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FROM: $248
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Departure Times

Departs: 8:30 am - Daily
Returns: 4:30 pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$0 AUD per Person - Adult - Snorkel (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Adult - plus 1 cert dive (self drive) (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Adult - plus 2 cert dives (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Adult - plus 3 cert dives (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Adult - plus 1 intro dive (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Adult - plus 2 intro dives (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Child (4-14 years) - Snorkel (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)
$0 AUD per Person - Return transfers to and from Cairns (Between: 31 Mar 2019 and 30 Mar 2020)

Poseidon will take you on a journey of discovery as you visit three different site on the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the outer Great Barrier Reef

This day tour is design for a personalised trip to the Outer Reef to dive or snorkel among some of the most beautiful reefs in the world. Departing daily from Port Douglas, Poseidon promises an exciting day where you'll get to see diverse marine life on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. 

Departing daily from Port Douglas, Poseidon is a 24 metre catamaran, from which you can dive or snorkel on the stunning and infamous Ribbon Reefs of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll  be able to see the marine park up close with guided snorkel tours and scuba diving available on board. Certified and introductory divers can participate in up to three dives during their tour in three different locations. Snorkellers can also jump in at the three locations and will get several hours in the water, exploring the reefs and all it has to offer. Back on board you'll find freshwater showers, a licensed bar, an air conditioned saloon and lounging areas on deck. During whale season, guests can even take the opportunity to swim with dwarf minke whales with Poseidon's special permit!

During your diving experience, you'll be able to take part in drift and wall dives and get to see thousands of fish, corals and marine life at the healthy and vibrant underwater world of the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. There are over 30 beautiful locations to pick from, making sure you have the diving experience of your life! With Poseidon, you'll be able to take part in guided dives at no extra cost, 

Poseidon Features:

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas hotel and hostel accommodation
  • Morning tea, coffee with fresh muffins and focaccia on boarding; afternoon tea with cake and tropical fruit platter
  • Tropical buffet lunch with prawns
  • Reef interpretation talk
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
  • Lycra suits and flotation devices
  • Opportunity to scuba dive
  • Dwarf minke whale swim in whale season 
  • Prescription masks available at no extra cost
  • EXTRA $6.50pp to pay on arrival for Environmental Management Charges

Scuba diving
This trip is designed to cater to certified divers who want to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef during a day trip. Poseidon offers our guests large tanks and computers to increase your time in the water, as well as guided tours every time! You'll get to do drift dives and wall dives for an immersive experience, and check out isolated pinnacles and the abundant amounts of fish surrounding you! Divers are able to experience up to three different dives at three different sights for a diverse and phenomenal reef experience. Divers must be at least 12 years old, and we ask that all certified divers bring alone their certification card. 

Snorkelling
Snorkellers are always welcome on board Poseidon! You'll get to join in for the day at the three chosen sites for the day and snorkel around the shallow and accessible reefs to see the marine life for yourself. Your tour will be guided by our onboard marine biologist who will point out all the amazing species there are to see, while guiding you around the reefs. We'll offer tips and techniques to beginners as well as in-water assistance for those who need it! All snorkelling equipment is provided, including flotation devices if needed. The shallow waters provide some of the best snorkelling in the world, brimming full of funny and stunning marine life. 

Dwarf Minke Whales
Between the months of May and August, the Great Barrier Reef sees pods of dwarf minke whales as they migrate through the waters off Port Douglas. Poseidon is one of only three boats in the area that allows its guest to swim with these phenomenal animals. We operate under guidelines imposed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, whose interest is keeping all the animals and marine life of the park safe. Groups of 10 people can be positioned on a floating life, ensuring not to disrupt the whales, leaving them in control of the encounter. But don't worry - they are curious animals and usually come by to say hi. Although there is no guarantee of seeing any whales, sightings are frequent during the winter months. 

The Outer Reef offers clear waters teeming with marine life. Endless numbers of cod, parrotfish, angelfish, clownfish, giant clams, reef sharks, corals, anemones and more await for you to discover and enjoy during your one-day diving experience. Divers will get to visit it depths, while snorkellers get the chance to see the corals sitting near the surface in the shallow coral lagoons for an unforgettable day.

Sample Itinerary

Your day with Poseidon will take you to experience diving and snorkelling at 3 different and ecologically diverse reef sites.
8.15am: Vessel boarding at the Reef Marina, Port Douglas. Complimentary tea, coffee served until departure, muffins & focaccia.
8.30am:  Depart for Outer Barrier Reef
10.20am: Arrive at 1st Agincourt Reef Site
11.20am: Transit to 2nd Agincourt Reef Site
11.30am: Arrive at 2nd Agincourt Reef Site
12.00pm: Tropcial buffet lunch with prawns served
1.20pm: Transit to 3rd Agincourt Reef Site
1.30pm: Arrive at 3rd Agincourt Reef Site
1.30pm: Afternoon tea served
2.30pm: All passengers board for final passenger count
2.40pm: Commence return journey
4.30pm: Arrive at Reef Marina

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What To Bring

  • Sunsmart wear
  • Swimmers
  • Towel

What's Included

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas hotel and hostel accommodation (Does not apply to private residences or Airbnbs)
  • Morning tea and afternoon tea
  • Tropical buffet lunch with prawns
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provide
  • Lycra suits and flotation devices.
  • Prescription masks available at no extra cost

What's Extra

  • Scuba Diving is an additional cost
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches are an additional cost.
  • Environmental Management Charge/Admin: $6 per person is payable by adults and children over 4 years. This cost is payable to Poseidon on the day of travel.
  • Fuel Surcharge: With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to your ticket price. In such cases, any charge will be collected on departure. For current advice contact your tour agent or Poseidon Cruises.

Scuba Diving Conditions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from diving. Please contact us for advice or if you have any questions.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.
  • Minimum age for diving in Queensland is 12 years.
  • Certified divers must posses an internationally recognized SCUBA certificate card
  • You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire during your dive in order to participate 

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.

Cancellations

All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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