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FROM: $250
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Departure Times

Departs: 10:00am - Daily
Returns: 4:30pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$250 AUD per Person - Adult (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$125 AUD per Person - Child(4-14yrs) (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$172 AUD per Person - Introductory dive (add on) (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)
$625 AUD per Family - Family - 2 Adults, 2 Children (Between: 31 Mar 2018 and 30 Mar 2019)

Jump on board Quicksilver's activity platform for a day of snorkelling, diving and fun! 

Located on the Agincourt Reef on the edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, Quicksilver's pontoon offers a fun day for the whole family to have explore the Great Barrier Reef, with something for everyone!

Quicksilver's fun activity platform is a great place for the whole family to explore the stunning Agincourt Reef of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. With snorkelling, diving, a semi-submersible, ocean walking and an underwater observatory, you'll have a day full of activities in as many ways as possible. This trip is ideal for both swimmers and non-swimmers and has a fully attentive crew who will help you make the most of your time out on the reef. 

Features: 

  • Full day trip to a pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef on Agincourt Reef
  • Stable catamaran
  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning and afternoon tea on board, with hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment provided
  • Abundant marine life
  • Friendly and informed crew
  • Vibrant reefs for snorkelling, scuba diving, or viewing from our semi-submersible boats
  • Fish feeding show
  • Option to go on a helicopter ride over the reef
  • Pickups available from Cairns and Port Douglas at additional charge 
  • Stinger/Lycra Suits & Bouyancy Aids provided
  • EXTRA $6.50pp EMC tax to pay on check in

Fuel Surcharge: A fuel surcharge may be applicable and in such cases is payable direct on the day of travel.

Snorkelling: 
Definitely a staple to spending the day at the Quicksilver pontoon, snorkelling is a great way to explore the Great Barrier Reef. All of your equipment and tuition are included, and you will have a lifeguard keeping an eye out while you adventure around! If you want to learn as you explore, you can follow our marine biologist for a guided snorkelling adventure, where they'll point out all the marine life below, giving you an idea of what they are and how they play into this amazing ecosystem. Quicksilver offers a introductory snorkel tour of 30-40 minutes or an advanced snorkel tour for those who feel comfortable in the water, lasting up to an hour. Tours are subject to charge. 

Semi-submersible: 
See all the beauty of the reef up close without getting wet our semi-submersible boat. Cruise underneath the surface of the water for a surreal and immersive experience where you can see the reef lagoons and coral gardens while staying dry and enjoying the air conditioning. Tours depart every 15 minutes and viewings last around 25 minutes. Your tour and all commentary are included and you can go as many times as you like during the day!

Underwater observatory:
This unique way to check out the fish and marine life is great for the whole family. Watch fish (and scuba divers) swim past as they go about their daily lives, or stay tuned for a fish feeding show, conducted just above you on our unique viewing platform. 

Scuba diving:
Diving on the Great Barrier Reef is an experience like no other! We offer both introductory and certified diving so all types of divers can enjoy the Agincourt Reef. With generally good visibility and exceptional marine life, it's a divers paradise. Dives are subject to charge. 

Ocean walker:
Experience the feeling of diving without having to get geared up! With ocean walking, you'll wear a astronaut-like helmet and breath normally as you walk on the ocean floor, keeping your hair and face out of the water completely! This unique experience is suitable for non-swimmers who with to have a below-the-sea experience without all the fuss! Subject to charge. 

Itinerary: 
9:15am - Check in, followed by 9:30am boarding
10:00am - Depart the marina and enjoy the view inside our airconditioned cabins, or choose to soak up the sun outside
10:30am - Our crew will brief you on the day as well as show you the ropes for a day full of snorkelling. Divers will also be briefed on what's to follow during their days activities. Top it off with a presentation on the marine life in the area. 
11:30am - Arrive on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
12-1:30pm - A hot and cold tropical lunch is served on board, buffet style. With fresh prawns, pastas, meats, salads and fruit, you'll have an amazing lunch before heading back out for activities! 
3:00pm - Depart Agincourt Reef to head back to Port Douglas, checking out photos and videos from the day 
4:30pm - Arrival back at Reef Marina 


*Please note that this tour departs from Port Douglas

What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for EMC charge
  • Towel

What's Included

  • Snorkelling
  • Semi-submersible
  • Underwater observatory
  • Buffet lunch


 

What's Extra

  • Government Environmental Management Charge of *$6 pp payable on check-in to Quicksilver Cruises (*$6.50pp payable from 01 April 2016)
  • Fuel Surcharge: A fuel surcharge may be applicable and in such cases is payable direct on the day of travel.
  • Pick-ups at Cairns and Port Douglas at additional charge 

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 cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the total price. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's 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, especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
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Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. 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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