Ballooning & Quicksilver Outer Reef
For two spectacular “must do” experiences all in one amazing day, marvel in the romance of hot air ballooning then continue your adventure as you cruise to the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf to Agincourt Reef with Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Reef Cruise.
Itinerary at a glance… (Times may be subject to change)
Hot Air Ballooning
Coach Pick up from your accommodation, advised at time of booking
Hot Air balloon experience
Coach transfer to Port Douglas Marina
Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise
Depart Port Douglas for Agincourt Reef
Arrive Agincourt Reef Activity Platform
Depart Agincourt Reef
Arrive Port Douglas Marina
MORNING: Hot Air Ballooning
Tour Operator: Hot Air
Start your day on a high with hot air ballooning! Watch the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Tablelands then experience the wonder, silence and romance of floating in a hot air balloon. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth.
After some fun pack up games, your door-to-door transfer will connect you to join Quicksilver’s Outer Barrier Reef Cruise. Personal photo portraits capturing your balloon flight are available for purchase.
Your Hot Air Ballooning Experience includes:
- Morning Balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands
- Pick up from accommodation and connection to Port Douglas Reef Marina.
10am: Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise
Tour Operator: Quicksilver Cruises
After your early morning ballooning experience, you’re set to continue your day of adventure with Quicksilver to the awe-inspiring outer Great Barrier Reef where you will discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life.
Quicksilver’s highspeed wavepiercing catamaran will take you in airconditioned 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, 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:
- Coach transfer to your hotel / accommodation
- 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
- Lycra suits
- Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
- Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels – cruise as often as you like!
- Fish feeding [conducted by crew].
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 the Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street Port Douglas
Departs Port Douglas: 10am, Returns Port Douglas: 4.30pm
|Tour Price||AU$ 487.00||AU$ 327.00||AU$ 1,628.00|
|EMC *)||AU$ 6.50||AU$ 6.50||AU$ 26.00|
|Levy **)||AU$ 30.00||AU$ 30.00||AU$ 120.00|
|Total Package Price||AU$ 523.50||AU$ 363.50||AU$ 1,774.00|
From PORT DOUGLAS
|Tour Price||AU$ 473.00||AU$ 325.00|
|EMC *)||AU$ 6.50||AU$ 6.50|
|Levy **)||AU$ 30.00||AU$ 30.00|
|Total Package Price||AU$ 509.50||AU$ 361.50|