We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

From US$184.30
  • Visit three snorkel/dive sites along the Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Tour for all abilities: snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$184.30
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Cruise & Snorkelling Only
Cruise including snorkeling and all necessary equipment will be provided. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. AU$6.50 EMC per person is payable on board.
From US$184.26
Cruise & 1 Certified Dive
Cruise & 1 cert dive with a PADI dive master. All snorkel/dive equipment, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included. Certification cards are required. AU$6.50 EMC per person is payable on board.
From US$226.48
Cruise & 1 Introductory Dive
Cruise & 1 intro dive. No experience required. All snorkel/dive equipment, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included. AU$6.50 EMC pp is payable on board. Minimum age for diving is 12 yrs
From US$234.16
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. On this tour, set sail for the remote outer reefs and its renowned dive sites, and increase your chances of spotting rare marine life by stopping at three different spots. Opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Port Douglas and a short transfer to the marina. Set sail for the Outer Reefs aboard a custom-built, snorkel-only vessel that allows you access to the remote outer reefs, including Agincourt, Opal, and Tongue Reefs.

As you arrive at the first site, the crew goes through basic snorkeling techniques and helps you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Depending on your experience level and the tour option chosen, either enjoy swimming and snorkeling around the reef; join an introductory dive in a small group of up to four, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive instructor; or take part in a certified dive in a small group of up to seven, accompanied by a PADI-certified dive master.

Back onboard, have a tasty morning tea as you cruise to the second destination. Here, enjoy a second dive, take part in a guided snorkeling excursion, or enjoy swimming and snorkeling at your leisure.

After working up an appetite in the water, refuel with a buffet lunch onboard before setting out for the third and final site of the day.

After a full day at sea, enjoy afternoon tea as you take in your last views of the Great Barrier Reef en route back to Port Douglas. On arrival at the cruise port, a driver takes you back to your hotel.
Write a ReviewReviews (74)

1 - 5 of 77 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great crew, great trip!

We had only one day to see the great barrier reef, and the original tour that we had booked with our hotel was canceled due to rough water. Calypso was able to go out in the less than ideal weather, and they certainly made the...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago
The best trip ever

I did snorkeling with 1 introductory scuba dive with Calypso. It was the first time that I did both. As one can guess I freaked out at the first snorkel location, but the crew was super nice about it and help me to get comfortable...More

Thank Agne L
Reviewed 5 days ago
Calypso saved the day

We had booked a scuba trip with another dive company, only to have the trip cancelled just as we were lining up to board the boat due to mechanical difficulties. Not being particularly interested in the company's offer for compensation in the form of a...More

Thank mdc00ke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Opal Reef with amazing crew

We had an absolute ball on our first sea snorkel trip and first Great Barrier visit. The crew treated us like (almost) royalty, making genuine conversations and making sure we were happy during the entire trip. The introduction to crew and safety talk was fun...More

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent day trip for snorkelling

Excellent experience! The staff were awesome- really appreciated the assistance with helping to get the mask and snorkel fitted perfectly. The snorkelling was great, huge range of fish and other creatures to see and coral was looking fine. The crew really looked after everyone. Highly...More

Thank butafly77
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Alison M
17 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Katy H | Reviewed this property |
I do not work for Calypso, but if you let them know where you are staying, they will send their shuttle to pick you up and drop you off. They picked us up at our villa.