YOTSPACE superyacht expedition voyage to explore the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef, north to Lizard Island. Enjoy 6 nights onboard Phoenix One as you experience some of the most spectacular ribbon reefs on the Great Barrier Reef.
Luxury superyacht holidays are now possible with YOTSPACE superyacht voyages. Never offered before in the Australian market!
Explore the spectacular coral reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef on your YOTSPACE superyacht snorkel voyage.
Superyacht voyage departure date Port Douglas - Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Adventure, Lizard Island 6 Nights, 7 Days:
Guests embark the superyacht from Port Douglas and are settled into their respective cabins by the professional Australian yachting crew.
Join us on a luxury superyacht charter travelling north to Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef. For 6 nights and 7 days the Captain and crew of Phoenix One will show you some of the most majestic sites from the deck of your luxury 35mt superyacht.
Only four luxury cabins are available on this exclusive voyage, each with it’s own private ensuite and luxury bedding.
Enjoy your time in the water snorkelling the coral reefs, encountering local marine life, playing with the superyacht toys, or just relaxing on a secluded sandy beach. Whilst you are enjoying yourselves the crew will be behind the scenes attending to your cabins, setting up for special meals and creating the most exclusive gastronomic delights.
Think beach barbeques, colourful marine life, mesmarizing scenery, 5 star cuisine, exotic cocktails, remote sand beaches, jacuzzi tub, island adventures and possibly an encounter with a whale during the annual whale migration.
For the adventurous holiday maker we have an assortment of in water toys for guest use such as sea scooter, water skiing, sea biscuit, stand up paddle boards, tow toys, snorkel gear and light tackle fishing.
Join us on Phoenix One for an ultra exclusive indulgent 6 night, 7 day snorkel superyacht holiday on the northern waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Be quick to book your private luxury all-inclusive superyacht voyage of discovery..
Phoenix One is a 35mt (115ft) superyacht who is based in Far North Queensland and Whitsundays from May to November.
This majestic superyacht is just completing a major re-fit of the utmost high quality and will be ready for the YOTSPACE charter season as a brand new ship. (images to come).
The owners, their Captain and crew of this superyacht have been plying these waters for generations and know all the secret locations to take their private charter guests so they may see and experience some of the most amazing sights in this part of this World Heritage Listed underwater world. Guests can enjoy the most exquisite food and fine Australian wines, sparkling wine, beer, basic spirits and cocktails while cruising around the Northern Great Barrier Reef freshly prepared by our on-board chef and served by the attentive crew.
Our superyacht was custom designed to cruise the waters of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef and is fitted with stabilizers to minimize boat roll in all weather conditions.
Luxury Superyacht Accommodation, Phoenix One accommodates 8 guests in 4 ensuite staterooms.
MASTER KING STATEROOM
Features King bed + ensuite + full beam cabin/cupboard space located Midship lower deck with own private entrance.
VIP KING STATEROOM
Features King + ensuite + full beam cabin located Bow of the yacht on the same level as the Saloon and Dining area.
Features King bed, which can be configured as two King Singles + ensuite located Port side lower deck.
1 x Twin single cabin + ensuite located Starboard side of the lower deck.
Maximum cabin capacity 2 people
The yacht offers a spacious upper flybridge entertainment area, complete with alfresco dining table and seating, cocktail bar, sun lounges barbeque area and a large jacuzzi. There are additional dining tables located on the Aft Deck and Main Saloon, ensuring no matter what the weather you will be able to enjoy the balmy Far North Queensland weather. With Phoenix One’s extensive entertainment areas, you can enjoy gathering for some meals to enjoy exquisite food and fine Australian wines with fellow voyagers.
Her water toys will keep all guests entertained from the extended aft swim platform for the sunny days on the Great Barrier Reef.
The superyacht sports a collection of water toys including clear bottomed sea kayaks, a sea biscuit, stand up paddleboards, Sea-scooter, water skis and more. A vast range of water gear suited for professional fishing from the yachts tender and snorkelling gear are also freely available for use.
The heated jacuzzi is also at guests disposal on the upper deck and the perfect place to wash off that salt water after snorkelling.
Fly into Cairns and meet the superyacht Phoenix One in Port Douglas at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Book some pre or post accommodation to stay and relax in this famous village and extend your Great Barrier Reef holiday in Far North Queensland.
Wine & Dine
Our on-board chef will be creating culinary delights matched with high quality Australian wines, sparkling wine, basic spirits, beer and cocktails to tantalise even the most well-developed palate for the entire cruise. The crew of Phoenix One love setting up surprise events on remote islands and coral cays out in the middle of the reef where you can enjoy gourmet lunches on the beach, sunset drinks and canapes on remote sand cays.
Snorkelers we will be visiting sections of the outer Great Barrier Reef where you will see both spectacular marine life and amazing corals. Phoenix One will take you to places that not many other yachts have yet discoverd. Expect to meet friendly turtles, Giant Potato Cod and Maori Wrasse.
Mackay & Undine Sand Cay
Mid morning on your first day we will arrive for you to see Mackay Cay and Mackay Reef where you can jump in the water and begin your snorkelling adventure as the crew prepare an al fresco lunch.
This is a protected reef that is shallow and allows you to see beautiful corals, giant clams, turtles and colourful fish life up close.
Beautiful Lizard Island was discovered by Captain Cook in 1770, and is now home to the world famous hide out for celebrities the Lizard Island Resort.
Guests may partake in a guided hike to the highest point of the island, known as Cook’s Look, where the mariner attempted to find a path through the maze of beautiful, but deadly reefs.
The well reported Blue Lagoon is where we will have a snorkel adventure among the legions of colorful tropical fish and view the giant clam gardens near the beach.
Keep your eyes open for the manta rays that visit Anchor Bay as they are simply spectacular to watch as they perform underwater ballet.
Other activities include walking along the island’s powdery white-sand beaches, or hiking up to Chinaman’s Ridge, searching for goannas (Australian monitor lizards) and a multitude of birds, such as sunbirds, honeyeaters, pheasant coucals, and a variety of terns along the way.
Possibly the most well-known dive and snorkel site in the world can be found roughly 96 kilometres north of Cairns, at Cod Hole. Part of the string of long narrow Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole is home to a group of very friendly potato cod, reaching up to 100 kilograms, that have become accustomed to snorkellers over the past 30 years. The giant fish approach quite closely, and can be hand fed at the site. Many other large and small reef fish populate this site, and during the winter months you may even be photobombed by a dwarf minke whale – they have been known to linger around for encounters with snorkelers for hours.
Dwarf Minke Whales
Each year these graceful creatures migrate to the stretch of reefs south of Lizard Island, known as the Ribbon Reefs. The inquisitive nature of the Minke Whale brings them close to boats in the region to linger with snorkelers, at times as close to up to a metre away. The whales are mostly encountered alone or in family groups of two or three, but can be in groups of up to eight.
Depart The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas at 11am. A tropical breakfast will be served while Phoenix One steams to your first idyllic snorkel destination. Arrive to Mackay Sand Cay mid-morning for snorkelling and exploring. A relaxing al fresco lunch is served as we steam to Rachel Carson Reef for an afternoon of more snorkelling, fishing or relaxing. As the sun sets, cocktails and canapés will be served on the sky bridge as the crew prepares your 5 star evening dinner. Our skipper will set sail towards Lizard Island while you lull the evening away sipping local wine before you nod off to sleep.
If your heart desires, we’ll help you rise at 6am to hike up Cook’s Look for the most breathtaking panoramic views over Lizard Island, her bays and the Ribbon Reefs. After a well-deserved breakfast we will spend the day exploring the islands beaches and bays, heading over to famous Blue Lagoon, snorkelling the kaleidoscopic Clam Gardens in Watsons Bay, and keeping our eyes out for the manta rays that visit Anchor Bay.
Dive in for a morning snorkel at the Clam Gardens before breakfast. We’ll head off around 10am to arrive at Ribbon Reef No. 9 where you can snorkel and explore the famous Pixie’s Pinnacle and Challenger Bay. Lunch is served before we head south to the renowned Cod Hole to experience the impressively puppy like Giant Potato Cod. We’ll stay overnight out at the Cod Hole. As the sun sets, cocktails are served on the fly bridge while you spot for dolphins heading out through the reef passage.
Snorkel, relax or fish before lunch is served as we steam towards Ribbon Reef No.5 where we will anchor overnight. Enjoy The Ribbon Reefs’ pristine coral gardens before late afternoon cocktails and dinner on the aft deck keeping a close eye out for curious Dwarf Minke Whales.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and a morning snorkel before departing for Ribbon Reef No. 3 at approximately 9:30am. Here, you will snorkel and explore the world famous sites, known as Steve’s Bommie and the Temple of Doom. Enjoy lunch before departing for Anderson Reef. This is our Captain’s favourite, a rarely visited destination and fantastic for snorkelling. Staying here overnight, you will enjoy immense starlit skies and 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef.
Awake to an inspiring sunrise (or sleep in decadently) before enjoying a relaxed breakfast and a morning snorkel amongst the coral gardens submersed amid hundreds of reef fish and marine wildlife. Lunch is served while heading off into the horizon for Opal Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to troll for mackerel or tuna along the way. Arrive to Opal Reef in the early afternoon for more snorkelling, followed by sunset cocktails and dinner service while we steam to Low Isles to drop anchor for the evening.
Awake to your last breakfast on board MY Phoenix One and watch as the sunrises over the mainland of Port Douglas. Enjoy a stroll on the island learning about the history of the lighthouse and its’ significance on the Coral Sea. One last snorkel with the Black Tip Reef Sharks and adolescent Green Sea Turtles before we arrive back in Port Douglas Super Yacht Marina for an 11am departure and farewell.
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Guests are to be the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at 10:30am for boarding.
Charter Dates subject to availability
6 Nights - 7 Days
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the superyacht voyage price for services of the crew throughout the cruise. Tipping is optional and at the passengers discretion.
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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. Please ensure to read full Terms and Conditions.
This is a Each luxury yacht charter voyage is a departure based on the receipt of the full payment on or before the eighth week of embarkation. Should the yacht fail to depart voyagers will be given the option of choosing another luxury yacht option with similar or same inclusions, costs and terms and conditions of the superyacht that was originally requested. Should we not find a suitable replacement yacht a refund less any bank merchant fees and a 10% administration fee will apply. We always recommend Travel Insurance and that all ancillary travel reservations have flexible conditions.
Superyacht – Voyage Itinerary
The superyacht will endeavour to follow the voyage as described in the itinerary and the passenger accepts that the Captain has the right to change the itinerary, the yacht, or cancel the cruise as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions. The passenger accepts that the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or a refund should this occur.
Covid – 19 Policy
YOTSPACE and our superyacht captains take the safety and wellbeing of passengers very seriously. The superyacht follows on-board sanitisation protocols to ensure the vessel is highly sanitised at all times. All guests are to register their principle place of residence and disclose to the company (YOTSPACE) if they have recently visited a Covid-19 hotspot in the 3 weeks prior to departure. We will require passengers to visit their GP and provide a health report 72 hours prior to departure. We recommend self-isolation to the extent possible prior to departure.
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Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 931