Snorkel on the wild side with ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas.
We don’t stick to a fixed schedule. We go to the best places. That’s one of the many benefits of choosing us, the smallest day boat operator from Port Douglas. Maximum flexibility with our days on the Reef, going to the places that others can’t.
We frequently change our locations, ensuring the wildlife acts naturally and does not begin shying away from busy Reef spots. We take just a handful of snorkelers each day. As a result, the surprise “big ticket” sightings are frequent and amazing.
A totally unique trip to Port Douglas’ Outer Great Barrier Reef.JUMP RIGHT IN
Our very special Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority permit allows us to roam the reefs with freedom. To get away from other tourists and crowded reef locations. We have no fixed daily schedule or agenda. We often visit many locations in a day. At ABC, we provide an exciting opportunity for people wanting to experience the unique feeling of snorkeling 20-30 miles offshore, in some remote locations, getting face to face with elusive marine creatures for the first time! Maximum of just 12 passengers on board per trip, ensuring you’ll enjoy a very exclusive day.
Impressive in size, age and colours. We love them.
Colourful corals rising up to within centimetres of the surface.
We’ll take you to some amazing Great Barrier Reef snorkel sites.
The Coral Sea is teeming with marine life, waiting to be discovered.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to 6 of the world’s 7 marine turtle species.
All snorkelling equipment included. Masks, lycra suits and buoyancy devices.
Over 3,000 individual coral reefs, make-up the Great Barrier Reef.
We’ll take you to places that are rarely visited by others.
At ABC Snorkel Charters, the day starts and ends with our trip. We don’t own large, mass market boats. We aren’t owned by a multinational and we don’t have a human resources department. We have always been, and continue to be, a small dedicated operator focused on providing exceptional customer service and a fun day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
Our hand-picked staff are our most valuable resource. They work hard to ensure that your day on the Reef, is a special part of your holiday.
I am honestly so happy we decided to drive from Cairns to Port Douglas for a snorkel tour. All the staff were amazing. Lizzie who was our snorkel instructor was a gem. She had all the equipment ready to go for me and helped me get ready for all the swims. She was constantly making sure I was alright. All three sites were beautiful. The coral was lovely and there was lots of fish to look at. Lizzie was great at pointing things out and explaining what we were looking at, as well as answering everyone’s questions. The amount of swim time was longer than I anticipated which was fantastic. My husband has been to the reef twice before and said that this experience was by far the best he has been on. I just want to say thank you for helping me achieve a lifelong dream (that I hadn’t done in the past due to my motion sickness), it was 100% worth it. I would recommend you guys 1,000 times over.
The skipper had amazingly good knowledge about the area and shared his knowledge and insights with us! Where we snorkelled, the biodiversity and marine life is simply abundant! Could not believe we saw so many whitetip reef sharks, some manta rays, some dolphins, a moray eel, such a diverse variety of fishes! Our instructor was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the marine life! We had the most awesome time snorkelling with ABC Snorkel Charters! Thank you so much to the entire crew for making this such a memorable & awesome snorkelling trip for my family! We love Port Douglas & the Outer Reefs!!!
Great crew, with huge amount of knowledge and love for the reef. They took wonderful care of us and the whole tour felt super personalised. We were not another cog in the reef machine. The small boat numbers made all the difference. A little more expensive than some of the other places, but the service is outstanding and worth every penny. You also get photos at no extra charge and the underwater camera ones are epic! Stop searching and book with these guys.
Pure Joy! Thoroughly enjoyed our day of snorkelling. I had never snorkelled before (love swimming in the ocean, a little frightened of what's under the surface). Sam's instructions were excellent! Although the conditions weren't ideal (a little windy and choppy), I felt completely safe and comfortable. It was an overcast day, so it was amazing to discover the contrast of colour, corals were purple, pink and yellow, brilliantly coloured fish teeming underwater. We had three relaxed long sessions in different locations. No rushing and lots of space to explore, enjoy and learn. The equipment and the boat were clean and comfortable. Crew was friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming. Really great to be on a small boat and feel close to the water with only 9 other people. Highly recommend it!
ABC Snorkel Charters are wonderful. They are very professional and made our time on the reef very enjoyable. It was a day to remember on and under the water. The crew provided us with endless information about the reef which was awesome. GREAT photos, crew, equipment, views, thanks guys it was the best trip on the Great Barrier Reef!
Beautiful and Unforgettable. An awesome day from beginning to end. The ABC team is so friendly and professional, they really look after you. Our kids love going to the reef and this was our best trip ever. If you love small groups, stunning reef spots and personal service, then look no further. Five Stars!
Personal service and low numbers. The crew are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, the boat is comfortable and well put together. I love the low numbers and the flexibility of reef sites. The visibility was outstanding, even for Feb, and the marine life was abundant. Anyone who says the reef is in bad shape, hasn't been to the GBR recently and if you are heading up here, ABC is definitely a fun day.
Stephanie Jane Milne
Had a great day snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef today. The crew were friendly and informative and made sure that everyone was looked after and didn’t miss anything. We saw loads of brilliant fish and coral; my highlight was seeing the white tip reef shark!
Giving a big hug and thank you to Wayne and the whole ABC team for a wonderful few days on the reef. I did a ton of research prior to my trip, knowing many companies offer trips to the outer reef, but I'm so glad I went with ABC. With only 10 people on the boat, the entire day was personalized and very catered to individual needs, such as marine life questions and photo equipment. It was great meeting the variety of travellers as well! Couldn't have asked for a better team of people to visit the GBR with. My heart is so full. Thanks ABC.
ABC was phenomenal! They were very friendly, accommodating, eager to show us hidden treasures of the reef, and just a great, safety conscious crew! We had a wonderful, life changing trip to the GBR and ABC was part of the reason why! Andy is so knowledgeable about all things reef - he’s amazing!
LeAnn Taylor Selby
To the guys and gal at ABC Snorkel Charters, thanks for the best day ever. Would highly recommend your tour to everyone. The reef is alive and well and small groups, is the best way to see it.
This is the best experience you could have if you want to go out on a small boat with caring, professional and friendly crew. Jim, John, Alex and Kech were brilliant. You probably pay a bit more than one of the big boats who take large groups of tourists out but if you are a purist this is the one for you. Thanks to everyone (including Lizzie) who I corresponded with by email while still in the UK. The boss should be very proud of the ABC team.
Deborah Margaret Lee
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