The Osprey Reef
Depth: 2-20 Meters
Claim to Fame:Famous for being used as a shark feeding site for over 15 years and goes as deep as 1000 meters in depth. Natural underwater amphitheatre allows divers to sit 20m deep to watch the shark feeding frenzy above you.
You Will See:Species such as whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertips, dogthooth tuna, giant potato cod, seasonal schooling scalloped hammerheads,pelagic octopus, pleurobranch, nautilus, crabs and shrimps. The corals even include deep water trees that are exclusive to the Osprey Reef and they are gob smacking.
Claim to Fame: The picturesque world renowned Lizard Island is located 120 km north of Port Douglas Queensland Australia with a travel time of approxamately 6-10 hours by boat. Or if you prefer you can fly to Lizard Island and meet your private charter boat on your arrival. Lizard Island is positioned to enjoy both the inner and outer reef areas. It is surrounded by 23 secluded beaches and numerous bays and lagoons. There are marked walks for guests to explore the island and Historic Watsons Bay. The Lizard Island Resort also provides luxury five star accommodation and restaurants for guests not wishing to stay onboard the private charter boat overnight.
You will see: The reefs surrounding Lizard Island offer an incredibly large variety of all types of tropical fish and corals. The star attraction and dominant fish to see in this area is the giant potato cod. Divers travel from all over the world to come and see these big guys and interact with them.
Claim to Fame: The highlight to this part of the reef is Turtle Bay, where you will be sure to see MANY turtles.
You Will See: Turtles, massive moari wrasse, many species of sea cucumbers, giant clams, hard and soft corals, hovering trout, sweetlip and the occasional barramundi cod.
Upolu Reef and Sand Cay
Claim to Fame:This site is great for everyone ranging from beginners to advanced; the Upolu Reef not only has a small sandy coral cay resembling the shape of the Mediterranean Sea. Instructors will tell divers to "Sail in through the Straits of Gibraltar, then dive and snorkel the Suez Canal and the depths of Dakar or drift the Casablanca Coast." The Upolu sandy coral cay on a low tide allows for time to relax off the boat and soak up some sun on the pure white sands that have been made by the Parrotfish knawing on coral and then excreting it back into the ocean. Isn't Mother Nature wonderful? Are you glad we told you that? This site is great for introductory diving and snorkeling as it is very shallow.
You Will See: A very wide variety of clams. The larger giant ones are brown, green, blue and turquoise, green and blue for smaller ones. Many of the corals in this area resemble "brains" therefore being nammed brain coral. This area is also home to many blue spotted rays that enjoy resting on the ocean floor amongst the sea cucumbers.
Agincourt Ribbon Reef
Depth: 0-24 meters
Claim to Fame: The numerous different dive sites, most popular being Point Break, Three Sisters, Horseshoe Reef, The Wreck, where you can still find pieces of the Taiwanese Wreck at the Fishbowl. Amongst the pristine Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, be sure not to miss the Nursery Bommie, also featured in the Disney hit "Finding Nemo". It goes as far as 22 meters and there are baby fish galore. An even bigger claim to fame for Agincourt Ribbon Reefs is the whaling season May to September when the Dwarfe Minkes and Giant Humpbacks make their way to Agincourt Ribbon Reefs to calve in amongst the dense corals safe from marauding sharks looking for an easy target. The whales then stay here for a few weeks while the calves grow stronger and then start heading south again for the southern oceans summer when the krill is at its peak in the Antartica with the melting snow
You Will See: Giant clams, Maori wrasse, karge fish, turtles, fairy basslets, yellow striped barracuda, green eels, groups of fairy basslets, garden eels, yellow-striped barracuda, lionfish, drummer, unicornfish, clownfish and MANY large fish and turtles. Stagborn and boulder corals are plenty the area too.
Depth:The island itself rises 102m above sea level.
Claim To Fame:The island is part of the traditional sea country of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, who continue to hunt and fish around the island. The watercourse stonework of what is believed to be an early Chinese market garden is still visible on the island today. The island has many tourist activities from camping, beach and rainforest walks, wildlife watching, scenic lookouts and ocean views, and sightseeing along with and amazing array of bird species that inhabit the island and its surrounding waters, fishing (subject to marine park and fisheries restrictions, snorkeling and diving.
You Will See: Many Seabird species, particularily the pied imperial-pigeons.
Some say a private charter boat on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a luxury they cannot afford but if you arrange a few friends to get together it can work out to be not only affordable but one of the most memorable experiences in your lifetime.
Private Charter Boats on Australia's Great Barrier Reef come in all sizes from the smaller 45 foot motor vessel to the larger white boats that are hundreds of feet long and have all the luxurious toys like jet ski's, speed boats for water skiing and bumper tubes for the kids. Some even have helicopters and your own personal chefs onboard. Private charter boat hire from Cairns and Port Douglas to the Great Barrier Reef can be used soley for a luxurious day or a few overnight charters for snorkelling and diving. If you are a keen fisherman or woman then a private game boat charter may be what you need to find those elusive fighting fish that Cairns is famous for. The days fishing can be on a smaller purpose built fishing vessel and then your nights spent luxuriously on a Mother Ship
A private charter sail boat is a romantic easy going way to experience the reef at an unhurried pace. You can just sit back and really appreciate the scenery with the wind in your hair or if you are feeling energetic jump in and help the crew set the mainsail and learn how to watch the tell tales and plot a course to your next reef destination.
Boats from Cairns and Port Douglas can also be privately hired for conference and incentive groups as well as special occassions such as a wedding and can be a combination of snorkelling, diving, visiting tropical islands or casting a line to catch some fish
Private Charter Boats or Super Yachts and White boats as they are sometimes called can be small enough for four passengers overnight or up to 400 passengers for a day trip, catering is personally arranged along with other special requests guests may have for their private charter Great Barrier Reef adventure.
To arrange your private charter boat for your next holiday on Australia's Great Barrier Reef from Cairns or Port Douglas contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 4059 5959
Superyacht Charter Great Barrier Reef | SAH
- Departs From: Crystalbrook Marina Port Douglas
As per private yacht charter agreement
This is one luxury private charter boat you must not overlook if you are after the highest level of accommodation and service on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. She is sophisticated, sleek, stylish and purposely built to navigate the world’s oceans in comfort. Available Port Douglas, Cairns, Whitsundays and overseas destinations by negotiation .
Port Douglas Private Charter Boat | Luxury Yacht Charter Snorkel Tour | INO
- Departs From: The Reef Marina, Port Douglas
Up to 6.5 hours (approx)
Take a private charter catamaran from Port Douglas to a tropical island or outer reef destination on the Great Barrier Reef for a day of pure pleasure. Swimming. snorkelling, eating drinking and socialising are the order of the day on this charter boat for 12 lucky guests
Port Douglas Yacht Charter | Half Day Snorkel & Sunset Sailing Tours | INO
- Departs From: The Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina, Port Douglas
Afternoon Charter: 6.5 hours (approx)
Available for half day tours, full day tours or a romantic sunset afternoon boat charter. This lovely little catamaran is the perfect private charter boat available from the Port Douglas marina for weddings, corporate get togethers, a fun day out with friends or just your loved one. Caters for 12 guests
MV-MON Port Douglas Day Charter
- Departs From: Close Haven Marina in Port Douglas
Private charters are flexible with times.
Available from 8:00am to 4:30pm
A comfortable 54 foot fly bridge charter boat is now available from Port Douglas to spend a day on the outer Barrier Reef or cruising around for a sunset dinner for two or for 10 guests. Enjoy all sorts of in water activities such as snorkelling and fishing, and other optional extras kayaks, SUP boards and scuba diving. Extended overnight liveaboard charters also available for a small family.
Private Charter Dive & Snorkel Tour | Great Barrier Reef | Australia | SV-CSD
- Departs From: Marlin Marina, Cairns
1 Day up to 5 Days
Your very own private charter liveaboard snorkel and dive adventure on the Great Barrier Reef for 12 family members or close friends is now available. The perfect Christmas holiday idea or just a great idea for friends or scuba diving clubs. Ask about our latest special deals for your private charter dive boat
Cairns Charter Boats - Sunset Private Charter Cruise
- Departs From: Marlin Marina Cairns, A Finger
The perfect corporate, wedding, incentive charter boat for 45 guests. Cruise around the Cairns harbour and Trinity Inlet for an evening of wining and dining with friend and business associates
Cairns Charter Boat - 20 Guests - RD
- Departs From: Check in on-board Reef Daytripper on D Finger at Marlin Wharf, Cairns
Approx 4 hours at Upolu Reef
1.5 - 2 hours boat cruise each way
A great value private charter boat for 20 guests from Cairns is available for a day of scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Guests will love the casualness of this boat and the snorkelling and diving destinations of your private day on the reef
Cairns Charter Boats - Green Island Pinnacle Reef
- Departs From: Marlin Marina, Cairns
2 hours sailing each way to Pinnacle Reef
4.5 hours to explore/snorkel/scubs dive Pinnacle Reef and Green Island
The perfect small sailing boat to charter for 35 guests to take you to a private reef mooring just near beautiful Green Island. Spend the day snorkelling and catching the suns rays or jump in the charter boat tender and explore Green Island
Cairns Charter Yachts | Luxury Boat Charter | MV-A
- Departs From:
Day or extended charters
70 feet of pure luxury on water. She can be chartered as far south as the Whitsundays to the Cape York peninsular and all ports in between dependant on the season. She sleeps 7 guests on a liveaboard and 12 day charter guests. All sorts of in water toys are optional extras
Luxury Yacht Charter Port Douglas | 12 Guests | Great Barrier Reef | SAIVLOW
- Departs From: Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
Full Day: 7.5 hours
Catering for 2 guests on a romantic cruise or 40 guests invited to your nautical wedding. These two luxury catamarans are available all year round for business meetings and incentives guests to enjoy a day on beautiful Low Isles on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Superyacht Charters | Great Barrier Reef | Port Douglas - Cairns
- Departs From: Port Douglas
4 hours minimum
This boat has chartered the waters of Australia and internationally with many a famous person on board and ably catering to their every need. She is 110 feet of pure comfort and luxury. At various times of the year she is based on the Gold Coast, the Whitsundays and Cairns. She also Motherships each year in the Gulf of Australia for the Marlin Season and big fishing tournaments
Cairns Charter Boats - Great Barrier Reef Tours
- Departs From: Marlin Marina Cairns, A Finger
Variable - on request
Usually day tour which consists of 6 hours snorkel/scuba diving/relaxing at Upolu Reef with approx one hour boat cruise each way
Available for day charters or sunset charters is this good looking boat that is based in the Cairns Marina. She can cater for 75 guests which is perfect for a wedding group, incentive group or private corporate charter. She cruises at 23 knots so you will be on the outer reef in no time at all.
Private Charter Boat Expeditions Great Barrier Reef | MV-AO
- Departs From: Yorkey's Knob Boat Club
Full day, overnight or extended charters
Catering for 45 day guests and 15 liveaboard guests this is one of the newest private charter boats in Cairns. She is available for day charter or overnight extended expedition scuba charters. Scientists that travel from different parts of the world to explore the Great Barrier Reef choose to charter this particular boat as the vessel is owned by a respected marine scientist and the crew are knowledgeable in all aspects of underwater navigation, film and research.
Cairns Charter Boat | Day/Overnight Charter | Snorkel - Fishing | MOA
- Departs From: Cairns Marlin Marina
8 hours (approx)
Or as per agreed private charter agreement
47 foot private charter boat able to cater for 8 guests or just a honeymoon couple. She is based in Cairns Queensland Australia and the waters of the Great Barrier Reef are her highway to happiness. Snorkelling and scuba diving are all yours to enjoy. Sleeps 4 guests for overnight livaboard scuba diving and 6 guests liveaboard snorkel tours
Cairns Charter Boat | Snorkeling Or Fishing Charter | BF
- Departs From: C31 Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence Street
As per private boat charter agreement
Join us on a day of angling adventures on Australia's Great Barrier Reef chasing the big reds, the big blacks and the sail fish. This is a luxury private charter fishing boat that is in high demand over the Marlin season for full day private charters based in Cairns Queensland. Caters for 6 passengers
Reef Fishing Private Charter Port Douglas | MV-Nman
- Departs From: Port Douglas, Closehaven Marina
8 hours, includes time to get to the Great Barrier Reef
A great day fishing on the reef from Port Douglas is ahead for you and your mates with a knowledgeable crew that have GPS markers on all the best spots to catch the mighty reds and other great table eating fish species well known on the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns Reef Fishing Private Charter Boat
- Departs From: D Finger, Marlin Marina, Cairns
9 hours approx
A fishing trip on the Great Barrier with your best mates chasing the famous reds is the ultimate bucket list experience of most avid anglers and in Cairns and Port Douglas we have the largest fishing fleet in Tropical North Queensland.
Whale Watching Private Charter Boats Cairns - MOA
- Departs From: Cairns Marlin Marina
Only available from June to September for Whale Watching. Having your very own skipper showing you these magnificent creatures up close without the crowds is very special indeed for you and your friends. a maximum of 12 passengers for whale watching or 6 passengers for an overnight liveaboard charter on the Great Barrier Reef
Yacht Charter Port Douglas – 1 Day Snorkel Only – 10 Guests - LD
- Departs From: Port Douglas
Full day 8:00am to 4:00pm approx.
Based in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, our 51 foot purpose built luxury charter yacht is available for one day private charter sailing tours for 10 guests to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef away from the crowds.