Great Barrier Reef Cruise - Agincourt Reef

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wavepiercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance... Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Experience of a lifetime

Experience of a lifetime Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one metre underwater.

Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver's unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef.

Whichever way you choose, you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

Experience the Outer Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver

Agincourt Ribbon Reef - Discover the Outer Barrier Reef

Agincourt Reef Quicksilver takes you to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf.

SemisubAdjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef’s environment.

Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. As the region’s outer reef pioneer, we chose the best location available to show you nature’s finest.

Experience nature’s finest with Australia’s best

Child SnorkellersEntering the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience. It’s a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit and takes you into another realm.

Clown FishSharing the wonder of the world’s largest living entity, realising its breathtaking colour and majesty, seeing nature at its most perfect is an awakening and, quite simply, the memory of a lifetime. Come and experience nature’s finest with Australia’s best. At Agincourt ribbon reef, you’ll feel as if you’ve embraced paradise.

Comfort and Space - Too much of a good thing is wonderful

Spacious PlatformYour journey is as important as your destination. It’s a modern voyage, travelling in safety and air-conditioned comfort with state-of-the-art vessels that glide across the water to spacious platforms floating at the reef’s edge.

State of the Art VesselsWalk into the underwater observatory, or cruise just above the corals in a semi-submersible. Your questions answered, your needs anticipated, your care assured, you’re free to enjoy the moment and savour the discoveries. From coaches, to cruises, to crew, it’s a day that’s all about you.


Book Now Reserve your Outer Great Barrier reef trip now.

Included in your day

Clown Fish
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board.
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist.
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch.
  • All snorkelling equipment provided.
  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]

What to Bring

Agincourt Reef
  • Your camera.
  • Swimming costume and beach towel.
  • Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection.
  • Cash for drinks at the bar.
  • Credit cards for shopping and optional tours.
  • Underwater cameras available for purchase.


Sleek Wavepiercing Catamarans

State of the Art VesselsSleek wavepiercing catamarans cruise at high speed to Agincourt Reef, 39 nautical miles [72 kilometres] from Port Douglas, these superb vessels give you the smoothest ride ... » read more

Spacious Floating Platform

Spacious PlatformsFloating like an island in a coral sea, the modern, dual level platforms provide the ultimate in facilities for reef viewing and relaxation in all weather and wind conditions ... » read more


Turtle An aquatic wilderness of fragile beauty and perfect harmony awaits you.

The reef vibrates with the hues, stripes, and shimmerings of a myriad of fishes. Butterfly fish, parrot fish ... » read more

Scuba Diving

Scuba DivingChoose to add an amazing experience with the underwater magic of scuba diving .... » read more

Getting there

Luxury CoachesFrom Cairns and Northern Beaches:
Our luxury air-conditioned coaches tour Cairns and Northern Beaches passengers along one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal drives with a full commentary. A pick-up service is available from your accommodation. Times will be advised confirmation of booking.

Scenic Coastal DriveFrom Port Douglas:
Coach Transfers are available from your accommodation. Specific hotel transfer times will be advised at confirmation time of booking.

Making your own way:
Check in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office, at the Reef Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Parking is available. » view our map (pdf)