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.

 


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.


Full Day Tours 

Your day begins at 7:30 in the morning with your guide taking you out to the beautiful Mossman Gorge. It’s a great place to be first thing in the morning absorbing all the sights and sounds of the forest and birds. You will be given an introduction to the rainforest here while walking along the new aerial walkway.

Next we head along the Captain Cook Hwy through the township of Mossman and past the cane fields up to the mighty Daintree River. Here we have morning tea including the great Aussie Lamington and a cruise along the river enjoying the riverine environment, all the while keeping an eye out for the area’s wildlife. “We may even see a snake laying on a branch of a tree, a green tree frog and of course the Estuarine Crocodile”.

After the cruise it is off towards Cape Tribulation, the area famous for the saying where the “Rainforest meets the Reef”. Time is allowed for a walk along the beach or walk to the lookout, an area steeped in history which will all be explained, by your knowledgeable tour guide.

After leaving Cape Tribulation we then travel to our very own Daintree Hideaway, private lunch site, surrounded by rainforest and a rainforest stream, hearing the natural sounds of the forest, while eating a sumptuous lunch and chatting with your new friends for the day. Here you can walk along a rainforest track to truly get an insight into the world’s oldest continual living rainforest. This is a fascinating area full of history and amazing plants and animals including one of the largest birds in the world, the Cassowary.

After lunch it is then off to the famous Daintree Ice-cream Company where you can purchase a tropical fruit ice-cream on our way to the stunning Cassowary Falls. Here we will jump into our soft top Land Rover for a 4wd ride along the tracks and through the creeks of “River home” cattle property towards the falls. The waterfall has featured in the past in T.V. shows, so as you can imagine, it is a very special location. Go for a swim, feed the fish and turtles, or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. What a memorable way to end the day before heading back home to Port Douglas.

Returning approximately 5:30pm

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Full Day Tours - Adult AUD$ 199.00
Full Day Tours - Child Age 10 – 14yrs AUD$ 169.00
Full Day Tours - Private Charter Rates (Cape Tribulation) - $1400 up to 6 passengers AUD$ 1,400.00
Full Day Tours - Private Charter Rates (Cape Tribulation) - additional person AUD$ 95.00
Half Day Tours - Morning Tour 

What to Bring

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sensible shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Camera

Morning Tour Overview

Here is a tour that allows you to swim at the base of a waterfall without the worry of crocodiles, or having to spend a whole day getting there.

Heading off nice and early allows us plenty of time to enjoy the morning. First off is a drive up to Daintree Village where we will do a 1 hour river cruise. A completely different section of the Daintree River, where you will be taken out on an informative trip to view the beauty of this area and with the chance of spotting the wildlife (croc's among other things!) that call the river home.

After the cruise we will have a Traditional Devonshire tea, including beautiful scones, jam and cream, with the choice of Daintree Tea, coffee, flat white, cappuccino etc.

Then it is off to "River Home" Cattle Station where our off Road 4WD Land Rover awaits. Travel along the station tracks and through creeks in true "Safari" Style, to get close to our destination. The road ends at the beautiful Cassowary Falls.

This is a tranquil location with a fantastic swimming area right at the base of the falls. Plenty of time allowed for those memorable holiday snaps!

Here we have enough time to have a great swim and admire the scenery. For the non-swimmers, there is some lovely rainforest here, so exploring close by is an option.

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Half Day Tours - Morning Tour - Adult AUD$ 99.00
Half Day Tours - Morning Tour - child AUD$ 79.00
Half Day Tours - Morning Tour - family of 4, 2 x adults & 2 x children 4-14yrs of age AUD$ 315.00
Half Day Tours - Morning Tour - Private Charter - up to 10 pax AUD$ 860.00
Half Day Tours - Morning Tour - Additional person AUD$ 60.00
Half Day Tours - Afternoon Tour 

What to Bring

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sensible shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Camera

Afternoon Tour Overview

This is a great tour for those of you that only want to spend a half day out, short on time or even a nice sleep in while on holiday!

Two areas are visited on this trip, Daintree River, Mossman Gorge, plus afternoon tea in between.

We begin with a drive along the Captain Cook Highway passing Cane fields on the way to the Daintree River, with a little history along the way. Here we board a cruise along the tidal reaches of the Daintree River for an hour looking out for all manner of creatures, including the estuarine crocodile, snakes, birds, frogs and more.

From here we will head back down for afternoon tea at the Mossman Gorge Visitors Centre, feasting on Damper, accompanied by local honey, cream, together with your choice of coffees, teas, or soft drinks, before jumping onto a bus into the gorge itself.

Once in Mossman Gorge National Park, we will conduct an interpretive walk along an elevated boardwalk, so we can have a closer look at the Rainforest Canopy. Weather dependent a dip in the crystal clear rainforest stream which can be quite refreshing , whilst being surrounded by the beautiful and healing Mossman Gorge, rainforest.

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Half Day Tours - Afternoon Tour - Adult AUD$ 99.00
Half Day Tours - Afternoon Tour - child AUD$ 79.00
Half Day Tours - Afternoon Tour - family of 4, 2 x adults & 2 x children 4-14yrs of age AUD$ 315.00
Half Day Tours - Afternoon Tour - Private Charter - up to 10 pax AUD$ 860.00
Half Day Tours - Afternoon Tour - Additional person AUD$ 60.00
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.