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

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Private Great Barrier Reef Cruises and Boat Charter Port Douglas

Why choose Charter Boat Port Douglas?

As one of the few charter boat companies that hold a Great Barrier Reef Park Permit that allows us to visit the reef every single day of the year, we really are the professionals in this field. We also have our own full-time, local, experienced crew, who are hand-picked for their first-class customer service, knowledge, experience and safety. They know where all of the best marine life likes to hide, which means that they can ensure you see as much as possible.

The Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience for many, so why not make the most of your time here in Far North Queensland and visit the outer reef with the highest rated operators.

We have the luxury of tailor-making our day and choosing our dive and snorkel sites to suit the needs of our passengers, whether that be a secluded sand cay to relax on, shallow, crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelers, or more adventures sites for the experienced diver. Whatever you need to make it a perfect experience, we can make it happen!

Our unique features

Not only is it important to consider when choosing a charter boat, whether the vessel suits your needs, are the staff up to looking after you in a place that is their second home The Great Barrier Reef. Both our staff and our vessel Independence 1 work in tandem to provide the best choice for your individual charter day. We take snorkelers and divers out to the reef every day, but we can offer so much more!

In the charter boat industry it is unique for a vessel to have the same steady crew that work that boat on a daily basis.

We have had movie stars charter our boat due to its luxurious and comfortable setting. Underwater videographers, photographers and researchers rave about the large back deck, perfect for storing their equipment and working around technical gear. We also have a speedboat that enables us to access the shallow reef lagoons, coral cays and remote reefs. Families see us as an ideal fit due to our flexibility and ability to tailor our day to suit your needs. Relax on our spacious bow and roof area,  sunbathe and enjoy the pristine waters of The Great Barrier Reef with a select few loved ones.

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. It’s 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 personalized itineraries for small groups, giving you complete flexibility to visit unique locations, maximising your visit to suit your interests.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the most awe-inspiring ecosystem on the planet. The Reefs and coral gardens rise from the ocean floor to sit just beneath the surface. This makes exploring the reef easy and enjoyable for snorkelers and scuba divers alike.

Because we do this every day we know the best spots to see all the amazing creatures of the Great Barrier Reef, our agility opens myriad opportunities for fantastic, old school, totally exploratory days, getting to parts of the reef that are seen by no one else. Our Charter day adventures that are nothing short of world class.

Our sites are filled with a wide variety of hard and soft corals of many different colours, shapes and sizes. We also have all of the common reef fish and regularly encounter the big highlights – Turtles, Sharks, Giant Clams, Napoleon Maori Wrasse, Sting Rays, Clownfish (Nemo) and occasional we even get Whales (seasonal), Dolphins and Manta Rays!

Port Douglas Charter Boat is owned and operated by ABC Snorkel Charters, a family company based in Port Douglas. Our private reef charters give you total freedom to explore pristine sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where your group are the only ones in the water and our boat the only one you see. Excellent value for money, all prices include a professional dive and snorkel crew and underwater photographs from your day. Special packages available for bookings combining charter boat and accommodation.

Corporate Functions

Planning a function, corporate event, expo or team building weekend? Why not spend it on The Great Barrier Reef, breathing underwater for the first time and getting face-to-face with a turtle? Snorkel amongst pristine corals and schools of fish, or challenge your team with their first ever scuba dive. Whatever the experience of your team, let us guide them around the reef and show them all of the beautiful creatures that call this National Icon home.

Our Oceansports Sports and Dive Shop

We are the only family owned and operated scuba diving, free diving and snorkel equipment shop in town and carry the biggest range of scuba diving and snorkel equipment in Port Douglas. You’ll find everything here, from a dive torch to reef safe sunscreen! We can also ship Australia wide.

Pop in and check out our large range Cressi and Tusa dive and snorkel products! Our staff are specially trained to give you advice on which piece of equipment will fit you best. Our mask fitting services are well known and will finally get you geared up with a mask that fits and doesn’t fog.

We also stock the popular Cressi DUKE full face masks and practical kids snorkel/mask packages, quality swim and triathlon goggles, wet suits, Rash guards and warming garments for the winter, a range of SD Storage cards, 100% waterproof Underwater Smartphone Cases and lots more gadgets!

Cressi | Tusa | Sharkskin | Polarpro | Ikelite | INTOVA | Tovatec | X Adventurer | DicAPac | XTAR | MAC Coltellerie | AOI | Hyperion | i-Divesite | Tusa Sport | Neptune | 

For any Snorkel, Freedive or Scuba equipment please Check out our new Oceansports sports store

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