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.


Great Barrier Reef Tour 

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 and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you 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 alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish.

The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where you board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing you to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines.

The experienced Skipper and Eco Host ensure the trip is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side. Magical memories like these sometimes only happen once in a lifetime.

Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included and the Ocean Safari tour is proud to have Advanced Eco Accreditation.  Ocean Safari is located onsite at Safari Lodge, offering Safari Hut and camping accommodation in the tropical rainforest, and the Turtle Rock Cafe, so you can eat, stay and play in the one location!

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Great Barrier Reef Tour - Adult AUD$ 154.00
Great Barrier Reef Tour - Child AUD$ 99.00
Great Barrier Reef Tour - Family AUD$ 459.00
Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hir AUD$ 8.00
Prescription Mask Hire AUD$ 15.00
Ocean Safari & Ocean Rafting Two Trips Deal 

For those who are travelling along the tropical Queensland east coast, enjoy an Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef tour from Cape Tribulation and an Ocean Rafting Whitsunday Island experience, with this special Two Trips Deal package.

Enjoy an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation with Ocean Safari. This half day eco-tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a 25 minute ride, 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 alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish.

Travel further south and choose from one of two exciting Whitsunday tour options, the Northern Exposure or Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. Ocean Rafting is the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

Experience Ocean Rafting’s signature adrenalin fuelled action while exploring the islands, inlets and beaches on custom built semi-rigid inflatable vessels, travelling at speeds of up to 35 knots (65 km/hour). The vessels are up to 12 metre semi-rigid inflatable vessels, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines, allowing you to experience a fun, high speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

The significant difference between the two Ocean Rafting tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time. Daily tours depart from Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) in Airlie Beach.

*Please note: The above tour itineraries are a guideline only and are subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions.  

Ocean Safari: Cancellations up to 5pm the night before departure date receive 95% refund.  Cancellations after 5pm night before departure date – no refund.  Please call Ocean Safari 48 hours prior to departure on 07 4098 0006  to reconfirm booking and pick up time. For bookings within 24 hours of departure please call (07) 4098 0006.

Ocean Rafting: Cancellations up to 7pm the night before departure date receive 95% refund.  Cancellations after 7pm night before departure date – no refund.  Please call Ocean Rafting 48 hours prior to departure on 07 4946 6848 to reconfirm booking and pick up time. For bookings within 24 hours of departure please call (07) 4946 6848.

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Ocean Safari & Ocean Rafting Two Trips Deal - Adult AUD$ 298.00
Ocean Safari & Ocean Rafting Two Trips Deal - Child AUD$ 189.00
Buffet Style Lunches AUD$ 16.00
Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire AUD$ 8.00
Prescription Mask Hire AUD$ 15.00
Reef and Rainforest packages 

Spend longer in Tropical North Queensland and stay overnight in the tropical jungle before or after your Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef trip. Located onsite at Safari Lodge (previously known as Jungle Lodge), Ocean Safari offers the ultimate reef and rainforest adventure.

The Reef ‘n Rainforest packages include king, twin or quad Safari Lodge accommodation and an Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef trip, allowing for an overall Daintree experience.

Great Barrier Reef Trip

The Ocean Safari tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life, turtles and coral species. The serenity and clarity of the Great Barrier Reef off Cape Tribulation offers some of the most incredible underwater viewing ever experienced, in a remote region relatively untouched by man.

Cape Tribulation Accommodation

Far away from the stresses of city life, the Safari Lodge sits happily between two world heritage areas, the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the tropical Daintree Rainforest. Sleep in the jungle and enjoy the sounds of the rainforest at night, or rise early to experience the sunrise over beautiful Myall Beach only minutes away. Experience the region without the crowds.

Safari Lodge offers affordable eco huts known as Safari Huts – quad share, twin, single or dorm – as well as camp sites in the tropical rainforest, close to the beach, restaurants and water holes. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, camp kitchen, toilets and showers and a laundry.

Safari Lodge is located onsite at the Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef trip check in office, which is also home to the Turtle Rock Café.

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Reef and Rainforest packages - aDULT AUD$ 214.00
Reef and Rainforest packages - king AUD$ 194.00
Reef and Rainforest packages - twin share, quad share. AUD$ 184.00
Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire AUD$ 8.00
Prescription Mask Hire AUD$ 15.00
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.