|History in Brief|
|1979||Company established with the introduction of Low Isles cruises|
|1983||Commenced Australia’s first true Outer Barrier Reef cruise.
Installation of the first reef platform at Agincourt Reef [Ag2D site]
|1986||Reef Biosearch environmental division established|
|1988||Introduction of wavepiercing catamaran – now synonymous with Quicksilver|
|1994||Installation of sophisticated activity platform at Agincourt Reef [Ag3 site]|
|1992||Sailing catamaran, Wavedancer commences Low Isles cruises|
|2005||Majority acquisition of Pro Dive Cairns. Acquisition of Great Adventures. Acquisition of Green Island Resort. Launch of Silver Series dive and snorkel specialty brand.|
Greetings from Tropical Port Douglas and thank you for your interest in Quicksilver.
With the widest range of Great Barrier Reef experiences, Quicksilver offers a choice of award-winning day trips to the magnificent Outer Barrier Reef and the idyllic Low Isles.
Quicksilver was founded in 1979 with one vessel, a catamaran, which took guests to the Low Isles. This was the first ever commercial trip to these idyllic coral cays, and visitors coming to the small fishing village of Port Douglas, just north of nearby Cairns, were quick to embrace the concept. Just a few years later in 1983, we pioneered Australia’s first true Outer Barrier Reef cruise, travelling right to the ribbon reefs at the outer edge of the Continental Shelf - one of the very best locations to experience the full majesty and elemental force of this unique natural wonder.
Today, Quicksilver has become a highly sophisticated company with a fleet of the most advanced Australian made cruising vessels. We have been honoured many times with awards and voted Australia’s best tour operator, but we can only take half the credit. Nature provides the reef and we're proud to take you to where the very best of nature's work is found.
We are committed to sustainable environmental practices and ongoing conservation for future generations to enjoy. Our Reef Biosearch environmental division is led by the largest team of marine biologists outside of a government agency! In fact, Reef Biosearch has the longest logbook database of marine observations on the Great Barrier Reef, ongoing for over two decades. All of our tours are accredited with Advanced Ecotourism Certification and each day, our team of marine biologists are also on hand to ensure our guests gain an appreciation of our World Heritage environment.
We are sure you will enjoy your day with us, experiencing nature's finest with Australia's best.
At Quicksilver, we would like all of our guests to leave us as ambassadors for reef protection and preservation.
We look forward to welcoming you.