reservations for tours

Feb 11th, 2009, 07:32 AM
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reservations for tours

I'm planning on a reef tour but want to try to go when it's less than 20 knots out there..how near in advance can you get a spot?....should I try reservations three days in a row...if not how can I handle this?? I can get seasick if its rough
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Feb 11th, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Several years ago, we used Quicksilver <http://www.quicksilver-cruises.com/> and went on one of their catamarans. It was unbelievably smooth.

This is what their website says about seasickness:

"Will I get seasick?

Hopefully not. The wavepiercer to the Outer Reef gives the smoothest possible ride in all sea conditions. Where there is motion whether a car, bus, plane or boat, some people will suffer from motion sickness. Specially packaged tablet and liquid form antihistamines are available onboard at $2.00 each. Currently, we offer ginger as a natural alternative motion sickness medication on a complimentary basis. To be effective, motion sickness medications should be taken immediately on boarding.


One other option is to use some over-the-counter seasickness medication of your own, such as generic dramamine.
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Feb 11th, 2009, 01:55 PM
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What a shame you're not here now with wind on reef at only 5-10km.

I think you said you'd be in Cairns area in March? Its a quiet month, you should not need to pre-book reef trips, just wait until you see what weather is doing. If it makes you feel more secure by pre-booking, do so. Reef operators will change day on your request, but do give them about 24 hours notice.
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Feb 11th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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Thank you.....I cannot take medicines but always take ginger...
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Feb 11th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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Sorry, that should have been 5-10knots, not kmph.

If you forget your ginger, reef staff will hand them out anyway.
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