Port Douglas
Tour Operator
Great Barrier Reef
1 Day

Departing from Port Doulas Marina, discover first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef on the Agincourt Reef pontoon. Quicksilver’s wavepiercing catamaran and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

If you are looking for clear water and visibility, this tour is a perfect choice as it guarantees the best underwater visibility as well as beautiful and colourful corals that will take your breath away.

Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one meter underwater, or watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. You can even fly in a helicopter over the reef (Quicksilver Fly-Cruise)!

Agincourt Reef is at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and part of the ribbon reefs, which are recognised as the most pristine eco systems in the reef’s environment.

It will become a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit, leaving you with the memory of a lifetime!

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form

TOUR OPERATORQuicksilver Cruises
Morning and afternoon tea on board
Reef Presentation by Marine Biologist
Hot and Cold Tropical Smorgasbord Lunch
All Snorkelling Equipment
Stinger / Lycra Suits & Buoyancy Aids
Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
Qualified Lifeguard Supervision
Underwater Observation Deck, Fish & Coral Viewing
Coral Viewing by Semi-Submersible Vessels
Fish Feeding (conducted by crew)
Environmental Levy
  • Return transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches $33 (AD) $29 (CH)
  • Introductory Snorkel Tour $65 (AD) $35 (CH)
  • Advanced Snorkel Tour $85 (AD) $43 (CH)
  • 1 Intro Dive $ 177
  • 1 Certified Dive $ 128
  • 2 Certified Dives $ 180
  • Oceanwalker $ 177
  •  Child price applies to 4-14 years
  • Tour Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swimming wear
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.

08:00 : Pick up at accommodation

Check in at the Marina and board the vessel

09:30 : Check in at the Marina and board the vessel


10:30 : Depart Port Douglas


11:30 : Arrive at the Agincourt Reef

Enjoy a variety of activities!

12:00 : Lunch


15:00 : Depart the Agincourt Reef


16:30 : Arrive at the Marina


16:55 : Leave Port Douglas for Cairns


18:00 : Arrive in Cairns

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

Agincourt Reef

  • Introductory Snorkel Tour $65 (AD) $35 (CH)
  • Advanced Snorkel Tour $85 (AD) $43 (CH)
  • 1 Intro Dive $ 177
  • 1 Certified Dive $ 128
  • 2 Certified Dives $ 180
  • Oceanwalker $ 177

Introductory Snorkel Tour

Who For? Designed for the novice or beginner snorkeller.

  • Duration: 30-40 minutes
  • Designed for the novice or beginner snorkeller.
  • Provides an introduction to the marine environment.
  • Tailored for families, and those wanting an educational experience.
  • Tours leave and return from the protected snorkelling platform. As a safety precaution, the marine biologist tows a safety float and a whistle.

Advanced Snorkel Tour

Who For? More adventurous – some snorkelling experience is recommended.

  • Duration: 45 – 60+ minutes
  • More about exploring, and the marine biologists encourage and teach passengers how to duck dive (if they would like to learn).
  • Tours generally leave from the platform, but sometimes may involve a drop-off from a small tender, so participants can cover a greater distance
  • The chance to “drift with the current”, before returning to the platform.
  • Distance travelled can be up to several hundred metres.
  • Duration of up to 60+ minutes depends on conditions and passenger experience.
  • To be eligible for an Advanced Snorkel Tour guests must be able to swim unassisted with no flotation device for the duration of the tour.

Introductory Scuba Diving

Suitable for beginners and first time divers – It’s fun and easy! And there is still plenty of time to enjoy all other activities on board with family and friends!

No experience is necessary to experience this amazing underwater world with an introductory scuba dive. If you’ve never dived before, and would like to, Quicksilver offers introductory dives with a highly qualified dive instructor. The only requirements are that you are 12 years or over, pass the on-board medical questionnaire and participate in our 30 minute dive brief.

All equipment, including wetsuits and prescription masks (if required) are included. Multi-lingual diving instructors are available on request. All of our professional dive instructors are PADI qualified.

Certified Scuba Diving

Certified diving at the edge of Australia’s continental shelf is simply spectacular. Certified divers can enjoy up to two spectacular dives lasting approximately 40 minutes – the ultimate experience at Agincourt Reef where visibility is excellent and the variety of marine life is exceptional. Our professional instructors accompany all dives at no extra charge, ensuring maximum experiences, safety and enjoyment.

All equipment, including wetsuits and prescription masks (if required) are included. Certified divers must posses an internationally recognized SCUBA certificate card.

Ocean Walker

Oceanwalker or “helmet diving” is a unique and fun way to experience the underwater world of the reef up close and personal. Breathing fresh air delivered from the surface into your helmet, you will walk underwater on a reef platform – you can even wear your glasses if you wish!

Oceanwalker is suitable for non-swimmers and persons aged over 12 years. After a short briefing and subject to medical conditions, you will be walking amongst the reef fish and corals.

  •  Experience the feeling of diving but instead you’ll be wearing a helmet and breathing normally.
  • No swimming involved – just walk down the ramp steps to the platform.
  • You can wear your glasses and keep your hair dry!
  • 10 minute briefing and safety talk before starting your helmet dive.
  • Maximum of 6 “Oceanwalkers” at a time accompanied by 2 dive instructors.
  • All equipment provided.
  • Souvenir certificate on completion of your helmet dive.
Agincourt Reef Cruises
Agincourt Reef Cruises

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

I have been to the reef from Cairns and it was beautiful but personally I liked the Agincourt reef better! It might depend on the location but I felt like the corals were more colourful and visibility was better as well. The staff were friendly and helpful too.

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