Discover the Best of Port Douglas: Quicksilver Cruises with Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest Tour.

This two-day package includes a full day on the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver and then a day in the Daintree Rainforest with Discovery tours.

  • The tour starts in Port Douglas.
  • Duration: two days
  • Accommodation is not included in this package.

If you’re seeking an unforgettable adventure that combines the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the enchanting Daintree Rainforest, look no further than the exceptional collaboration between Quicksilver Cruises and Discovery Tours.  This exclusive tour package allows you to experience the best of both worlds, exploring the vibrant marine life of the Reef and immersing yourself in the ancient wonders of the rainforest.  Let’s dive into the details of this extraordinary journey that promises a truly remarkable and diverse experience.

Quicksilver Cruises: Exploring Port Douglas in Style

Port Douglas, a picturesque coastal town in Queensland, Australia, offers many attractions for visitors seeking a tropical getaway.  Among the many experiences, Quicksilver Cruises stands out as a premier choice for exploring the wonders of this vibrant destination.  With its exceptional service, breathtaking views, and unforgettable adventures, Quicksilver Cruises provides a wonderful experience that will leave you with fantastic memories.  Embark on a journey of discovery as we delve into the highlights of this extraordinary maritime adventure.

Unleash the Beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

When you embark on a QuickSilver Cruises adventure, you’ll have the chance to witness the breathtaking marine life and vibrant coral formations that make Agincourt Reef so special. From colourful fish to mesmerizing coral gardens, the underwater world at Agincourt Reef is a true wonder.

Dive into the azure blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders.  Quicksilver Cruises takes you on an unforgettable journey to explore the vibrant coral gardens, teeming with a kaleidoscope of marine life.  Snorkel alongside tropical fish, witness the graceful movements of sea turtles, and marvel at the majestic beauty of the reef’s colourful inhabitants.  Immerse yourself in this underwater paradise, and let the enchantment of the reef captivate your senses.

Indulge in Luxury and Comfort with Quicksilver Cruises

Quicksilver Cruises combines adventure with luxury, ensuring your journey is exhilarating and comfortable.  The Day starts as you step aboard their state-of-the-art vessel, designed to provide the utmost convenience and relaxation.  From spacious sundecks to air-conditioned lounges, every aspect of the cruise is crafted with your comfort in mind.  Explore the pristine waters of Agincourt Reef.

Explore the Rainforest: A Land of Wonder

Port Douglas is not just about the Great Barrier Reef; it also serves as a gateway to the ancient wonders of the Daintree Rainforest.  Quicksilver Cruises offers an opportunity to experience the marvels of this pristine wilderness.  Embark on a guided tour through the lush foliage and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this biodiverse ecosystem.  Discover hidden waterfalls, encounter unique wildlife, and learn about the rich indigenous heritage that dates back thousands of years—the rainforest beckons, inviting you to uncover its secrets.

Thrilling Outer Reef Adventures

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Quicksilver Cruises provides a range of thrilling activities to satisfy your adventurous spirit.  Try scuba diving and explore the ocean’s depths, accompanied by experienced instructors who will ensure your safety and enjoyment.  For a bird’s-eye view of the stunning landscape, embark on a helicopter ride and witness the breathtaking expanse of the Great Barrier Reef from above.  Quicksilver Cruises caters to every adventurer, making sure your journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

Preserving the Marine Environment

Quicksilver Cruises is committed to sustainability and preserving the Great Barrier Reef.  With a focus on eco-friendly practices, the company strives to minimize its ecological footprint while providing guests an unforgettable experience.


Discover the Magic of the Daintree Rainforest with Discovery Tours

Cape Tribulation

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, a treasure trove of biodiversity and natural wonders.  With Discovery Tours, you can embark on an excellent adventure that will take you deep into this ancient rainforest, offering an unforgettable experience.  Let’s delve into this exceptional tour’s highlights and uncover this remarkable ecosystem’s secrets.

A Journey of Natural Wonder

Daintree Rainforest Walk

Step into a world of pristine wilderness as you set foot in the Daintree Rainforest with Discovery Tours.  This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is renowned for its unparalleled beauty and unique ecosystems that date back millions of years.  Traverse lush green canopies, listen to the melodic symphony of birds, and witness rare wildlife in their natural habitat.  With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the rainforest’s delicate balance and the importance of its preservation.

Premium Guided Tours

Discovery Tours offers premium guided tours that provide an immersive and educational experience.  Their expert guides possess a knowledge of the rainforest, sharing fascinating insights about its flora, fauna, and indigenous Culture.  As you journey through the lush trails, you’ll learn about the diverse plant species, discover ancient medicinal secrets, and hear stories passed down through generations.  With small group sizes, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in meaningful discussions, and truly connect with the wonders surrounding you.

Captivating Sights and Activities

Mossman Gorge

Prepare to be captivated by the fantastic sights and activities offered by Discovery Tours, from the iconic Mossman Gorge, where clear waters flow over smooth granite boulders, to the mesmerizing Cape Tribulation Beach.  This is where the rainforest meets the coral-studded coastline. Every stop on tour presents a unique and awe-inspiring experience.  Take a refreshing dip in the pristine waters of a secluded swimming hole, enjoy a scenic river cruise through mangrove-lined estuaries, or embark on a guided rainforest walk where ancient trees tower above you.  The possibilities for adventure and discovery are endless.

Conservation and Sustainability

Discovery Tours is deeply committed to the conservation and sustainability of the Daintree Rainforest.  They prioritise responsible practises that minimise the impact on this delicate ecosystem, ensuring its preservation for future generations.  Discovery Tours supports its efforts to protect and maintain natural beauty.

Memories That Last a Lifetime

A journey with Discovery Tours is not just a tour; it’s an opportunity to create wonderful memories.  Whether you’re a nature or a wildlife lover or simply seeking an escape into nature, this Daintree Rainforest tour will leave an indelible mark on your heart.  Capture the vibrant hues of the forest, breathe in the crisp, clean air, and let the serenity of this ancient land envelop your senses.  The memories you make with Discovery Tours will stay with you forever.

The Perfect Combination: Quicksilver Cruises and Discovery Tours

This package between Quicksilver Cruises and Discovery Tours offers a seamless and comprehensive experience.  Visitors explore the best of Port Douglas’s natural wonders—a balance between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Unparalleled Convenience and Comfort

With this fantastic tour package, Quicksilver Cruises and Discovery Tours ensure that every aspect of your journey is fantastic.   These two-day tour packages make the most of your time and enjoy an adventure.


This tour includes the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef with the ancient allure of the Daintree Rainforest.  Quicksilver Cruises and Discovery Tours offer a wonderful experience showcasing Port Douglas’s natural treasures.  Immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life of the Reef.  Then, explore the depths of the Daintree and create wonderful memories.

Next, explore more great things to do in Port Douglas.

Daintree Rainforest tour – Explore the World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest

Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest tour is a fantastic way to explore the beauty of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest in North Queensland, Australia. This tour allows visitors to explore unique plant and animal species, learn about the local Indigenous Culture, and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and coastline.

Here’s what you can expect on the Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest tour:

  1. Explore the rainforest – The tour will take you through the lush rainforest, where you can discover unique plant and animal species, including the elusive cassowary bird.
  2. Learn about the local Indigenous Culture – The tour includes a visit to the Mossman Gorge Centre, where you can learn about the Culture and history of the local Indigenous people.
  3. Take a river cruise – Enjoy a river cruise along the Daintree River and spot unique wildlife, such as crocodiles, birds, and other native animals.
  4. Enjoy panoramic views – Experience spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and coastline from Alexandra Lookout.
  5. Visit Cape Tribulation – Visit the beautiful coastal paradise of Cape Tribulation, where you can relax on the sandy shores and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest tour is led by experienced guides who will provide insight into the local Culture and history and information about the rainforest’s unique plant and animal species. This tour is suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Contact us today to learn more about Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest tour and to book your adventure in this beautiful natural wonderland. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with experienced guides.

Quicksilver Cruises Highlights

  • Reef Pontoon
  • Outer Barrier Reef
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine
  • Scenic helicopter flights

Daintree Rainforest Highlights

  • Stunning coastal drive
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Cape Tribulation Beach

Quicksilver Cruises Itinerary

  • 09:15 am – Check in at the marina to collect your boarding passes.
  • 09:30 am – Enjoy complimentary morning tea directly after you board.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Your adventure begins! The large, stable vessel provides a smooth journey to the Outer Barrier Reef.
  • 10:30 am – Marine biology presentation and diving briefings.
  • 11:30 am – Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon. The boat stays here for 3.5 hours, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch is served buffet style- with full bar facilities available in case you want to purchase drinks
  • 3:00 pm – The vessel departs the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon.
  • 4:30 pm – The boat arrives back in Port Douglas.

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary


  • Pick up Port Douglas
  • Next, visit Flagstaff Hill for views overlooking Four Mile Beach
  • Refreshment break at Mossman Gorge with local tea, coffee, or cold drinks
  • Explore Mossman Gorge and its rainforest paradise
  • Guided walk and optional swim in the cool, clear waters of Mossman River (weather and time permitting)
  • Enjoy a quality restaurant lunch with meal options
  • 1-hour cruise on the Daintree River, keeping an eye out for crocodiles and wildlife
  • Cross the Daintree River Cable Crossing into the ancient Daintree Rainforest
  • Panoramic views from Alexandra lookout over the Daintree River and the Coral Sea.
  • Then, enjoy a guided botanical walk beneath the ancient rainforest trees
  • Visit Kulki Lookout at Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef
  • Stop at a local Daintree Ice-Cream Company to purchase tropical ice cream (at your own expense)
  • Finally, return to Port Douglas by around 5.30 pm.

(The itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforeseen issues.)

What is included in the Quicksilver Cruise

  • 3.5 hours at a fixed Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • Stunning Outer Great Barrier Reef site
  • Unlimited Snorkeling
  • All snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Semi-submersible tours with commentary (weather permitting)
  • Qualified lifeguard to watch all swimmers
  • Underwater Observatory – See the life beneath without getting wet!
  • Reef Presentation by a qualified marine biologist
  • Educational fish feeding show
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch, including prawns
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Environmental Management Fee


  • Full Interpretation and commentary by naturalist guides.
  • Port Douglas. Flagstaff Hill lookout with views over Four Mile Beach.
  • Mossman Gorge. Guided walk and swim in the cool waters of Mossman River.
  • Morning Tea and Lunch. Choice of meals at lunch.
  • Daintree River Cruise. 1-hour cruise.
  • Daintree River Cable Crossing. Both ways.
  • Alexandra Lookout. Amazing photo opportunity.
  • Daintree Rainforest. Oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth.
  • Botanical Walk. Through the Daintree Rainforest.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach and Lookout. Where reef meets rainforest.
  • Attractions and all national park fees and permits as per itinerary.
  • Small Group Touring in comfortable, late model, air-conditioned vehicles.

Quicksilver Cruises optional extras

  • Scenic Helicopter Flights.
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire available on board.
  • Professional photography packages.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour – Beginner Tour or Advanced Tour options are available.
  • Scuba Diving* for qualified divers (Certified). Up to 3 dives are available.
  • ‘Resort Scuba Diving’* for beginners. No experience is needed. (minimum of 12 years old)
  • Ocean Walker Helmet Diving*
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, ice cream, alcohol, etc.
  • Prescription mask hire is available if you require vision-correcting glasses.
  • Hotel transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.

*Subject to medical conditions – see ‘Important Information for Scuba and Ocean Walkers’ below.

Quicksilver Cruises what to bring

  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases – Note: credit card surcharges may apply 
  • Camera
  • Swimming costume, towel and hat
  • Sunscreen together with sunglasses
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver
  • Booking Voucher/Confirmation

Daintree Rainforest what to bring

Quicksilver Cruises

Quicksilver can organise transfers from your accommodation, or you may make your own way to the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Wharf Street, Port Douglas.

All-day parking is available, and it is free of charge.

Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest

This Daintree Rainforest Tour is picked up from accommodations in  Port Douglas.


Quicksilver Cruises important information

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us, and we comply with all regulations.

Can I go Diving?

We are 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 you may like to consult your 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 of 24 hours whenever possible

Please note there is a price increase every 1st April.


Helpful information about this Daintree Rainforest Tour

  • This tour does depend on minimum passenger numbers to operate.
  • We will advise if the passenger numbers are below the threshold and will monitor and re-confirm passenger numbers are confirmed.
  • Please ensure you call to re-confirm your tour 48 hours before departure. If the time cannot operate, we will offer alternative travel dates or work with you to find an alternative tour.
  • Please note seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary.
  • Children’s prices are for ages 4-14 years.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under four years.

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