This Superyacht represents the ultimate in luxury private charter yachts on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Operating from Port Douglas Marina our private yacht charters offer 8 discerning guests the ultimate Great Barrier Reef crewed yachting experience.
Our 32m (104 foot) luxury super yacht is based at Port Douglas Marina but is available for private charter from Port Douglas to the the Whitsundays, around Lizard Island, Cape York and other destinations on the Great Barrier Reef by negotiation. (relocation fee applies)
Private yacht charters have a minimum of 2 nights and on our Far North Queensland cruise itinerary we take guests to some of the most exclusive and pristine destinations on the Great Barrier Reef, far away from the crowds that frequent the more southerly reef systems.
This is the super yacht of choice for those guests who expect the ultimate in luxury and attention to detail on an overnight Great Barrier Reef experience.
Our professional yachting crew are accustomed to providing only the highest level of service on a private and confidential basis.
When you hire our luxury super yacht you have a choice of destinations both north and south on the Great Barrier Reef. We cruise to colourful coral reefs and remote sand cays and untouched tropical islands for some island time.
Let our boat crew pamper you with the onboard chefs creations using the only finest of local seasonal produce that is paired with premium wines as we cruise through the aqua-blue waters of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders to your next idyllic destination.
With her Versace interior and 4 lavish cabins with private ensuite, up to 8 guests will enjoy an unrivalled level of luxury over 3 decks during your stay on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
This yacht can be relocated to another destination for your charter subject to availability and relocation fees.
Accommodation for eight guests on extended charters.
Airconditioned cabins all with private ensuites:
Mackay Reef & Escape Reef
You will be welcomed on board the luxury superyacht by the friendly crew before motoring from Port Douglas (or a different port if guests choose, charged additionally) to the first destination Mackay Reef.
On the way enjoy a light breakfast prepared by the on-board chef and then relax and enjoy the beautiful views over the Coral Sea, keeping an eye out for whales (May - September) and dolphins.
Once at Mackay Reef you can disembark the yacht to explore the white sand cay that stands out like a beacon against the deep blue ocean.
Jump on a kayak or use a snorkel to explore the surrounding reefs before getting back on the motor yacht for the cruise to Escape Reef, enjoying a light lunch on the way.
Once at Escape Reef you can spend the afternoon fishing, snorkelling, kayaking or scuba diving, or maybe just taking a nap in the sun on one of the cushioned lounging decks.
Sip champagne and nibble on delicious canapes as the sun sets over the ocean before dinner in the main saloon.
After dinner enjoy the luxury of the Versace interior with a book or star-gaze from the front deck.
Day two is all about exploring Escape Reef.
A favourite destination for fishermen, you can throw a line in and try for some of the Great Barrier Reefs famous table fish Coral Trout, Yellowfin Tuna, Giant Trevally plus a wide variety of other reef fish.
If fishing is not your style, put on some snorkel gear and view the coral and fish species up close.
All activities and meals can be enjoyed at your own leisure – there is no set schedule so you can choose to spend the day however you wish.
After a full day on Escape Reef, relax with a drink before dinner as the sun dips below the horizon.
After a morning dip in the beautiful aqua-blue water of Escape Reef, jump back on deck for breakfast as the luxury super yacht makes it way to the next amazing destination, North Opal Reef.
Opal Reef is a large crescent shaped reef near the continental shelf edge with mostly shallow, crystal-clear waters, making it an awesome reef for snorkeling.
Jump in along the north reef wall for magnificent snorkelling with an abundance of soft and hard corals, reef fish and possibly some lagoon rays with their colourful spots.
Spend the day exploring this amazing natural aquarium from above or below the water’s surface, with unlimited use of the Zodiac tender, kayaks and the fun Powerdive underwater dive unit at your disposal.
In the evening dine on the day’s catch and other culinary delights prepared by the chef for dinner.
On your final morning on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, enjoy an early snorkel and say hello to the local Maori Wrasse that populate the reef.
These big beautiful green and blue fish are iconic members of the reef family and you will recognise them by their big thick lips and amazing striking colours.
Enjoy breakfast on the sail to the south end of Opal Reef for more snorkelling before departing to the final destination of the trip, Tongue Reef.
Here you’ll enjoy lunch before having one last snorkel where you should see green sea turtles, giant clams, reef fish and a huge variety of different coloured hard and soft corals.
Relax in the afternoon and soak in the sun and the sights of the Coral Sea one last time as the boat cruises back to Port Douglas, marking the end of the itinerary.
Motoring from Townsville or other departure points if requested, she will transport you to any number of tropical paradises – the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, the crystal clear waters of Dynamite Pass, Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef.
Or, a little further south, you could visit Magnetic Island, Palm and Orpheus Islands. Cruise the Whitsundays and snorkel off Hayman Island, swim with the turtles at Hook Island or let the crew of our private yacht design a unique Great Barrier Reef experience just for you.
Reefs; Mackay Reef, Escape Reef, North & South Opal Reef, Ribbon Reefs, Agincourt Reefs
Islands; Low Isles, Lizard Island, Magnetic Island, Palm Island, Orpheus Island, Dunk Island, Hook Island
Plus many, many more!
Not sure where you want to go? Let our experienced team put together a luxury private charter boat itinerary suited to your exacting requirements. We will work with you to ensure your stay on the Great Barrier Reef exceeds your wildest dreams.
Our private yacht charters also offer custom charters on the Great Barrier Reef and across the ‘top end’ of Australia.
So if you prefer the impressive red gullies of the Kimberly over the blue waters of the reef, we can design an extended boat charter itinerary to suit.
Helicopter transfers are available thanks to our transfer partner N - Aviation. Save time and fly direct to the yacht awaiting your arrival on the Great Barrier Reef.
The upper rear deck of our superyacht transforms into a fully DNV certified helipad to provide the perfect place to land safely.
For guests who wish to save time or simply enjoy the magnificent views of the reef below, a helicopter transfer is a perfect addition to your luxury superyacht experience.
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As per private charter agreement
As per private charter agreement
January - December
Minimum 2 nights
Low, Medium, Active
Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
Scuba Diving Restrictions
Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA)
Children of all ages are welcome. Children (under 13 years) should be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult of the charter party at all times.
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.
AUTHORITY OF CAPTAIN
The designated Captain of the vessel shall be suitably qualified and carry all necessary licences. The charter party recognise the authority of the Captain in all matters regarding safety (including service of alcohol), navigation and speed of the vessel and associated equipment (tender and water sport equipment). The charter party recognise the authority of the Captain in reference to anchorages and itinerary alterations due to weather or force majeure. Should the charter party fail to recognise the authority of the Captain, the Owner of the vessel holds the right to cancel the charter with all outstanding monies to be settled by the primary charterer.
PAYMENT POLICY A 50% deposit of the total charter fee is required at the time of booking after deduction of the full commission. Balance of charter fee plus APA is payable no later than 30 days prior to departure date. A delay in payment may disrupt travelling schedules and programs for which the Owner shall not be liable to the trade partner or primary charterer.
LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS Where bookings are less than 30 days prior to departure, full payment of charter fee is required immediately in AUD and a copy of the bank transfer remittance to guarantee the booking. Payment can also be made by credit card.
- Any cancellations made 61+ days prior to departure date shall be subject to 25% cancellation fee of total charter fee
- Any cancellations made 60 – 30 days prior to departure date shall be subject to 50% cancellation fee of total charter fee
- Any cancellations made within 30 – 0 days of departure date shall be subject to 100% cancellation fee of total charter fee
- No refund can be given for any unused services or early departures
- All cancellations must be received in writing
The charter fee includes the charter of the vessel with all its equipment in working order. The charterer will pay for all other expenses. Unless specified at the time of booking, APA is applicable for all extended overnight charters of two (2) nights or longer. APA is 25% of total charter cost and to be paid prior to charter departure. APA will be used for any costs incurred but not restricted to land transfers, fuel (main engines, generator and tenders), food and beverages for charter party, mooring fees and other harbour charges, dive costs, park fees, personal laundry, taxes, charter party communications, hire or purchase costs of any special equipment placed on board at the charterer’s request and other expenses not included in the charter fee. In the event of cancellation of the charter the APA is refundable. The manager of the vessel is responsible for the accounting of all APA expenses during the charter, and the breakdown will be presented to the client in a clear manner at the end of the charter. If the costs incurred during the course of the charter are over and above the APA deposit then the difference will be payable by the client by cash or credit card only at the end of the charter. Any portion of the APA left over will be returned to the charterer via direct deposit. APA is non-commissionable.
NO SHOW POLICY
Full cancellation fees apply and will be billed.
All rates are subject to increase in the case of Government levies, taxation or in line with external operator charges. All rates are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Morris Nautical will not accept any responsibility for adverse weather conditions.
Morris Nautical welcomes children of all ages. Children (under 13 years) should be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult of the charter party at all times.
Minimum two (2) night stay applies to all overnight charters. Overnight charter rates are calculated on a 24 hour period – any additional charter time beyond this window will be charged at the hourly charter rate.
Helicopter transfers to/from the M.Y. Flying Fish are operated by a third-party Nautilus Aviation. At the time of booking, where helicopter transfers are requested, it’s mandatory for agents to supply their charter guests’ individual body weights (kg) to accurately quote and confirm helicopter transfers. On the day of transfer, charter guests are restricted to a maximum of 15kg of luggage each (this includes hand luggage). Any excess luggage can be stowed at the Nautilus Aviation hangar. Each helicopter type is limited to certain payload restrictions. Should a charter guests’ individual body weights or luggage have a variance of more than 10% from their initially quoted weight or exceed the maximum payload for the allocated helicopter type, Nautilus Aviation reserves the right to charge an additional upgrade fee. Due to availability of helicopter aircraft, it is recommended that any domestic or international flights are not booked until the yacht charter and helicopter transfers are confirmed
Although all care is taken, Morris Nautical cannot accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by a charter guest as a result of any domestic/international flight delays, reschedules or alterations, mechanical failures or poor weather. It is suggested that charter guests take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. The Owner accepts no liability for the damage or loss of personal effects or the medical/emergency treatment of the primary charterer and/or charter party. Charter guests should carry independent insurance for personal effects or medical/accident whilst onboard the vessel.
The primary charterer shall restrict the cruising of the vessel to within the cruising areas and regions in which the vessel is legally permitted to cruise. The primary charterer also agrees to restrict time under way to an average of six (6) cruising hours per day, unless the Captain agrees to exceed this time.
PERSONALISE YOUR CHARTER
For overnight charter bookings, the agent or primary charterer is required to complete a Personalise Your Charter form to ensure a memorable stay. This form enables Morris Nautical staff to provide an individually tailored charter experience. The link to this form will be send with each booking confirmation.
The primary charterer shall not permit more than the maximum number of charter guests, as indicated in the charter particulars of this contract, to sleep or cruise on the vessel. A reasonable number of visitors may be permitted, at the Captain’s discretion when the vessel is in port. If children are on-board, children should be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult of the charter party at all times. By signature of this agreement, the agent and primary charterer warrants all persons to be suitably fit and have no medical conditions to be physically dangerous to partake in the charter nominated within the particulars.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
The client may select from a range of culinary menus and a beverage list to ensure an unforgettable charter. For day charters, payment of all food & beverages must be made prior to the charter date. For overnight charters, any food and beverages will be added to the APA and paid upon charter completion.
TERMINATION & INDEMNITY
The primary charterer must accept responsibility for the proper conduct of themselves and any charter guests at all times throughout the charter. The Owner and Captain reserve the right to terminate without further notice the charter arrangement of any charter party who refuse to comply with the instructions or orders of the company or whose behaviour or competence in their opinion is likely to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to the crew, other charter guests, staff, a third party or to property. Upon such termination, the charterer shall indemnify the Owner against all loss, damage and expense incurred as a result of this conduct.
The M.Y. Flying Fish and M.Y. Beluga are moored at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877. Relocation can be arranged at a cost.
If the vessel is disabled by breakdown of machinery, grounding or collision for a period between 12 – 48 hours, then the primary charterer will be entitled to a pro-rata refund for the period of breakdown.
FAILURE IN DELIVERY
If by reasons of force majeure, the Owner fails to deliver the vessel to the primary charterer at the port of delivery, at the commencement of the charter period and delivery is made within 48 hours of the scheduled commencement date or within 1/10th of the charter period (whichever period is shorter), the Owner shall pay the primary charterer a pro-rata daily rate. Alternatively, an extension of the charter period may be negotiated between the Owner and the primary charterer. If the Owner fails to deliver the vessel at the port of delivery by the commencement date, for any reason other than force majeure, the primary charterer may consider this agreement terminated and be entitled to a full refund or monies paid to the Owner.
The Owner does not supply scuba diving equipment or a scuba diving instructor as part of the charter rates and therefore doesn’t accept any responsibility for scuba diving activities for the duration of the charter. Should the charter party wish to engage in scuba diving activities, the Owner is happy to arrange a third-party provider with acceptance of all separate liability and terms & conditions to be made between the charter guests and scuba diving provider directly. Any diving costs will be added to the APA.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zoning manages and protects the Marine Park values people enjoy. Each zone has different rules for activities and defines what activities can take place in each zone (e.g., no fishing in green zone).
At the Northern Escape Collection, sustainability lies at the core of who we are as a business. We are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive one on the community. Click here to view our sustainability philosophy.
The Northern Escape Collection donates $50 per charter to the Reef Keepers Fund. The charter party can indulge with a clear conscience knowing that donations go towards environmental projects aimed at protecting and preserving the Great Barrier Reef.
No pets onboard.
USE OF THE VESSEL
The primary guest agrees to:
1) Comply with the laws and regulations of the Country into whose waters the vessel shall enter during the course of the charter
2) Not behave in a way to cause nuisance to any persons
3) Treat the Captain and crew with respect and not subject any person to harassment
4) Not smoke on the vessel, unless authorised by the Captain
5) Not commit any offence by law of the Country into whose waters the vessel shall enter during the course of the charter
6) Be responsible for payment of any damages made to the vessel or any of its fixtures, with the amount determined by the Owner or Captain to be charged at the end of the charter
Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.
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