Tropical North Queensland Organised Trips

Calypso Outer Barrier Reef

Travel in comfort on board Calypso – a custom-designed motorised catamaran, complete with day bed-style seating and spacious decks, to 3 different Outer Barrier Reef sites that showcase the reef’s colourful marine life just a few metres below the surface. There’ll be the opportunity to listen to interpretive reef talks and enjoy guided snorkel tours. Departs from Port Douglas. Maximum passengers: 75.

Duration:

Full Day

Start time: 8.20am
End time: 4.30pm
Included/Excluded:

Inclusions:

Hotel pick up and drop off

Morning and afternoon tea

Lunch

Interpretive reef talk

Snorkelling equipment

Prescription masks, floatation devices, lycra suits and wetsuits

Guided snorkel tour

Max. group size: 75
Other information:

Daily departures except 25 Dec

Cape Tribulation & Daintree

Explore Cape Tribulation’s rainforest before crossing the mighty Daintree River. Enjoy morning tea and a tour at the Daintree Discovery Centre. Move on to Cape Tribulation Beach and its boardwalk for lunch in a stunning rainforest setting before re-crossing the river and cruising along its tranquil mangrove-lined waters. Visit the stunning Mossman Gorge before returning to Cairns.

Duration:

Full Day

Start time: Daily departures from Cairns' northern beaches and Port Douglas

Ocean Freedom Barrier Reef Cruise

Thanks to its high speed, this 20-metre catamaran takes just over an hour to reach the Great Barrier Reef. Your first stop will be Upolu Cay – a naturally formed coral cay with protected clear shallow waters. Take a glass-bottom boat ride, swim, snorkel or dive (extra cost). Then cruise on to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef where there’s the chance for guided snorkelling. Departs from Cairns. Maximum passengers: 75.

Duration:

Full Day

Start time: 7.45am
End time: 4.30pm
Included/Excluded:

Inclusions:

Hotel pick up and drop off

Lunch

Fuel Levy

Adventure Drift Snorkelling tour with Marine Naturalist

Guided snorkel tours

Glass bottom boat – coral viewing tour with reef interpreter

Hire of Lycra, wet suits and prescription masks

Max. group size: 75
Other information:

Daily departures except 25 Dec and 01 Jan

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Fly/Cruise

Board Quicksilver’s 45-metre high-speed catamaran on a full-day cruise to Agincourt Reef on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from a semi-submersible, an underwater observatory or snorkel and dive. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic 35-minute helicopter flight back to Port Douglas. This cruise is ideal for those keen to do lots of activities and the helicopter option (also possible on the way out) adds a wonderful airborne perspective. Departs from Port Douglas.

Reef Magic Outer Reef Full Day Cruise

Travel on board this fast stable motor catamaran for 1½ hours to reach Marine World on the Outer Barrier Reef. You’ll spend around 5 hours at this private reef platform, which provides the ideal base for activities including snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory viewing and relaxing on the spacious sundeck. Other activities – such as scenic helicopter flights and diving – are available at extra cost.
Departs from: Cairns. Maximum passengers: 190.

Duration:

8½ hours

Start time: 8.30am
End time: 5pm
Included/Excluded:

Inclusions:
Hotel pick up and drop off

Lunch

Government Environmental Management Charge

Semi Submersible tours

Glass Bottom Boat tours

Underwater Observatory

Use of sundeck, fresh water showers and change rooms

Snorkelling equipment & flotation aids

Fish feeding & identification by Marine Biologist

Marine Biologist presentation en route to the reef

Max. group size: 190
Other information:

Daily departures except 01 Jan

Reef Sleep Experience

Reef Sleep is a unique adventure, offering the chance to sleep under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef! By day, Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Reefworld’ pontoon at Hardy Reef is used by day trippers as a base to explore the marine-rich waters. After 3pm, it’s an exclusive spot for a small number of guests. Enjoy quiet snorkelling time, sip Champagne at sunset,  and watch as the reef comes alive. Then let the waves lull you to sleep in your cosy swag, set up out in the open-air on the top deck of the pontoon.

Duration:

2 days/1 night

Sailaway Sunset Sail

Board your Sailaway vessel at Port Douglas Marina and set off on a sunset sail cruise along the Port Douglas coastline on board the luxury 'Lagoon' catamaran. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views, and enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne, wine or beer, alongside a selection of canapés.
Departs from: Port Douglas. Maximum passengers: 40.

Duration:

2 hours

Start time: 4.45pm
End time: 6.45pm
Included/Excluded:

Inclusions:
1.5 hours of sailing along the coastline off Port Douglas
Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or beer
Selection of canapes including dips, crudites and cheese platter
Environmental Management charge.

Max. group size: 40
Other information:

Daily departures except 25 Dec

Southern Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic 40-minute coastal flight from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliott Island, the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef. During your full-day experience on the island you will have the chance to join a glass-bottom-boat reef tour, hand-feed fish in the lagoon, take a guided reef walk or snorkel in search of incredible coral formations and marine life including turtles and manta rays.

Duration:

9 hours

Walkabout Cultural Experience

From Port Douglas, head off on this personalised and engaging small group tour to spend the day with a local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal guide. Visit a number of culturally significant areas and learn about the amazing relationships that the Kuku Yalanji have with their land. Walk through the rainforest and coastal habitats to learn about the flora and fauna, stop at a freshwater creek to enjoy lunch, try traditional Aboriginal hunting practices and cool off in a freshwater stream.

Duration:

9 hours

Start time: 8am
End time: 5pm
Max. group size: 6
Other information:

Daily departures except 25 Dec and 01 Jan

Wavedancer Low Isles Sailing Cruise

Quicksilver’s 30-metre luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with a more sedate and luxurious small group experience. Depart Port Douglas on an hour’s cruise to Low Isles – a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon with a wide sandy beach and clear, calm waters. Arrive mid-morning and spend your day snorkelling, scuba diving, exploring on guided beach walks or simply relaxing on the beach. Departs from Port Douglas.

Duration:

Full Day