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Calypso Port Douglas Education

An Outer Reef Expedition

Leaving from Port Douglas explore the exquisite outer reef with sites spanning Agincourt, Opal, Tongue, and St Crispin Reefs. On this trip we visit 3 sites in one day allowing ample opportunity to share stories of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, creating connection to curriculum and discovering a variety of marine life that calls the reef home. With dedicated snorkelling vessels or the option of adding the adventure of diving for your groups Calypso Reef Education tours have something to offer everyone.

Travel 90 minutes from Port Douglas where you will receive exclusive Marine Biology presentation’s and guides for your group. The three sites during the day allow ample time to be able to get comfortable in the water and with the equipment, engage in citizen science and learn about the cultural significance of the area and the Great Barrier Reef with our Cultural Guides. All activities on offer can be differentiated to meet the specific needs of your class and desired student outcomes.


  • Up to 5 hours across three outer reef locations
  • Designated guides for your students
  • All equipment and instruction
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Cultural and Biological guided snorkelling tours


  • Depart- 8:45am
  • Arrival into Port Douglas- 4:15pm

Cultural Guide and Marine Biologist led snorkelling

Slip in straight off the back of the boat to explore the crystal blue waters of the outer reef. Our Cultural Guides and Marine Biologists will work with your students to target conversation around the units being studied in the classroom. We provide the most up to date information and the opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the ecology of the reef and cultural significance of this part of the World Heritage Area. On tour students can engage in citizen science through the ‘Be A Marine Biologist for A Day’ Program launched by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [GBRMPA]. Students will learn the importance of indicator species, how the reef is monitored and be able to submit their findings into the GBRMPA’s Eye on the Reef database.

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