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Does half the boat really get sick on the Quiksilver reef tours out of Port Douglas?

Does half the boat really get sick on the Quiksilver reef tours out of Port Douglas?

Old Jul 17th, 2003, 09:38 PM
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We went out to GBR on Quicksilver on
July 15. The sea was really, really rough. We took both Dramamine and the ginger tablets and didn't get seasick. There were MANY who got seasick. But Quicksilver crew attended to everyone very nicely. Very, very professional. I have had many boat trips before but never on such rough seas. What a trip!
I hate catamarans. Rolling sideways, up and down, waves crashing on windows!
Yuk! Our return was by Quicksilver helicopter. It was excellent! As smooth as silk with beautiful views.
I am glad that I decided to spend the extra bucks. The helicopter crew told me there were many who wanted to return by helicopter that day but they only do one run with 5 people only. So book early if you want to do it.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 06:26 AM
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The Quiksilver trip was one of the best days of my life ! We did it last November and during our 4 week tour of Australia, I can honestly say it was the best day. My wife gets sea sick and she was totally fine, the weather was quite calm so we were lucky but I didn't see one person being sick and the boat was full.

The Quiksilver team were brilliant, safety was paramount and the experience was amazing. Travel tip : Sit on the top deck in the sun and concentrate on the horizon if you do feel sick.

I sincerely hope you do the Quiksilver trip and enjoy it as much as we did!

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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 05:23 PM
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We used Calypso which was wonderful, my oldest when diving and the rest of usw snorkeled.
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Old Jul 28th, 2003, 12:09 AM
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We went on the Quicksilver on July 12 with 1.5M swells and winds in the 15 to 20 range. My wife estimates 10% of the passengers were ill. I think it was a bit less than that. I do get seasick but was fine with a scopolamine patch ( not available in Australia by the way ) This was my first Cat experience and I am not convinced that for me it is worse for seasickness than monohulls. The scuba diving and the snorkling was ok. I suspect that one of the smaller boats may be better for both scuba and snorkling. My wife does not snorkle so the Quicksilver which has other options for her was our choice. My children were fine with Dramamine and loved their snorkling. Lastly if you do get seasick one of the advantages of the Quicksilver is that they have a very stable dock at the GBR so once you get out to there you will be fine. I find for me that seasickness is worse when the boat is at rest not when the boat is in motion forward.
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