Best of Port Douglas: The Great Barrier Reef

7 hours | Port Douglas | P T I - 1 0 0
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AUD$ 329.95
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Points of Interest

  • Great Barrier Reef
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover the kaleidoscope world of the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran cruise to the outer reef. Board your fully equipped vessel with both covered areas and a sunning deck. Your tour includes morning tea and lunch. During the passage, a marine naturalist hosts an informative presentation on the reef complex. When you arrive at the pontoon you will have approximately 3 hours of free time to indulge in a variety of aquatic activities. The area has some of the best snorkeling in the world. Enjoy a guided coral viewing from a semi-submersible boat, and watch a fish-feeding exhibition. There is an underwater theater and an onboard marine touch tank. Helicopter rides, guided snorkeling and scuba diving are available for an additional charge. A lovely lunch is served featuring a hot and cold buffet. At the end of your day of fun and sun, cruise back to port.

Special Notes:

The cruise between Port Douglas and the outer reef takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Passengers prone to seasickness should take the necessary precautions; the passage can be rough in the approximately 20 miles of open sea between shore and the reef.

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 Princess Cruises and as such we cannot guarantee the safety of guests engaging in such activities. Accordingly, any guests 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 Princess Cruises representative. Credit cards and local currency are accepted for additional activities, wetsuit rental and purchases onboard the catamaran and pontoon. Towels are not provided therefore we suggest passengers bring their own.

The minimum age for Scuba Diving and Oceanwalker is 12 years. A parent/guardian must accompany those between 12 and 18 years of age and provide a letter of consent.  All participants should be in good health but certain medical conditions, medications and height restrictions may preclude some people from participating in optional in-water activities.  All participants will be required to complete an on-board medical questionnaire and must participate in a 30-minute dive brief.

Passengers wishing to participate in certified diving (additional cost) must present their current certification card along with proof of last dive.

Life jackets are available for guests use whilst snorkelling if required. Please ask staff aboard the vessel if you require use of these.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for morning tea aboard the Wavepiercer

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 300
  • Time at site: 00:30
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 50
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes

Cruise to Agincourt Reef for swimming and free time at the pontoon dock including a buffet lunch

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 300
  • Travel time: 01:30
  • Time at site: 03:30
  • Free time at site: 180
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 20
  • Steps: 10
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your vessel and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 300
  • Travel time: 01:30