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Whether you want to discover the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, cruise along the Coral Sea coast, or take part in thrilling water sports—there are plenty of ways to get on the water in Port Douglas. Here are your options for water activities.
 
Sailing Cruises
Catamaran cruises set sail from Port Douglas Marina and travel around the islands and coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, explore the scenic coastline on a sunset and stargazing cruise and enjoy views of the Coral Sea, the Low Isles, and surrounding mountains.
 
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
With some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs right on its doorstep, there are endless opportunities to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving around Port Douglas. Popular destinations include Agincourt or Opal Reef, both in the Outer Reef, and full-day tours often stop at several different dive sites, with lunch served on board.
 
White Water Rafting
Adrenaline junkies can also tackle the Class III rapids of Barron River on a thrilling white water rafting excursion. Paddle through the heart of Barron Gorge National Park and enjoy stunning views of Barron Falls and UNESCO-listed Wet Tropics rain forest as you hurtle downstream.
 
Kayaking
For a change of pace, opt for a kayaking tour and paddle to the beaches and bays around Port Douglas. In addition to beautiful views of Port Douglas, look out for sea turtles, dugongs, and dolphins along the way.
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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
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Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

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Visit the outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style on a full-day cruise aboard a custom-designed vessel. Travel from Port Douglas to Agincourt or Opal Reef for snorkeling opportunities at three superb sites, and the option to do an introductory scuba dive—no experience required. Certified diving is available for advanced divers. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, hotel transfers, use of snorkel equipment, and guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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Ride to the Low Isles on this Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkeling cruise from Port Douglas. You'll enjoy a full day relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling and sailing the reef in a glass-bottom boat. With an expert marine biologist as your guide, explore pristine tropical waters filled with marine life. You're served a buffet lunch by an attentive crew aboard a luxury catamaran, limited to 33 passengers.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Daintree River Cruise

Daintree River Cruise

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See Australian wildlife up close and in its natural setting during this short river cruise along the Daintree River. Float 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) down river in a comfortable boat with sun cover to see lush rainforest and tropical birds darting between mangrove trees and watch for animals swimming in the water below and foraging for food on the banks.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.10
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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

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Discover the amazing coral formations and marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this snorkeling adventure cruise from Port Douglas. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Agincourt Reef and design your perfect day at sea with a wide range of family-friendly activities including snorkeling, fish feeding, a semi-submersible boat tour and a unique Ocean Walker helmet dive. Go deeper with an introductory or certified scuba dive, and savor a delicious buffet lunch midday.
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  • 8 hours
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Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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Watch the sunset from the deck of a luxury catamaran on a relaxing 1.5-hour evening sailing cruise from Port Douglas. As you soak in the tropical scenery, enjoy a complimentary drink and a selection of hot and cold appetizers served up by the friendly crew. Your captain steers your vessel to prime viewpoints for watching the sunset and the Coral Sea, the Low Isles and the gorgeous coastline around Port Douglas.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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Marvel over colorful corals and schools of tropical fish on this half-day tour of the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. Set sail for a thrilling cruise around the Low Isles by luxury catamaran, including a delicious afternoon tea served on-board. Enjoy free time to swim or snorkel at the beaches or join a guided snorkeling tour or glass-bottom boat cruise, and learn more about the reef’s myriad sea life. This cruise is limited to 33 passengers and includes hotel pick-up and snorkeling gear.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas
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Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas

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Benefit from a full-day sailing tour from Port Douglas to the Outer Barrier Reef to swim, snorkel, and sail in one of Australia’s most famous destinations. Visit the northern portion of the Great Barrier Reef, where coral cays and turquoise ocean are home to colorful fish, sea turtles, and other marine life. Includes buffet lunch, guided snorkel tour, glass-bottom boat tour, and commentary from a marine biologist guide.
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  • 9 hours
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Half Day Low Isles Snorkelling Tour from Port Douglas

Half Day Low Isles Snorkelling Tour from Port Douglas

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Enjoy the sun, sand and surf of Low Isles Lagoon without fighting those midday crowds for space on the beach or in the water. Pick from an early morning or mid-afternoon tour to the Low Isles and make the most of the sights and sounds on the lagoon without a rigid schedule to restrict you. Go snorkeling in the local coral gardens, explore the tiny islands or take a glass-bottom boat out to sea.
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  • 4 hours
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$154.50
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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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Explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day sailing catamaran cruise to Low Isles. Snorkel straight from the beach on this beautiful coral cay known for its resident population of green sea turtles. View coral gardens and tropical marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour, explore the tropical on a guided nature walk and relax on the pristine, sandy beaches. The fun-filled day at sea includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea
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  • 7 hours
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$158.27
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Daintree River Dawn Cruise

Daintree River Dawn Cruise

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Experience the beautiful Daintree River on a cruise at dawn. Enjoy a small-group tour with ample wildlife viewing—crocodiles, snakes, kingfishers, flycatchers, herons and other animals are often observed. Learn about the the river’s ecosystem from an informative local guide and visit otherwise inaccessible corners of the Daintree in a small but comfortable vessel.
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  • 2 hours
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Daintree River Sunset Cruise
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Daintree River Sunset Cruise

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Experience the beautiful Daintree River on this sunset cruise. Enjoy a small-group tour with ample wildlife viewing—crocodiles, snakes, kingfishers, flycatchers, herons and other animals are often spotted—that’s perfect for capturing memorable photos. Learn about the the river’s ecosystem from an informative local guide and take advantage of access to otherwise inaccessible corners of the Daintree in a small but comfortable vessel.
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  • 2 hours
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Hook A Barra Fishing Experience
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Hook A Barra Fishing Experience

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A chance to catch one of Queensland's most iconic fish... if you can! Fun for all the family. The perfect activity to do on your way to or from the Daintree
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  • 1 hour
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Low Island Snorkelling Private Charter Aboard Authentic Chinese Junk Boat
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Low Island Snorkelling Private Charter Aboard Authentic Chinese Junk Boat

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Charter your own boat for a fun-filled day of snorkeling and cruising from Port Douglas. Your captain takes your private group sailing on the Coral Sea aboard a Chinese junk boat that accommodates up to 13 passengers. Customize the itinerary to your interests, with options such as snorkeling, visiting a historical lighthouse, and looking for wildlife during a nature walk. Lunch, snacks, and snorkeling gear are provided.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Guided Outer Reef Snorkelling Tour | Our boat only takes 12 customers in total
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Guided Outer Reef Snorkelling Tour | Our boat only takes 12 customers in total

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We actually get in the water with you and take you snorkelling 6 guests to 1 in water marine biologist guide creating an informative personal experience Only 12 passengers on our ABC boat We visit all the Outer Reefs from Port Douglas
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  • 7 hours
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Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass

Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef exactly the way you want and save with this great-value, customizable 3-day pass. Choose three different full-day cruises to suit your style and preferences, from certified and introductory scuba dive trips to snorkeling and glass bottom-boat adventures. Get a new perspective on the world-famous reef on every cruise, with diverse destinations including Green Island, Agincourt Reef, and Low Isles. Tours depart from Cairns or Port Douglas can be taken over a 7-day period to suit your sightseeing schedule. It’s a fantastic way to discover Australia’s spectacular underwater world!
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  • 3 days
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Quicksilver Dive 4 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course
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Quicksilver Dive 4 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course

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There is no better place in the world to learn to dive than the Great Barrier Reef! This 4 Day Learn To Dive course combines two days theory and pool practice at Quicksilver Dive’s 5 Star PADI training centre with the excitement of two Great Barrier Reef day trips to complete your training dives (4 mandatory) and the option of two guided fun dives as a certified diver! Open water training dives are conducted from a modern custom-designed dive catamaran at a selection of over 35 exclusive World Heritage dive sites at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs. Small class sizes ensure a personalised, safe, professional and most importantly fun, learning experience!
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  • 4 days
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Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

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Nautilus Aviation and Quicksilver's iconic Outer Reef Cruise create an ultimate reef experience to the renowned Agincourt Reef - a beautiful reef lagoon located on the very edge of Australia's continental shelf. From the spacious activity platform, the widest range of inclusive and optional activities are available to discover this stunning reef world from above and below. Helicopter transfers to and from the platform plus joy flights provide the most spectacular views of this jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, clear outer reef waters in many shades of blue and if you're lucky, sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs and even whales.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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$449.93
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Shaolin Seafood Lunch Sail in Port Douglas
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Shaolin Seafood Lunch Sail in Port Douglas

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This spectacular 1.5 hr sail on the unique Chinese Junk Boat “Shaolin” includes 2 spring rolls, a box of delicious, locally caught, wild prawns with bread, lemon and sauce and a wine or beer.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Port Douglas - Cruise and 10 Minute Scenic Flight

Port Douglas - Cruise and 10 Minute Scenic Flight

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Nautilus Aviation and Quicksilver’s iconic Outer Reef Cruise create an ultimate reef experience to the renowned Agincourt Reef – a beautiful reef lagoon located on the very edge of Australia’s continental shelf. From the spacious activity platform, the widest range of inclusive and optional activities are available to discover this stunning reef world from above and below. Helicopter scenic transfers to and from the platform plus joy flights provide the most spectacular views of this jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, clear outer reef waters in many shades of blue and if you’re lucky, sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs and even whales!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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