We are a fully equipped liveaboard dive boat that offers guests one of the only Whitsunday tours to dive and snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef over 3 days and 2 nights.
We are well known as the go to boat for a real dive experience in the Whitsunday Islands and the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Our snorkel and dive guests just love our more personalised Great Barrier Reef trip that we offer as we only cater for 14 guests making it an intimate liveaboard scuba diving tour.
On board you will enjoy sailing around the 74 Whitsunday Islands and also get to scuba dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef in maximum passenger comfort.
Offering spectacular 3 day 2 night livaboard dive and sail tours, we give you a chance to visit all the hot spots of the Whitsunday Islands and the Outer Great Barrier Reef in comfort.
We provide diving facilities for all levels of scuba diving experience, from first time introductory scuba divers to the most experienced certified scuba diver.
Regardless of your experience, you will be impressed with the underwater world at Bait Reef outside the Whitsunday Islands.
This reef is a protected environment so the marine life and diversity is abundant and our divers and snorkellers come back to the yacht with smiling faces and stories to tell of what they saw.
Our 60ft (16.5m) boat is known as one of the stand out choices for certified scuba divers and first time introductory divers.
Sensational food, private cabins, air-conditioning and all this at an affordable price with like minded divers and snorkellers looking for an amazing Great Barrier Reef experience with a professional crew and not a party boat!
Ask us about our private charter boat options for your group or family holiday we can tailor a bespoke dive and snorkel tour package to suit everyone.
We always like to meet our guests the day before we set off on our 3 day 2 night diving and sailing adventure so we can give you advice on all the things you need to bring along for the journey.
Upon checking in, we will provide you with a souvenir environmental bag to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip.
We ask that you only take this bag on board with you as your luggage so make sure you trim down what you are taking to ensure it all fits in as there is limited space on the boat.
Traveling on board our 16.5m ketch, you will get to see the best parts of the Whitsundays with like minded guests who are there for the scuba diving and snorkelling and not the partying.
You will have the chance to explore the Whitsunday Islands as you sail, snorkel, dive, and bushwalk, you will visit the icons of the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, as well as a cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef, some 2-3 hours beyond the islands.
Scuba Diving is definitely a main focus on board our sailing boat and the crew will ensure that even first time scuba divers feel safe and are able to enjoy the splendor of our magnificent coral reefs.
The crew love to dive and want everyone to try scuba diving so they offer the first scuba dive for free!
This will allow you to relax with the dive equipment, feel comfortable under water if it is the first time, and of course improve your abilities for future diving.
The crew on board are all fully qualified Dive Instructors and Divemasters.
Please note that scuba diving is subject to age, medical questionnaire and conditions.
Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided with enough variety to keep you satisfied.
Our dive boat is a fully licensed vessel with an onboard bar (no BYO) with soft drink, chips and chocolates also available for purchase.
We are the only boat in the Whitsunday Islands that takes our divers and snorkellers to the outer Great Barrier Reef to pristine dive and snorkel sites at Bait Reef.
It is here that the magic of the Great Barrier Reef comes alive with vibrant underwater activity from the brilliant marine life below the waters surface.
The lagoon here provides a safe haven for overnight mooring giving our divers another opportunity to dive the reef again the next morning.
Our boat was purpose built for scuba diving and we have a compressor on board that is capable of filling 6 scuba tanks simultaneously to ensure our guests dive numbers are not limited by the number of tanks carried on board.
Note Bonus: We also include the first scuba dive in our dive trip cost and all dive equipment is also included in the price.
Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands is just as exciting as scuba diving, as the coral reef rises up from the bottom of the ocean close to the surface very similar to how a shrub grows in your garden.
This allows snorkellers to get up close to the coral gardens to see the same marine life that the scuba divers can see down below the surface at levels of 7 - 12 metres
Our crew know these coral reefs like the back of their hand and they can show you the best parts to snorkel to enhance your Great Barrier Reef snorkelling experience.
On our 3 Day 2 Night Dive and Snorkel sailing trip we will visit the iconic places in the Whitsunday Islands.
This beach is made up of pure white silica sand that blinds you if you are not wearing sunglasses, so don't forget to pack them!
We will spend an afternoon here giving you plenty of time to explore and take as many selfies as possible.
The northern end of Hook Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands best dive and snorkelling sites.
Hook Island is an ideal location for first time introductory scuba divers who can immerse themselves into the water from a gently sloping beach.
Cora reef sites like Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay and Mackerel Bay will have you in awe with the vibrant marine life living amongst the soft coral gardens.
The answer is no-one!
During the months of June thru to September these huge mammals arrive on the Great Barrier Reef to calve and mate in the safe surroundings of the coral fortresses of the Great Barrier Reef.
In the beginning of the season you see the younger whales who are more inquisitive, and they just love to come up close to the boats to take a look at everyone on deck and then do some belly rolls, spy hopping, breaching and just generally showing off.
They seem to hear and take note of all the squealing that is going on up on the boat and it drives them to do even more antics.
She is a 16.4m ketch that is fitted out for maximum comfort to accommodate 14 divers and snorkellers below her decks in air conditioned cabins.
We have 3 crew to cook for you, dive and snorkel with you and answer any questions your may have about the Whitsundays or the Great Barrier Reef.
We are reef greenies and have our Advanced Eco Certification
Our cabin accommodation consists of:
Private Double cabin - Double bed
Private Twin cabin - Twin beds
Saloon Double - Double bed
Share Double cabin - Share with others
Share Single cabin - Share with others
Our communal saloon below deck is nice and roomy for get togethers and meals, and above deck there is lots of room for gearing up to go diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing in the sun.
As we are a dive boat we have all the good dive gear as well as an onboard dive compressor capable of filling 6 scuba tanks simultaneously.
Should there be no wind we put on our diesel engines and off we go to our next diving location.
All meals are freshly prepared on board and one of our specialities is a Hangi, a traditional New Zealand way method of cooking in an earth oven.
Our sail boat has two large bathrooms with electric toilets and freshwater showers with a high capacity hot water system.
Our aft deck is permanently shaded from the sun and any potential rain storms.
Our on board cooks love the kitchen as it is fully electric with a microwave convection oven.
See more Whitsundays dive and sailing tours on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
January - December
3 days 2 nights
Scuba Diving Restrictions
Please advise before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip
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.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 490