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Calypso - Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Destination: Outer Barrier Reef, 3 different reef sites
Duration: Day Tour

Departs: Port Douglas 8:30am Daily (coach transfers available on request from Cairns)
Returns: Port Douglas at approximately 4.00pm

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Calypso - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Calypso - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Calypso - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Calypso - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
The Cruise

Calypso Reef Charters is a family owned and operated company providing daily reef cruises from the Marina Mirage in Port Douglas to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland, Australia. Specializing in snorkelling and diving, Calypso's Great Barrier Reef cruises cater for all levels of skill. Fast, stable and comfortable, all vessels have large deck areas and spacious saloons.

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, admire the coral gardens and variety of marine animals, take an introductory dive or a certified SCUBA dive. Experienced crew will provide friendly and professional service during the course of your day. Explore the amazing coral reefs and abundant fish life of the outer Great Barrier Reef with Calypso.

Calypso travels daily to three sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Visit spectacular reefs and beautiful coral bombies. Snorkel and dive amongst the amazing marine life. The vessel offers a fast, stable and comfortable ride and offers a large deck area and spacious saloon with plenty of room to stretch out and relax on your voyage out to the reef. The vessel also provides wide stern decks and submersible platform to provide easy access for getting in and out of the water.

The maximum number of passengers carried on each cruise is only 52 passengers. Activities available onboard include snorkelling, introductory SCUBA diving and certified diving or just relaxing onboard.

Enjoy the coral gardens and abundant fish life of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef with interpretive reef talks and guided snorkelling tours. The vessel’s friendly and professional staff provide you with valuable reef information, so that you can appreciate the whole ecology of the Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest collection of coral reefs.


Snorkelling

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with Calypso Reef Charters, Port Douglas, Australia. Enjoy the wonders of the largest coral reef in the world, snorkelling at three different sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The experienced crew will provide friendly and professional service, including snorkelling tuition, a guided snorkel tour and interpretive reef talk. The snorkel groups are small and personalised. All professional supervision and tuition are provided, with a comprehensive snorkelling safety brief and guided snorkel tour. Flotation devices and in water assistance are available for all snorkellers. Even if you have never snorkelled before, the crew will assist any nervous snorkelers and non-swimmers, to ensure that they are happy and comfortable snorkelling in the water. Experience snorkelling with Calypso and explore the amazing coral reefs and abundant marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef.


Introductory Diving

No experience is necessary to SCUBA dive. While travelling on Calypso to the reef, your PADI Dive Instructor will take you through a Discover Scuba Diving Brief highlighting all safety procedures and skills. Once at the reef you will practice your skills both on the boat and in the water before being taken on a 30-40 minute dive with your Instructor to explore spectacular coral reefs with abundant marine life.


Certified Diving

For Certified Divers we have a great selection of sites where our professional PADI Dive Instructors and Dive Masters will guide you in small groups. Our dive gear includes dive computers and large tanks. You can participate in up to three spectacular dives in one day!

Includes
  • Coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation (coach transfers from Cairns & Norther Beaches available at additional cost)
  • Three sites visited on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Delicious tropical lunch included
  • Tea & coffee available throughout the day
  • All quality snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkelling tours & reef interpretations
  • Wetsuits, lycra suits and prescription masks are available at no extra charge
  • Hot fresh water showers
 
Rates - Valid 01st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020Snorkelling
  • Adult AU$249.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (aged 4 – 14 years) AU$179.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age) AU$756.00

Certified Diving with Full Gear Hire (Includes Reef Cruise Fare)
  • Trip + 1 Certified Dive (includes full gear hire & computer) AU$304.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 2 Certified Dives (includes full gear hire & computer) AU$334.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 3 Certified Dives (includes full gear hire including computer) AU$359.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Certified Diving with Own Gear (Tanks & Weights included)
  • Trip + 1 Certified Dive (includes tanks & weights) AU$279.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 2 Certified Dives (includes tanks & weights) AU$309.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 3 Certified Dives (includes tanks & weights) AU$334.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Introductory Diving (Includes Reef Cruise Fare)
  • Trip + 1 Introductory Dive (includes guide, equipment & instruction) AU$314.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 2 Introductory Dives (includes guide, equipment & instruction) AU$369.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Important Booking Notes: Please use Comments Box on Booking Form to specify if Snorkelling or Diving and if diving,  type e.g. Certified Diving with Full Gear Hire or Certified Diving with Own Gear or Introductory Diving as well number of dives required etc.

Please also advise if travelling from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches or Port Douglas and if return coach transfers are required. Special dietary requirements catered for on request 
Optional Coach Transfers from Palm Cove, Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches AccommodationRates - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Return Coach Transfers from Palm Cove - Adult AU$22.00 per person
  • Return Coach Transfers from Palm Cove - Child AU$11.00 per person
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches - Adult AU$40.00 per person
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches - Child AU$22.00 per person 
ExtraGovernment Reef Tax & Port Charge AU$6.50 per person payable on boarding on the day of travel.

Fuel Levy, Due to the instability in the world-wide price of fuel, it may be necessary to apply a Fuel Surcharge to your ticket price. In such cases any charges will be advised on making a reservation and made payable on departure.
Optional Extras
  • Underwater cameras including flash cameras for diving, caps, shirts, charts and digital photos taken by onboard photographer
  • New digital, water proof Olympus cameras are available for hire on board
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne can be purchased onboard
  • PADI Log books

Important Booking Notes: Please use Comments Box on Booking Form to specify if Snorkelling or Diving and if diving,  type e.g. Certified Diving with Full Gear Hire or Certified Diving with Own Gear or Introductory Diving as well number of dives required etc.

Please also advise if travelling from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches or Port Douglas and if return coach transfers are required. Special dietary requirements catered for on request  
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