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Silver Sonic Outer Reef Adventure Snorkel

Why we Love a Silver Sonic Outer Reef Cruise

It is all about the destination but here you get there in style too.

You’ll have access to explore three stunning and exclusive reef sites at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs, each chosen  for visual and ecological diversity for your dive and snorkel adventures.

You will cruise on a fast and comfortable vessel with plenty of seating both in and outside. Access to the water is so easy with the large submerged platform and after your in-water activities relax on the spacious deck areas. There’s even hot freshwater showers, change rooms and a licensed bar to celebrate your day on the way home.

Your tour/cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Upto 5 hours on the outer reef
  • Experience the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the continental shelf
  • Enjoy unique ride control for a smoother boat journey
  • Unlimited Adventure Snorkelling
  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Guided Snorkel Tours

  • Departs Port Douglas Marina @ 8:30am
  • Returns approx. 4:30pm
  • Port Douglas Hotel transfers inclusive
  • Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Silky Oaks Lodge transfers at additional cost.
What is Included:
  • Return coach transfer from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Return Silver Sonic cruise from Port Douglas
  • Scrumptious morning tea including focaccia and muffin cakes on boarding, Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits.
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch.
  • Reef Interpretation.
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins).
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site.
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision.
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit.
  • Hot freshwater showers.
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.
  • Lycra suits included

What you need:
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Scuba Divers: Certification Card
Cruise itinerary:
(This is an example itinerary of a typical day)

Check-in and Departure

At 7.30am check-in opens at Quicksilver Reservations Counter located inside the Reef Marina for your boarding passes. Upon boarding enjoy complimentary morning tea/breakfast and get ready for an 8:30am departure.

Reef Site no.1

Before arriving at our first location there are certified and introductory dive briefings and on arrival divers get into their gear.
Snorkel briefings will begin and once divers are in the water it is time for snorkellers to follow.

Reef Site no.2

We cruise over to our second snorkel and dive location of the day. Again briefings are held before getting into the water.

Lunch Time (12:00pm)

A tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air conditioned lounge. Enjoy as much as you would want, there is plenty to go around a few times!
Enjoy the turquoise colours of the great barrier reef from one of the outdoor decks.

Reef Site no.3

Around 1:40pm Silver Sonic outer reef cruise departs for third reef location. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel or join the guided snorkel tour. Certified scuba divers have the option of a third dive.

Afternoon Tea & Journey Home

Afternoon tea served from 2:30pm and by 3:30pm all passengers are back on board as we depart for Port Douglas.
We arrive back in the marina at approx. 4:30pm.

Coach transfers depart for hotel and accommodations approx. 4.55pm.

Important Tour/Cruise Information
  • Child age: 4-14 years
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances

Additional Options
  • Cairns area hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Range of quality merchandise
  • Professional photographs of the day

Information for Scuba Divers

You will be required to sign a Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel.

Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. You will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to diving. If you would answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate stating that you’re ‘fit to dive’ prior to your dive trip.

  • Since completing your last dive medical assessment have you suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive safely?
  • Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
  • Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?

Flying after diving? We recommend that you do not fly until at least midday the day after your dive trip returns. This will give you 24 hours of surface interval after diving.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Pre-booked scuba divers that fail the onboard medical questionnaire are NOT entitled to a refund.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

We recommend you purchase Travel Insurance which would cover for such things as road closures, flight,  bus or other travel cancellations that would contribute to you missing the departure of your tour.

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Advanced EcotourismEcotourism Australia: Setting Ethical Standards for the Travel Industry

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

  • Climate Action Innovator

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction actions but are not necessarily measuring their carbon footprint.

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How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


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Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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