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Review of Calypso Reef Cruises

Calypso Reef Cruises
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$178.45*
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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
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Owner description: Great memories are built on great experiences and Calypso delivers both. From the dive enthusiast to the less experienced swimmer, Calypso Snorkel & Dive provides a unique and personalised experience for each guest. Calypso pride themselves on providing a fast, stable and enjoyable ride to the outer reef without over crowding the vessel. As an advanced eco certified operator, Calypso is committed to the protection of the reef through continual innovation, conservation and preservation processes.
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“Just Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

First time for me in going out to the Reef. I had an amazingly great time, staff were excellent, instructions that were given were clear (added with a little humour). They were asking if you needed anything making sure everyone was ok or needed anything. And couple of people could not swim properly so one of the staff took them out one on one with floaty, I thought that was fantastic.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Couldn't ask for any better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I have done many tours in my travels, and this one stood out. The staff were amazing - very friendly and knowledgable... and the photographer Bruce was a total babe. Bathrooms were clean, they had all the gear that you needed, including underwater cameras for hire/sale at RRP prices. The meals provided were delicious. A great day had by all. Thank you Calypso for this truly wonderful experience!

Visited October 2012
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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“The best day of my month's travelling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

When we arrived in Port Douglas we knew we wanted to do the reef trip and Calypso was recommended to us by our hotel. I have not snorkelled before and even though I am a strong swimmer I was a little apprehensive after not stepping foot in the sea since watching Jaws!!!! Everything was great about the trip, equipment, boat, staff and instruction. It was the best day in my whole months travelling. Thank you so much for making this trip as great as it was.
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Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Perfect trip, one draw back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Wow we had a wonderful time over all. Everything was amazing. The reef was beautiful, the amount of life was everything that the great barrier reef is famous for, the boat was nice, and the crew were enthusiastic and helpful. Our guide Dan "the man" showed us three beautiful sites with fantastic local knowledge, cant believe we got to see a shark! the only thing that soured this trip was one of the staff members was very rude to us. She was working as dive supervisor and rude at every possibility, my partner and i have dove all over the world our favorite being Thailand and Columbia, we have never met someone so rude, condescending and arrogant as the girl working on this boat, the way she interacted with customers both experienced and first time was appalling. For as little contact as we had with her she managed to sour an other wise amazing day. If you cant be nice and cheerful to every customer at any time hospitality is the wrong field for you. If you go on this boat try your best to avoid Jen and you will have a fantastic day.

Visited September 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Great trip! Great company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We talked to a number of companies before booking, and decided to go with Calypso, snorkel only boat. When we got there in the am however, due to small numbers combined everyone onto the dive/snorkel boat. Also told us that had always been the plan, despite no mention of this in the booking office the day before. Having said that, we had a wonderful time. The divers did not interfere with the snorkelers at all. The crew was excellent and helpful. The three sites selected on the reef were distinct, but wonderful. Food was good, boat comfortable, warm showers very welcomed as it was a cold rainy day. And the reef was absolutely incredible, just like all the Jacques Cousteau films, only better. I have snorkeled in many places around the world, and this was hands down the eat, particularly for number and variety of tropical fish. I would definitely go with Calypso again, particularly after comparing our experience with other trips to the reef. You will have a wonderful time if you go with Calypso.

Visited September 2012
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