For the experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's high-speed wave piercing catamaran takes guests in air-conditioned comfort to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very outer edge and acclaimed as amongst the most spectacular in the world. With the largest and most spacious activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and a high crew ratio, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort. Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver's unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef. Whichever way you choose, you will bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder. Quicksilver takes you to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine ecosystems in the reef's environment. Clearwater provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. As the region's outer reef pioneer, we chose the best location available to show you nature's finest. Entering the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience. It's a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit and takes you into another realm. Sharing the wonder of the world's largest living entity, realising its breathtaking colour and majesty, seeing nature at its most perfect is an awakening and, quite simply, the memory of a lifetime. Come and experience nature's finest with Australia's best. At Agincourt ribbon reef, you will feel as if you have embraced paradise.
Walk into the underwater observatory and underwater viewing platform Enjoy cruise just above the corals in a semi-submersible Explore the marine wilderness Enjoy Snorkel in the reefs
Morning and afternoon teas, Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas Reef presentation by marine biologist Snorkelling equipment Stinger or Lycra Suits and Buoyancy Aids provided Qualified lifeguard supervision Underwater observatory fish and coral viewing Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels Fish feeding
09:15: Check-in Check in at the Quicksilver reservations counter to receive your boarding pass.
09:30: Boarding Quicksilver Wavepiecer interior after checking in, aboard the vessel and enjoy the complimentary morning tea or coffee on boarding. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be on board the vessel 15 minutes before departure.
10:00: Departure Quicksilver touring the Great Barrier Reef Choose to sit in the air-conditioned cabins or on the outside decks as our Wavepiercer departs the Reef Marina for the Outer Barrier Reef.
10:30: Presentation Marine Biologists briefing A Marine biology presentation is shown on the vessel monitors 30 minutes after departure. A snorkelling demonstration will follow. If you are participating in scuba diving or helmet diving, you will have a 30-minute briefing with the dive crew in readiness for your dive.
11:30: Outer Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Arial Swim and snorkel from the activity platform. Underwater observatory opens for coral and fish viewing. Semi-subs depart every fifteen minutes from the rear of the platform. Pre-booked guided snorkel, scuba and helmet diving, and scenic helicopter flights commence as scheduled. Fish feed presentation conducted in the snorkel area.
12:00 to 13:30: Lunch served Lunch is served. Enjoy a hot and cold tropical buffet, containing fresh prawns, pasta, meats, salads and fruit. There are full bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks. After lunch, Great Barrier Reef snorkelling time for more reef activities or just relax and take in the view. 15:00: Return Agincourt Reef Great Barrier Reef Depart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Chat with the marine biologists, enjoy the reef video and even the photographer photos of the day on the homeward journey.
16:30: Arrival at Reef Marina Quicksilver Cruises Crew Arrival at Reef Marina, Port Douglas.
Check-in time is 09:15 at the Quicksilver office, at the Reef Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Parking is available free of charge at the Marina.
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection, sash for a drink at the bar, credit card for shopping and optional tours. Conditions: Children from 0-3 years can travel for free while child rates are applicable from 4-14 years old. Please check in at the Quicksilver reservations counter inside the Port Douglas Reef Marina. Check-in begins from 09:15 for vessel boarding at 09:30. Quicksilver departs the marina at 10:00. Our staff will issue you with your boarding pass and direct you to our vessel. Optional extras paid on arrival: Introductory snorkelling tour with marine biologist, advanced snorkelling tour with marine biologist, introductory diving & certified diving, ocean walker, helicopter scenic flights