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1 Day Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef Tour - Calypso Reef Charters

4.5 (4 reviews)



  • Calypso's vessel only travels with 65 to ensure maximum comfort, departs daily from Port Douglas
  • Incredible snorkelling experience on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Close proximity to vibrant coral gardens and marine life
  • Suitable for all swimmers, regardless of skill level
  • Encounter diverse marine species including clownfish, green turtles, stingrays, and more
  • Opal Reef offers a rich ecosystem with giant clams, maori wrasse, cods, and parrotfish
  • Comfortable 21-meter vessel with day bed style seating and spacious decks
  • Professional and experienced crew ensure a unique and personalized experience for every guest


  • Courtesy transfers from accommodation in the Port Douglas area
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • Quality snorkel and dive equipment
  • Wetsuits, lycra suits, prescription masks and flotation devices
  • Informative reef talk and guided snorkel tour
  • Fast safety/dive tender
  • Hot freshwater showers


Day 1: Calypso Snorkeling Only Vessel Full-Day Tour

Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. Custom-designed vessels travel daily from Port Douglas to Opal and Agincourt Reefs, both regarded as some of the most significant sites of this natural wonder. Visiting three spectacular reef sites in one day, guests see the diversity of marine life and coral gardens. Catering to domestic and international guests, apprehensive snorkelers, and the avid diver, the team at Calypso Reef Cruises will ensure a safe and memorable day for all.

Meals: Lunch

Pickups / Departures

Pickups: Boarding at 8.20 am for an 8.45 am departure from the Marina Mirage, Port Douglas

Transfers within Port Douglas are free. From Palm Cove & Northern Beaches, it's a $36 pp return and from Cairns it's a $40 pp return

Returns: Approximately 4.30 pm


What to bring

Swimwear, towel, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
Change of clothes - showers are available on board
Cash or credit card for EMC, Cairns or Northern Beaches transfers and other purchases

Extra costs

An Environmental Management Charge of AU$6.50pp is payable onboard


4.5 (4 reviews)
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Lindsey B. 01 Nov 2023
Great day out snorkeling and diving. Those who dived within the group didn't think the diving was value for money due to the dive being cut short. They resurfaced to change their goggles, then didn't go back down. Might be better to take your own to get the full dive experience. The pictures they take are ok, reef ones are generic which is a bit disappointing as they didn't capture any of us near the reef. We still had a memorable day and these were just minor things. Highly recommend this tour company.
Joanne R. 29 Oct 2023
We really enjoyed our day out at the great barrier reef! Really friendly Captain and crew, great snorkeling locations and good lunch. Would highly recommend
Sami 28 Oct 2023
We had a fantastic day out on the reef. It was a fairly rough day when we went out, but the crew made the experience great nonetheless. I recommend taking keels even if you don’t think you’ll get sea sick, it’s better safe than sorry. Everyone was friendly and helpful and we still managed to enjoy our time on the reef. It truly is a must if you are visiting Port Douglas!
A.C. 02 Aug 2023
We really enjoyed this part of the reef better than Cairns. We had a good time and saw a lot of colourful fish and corals. The only reason we are giving this a 4 is we were supposed to dive, which we are certified for, but were not permitted to do so bc of medical paperwork. They gave us a personal snorkel experience which was lovely. My issue was. The lady filling out the paperwork raised a question about the medical documents and when we gave her our answers, she said OK. It wasn't until we were already on our way out to the reef that we were told we were not going to be allowed to dive. I was upset bc the whole purpose of this event was to dive, not snorkel. If there was an issue, it should have been communicated and resolved before we left instead of trapping us on a boat for 8 hrs. The staff and crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. We would do it again but confirm we would be able to dive without issue. We preferred this reef to the ones we dove in Cairns.

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1 Day Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef Tour - Calypso Reef Charters

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