Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Pontoon A wonderful day

Visit an all-weather Marine World platform, on a day tour to the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – this tour is an ideal option for families, snorkelers and non-swimmers. With plenty of optional extra activities available – there’s something for everyone!

Stable platforms provide easy water access, shelter and comfort. With unlimited semi-submersible tours and an underwater observatory for viewing, you don’t even have to get wet to witness the magic beneath the waves. This tour Port Douglas Reef Tour is family friendly and disability friendly.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • 3 hours at a fixed, Great Barrier Reef Pontoon on one spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef location
  • Unlimited Snorkeling. All snorkeling equipment and instruction included. Adults, children & babies sizes. Flotation aids and Lyrca/ stinger suits also provided
  • Semi-Submersible tours with interactive commentary (weather permitting)
  • Qualified life guard supervision
  • Underwater fish & coral Observatory – See the life beneath without getting wet!
  • Reef Presentation by marine biologist
  • Fish Feeding Event – View the fish from the deck or in the water as your Marine Biologist conducts a commentated fish feed
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch including prawns as well as morning & afternoon tea
  • Environmental Management Fee is included
  • Bus transfers from your accommodation to and from Port Douglas Marina. Please expect to be contacted with your pick-up time for bus transfers

Optional Extras

  • Scenic Helicopter Flights a spectacular way to see the reef
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire available onboard and professional photography packages
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour  Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour. Beginner Tour or Advanced Tour option
  • Scuba Diving for qualified divers (Certified) OR No-experience necessary ‘Resort Scuba Diving’ for beginners –  up to 3 dives available. Subject to medical conditions – see ‘Important Information for Scuba & Sea Walkers’ below
  • Sea Walker (Helmet Diving) Subject to medical conditions – see ‘Important Information for Scuba and Seawalker below
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, ice cream, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Prescription mask hire for those who require strong optical lenses

Tour Itinerary

  • 09:15 am – Check-in inside the Reef Marina at the reservations counter to obtain your boarding passes
  • 09:30 am – Boarding, enjoy complimentary morning tea
  • 10:00 am – Departure, enjoy a smooth journey to the Great Barrier Reef in a luxurious and spacious vessel
  • 10:30 am – Marine biology presentation and scuba diving / helmet diving briefing
  • 11:30 am – Arrive at Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon. 3 1/2 hours at the reef to enjoy all the activities on offer
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch is served, full bar facilities available to purchase drinks
  • 3:00 pm – Depart the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive back into Reef Marina

What to Bring

  • Cash or credit card for optional purchases – Note: credit card surcharges may apply with tour operators
  • Camera
  • Swimming Costume & Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Dive
  • Voucher if applicable

Important Information for Scuba Diving and Seawalker

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please Contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.  If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.  We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible


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