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Calypso Adventures

20 Wongaling Beach Road, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
+61 (0)7 4068 8432
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This was our first snorkelling trip out to the Great Barrier Reef and chose Calypso Adventure because it was a small boat only catering for up to 12 guests. It turned out to be a good choice because the two locations where we stopped to swim were superb and of course uncrowded. For our trip we had Chrissy and Seán... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We booked this while in Port Douglas in October. We are keen snorkelers and the fact that there was a maximum group of twelve really appealed to us. It wasn't the cheapest at $250pp but we felt sure it would be worth it. We arrived at 9.15am prompt as instructed and Andy did a briefing before we left port. We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Calypso Adventure provided the perfect first experience of the wonders of the barrier reef. The snorkling/dive instructor Chrissey was fantastic in provided a safe and supportive environment for novices. Small number of people on a small boat ensured personalised attention and maximum time in the water. Andy's knowledge and stories kept us well entertained.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have been out to the reef from Port Douglas several times with different operators but had a GREAT day out with Calypso Adventures. The overall experience was a personal one (they take no more than 12 guests on board) we enjoyed the cruise out to the reef in a very comfortable boat, snorkelled at two different and interesting locations... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I've been out on the reef before but was still scared this time around, Chrissy my dive instructor held my hand the whole time and made me feel very comfortable. It was a wonderful experience and I got to see things I didn't get to see on my other trip because small groups give them the possibility to spend extra... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

If your in Port Douglas and are looking for a personal service for a day out snorkelling or an introductory dive on the reef these are the guys to book with, no more than 12 on the boat visiting a couple of reefs and lunch thrown in as well. We had the best day ever with Andy the 'skipper' and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Cancelled our trip with NO notice, then when we complained the manager was rude and arrogant and kept our money!! This guy should be wearing an eye patch and a parrot, a complete con man.

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CalypsoAdventures, Owner at Calypso Adventures, responded to this review

This is a clearly fraudulent 'review.' This simply did not happen. It's disappointing to see such petty acts... More

Kailua, Hawaii
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Do not book Calypso if you actually want to go diving!! My husband and I booked a Mission Beach dive trip yesterday and were told we'd be picked up by Andy at 8:45am at our hotel. We arrived on time and waited until 9:05, then asked the front desk to call Calypso and see what was up. THEN we were... More

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CalypsoAdventures, Owner at Calypso Adventures, responded to this review

We do apologise for the clear misunderstanding. This particular booking was not confirmed with Calypso Adventures and as such we were not aware that we had guests awaiting pick up. Once we were made aware that the guests were intending to visit the reef with us on that day we did try and arrange a private charter for the guests... More

Kelowna, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

It was a great experience, Ken took the glass bottom boat, while I went snorkeling, he doesn't swim. Jelly fish protection was provided, the crew were very well organised, and kept everyone under scrutiny, nobody was lost! had a great day on the reef.

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Martin City, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you want a trip that you plan to go smoothly, avoid Calypso Adventures at all cost. We arrived in Mission Beach the day before our adventure to the Great Barrier Reef, which we had booked five months ahead. When we contacted Calypso Adventure, they advised us that they had cancelled all their trips out of Mission Bay in February.... More

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CalypsoAdventures, Owner at Calypso Adventures, responded to this review

Due to unforeseen circumstances we did have to cancel our tours on this date. We had our guest booked on another vessel in Cairns as we would NOT just leave them 'high and dry.' This took considerable time and effort and they were offered a nice discount as compensation for their inconvenience. They declined the discount and the spaces on... More

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