Unique Water Access Lift for Wheelchair Passengers
Quicksilver’s Agincourt Reef platform features a water powered lift (the only one of its kind on the Great Barrier Reef) to enable access to the water for wheelchair passengers. Passengers can swim directly off the lift’s chair into the weightless environment of the reef where they can snorkel and explore at their own pace. This is available only on the Agincourt 3 floating platform. Maximum weight for the chair lift is 90kg.
At the Outer Barrier Reef there are ramp facilities from our vessel to our floating platform, however access to the underwater observatory, swim platforms and our semi-submersible coral viewing vessels is by stairs only. Collapsible wheelchairs are normally easier due to the smaller size & weight.
Our primary vessels Quicksilver VIII and Quicksilver V operating to our Agincourt 3 floating reef activity platform are the most suitable vessels for wheelchair passengers. There are occasions however when they may not operate and back up vessels are used that do not have wheelchair facilities. This is often not known until 24 hours prior to departure. We recommend guests call the office 24 hours prior to travelling to confirm their details.
On Quicksilver VIII and Quicksilver V there is an oversized toilet cubicle suitable for most wheelchair passengers. The toilet on Quicksilver VIII has a doorway width of 78 centimetres, while the Quicksilver V doorway measures 97 centimetres.