26 Dec

Guide to exploring the Great Barrier Reef

There is simply no amount of photos to see, blogs to read, or stories to hear, that could even slightly compare to experiencing the remarkable Great Barrier Reef with your own eyes.

As one of the natural wonders of the world, this phenomenon just can’t be missed. Once you’ve seen it for yourself, you’ll understand exactly what we mean!

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, let’s start planning a trip to this one-of-a-kind World Heritage listed site so that you can create your own unforgettable stories to tell.

Outer Reef


The mission behind eco-certified Wavelength Reef Cruises is to showcase the undeniable beauty of the outer reefs in a way that educates and inspires their guests while having a minimal environmental impact. Join the fantastic crew of reef-lovers and talented marine biologists for an incredible day of snorkelling through the coral gardens of not one, but three, spectacular locations!


Travel to the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf on the iconic Quicksilver catamaran to play and explore in the heavenly blue depths of the Agincourt Reef. Swim, snorkel or scuba dive through the ribbon reefs, and take part in the exciting activities for the non-swimmers from the site’s floating platform. Live-action fish feeding from the underwater observatory, jumping on the semi-sub, and so much more!

Divers Den

Divers Den specialise in epic snorkel and dive expeditions that travel to a selection of sites located in the Agincourt, Opal and St Crispin’s reefs. As the newest addition to the collection of dive boats in the area, a day trip aboard the Aqua Quest vessel will be nothing short of impressive. Certified or Intro divers can have up to three dives, and courses are available for beginners!

Reef Sprinter

If you’re on a short and sweet holiday in FNQ and don’t have a whole day to spare amongst the adventuring, a half day outer reef tour with Reef Sprinter will be the most convenient choice for you. All the perks of a GBR journey in half the time!


Calypso Snorkel and Dive offer sensational jam-packed day trips full of exploring, discovering, and learning about the magical underwater world. Tour in comfort on this spacious vessel before arriving at the Agincourt Reef, where you can swim with hundreds of glorious species – green sea turtles, reef sharks, and during the right time of year (June-September), you may be lucky enough to see some magnificent whales!

Low Isles

Wave Dancer

Low Isles is a secluded island paradise that is only a 1-hour sail away from the coast on the luxurious catamaran Wave Dancer. Escape the crowds and treat yourself to some precious time relaxing underneath the palm trees or snorkelling through the pristine reefs and protected lagoons. Then, take a guided heritage tour to wrap up your day. It’s a sweet life!

Reef Sprinter

Reef Sprinter is here again to save the day if you’re short on time but want to see the beautiful Low Isles – a half day tour only 2-hours fifteen! In this time, you’ll have time to swim, snorkel, board the glass bottom boat, or just chill out by the ocean. This selection is most suitable for families with young kids or non-swimmers.


In the gorgeous hours of the early morning or late afternoon is when you’ll sail to Low Isles when travelling with Calypso. The inclusions cover everything you’ll need; a snorkel tour with lycra suits and equipment, a glass bottom boat tour, and some nibblies with your tea or coffee. Don’t forget to check out the historic lighthouse!

Sunset Cruise


Head out for a dreamy 2-hour sail during twilight before watching the sun set behind the lush mountain ranges of the Mossman Gorge. Indigo has a maximum guest capacity of 12 to ensure a truly personal experience. All you have to do is kick back and relax with your BYO and complimentary cheese with nibblies!


A once in a lifetime sailing experience aboard the lavish ‘Lagoon’ vessel which was sailed to Tropical North Queensland from France. Depart from the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at 5.00pm for an effortless sail along the coastline, enjoy the sensational sunset with a bevvy and some tasty canapés before returning at 6.30pm.

GBR Helicopter Experience

In case you wanted to step things up a notch, this extraordinary helicopter experience allows you to fly high above the Great Barrier Reef and get a taste of just how impressive it really is – after all, it’s large enough to be seen from space!

After your fly over stunning locations such as Four Mile Beach and Snapper Island, join the crew on the Quicksilver pontoon for a fun-filled day of activities. This outstanding reef and helicopter package will leave you amazed and full of cherished memories!

No matter which GBR experience you embark on, we know you’ll will adore every moment – we can’t wait to hear about your travels.

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