Cruise the Great Barrier Reef with Port Douglas Boat Charters. The passionate dive / reef professionals who care!

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Charter Boat Port Douglas – Private Great Barrier Reef Cruises – Scuba Diving – Snorkelling.

Why choose us?

We are the professionals that own and run our own cruising, diving and snorkel charter boat. We have been ranked by TripAdvisor as the top dive & snorkel vessel in Port Douglas since 2014!


Spectacular outer edge reef diving & snorkeling with Charter Boat Port Douglas

Experience a Great Barrier Reef tour from Port Douglas with a totally unique style of charter boat operation. Operated by the Great Barrier Reef dive & snorkel professionals at ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas our team is passionate and committed to ensuring you have the very best Great Barrier Reef experience possible. Port Douglas reef tours are our specialty & as reef explorers we will escort you to the outer edge of the reef for the very best in cruising, snorkeling or diving. Our reputation is for small group sizes visiting rarely visited reef sites in pristine condition famous for their colourful coral formations and prolific fish life – including frequently seen sharks, turtles and large rays. Sound good? Charter Boat Port Douglas delivers this dream daily to lesser used areas of the reef where stunning visibility can be found without the water being disturbed by large numbers of snorkelers and divers.


“THIS is how diving the Great Barrier Reef should be done”

I’d strongly encourage any divers (of any ability level) to seriously consider splurging and booking in with ABC. Everyone we dived with on our 3 days of diving raved about ABC and couldn’t believe anyone would go for those mega-dive-operations to save a few dollars.
Trip Advisor – January 2016


Port Douglas reef tours with a Dedicated Dive & Snorkel crew, underwater photography life in the blue, dive with the best!

Imagine; no crowds, no rush, purely world class diving and snorkeling on your very own charter boat. Charter Boat Port Douglas has the pleasure of catering to all types of wishes from thrill seeking adventure divers to nervous first timers requiring one on one personal attention to snorkelers who just wish to lazily float above pristine coral gardens, we can easily tailor the ideal day for you. Can you see yourself being being the only people on an offshore tropical island or a magnificent isolated sand cay, just magical! We will ensure your special day on the reef will be unforgettable and totally unique.


Designed by divers for divers, “Independence 1”, our exclusive private boat always has low customer numbers but delivers a big & unique outer reef experience.

Privately owned and operated, our custom fitted dive boat carries a maximum of 25 guests. Being a Steber 48′(16m) she provides a luxuriously large dive deck, perfect for getting your dive gear on and off without continually bumping into your buddy. Independence’s shallow-draft enables us to access remote reef sites not accessible to the other larger dive vessels. We love exploring new sites & showcasing the very best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. As you can see this is not a standard reef charter boat. We proudly offer the ultimate Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas with simply superb scuba diving and snorkeling. We offer the best day boat snorkeling, cruising and scuba diving! With Charter Boat Port Douglas, your group will be the only ones in the water and our boat, the only one you can see. All you need to bring is a towel, hat, sunscreen, favorite camera & your sense of adventure, we’ll do the rest.


Experiencing the Outer Great Barrier Reef is one of the “must see” things to do in Port Douglas.

The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder of the world, for very good reason. Its clear, warm blue waters are teeming with life, attracting visitors from around the globe, all wanting to immerse themselves in this nature’s paradise. It features on a lot of bucket lists, so you need to make sure your reef experience is the very best it can be. Choosing Charter Boat Port Douglas for your private Great Barrier Reef dive / snorkel trip ensures just that! We develop personalised itineraries for small groups, giving you complete flexibility to visit unique locations, maximizing your visit to suit your interests.


Choose the Charter Boat Port Douglas experts & head out for the incredible outer reef

Family owned, this business is operated by experts in the field, committed to delivering outstanding customer service and experiences. No other Port Douglas charter boat offers the breadth of local reef knowledge and expertise that we do. We have assembled an amazing crew of professional underwater photographers, marine biologists & naturalists, who work in harmony with each other and the Great Barrier Reef to blow you away, both above and below the waves.


Ultimate in PADI diving & non diver training

We are part of PADI Diving, the most trusted dive organisation in the world. Port Douglas & scuba diving are the perfect combination to learn to become a diver. Imagine having you very own charter boat on your own part of the Outer Barrier Reef to do this. For those wanting the ultimate in customized training & instruction, choose your course or your dive buddies for a totally private experience. From the PADI Open Water Diver Course to one of the many PADI specialty courses. The PADI Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course is definitely one of those courses where the utmost privacy & isolation of the dive location is paramount. Its all about you, your day & your choices!


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The Coral Sea Beach House is our very own luxury Port Douglas holiday house, ideally suited for couples and small groups of up to 7 + guests.  Coral Sea Beach House is available for short and long stays and is just 80 steps from the golden sands of famous Four Mile Beach.

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