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  •  Outer Reef Cruise and Snorkel Full Day Tour by Calypso Reef Cruises Depart from Port Douglas

Outer Reef Cruise and Snorkel Full Day Tour by Calypso Reef Cruises Depart from Port Douglas

  • Port Douglas
  • English
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Visit three (3) outer Great Barrier Reef sites
  • 2. Luxury large catamaran
  • 3. Guided snorkel tour
  • 4. All snorkel gear including lycra suits, wetsuits, flotation devices & prescription masks
  • 5. Morning & afternoon tea
  • 6. Lunch
  • 7. Tea, coffee & filtered water are available all day
  • 8. Interpretive reef talk
  • 9. Easy access for getting in & out of water
  • 10. Environmental Management Charge & Levies
  • 11. Transfer from/to selected Port Douglas hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
From AUD
$269.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Visit three (3) outer Great Barrier Reef sites
  • 2. Luxury large catamaran
  • 3. Guided snorkel tour
  • 4. All snorkel gear including lycra suits, wetsuits, flotation devices & prescription masks
  • 5. Morning & afternoon tea
  • 6. Lunch
  • 7. Tea, coffee & filtered water are available all day
  • 8. Interpretive reef talk
  • 9. Easy access for getting in & out of water
  • 10. Environmental Management Charge & Levies
  • 11. Transfer from/to selected Port Douglas hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
  • 4. Diving options
Destination Port Douglas
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point:  Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas (Address: 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877)
● Departure Time^: 08:45
^ Departure time is reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrives back at approximately 16:30
Address 21-23 Warner Street Shop 3, Port Douglas QLD 4877 Australia
How to get there ● By Car
Located approximately 43km north of Palm Cove, takes about 50 minutes; approximately 66km north of Cairns Airport, takes about 1 hour 10 minutes; approximately 69km north of Cairns City, takes about 1 hour 20 minutes.

- Onsite parking available

● By Complimentary Transfer
Complimentary transfer from/to selected Port Douglas hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Operating hours
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, departure location and time, and boarding time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements ● Make your own way to the Marina
Please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in

● By Complimentary Transfer
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the coach is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Please use contactless payment options at all times.
- Customers will be required to provide a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) and full name in order to complete activity. Customers' personal data may be provided to official government bodies to help stop the spread of any health outbreaks.
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● The tour is operating in the Wet Tropics, rain is expected mainly during the summer months. However, it can rain all year round. Rain doesn't affect the day to day operations to the Great Barrier Reef. The Service Provider does not cancel tours due to rain as it does not affect the quality of the reef.

● Most dietary requirements can be catered for, such as: coeliac, vegans, lactose intolerance and other allergies. Please advise at the time of your booking. Vegetarians have a great selection, just avoid the meat platters. All meats are supplied in separate containers.

2 Overview

Aboard a luxurious, stylish and comfortable catamaran, you'll venture out from the mainland to one of the best reefs in the region, Agincourt Reef. This reef is regarded as one of the best and most significant sites in the entire Great Barrier Reef and with this day cruise you'll be able to head below the surface and explore one of them for yourself.

Outer Reef Cruise and Snorkel Full Day Tour by Calypso Reef Cruises Depart from Port Douglas

 

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.

 

Inclusions
  • Full day outer Great Barrier Reef snorkelling cruise
  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day
  • Interpretive reef talk and guided snorkelling tour
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuits, lycra suits and prescription masks
  • Port Douglas accommodation transfers

 

Highlights
  • Dedicated snorkelling vessel
  • 3 great snorkelling sites at Opal Reef and Tongue Reef
  • Submerged platform for easy access
  • Interpretive reef talk
  • Delicious lunch
  • Comfortable indoor/outdoor seating
  • Sun decks with day-bed style seating
  • Air-conditioned saloon
  • Toilets with showers

 

Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.

  • 07:00 - 08:20 Tranfers
    Transfers from your accommodation commences.
  • 08:20 - 08:45 Boarding Commences
    At 08:20 at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas. As the crew welcome you aboard you will be fitted out with your own snorkelling equipment before relaxing with light refreshments.
  • 08:45 - 10:10 Cruise Time
    It is time to sit back and relax while we travel to the first site.
  • 10:20 - 11:15 First Snorkelling Site
    All guests will enjoy an informative talk on how to use the equipment and to snorkel safely. Crew are in the water to help as everyone explores the first snorkelling site. Morning tea is served.
  • 11:50 - 13:30 Second Snorkelling Site
    Travel to the second breathtaking site where guided snorkelling tours are available before a tropical lunch is served. After all that scrumptious food, a reef interpretive talk will be conducted by one of the crew.
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Third Snorkelling Site
    A short cruise to the final snorkelling site before enjoying afternoon tea.
  • 14:45 - 16:15 Cruise back
    Returning at approximately 16:15.
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Transfers
    Transfers back to your accommodation

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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