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Port Douglas Private Reef Tours

Snorkelling in a tiny group with ABC Snorkel Charters, the number 1 tour operator in Port Douglas.

We take just 12 guests on our versatile day boat, offering the best tours to the reef. ABC provides a very exclusive, private and individual guided reef experience. Because of our low passenger numbers, we have the freedom to roam all the reefs off Port Douglas and Low Isles, finding new sites that are teeming with life is just the beginning!

Unveil the secrets of vibrant coral gardens. Discover a snorkeler’s paradise with ABC Tours – your gateway to unparalleled underwater exploration…

Experience the ultimate aquatic adventure with ABC Tours, your premier choice for snorkeling excellence. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of untouched coral gardens through our two exceptional tour options. Join our daily tour, designed for up to 12 passengers, and embark on an intimate, guided snorkeling journey away from the masses. Alternatively, opt for exclusivity with our private charters, allowing you to commandeer the entire vessel for your family or group. Revel in the tranquility and freedom as you explore pristine low-use reef areas off Port Douglas, made accessible by our small passenger numbers.

These are pristine locations. ABC provides private Port Douglas reef tours, to just a handful of people.


TOP 10 Reasons to choose ABC Snorkel Charters

ABC Snorkel Charters are the highest rated Port Douglas snorkel operator on TripAdvisor. By restricting our daily passenger numbers to just 12 guests, we can provide a whole lot more of everything. From personal attention, to privacy, time in the water and outstanding customer service. Our tiny guided snorkel groups are far superior for observation and ensure a much more personal experience. In fact when you choose ABC for your snorkel reef trip, a member of our team will be in the water with you the whole time, making sure you don’t miss a thing. ABC offers the highest staff to passenger ratio. Giving you the amazing chance to ask questions about what you are observing, pointing out the more unusual creatures that are generally missed by the untrained eye.


ABC is proud to get you to some awesome shallow and remote areas of the reef, perfect for snorkel only days.


A maximum of 12 guests per boat, each day. This is less than any other Port Douglas, or Cairns, day boat operator.


ABC has the freedom to roam. Enjoy totally exploratory days, getting to parts of the reef that no one else gets to see.


We take you to the best bits of the Great Barrier Reef and Low Isles, for amazing snorkelling. Colourful corals, beautiful fish.


Micro company ABC gets 5 star reviews and are voted the #1 reef trip in Port Douglas. Amazing, family friendly days!


At the very core of our operations, is to provide genuine small group reef tours, with low environmental impact.


Our reef boats have a shallow draft, giving us the freedom to access all reef systems off Port Douglas.


ABC offers the highest staff to passenger ratio. Our crew work hard to ensure your day, is a special part of your stay.


We’ve been exploring the Port Douglas Outer Reefs for over 30 years. We know where to go and will take you there.


An amazing personal experience. Take only photos, leave only bubbles. Maximum of 12 passengers.

Port Douglas Snorkelling & Great Barrier Reef Tours

ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas is visiting the reef, the way it should be done. Your group may be the only ones in the water and our boat the only one we see. This is your chance to be an explorer, uncovering an unvisited Great Barrier Reef snorkel site.

At ABC, we’re all about minimal impact operations and extremely low passenger numbers. In fact, we take less passengers than any other day boat from Port Douglas. We snorkel in pristine environments, offering you a rare thrill. This is not the standard experience of visitors to the Great Barrier Reef, but it should be!

The ABC Difference

We are not just a taxi ride to the Great Barrier Reef. ABC provides each group with a personalised snorkel guide, who is in the water with you the whole time. Reef experts, who will reveal and explain the wonders of the reef to you throughout your ABC Snorkel Charters day.

Because we limit our passenger numbers to a maximum of 12, we have increased cruising freedom and capabilities. This gives ABC the chance to visit a different site every single day of the year! We have many favourite areas and don’t visit the same snorkel sites every day.

Our family has been active on Port Douglas’ local reefs since 1987. Our agility opens up a myriad of opportunities for fantastic outer reef exploration, guided by experienced, local reef professionals. Our adventures are nothing short of world class.

Snorkel Port Douglas ~ Versatile Private Boats

Visit the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas on one of our purpose fitted reef and snorkel vessels, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety equipment. Vessels include a galley, inside lounge-style seating, partially shaded deck with tables and comfortable seating, as well as warm freshwater shower and toilet. Easy access to the reef, thanks to large rear ladders, and plenty of space to chill out!

This boutique micro business is passionate about the Great Barrier Reef and making sure you make the most of your day and visit, with bespoke service and attention.

Voted Port Douglas' Best Reef Tour

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