Fly / Cruise to Quicksilver

Starting from: $AU642.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Fly to Quicksilver Pontoon / Cruise back to Port Douglas
  • Departure location: Port Douglas (pick up from Cairns available)
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 450
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Agincourt Reef
  • Tour duration: 11:00am – 4:30pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 1hr 30min by boat / 45min by helicopter
  • Time exploring the reef: 3hrs 15min
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 45m with 3 levels
  • Afternoon tea & Buffet Lunch included


Fly / Cruise to Quicksilver

In this tour travellers can relax and have an easy morning before boarding the helicopter and fly to the outer reef at around 11am. The arrival time at the pontoon is around the same time as the other passengers travelling by boat.

The view from the helicopter is quite impressive. Passengers get to see numerous locations from the air such as Four Miles Beach, the Rainforest, the famous Daintree River, Snapper Island and the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea. Also, there is always a possibility to encounter some marine life such as dolphins, turtles and whales.

The helicopter lands on a helipad in the middle of the Agincourt Reef and passengers are transferred to Quicksilver's luxury and spacious floating platform where many activities are available for them to join during the day.

Agincourt Reef is located at the outer edge of the Barrier Reef where special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. These ribbon reefs are considered one of the most pristine eco-systems of the Great Barrier Reef. The clear waters and great underwater visibility encourages coral growth and supports beautiful marine life, making the location quite special for divers and snorkellers. Diving is not permitted in this package.

Quicksilver provides a great day for both swimmers and non-swimmers as the spacious platform offers many activities such as unlimited snorkelling, semi-submersible, underwater observatory, glass bottom boat and much more.

Extra activities include:

  • Marine Biologist snorkel safari (small group, guided by experienced marine biologist)
  • Ocean Walker (helmet diving as the air is delivered from the surface)

After a great day in the water the return is on a high-speed air-conditioned wavepiercing catamaran with great comfort. .

What's included in the main price

  • Return complimentary coach transfer from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Spectacular helicopter scenic flight from Port Douglas to the Agincourt Reef
  • Cruise back to Port Douglas on a fast catamaran
  • Afternoon tea on board
  • Reef presentation by Marine Biologist
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling gear provided
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing vessels
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Fish feeding conducted by crew
  • Ocean Walker Guided snorkel tours

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
10:30 Coach pick up from Port Douglas accommodation
11:00 Helicopter departs Reef Marina
Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the reef from Port Douglas to Agincourt reef
Travel time is approx.45 minutes
11:45 Helicopter arrives at Quicksilver pontoon
Enjoy around 3 hours & 15minutes exploring the outer reef
15:00 The journey back to Port Douglas starts on a fast catamaran
Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes directly from Quicksilver pontoon to Port Douglas
16:30 Boat arrives back in Port Douglas
16:35 Coach transfer back to accommodation
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sun screen
  • Camera
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases including optional activities
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Helicopter Passengers: Weight Check: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed as per Australia's Aviation Policy. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
Insurance: The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.
Ocean Walker: Min age is 12 years old.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2022 - 2023 Rates Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Action
Fly / Cruise $642.00 per adult
$642.00 per child
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023
Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City & Northern Beaches) $38.00 per adult / $22.00 per child / $98.00 per family
Introductory Dive $190.00 per adult / $190.00 per child
Certified Dive $136.00 per adult / $136.00 per child
Marine Biologist Snorkel Safari $72.00 per adult / $38.00 per child / $182.00 per family
Helmet Diving $188.00 per adult / $188.00 per child
Return Coach Transfer (Port Douglas) $22.00 per adult / $11.00 per child / $55.00 per family

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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