Tour the Great Barrier Reef


The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is the closest land point to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Discover one of the planet's most spectacular displays of nature by taking a short 45-minute boat ride from Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Being one of the most extraordinary natural wonders, it is the largest coral reef system in the world and this living organism can be viewed from space.

The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of coral. The Great Barrier Reef is home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks. Being based near this great wonder, Sheraton Grand Mirage continuously strives towards increasing sustainability features at our hotel resort in support of this delicate ecosystem and our local environment.

Quicksilver Cruises

The world’s best known outer Great Barrier Reef cruise experience, Quicksilver Cruises takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here, special ribbon reefs run parallel to the Continental Shelf. You can dive, snorkel, drink at the outer reef bar or simply just relax within one of the 7 wonders of the world; The Great Barrier Reef.

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GBR Helicopters

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters presents a range of scenic flight tours from the base situated right here at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas. Offering exciting and memorable aerial experiences over some of the world’s most spectacular scenery they guarantee the most exhilarating and unique view of Tropical North Queensland's spectacular icons. To really appreciate the untouched beauty that is World Heritage protected, it’s a must-see from the air.

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Wavelength

Owned and operated by Marine Biologists, Wavelength provides small, personalized snorkeling tours to the Great Barrier Reef. They retain a philosophy of "small group, low-impact, and close to nature educational adventure." With more exclusive use mooring sites than any other local provider, the Wavelength experience enables the crew to deliver their full attention to passengers, assuring excellent care service.

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Calypso

Calypso Reef Cruises offers family cruises, reef tours, and dive and snorkeling trips to the Great Barrier Reef. With new, stable and comfortable vessels, their reef trips are suitable for all ages and provide a unique reef experience for all guests while having minimal impact on the environment. Enjoy an educational and relaxing outing within a safe and friendly environment. Calypso also has private luxury sailing vessel, Aquarius which is available for private charter from Port Douglas.

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Reef Sprinter

This speedy trip also prevents the chance for seasickness to arise. The trip is 2 ¼ hours in total, which includes 1 ½ hours of snorkeling, giving you the opportunity to use the other half of your day exploring the other attractive aspects that this region has to offer. Reef Sprinter visits the reef at one of the Great Barrier Reefs most spectacular coral cays. If you prefer to stay dry, the glass bottom boat is the perfect way to participate while still enjoying the marvel of the reef, turtles and diverse marine life.

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Divers Den

Maintaining a ‘Project Aware Go Eco Operator’ tour status since 2006, one of the highlights of the year is the Minke Whale expeditions run over June and July. Regular trips during this time have limited spaces and trips sell out well in advance. All day trip dive and snorkel sites are on The Great Barrier Reef's Outer Reefs.

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Sail Away

Sail Away is a luxury sailing catamaran that takes a limited number of guests to from Port Douglas to Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Experience 5-star luxury onboard the Lagoon 500 new production boat. Built by Lagoon in Bordeaux, France this vessel was the first of its kind to arrive in Australia. Holding an Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation and is a Climate Action Leader: Sailaway has been awarded the National Sustainability Award for Best Practices.

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Indigo Sunset Sailing

Indigo 2 is the only vessel that runs a two-hour sunset cruise, giving you plenty of time to soak up the stunning twilight atmosphere.

With a maximum capacity of 12 guests, Indigo 2 provides a fantastic opportunity for guests to experience a Port Douglas sunset cruise, without the crowds.

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