Quicksilver Connections

Australia's award winning Outer Barrier Reef cruise company providing trips from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Quicksilver has special facilities for wheelchair passengers, however we are somewhat restricted in certain areas due to the marine environment. We also provide special commentary sheets for hearing impaired passengers. Please advise our reservations staff when booking.Platform and Facilities - at the Outer Barrier Reef there are ramp facilities from our vessel to our floating platform. Access to the underwater observatory, swim platforms and semi submersible vessels is by stairs only. A world's first for marine tourism is a water powered chair lift which enables people with a disability to be lowered into the water to enjoy snorkelling. This is available on Quicksilver VIII only. On Quicksilver VIII, there is an oversized toilet cubicle, which is suitable for most wheelchair passengers. Transfers - Cairns/Northern Beaches coach transfers available if passengers have some mobility. Port Douglas coach transfers available if passengers have some mobility, but if not a car pick up will be arranged. Diving - certified and introductory diving is available, please contact Quicksilver Dive on (07) 4099 5050. Bookings - for bookings please contact Quicksilver on (07) 4087 2100. We have information sheets that can be faxed/emailed in advance if required.

Contact name: 
Pauline O'Neill
Manager - Customer Services
Phone 1: 
(07) 4087 2100
(07) 4099 5525
Postal Address: 
PO Box 171
Access facilities: 
Boarding ramps, accessible toilets on some vessels
Opening hours: 
8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Reef tours, water powered chair lift for snorkelling
Service details
Great Barrier Reef


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