Cairns Private Charter Boat & Pontoon 60-300 guests

Tour Code: 703

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Unique Conference Venue 60 - 300 Guests
  • Snorkel Arlington Reef, home to soft corals famous for clown fish.
  • Marine life touch tank presentation with on board marine naturalist
  • Arlington Reef is one of the largest reef systems with Manta Rays commonly sighted at this location
  • The shallow waters offer a unique vista of colours

Included In Price

  • Snorkel gear & lycra suits
  • Tea & Coffee whilst stationary
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Marine life touch tank
  • Fish feeding
  • Underwater Observatory
  • All prices are inclusive of GST, Environmental Management Charges and port taxes

A once in a lifetime experience on the Great Barrier Reef with your own private charter boat and pontoon for your conference group. We can tailor your groups day and even theme the floating pontoon for your event.

This Great Barrier Reef private charter tour from Cairns is totally unique for big groups. It offers a private charter boat and a private charter floating pontoon that sits out on the Great Barrier Reef at Arlington Reef. 

Catering for just 60 guests up to 300 guests this interactive floating pontoon provides a spectacular venue for your next conference group outing, product launch, special event or party.

With a large, stable floating pontoon exclusively for your group, snorkelling equipment, glass bottom boat tours and more this is the ideal location for a celebration, team building event or club get together.

Your group has the use of our Cairns based private charter boat which ferries guests out to the pontoon on Arlington Reef which is the closest Great Barrier Reef tour pontoon to Cairns.

We have completed a new refurbishment on our interactive Marine Base and have already held a few big special events for corporate clients.

This private charter tour only operates on prior booking confirmations, specifically with groups in mind so they can enjoy flexibility in timing and inclusions.

We suggest a 10:00 am departure and 4.30pm return to Cairns.

With a range of included activities and optional extras, our private charter Great Barrier Reef tour to the Arlington Reef platform is the ideal choice for your group booking.

Arlington Reef Marine Base is our dedicated Private Charter Boats Marine Base.

We welcome our clients to put their own spin on their day at the Great Barrier Reef, to turn a ‘reef day’ into a ‘reef event’!

Timings, menu, entertainment and branding options can be fully customised to suit, and there is a range of included activities and optional extras.

Cairns Private Charter Boat and Pontoon Itinerary

Departure from Cairns Marlin Marina Spence Street, Cairns 

9.00am Check in for groups commence
9.45am Group check ins close
Depart Cairns on high speed boat for interactive pontoon at Arlington Reef
11.30am Arrive Arlington Reef interactive pontoon
3.5 hours of time to spend on the Great Barrier Reef pontoon
3.00pm Depart Arlington Reef pontoon
4.30pm Arrive back at Cairns Marlin Marina  

Cairns Private Charter Boat and Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Inclusions

  • High speed catamaran transfer to Arlington Reef pontoon for up to 300 guests
  • 3.5 hours to explore the reef and utilise the pontoons interactive facilities
  • Use of an interactive outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon for your group only
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Great tour for non-swimmers as so many ways to see the reef
  • Underwater Observatory viewing room for 60 persons
  • Great Barrier Reef presentations by Marine Biologists
  • Guide glass bottom boat tour 
  • Touch Tank presentation 
  • Enclosed children's wading pool on the pontoon platform
  • Barbeque buffet luncheon
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snorkelling gear - life jackets - lycra sun suits
  • Moveable tables and seating
  • Live entertainment platform
  • Change rooms
  • Outdoor showers
  • In-water floatation equipment 

Great Barrier Reef Private Charter Pontoon Optional Extras

  • Scuba diving: Introductory & Certified
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Seawalker helmet dive
  • Great Barrier Reef scenic helicopter flights
  • Photography (boarding & underwater)
  • Wetsuits
  • Snack foods and beverages
  • Entertainment: ambient music, DJs, live music
  • Comedians
  • Karaoke
  • Full rock and reggae bands
  • Photo booth
  • Indigenous welcome to country ceremonies with indigenous band

Great Barrier Reef Tours - Private Charter Boats

Our team of Great Barrier Reef specialists can plan your groups private charter tour to your exacting requirements.

To make your tour more exclusive we can also add in scenic helicopter flights, and specially prepared menus and beverages. 

See more private charter tour options for both the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforests 

Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Departs From


Departure Time

10:00 am – subject to Charter Arrangement

Departure Instructions
  • Group leader to check in inside the Reef Fleet Terminal between 09:00 am and 09:45 am if tickets are needed
  • For sole use charters there will be no check in but direct boarding.
Pickup Locations


  • Bus transfers can be arranged at additional cost.
  • Cairns
  • Arlington Reef
  • Yorkeys Knob Cruise Ship Pick Up
  • On occassion subjet to tides and conditions - Palm Cove and Port Douglas
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day
Not available over the annual Chinese New Year period.


3.5 hours total Reef Time, but can be tailored to client’s needs.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
  • Sea Walker helmet diving
  • Introductory Diving
  • Guided Snokel Tour
  • Marine Biologist for a day
  • Masseuse
  • Live Entertainment
  • Wetsuits
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Food & Beverages
  • Comedians
  • Full rock bands and reggae bands
  • Photo booth
  • Indigenous welcome to country ceremonies and indigenous band
  • Ambient music, DJ's, live music
Fitness Level Required



Scuba Diving – minimum age 12


Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Cash or credit card

  • Infants under 4 travel free of charge
  • Parents can take prams, strollers and capsules on boat

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.

  • Cancellation within 7 days will incur retention of 30% of the total cost.
  • Final numbers are required 72 hours prior to embarkation date.

Cairns Private Charter Boat & Pontoon 60-300 guests

Tour Code: 703

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Unique Conference Venue 60 - 300 Guests



Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 703



16 yrs & over

4 - 15 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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