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“Great way to see the reef”

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises
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$193.56*
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Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Port Douglas
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Owner description: Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises offers a five star cruise to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, north of Port Douglas. Poseidon visits three spectacular sites on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. We cater for Snorkellers, certified and introductory divers who can enjoy doing up to three dives at different locations. Enjoy a guided snorkel tour and tropical buffet lunch. Limited passenger numbers ensures personal attention by our friendly crew.
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I would definitely recommend this charter service. We had a great day visiting 3 reefs. The people and service was great. A really nice point of the tour was that between each site, a guide would explain and show what we had seen at the site and what we should look for in the next site. It was a fun learning segment as you boated to the next site. Lunch was good and the picture taking by the photographer was very good.

Thank swc821
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The boat is well kept, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was of good quality and quantity. The snorkelling sites were good, and it was comforting to know there were staff out there in the water and on the boat keeping an eye out, especially for timid snorkellers such as myself! Equipment was in good condition and well looked after.
We had 86 tourists on the day we went out. This made it difficult to find somewhere to sit on the upper deck and was a bit like "musical chairs" trying to find somewhere to sit. Overall a very enjoyable tour, and a bit more unique than the main "big name" tour operator nearby!

Thank Liz P
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

What you can buy from them before the safety briefing
Way too many punters per guide (flipper,mask and noodle gridlock)
Way to many punters to hear or see what guide was showing on and off boat
No real checks to see if first timers were kitted out correctly (Im not a first timer, wouldve been nervous if was)
Snorkle guide was knowledgeable (didn't catch his name, nice guy) just couldn't hear or follow him.
Other staff a tad snippy and / or cocky.
I was really, really looking forward to this day out but with the pile 'em in attitude, was really, really disappointed.
A rushed and unforfilling day. Would not recommend and definatly not to first timers.

1  Thank missyedwardsuk
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greekgodPortDouglas, Owner at Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Thank you for your general opinion, as valued by so many reviews, safety and service is our absolute priority and demonstrated every day. We rely on all feedback during the day easily communicated to many of our attentive crew to accommodate all individual needs and expectations. Poseidon has great very experienced friendly crew who know how to run a smooth happy and fun informative day for all to interact with our spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Although popular for a reason, the high level of service is standard and in small groups and specific interests everyone is taken good care of as well having some space and time to explore for themselves. We encourage all guests to communicate with our caring crew to get the most out a memorable day whilst onboard.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We recently enjoyed the gReat Barrier Reef with Poseidon as a family. The minute you step on board the service is excellent. We were recommeneded this company as there are so amny options to chose from for the Great Barrier Reef. We visited 3 snorkling sites and at 1 site did a snorkling tour. The staff are very friendly, fun and knowledgeable. The food was plentiful and of good quality. The boat and equipment was clean and of a excellent standard

Thank Pris54
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I recently chose this reef trip following reviews from Trip Advisor and we were certainly not disappointed. We had the most fantastic day. The staff on board the Poseidon were extremely friendly, patient and helpful. We visited 3 fantastic reefs.
We both attempted the introductory dive and Ethan from the Poseidon was extremely patient and helpful. We were able to do this in our own time and were not hurried.
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone thinking of going out on to the Reef.

Thank Jan P
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