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Silversonic - Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Destination: Outer Barrier Reef, 3 Ribbon Reef Sites in one day
Duration: Full Day Tour

Departs: Departs Port Douglas Marina Mirage 8:30am Daily, Departs Cairns (pick up from accommodation) 7.00am
Returns: Returns Marina Mirage Port Douglas 4:30pm Daily, Return Cairns (drop off to accommodation) 6.00pm Da

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

Cruising on the fastest vessel to the reef, Silverconic will allow you to enjoy over 5 hours exploring the delights of the Outer Barrier Reef. Silversonic's ride control system ensures your trip is super smooth, even when travelling at speeds of up to 32 knots.

The vessel travels out to Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, here you will have access to exclusive dive and snorkel sites. The vessel will visit 3 different reef sites each day, this means that you can choose 3 certified dives, 2 introductory dives or 3 different adventure snorkel locations. With numerous reef locations available, each site offers a new experience, selected for its unique variety of marine life and corals. In between water activities, relax on the expansive sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea.

Upon departure a gourmet focaccia breakfast is laid out in the saloon for passengers to ensure they have all the energy needed to get them through until lunch is served in the middle part of the day.

The vessels trained marine interpreter will give all passengers a thoroughly informative coral and marine life briefing before conducting a 30-40 minute interactive expedition over shallow reef formations discussing throughout the tour what is observed by the passengers.

At the second reef location for the day lunch is served! Catering includes a delectable smorgasbord providing a range of seafood's, including king prawns and octopus, hot curries, fresh garden and pasta salads and soups to warm the cockles of the soul throughout the winter months.

Even though the vessel is surveyed for 130 passengers, Silversonic will only carry approximately 80 passengers maximum, this ensures; a passenger/staff ratio of at least 1 staff member to every 8 passengers and that passengers enjoy an intimate day and are catered for in every way.

The vessel even has four freshwater showers available onboard, a great asset for passengers wanting to wash off after a salty adventure before the journey home.

Itinerary
  • 08.15 am:  On boarding enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and a foccacia bread. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be onboard the vessel 15 minutes before departure.
  • 08.30 am:  Depart Marina Mirage for the trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. On the way, detailed certified and introductory dive briefings are given
  • 10.00 am:  Arrive at the 1st site. Divers gear up, while snorkellers listen to a site briefing by the snorkelling advisor. Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
  • 11.30 am:  Move to 2nd site. After the initial water activities, enjoy a tropical hot and cold lunch [included in the fare] served in the air conditioned cabin. The lunch includes fresh prawns, pasta, meats, salads and fruit. There are bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.
  • 01.15 pm:  Silversonic moves to 3rd location on Agincourt Reef system. Option for introductory divers to do second dive and certified divers to do their third. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.
  • 02.15 pm: Afternoon tea is served.
  • 03.00 pm: Depart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Reef video viewing on board.
  • 04.30 pm: Arrival at Marina Mirage, Port Douglas (passengers transferring back to Cairns will arrive approximately 6.00pm)
Tour Includes
  • Courtesy coach return transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Return Silversonic cruise from Port Douglas to Outer Barrier Reef
  • 3 dive and snorel sites visited each day 
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Delicious hot & cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment provided
  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
  • Dive guides for Certified & Introductory Divers 
  • Free Snorkel Tour with a Reef Guide
  • Prescription Masks available at no additional cost
 
Rates - Valid 1st Apr 2019 to 31st Mar 2020Snorkelling - Valid 1st Apr 2019 to 31st Mar 2020
  • Adult AU$247.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (4 –14 years of age) AU$175.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
Cruise + Introductory Diving - Including Full Gear Hire & Instruction - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Trip + 1 Introductory Dive AU$318.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 2 Introductory Dives AU$385.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
Cruise + Certified Diving - Including Full Gear Hire With Dive Guide - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Trip + 1 Certified Dive  AU$302.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 2 Certified Dives AU$327.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 3 Certified Dives AU$347.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
Cruise + Certified Diving - Own Gear (Tanks & Weights Only) - Valid 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
  • Trip + 1 Certified Dive AU$290.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 2 Certified Dives AU$315.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Trip + 3 Certified Dives AU$335.50 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
Coach Transfers - Valid 01 Apr 2019  to 31 Mar 2020
  • Return Coach Transfers from Port Douglas, Thala Beach, Glengarry & Silky Oaks - Free of Charge
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches AU$33.00 per Adult - $29.00 per Child

Important Booking Notes  On making a reservation please include in Comments Box if any Optional Activities are required e.g. Introductory Diving or Certified Diving (as well as indicating the number of required dives). Please also indicate if the optional return coach transfers from accommodation are required.

Important Diving Notes Introductory Dive rates include full gear hire and are led by qualified Dive Instructors - All divers must complete a Dive Medical Questionnaire onboard - Certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy, heart & lung disease etc)  may preclude participants from diving. Certified Divers should bring Divers Log Book or C Card as proof of dive qualification
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