Quicksilver Group

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
1992 Installation of sophisticated activity platform at Agincourt Reef [Ag3 site]
1994 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.
2008 Inducted into Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame (for the second time)
2009 Inducted into Australian Tourism Hall of Fame
2013 Acquisition of Ocean Spirit Cruises
2014 Acquisition of Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises

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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.

  • 13 major vessels
  • 4 reef activity platforms
  • 630 local employees.

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 50 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.