Quicksilver Outer Reef and Daintree Dreaming

Quicksilver Outer Reef and Daintree Dreaming

With this wonderful combination, you'll experience the magical underwater kingdom of the renowned Agincourt Reef and then explore some of the oldest rainforest on our planet at Cape Tribulation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest.

DAY 1: Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise 

Tour Operator: Quicksilver Cruises

For your experience of a lifetime, discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life when you cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver.

Quicksilver’s high speed wave-piercing catamaran will take you in air-conditioned comfort to an exclusive activity platform moored at the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. The Agincourt ribbon reef systems showcase spectacular coral formations, myriad of colourful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. 

From the spacious activity platform guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort, whether you choose to get wet and snorkel or stay dry and observe. Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day.  

Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, discover in the underwater observatory, watch the fascinating fish feeding presentation or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens.  

Your Day Includes:

  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas Reef Marina
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels – cruise as often as you like!
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew].
  • Use of lycra suits

Exciting optional activities (additional cost) include introductory and certified scuba diving, marine biologist guided snorkel tours, Oceanwalker helmet diving and scenic helicopter flights.

Tour departs from Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Wharf St Port Douglas 

Departs Port Douglas: 10am Returns Port Douglas: 4.30pm


DAY 2: Daintree Dreaming 

Tour Operator: Adventure North Australia

This exclusive and fully immersive rainforest tour allows you to join in a genuine Aboriginal cultural experience in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Gain an understanding of the region’s original indigenous culture with this unique experience as you are guided through the traditional rainforest, mangrove and beach habitats of the Kuku Yalanji tribe.

The Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour will take you to the beautiful Cooya Beach, a traditional fishing ground, where you will join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on a beach, mudflat and mangrove walk. This area is filled with diverse wildlife as a meeting point for three different ecosystems; beach, mangrove and coastal reef. Here you will learn the ways of traditional fishing and gathering, a real chance to catch your own bush tucker! Back at the family home, your catch will be cooked up and served with homemade damper. Then it’s on to Mossman Gorge where you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. While at the Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy lunch at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the art gallery featuring work from local artists.

Following lunch, your guide will take you to explore the lush rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. During an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, learn about the flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem that makes this region completely unique. 

At the end of your day, you can refresh yourself with a swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge surrounded by pristine rainforest before beginning the return journey.


Your Daintree Dreaming Tour includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pickup from Port Douglas accommodation.
  • 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk learning to catch and identify bush tucker
  • Eat your catch with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Guided interpretative tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with an Adventure North guide
  • Swim at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • (Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to the tide.)


What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.

Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 

Tour departs: Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8:00am, Port Douglas 9:00am

Tour returns: Cairns 6:30pm, Northern Beaches 6:00pm, Port Douglas 5:00am

Total Package Price

All taxes and levies included in total price.

From CAIRNS

  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 480.00AU$ 352.00AU$ 1,552.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50AU$ 26.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 486.50AU$ 358.50AU$ 1,578.00

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From PORT DOUGLAS

  Adult Child
Tour Price AU$ 480.00AU$ 352.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50
Total Package PriceAU$ 486.50AU$ 358.50

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Day 1: Self-drive to Port Douglas Marina, coach transfers are available at an additional cost.

Additional Cost - *EMC

A Government Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This charge is included in the total price.

General Conditions

  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount.
  • Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2019.

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