Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

8 hours Port Douglas, Australia

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Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. The custom designed vessel will take you to Agincourt or Opal Reef, both regarded as some of the most significant sites on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling is the easiest way to experience the reef or try an introductory dive, no experience required. For the advanced divers, certified diving is available. Let Calypso take you to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and explore the rich and diverse coral gardens.

Experience the outer Great Barrier Reef by immersing yourself amongst the coral and marine life with snorkelling or introductory / certified scuba diving.
During the day you will visit 3 spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef to see the diversity of this natural wonder.
We want you to know we are taking the current health crisis very seriously and will always put your health and safety at the forefront of our operations. Calypso adheres to a COVID-19 Safe Plan.

Stop At:

• Calypso Reef Cruises, Corner Warner & Grant Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
• Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
• Opal Reef, Port Douglas, Queensland Australia


  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Coffee/Tea
  • Professional Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guided snorkel tour (Use of Snorkelling equipment) and Interpretive reef talk


  • Environmental Management Charge (AUD$6.50). Please note: amount increases to $7 on 1st April 2020
  • Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Soft drinks / chocolate bars

Departure Point

44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 per person is payable on day of travel. It is not included in amount paid to Trip Advisor Experiences. Please note, this amount increases to $7 on 1st April 2020. Any bookings made for travel after 1st April 2020, EMC will be included in price.
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Additional dives may be booked and paid for on board (subject to availability). Maximum of three dives in a day.
  • Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to dive.
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If its raining on your day of travel, the tour will still go ahead. If Calypso cancels due to poor weather, mainly high winds, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Cancellation fees may apply if less than 24 hours notice is given prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


624 Reviews

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lizsE4090JE November 2021

We have just got back from an amazing day snorkelling and diving on the reef with Calypso! The crew - Lisa, Seb, Kevin, Ludi and Pamela - were all fantastic; knowledgeable, fun and professional. The 3 snorkels/dives were beautiful. Pamela was a fantastic guide for the dives and Ludi was also fantastic for the snorkels. Couldn’t recommend these guys more highly. Thanks for a memorable experience. Liz and JJ

gaya89 November 2021

Our whole experience with calypso from the time of we booked up to final goodbyes was just excellent! Customer service was just so accommodating and efficient when we called to postpone our trip. The outer reef was beautiful and the crew members made sure everyone was comfortable. We snorkelled at 3 different sites and even though the water was choppy , we had an amazing time exploring the great barrier reef. Definitely coming back to do the diving with them !

tobes6 November 2021

What a great experience! I've been on many dive boat day outs and this was as good as it gets. The crew were fantastic and obviously enjoyed themselves. From the skipper Dave, Pamela the dive master, Angelina the photographer, Seb and others, they were all accommodating and made the day amazing. I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to dive, snorkel or just chill on the boat.

mspamstevenc November 2021

The crew was amazingly friendly and helpful. Diving 3 separate reefs was much better than a single pontoon. My divemaster Aggie was fantastic and genuinely excited about her diving and kept a good steady pace so it was not exhausting at all. The host (bennie?-wear your name tag) was genuine and funny.

lynt107 November 2021

We went on the 3 reef snorkelling cruise. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Regular head counts happened on the way out and back and after each stop. The lunch was lovely, as was morning and afternoon tea. The staff were very professional with plenty of them to help anyone who needed it. I had only been snorkelling once before and I had some trouble with my mask and snorkel and a staff member could see I was having trouble and was swimming at my side and helping me without having to put up my hand. The day was a perfect day, no seasickness (to which I am prone) but I did take Travacalm and wear wrist bands. The reefs were amazing (although not as colourful as I expected - hardly the boat's fault :)). The fish were extraordinary and beautiful and snorkelling itself was like being in another peaceful world. Everything was explained very clearly and concisely so there was never any doubt we were in safe, professional hands. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area looking to see the reef and tropical fish.

MaldadConcentrada November 2021

It was an amazing day ! My friends and I had the best experience ! Great food And we also loved learning about the reef. Thanks to all the staff for all the attention and great service. Pamela, Seb, Aggie, Kevin, Skipper and Rob

D7105YJbrianb November 2021

Staff very helpful and always greet with smile. The snorkelling was awesome with some very good spots and everyone on boat had a good time.

Shiv8383 November 2021

Such an awesome day! The crew were amazing and really helpful. If visiting again, I would definitely go through Calypso. Special shout out to Steve, who’s knowledge is incredible! Make sure you listen to his lunch time talk and go on the tour with him. He was also really supportive with it being the first time I’d ever snorkelled. Ludi was also great and full of energy. Wish we could do it all over again now!

NikieMB October 2021

This was 3rd visit to the reef with this company and I won’t ever change! The team are always very friendly and it’s always a beautiful day. Thank you so much in particular to Cam the skipper for getting us out there and back safely! A special thank you also to Seb! You’re an absolute gem! Can’t wait to be back again! Thanks team!

327quentinw October 2021

Amazing day out on the reef with the crew from Calypso. Professional and experienced! The boat was super comfortable with plenty of room to move around without feeling like you are in other peoples spaces. We visited 3 spots to view and snorkel the reef which included lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea. My gluten free request was catered for with no issues. Definitely the best reef tour in PD and would return next time I’m visiting. Thanks to the Calypso team for a great day out on the reef.

John-Leasa October 2021

The most amazing experience. We could not recommend this company/boat/location enough. The crew were just lovely, knowledgeable and gave us the best opportunity to experience the reef in all its wonder.

464mickaylam October 2021

What an amazing crew. Seth was our driver and he was so funny. And Aggie. Was our diving instructor. She was soo amazing. What an experience of a life time! All the crew were so nice and helpful. I will be forever talking about it and highly recommend you guys to everyone.

noosamode October 2021

It was a long standing dream to visit the outer reef with our daughters and therefore choosing the right tour operator was going to really be key. I was recommended to use Calypso by family living in Cairns and I am so very pleased we experience the reef with Calypso tours. The day was absolutely amazing, with perfect weather, exceptionally helpful staff and Calypso really knows the area to visit the best parts of the reef. I would highly recommend this tour operator as it is a more pesonalised experience with the boat designed for smaller groups of up to 100 and therefore visiting parts of the reef aside from the traditional pontoon reef tours. Choose Calypso if you want the best reef experience!

L2939CQtonyg October 2021

Just want to send a big shout out to Simon, Erin and the team for a great day out. My first dive on the reef fie sometime and the team made it a excellent experience. My dive buddy Erin looked after me and her attention to detail was exemplary. I really enjoyed the personalized customer service which you don't get on the factory boats. Kudos to the owners for keeping it local and looking after the team during covid. See you next year ! Tony

Global29037106821 October 2021

We snorkelled today with Calypso and it was the highlight of our holiday. Kelsey was so helpful making sure we had the right gear and was always on hand with advice, and to rescue my glasses which nearly went to sea! Much more personal then other snorkel tours we’ve done, and we really felt like the crew care about the reef and wanted to share their knowledge with us. The food was wonderful and my special diet was catered for. Visiting 3 different reefs is also much more interesting than just going to one site. And because all the crew seemed so happy and friendly it made for a wonderful full day out. Would highly recommend.

Jobolob919 October 2021

Unforgetable experience. Staff were so helpful on the dive and informative on the boat. Our guide, Jo, made sure we were able to safely and closely observe the reef on all 3 of the dives my family and I did. The food and bev on board was great, got to taste some local beers on board on our return trip! If I return to port Douglas with my partner/mates, I’ll be coming straight back on Calypso and enjoying myself again.

hanny1995 October 2021

Firstly - what a wonderful day. This truly is an absolute treasure. Huge spacious boat, plenty of places to kick back and relax and all staff on board were informative, helpful and kind. Delicious food all day and wow the reefs. 3 different areas, all beautiful and insane in their ways! They are memories that will absolutely live on forever. The only comment I wanted to make was things did seem a bit ‘scripted’. I understand it would be a part of it but some things said just seemed a bit untrue - BUT - did not take away from the incredible incredible day. Thanks team!!!!

Fatiiiiiiiiiiiiima October 2021

Me and my husband booked this tour because we wanted to ensure we had the best possible experience on the reef. We couldn't be more happy with our decision. Being novice snorkellers, Kelsey was amazingly helpful at getting us into the water. She helped calm my nerves and eased us into snorkelling. All the crew on board were incredibly friendly and genuinely wanted everyone to have a great time, and they went out of their way to put our minds at ease about everything. The vessel we went out on was huge and so much faster than many other speed boats on the water, there was so much space for everyone and we could all spread out and lounge comfortably in air conditioning or in the sunshine. I haven't even touched on how amazing the reefs were that we got to visit. 3 different sites in one day, all very different experiences and well worth the sea-sickness!! Luckily, there were travel sickness tablets they could offer and everyone had plenty of helpful advice to ensure I still had a great time. 10/10!!! You won't regret choosing this tour.

526trishab October 2021

Our family of 6 including 2 children spent a day on the reef yesterday diving and snorkelling. The staff were amazing and encouraging and made sure that everyone on the boat had everything they needed. The young children who are 7 and 6 started off quietly, but by the middle of the first snorkel, were off on their own… the 3 areas we were taken were wonderful…lots to see and do at each spot. Morning and afternoon teas and lunch were delicious. Thank you so much to everyone who made our day so enjoyable.

sarak626 October 2021

Absolutely amazing tour!!! This was an absolute highlight of our trip to northern Qld. We went to 3 different reef sites in the outer Great Barrier Reef for an hour at each site. The reef was absolutely beautiful, clear water and plenty of colourful fish, the entire boat trip was excellent and well organised. The food during the day was generous and tasty. Highly recommend!!!!!

Voyage493179 October 2021

Had a wonderful day exploring the Great Barrier Reef on the three reef cruise. Excellent weather, great visibility of the reef, super friendly, professional and thoughtful staff. Visiting three reefs was absolutely fantastic, each reef was different and unique.

geoffreyfergusson September 2021

Top marks for the fine crew and ship Calypso ten! Crew were friendly and professional, making sure guests were safe at all times both in and out of the water, happy and well catered for.

Winterwolf1886 September 2021

I went out diving with Calypso for the second time today after travelling with them in May. The trip was incredible - very friendly and helpful dive masters and staff, great dive locations and a yummy lunch!! All very relaxed and will definitely return again :-)

258shezm September 2021

What an amazing day! A friend and I did the introduction to diving experience and Joanne the instructor was just amazing. We both had the best time and loved the experience and all the crew. Couldn't recommend this company higher!
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