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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French
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
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877
Additional information
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure details
  • 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
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Almudena S
3 contributions
Amazing experience!
Nov 2021 • Friends
Beautifull experience! Me and my friends enjoyed the full experience! Some of us did the snorkeling, other two diving and another one the introductory dive! We were able to combine different activities according to each of us!
Special shout out to Pamela, she was amazing! Always caring about the diving and about us! Always in a good mood and cheerful! The divinigs were really fun and we were able to see interesting stuff! Thank you so much!
Written December 1, 2021
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Eoin D
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia30 contributions
Wonderful experience for the familly
Nov 2021
My family and I took the Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise on the Calypso Blue in November 2021.

It was a fantastic trip from beginning to end. We stopped at three reefs for snorkelling.

The reefs were full of stunning coral and beautiful fish. We spent about an hour at each reef.
The crew are friendly and very knowledgeable about the reef and all things diving.
The boat is a large catamaran with a seated area inside and space at the front. The boat was spotless and very well maintained.
All the diving gear was all new and clean ready to use
There was food and drinks included throughout the trip.

Very happy we took the trip, thoroughly recommended.
Written November 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geoff S
Sydney, Australia68 contributions
A "friendly" option for a reef experience...just terrific.
Nov 2021
Had the pleasure to spend a day aboard Calypso Ten yesterday.
From the start of boarding, thru until we disembarked late in the afternoon, I had a great time.
Once everyone was on board, Seb..."Cruise Director" for the day... gave everyone a rundown on how the boat ran, a few rules and regs, and a full safety briefing. He kept it light and amusing, but got all the important information across. And he could probably do it all again in french, if he needed to!
All the crew were friendly, and enthusiastic. Best part was that they all happily interacted with their guests, which added a lot to the casual, and fun feeling across the boat. Too often on dive boats the crew just get on with their jobs, and avoid contact with those onboard; not on Calypso Ten.
They managed every situation beautifully, and showed lots of care and interest for everyone on board.
I was diving, and have to give a big shout out to Bronte, our divemaster. With the skipper, they selected 3 wonderful dive sites, and all the divers returned from each just amazed at what they had seen. Sharks, turtles, lobsters, myriad tropical fish, and plenty of healthy coral. She really knows her trade.
Food was good, seas were smooth and I doubt anyone could have reason to say they hadn't had a great experience, whether they were snorkeler, Discovery divers, or certified divers.
If I could make one suggestion, it would be to let divers do a giant stride entry off the dive deck, rather than having to get down on the swim platform; it's hard work for us old guys!
Written November 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey Geoff, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and wonderful review - we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us!
Written November 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tania C
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Amazing day out
Nov 2021 • Family
Amazing day out with the Calypso crew. After a really terrible year for our family this trip made it end on a high note that we really needed, so thank you! We have done several reef trips over the years and this one definitely rates at the top of the list. I was a little nervous from not having dived for 23 years but by the end of the intro chat, I knew I was in good hands and had nothing to worry about. My son had his first dives and loved it. We capped off the day with a snorkel at the last stop which was also enjoyable, swimming with a turtle. The boat is well set up for divers and snorkelling so great if your group has a variety of needs. Thanks to Kevin, Bronte, Seb, Rob and team.
Written November 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us!
Written November 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark S
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Incredible operation
Nov 2021 • Couples
We booked Calypso for some diving whilst visiting Port Douglas, despite the bookings being quite, they still ran the boats to cater for customers that they had. Now the service and expertise is the staff is nothing short of exceptional, Skipper Cam knows his way around, boat host Seb is from Quebec and is hilarious, and makes the safety briefing fun.
Now the diving, we dove with Pamela, Brontë, Kevin and Rob, all I can say is wow. Thorough knowledge of the six sites we dived over two days, and made us feel noting but comfortable from myself as an experienced diver to my partner who did 6 introduction dives, she loved it and is getting certified as soon as we get home! Thanks so much to the whole team at Calypso, even the booking staff were nothing but warm and helpful.
6 stars ⭐️
Mark and Ally
Written November 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us!
Written November 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nashida M
Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions
Must do
Nov 2021 • Friends
Great team, a special thanks to steve who went above and beyond in explaining how to snorkel properly to my 62 yr old mother who had never done it before. With Steve’s help she aced it and had a great day in the water. Something I never ever expected my mother to do let alone enjoy so a nig Thankyou for actually caring about your job. All the staff were kind and attentive
Written November 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us!
Written November 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leanne S
Eumundi, Australia36 contributions
Wonderful snorkel experience
Nov 2021
The entire Calypso crew, from booking all the way thru to the actual trip were amazing, such great customer service, they were extremely professional, friendly and helpful. We felt very safe on our snorkelling trip, all equipment was in great condition, the snorkel
Written November 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it & we're so happy to hear that you had a great time visiting the outer Great Barrier Reef with us!
Written November 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liz S
4 contributions
5 Stars to Calypso Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive day
Nov 2021 • Couples
We have just got back from an amazing day snorkelling and diving on the reef with Calypso! The crew - Lisa, Seb, Kevin, Ludi and Pamela - were all fantastic; knowledgeable, fun and professional. The 3 snorkels/dives were beautiful. Pamela was a fantastic guide for the dives and Ludi was also fantastic for the snorkels. Couldn’t recommend these guys more highly. Thanks for a memorable experience. Liz and JJ
Written November 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it & we're so happy to hear that you had a great time visiting the outer Great Barrier Reef with us!
Written November 22, 2021
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Gaya89
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Brilliant
Nov 2021
Our whole experience with calypso from the time of we booked up to final goodbyes was just excellent! Customer service was just so accommodating and efficient when we called to postpone our trip. The outer reef was beautiful and the crew members made sure everyone was comfortable. We snorkelled at 3 different sites and even though the water was choppy , we had an amazing time exploring the great barrier reef. Definitely coming back to do the diving with them !
Written November 15, 2021
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Hey there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it & we're so happy to hear that you had a great time visiting the outer Great Barrier Reef with us!
Written November 22, 2021
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MSpam Steven C
2 contributions
Very Happy- great day out
Nov 2021
The crew was amazingly friendly and helpful. Diving 3 separate reefs was much better than a single pontoon. My divemaster Aggie was fantastic and genuinely excited about her diving and kept a good steady pace so it was not exhausting at all. The host (bennie?-wear your name tag) was genuine and funny.
Written November 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for your awesome review - we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time visiting the outer Great Barrier Reef with us :)
Written November 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Magical adventure meeting Sea Turtles 🐢
What you see in the brochure is just a taste of what really happens. It's magical. We swam with green sea turtles �
LMAussiegal
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Amazing Morning!
I can’t believe how much sealife we saw snorkelling! Turtles, reef sharks, Bat Fish plus hundreds of other types of
kiwiguy101
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Fantastic morning
This was a fantastic trip. We were lucky with the weather, sunny and very calm seas,and had an awesome crew. Shout
952claudettep
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An excellent snorkeling experience. Very relaxing . Beautiful corals , turtles , a lot of different fish .
An absolute must from Port Douglas . Excellent snorkeling with a very interesting and attentive crew.
tobes6
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Fantastic day out!
What a great experience! I've been on many dive boat day trips and this was as good as it gets. Safety was of the
theoldgirl2015
theoldgirl2015
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Fabulous experience
I have just spent 4 days diving on the outer reef from Port Douglas, the Reef was fabulous. The Crew were amazing,
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Calypso Reef Trip
Great trip! Crew very safety conscious of divers and snorkelers. They had good equipment. All staff very friendly,
travic
travic
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Pleasant half day tour.
I like this half day tour to Low Isles especially the morning tour and being on the island before the other boats a
rastabear1
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Perfect half day snorkel and island tour
Well organised, great crew, even the short Low Isle tour was well worth doing - it’s got a very interesting history
MariannaBos
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Action packed morning
Great tour if you aren’t able to spend a whole day on the water! Spent most of the morning snorkelling. Learned a l
Sue K
Sue K
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Snorkelling with turtles and sharks! Amazing!
We went out for the morning with Calypso Cruises for their half day Low Isles Tour. We jagged a beautiful day for
anthonyhZ1933PH
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Half day adventure
Great crew, fantastic location the perfect half day trip most enjoyable when you want to see the reef without it be
Voyager27504781311
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Incredible afternoon cruise and snorkel
The Low Isles afternoon cruise was incredible! The team, Sam, Steve and Ludi, were all friendly, hilarious and extr
Lyn B
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Do it Do it Do it!!
A great afternoon!! Sam, Steve and Seb ensured we had a very memorable afternoon. Knowledgeable, especially Sam and
SharonG629
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Great Day Out
We did the outer reef full day cruise. The boat was a litter bigger than expected which was a good thing for some
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