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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Highlights
  • Visit three snorkel/dive sites along the Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Tour for all abilities: snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$175.28
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Cruise including snorkeling and all necessary equipment will be provided. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. AU$6.50 EMC per person is payable on board.
From US$175.28
Cruise & 1 Introductory Dive
Cruise & 1 intro dive. No experience required. All snorkel/dive equipment, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included. AU$6.50 EMC pp is payable on board. Minimum age for diving is 12 yrs
From US$222.76
Cruise & 1 Certified Dive
Cruise & 1 cert dive with a PADI dive master. All snorkel/dive equipment, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included. Certification cards are required. AU$6.50 EMC per person is payable on board.
From US$215.45
Overview
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. On this tour, set sail for the remote outer reefs and its renowned dive sites, and increase your chances of spotting rare marine life by stopping at three different spots. Opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Port Douglas and a short transfer to the marina. Set sail for the Outer Reefs aboard a custom-built, snorkel-only vessel that allows you access to the remote outer reefs, including Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs.

As you arrive at the first site, the crew goes through basic snorkeling techniques and helps you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Depending on your experience level and the tour option chosen, either enjoy swimming and snorkeling around the reef; join an introductory dive in a small group of up to four, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive instructor; or take part in a certified dive in a small group of up to seven, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive master.

Back onboard, have a tasty morning tea as you cruise to the second destination. Here, enjoy a second dive, take part in a guided snorkeling excursion, or enjoy swimming and snorkeling at your leisure.

After working up an appetite in the water, refuel with a buffet lunch onboard before setting out for the third and final site of the day.

After a full day at sea, enjoy afternoon tea as you take in your last views of the Great Barrier Reef en route back to Port Douglas. On arrival at the cruise port, a driver takes you back to your hotel.
Reviews (159)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply a GREAT choice! HIGHLY recommend

Like most people, we picked a tour, but checked a TA for some feedback. So we joined this crew for a reef diving excursion, without really knowing how good they are. The crew was incredibly attentive, and (to my relief) hyper-focused on the safety of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank midfielder7
Reviewed 1 week ago
wonderful day trip

We went with Calypso, as we was both nervous swimmers. But we are so glad we went with Calypso as they made us more than safe and showing us around the reef. The staff was exceptional, especially Cam who was very good with us beginners...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank zincy83
Chris K, Manager at Calypso Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind feedback Zincy, great to read you had such a good day. I'll advise operations with regards to the wet suits. Thanks and regards, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Perfect Choice!

We researched a lot of different places for this trip, as my husband and I were snorkeling, and our son was scuba diving. We finally chose Calypso, and we are SO glad we did! In fact, we had such a great day out on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elainedi
Chris K, Manager at Calypso Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow ! Thanks for the wonderful review Elaine. We really appreciate your 5 star feedback ! Regards, Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
World-class excursion

This is a fantastically well organized professional trip out to three dive sites on the world famous great barrier reef. We went on the calypso 10 cruiser which is a large powerful purpose built for diving catamaran and had a brilliant day snorkelling. The day...More

Thank 144davidn
Chris K, Manager at Calypso Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks David, It's very kind of you to give such an in depth review. We appreciate you taking the time to write in. Regards, Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Half Day Trip Snorkelling on the Reef

For our first trip to the reef, and first time snorkeling, we couldn't have picked a better tour or had a better crew. The boys were awesome, very knowledgeable and made us feel safe and welcome. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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22 November 2018|
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Response from Adrian1958 | Reviewed this property |
This would definitely not be a trip suitable for a pram. It is a smaller boat, it can be a little rough at times and you are on the boat for a full day.
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Wesley W
17 November 2018|
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Response from jamiep62018 | Reviewed this property |
As all other reviewer have stated, November through to February is the peak time for stingers as the water temps are higher during this period. Calypso staff are well versed in answering any questions about stingers and do... More
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Allison C
10 July 2018|
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