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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 it a day to remember by choosing to dive or snorkel with the professionals. We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, with our very own luxurious charter vessel.

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 snorkellers 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.

 

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, 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 Scuba Diving Port Douglas, 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.

 

Great daysGreat days
Wildlife!Wildlife!
Pure fun!Pure fun!
Spectacular!Spectacular!
Bigfish!Bigfish!
Family funFamily fun
Snorkeling...Snorkeling...
Diving....Diving....

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