Great Barrier Reef Day Trips
Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Calypso Reef Cruises, Port Douglas, offers family cruises, reef tours, and dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling and scuba diving. Our reef trips are suitable for all ages and provide a unique reef experience for all guests.
Explore the wondrous spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef with Calypso Reef Cruises. A diversity of marine life and corals inhabit the Great Barrier Reef and can be viewed from the surface or by plunging below.

Snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef is an adventure. Exploring the coral gardens in search for weird and wonderful marine creatures at Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef will keep you busy for hours. Three sites are visited in one day, providing an insight into this large, unique and extraordinary living organism that is the Great Barrier Reef.
Departing from the Crystalbrook Marina, our experienced and knowledgeable crew will take you on a trip of a lifetime to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in new stable and comfortable vessels.

 


Agincourt Reef - Snorkel & Dive 

Snorkel & Dive the Great Barrier Reef

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.

Explore rich, diverse coral gardens that help form these protective ocean walls, filled with hard and soft corals as well as the reef’s most iconic species such as sharks, stingrays, turtles, whales*, groupers and cods, maori wrasse and parrotfish.

Calypso Reef Cruises offers a fleet of modern vessels that ensures your visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a memorable and comfortable as possible.

All custom designed, Calypso vessels offer the very best in comfort with spacious decks, day-bed style seating, air-conditioned saloons and submerged platforms, extending the width of the vessel, to allow for easy access to and from the water.

*Whales are typically present on the Great Barrier Reef between June and September. Please note sightings of whales or other marine species are not guaranteed.

Please note: On days with low passenger numbers or unsuitable weather conditions, it may be necessary to move people between Agincourt and Opal Reefs. On the rare occasions that this occurs we will pick the tour and locations that will provide the best possible outer reef experience. It may not be possible to provide notice prior to travelling.

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Agincourt Reef - Snorkel & Dive - Adult AUD$ 255.50
Agincourt Reef - Snorkel & Dive - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 185.50
Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling 

Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Great Barrier Reef with Calypso Snorkel, a dedicated snorkelling vessel departing Port Douglas daily.

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible experiences a person can enjoy. With much of the reef’s colour and marine life visible within a couple of metres of the water’s surface, snorkelling offers all swimmers, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close.

Float effortlessly over rich, colourful coral gardens teeming with life from the cute and playful clownfish to the graceful beauty of the green turtle. Giant clams, stingrays, maori wrasse, cods and colourful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you will encounter during your visit to Opal Reef with Calypso.

This 21-metre vessel offers comfortable day bed style seating, spacious decks and professional experienced crew ensuring a unique and personalised Great Barrier Reef experience for every guest.

For more information please visit our Calypso Reef Cruises website.

Please note: On days with low passenger numbers or unsuitable weather conditions, it may be necessary to move people between Agincourt and Opal Reefs. On the rare occasions that this occurs we will pick the tour and locations that will provide the best possible outer reef experience. It may not be possible to provide notice prior to travelling.

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Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling - Adult AUD$ 255.50
Opal Reef - Calypso Snorkelling - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 185.50
Low Isles - Half Day Snorkelling 

Half day tours to Low Isles

Join us for a snorkelling experience at a secluded island at the best times of day....early morning and afternoon. Arriving at Low Isles after a 30 minute journey, guests will explore the coral reef and its inhabitants without the crowds.

Our comfortable vessel travels to Low Isles with only 23 guests and allows approximately 2.5 hours to snorkel and explore this picturesque coral cay, a similar amount of time as some full day tours have at the island. Snorkel in the calm lagoon or view the reef from our glass bottom boat, Calypso's crew will provide tours for guests to learn and appreciate the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Access to the reef is very easy, either from the back of the vessel or from the beach as the reef hugs close to the island.

On our two departures daily*, guests can access the island** and explore the sandy paths winding through the vegetation. See first hand the historical Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected. Bird life found here is spectacular, with many sea birds breeding and nesting in the vegetation and on the ground.

This tour is perfect for visitors who have limited time and want to explore the picturesque Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef.

*During the off season, these tours may be reduced to one departure per day.

**Due to some weather conditions, it may not be possible to access the island. Please contact us for more information.

Guests make their own way to Crystalbrook Marina for their scheduled departure. Drinks and snacks can be purchased using cash on board (sorry no credit card facilities available).

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Low Isles - Half Day Snorkelling - Adult AUD$ 195.00
Low Isles - Half Day Snorkelling - Child (4-14yrs) AUD$ 155.00
Port Douglas Packages 
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CALYPSO OUTER REEF FULL DAY TOUR & SCENIC HELI FLIGHT - 30 MINS - Adult AUD$ 505.50
CALYPSO OUTER REEF FULL DAY TOUR & SCENIC HELI FLIGHT - 30 MINS - Child AUD$ 442.50
CALYPSO LOW ISLES HALF DAY TOUR & SCENIC HELI FLIGHT - 30 MINS - Adult AUD$ 450.50
CALYPSO LOW ISLES HALF DAY TOUR & SCENIC HELI FLIGHT - 30 MINS - Child AUD$ 414.50
CALYPSO OUTER REEF FULL DAY TOUR & DAINTREE TOURS - Adult AUD$ 409.50
CALYPSO OUTER REEF FULL DAY TOUR & DAINTREE TOURS - Child AUD$ 320.50
CALYPSO OUTER REEF FULL DAY TOUR & HOT AIR BALLOONING - Adult AUD$ 521.50
CALYPSO OUTER REEF FULL DAY TOUR & HOT AIR BALLOONING - Child AUD$ 403.50
DAINTREE RAINFOREST FULL DAY TOUR & TWILIGHT SAILING - Adult AUD$ 237.50
DAINTREE RAINFOREST FULL DAY TOUR & TWILIGHT SAILING - Child AUD$ 202.50
Poseidon

Poseidon's high cruising speed takes you to the VERY OUTER EDGE of the Great Barrier Reef, to superb, completely unspoilt reefs at the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs - DEPARTS DAILY at 8:30am returns 4:30pm.
Poseidon caters for Snorkellers, Introductory & Certified Scuba Divers,GUIDED SNORKEL TOURS are offered - small groups, LIMITED PASSENGER NUMBERS with high crew/passenger ratio for personalised service and individual attention, Reef interpretation talk by a Marine Biologist , EASY ACCESS to WATER: 8m wide level duckboard, Spacious air conditioned bar/saloon area, Large sun & covered deck areas, Superb TROPICAL BUFFET LUNCH, morning & afternoon teas, Multilingual staff - assistance in German, French, Italian & Spanish.

A $6.00 per person Environmental Management Charge is payable on check in.


Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation.  This half day eco tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life, turtles and coral species.  After a fast ride of approximately 25 minutes, guests are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.  On most days the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, home to an abundance of marine life as well as beautiful hard and soft corals.


Certified & Guided Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas
Tech Dive offers  First Class Diving for Certified Divers on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Diving with a difference with the option of a Tech Dive Academy instructor as your own personal private tour guide for the day!

Wavelength

Wavelength visits great sites pristine coral gardens, abundant fish & clear water.

For most of us, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience, so make it count! Snorkelling is the best and easiest way to see the reef because 90% of its diversity occurs within 4 metres of the surface. That’s why we’ve specialised in snorkelling since starting our tours to the Outer Reef in 1986.


Quicksilver Outer-Reef Trips

Travel with Australia's most awarded reef cruise company. With a choice of day trips or extended cruising options, it's the ultimate way to see nature's finest in absolute comfort and style. Quicksilver has become a highly sophisticated company with a fleet of eleven of the most advanced Australian made cruising vessels. Quicksilver Connections has been voted Australia's best tour operator, but we can only take half the credit. Nature provides the reef and we're proud to take you to where the very best of nature's work is found.

Agincourt Ribbon Reef - Daily Outer Reef Cruise ...
For your experience of a lifetime, 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.

Low Isles - Daily Great Barrier Reef Island Sailing ...
Sailing aboard 'Wavedancer' to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes.

An additional $5.50 per person Environmental Management Charge is payable directly on check in.


Silversonic Outer-Reef Trips

Cruise on The Silversonic - the fastest vessel to the reef, you'll enjoy over 5 hours exploring the delights of this underwater world. At Agincourt ribbon reef, you'll have access to exclusive dive and snorkel sites, Visiting 3 different sites so you can choose 3 certified dives 2 introductory dives or 3 different adventure snorkel locations.

With numerous reef locations available, each site offers a new experience, selected for its unique variety of marine life and corals. In between water activities, relax on the expansive sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea.


 Sailing
Wavedancer

Imagine sailing aboard Wavedancer to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes... Low Isles

Set like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that appeals to everyone. And why not, when this is everyone’s idea of a secluded tropical paradise! The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and families.

Visitors are limited to protect the reef’s ecology, so you’ll experience this island heaven with a select few. So Relax - the whole of this beautiful, palm fringed island beach is yours to explore and enjoy.


Aquarius Low Isles Port Douglas

Experience the ultimate in luxury sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with an Aquarius reef cruise from Port Douglas to Low Isles.

Aquarius is a 62ft vessel carrying a maximum of 23 guests on a unique and personalised reef experience daily from Port Douglas.

Guests enjoy swimming and snorkelling amongst spectacular marine life including green turtles, parrotfish and fusiliers in the tranquil waters of the Low Isles lagoon.

For a unique holiday experience in tropical North Queensland, watch the sun setting over the mountains of the Daintree Rainforest while indulging in pure relaxation on an Aquarius Sunset Cruise from Port Douglas.

Departing from Meridien Marina Mirage at 4.45pm, our 1.5 hour sail over the Coral Sea creates a memory that will last a life time.


Sailaway Port Douglas

SAILAWAY is a Lagoon 500 luxury sailing catamaran that takes limited number of guests from Port Douglas to Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef Australia. Built by Lagoon in Bordeaux France, Sailaway is the first of Lagoon's new production boats to arrive in Australia. She is also the first large sailing cat to arrive by sea on her own bottom.

Sailaway sail primarily with wind power. All food and produce served on-board is locally sourced.  Our tenders use bio-diesel with low emission 4 stroke outboards, we recycle onboard and use Sani-Loo waste water treatment system. Mandatory Carbon offsetting contribution


 Attractions
Hartley`s Crocodile Adventures

Situated on the magnificent coastal drive between the popular destinations of Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is located on the Captain Cook Highway, 40 km north of Cairns and 25 km south of Port Douglas.Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and native wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Set in the foothills of the MacAlister Range, in a World Heritage listed area, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is home to a range of habitat types including melaleuca wetlands, riverine rainforest and eucalypt woodland.

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures provides an innovative approach to viewing and interacting with wildlife, enabling visitors to become immersed in a natural environment with safety. A series of timber boardwalks provide elevated viewing of wildlife as visitors journey through a range of natural habitats.

 


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.


Wildlife Habitat

The award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading environmental Wildlife experience, providing visitors with a chance to observe up close a huge range of flora and fauna.
Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Wildlife Habitat was constructed in 1988 on 8 acres (2 hectares) of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment.
With an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, The Wildlife Habitat is committed to conservation via its Wildlife Rescue program, ensuring that injured, orphaned, or sick animals are looked after in a professional and caring manner.
The Wildlife Habitat is a Wildlife immersion exhibit - an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious and natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks, observing up close a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and roam freely.


 Transfers
Exemplar Coaches and Limousines

Heading to Port Douglas or Palm Cove and now working out how best to get from Cairns Airport?   Look no further........

 Exemplar Coaches and Limousines are a boutique transfer company with modern limousines and coaches, managed by friendly and expert staff.  We will exceed your most demanding expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.


 Tours
Tony`s Tropical 4 x 4 Tours

Tony`s Tropical Tours offers the best in luxury day touring to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls.

Be guided in the privacy of a small group in a luxury vehicle visiting this world heritage listed area with exclusive Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation locations.

We assure you of an inspiring Daintree Rainforest eco experience, whether you travel as far as Cape Tribulation via Mossman Gorge or venture north to the Bloomfield Falls.


Daintree Discovery Tours

One of the must do trips In Far North Queensland is to visit the exquisite Daintree Rainforest.

Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is immensely important as a living link back to the Gondwanan times. It is considered as the oldest continual living rainforest on Earth.

Departing from Port Douglas and surrounds, Daintree Discovery Tours gives you the best of both worlds, Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge.


Daintree Wonder Tours

Full day tours featuring CAPE TRIBULATION – DAINTREE RAINFOREST – MOSSMAN GORGE – DAINTREE RIVER

Daintree Wonder Tours is your World Heritage Rainforest specialist – providing daily trips to the Daintree National Park, incorporating the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, the mighty Daintree River, secluded Daintree Rainforest swimming holes and much more!

Daintree Wonder Tours offers a day of memories, taking in the Daintree must-see sights, as well as a few well kept secrets, to make your visit to this magical place a very memorable one.

In order to ensure comfort, safety and quality guiding we cap our guest numbers at 11. So no crowds just small group touring within the Daintree National Park.

Daintree Wonder Tours is a locally owned and operated family business, allowing you to experience the area through the eyes of those that know it best.


De Luxe Safaris

De Luxe Safari drivers .. your hosts .. have extensive naturalist experience in this amazing area. They ensure you really do enjoy and relax on your VIP safari. Rated as the most successful personalised safari services operating out of Port Douglas, your safari drivers look forward to showing you the rainforest and outback of Australia.

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and the Daintree National Park.
Operating within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of the Daintree rainforest, Super Deluxe : a custom built luxury 4WD - offers the ultimate nature based adventure.

Simple the best day tour out of Port Douglas. 


Dragon Lady Port Douglas

Dragon Lady is a locally owned and operated vessel available for share & sole charter all year. She is a 34ft Cairns Custom Craft Game boat, operating out of Port Douglas. Specifically designed and built in Cairns for the purpose of catching and landing the game fish of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Try reef, shark, light tackle game fishing, or, heavy tackle game fishing for the giant Black Marlin. This is the only vessel in the Port Douglas fleet to offer share charters for light and heavy game fishing. 

With a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots, air conditioning, enclosed head and a comfortable roomy interior a safe and enjoyable day is guaranteed! Steve Adamson, our Skipper, has been fishing these northern waters for the last 25 years.


Out N About Fishing

Port Douglas is highly rated as one of Australia's and the world's premiere fishing holiday destinations. The fishing grounds of Port Douglas are exciting and diverse and are unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
Port Douglas is embraced with natural world heritage listings and is nestled amongst the postcard tropical paradise that is Tropical North Queensland, showcasing the exclusive combination of the Great Barrier Reef meeting the Daintree Rainforest.


Reef and Rainforest Connections

Reef and Rainforest Connections is a 100% locally owned and operated, well-established and respected day tour operation, which has been operating day tours out of Port Douglas since 1989.

Our wide range of products include highlights such as Cape Tribulation, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforest Habitat, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Cairns Tropical Zoo. We also have a selection of packages available which combine some of our more popular destinations!

We are dedicated to giving you personalised and professional service – the best of touring and cruising in the tropics! You can be assured of courteous and personal attention, together with renowned Aussie humour and friendliness. We keep it light, but are serious about interpreting our special place. All of our guides have a wide knowledge of flora, fauna, reef biology, history, local geography and geology and will be pleased to share it with you.


 Activities
Raging Thunder

Raging Thunder offers a unique flying conditions which provides us with 98% tour reliability. This statistic is unmatched anywhere in the world within the Ballooning industry. Raging Thunder remains at the forefront of ballooning from our in-house pilot training programs to our state of the art equipment, thus ensuring a high level of service and product quality.

The mood of our trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of our tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism.