Gallery of Port Douglas Reef Tours - Turtles, Catamaran, Quicksilver Agincourt Reef

Reef tours from Port Douglas are one of the 'must do' items on any visitors agenda. Simply walk to the marina (or be collected by the Quicksilver Coach) from your Macrossan Street Port Douglas accommodation (like Martinique which is great for couples only) and have an awesome day out on the coral sea. Instead of using glossy brochures and stock material, Paul and Visnja - together with friends and locals of Port Douglas - offer these first hand pictures from our iPhone and cameras on the reef. These are the type of pictures people are taking and that we took. A HUGE benefit of many tours (like Quicksilver) are the on board camera people who snap happy moments, family shots and underwater snorkelling pictures. At the end of the trip - as you sail or motor back to shore - passengers on board are able to review and select the pictures they like - and take them home either in hardcopy printed on board and/ or a CD. It's a great thing to be able to walk off your reef tour with printed pictures and CD of quality images :)

  • Turtle rising for a breath on the Low Isles - Quicksilver WaveDancer Reef Tour
    This beautiful turtle was one of 5-6 turtles swimming freely and grazing on sea grass on the day we stopped at the Low Isles.
  • Turtle resting on the Low Isles off Port Douglas
    On the day we visited - several turtles were grazing on sea grass as we moved from the catamaran to start snorkelling off the Low Isles beach. Within sight of the historic light house - a picture perfect day for a snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef system.
  • Schooling fish
    In the calm waters beside coral exposed by a low tide, fish school just metres from the Low Isles beach front.
  • View from Wavedancer - anchored off the Low Isles - Port Douglas
    Approx 100m offshore - the crew of Wavedancer help the 100 approx passengers shuttle over to the Low Isles - where you can snorkel directly off the beach - and see turtles and fish within a few meters
  • Music on board Quicksilver Wavedancer
    After sailing out to the low isles, a delicious lunch, snorkeling with tropical fish and several turtles - we head back into Port - with the sounds of music, gentle wind, the catamaran slicing through the water...and a cold drink in hand.
  • Delicious and fresh buffet lunch on board Wavedancer
    TIP: We followed some local advice and once arriving at Low Isles - had our lunch FIRST then went to the low isles. If you take this approach of doing the opposite to the majority of people on any tour - you'll find a more relaxing day.
  • Lighthouse on Port Douglas Low Isles
    The Low Isles Lighthouse was first exhibited in November 1878. This picture taken during a complimentary tour of the island at 2.15pm in the afternoon. A great way to round out the day, learning some local history before heading back to the catamaran.