Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling with Quicksilver


Snorkelling is one of the many activities included in your day and is one of the best ways to view the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Our friendly crew are on hand to show you how. On your journey out to Agincourt Reef, you can view an instructional video on how to snorkel to teach you the right techniques.

Upon reaching the outer reef, you can obtain your snorkelling equipment from the storage containers on the platform.

Snorkelling on the ReefEasy access to the water is available from submerged platforms. Our friendly snorkelling safety officers can assist you with your snorkelling gear and give you a few tips so that you can fully enjoy your experience.

Unique Water Access Lift for Wheelchair Passengers

Quicksilver’s Agincourt Reef platform features a water powered lift (the only one of its kind on the Great Barrier Reef) to enable access to the water for wheelchair passengers.

Passengers can swim directly off the lift’s chair into the weightless environment of the reef where they can snorkel and explore at their own pace.


Snorkelling Tips

  • Always swim in buddy pairs – it’s a much safer option, and you have someone to share your amazing experiences with!
  • Never look directly down when snorkelling, or your snorkel may turn into a drinking straw!
  • Keep your face looking forward, and ensure your snorkel is slightly angled backwards – this should keep your snorkel dry.

Dive and Snorkel Adventures with the Silver Series

The Silver Series - Dive & Snorkel Adventures

Dive and Snorkel Adventures from Cairns and Port DouglasGet set for an exhilarating day of fun and adventure with the Silver Series. Designed for small groups of people, adventure snorkellers will have 5 hours to explore 3 spectacular Outer Reef sites.

With each site chosen for visual and ecological diversity, there’s a snorkel brief at each site and your day also includes guided snorkel tour.

Choose from Port Douglas-based Silversonic or Cairns-based Silverswift.

» Visit Silver Series - Dive & Snorkel

Guided Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tours

Marine Biologist Guided Snorkelling Adventures

Guided Snorkel ToursIf you would like to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef whilst snorkelling, you may like to try one of our optional guided snorkelling tours. Our University qualified marine biologists will introduce you to a new and exciting world. You will be part of a small group, guided by our experienced marine biologists who can reveal so much more about the magnificent marine life of this fragile eco-system.

We offer two different snorkel tours designed to enable all groups of passengers, regardless of their snorkelling skill level, to enjoy an amazing in-water experience on the reef.

Introductory Snorkel Tour

Who For? Designed for the novice or beginner snorkeller.

  • Duration: 30-40 minutes
  • This tour is designed for the novice or beginner snorkeller.
  • The tour provides an introduction to the marine environment.
  • It is tailored for families, and those wanting an educational experience.
  • Tours leave and return from the protected snorkelling platform. As a safety precaution, the marine biologist tows a safety float and a whistle.

Price*: $56 Adult, $29 Child (equipment provided)

Advanced Snorkel Tour

Who For? More adventurous - some snorkelling experience is recommended.

  • Duration: 45 - 60+ minutes
  • This tour is more about exploring, and the marine biologists encourage and teach passengers how to duck dive (if they would like to learn).
  • Tours generally leave from the platform, but sometimes may involve a drop-off from a small tender, so participants can cover a greater distance, and have the chance to “drift with the current”, before returning to the platform.
  • Distance travelled can be up to several hundred metres.
  • Duration of up to 60+ minutes depends on conditions and passenger experience.

Price*: $74 Adult, $44 Child (equipment provided)

* Prices listed are in addition to your Cruise Fare.

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