Cruising in Australia

Australia’s climate and beautiful coastline make it the perfect place to spend time on the water. Join a cruise for the ultimate Australian holiday experience, see the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns or discover Australia’s ancient outback on an expedition to the remarkable Kimberley region or Cape York and Arnhem Land. A visit to the Great Barrier Reef is an experience you will never forget. An incredible underwater world will be revealed to you at numerous exclusive reef sites – become a lazy beachcomber or an inquisitive adventurer on an island-hopping voyage of discovery. Water safaris allow guests to snorkel and swim over a pristine and seldom visited section of reef, alive with corals and teeming with myriads of tropical fish. Discover the heartland of Australia’s northernmost unspoiled outback on an exciting small ship expedition. The Kimberley is a completely unique experience – explore secluded beaches and river inlets – waters famous for an abundance of wildlife. From spectacular waterfalls and awe inspiring gorges, to ancient cultural history and indigenous rock art, the only way you can access the best of the Kimberley is from the sea.

Captain Cook Cruises – 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise

Location: Adelaide

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Board your Captain Cook Cruises vessel, the PS Murray Princess at Mary Ann Reserve Mannum, to commence a 4 night Outback Heritage Cruise. This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic riverport of Mannum to Blanchetown. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery, from towering cliffs to expansive farmlands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at the cellar door, visit to a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, an Aussie BBQ beside the river and an Aboriginal archaeological site. Cruise concludes at approximately 9.00am at Mannum.
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Captain Cook Cruises – 7 Night Murraylands, Wildlife Cruise & Barossa Valley

Location: Adelaide

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Board your Captain Cook Cruises vessel, the PS Murray Princess at Mary Ann Reserve Mannum, to commence a 7 night Murraylands Cruise. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the heart of the great Murray River, between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge, and the breathtaking riverlands of South Australia. Highlights include historic places and indigenous sites, woolshed and station experience, guided nature and eco-tours, and follow the region’s food and wine trail including a visit to the famed Barossa Valley and its wineries. Cruise concludes at approximately 9.00am at Mannum.
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2 Day/2 Night Whitsunday Blue from Airlie Beach

Location: Airlie Beach

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Board the Whitsunday Blue vessel at Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach, to commence a 2 night cruise. Your adventure begins exploring the Whitsunday Islands and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Explore coral reefs teeming with marine life, swim in the tropical waters, bushwalk on the islands, visit magnificent beaches or relax and soak up the scenery. A glass bottom kayak is available to take on personal coral viewing excursions. Enjoy freshly prepared meals from fresh local produce. The crew will provide interpretive information on the islands and the Marine Park. Whitsunday Blue offers snorkelling only.
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Coral Princess Cruises – 5 Day/4 Night Cairns-Lizard Island-Cairns

Location: Cairns

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Board the Coral Princess Cruises vessel at Trinity Wharf Cairns to commence a 4 night cruise. Highlights include historic Cooktown, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, glass bottom boat tours, Lizard Island, the Ribbon Reefs, presentation by marine biologist, water activities and beach walks. Cruise concludes at approximately 8.00am at Trinity Wharf Cairns.
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3 Day Luxury Sailing Cruise to Kangaroo Island Escape

Location: Adelaide

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Koalas snoozing in trees, sea lions basking in the sunshine, kangaroos hopping across the road and goannas (large lizards) foraging for food … Kangaroo Island is the best place to experience wildlife in the wild in Australia. Sail to this amazing island taking in the rugged cliffs of the Fleurieu Peninsula along the way on this three-day adventure. This tour begins on the South Australian Fleurieu coast where you’ll have a chance to sail the luxurious Lady Eugenie or simply sit back and relax with a glass of champagne as Ashley, Renee and their friendly professional crew take you to your tranquil anchorage of Emu Bay. With a stunning blend of marine and land-based sights, this is the perfect way to unwind while you enjoy some of South Australia’s most incredible scenery and wildlife. The 3 Day ’Kangaroo Island Escape’ combines sailing with award winning wines and local beers, gourmet food cooked by an onboard chef plus a full day Kangaroo Island tour with leading luxury tour specialists ‘Exceptional Kangaroo Island’.
Charter Highlights:
• Sailing onboard a classic yacht
• Four queen size state rooms, each with private ensuites
• Sailing along the Fleurieu Peninsula cliffs
• Sampling South Australian wines and beers from a selection of local breweries and wineries
• A chef onboard to combine local produce with fresh seafood and free range meats.
• Close encounters with wildlife in their natural habitats such as dolphins, seals and whales at migration time.
• The opportunity to stroll along pristine beaches on the North Coast of Kangaroo Island
• Anchoring in picturesque and sheltered anchorages on the north coast of Kangaroo Island
• Sunsets over the water, and
• A full day land based tour with the Award Winning Tourism operators
Price upon request

Diving in Australia

Australia is known for its unusual animals, rich marine life, fascinating culture, Crocodile Dundee, Vegemite and very distinctive accents. But when it comes to visiting below the ocean’s surface, one particular part of its marine heritage stands out above all others: The Great Barrier Reef. Rated as both Australia’s and one of the world’s top scuba destinations, diving the Great Barrier Reef should be at the top of any true dive enthusiasts’ must-do list of places to visit. Other highlights in Australia include destinations like the much sought after Rowley Shoals in Western Australia, and great white shark cage diving in South Australia.

Great Barrier Reef Diving/Snorkeling 3 Day/2 Night Cruise with Prodive

Incl 2 Nights Live Aboard (from Cairns/Northern Beaches)

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Your trip includes 11 dives – 9 day and 2 night. Visit exclusive dive sites on 4 different outer reef locations – Milln, Flynn, Thetford and Pellowe Reefs. These sites have been chosen for their variety and quality of both coral and marine life as well as great visibility. All meals are included whilst on board. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Once back in Cairns, guests are invited to join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner (at own expense).
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Diver – please ask for rates
Include Advanced Open Water certification – please ask for rates

Quicksilver Connections – Silversonic Outer Barrier Reef Diving

Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch (from Cairns/Northern Beaches)

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A Quicksilver coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Marina Mirage Port Douglas, the departure point of your cruise. At 8.15am board Silversonic to commence a full day cruise. Silversonic is a 29 metre luxury catamaran custom designed for small groups of adventure minded people to revel in the thrill of diving and snorkelling. With over five hours to explore the delights of this underwater world, visit 3 different outer reef locations at Agincourt Reef on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Dive and snorkel briefs at each site, dive gear and one Certified dive are included. Enjoy lunch onboard. Silversonic features a state-of-the-art ride control system for a super smooth journey, a submerged platform for easy water access, hot freshwater showers, change rooms, air conditioned lounges and a licensed bar. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
One dive and gear – please ask for rates

Calypso Reef Charters – Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch (from Port Douglas)

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Calypso Reef Charters coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Marina Mirage Port Douglas, the departure point of your cruise. At 8.40am board “Calypso”, a 25 metre motorised catamaran to commence a full day cruise. Travel in comfort on a purpose built snorkelling and scuba diving vessel to visit three unique outer Great Barrier Reef sites, each showcasing the diversity of marine life. Space has been utilised on every part of this vessel with large upper and lower foredecks designed with comfortable day bed seating to maximise outdoor relaxation, top deck features sunlounges which provides 360 degree views of the reef and a nine metre wide back deck provides comfort and ease to enter the water for marine activities. You will have the opportunity to enjoy one introductory dive with dive gear, guided snorkel tours, an interpretive reef talk and lunch. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
One dive and gear – please ask for rates

Spirit of Freedom – 3 Day/3 Night Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs (from Cairns)

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A Spirit of Freedom coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Trinity Wharf Cairns, the departure point of your cruise. At 11.15am board your vessel to commence a 3 night Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs cruise, to dive and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. The Ribbon Reefs stretch north to the Cod Hole in a turquoise chain of individual coral reefs where formations vary from beds of huge plate corals and coral gardens to isolated pinnacles to walls and channels for the perfect “drift dive”. There is the opportunity to encounter a resident family of giant potato cod at the world famous Cod Hole, while the “Ribbons” are a photographers dream with clouds of colourful tropical fish, anemones, cruising pelagics, moray eels, and giant Napoleon Wrasse. On your final day, enjoy a scenic reef flight from Lizard Island to Cairns airport. Tour concludes at approximately 11.30am, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
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