1 Day Sail Itinerary
Liquid Desire offers private day charters departing Port Douglas to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

All charters are professionally catered for by our onboard French and or Asian chef’s. Liquid Desire is also crewed by myself as skipper and an in water guide / deckhand when needed.

Day trips to the Barrier Reef are our speciality and there is no better way to fully experience the reef and the magic of the cruising experience, sailing aboard your own private catamaran with up to 10 of your friends and family.

This includes:

  • Meals include: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea. (depending on charter)
  • Non alcoholic refreshments, alcoholic beverages are BYO
  • Snorkelling equipment including wetsuits / or stinger suits
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Fishing equipment ( note we fish for food but are not fully focused on fishing )
  • Reef taxes 

There are a couple of great options available for an overnight charter out from Port Douglas.

Liquid Desire departure point is right in the heart of Port Douglas from the Public Pontoon, located on Ashford Avenue. There is plenty of free parking available.

A shuttle bus can be arranged for pick up from Port Douglas, Cairns or anywhere on the Northern Beaches. Best if you arrange this yourself or have your accommodation management/travel agent assist.

The 2024 rate per day is $4200

Sailing Options

OPTION 1 - Low Isles

The Low Isles are a spectacular island group located on the Inner Barrier Reef only 8 nautical miles offshore, usually about a 1 hour sail.

The Island offers beautiful and easy snorkelling, plenty of turtles and sea life, relaxing on the beach and enjoying our water sports activities.

Perfect for kids, or guests who are learning to snorkel. The island is visited by other charter operators, and you may find yourself sharing the beach on this small Island.

The island also offers a safe anchorage in windy conditions.

Option 2: Tongue Reef / Batt Reef

Another option is to sail out to Tongue Reef or Bat Reef. These are gorgeous reef’s located approx 16 to 18 miles offshore on the Outer Barrier Reef, about a 2 hour transit.

The Reef’s offers a wider variety of coral species and more marine life. You can really see all the Reef has to offer here, and we often engage in ‘drift’ snorkels here.

This location can please both experienced adventurers and the younger ones alike.

We can cater to all your preferences and have activities such as snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, spearfishing and of course sailing.

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Sailing Itinerary

  • We depart at 8am and return at 5pm the following
  • Public Pontoon, Ashford Avenue. Next to sugar wharf.
  • Meet the crew and get acquainted with the yacht.
  • Receive a safety briefing and any necessary instructions.
  • Not at the marina

  • Depart from Port Douglas and start sailing out to the reef or Island
  • The island takes around 1 hour and the outer reef 2 hours..
  • Enjoy the scenic views as the yacht glides through the water.
  • Anchore in a sheltered reef / island lagoon and go for a snorkel.
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch and enjoy your choice of activity for the afternoon
  • Up anchor and sail back to Port.
  • As the sail comes to an end, head back to the departure point in Port Douglas. / Public Pontoon, Ashford Avenue.
  • Disembark from the yacht, bidding farewell to the crew.