A pioneering reef tourism operator, the Quicksilver Group is Australia’s leading Great Barrier Reef cruise company and one of North Queensland’s largest private employers.
Choose from spectacular Outer Barrier Reef and island destinations, adventurous dive and snorkel excursions, premier liveaboard dive boat trips and a luxury island resort - the Quicksilver Group offers the widest range of reef experiences to visitors to Tropical North Queensland.
Proudly, we are Australia’s most awarded reef cruise company. With Cairns and Port Douglas-based operations the Quicksilver Group comprises:
The philosophy of in-house services encompasses our committed approach to quality and includes our Reef Biosearch environmental division, diving, catering and fleet maintenance divisions.
Quicksilver’s dedication to environmental management and sustainability is evident in the Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation achieved by all of our products and 15 year operational permits granted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Significantly, the Group has over 60 Great Barrier Reef dive sites, many of which are exclusive.
Quicksilver is dedicated to ensuring visitors not only enjoy their visit to this world heritage environment, but also become ambassadors for its preservation.
Company established with the introduction of Low Isles cruises
Commenced Australia’s first true Outer Barrier Reef cruise. Installation of the first reef platform at Agincourt Reef [Ag2D site]
Reef Biosearch environmental division established
Introduction of wavepiercing catamaran – now synonymous with Quicksilver
Installation of sophisticated activity platform at Agincourt Reef [Ag3 site]
Sailing catamaran, Wavedancer commences Low Isles cruises
Majority acquisition of Pro Dive Cairns. Acquisition of Great Adventures and Green Island Resort. Launch of Silver Series dive and snorkel specialty brand.
Inducted into Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame (for the second time)
Inducted into Australian Tourism Hall of Fame
Acquisition of Ocean Spirit Cruises
Acquisition of Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises
Acquisition of Seawalker Green Island
Launch of Quicksilver Dive Port Douglas
Quicksilver is inducted into Ecotourism Australia’s Hall of Fame with 20 years of continuous Advanced Ecotourism certification
Great Adventures and Green Island Resort inducted into Ecotourism Australia’s Hall of Fame with 20 years of continuous Advanced Ecotourism certification