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 chef. Liquid Desire is also crewed by myself as skipper and an in water guide / deckhand.
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 11 of your friends and family.
The 2020 rate per day is $3150. This includes:
- Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
- Non alcoholic refreshments, alcoholic beverages are BYO
- Snorkelling equipment including wetsuits
- Fishing equipment
- Reef taxes
There are a couple of great options available for day charters from Port Douglas;
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.
Another option is to sail out to Tongue Reef. This is a gorgeous reef located 18 miles offshore on the Outer Barrier Reef, about a 2 hour transit. Tongue Reef 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, diving (at cost), stand up paddle boarding, fishing, spearfishing and of course sailing.
Diving ( an instructor is required along with all the certified gear / add $860 a day for 2 divers / $1000 a day for 3 divers and $1150 a day for 4 divers / with 2 dives each day / yes a dive compressor is onboard ).
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.
Alternatively, a shuttle can be arranged for pick up from Port Douglas or Cairns. Please be aware that this is at an extra cost and pick up from Cairns can be approximately $175.