Back

Elizabeth EII luxury liveaboard charters

Departing: Mackay city and marina

Liveaboard Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Mackay
  • Book your group on a private charter boat tour from Mackay to explore the outer Great Barrier Reef for a minimum of 4 days for fishing tours or dive and snorkel tours
  • Our Mackay based private charter boat is 108ft or 32.92mts long and can accommodate up to 24 guests for a minimum charter period of 4 days   
  • The perfect charter boat for film crews, dive clubs, big family holidays or just a good getway for a group of friends to explore the untouched parts of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.   

Our 108 foot (32.92m) Charter Boat departs Mackay or on request the Whitsundays or Cairns for groups to dive, snorkel, fish with 16 Guests on extended liveaboard charters of 4 days or more. We explore some of the most remote and beautiful destinations on the Great Barrier Reef others never see.

We have been plying the waters off Mackay on the Great Barrier Reef for 30 years and have discovered some of the world’s most amazing diving and snorkelling locations others have never experienced with the commercial group charter boat tours.

Our private charter boat tours are highly personalised and our speciality is catering for big family groups, corporate fishing charters, dive club groups, and groups of friends wanting to get away for a special occasion and to see the wonderful remote locations of the Great Barrier Reef off Mackay.  

Our minimum daily rate is based on 16 liveaboard guests and we can fully cater for up to 24 guests in our 12 comfortable cabins.

All private charter boat tours are for a minimum of 4 days at a time and guest rooms are serviced on a daily basis just like a floating hotel.  

All cabins are ensuite and air-conditioned with hot showers making it the perfect mother ship for any type of charter.

Our charter boat is permitted to ply the length and breadth of the Great Barrier Reef from our home port of Mackay or we may re-locate to another location of our guests choosing.

We also provide extended fishing charters from Cairns for 7 days or more for remote region fishing up north towards the Torres Strait Islands.

We head up near Lizard Island and move north toward Cape Melville, the Flinders Group and Princess Charlotte Bay.

Mackay Fishing Tours

If you are a group who like to fish then choosing our private charter boat is your first good decision as we have been fishing the Great Barrier Reef for 30+ years.

Guests are permitted to bring along their own fishing gear or we may provide fishing equipment on request.

Some of our guests like to go spearfishing others are happy to trawl, beach fish or bottom bash for the big reds.

Film & Photography Tours on the Great Barrier Reef

Due to our longevity of chartering boats on the Great Barrier Reef we know the locations that look amazing both on film and in real life so we are the perfect partner for film crews, researchers and photographers.

Wildlife Tour on the Great Barrier Reef

Whale watching, seeing dolphins, swimming with turtles and Mantarays and the occasional dugong is all in a day’s work here on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

We know the time of year and the destinations to find the marine life on the outer sections of the reef.

Dive And Snorkel Charters

Diving conditions are great all year round on the Great Barrier Reef with visibility running between 15m to 30m and the water temperature usually between 24c and 30c.

We have the unique opportunity of wreck diving, night dives, deep dives in trenches and swim-throughs as well as ravines and canyons. 

Snorkellers are also well catered for on both shallow waters around coral bommies and island walks.

Snorkelers enjoy themselves just as much as the divers on the Great Barrier Reef.

Catering On Our Private Charter Boat

If you simply cannot get enough seafood you certainly will on one of our liveaboard private charter boat tours as we have a fresh catch every single day.

Your morning begins with a continental breakfast then a cooked breakfast.

Morning tea is always something to look forward to with hot scones, pikelets and cakes.

Lunch is another feast by the onboard chef with a selection of salads and accompanients

In the afternoon its bar snacks with some finger foods like fresh caught fish and seafood

And for dinner it’s a more formal affair in the dining room for a 3 course meal

Mackay Charter Boat Details

Boat Specifications

  • Designed & Built By: Norman Wright & Sons.
  • Survey Class: 1B, 1C, 1D.
  • Construction: Timber
  • Launched: 1983.
  • Length: 32.92m. (108 feet superyacht size)
  • Breadth: 6.09m
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Cabins: 12
  • Berths: 26
  • Area of operation: Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea & Queensland coastal waters within the
  • Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • Dive Service: 22 stations @ 5 dives per day.

Mackay Private Charter Boat Information

Bookings

• Private Charter boat bookings are a minimum of 4 days & we have serviced bookings up to 24 days.

• Consideration may be given for charters of shorter duration.

Mackay Charter Boat Cabin Layout

Aft accomodation:

• Cabins 1 – 4 have two berths in each; 1 upper & 1 lower bunk.

• Cabins 5 & 6 have three berths in each; 1 upper & 2 lower bunks.

Forward Accomodation:

• All cabins 7 -12 have two berths in each, 1 upper & 1 lower bunk.

• All Cabins are air conditioned with own en-suite.

Cabin Servicing

• Cabins are serviced daily.

• Towels are changed at regular intervals.

• Bed Linen is changed midway of a charter 6+ days duration or as required.

• Bathmats are changed with linen.

See more private charter boats available on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

 

Included In Price

  • All meals included: Breakfast/Morning Tea/Lunch/Bar Snacks/Three Course Dinner.
  • Serviced Cabins
  • 24 hr Tea & Coffee facility.
  • Fishing Equipment such as Rods & Hand Lines if needed. (inform us prior to charter if needed).
  • Snorkelling Equipment available on-board if needed.
  • Laundry service available on extended charters.
  • For guest who are Travelling/Flying with seafood, One styrofoam esky each is supplied
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Mackay city and marina

Departure Time
  • Private Boat Charters Ex Mackay:
  • Generally boarding commences around 19:00 & we depart soon after steaming overnight to the reef.
  • Return times are usually 17:00 back in port to disembark the vessel
  • Vessel departure & return times are arranged to meet specific charter needs.
Departure Instructions

Private Charter bookings departing from & returning to port other than Mackay port are arranged in accordance with best operational & client considerations.

Destinations
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Cairns as per negotiation
  • Whitsundays as per negotiation
  • Lizard Island as per negotiation
  • Cape Melville as per negotiation
  • The Flinders Group as per negotiation
  • Princes Charlotte Bay as per negotiation
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

As per private charter agreement

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Bait on fishing charters is recorded as a total amount used & the total cost is divided equally among guests at the conclusion of the charter.
  • We stock Hooks, sinkers, Leader & wire trace aboard for those who do not wish to carry it with them.
  • We have an array of; beers, soft drinks, spirits, wines & chocolates aboard for sale as well.
  • Sat Phone calls out available @ $3.00 per minute. This charge is recorded & added to your account.
  • Extra styrofoam esky if required.
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions
  • The charter boat is a licensed Venue - Strictly No BYO alcohol is permitted.
  • The vessel is subject to Customs and Police searches.
  • We have a strict zero tolerance Policy around illegal substances. Anybody found to be carrying or using illegal substances will be asked to leave the vessel at the nearest set down point & at their own cost.
  • Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated aboard. In such instances where this occurs the charter will conclude & the vessel will return to port immediately.
  • Gps units, Navionics or any other such location recording devices are not welcome aboard. Use of or suspected use of such equipment will result in the cessation of further vessel movements.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • We recommend everyone brings a good hat; sunscreen, spray jacket, and sun proof clothing i.e. long sleeve shirts/pants etc.
  • Bring your fishing gear, Spear fishing Kit, Mask & fins if you have some of your own.
  • Your keenest sense of adventure!
  • It is important to liaise with us or with your trip organiser to make us aware of any needs you may have or equipment you may require. Not all our equipment is held aboard the vessel.

This is a liveaboard open water ocean going boat that may not be suitable for young children

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.

As per private charter agreement

Charter Boat Mackay – Whitsundays - Dive – Snorkel - Fish 16 Guests

Departing: Mackay city and marina

Liveaboard Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Mackay

From

au$22,222.00

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

Tour Code: 813

From

au$22,222.00

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

You May Also Like