Charter Boats Cairns | 3 Days 2 Nights | up to 18 Guests - AO

Tour Code: 585

Departing: Cairns

Charter Boat Cairns - Up to 18 Guests
  • Enjoy exploring the Great Barrier Reef onboard a 27 metre motor charter boat that can cater for up to 18 passengers overnight. 
  • Choose from a ready made 3 or 6 day liveaboard diving and snorkelling tour itinerary or choose your own adventure such as swimming with Minke whales.  
  • Our 27 metre yacht is a specialist in expedition style charters visiting some of the most unique and remote dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef. She has a dive tank capacity of 25 tanks and a dive compressor 
  • Book your family and friends on a truly remarkable expedition style charter boat holiday on the Great Barrier Reef with our highly experienced research team 

Included In Price

  • 3 Days - 2 Nights
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Fruit juices, soft drinks and tea and coffee provided
  • Breakfast and Dinner included on overnight trips
  • Onboard accommodation included on overnight trips
  • Main Saloon with large dining table, bar, ice maker, drinks fridge, TV and surround sound home theatre system
  • Onboard storage for 25 dive tanks
  • 4.5 metre aluminum rib tender
  • Private Charter up to 18 guests

From Cairns book your private charter boat to the Great Barrier Reef on a 27 metre motor yacht. Catering for up to 18 passengers for liveaboard 3 day 2 night diving and snorkelling charters. The crewed boat boasts an expansive salon, spacious cabin accommodation and chef prepared meals.

What to Expect

With departures from the Yorkeys Knob Marina just north of Cairns we embark on deep dive expeditions of the Great Barrier Reef aboard a private charter 27-meter motor yacht. This charter boat is perfect for groups up to 18 divers and snorkellers looking for a unique adventure, ranging from multi-day diving excursions to specialized research expeditions such as swimming with Minke whales. With expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, comfortable accommodations, and gourmet meals prepared onboard, this charter boat offers a spacious setting for discovering some of the most remote and stunning reef sites on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Features and Highlights

Customizable Charter Boat Itineraries

  • Tailored Great Barrier Reef Charters: From leisurely cruises to intense research trips, customize your charter boat journey to suit your group's interests and needs. Explore untouched reefs or conduct scientific studies in the vast marine sanctuary.
  • Expert Guidance: Navigate with a crew led by a world-renowned marine scientist, bringing unparalleled expertise and insights into the marine environment of the Great Barrier Reef.

Luxurious Amenities

  • Spacious Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable living quarters capable of hosting up to 18 guests, with options ranging from bunk rooms to private cabins with double beds.
  • Gourmet Dining: Relish in chef-prepared meals, tailored to accommodate all dietary preferences, and served in the yacht's large salon or on one of its scenic decks.

Advanced Capabilities

  • Research and Diving Equipment: Fully equipped for underwater filming and scientific research, the charter yacht includes facilities for dive tank storage and easy access to the water for snorkelling or diving.
  • Versatile Cruising: Capable of long-range trips to distant and exclusive locations like Lizard Island and beyond, the charter boat offers a stable and comfortable platform for extended voyages.

Detailed Great Barrier Reef Tour Itineraries

Vlasoff & Michaelmas Cays – Day 1

  • Scenic Reef Sites: Just a short boat cruise from Cairns, explore the unique biodiversity of these sandy cays surrounded by coral fringing reefs. Ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.
  • Relaxation and Recreation: Enjoy the sun deck or stroll along pristine sandy beaches, with all meals and refreshments provided by the onboard chef.

Batt Reef – Day 3

  • Extended Reef Exploration: Diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters around Batt Reef, known for its vibrant marine life and coral gardens.
  • Comprehensive Onboard Comfort: Stay in air-conditioned comfort, with full board including meals and afternoon tea, enhancing your multi-day adventure at sea.

Osprey Reef – Day 5

  • Exclusive Diving Experiences: Known for its dramatic underwater landscapes and rich marine biodiversity, Osprey Reef offers some of the best diving opportunities on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Full-Service Expedition: With all amenities taken care of, spend your days diving or snorkelling, and your evenings relaxing on deck under the stars.
  • Minke Whales: Ask about our swim with Minke whales charter expeditions.

Charter Boat Accommodation

  • Varied Cabin Options: Choose from several cabin configurations to suit your group size and preferences, each outfitted for comfort and privacy.
  • Amenities and Services: Enjoy onboard facilities including a well-equipped kitchen, entertainment system, and outdoor decks perfect for viewing the marine landscape.

This Cairns based charter boat not only promises a luxurious escape but also an immersive experience into the untouched depths of the Great Barrier Reef, making it an unforgettable adventure for divers, snorkellers, and marine enthusiasts alike.

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Great Barrier Reef Private Charter Boats - Overnight

Choose a ready made Great Barrier Reef scuba diving itinerary or choose your own bespoke reef adventure. Our private charter liveaboard boat is a 27 metre long motor yacht that can cater for up to 18 passengers comfortably overnight on the reef.

Our charter boat departs from Yorkey’s Knob Boat Club and the departure dates and times can be flexible based on the private charter guests requirements.

The super yacht offers onboard cabin accommodation and all meals prepared by an onboard chef for overnight reef trips.

Snorkel equipment is included and Scuba Diving equipment can be hired at an additional cost along with a dive master.

Onboard you will find a large Saloon and within a family sized dining table, fully equipped bar, TV, surround sound home entertainment system and air conditioning.

The boat has a laundry onboard as well as a fully equipped galley kitchen with a fully stocked bar fridge and large fridges to stock perishables.

The liveaboard charter boat has onboard storage available for 25 dive tanks

To look after you and your guests you will be hosted by 5 experienced and friendly crew members whilst cruising with us on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. 

Whether you are planning a snorkel or scuba diving trip, a fishing trip or a research expedition from Cairns, the charter yacht has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing discovery of the Great Barrier Reef.

Choose your destination, whether it be Hamilton Island, Thursday Island, Lizard Island, Orpheus Island or the Cairns or Port Douglas reefs. Alternatively, choose one of the 2, 3 or 6 day ready made itineraries outlined below. 

Vlasoff & Michealmas Cays – 1 Day

Departing from Yorkey’s Knob Marina in Cairns, this private charter boat can visit some beautiful sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

Michaelmas Cay and Vlasoff Cays are unique sand islands right out in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.

Each of these sand cays boast spectacular fringing reefs that offer great snorkeling and scuba diving conditions from the beach.

Discover the colourful corals and hundreds of tropical fish that call these sand cays home. The shallow and crystal clear waters make for the perfect opportunity to spot the abundance of marine life that are going about their business in the coral reefs.

You may be lucky enough to spot Rays, Reef Sharks or Sea Turtles. Our private charter boat can have you out on the reef in under 3 hours from Yorkey’s Knob.

Relax on the boats sun deck, take a walk on the brilliant white sands of the cay, enjoy a refreshing dip or scuba dive the many fringing reefs.

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided, all freshly prepared by the onboard chef. Tea, Coffee, Juice and Soft Drinks are also available.

Batt Reef – 3 Day Charters

The spectacular Batt Reef is located north east of Port Douglas and is a well known destination for snorkeling and scuba diving in waters that are as crystal clear as a glass of gin with an abundance of marine life that flit in and out of the colourful coral reefs.

The reef is around 18km in size and boasts plenty of pristine snorkel and dive sites. Batt Reef is located nearby Low Island and Woody Island, (otherwise known as Low Isles) making it the perfect 3 day private boat charter expedition for those wanting to see quite a number of the Great 8 living icons of the Great Barrier Reef. 

The liveaboard dive trip includes comfortable bunk style cabin accommodation and all meals including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and refreshments, all prepared by our onboard Chef.

Our 3 day private charter boat tour caters for up to 18 passengers, Snorkel equipment is available and scuba diving equipment and a dive master can be hired on request.

Spend your days exploring the many snorkel or dive sites, take a dip on the island’s beaches, relax onboard in the large Saloon or the numerous decks and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises on the Great Barrier Reef.

A truly unique and once in a lifetime Great Barrier Reef experience! 

Osprey Reef – 5 Days

For those keen scuba divers and snorkellers really wanting to experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef on a private charter yacht, then this is it.

Osprey Reef is a large atoll that is a gigantic 195 square kilometres in size. The atoll is located north east of Cooktown is far beyond the tourist trail.

Osprey Reef is well known as the “best of the best” in terms of snorkeling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Boasting almost vertical reef walls, large corals and depths of up to 800 metres below sea level, Osprey Reef is the ideal location for researchers and experienced scuba divers.

Your 5 day expedition includes onboard cabin accommodation and all meals prepared by the onboard chef. Meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and drinks.  

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All our cabins are well appointed to ensure your comfort:

Cabin #1, #2, #3 and #4 can accommodate up to 4 guests in each. Each cabin has 1 queen bed and 2 single bunks.

Cabin #5 can accommodate 2 guests in 2  single bunks.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time


Departure Instructions

Departs from Yorkey’s Knob Marina - 25 minutes from Cairns

  • Fitzroy Island
  • Lizard Island
  • Low Isles
  • Port Douglas
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



3 day, 6 day options or you can choose the length of the trip yourself

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • 8 metre catamaran tender available at additional cost
  • Scuba Diving equipment can be hired on request
  • Additional guests
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Scuba Diving – minimum age is 12 years
  • Snorkelers must be comfortable swimming in the ocean
  • Scuba Divers who are partaking in a dive whilst onboard must provide certification
Additional Information
  • Vessel has onboard storage for 25 scuba dive tanks
  • Scuba diving equipment can be hired on request
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of dry clothes

  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian
  • Child-friendly with onboard kayak, biscuit for towing behind the tender, huge movie library, large 4K TV & stand up games console in the saloon.

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

As per charter agreement.

Charter Boats Cairns | 3 Days 2 Nights | up to 18 Guests - AO

Tour Code: 585

Departing: Cairns

Charter Boat Cairns - Up to 18 Guests



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

Tour Code: 585



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 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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