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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas

Destination: Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon departing from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beachs & Port Douglas
Duration: Full Day Tour

Departs: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches & Port Douglas - Daily
Returns: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches & Port Douglas - Daily

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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour - Cruise & Fly - From Port Douglas
The Tour
Your day starts with a checkin at Quicksilver Cruises at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marinas in Port Douglas, Here you will board Quicksilver Cruise's fast, luxury Wavepiercer Catamaran to the Outer Barrier Reef located Agincourt Reef Pontoon, 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 eco-systems in the reef’s environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life.

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.

Snorkelling is one of the many activities included in your day and is one of the best ways to view the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Quicksilver's friendly crew are on hand to show you how. On your journey out to Agincourt Reef, you can view an instructional video on how to snorkel to teach you the right techniques.

Even without entering the water, you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver sub.  Seated just one metre underwater, experience a diver’s view of the reef as you glide slowly through the reef lagoons and colourful coral gardens in air conditioned comfort. From the wide viewing windows, the reef is revealed in its full glory before your eyes. Marvel at spectacular coral formations thousands of years in the making and home to an amazing array of exotic rainbow-coloured tropical fish. 

Participants can watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique viewing platform and underwater observatory located directly in front of the platform. From here, you can also view “first time” divers taking part in introductory dives. 

Your package includes a  delicious hot and cold tropical buffet, consisting of fresh prawns, pastas, hold and cold buffet selection, cold meat selection, fresh garden salads, fruit platters and fresh bread rolls. There are full bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.

At the end of your Great Barrier Reef tour it is time to make your way back home via helicopter! Experience the exhilaration of flying over the vivid blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef. See majestic reef formations and marine life from a stunning aerial perspectioive, as you fly over the 4th Natural Wonder of the World, The Great Barrier Reef!

Arrive into Port Douglas's heliport at the end of a fun filled day.

Please Note: Optional coach transfers (return or one way) from Cairns City or Cairns Northern Beaches and Port Douglas accommodation may be organised at additional expense. 

Itinerary - Cruise & Fly Departing from Port Douglas 
  • 9:00 - 9:15am Check in at Quicksilver office – Marina Mirage Port Douglas
  • 10:00am Boat departs Port Douglas
  • 11:30am Arrive at Quicksilver Pontoon
  • 2:45pm Flight departs Quicksilver Pontoon
  • 3:20pm Arrive at Port Douglas
Includes
  • Fast Luxury Wavepiercer fast Catamaran Transfer to Agincourt Reef Pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • A Delicious Morning Tea served onboard 
  • All Snorkelling Equipment & Instruction including Flotation Aids & Flotation Jackets 
  • Qualified Snorkelling Safety Officers on-hand to supervise safe snorkelling 
  • Semi Submersible Submarine Coral Viewing Tour with Full Commentary
  • Underwater Observatory & Platform with large viewing windows looking out over the Reef 
  • Spectacular 25 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight from the Great Barrier Reef back in to Port Douglas
  • Optional Return Coach Transfers available from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Accommodation 

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Cruise & Fly - Agincourt Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon Tour AU$587.00 per person 

Important Booking Notes:  Please ensure that you indicate your estimated individual weight details in lbs or kgs (we can do the conversion) in the Booking Form's Comments Box on making a reservation. 

The operator can carry up to 6 participants from the one group, dependant of passenger weights and helicopter availability.
Optional Return Coach Transfers from Port Douglas Accommodation
  • Adult - From Port Douglas  Accommodation AU$18.00
  • Child (aged 4 - 14 years) - From Port Douglas Accommodation AU$9.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years) - From Port Douglas  Accommodation AU$45.00
Optional Return Coach Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • Adult - From Cairns City & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$34.00
  • Child (aged 4 - 14 years) - From Cairns City & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$18.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years) - From Cairns City & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$86.00
What to Bring

Bring small soft sided day bags as luggage space is restricted on helicopter. Dress for the tropics and bring a hat, sunglasses, your swim suit & towel, sunglasses, camera, hat and sunscreen.
Terms & Conditions Passenger Weight Policy - Please Advise Of Estimated Weight Details In Comments Box On Making A Reservation 
Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee. 

Child’s Rate Policy 
One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. Children 3 years and above pay full fare. 

Insurance 
The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00. 

Minimum and maximum passenger numbers 
Minimum passenger numbers may apply. Groups larger than 6 passengers may require private charter. Please liaise with Cairns Visitor Centre at time of booking. 

Fuel Surcharge
With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure. 

Cancellation Policy
Booking Deposit Non Refundable. Bookings cancelled 48 hours or less prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. 
 

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