Quicksilver Cruises

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver, Australia's most awarded reef cruise company.

Choose from Quicksilver’s multi-award winning Outer Reef Cruise to the stunning Agincourt Reef where you’ll find the widest range of reef activities suitable for families and all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers included. Or if you prefer, set sail to the idyllic coral island, Low Isles, aboard the beautiful 30 metre sailing cat, Wavedancer, for a relaxed and all inclusive day.

If you’re seeking the thrill of aquatic adventures, premier dive and snorkel catamarans Silversonic, Silverswift and Poseidon, with special roaming permits, will take you to experience 3 spectacular and different reef sites in one exciting day.

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Poseidon Snorkel and Dive

Designed for personalised dive and snorkel adventures, Poseidon is a modern 24 metre dive and snorkel catamaran that takes you on a journey of discovery into the stunning Agincourt ribbon reefs - one of the most pristine reef systems of the entire Great Barrier Reef.

Perfect for experienced divers and snorkellers, Poseidon departs daily from Port Douglas to visit three different and unique reef site environments in this marine wilderness. With an extensive variety of over 30 exclusive reef locations, sites are selected daily according to weather and tidal conditions.

Poseidon also has a special permit allowing guests to swim with the Dwarf Minke Whales and is accredited with Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

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$242.50 $242.50
Silversonic Adventure Dive and Snorkel

Departing daily from Port Douglas, the ultramodern 29 metre Silversonic is custom-designed for the thrill of snorkeling and diving adventures on the outer reef.

With over five hours to explore the delights of this underwater world, snorkellers can experience three different outer reef locations at the renowned Agincourt Reef, while divers can experience introductory diving and up to three certified dives (diving additional cost). A free snorkel tour, hot and cold buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included in your day.

With a state-of-the-art ride control system for a smooth journey, hot freshwater shower, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges and a licensed bar, you will be travelling in comfort and style.

Coach transfers available from Cairns and Northern Beaches at additional cost. Tariffs quoted are for snorkeling only.

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$245.50 $245.50
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

For the experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's high speed wavepiercing catamaran takes guests in air-conditioned comfort to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef.

With the most spacious activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and a high crew ratio, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort. Friendly and attentive crew, including marine biologists, are on hand to ensure guests enjoy and gain the most from their day.

Explore the reef in a semi-submersible, underwater observatory, or by snorkelling and diving in the beautiful coral gardens. Your day also includes a delicious tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

Exciting optional activities include introductory and certified scuba diving, guided snorkelling tours, Oceanwalker helmet diving and scenic helicopter flights.

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$252.50 $252.50
Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt Great Barrier Reef coral island. Combined with the romance of sailing aboard Quicksilver's luxury 30 metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation.

Wavedancer moors in the calm, translucent waters of Low Isles picturesque lagoon, where a host of reef activities await. Quicksilver's friendly crew take visitors on a leisurely, informative day where numbers are limited to preserve the environment. Discover the reef while snorkelling or glass bottom boat viewing. Take a guided beach walk and snorkel tour with a marine biologist or just relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella, or on the decks of Wavedancer. A delicious tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included in your day.

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$200.50 $200.50

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Silver City Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Silver City is a great dive site where divers can explore a network of caves, a maze of bommies and a sheer wall of coral. Located on the western side of Osprey Reef, Silver City is often a good place to encounter silvertip sharks, but far more common are the whitetip reef sharks and grey reef sharks.

Southern Small Detached Reef Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Southern Small Detached Reef, 80 kilometres North of Lockhart River in Far North Queensland, is a remote but stunning reef. Sitting so far off the coast, the walls of the reef drop to over 100 metres, with the deep waters inviting lots of larger marine life such as turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, pelagic fish and occasional manta rays.

Tijou Reef Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Tijou Reef is located at the southern end of the Far Northern Reefs, so is often the first or last dive site explored on an expedition to this remote area. The sheltered western side of Tijou Reef is dotted with coral bommies and coral gardens that offer wonderful diving in depths to 30 metres.

Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL)

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
Rugged yet beautiful, Cape Melville National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) features the rocky headlands of Cape Melville, impressive granite boulders of the Melville Range, sandy beaches of Bathurst Bay, sandstone escarpments and inland dunes.

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)

Laura, Cook Area
Free Entry
Journey through golden sandstone hills and sweeping grasslands, boat along scenic coastal estuaries and vast river systems, and delight in flower-sprinkled lagoons and shady waterholes. Relish superb fishing, secluded camping, brilliant birdwatching and stunning photography.

Tijou Reef

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
Located off Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef is Tijou Reef, home to many different dive sites, particularly the coral gardens on the inner side and wonderful wall dives on its outer eastern side.

Great Detached Reef

Lockhart, Cook Area
Free Entry
Situated north of Cooktown, close to the Queensland cape, Great Detached Reef is a large complex of several reefs sitting on an old fossil mountain range. With roughly 46 kilometres of edge, wall diving is spectacular here, with steep cliffs dropping down to over 400 metres and small caves scattered across the reef walls.

North Horn Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
The most legendary dive site at Osprey Reef is the amazing North Horn. Located at the northern tip of the reef, this site features a sloping coral shelf in depths from 12 metres to 40 metres, and walls dropping into one kilometre.
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