Cairns Charter Boat - 20 Guests - RD
Cairns Charter Boat - 20 Guests - RD
Our Cairns charter boat caters for the smaller groups with a maximum of 20 guests. At 42 feet (13 metre) the catamaran sails out to 2 mooring locations on the very edge of the outer Great Barrier Reef providing guests with 2 hours of peaceful sailing (weather permitting) to Upolu Reef where your group may choose to try an introductory scuba dive, certified scuba dive or just snorkel about in the lagoon and see the array of hard and soft corals along with all the fish that call this reef system home. Your Cairns charter boat group can spend 4 luxurious hours exploring each of these underwater locations or just spend time on the boat in the sunshine watching everybody else enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns Charter Boat - 20 Guests - RD
Our Cairns based private charter yacht cruise on the Great Barrier Reef is perfectly timed for your small group to spend 4 luxurious hours exploring 2 coral reefs or just spend some relaxing time on the boat in the sunshine watching everybody else enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.
Departing from Cairns Marlin Marina at 08.00am your private charter group will be welcomed by the boats crew and given an informative briefing on the itinerary for the day and then they will assist all guests to settle in for the 2 hour journey out to the 2 Upolu Reef mooring locations that are just near the very edge of Australia’s amazing Great Barrier Reef.
Guests can choose to sit on the boats bow net on the forward deck and take in the surrounding views and salty sea air whilst laying in the sunshine or sit in the shade of the saloon or join the skipper and crew at the helm and have a chat about the region.
Cairns Cruise Ship Shore Tours
If you are coming to Cairns on a Great Barrier Reef cruise ship tour this private charter yacht is a good option for you to get a few of your friends or other cruise ship passengers together and charter the boat to suit the times of the cruise ship schedule so you can snorkel and scuba dive the reef.
Cairns Charter Boat Diving and Snorkelling Locations
Upolu Reef is approximately 32.3 kilometres from the Cairns Marlin Marina and is a continuation of the Arlington Reef. This reef system offers guests a wide variety of hard and soft corals, giant bommies, staghorn, plate, brain and boulder corals along with large and small clam shells.
Here you may see some shy black tip and white tip reef sharks, small stingrays hiding under the sand, sea cucumbers, turtles, star fish and lots of colourful pelagic fishes.
Upolu Reef provides snorkelers and scuba divers with a wide variety of marine life crystal clear turquoise water which normally offers visibility up to 15 metres and water depths of up 8-15 metres
Be prepared when entering the water to be greeted by the friendly fish duo Emily & Max, the resident Bat Fish that just love coming up to the scuba divers and snorkelers to say hi. These fish know the best time to be at our mooring location in the hope they may have a free feed and get a bit of attention from our guests.
Your private charter boat will depart from Cairns and take you to 2 mooring locations (weather permitting) on Upolu Reef ensuring you get to see and experience the different varieties of corals and marine life that inhabit those areas and you will have a total of four hours of leisure time on the Great Barrier Reef.
On a private charter dive & snorkel tour the choice of activities is yours for the day and your guests can choose to just snorkel all day where we will provide a marine interpreter to show them around and point out all the names of the coral and the marine life under the water’s surface and for the not so confident swimmers we can provide flotation equipment so they too can enjoy all there is to see on the reef.
Both certified and non-certified scuba divers are welcome on board this small boutique style sailing boat to experience the fabulous underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
On this Cairns reef trip we have the time to provide you with 2 dives one in each location so you can really enjoy the day
All equipment is included and the price varies for certified and non-certified scuba divers. Please read the medical requirements here for scuba divers prior to booking your Cairns boat charter and ensure all of your group are aware that they need to sign a form saying they are medically fit to dive and have no medical issues.
Why Is Our Great Barrier Reef Tour So Popular?
We are always asked why is our Great Barrier Reef tour in Cairns so popular and hard to book. The answer we give is the reasons our guests tell us why they love our dive and snorkel tours.
1.) Our guests rave about the friendliness of our crew
2.) The small number of passengers capped at only 20
3.) The fact that we visit 20 outer Great Barrier Reef locations in one day
4.) The fact the sail boat is a catamaran which makes her stable in all types of conditions
5.) The spa on the deck
6. ) The trampoline on the forward deck for relaxing
7.) The fact you can both dive and snorkel on this tour
Catering For Your Private Boat Charter
If you have a special occasion like a wedding or a birthday celebration or if your group is a corporate incentive get together then please discuss with us any specific catering requirements you may have such as a wedding cake or a full seafood luncheon and we will endeavour to cater to your needs.
BYO is most welcome on the vessel. Consumption of alcohol is allowed on the way home or if you have finished snorkelling/scuba diving for the day. Where possible please purchase plastic or cans.
What To Bring
A beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, wear soft shoes or things so you can remove then once on-board the boat, bathing suits and dependant on the time of year you may need a light jacket for the sail home to Cairn in the afternoon whilst sitting on the boats bow net on the forward deck.
Foreign Language Speaking Crew Please Note:-
We can cater for both German and French speaking guests with prior notification
Check In On Board the Vessel
Your group will check in direct on board the boat at D Finger from 07.40 am with an anticipated 08.00am departure from Cairns Marlin Marina at 1 Spence Street Cairns in Queensland Australia
Group Coach Transfers From Your Holiday Accommodation
Included in Price
Tea/Coffee on arrival
Approx 4 Hours on Upolu Reef
All Snorkelling Equipment
Free Guided Snorkel tour
Delicious Tropical buffet style lunch
Complimentary fruit platter, selection of cheeses, crackers & wine
Extra assistance & instruction for beginners
Prescription masks at no extra cost if required
Floatation vests & swimming noodles
Fun & Interesting reef introduction & education
Easy access to water
Bow nets to relax on
Max 20 passengers
For Bookings Call Now!
1300 761 612
Certified and Introductory Scuba Diving
Tour Languages Offered
Approx 4 hours at Upolu Reef
1.5 - 2 hours boat cruise each way
Variable - on request for private charters
Days of Operation
Daily On Request
Departs FromCheck in on-board Reef Daytripper on D Finger at Marlin Wharf, Cairns
We can organise return transfers from accommodation or please board on boat at Marlin Marina, Cairns, D Finger
Check in 7:30am, departs 7:45am, returns 4:30pm
- Cairns Beaches
- Palm Cove
What To Bring
Swimming Costume, Towel, Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Camera, Dry Clothes, Money for Reef taxes and marine levy (approx $15.00) and any extras purchased on board. Certification card & log book (cert. divers only)
Fitness Level RequiredLow - Medium snorkelling / Scuba Diving
All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Operator’s Cancellation Policy:
24 hours cancellation notice required for groups of 4 persons or less without charge. For groups exceeding 4 persons, 48 hours notice is required without charge.
2 sites at Upolu Reef, the edge of the Outer Barrier Reef (Weather permitting)
One of our very popular smaller charter boats that is perfect for a private celebration or corporate event for only 20 guests. She is not luxurious but very well kept and her owners are very good at making our guests feel special at all times.
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