Overnight Sail

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 5 of your friends and family.

The 2021 rate per day is $3250

This includes:

  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • Non alcoholic refreshments, alcoholic beverages are BYO
  • Snorkelling equipment including wetsuits / or stinger suits
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Fishing equipment
  • Reef taxes

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

Option 1

Opal Reef or 3rd Sister reef (slightly less distance)

Day 1

Located 28 nautical miles offshore on the Outer Barrier Reef, this is approximately a 4 hour sail, a great opportunity to troll for Mackerel or Tuna along the way.

Opal reef is a premium Outer Reef location, with dozens of snorkel sites available. You can expect to see over 400 species of colourful coral, reef sharks, rays, large fish such as the beautiful Maori Wrasse, and occasional turtles.

Liquid Desire can anchor at Opal reef with a beautiful coral garden directly behind the Yacht. There may be a bit of current here and we often engage in exciting ‘drift snorkels’ using our high speed tender.

You can go stand up paddle boarding, fishing, or simply relax and unwind on the beautiful catamaran.

Watch the sun set and be treated to a delicious meal cooked by your personal chef.

View the stars at night from your bed while you gently rock to sleep.

Day 2

After breakfast the following day plenty of time for another snorkel session or two before lunch and a leisurely sail home.

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.

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.

Thank you again for your enquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact me at your convenience for further information or to make a booking.

Option 2

Low Isles and Tongue Reef

Day 1

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.

Tongue Reef is a gorgeous reef located 18 miles offshore on the Outer Barrier Reef, about a 2 hour sail. 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.

Day one can be spent either sailing to Tongue Reef and spend the day snorkelling and enjoying the area. Then we would sail back to Low Isles for the afternoon and spend the night there on anchor.

Day 2

Low Island is a beautiful, calm anchorage featuring a tropical island and historic Light house. There are many options at the Island including Island walks, Stand up Paddling and snorkelling. One thing to remember is that Low Island is a popular spot and there will be day boats there between 10am and 3pm. outside of these hours you will generally have your own private island, all to yourself!

The island also offers a safe anchorage in windy conditions.

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.

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.

Bookings & Enquiries

0438877783

anthony@liquiddesire.com

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