Quicksilver Outer Reef & Scenic Heli Flight

Quicksilver Outer Reef & Scenic Heli Flight

See the jewel-like Agincourt ribbon reefs from above and below when you package your award-winning Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise with an exciting 10-minute scenic helicopter flight.

10am: Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise

Tour Operator: Quicksilver Cruises

A deluxe reef experience awaits! For your experience of a lifetime, discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life with Quicksilver – from above and below.

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, colourful marine life and exceHelicopter PackageSnorkelling Packageptional 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. The 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.  

10-minute Scenic Helicopter Flight

At your scheduled time, Nautilus Aviation’s experienced crew will take you for an unforgettable flight to take in a bird’s eye view above the opal blue reef lagoons of the world’s largest living natural wonder! Your exhilarating flight includes an informative commentary from your pilot, along with fantastic photo opportunities.

Your Day Includes:

  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas Port Douglas Marina
  • 10-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologistQuicksilver Barrier Reef
  • Lycra suits
  • 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].

Exciting optional activities (additional cost) include introductory and certified scuba diving, Marine Biologist guided snorkel tours and Oceanwalker helmet diving.

Tour departs from Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street Port Douglas

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


  Adult Child
Tour Price AU$ 439.00AU$ 320.00
EMC *)AU$ 7.00AU$ 7.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 446.00AU$ 327.00

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*Price is self-drive to the Port Douglas marina. Coach transfers are available. Note: Nautilus Aviation’s infant age is 0-3 years.

Additional Costs


A Government Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 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 and is payable by passengers on the day of travel.

General Conditions

  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise free. 
  • 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.

Nautilus Aviation Conditions:

  • Passenger Weight: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carryon luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 110kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 110kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price – this is payable to Nautilus Aviation on the day of travel.
  • A minimum of 2 passengers per aircraft required for Scenic Flights.
  • *Child Rate: One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. Maximum one infant per helicopter as per CASA regulations. Child 3 years and above pay full fare.
  • Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the flight to receive a full refund

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