The Great Barrier Reef

Take a fast catamaran out to the Great Barrier Reef’s outer reef for hours of swimming, snorkelling and coral viewing. Your vessel will tie up alongside the Agincourt Reef pontoon, where you’ll find schools of tropical fish darting about the brightly-coloured corals. It’s rush hour on the Great Barrier Reef, marine style. Snorkel and swim, or view the spectacular coral and fish from the underwater observatory theatre. You can also take a ride on a semi-submersible vessel to view the spectacular reef gardens through glass-panelled windows. The pontoon is a comfortable resting place between swimming and snorkelling with plenty of shade.
  • Tour Code


  • Location

    Port Douglas

  • Activity Types


  • Experience Types

    Beach & Water

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $299.99
    Children (12 & under) from $149.99

  • Lunch included!
  • Snack included!


Due to the nature of this tour, consider purchasing a waterproof disposable camera from the ship's photo gallery or gift shop.


During the cruise out to the pontoon, morning tea will be served while resident marine biologists give commentary on fascinating reef information; a video presentation on its creation will also play. A smorgasbord lunch will be provided onboard the catama

Special Notes

Snorkel equipment is included. Stinger suits can be hired onboard at an additional cost for those wishing to swim or snorkel. Guests with visual or hearing impairments must travel with a companion at all times. All guests must be able to climb the steps into/out of the vessel unassisted. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, swimwear and towel, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water and money for drinks and souvenirs The cruise between Port Douglas and the outer reef takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Passengers prone to seasickness should take the necessary precautions, as this trip can be rough. The season for box jellyfish and stingers starts with the onset of the wet across the top of northern Australia, usually around October and lasts until April. Please be advised that certain activities (listed under "Optional Extras") may be offered once at the pontoon: - Please note that these activities are not operated by P&O Cruises and as such we cannot guarantee the safety of passengers engaging in such activities. Accordingly, any passengers engaging in such activities do so entirely at their own risk. If you are in any doubt about any aspect of any activity offered to you, please contact your P&O Cruises representative. All tour times are subject to changes. Please check your tickets which are issued when you get onboard for any amendments to tour departure times.

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