Great Barrier Reef Day Trips

Port Douglas is one of the best locations on the Queensland coast to visit the Great Barrier Reef as it takes a far shorter time to reach the awesome outer reef, known for its prolific marine life.

This means you get more time on the Great Barrier Reef when you leave from Port Douglas. Most reef trips leave from the world famous Marina Mirage, a gorgeous marina shopping complex on Dickson Inlet.

Once a 'sleepy fishing village', Port Douglas has a vast collection of Great Barrier Reef cruise vessels, and all budgets are catered for from speedy catemarans to luxury yachts. Whatever your boat preference, you will be able to enjoy all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer from Port Douglas; scuba diving, boomnetting, snorkelling and glass bottom boating.

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Wavelength Reef Tours

Admire the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Wavelength Reef Tours, the only company that specialises in snorkelling tours. Snorkel over reef flats, staghorm forest or coral gardens with accredited marine biologists.

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef Cruising on WaveLength tours Friendly Wrasse on the Great Barrier Reef

Calypso Reef Charters

Leaving Port Douglas daily, join the friendly crew of Calypso Reef Charters onboard the luxury 23 metre vessel, venture out to the Great Barrier Reef for outstanding snorkelling and diving.

Quicksilver Tours

Quicksilver Tours offers snorkelling, swimming, scuba-diving, semi-sub tours, underwater observatory facilities and scenic helicopter flights at two intimate locations on the Great Barrier Reef, Agincourt Reef and Low Isles coral cay, situated off the coast of Port Douglas. Prices start from $124.

Haba Dive and Snorkel

Haba Dive and Snorkel has exclusive access to 10 different unspoilt dive locations on the Great Barrier Reef offering introductory and advanced diving or snorkelling amongst pristine reef, magnificent coral drop offs and the complete spectrum of marine life. Prices start from $140.


Quicksilver operates a dedicated dive catamaran Quicksmart which operates daily from Port Douglas to the best dive sites on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. This purpose-built, high speed vessel offers the ultimate diving experience for certified and novice divers and experienced snorkellers. Prices start from $136.

Quicksmart tours on the Great Barrier Reef Diving on the Great Barrier Reef Scuba dive preparation

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