Hi, my boyfriend and I will be arriving in Cairns in early December. One of the things we want/definitely need to do is see the outer reef.
I'm a snorkeling junkie. However, the boyfriend, though loving marine life, has a lingering fear of water from childhood and is not a good swimmer.
I think Quicksilver will be a good compromise for us; I'll get to go snorkelling while he can see the wildlife "without getting his feet wet." The boat seems large enough to keep him from being seasick.
However, I saw the number of people they take out, and I'm concerned that I won't enjoy the trip due to the water being overcrowded or the wildlife being scared/harmed by so many travelers. Is this the case, or do they handle the crowd well enough that you get to see some of everything?