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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • 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
  • Hassle-free and great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and two teas included
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 divemaster. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Coffee/Tea
  • Professional Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guided snorkel tour (Use of Snorkelling equipment) and Interpretive reef talk
  • Environmental Management Charge (AUD$6.50). Please note: amount increases to $7 on 1st April 2020
  • Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Soft drinks / chocolate bars
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 per person is payable on day of travel. It is not included in amount paid to Trip Advisor Experiences. Please note, this amount increases to $7 on 1st April 2020. Any bookings made for travel after 1st April 2020, EMC will be included in price.
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Additional dives may be booked and paid for on board (subject to availability). Maximum of three dives in a day.
  • Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to dive.
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If its raining on your day of travel, the tour will still go ahead. If Calypso cancels due to poor weather, mainly high winds, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Cancellation fees may apply if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Celeste R wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions
Incredible! The staff were fantastic extremely lovely. We snorkelled and saw everything we wanted to. The reef was stunning and the staff gave great recommendations on where to go for the best spots. Would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2020
LissaEruera wrote a review Jul 2020
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed the whole experience, snorkelling was amazing! Awesome crew, yummy food, great info shared and relaxed vibe. Fantastic day
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Date of experience: July 2020
Response from Chris K, Manager at Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the kind words Mellissa. Regards, Chris
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captaingetaway wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia30 contributions8 helpful votes
My family and I spent a great day out on the reef with Calypso in July 2020 and I can highly recommend them. I am a pretty experienced certified diver and have been on many dive trips in and outside Australia. Deb, Pamela and the rest of the dive team at Calypso got it just
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Date of experience: July 2020
Response from Chris K, Manager at Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the in depth feedback Captain :) It's great to read our crew are taking great care of our passengers and making them feel comfortable during their experience. We have some of the best crew in the business on board Calypso. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards, Chris
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Monique104 wrote a review Jul 2020
Santa Monica, California63 contributions22 helpful votes
Definitely a must do when visiting North Queensland. The staff were excellent - all very experienced and informative. We were taken to 3 areas of Opal Reef. The staff were extremely tentative, constantly doing a head count, and those staff who were not in the water with the
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Date of experience: July 2020
Enunconcierto wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We enjoy very much the day in the Great Barrier Reef with the guys, we make snorkeling and dive ,our instructor Pam is the best, really warm and looking after us. Thanks Pam 🙏 🤗
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Date of experience: July 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Calypso Reef Cruises
A Great Diving Experience
We had a great day out with Calypso. The diving and snorkeling were great. The Boat was modern and spacious and the
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Low Isle 1/2 day snorkelling was excellent
This 1/2 snorkelling trip from Port Douglas could not have been better! The skipper, ably assisted by Diver Dan and
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Want a lovely reef experience but are short on time? Calypso cruises will give you an top island snorkelling adventure.
Thanks to all the Calypso crew for making my visit to the beautuful Low Isles, the highlight of my Port Douglas vis
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Whales abounded!
Thank you Calypso staff for your inspiring passion for our beautiful GBR...your passion and ours combined must have
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Loved every minute. Boat comfortable; staff friendly & informative ; Snorkelling amazing. Highly recommend
Snorkelling from boat into low isle was amazing. Dee was really passionate about the reef and pointed out many thi
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Amazing Staff, Clean Boat, with Reef Education. Highly Recommend this Full Day Cruise.
One of, if not the best excursions I've done. If you travel all the way to see the reef - do the day long trip. It'
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Really great company
Great trip, excellent accommodation of medical issues / physical limitations as one of our group got very tired sn
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Amazing day at Low Isles
Thank you to Ricky, Taylor and Davina for a awesome half day out at Low Isles. I was with two friends (one of which
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Calypso Had A Bad Day
The snorkelling on reef, boat and crew were all good. Issue was around finding out at lunch time their fuse for fri
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Great experience
My husband and I had a great half day trip to the Low Isles with our 23 month old daughter. Thanks to Ricky and the
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Miracle Workers
THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!! I can’t recommend this company enough and in particular our crew Davina, Taylor and Rick
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Amazing time snorkelling at the Low Isles
I have done lots of scuba diving at the GBR, as well as snorkel day trips to the outer reef, however I have to say
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Great morning on the reef!
This was the perfect activity for our family holiday with the team from Calypso cruises. We had an awesome time, wi
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One of the Best Days of my life at Opel Reef
This company deserves their reputation as one of the best tour operators at the reef. They run these tours like a w
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Low Isles morning cruise
Had an amazing cruise with Ricky, Katie and Geoff, well organized, great education and fun, friendly team who took
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 8h
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