Quicksilver Group News

News for 2011

Great Adventures await the entire Aloomba State School

NiE Colouring Comp 2011

Lucky for one 8-year-old Aloomba State School student Alex Godfrey, became the toast of the classroom after winning the recent News in Education (NiE ) colouring in competition run by Great Adventures and featuring the underwater world of the Squid Squad. » Read the full Story

Whale Encounter up Close – Video

Whale Encounter up Close - Video

The humpback whale season is in full swing and whale encounters are a daily occurrence across the Quicksilver range of vessels.
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Quicksilver Group announces sale of MV Reef Prince

Reef Prince in Cairns

Quicksilver Group Managing Director, Tony Baker today announced the sale of Great Adventures vessel Reef Prince.

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The Humpback Whales


Great Adventures Outer Reef cruise passengers were delighted to spot a playful humpback frolicking between Moore Reef and Green Island at about 4.00pm on Saturday.   » Read the full Story

13th Cairns and Great Barrier Reef branded shop opens in China

Great Barrier reef shop opens in China

With confidence growing in the China market, Quicksilver Group Michael Healy opened the 13th Cairns and Great Barrier Reef specialist retail travel shop in Chengdu last week. Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan Province and is the most prosperous city and economic/cultural centre of Western China. » Read the full Story

Ukulele Gig wows fans at Green Island

cairns ukulele festival

Beautiful sounds of jazz, island, and pop music added an extra special island atmosphere at Green Island as two world renowned ukulele players performed at Great Adventures Ukulele Island Gig. » Read the full Story

The Humpback Whales have Arrived

Humpback Whale

Silversonic and Quicksilver Cruise passengers were delighted to spot some of the first humpbacks of the season today.  The 2 humpbacks, which were believed to be a large male traveling with a smaller female were spotted about 200 metres from the vessel which was the  third sighting by Quicksilver this year » Read the full Story

Great Adventures Green Island Family Fun Day

Green Island Pirates

With a warm tropical day setting the scene, Great Adventures annual Green Island Family Fun Day on Sunday 26 June was a fantastic day enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. » Read the full Story

Another stunning sunset from Green Island

Green Island Sunset Great Barrier Reef

Photographed on Saturday 18 June, this is the stunning view guests enjoy from the jetty and as complimentary sunset drinks are served from the aptly named Sunset Beach.

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CHALLENGE CAIRNS – Quicksilver Reef Swim

Cairns Challenge

Quicksilver was delighted to be involved in the inaugural Challenge Cairns Event with the Quicksilver Reef Swim at Green Island on 2 June providing a unique ocean swim in the Great Barrier Reef. » Read the full Story