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Reef Boat Day Trip - Port Douglas - Poseidon Port Douglas
from AUD$238.50 (includes AUD$6.50 reef tax)
Reef Boat Day Trip - Port Douglas - Poseidon
- World renowned Port Douglas based dive boat (Cairns transfers available)
- Departs at 8.30am daily (returns by 4.30pm)
- 5 hours at 3 different Agincourt Ribbon Reefs (16 different outer reefs to choose from)
- Includes lunch & snorkel/dive equipment
- Scuba diving & snorkelling
- Swim with whales between May & August
- Maximum of 85 guests with 15 crew
Explore three magnificent sites located on the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs’ outer edge on Poseidon. The Agincourt Ribbon Reefs feature pristine waters, gorgeous corals and an amazing diversity of marine life and are the perfect location for snorkelling and diving from a day boat. Snorkellers and divers, whether introductory or certified, are all catered to on Poseidon. Divers can participate in three guided dives, which include wall dives and drift dives, and can explore remote pinnacles ringed by stunning coral gardens and pelagic fish. Snorkellers will love exploring shallow lagoons and eye-popping drop-offs, with no restriction on their reach as they view amazingly diverse and incredibly fragile corals and fish species of all the colours of the rainbow. Included in the experience are a Guided Snorkel Tour, a Reef Interpretation Talk and a sumptuous lunch.
Poseidon is suited to sophisticated travellers who expect a great deal from their trip to the Great Barrier Reef, a renowned World Heritage site, with a wide range of activities offered on board including snorkelling and diving at the introductory and certified levels. Guests will also have the rare chance to swim with Dwarf Minke Whales as Poseidon holds a day permit for the activity, one of only three permits currently being held.
Snorkelling is a simple way to enjoy the incredible sight of the colourful fragile corals and diverse fish life populating shallow lagoons. Thanks to the snorkelling guides/marine biologists on board Poseidon, you’ll be able to take a guided snorkel tour that will enable you to spot and identify some of the world’s most interesting forms of marine life. You will love the thrill offered by snorkelling.
Introductory Scuba Diving is an unforgettable experience for those whose first time it is exploring the reef. You don’t need any prior experience to try the exhilarating sport of scuba diving for the very first time.
Certified Scuba Diving on Poseidon will thrill even the most experienced diver. Explore the reef in small groups of divers and enjoy wall dives, drift dives, isolated bommies and a whole lot of excitement beneath the waves! Three dives can be enjoyed.
Swim with Minke whales between May & August
If you’re lucky enough to be in Port Douglas in the May to August period, you have the very special chance to swim with dwarf minke whales on an unforgettable day trip.
Poseidon is a vessel that’s proudly owned by the oldest and most established family owned operator of reef tours in Port Douglas. Poseidon has one of just three permits that have been granted to day boats by GBRMPA, the managers of the marine park. The pass enables visitors to swim with friendly and inquisitive whales that can reach a length of an impressive 8 metres. This is the first such experience in the world, and Poseidon is required to adhere to extremely strict guidelines in order to ensure the whales are not disturbed.
Once whales are spotted close to the boat, swimmers will set out in a group of ten by a floating line. Flash photography, scuba gear and weight belts are strictly prohibited. This unobtrusive approach enables whales to approach the swimmers without fear, swimming up close out of curiosity, and frequently remaining nearby for more than an hour or until the boat is required to proceed to its next location.
- Courtesy transfer in the Port Douglas area
- Morning/afternoon tea, cake & fruit platter
- Delicious tropical buffet lunch with prawns
- Reef interpretation talk
- Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
- All snorkel equipment & tuition including prescription masks
- Lycra suits & flotation devices
- Fresh water showers
- 3 spectacular reef sites
- Professional photographer onboard
- Swim with whales between May & August
- Allow 8 hours in total (5 hours at the Reef)
- 8.30am from the Port Douglas marina (returns at 4.30pm)
- 7am from Cairns accommodation (returns 6pm)
- Complimentary pick up from Port Douglas accommodation or make your own way to the Port Douglas Marina.
- Operates daily all year
- The boat departs from Port Douglas marina (1hr north of Cairns) with bus transfers available from Cairns
- Please read the important dive information before booking your intro or certified dive
- Fully licensed bar on board the boat
- Toilets and baby change facilities
- Child rates for 4 - 14yrs. Children under 4 years free of charge
- Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years
- Environmental Management Fee (EMC) of $6.50 per person is payable on board as well as any relevant port departure taxes & fuel levies
- Please leave at least 24 hours after your last dive before flying
Prices & Options (includes AUD$6.50 reef tax)
Cruise & Snorkel:
- adult AUD$238.50
- child (4-14yrs) AUD$170.50
Cruise & Certified Dive :
- 1 dive AUD$284.50
- 2 dives AUD$304.50
- 3 dives AUD$320.50
- cairns transfers (adult) AUD$28.00
- cairns transfers (child) AUD$24.00
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Service rating: good
I really appreciated the help our Everything Travel Group agent gave us. We had moved from Cairns to the Daintree area and she was able to continue to find us a suitable Great Barrier Reef dive experience nearby with limited Wifi and by phoning us when we needed.
I would definitely recommend the company as they were able to whittle down the oversupply of information available on the internet and show us the closest available to what we wanted. When you are on holiday you don't want to spend ages searching for the 'perfect' adventure so they really helped us out.
I will suggest to all using a booking agency, however, when booking a dive experience make sure you head to the website of the Dive Charter that you intend on using and read all the necessary information and requirements. We ended up on our charter without my son being allowed to complete his 3 booked dives due to a difference in SSI Diving regulations and PADI, the reason being that he required a copy of his dive medical as well as his certification card to be allowed to dive. Just one of those moments in life we all learn from.
I would use Everything Travel Group again as their service was definitely a bonus for us short on time.
Product rating: good
A hugely professional group of people who made our trip worthwhile despite a few things that went wrong for us as we embarked on the trip. First a dropped phone meant no way of knowing any of our information including the boat, where to collect tickets and fortunately I remembered the times and jetty!! Then we had a windy trip with a lot of swell which meant my 12 year old got sea sick. The staff regularly checked on us all and helped with sea sick tricks that were nothing short of amazing!! Even I the seasick queen of every trip managed to get through by watching the Daintree Rainforest and following their suggestions. Yippee!!
The last but sadly most troubling part of our trip was that my son's bucket list did not see the tick for the Scuba Diving on the Barrier Reef. His Dive Ticket did not have a medical certification which saw him forgo his dream. I was really appreciative of the Dive Supervisor picking this up as I would not want my son diving under the wrong circumstances. But it did raise the issue of using a
booking agency. My suggestion to others is when booking a dive experience make sure you head to the website of the Dive Charter that you intend on using and read all the necessary information and requirements.
Just one of those moments in life we all learn from.
The whole team on the Poseidon were positive, helpful and held safety as their utmost priority which we appreciated and the sense of humor experienced by us passengers, snorkelers and divers really made the day a memorable one. We were fortunate to enjoy a snorkel on three reef destinations, so utterly divine beneath those white caps!! We enjoyed a yummy lunch and those copious cups of teas really were really appreciated!
Thank you all on the Poseidon. See you on Round 2 of the Bucket List tick in two years time!!
Latest Questions about Reef Boat Day Trip - Port Douglas - Poseidon (Port Douglas)
How many masimum people (guests) does the Poseidon carry.
We are going to be in Port Douglas next week and you were recommended to us by some friends that have dove with you. Do you have any availability next Wed the 10th for my wife and I? We are both PADI certified.
Hi, Im in Cairns, exactly in Trinity Beacn in Roydon beachfront apartment and I, m interest to book for tomorrow on reef boat day trip in Port douglas Poseidon and my question is: could you pick me up to go on your trip.
Will any of these dives include a shark dive?
Hi , we are looking to book a dive group , one member was wondering what depth range can we expect ? Over the 3 seperate dives .Thank you .
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