Quicksilver Cruises

The world’s most iconic Great Barrier Reef experience

Quicksilver’s popular Outer Reef cruise takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef right on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. Scuba diving here at the edge is simply spectacular with excellent visibility and the variety of marine life exceptional.

The spacious pontoon (activity platform) provides the widest range of ways in which to see the reef making it a great option for experienced certified divers travelling with family or non-diving companions. While the family are occupied snorkelling, seeing the reef from a semi-submarine or even taking a scenic helicopter flight, you can enjoy up to 2 certified dives each lasting approximately 40 minutes. All dives are guided to maximise your experience and time underwater. 

Also catering for first time and novice divers, it couldn’t be easier at Quicksilver’s pontoon. From the custom-designed dive platform, first time divers can take the plunge in confidence with a fully supervised introductory dive. Another dive option is the Oceanwalker helmet dive, ideal for non-swimmers and those not confident enough to try scuba. Minimum age for dive activities is 12 years and medical conditions apply.

Quicksilver Cruises is Australia’s most awarded Great Barrier Reef operator and is accredited with Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action certification.



  • Cruise by fast wavepiercing catamaran        
  • Informative presentation by Marine Biologist        
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing rides        
  • Snorkelling equipment        
  • Facilities for swimmers and non-swimmers        
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch, morning and afternoon tea        
  • Underwater Observatory coral viewing      


  • Return transfers from Port Douglas or Cairns accommodation


  • Departs from Port Douglas Marina at 10am
  • Returns at 4.30pm



All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

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