Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded reef cruise company. Quicksilver’s multi-award winning Outer Reef Cruise will take you to a spacious platform at the renowned Agincourt Reef where you’ll find the widest range of reef activities suitable for families and all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers included.
Snorkel and dive, or stay dry and experience the reef from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible coral viewing tour.
Quicksilver’s Outer Reef Cruise and wavepiercing catamaran, Quicksilver VIII, is most suitable for wheelchair passengers. Ramp access is provided from the vessel to the platform and an accessible toilet is available onboard the vessel. Access to the underwater observatory, snorkel platforms and semi-submersible vessels however is by stairs only.
A special feature at the platform is the custom designed water powered lift to enable wheelchair passengers access into the snorkel pool. This is available only at Quicksilver’s Agincourt 3 platform.
We recommend guests call to discuss arrangements prior to travel.
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The primary vessel Quicksilver VIII is the most suitable vessel for wheelchair passengers. There are occasions however when this vessel may not operate and back up vessels are used that don’t have wheelchair facilities. This is often not known till 24 hours prior to departure. It is recommended that guests call the office 24 hours prior to travelling to confirm their details. The companion card is accepted and you will receive 50% discount when booking direct over the phone.
There is a chair lift onboard that enables passengers to be lowered into the water to enjoy snorkelling. This is available only on the Agincourt 3 floating platform. There is a bridged section over the snorkel area where you can view the fish feeding.
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The wharf facilities in Port Douglas have boarding ramps that are suitable for wheelchairs.
At the Outer Barrier Reef there are ramp facilities from the vessel to the floating platform, however access to the underwater observatory, swim platforms and the semi-submersible coral viewing vessels, are by stairs only.
On Quicksilver VIII there is an oversized toilet cubicle suitable for most. This toilet is signed “CREW ONLY” to restrict access. Quicksilver V also has a wheelchair accessible toilet.