Sailing Charter - upto 12 passengers
Prices from $2,700 AUD

 

Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef without the crowds when you embark on a Cairns sailing charter experiencing the  best outer reef sites.  For up to 12 guests, this vessel is an intimate Great Barrier Reef overnight trip visiting spectacular reefs with amazing coral.

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Features

  • Dive or Snorkel
  • Maximum 12 Guests
  • Fully Air Con
  • Sailing Experience
  • Great Crew

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From 1/04/2020 to 31/03/2021 per day
Charter Rate - daily includes meals and snorkelling for up to 12 guests $2,700.00
Additional Costs: $20 per person, per day EMC levy applies (from 1/1/21)

Looking to personalise your overnight sailing tour on the Great Barrier Reef? Have a romantic escape for two, unique wedding reception, a memorable family holiday, fun Christmas party or work function? Why not look at a private! Escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds and let us tailor your single day, overnight or extended live aboard 2/5 days. Come and experience one of the most picturesque playgrounds on earth.

With your very own dedicated and passionate skipper and crew, you can spend days sailing, snorkeling and diving your way through the most serene and untouched sites of the Great Barrier Reef. Boasting both private and shared cabins, and taking only a maximum of 12 guests, we can take you and your loved ones for the experience of a life time.

Whether you are looking to relax or enjoy the adventures of the deep, our crew ensure that your holiday is all about you! Chill up on deck and enjoy the warm Queensland sun as you sail to the stunning scenery of Michaelmas Cay or the pristine scuba dive and snorkel sites at Miln or Flynn Reefs while all your delicious meals are prepared freshly on board (personalized meal and drink menus available).

After a great day, enjoy some quality catch up time on deck with your closest while we serve you drinks and a delicious cheese platter. Watch the spectacular sun set over the horizon and the moon rise up over the Coral Sea.


After a day of exceptional diving and snorkelling, sit on the deck as  the sun sets and enjoy the peacefulness of the Great Barrier Reef at  night. Wake up to the sun rising over the Coral Sea and enjoy an early  morning dive or snorkel in warm, tropical waters teeming with fish. 

 

There is never a rush on this cruise and we insist you enjoy all the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at your own pace. Consistently rated one of Cairns’ best reef adventures, we invite you to join our fun and friendly crew on the holiday of a lifetime, our aim is to fulfil your dreams.

Snorkelling

Enjoy all the snorkelling you want without a rigid schedule. We want you to take your time so that you can immerse yourself in this vast wonderland. For your comfort, we anchor in well protected lagoons where shallow reef flats and coral gardens are just meters from the boat. This means you can experience all the best reefs no matter how experienced you are. Got a question or need some help? Our crew will be delighted to lend a hand.

 

Certified Scuba Diving

Whether you are newly certified, need a refresher or very experienced, our dive sites are legendary. We travel to the best outer reefs and our staff will ensure that we show you all the fun stuff at a level you feel comfortable with. Our SCUBAPRO dive gear is state-of-the–art, plus, where we dive, there are no crowds. Flexible diving options mean you can dive with or without a guide in truly spectacular settings.

Introductory Scuba Diving

For those who want to try diving for the first time, there is no better place than the Great Barrier Reef. Introductory diving gives you a unique perspective on the underwater world. It’s an absolute “must do” and our highly skilled Instructors will have you playing with the fish in no time. It’s safe, fun, and a great way to get “up close and personal” with our resident marine life without having to complete a dive course.

 

The Boat

A spacious 60 foot steel ketch, recently  refurbished and in excellent condition. She is comfortable, very safe,  and carries all the latest navigational aids and sleeps 12 passengers  and carries between 3 to 4 crew. A variety of cabin options are  available including private cabins, single bunks, a family cabin (1 x  double, 2 x single) or quad share. The vessel is in current 2B survey  with a 200 mile offshore range which makes her ideal for private  charters.

 

A large rear cockpit and forward deck (including a hammock!) provide plenty of room for passengers to spread out and relax. The boat is equipped with the latest SCUBAPRO dive gear (including computers) and a brand new Bauer diver compressor to fill tanks while at sea. All snorkelling gear and wetsuits are provided.

 

A rear platform allows passengers to get in and out of the water and the boat is equipped with full toilet facilities and a separate hot water shower. An additional fresh water shower is also located at the rear of the boat next to the dive platform. A large well-equipped galley ensures awesome food and plenty of it.

Sample Itinerary of the 2 day/1 night charter


 Day One Day Two

Board at 0745, finger A02, Marlin Jetty, for morning tea and greet the crew.
 
Set sail to Cairns outermost reefs. Along the way we conduct introductory and certified dive briefings and a marine naturalist brief. There is plenty of time for passengers to mingle and relax, and get to know each other.
 
Arrive at Flynn Reef, our first Outer Reef location. We love this site for its fabulous visibility. Depths range from 5 to 28 meters giving divers a wide range of options depending upon experience. For the snorkeler, you’ll experience extensive coral gardens with an unbelievable amount of marine life. Expect to encounter turtles, small reef sharks and schools of pelagic fish. Our in-water activities are followed by lunch.
 
Boat generally moves to a second mooring on Flynn Reef. Here, large coral bommies sit alongside a reef wall making diving and snorkelling truly spectacular. Dive to 18 meters or snorkel the shallow reef flats. This is usually where one of our staff will offer a guided snorkel tour for those interested in learning more about the reef. Afternoon tea is served
 
Boat moves to Milne Reef, home to the Three Sisters and The Whale The Sisters is one of Cairns most famous dive sites and offers unsurpassed night and early morning dives. Depths range from 6 to 36 meters. Passengers undertaking a night dive are briefed and the diving begins. Dinner is served once activities are completed (during winter, dinner may be served prior to night diving).  After dinner, passengers enjoy tea and coffee, a BYO (bring-your-own alcoholic) drink and tall tales.

Awake to the dawn and watch the sun rise over the Coral Sea. Throw yourself into the warm tropical water and wake yourself up! This is the perfect time to snorkel or scuba dive as early morning is a fantastic time to see reef sharks, turtles and cruising pelagic fish. Breakfast is served.
 
Boat departs to its next location on Milne Reef (The Whale).This large coral bommie stands in 24 meters of water with excellent surrounding coral gardens, perfect for snorkelling, close to the boat. The Whale is a great dive to see basking sharks. Morning tea is served.
 
After mid-morning, the boat travels to Thetford Reef,  its last anchorage for the day. Coral draped walls rise up from 18 meters in a circular lagoon to ensure great diving and snorkelling. This is also an excellent time to catch up on some serious sun tanning or relax, read a book or take in the stunning views. Lunch is served before departure.
 
Upon leaving our anchorage we hoist the sails. It is very common to have dolphins surf the bow wave and during the winter months, see humpback whales. The emphasis on the journey home is to relax and enjoy the company of new found friends. Finally, as we leave behind the wonders of the reef, passengers are treated to a spectacular view as we approach one of Australia’s most scenic harbours – mountains on the left and right rising high above a beautiful tropical city skyline.

Please note: While we have tried to describe a typical trip, our itinerary is reflective of weather conditions at the time. As we have access to a large number of exclusive moorings, we will always seek out the most comfortable locations therefore times and areas/reefs visited may vary.
 
Passengers are at all times consulted and briefed on what they would like to do at each site.

 

 

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07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312


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