Quicksilver Wavepiercer Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

The sheer power and high speeds of the Quicksilver Wavepiercer offer a quick yet comfortable ride slicing through the waves rather than riding over them. Thanks to a top speed of approximately 30 knots, the vessel covers the 78km from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef in an hour and a half, leaving you plenty of time to explore this stunning destination.

Agincourt Reef is the destination of the day and is an incredible ribbon reef on the edge of the Australian continental shelf. Home to an amazing array of colourful corals and tropical marine life, the reef is a sheltered anchorage point and offers ideal conditions for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and semi-submersible coral viewing. There is also a magnificent underwater observatory and viewing platform, fish feeding and the opportunity to enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the reef.


9.30: Complimentary morning tea/coffee on boarding. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be aboard the vessel 15 minutes before departure.

10.00: Depart The Reef Marina for the Outer Barrier Reef. A Marine Biologist presentation is shown on the vessel monitors 30 minutes after departure. A snorkelling demonstration follows the Marine Biologist presentation.

11.30: Arrive Outer Barrier Reef - reef activities commence. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling from submerged platforms. Underwater observatory open for coral and fish viewing. Semi-subs depart every fifteen minutes from the rear of the platform. Pre-booked guided snorkelling tours, certified and introductory diving and helicopter scenic flights. Fish feeding conducted at the snorkelling platform at advertised times.

12.00: Lunch is served. Enjoy a hot and cold tropical buffet, containing fresh prawns, pastas, meats, salads and fruit. There are full bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.

1.30pm: Lunch finishes. Time for more activity or just relax and take in the view!!

15.00: Depart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Reef video viewing on board.

16.30: Arrival at The Reef Marina, Port Douglas.

Itinerary Options

Additional charges apply for the below options.

Snorkelling Expedition: Enjoy a guided snorkelling tour with the marine biologists for all skill levels.

Introductory Dive: No experience is required with introductory diving. This option includes 1 dive and all scuba diving equipment. To participate you must be over 12 years of age, pass an on board medical questionnaire and participate in a 30 minute dive brief.

Certified Dive: Dive equipment is included and the option of a second dive is also available on the day. Full dive certification is required.

Ocean Walker - Helmet Diving: The thrill of scuba diving without getting your hair wet. Great for the non-swimmer.

Scenic Helicopter Flight: 10 minute flight from reef platform. Alternatively you can fly one way and Quicksilver cruise the other.


  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers assist and supervise in water activities
  • Activities for swimmers and non-swimmers


  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
  • All snorkelling equipment provided
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels


Departs: Daily 10.00 am from The Reef Marina, Port Douglas
Returns: 4.30 pm
Transfers: Coach Transfers are available from Port Douglas, Cairns and Northern Beaches

Additional Info

Children: 3 years and under are free of charge. Children 4 - 14 are charged at the child rate
What to bring: Camera or video camera, swimming costume and a beach towel, hat sunscreen and a shirt for sun protection, cash for drinks at the bar, credit cards for shopping and optional tours, underwater camera available for purchase.
Operated By: Quicksilver Connections Ltd