Whale Watching Private Charter Boats Cairns
Whale Watching Private Charter Boats Cairns
Cairns charter boats are available for the whale watching season (July-Aug) bringing a lot of excitement to the coastlines of Australia. Great Barrier Reef tour boats and private charter boats become booked out very early with guests wanting to see these magnificent humpback whales in the wild playing freely, breaching and putting on displays for the cameras that seem to constantly click at the mere mention of a whale sighting. Departing from Cairns you can book this private charter boat for 12 people to enjoy a day watching whales frolic on the Great Barrier Reef. Book an overnight charter for 6 to watch the sun set over the reef.
Whale Watching Private Charter Boats Cairns
***This Cairns Whale Watching charter is seasonal (July to August) and depends on whale migration numbers***
Combine a day or an overnight private boat charter of snorkelling with a day of whale watching on your 47 foot private charter boat from the Cairns Marlin Marina on the Great Barrier Reef.
In the months of July to August the giant Humpback Whales and the Dwarf Minke whales make their way up from the cold waters of the Antarctica to calve in the safe surrounds of the warmer tropical waters and to find other mates and a seat on a private motor cruiser is the best place to be to see these magnificent mammals.
Whale Watching Tours Great Barrier Reef - Cairns Boat Charter
As the cooler winter months close in on Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, a highly anticipated annual event is on its way - The giant Humpback Whale and Dwarf Minke Whale migration. Every year between the months of July - August these majestic creatures make their way north along the East coast of Australia in search of warmer waters to calve and search for new mates.
Free of cold water predators such as the Great White Shark, our protected coral reef barrier provides the perfect location and opportunity for the Humpbacks and Dwarf Minke Whales to raise their young over these months and fatten them up for the journey southwards in time for the summers melting of the ice which then provides them with the reward for swimming so far and brings out billions of krill for them to fatten up once again for them to survive in these cold waters.
These humpback whales swim an epic 12,000 kilometre journey to the Great Barrier Reef and have fun breaching, sounding and socialising all the way.
New Cairns Departure Private Charter Luxury Whale Watching Tour
Although most every reef tour company in Cairns are known to have the frequent brief encounter with whales during the months of July to August as they make their way across the inland channel and towards the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef, unlike southern whale watching destinations such as Hervey Bay, the tourism market for dedicated whale watching tours in Cairns has long been relatively untapped.
It is with this in mind that we are very glad to announce the commencement of dedicated private whale watching boat charters from Cairns
Guests travel out to the reef aboard the luxury 47 foot private charter boat, and a maximum of 12 passengers benefit from an endless choice of cruising destinations, with the unique freedom to roam the Great Barrier Reef in search of Humpback whales and Dwarf Minke Whales.
About the Cairns Charter Boat
She is 47 foot long built in 2006 to the skippers specifications. She is Queensland 2B surveyed for operations to 200 Nautical Miles from Australia’s coastline and she is surveyed to comfortably carry up to 12 passengers for day trips, 6 overnight and 4 for extended overnight charters.
- Charters commence from Cairns by arrangement
- Fully air conditioned
- Private stateroom with TV/DVD and ensuite
- 4 single bunks, 1 extra double and 2 crew bunks
- Beautiful modern fit out
- 2 showers, 2 toilets
- TV, DVD and CD Stereo
- 240V Power
- Convection Microwave Oven
- 2 Refrigerators and 3 freezers
- Desalinator - 120 litres fresh water per hour
The boats skipper has been plying the waters of the Great Barrier Reef for over 21 years as a mariner and knows the best places to tuck in and wait for the whales to pass and all the good spots to anchor for a day of snorkelling or fishing once you have seen enough Humpback whales and Dwarf Minke Whale action.
Other Activities And Inclusions On Board The Private Charter Boat
Aside from providing the best possible opportunity to see a Humpback whale up close and personal, private whale watching charters are full of inclusions. She benefits greatly from their open roaming permit, allowing a variety of operations in any waters up to 200 nautical miles from Australia’s coastline of Cairns.
As a result, passengers aboard a whale watching charter also have the option of accessing brilliant snorkelling or scuba diving sites along the Great Barrier Reef in between Humpback whale sightings. Alternatively, should you wish, we also have a fantastic reputation as a champion of sustainable reef fishing here in Cairns and can therefore also allow charter passengers the opportunity to break up the day’s activities with a spot of reef fishing.
On your full day whale watching charter your meals and activities are fully catered and include all snorkelling gear and all fishing gear. A two course dinner, linen, and a complimentary T-shirt are included on overnight and extended charters.
In addition to all fishing equipment, bait and snorkel gear, passengers also have complimentary towels and sunscreen, water, soft drinks and top shelf beer and wine selections included.
Lunch aboard the boat is a real winner with fresh local seafood such as Prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs and Oysters with cold meats and fresh salads. A morning tea fruit platter and an afternoon snack of quality cheeses and antipastos are also included in the private boat charter cost.
Best Time of Year To See Whales On The Great Barrier Reef In Cairns
When it is noticeably an early winter and cooler waters, the giant Humpback whales have been known to arrive in the Far Northern Tropical waters in large numbers in the first few weeks of July some years. These early arrivals have tourism operators abuzz with the prospect of a truly bumper whale season ahead.
In an average year, the peak days can see the boats passengers spotting 20-30 whales a day, though as the years since hunting of whales was prohibited in Australian waters whale populations continue to grow and thrive and it makes us all endlessly happy to see more and more of these special visitors each year.
The peak period for seeing the giant Humpback Whales is July to August and some experts say it is best to be on the Great Barrier Reef in the early months to see the arrival of the more juvenile whales because they show off a lot more and are more game and inquisitive about the boats and the people on them so they are more likely to sidle up to the whale watching boats and spend some time observing all the people on board whereas the mature pregnant or lactating females may be feeling tired and exhausted after their long journey and feel over protective of their calves and they are not inclined to breach and play as much.
As we all know the more mature males only have one major objective on their mind so they will be out and about on a mission with a bit of playfulness in between trying to attract some female attention with their breaching and singing.
Book Your Specially Catered Private Whale Watching Boat Charter
Immerse yourself in a luxury private Whale watching boat charter with us and experience first-hand the true majesty and size of our beloved Humpback Whales. This Great Barrier Reef day tour is perfectly suited for guests of all walks of life.
Whether young or old, this unique private motor vessel allows passengers the best possible chance of encountering a famous Humpback whale, whilst also providing the unique flexibility of other Great Barrier Reef water activities to fill the waiting periods.
For daily whale watching tours see here
Included in Price
This Cairns Whale Watching charter is seasonal (July to September) and depends on the annual whale migration numbers
Commentary and education
Morning & afternoon tea
For Bookings Call Now!
1300 761 612
Days of Operation
Daily On Request
Departs FromCairns Marlin Marina
Meet charter boat at Marlin Marina, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
What To Bring
Camera, hat, sunscreen
Fitness Level RequiredLow
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.
If made 120 days or more before the departure date all monies paid will be refunded (less $100.00 administration charge).
If made within 120 days before the department date, then a refund will only be made if the charter time can be resold at the same price. If only a partial resale is obtained, then the refund will be on a pro-rata basis.
We will make every endeavour to resell any cancelled charter time and will accept a resale by you if the buyer is suitable to us.
If the charter is cancelled by Moana Fishing Charters prior to departure , all monies will be refunded in full
Transfer quotes organised upon request
Cairns Great Barrier Reef
Pre-book your private charter Whale Watching tour before arrival into Cairns as there are not many luxury private charter boats to choose from and at this time of year they are in great demand for whale watching tours
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