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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

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Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. The custom designed vessel will take you to Agincourt or Opal Reef, both regarded as some of the most significant sites on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling is the easiest way to experience the reef or try an introductory dive, no experience required. For the advanced divers, certified diving is available. Let Calypso take you to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and explore the rich and diverse coral gardens.
  • Visit three snorkel/dive sites along the Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Tour for all abilities: snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
  • Hassle-free and great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and two teas included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Port Douglas and a short transfer to the marina. Set sail for the Outer Reefs aboard a custom-built, snorkel-only vessel that allows you access to the remote outer reefs, including Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs.
As you arrive at the first site, the crew goes through basic snorkeling techniques and helps you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Depending on your experience level and the tour option chosen, either enjoy swimming and snorkeling around the reef; join an introductory dive in a small group of up to four, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive instructor; or take part in a certified dive in a small group of up to seven, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive master.
Back onboard, have a tasty morning tea as you cruise to the second destination. Here, enjoy a second dive, take part in a guided snorkeling excursion, or enjoy swimming and snorkeling at your leisure.
After working up an appetite in the water, refuel with a buffet lunch onboard before setting out for the third and final site of the day.
After a full day at sea, enjoy afternoon tea as you take in your last views of the Great Barrier Reef en route back to Port Douglas. On arrival at the cruise port, a driver takes you back to your hotel.
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Spent today on the great barrier reef courtesy of the Calypso tour. We signed up for snorkeling only and we were not let down. The experience on the reef and with the tour organizers was superb. Everyone involved was so lovely and very helpful. Their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank srplatt
Reviewed 4 days ago

Personally I was not sure to snorkel as I have always been scared to do it but it was without counting on the very attentive crew on the Calypso boat! One of the guy took me alone to put me in confidence in the sea...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I went out on calypso bubbles. We were lucky that the day we chose was warm and had great visibility for snorkeling. The team on that day were great and the skipper Tony particularly knowledgeable about the reef and happy to stop...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great day, reef was it’s natural amazing and we saw whales !! but Calypso was very disappointing. We were on boat Bubbles, which is very tired, rough & ready, the main cabin below deck smelled like a sewer (one of the toilets...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fiona_GW
Chris K, Manager at Calypso Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Fiona, Thanks for the review. I've just responded to the same feedback via our google review service, you'll see I'll be following up with our ops team with regards to both the your cabin comments and crew. If you wouldn't mind passing onto me...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice day out on the reef with Calypso. Unfortunately, and this is not their fault really, but the sea was really rough getting out there and at each of the stops the currents were so strong it was hard to snorkel and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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26 July 2019|
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Response from MartinJ6014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ..I have only been snorkelling from the Calypso and this was a good experience. Be sure to tell staff regarding swimming capability as they have jackets and flotation aides to assist ....included in price
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23 July 2019|
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Response from Roz-David B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they do both, although as a family we only snorkelled. The three sites had different things to see, and at site 2 they did a guided snorkel. Sorry can’t answer about the scuba but can say they appeared to have the... More
11 June 2019|
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Response from LMW2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the suits are strongly recommended and there are plenty of pool noodles available.
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