by marine biologist.
- Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch.
- All snorkelling equipment provided.
- Stinger/Lycra Suits & Bouyancy Aids provided.
- Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
- Qualified lifeguard supervision
- Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
- Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
- Fish feeding (conducted by crew)
FLY / CRUISE & CRUISE / FLY OPTIONS
Package includes standard inclusions as above PLUS a 35 minute helicopter scenic flight transfer one way (to or from the reef).
- Cruise/Fly: Boat Departs 10.00am / Heli flight Return 3.30pm
- Fly/Cruise: Heli Flight Departs 11.10am / Boat Return 4.30pm
- Departs Port Douglas: 10.00am (Check in at the Quicksilver reservations counter at Port Douglas Marina to receive your boarding pass)
- Returns Port Douglas: 4.30pm
After checking in, board the vessel and enjoy the complimentary morning tea/coffee on boarding. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be onboard the vessel 15 minutes before departure (10am).
Choose to sit in the air-conditioned cabins or on the outside decks as our Wavepiercer departs the Port Douglas Marina for the Outer Barrier Reef.
A Marine biology presentation is shown on the vessel monitors 30 minutes after departure. A snorkelling demonstration will follow. If you’re participating in scuba diving or helmet diving, you’ll have a 30 minute briefing with the dive crew in readiness for your dive.
- 11:30 am – Outer Barrier Reef
Swim and snorkel from the activity platform. Underwater observatory open for coral and fish viewing. Semi-subs depart every fifteen minutes from the rear of the platform. Pre-booked guided snorkel, scuba and helmet diving, and scenic helicopter flights commence as scheduled. Fish feed presentation conducted in the snorkel area.
- 12-1:30 pm – Lunch served
Lunch [included in the fare] is served. Enjoy a hot and cold tropical buffet, containing fresh prawns, pastas, meats, salads and fruit. There are full bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.
Time for more reef activities or just relax and take in the view!
Depart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Chat with the marine biologists, enjoy the reef video and even the photographers photos of the day on the homeward journey.
- 4.30 pm – Arrival at Port Douglas Marina
Arrival at Port Douglas Marina, Port Douglas.