One-Day Minke Whale Trip
Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises
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This trip is aboard Poseidon III, an 85 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 60 divers and a Dive Staff of 4. It is for 1 day, and allows 3 dives.
Departure is from Marina Mirage, Port Douglas at 8:10 AM every day, return time 4:00 PM.
This trip is the only one-day reef trip that offers the chance of sharing the company of Dwarf Minke Whales, a truly remarkable experience. The Poseidonís speed and range takes you into the southern edge of the area where these whales are encountered.
Poseidonís one-day trip the encounter rate is around 15%, but even if your don't encounter the whales, you will have a great day out on the reef..
As done with all dwarf Minke whale trips, when these whales are encountered snorkelers go in the water in small groups strung along a floating line. The whales always seem to be attracted by floating snorkelers, and will come and approach them quite closely.
Still, if you only have a day, this is the only way to go, and even if no whales are encountered you have the opportunity to enjoy 3 dives or hours of snorkeling on the some of the best parts of the Great Barrier Reef that can be reached on a day trip.
Keep in mind that Minke Whale trips are seasonal, from late May to Late July, a period that the whales migrate to this part of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Poseidon III is a great dive boat. Launched in April 2007, she's an 85-foot power reef catamaran, a style of boat designed for swift, smooth travel and maximum passenger space. The boat was custom built for Poseidon, and the design reflects the input of an experienced family operation, and make the boat a quicker, more comfortable and convenient dive boat. While licensed for 90 passengers, the company limits it's trips to 60 to allow for plenty of space for everyone.
Features like changing rooms, an extra large dive deck, fresh water showers, and an air-conditiioned main salon make this boat a great choice for assuring a great day on the reef.
snorkelling equipment (with Snorkel price only)
guided snorkelling tour
Morning and afternoon tea and snacks
guided certified dives
reef ecology talk
transfers: Port Douglas
About Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises
Poseidon Cruises is owned and operated by the Quicksilver Group, a very successful locally owned company. In addition to operating this vessel they operate two other dive boats in Port Douglas and two more in Cairns.
On this boat they have continued the original owners tradition of offering a very comfortable trip with lots of care and attention provided to the guests, and on top of it their expertise gained from operating in this region for a very long time, since at least 1976.